Red Magic 3 First Impressions: Gaming with a 90Hz display

Red Magic 3 First Impressions: Gaming with a 90Hz display

We seem to be talking more and more about gaming phones these days. The Red Magic 3 is one of the latest entries in this segment, launching just last month in China and earlier this week in North America, Europe, and other countries. XDA TV‘s TK Bay has the device and he has shared his first impressions.

The Red Magic 3 features the same gaming mode that we saw on the Red Magic Mars. TK notes that this is a handy feature and it really sells the device as a gaming phone. Performance is great, as you would expect from the Snapdragon 855. Another awesome feature is the 90Hz display, which looks really nice in the places that support it. Check out the video below for TK’s full thoughts.

Red Magic 3 XDA Forum

SpecificationNubia Red Magic 3
Display6.65″ FHD+ AMOLED display with refresh rate of 90Hz, 19.5:9;
Support for DC Dimming, HDR
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM and Storage
  • 6GB LPDDR4 + 64GB UFS 2.1;
  • 6GB + 128GB;
  • 8GB + 128GB;
  • 12GB + 256GB
Battery5,000 mAh with 30W fast charging support
3.5mm Headphone JackYes
Rear Camera48MP Sony IMX 586, f/1.7, 1.6μm pixels
Front Camera16MP, f/2.0
  • IP55 dust and water resistance;
  • Internal fan for active cooling;
  • Two shoulder buttons plus button support with rear fingerprint sensor;
  • Stereo front facing speakers
  • GSM: 850MHz/1900MHz
  • WCDMA: 850MHz/1900MHz/1700
  • CDMA: BC0/BC1
  • LTE Band: 2/4/5/7/12/17/25/26/30/41/66
Android VersionAndroid 9 Pie with Nubia’s software additions

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.