Hands-on with the Nubia Red Magic 5G – 144Hz Gaming [Video]
Earlier this month, the Red Magic 5G was officially announced in China. This is the latest device in the growing “gaming smartphone” category. The Red Magic 5G boasts a few features that should set it apart from the competition, most notably the 144Hz refresh rate display. XDA TV’s TK Bay has the device so he shared his unboxing and first impressions on our YouTube channel.
The Red Magic 5G features a lot of impressive specifications (listed in the chart below) and features. As mentioned above, the big highlight is the 144Hz display. As with any other device that has a high refresh rate display, the phone doesn’t run at its highest refresh rate in all applications. The display can be set to 60Hz, 90Hz, and 144Hz.
Some of the other gaming features that TK talks about are the “Turbo Fan” for cooling and the shoulder buttons. There are vents on each side of the Red Magic 5G that allows a fan to pull air through the phone, reducing thermal throttling and making your gaming sessions more consistent. The shoulder buttons are touch-sensitive and can be mapped to on-screen buttons, giving you much more control. This can come in handy especially for shooter games.
TK is impressed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and the high-end specifications of the Red Magic 5G. He also likes all of the custom gaming features, such as the game launcher, buttons, and cooling fan. Watch the video above to get his full 10+ minute first impressions.
|Specification||Nubia Red Magic 5G|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Adreno 650|
|RAM and Storage|
|Battery & Charging|
|Android Version||Red Magic OS based on Android 10|