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ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G
ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G
ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G
ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G
ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G
ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G
ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G
ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G
ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G

Informr score
The ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
2.84 GHz
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
64+ MP, f/1.8
64+ MP, f/1.8
4500 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Talk Android
Talk Android

If you don’t mind the software ‘quirks’ and are fine with ‘okay’ images and want something flashy and sexy and outrageously beautiful to look at with more performance than you can shake a stick at, then the Red Magic 5G is going to light up your life.

- Peter Holden, Talk Android

The Nubia 5G isn’t for everyone. It’s a niche product for hardcore mobile gamers. Clearly, there’s a market for phones like this, and when it comes to playing games, the Nubia 5G excels. However, we wouldn’t recommend buying one unless you are prepared to live with its quirks, flaws, and distinctly...

- Tom Fogden, Tech.Co
Digital Trends
Digital Trends

The Red Magic 5G does what it was built to do — play games — very well, and is decent value considering the hardware. However, outside of gaming, the phone disappoints on several fronts, including the camera, slow battery charging, and software.

- Andy Boxall, Digital Trends

The Nubia Red Magic 5G is a pretty great deal. For the price of a mid-range phone, you’re getting the fastest 144Hz display and mobile processor on the market. Plus you’ve got a handy fingerprint reader, long battery life, and one of the better cameras we’ve seen on a gaming phone. The biggest downs...

- Kevin Lee, IGN

If you’re a gamer, you really can’t go wrong with the RedMagic 5G. As a gaming phone, it ticks all the right boxes. You’re getting both flagship specs and the most affordable 5G phone officially available in the US today. The 144Hz display is beautiful, performance is top notch, battery life is exce...

- Myriam Joire, Hothardware

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Common Questions

ZTE backs up the nubia Red Magic 5G with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your nubia Red Magic 5G has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact ZTE support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find ZTE's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G's screen size is 6.65 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 10.0 operating system (OS).

64+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 64+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery. ZTE's performance ratings are 1965 minutes, 548 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

nubia Red Magic 5G Specs

Release Date March 19, 2020
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 10.0

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Processor Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 256 GB
RAM 8/12/16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.074 W/kg
Body: 1.221 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM Type
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
64+ Megapixels, f/1.8
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, 2nd camera feature (8MP, f/2.0, ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (2MP, macro), Slow Motion, Time-Lapse
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
F/2.0. wide, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 388 pixels
Size 6.65 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass, Fingerprint (under display, optical), 144Hz refresh rate
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 676 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 548 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1965 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Glass
Colors Eclipse Black, Hot Rod Red, Cyber Neon, Transparent
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.86 x 7.8 x 0.98 cm (6.6 x 3.1 x 0.4 in)
Weight 218 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating Unknown
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): NX659J
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