7.7/10
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
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
6.65"
Camera
64+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


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
Tech.Co

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

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
IGN

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
Hothardware

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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Screen Size
6.65"

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

Processor
2.84 GHz

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

OS

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

Camera
64+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 64+ megapixel camera.

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

Storage
128/256 GB

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

Battery
4500mAh

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

Overview
Release date March 19, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
5G:
2500/3500/4700 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev. A, HSDPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10.0

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Processor Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 8/12/16 GB
ROM Unknown
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.074 W/kg
Body: 1.221 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
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 (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1965 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
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
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
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass, Fingerprint (under display, optical), 144Hz refresh rate
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out HDMI
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
64+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
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
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
F/2.0. wide, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, ASF, AVI, DivX, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types JPG, GIF, BMP
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable (Google Apps)
Included Software / Apps
More
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): NX659J

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