7.4/10
Informr score
The ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 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...


G Style Magazine

The RedMagic 5S is a very interesting proposition. On paper, it’s a really kick butt phone. It’s got crazy specs, a gorgeous display, terrific speakers, and top-notch build quality. On the other side of the spectrum, it’s not IP rated for water or dust which means you’ll have to be super careful wit...

- Samuel Huang, G Style Magazine
DxOMark

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5S’s audio performance scores well for its intended purpose as a gaming device. Its weaknesses tended to come in non-gaming areas, such as its use as a recording device, or in the fact that its minimum volume is too soft for highly dynamic content such as classical music. In...

- Chris Welsch, DxOMark
Phandroid

The RedMagic 5S is arguably the best gaming phone of 2020, just be prepared to deal with some software issues when using the phone as a phone and not as a mobile gaming device. Mobile gaming combined with the 144Hz refresh rate is a dream, and you’ll never want to go back to anything else.

- Andrew, Phandroid
NextPit

Where the ROG Phone 3 has achieved a certain balance, as it cleverly combines gaming and consumer smartphone features together in order to satisfy the more casual gamers who want a more balanced product, the RedMagic 5S has wedged itself in a very narrow corridor without any wiggle room - that is, m...

- Antoine Engels, NextPit
Mobile Syrup

If you really do love to play Android games and you want something to do that with a cutting edge chipset for a low cost, you’re not going to find anything else like the RedMagic 5S. Gamer or not, you do have to deal with a software design that you might find annoying and a relatively thick hardware...

- Brad Bennett, Mobile Syrup


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Screen Size
6.65"

The ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S'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 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-Ion (Li-Ion), 4500 mAh battery.

nubia Red Magic 5S Specs

Overview
Release date August 1, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/850/900/1700 /1800/1900/2000/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
CDMA:
800 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
5G:
2500/3500/4700 MHz
Data:
EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 8/12 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Sonic SIlver, Pulse
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.856 x 7.8 x 0.975 cm (6.6 x 3.1 x 0.4 in)
Weight 220 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 387.5 pixels
Size 6.65 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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, 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 Yes
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 No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
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, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out HDMI
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
No
Resolution
64+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (8 MP, F2.0, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (2 MP, Macro), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
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
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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