What is special about this device? Oh, i don’t know how about a 165 hertz display. I believe it is a first. It is my first exposure to that level of refresh which, of course, this is exciting for gamers people who want the tightest fastest input. Actually, the touch sampling is 500 hertz on a touch refresh rate, which is pretty wild. Now i’ve got a couple of other items in front of me. This is the dual core cooler. This is a cooling device that fits onto the smartphone to keep it cool during those extended gaming sessions and then there’s also a wireless gaming earbud, which is included as well in my in my setup over here. So all right, first up, so we have so many phones competing for that champion status at the moment and red magic is coming in with an impressive spec sheet itself and just like in the past, we have this kind of gamer aesthetic on the exterior of the Box all right, so here is the phone first and foremost, and let me just peel that out real quick. So this is a beast. Obviously, the scale of it uh that’s kind of the purpose, with these gaming phones it’s all about multimedia it’s, all about gaming and so you’re, going to spend a lot of time in landscape mode. Here you can get a sense for those trigger buttons as well and what’s kind of nice here is there’s a spot for you to rest your finger without actually activating the trigger button shoulder button itself.
So you can kind of leave your finger up here and then tap on demand. Those are touch based buttons. Here you can see the fan as well as your power switch in that location. There we have a headphone jack, which this is not a thing you’re finding on every gaming phone. Sometimes you need to use an adapter. Certainly, people who play in any competitive manner want to have a wired headset in there volume rocker on the other side, another grille for the fan, and then we have this dedicated gaming switch in red, which is textured, which will send you into the game specific mode Of the device on the bottom, usb type c, connector speaker unit and also your sim tray, another thing i’m noticing here is that we have this kind of special carved aspect to the frame, so it kind of like dives in a little bit here and it just. I guess when you’re holding it, it kind of gives you a little bit more feedback for your finger for grip, which is kind of cool that’s, an interesting thought front of the device. You can see your front facing camera over there and then on the rear. You obviously find out quickly that you’re dealing with a gaming phone red magic identifier in the center powered by nubia we’re, going to have some rgb elements. Look at that the flash cutout is actually a triangle here. Is your camera module now, of course it has to have a camera, it is a smartphone after all, but the main focus here is on the gaming as you’re.
Well aware and another thing to note, this 10 cent games logo that’s going to be specific to the chinese variant of this device. So if you buy the global version, you will not have that logo there let’s see which power brick i have here for mine, so i’ve got the 30 watt power brick in the package here, but as mentioned earlier, it can handle up to 66 watts for fast Charge which this is stuff you kind of want to know on these phones, after all, there’s a lot of power consumption with gaming, and they have big batteries in them like we’re talking about 5050 milliamp hour battery in there. So if you’re, not fast, charging it’s gon na take a real long time to fill it up and look at that, the type c cable in black and red, which kind of brings through the whole aesthetic here with the gaming and their logo. They have a black and red thing going on last up. We got a little bit of paperwork and a sim tool also included in the package, so they call it the red magic, dual core cooler. I have experimented with their coolers in the past on the previous generation and i was surprised to see that it actually had an effect. I was curious about these things like how effective they would be, but there’s a little bit more. That goes into them. So a lot of it does depend on the layout of the phone to begin with and how optimized it is to interact with the cooler as far as the contact point that’s being made.
But as you can tell it’s a spring loaded attachment like this and it’s a dual fan setup over here now, where is this getting power so it’s, a type c connector down at the bottom, see how this goes it’s going to fit in here like this spring Loaded down to the bottom yeah – something like this right here and then your type c cable is gon na fit in here. Actually they give you another one. So let’s see if there’s anything special about this one. So you end up with two: the cooler will give you one and you get one with the phone. So you keep this for charging this one, on the other hand, is going to fit into here and then into the phone, and you can see immediately the rgb lights up and the fans begin to spin. Now there is gon na be some audio that comes with it, which you should be able to hear here, but it’s fairly subtle, so what’s the advantage of keeping the device cool. Why is cooling important on a gaming phone while gaming obviously heats up the device? If your device gets too hot, then it will actually start to throttle the performance in game. So the goal here is to keep the temperature down, so you can maintain performance even in those longer gaming sessions. I believe this is the first time they’ve done this or i don’t. I can’t remember if i’ve been sent earbuds in the past from red magic, but they’ve gone ahead here and included the tws gaming earbuds.
I see that it says. Bluetooth 5.0 also says low latency. So they’ve considered it as a gaming headset 20 hour battery life. You can tell that the case here has very similar styling to the branding right, they’ve made it aggressive and stealth like with angles on it, a type c connector on the back. This door opens up. We have some lights on the inside and these are the earbuds, so it actually has an ear hook on it as well for security purposes, so it’s like the tip and then this portion, which fits fits into the cartilage of your ear, and i don’t know if These also light up, let’s see so that’s what they look like when they’re charging up you just close that down now there are other ear tips included, as you can see so there’s a replacement pair over there, and then you also have a type c, tiny little Type c: cable to charge up the whole package, so let’s talk about the specs first up a reminder: 165 hertz display 6.8 inches fhd, plus that’s, going to be pretty smooth. 500 hertz touch sampling for your inputs, snapdragon triple 8 with dual mode 5g, so that’s, the processor – you probably want to 400 hertz built in shoulder trigger buttons. So these are key on these gaming phones. Unless you map out different sections for your trigger inputs, obviously and and that just lets, you keep your thumbs on the screen.
Moving around shifting it’s going to improve your gameplay 5050 milliamp hour battery and up to 66 watt quick charge. Now the charger that i have in this box is 30 watts, so it’s going to depend on what region you’re in which charger you get in the package. However, you’re able to charge up to 66 watts on a fast charge now there’s many features in here: gamer centric, including a little bit of rgb lighting couple different animations for the fingerprint unlocker in there as well. The resolution of this display 2400 by 1080 and aspect ratio is 20 by nine. It is an amoled display with 630 nits of max brightness Music when it comes time to recharge the device they call it neocharge and that’s. What you’re, seeing inside the video here uh check out that animation that’s one of my favorites i’ve ever seen: it’s cool a little electricity flows up in perfect rgb Music. This is the new red magic 5g. Look at the unboxing experience, my goodness cyborg status over here. Now the sound test there kind of speaks for itself. If you’re wondering about ram capacity, that’s 12 gigabytes storage is 128 and the cameras yeah. These gaming phones still have cameras on them here, we’re looking at 64 megapixels on the main unit, then 8 megapixels and 2 megapixels on the extra cameras. You can shoot video up to 8k at 30 frames per second and then 4k at higher frame rates, there’s also slow motion built in so yeah.
You got cameras but that’s, not really the core focus here, oh and by the way, those headphones yeah. They do light up as well, not just the case Music. Now, if you’re curious about that cooling fan, it is an area of air duct at 4, 000 millimeters squared. How about that for specifics, so clipping on the cooling fan is actually pretty simple. It is spring loaded, as i mentioned previously, and there’s a little tiny cut out on each side so that it doesn’t accidentally press the buttons that are in the area where you have it as far as powering it. You can power it from the phone, but you can also power it independently. If you prefer boom game mode enabled you can hear the fan kick up, which is key, wow it’s so loud as well. The speakers holy sheesh Applause, so this is one of those games where you can actually realize a higher frame rate than something like 60. A lot of games are locked at 60 max. Some of them are even 30, which is not great for a gaming phone. But look check out this game right here i mean it’s it’s, pulling like 140 fps on a display, that’s 165 hertz capable so it is. It is absolutely butter when you sit in front of it. Of course, the video you’re watching can’t really display it depending on the equipment, but then again we’re shooting these videos in 30 frames.
So you’re not going to really appreciate it it’s the kind of thing you got to sit in front of, but these gaming phones have made some major leaps as far as smoothness is concerned and therefore the immersion into the game because of that smoothness Music. So there you have it the latest entry into the gaming smartphone wars.