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Nubia Red Magic 3S Review – The Ultimate Gaming Phone

Nubia Red Magic 3S
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Nubia Red Magic 3S Review

The Nubia Red Magic 3S is a massive hit in Asia among smartphone gamers and now is also expanding in Europe and America as well. In fact, Nubia is calling the device the ultimate gaming phone and quite frankly it is the dream of every gamer. Top specs, great display and huge battery are only some of the highlights of this special device.

Design & Build Quality

Comes with a beautiful 6.65-inch AMOLED display, 90Hz refresh rate, 19.5:9 ratio, density of PPI 388 and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels (FHD+). It supports 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut and HDR visual effects, providing a delicate and stunning visual experience. On the back, the air-inlet was designed so that the air exchange capacity is increased by 10%. Also on the back, we find the fingerprint sensor and the 16.8 million colours RGB light strip along with the Red Magic Eye LOGO light that can be flashed according to different game rhythms. And as long as colors are concerned, you choose between three different variations: Silver, Red and Black.

Even though the Red Magic 3 is a big phone with its dimensions of 171.7mm x 78.5mm x 9.65mm is handy and with a sportive and gaming character. Weights 215g, that’s 20g more than a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, just for a comparison.

Red Magic 3S Performance

Powered by the Snapdragon 855+ you expect nothing less than the fastest device you can have. And Nubia in order to achieve that added also 8 or 12 GB of RAM LPDDR4X and 256 GB of UFS3.0 internal memory that also reduces power consumption. For the benchmark lovers, the Antutu rank achieves an impressive 510.000+. And since benchmarks aren’t everything, the real life performance of the RM3S is impressive. No lags or stutters, with super smooth animations and a great responsive time of the screen touch. Perfect for gaming since you can create two virtual hotkeys via the side capacitive touch button and adding rear fingerprint as a game button too!

Red Magic 3S Specs and Performance

Heat Dissipation

Nubia’s design has more than 33 patents! The liquid cooling system is assisted by one active fan and in combo with the GameBoost software, cleverly optimizes the smartphone to guarantee the highest level gaming experience. The fan is located just below the logo while we have exhausts on both sides: top and bottom.


Since this is a gaming smartphone, there is just a single camera setup on the back. With a Sony IMX586 sensor of 48 mega-pixels and an aperture of f/1.7 you can capture great photos, especially during the day where the light conditions are better. And for your selfies, there is a 16 mega-pixels sensor on the front of the phone too. The quality in both cases is great with good lighting but eventually drops at night.

Nubia Red Magic 3S cooling

Audio & Connectivity

The Nubia Red Magic 3S comes with two front speakers, which offer an immersive sensation during gaming of while watching movies. That’s mainly thanks to the high volume, the effect stereo (DTS XU1tra sound) and to the good balance of the frequencies, especially regarding the bass. Connectivity includes LTE 4G up to 2000 Mbps, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi ac Dual Band, USB Type-C 2.0, GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS / BDS / Galileo.

Other than the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, there is also present facial recognition 2D, which turns out to be very fast and precise in conditions of good brightness. And more great news, there is a port for the audio jack too so you can still use your head/earphones.

Nubia offers also a full line-up of additional accessories which unfortunately I never had the chance to really test. They seem great though and complete the gaming experience to the max.

Red Magic 3S connectivity

Battery Life

With a massive 5000 mAh battery, the Nubia Red Magic 3S offers a great autonomy. With medium / intense use you will make it easily to a full day of usage. And while it supports a quick charge up to 27W, the included power supply is 18W which still is fast enough to fully charge the device in 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Red Magic 3S Final Thoughts

The Nubia Red Magic 3 is the phone that every smartphone gamer dreams. Bundle it with a good pair of gaming headphones and you are good to go. And for this price, the Nubia Red Magic 3 is value for money offering also great battery life that every gamer wishes. The variant of 8 /128 GB is a bargain while also the 12 / 256 is a great price too. Whichever you get, you wont be dissapointed!

For more and in order to get yours from a local warehouse: https://dimitrology.com/recommends/redmagic3s/

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