Five Ways the Nubia RedMagic 5G is the Ultimate Gaming Phone

Five Ways the Nubia RedMagic 5G is the Ultimate Gaming Phone

There are many phones that market themselves as “Gaming Phones” but these phones often skip out on essential gaming features. If you’re looking for a real gaming phone that implements features that truly make it stand out as a gaming device, look to the Nubia RedMagic 5G. This new phone was announced on March 12th of 2020 and implements several important features to make this the ultimate gaming phone.

Nubia RedMagic 5G Specs
Chipset Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
RAM 8/12GB
Display 144Hz 6.65″ AMOLED Display at 1080x2340p
Storage 128/256GB
Main Camera 64+8+2MP [8K Video]
Selfie Camera 8MP
Battery 4500mAh with up to 55W Quick Charge
OS Android 10, Redmagic 3.0

The 144Hz Display Captures More Action than Other Phones

You may be familiar with the 144Hz displays found in many desktop gaming PCS. Well now, this type of display is is possible on Android devices. Nubia included this high-performance display to meet the heightened standard of gamers today. The RedMagic 5G is the world’s first mass-produced phone with a 144Hz display. This brings the 144Hz display to the average person at an affordable price. It’s a bold move that will help to change the standard for smartphone displays. The higher refresh rate means your games will look much smoother when played at higher FPS. The 1080x2340p display has a pixel density of 387ppi making your gameplay crisp and detailed.

This advanced display will give you a clear advantage over players with other phones. The ability to see more detail on a small mobile screen will help you in popular competitive games like PUBG. On regular 90Hz displays, the lower framerate makes elements of a game blend together. It becomes more difficult to differentiate players from the background or surrounding graphics. At 144Hz, you’ll notice that you have a much easier time seeing enemies from further away and maintaining clear visuals when the camera is moving quickly.


Active Liquid Cooling Lets you Play Longer Without Feeling the Heat

Anyone who has played graphics-intensive games on a phone knows that this can lead to heating issues. Gaming on an Android can become difficult as the phone gets hot and uncomfortable to hold. The Nubia RedMagic 5G solves this problem with the integrated liquid cooling system. An L-shaped liquid-cooling pipe runs through the phone, assisted by a small 16,000 RPM fan. Cold air is sucked in through one side of the phone while hot air is pushed out the other. This ends up keeping your phone 200% cooler.

While some other phones offer similar specs as the Nubia RedMagic 5G, without an active liquid cooling system, they fall short of the new gaming standards set by Nubia. All the power of these specs fitted into a phone will result in higher temperatures while gaming. This makes the  Nubia RedMagic 5G a superior gaming experience when compared to other flagship devices.

Nubia RedMagic 5G Liquid Cooling

Nubia RedMagic 5G 16,000 RPM Fan

Controls and Performance that Enhance your Gameplay

A popular accessory with mobile gamers is a Bluetooth controller. The ability to use 4 fingers instead of just your thumbs, means you can now aim, shoot, and move at the same time. The Nubia RedMagic 5G added trigger buttons on the side of the phone to remove the need for a third-party controller. You now have some of the benefits of a full controller, without the need to pair an additional device. These trigger buttons are flush with the rim of the phone and don’t add any bulk to the device. The triggers are customizable as well, meaning you can map different actions to these buttons.

Nubia RedMagic 5G with Built-in Pro Triggers

4D Shock is a feature that gives you realistic vibration feedback during your gameplay. It’s another feature that makes your phone feel more like you’re holding a gaming controller.

The Nubia RedMagic 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset with options of up to 12GB of RAM. These specs are enough to not only run the most powerful games, but to keep your Discord voice chat going in the background and even have several other apps running at the same time.

To push these specs even further, Nubia offers Game Space 2.1. This game launcher allows you to control your cooling fan, use the Game Booster technology, and take advantage of the RedMagic Time game recording.


4500mAh Battery to Keep you Powered for Longer

The RedMagic 5G has a large 4500mAh battery with 18W Quick Charging. You can upgrade this is a 55W quick charging option to charge your phone much faster. You can comfortably have several gaming sessions throughout your day, without needing to recharge. For games that often have over 30 minutes for a match, you won’t be worrying about finding somewhere to hide while you run and grab your charger.

Rocking an 18W quick charging and upgradable to 55W quick charging, the RedMagic 5G charges fast and keeps you playing longer. Don’t let a weak battery hold you back.


Nubia RedMagic 5G Fast Charging

The Best Valued Gaming Smartphone

One of the best features of the RedMagic 5G is the pricetag. While the phone features specs that stand up to almost any flagship phone on the market, this phone will only cost you $579.00 for the base model. For a phone that features a 144Hz display and the Snapdragon 865, this pricepoint is amazing.

If you compare the RedMagic 5G to other phones at this price range, like the OnePlus 8, Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro, or Google Pixel 4, you’ll find that Nubia is the only option the features a 144Hz display. The additional gaming features, premium build, and latest specs, make the RedMagic 5G the best-valued phone starting under $600.

Nubia RedMagic 5G Price
8GB+128GB/ Eclipse Black $579.00
8GB+128GB / Hot Rod Red $579.00 (Pre-order now)
12GB+256GB / Pulse $649.00

Pre-order the Hot Rod Red version of the RedMagic. It will be available from June 1 to June 8, 2020. 1% of pre-order sales of the Hot Rod Red will be donated to Child’s Play, a non-profitable charity organization.

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