RedMagic 7 (Global Version) Unboxing and Detailed Review
I have all three color variants with me today, which differ in ram and storage and, of course, a cater to different consumers due to each versions different design, language, red magics, main focus is no doubt gaming on the go and this time round, they have increased performance. Thanks to the inclusion of qualcomms latest and greatest 4 nanometer run snapdragon 8 gen1 chipset increased frame rates thanks to the new magic gpu 2.0 image enhancement system. Increased touch shoulder trigger speed thanks to 500hz touch sampling rates and 8 millisecond response time and have also increased cooling thanks to the all new ice 8.0 multi dimensional cooling system and additional air duct placed on the red magic 7s back plate. We are treated to a silicon case in the box, a usb type c type c, charging cable and a 65 watt gallium nitride charger, which this time around is also bundled in the box. This is tech neck, and this is my extremely detailed. Full review of the red magic 7. Music. The red magic 7 comes in three different color variants, that being obsidian black pulsar, which is actually a gradient, look and supernova, which is this time around all are transparent, starting with the obsidian black version. It has rgb lights in the middle of the screen, as you can see there, they are fully customizable and the bottom led logo is signature, red magic, red. The obsidian color is for those who prefer their gaming a bit stealthy for those who want to go all out extreme.
You can pick up the all new pulsar version, which looks absolutely incredible kind of has like a bluish purplish tinge in there. It looks absolutely phenomenal, of course it has all those rgbs and leds on the back, just the same as the black version and my favorite of all is the transparent version known as supernova. It has an rgb led fan and, of course, that red logo lights at the bottom, but there is no leds on either side. However, there is a bunch of writing all around do. Bear in mind that these are stickers. What is not a sticker is that fan, as well as the new back air duct, and that new air duct apparently increases air volume by 35 percent. Of course, we also have all the goodies in there, such as graphene a space grade materials. The red magic 7 has also had an upgrade in terms of cooling performance by improving the thermal conductivity over 400 times, and of course, we still have that 2000 revolutions per minute, turbo fan and inside the red magic. Seven sets a four thousand five hundred million power battery with 65 watt charging, snapdragon 8 gen, 1 chipsets lpddr5 ram and, of course, ufs 3.1 storage. The displays are all made of gorilla glass. 5.. We have an aviation aluminum frame wrapping around as well as a glass back inside the camera. Module on its back plate assists three sensors, which are unchanged from last year, that being an 8 megapixel ultrawide sensor, 64 megapixel main sensor and 2 megapixel macro camera.
Just like last year, the 8 megapixel ultrawide looks okay, though it is a gloomy day here in shanghai, 64 megapixel main looks great, even better, with ai enabled bending down to 16 megapixels. We do have two times digital zoom when been done on the main sense, as well as five times and ten times is the max zoom and it looks alright. I mean you got ta, forgive it. This is a gaming smartphone. We also have a macro mode over here, which picks up details, nice, close up and personal, as well as a portrait mode which looks more than decent, actually right up there with the best of the best. If you ask me in terms of edge detection, we do have 8k 24 fps video recording though, but choppy the detail is still there. Something youd probably benefit when just standing still recording something, though moving around you can shoot 4k at 60fps, which is a nice little bonus over here. It is a gaming phone that can record a superb video. We also have 1080p 60fps, but unfortunately we have no video recording options for the ultrawide camera, which is one of my complaints that i had last year. The back cameras are a bit of a mixed bag, but, like i said well, have to forgive it, since this is predominantly a gaming smartphone at the bottom of the device. We have a dual sim 5g tray, though unfortunately, no expandable storage, though there is a water resistant seal.
We have usb 3.0 type c port at the bottom, as well as its first dual speaker. Second one at the top in the earpiece, both utilizing dtsx ultra. We have a 3.5 millimeter jack at the top, as well as a volume rock on the left, hand, side and game space switch which weve come to know and love from red magic. On the left hand, side, we also have an intake, fan vans and usually theres only one on red magic devices, but this time round we have an extra one at the back which increases cooling performance overall. We also have an rgb fan on the transparent edition, but that fan is still apparent within the regular versions and they all can spin at 2 000 revolutions per minute on the right hand, side of the device we have the exhaust fan vent same as last year. We also have the power button, which is also pretty similar to last year, and now we have upgraded shoulder triggers which have increased their touch: sampling rate from 450 to 500 hertz and the response time from 8.3 milliseconds down to 8 milliseconds for super ultra responsive gaming. Well, get into gaming a little bit later, but i still do like those little indents on the front. We do have an 8 megapixel selfie camera once again unchanged from last year. The photos come out more than decent and, i would say, no edge detection, which i mean there is no problems with edge detection, because portrait mode doesnt actually work whats up guys.
This is technic recording a 1080p at 30 fps selfie video on the brand new red magic 7. Let me know what you guys: think of the audio and video quality when using the selfie cam to record video on the brand new red magic 7.. 4K selfie. Video recording would have been nice and portrait mode would have been nice too, but this phones about gaming so lets dig into the software aspect. We still have an in display fingerprint sensor, still nice and snappy, as well as 2d face unlock, which uses the selfie camera and we have the same 6.8 inch amoled display, which is full hd, plus and packs in 100 dc, ip3, color gamut rating dc, dimming 700 And its max brightness that crazy, 165 hertz refresh rate and, of course, the over the top 720 hertz touch sampling rate. The screen to body ratio is also unchanged at 91.28 and while the 165 hertz refresh rates is phenomenal, you can drop it to 120 or 90 or 60.. It is not adaptive meaning it cannot fluctuate between 1 or 10. All the way up to 165hz, but its still nice and smooth and the 720hz touch sampling rate is a nice touch. We do have a bunch of different screen display preferences in terms of color, changing as well as flicker reduction, which is a nice touch as well and night lights, as well as dark mode which works, as you would expect. Not too many customization options within settings, though.
Dark mode does make the widget stock as well, and you can use them for third party apps too. It does a pretty good job in first party apps as well, and this time we do have red magic, os version 5 skinned over android 12.. It is pretty much as stock as stock android gets in terms of gaming smartphones out there. It has a couple little tweaks over here to cater to your gaming needs. It does so with widgets, like we saw last year very similar widgets to what we saw as well as pulling in a tab from the right hand, side and bringing in a pop up screen a floating window and split screen. Is there too, all the essentials that you would usually find in a normal phone on a gaming smartphone? We do have google discover, on the left hand side as well as the play store and google assistant dragging up from the bottom left corner. The haptics are on par with last years, red magic 6s pro and the dual speakers feature dtsx ultra, so lets go ahead and give them a listen and now its time to give those speakers a listen while gaming Applause, uh Music Applause Music. Before we jump into gaming, it is worth mentioning that there is an active cooling fan inside this guy and it has 20 000 revolutions per minute. But how about its loudness lets go ahead and give it a listen. Music. The quietish cooling fan is great, but lets flick that game switch and hop into game space 5.
0 and the new magic gpu 2.0 can apparently stabilize frames by up to an extra sixty percent which well test out in a hot sec. But speaking of the features you can tweak the touch sampling rates as well as show different display filters. Theres function allocation, plugging settings. There is just so much to offer in terms of game space over here we can change the performance levels as well as bring up pop up windows of different apps. We can change our frame rates on the fly. There is also a performance monitoring tool where you can see your fps on the go and we do have charge separation like we saw last year so that you can have your phone plugged in without draining the battery. We also have shoulder triggers with the same features as last year with single press, long, press, multi, operation, dual operation, so on and so forth. They work super responsive, even more so than last year, thanks to the increased 500hz, such sampling rates on those triggers themselves, and we do still have macro recording over here, so plugging a bunch of different tabs and save it. And then one tap gives you all of those taps pretty nifty. If you ask me if you are playing an mmorpg game and jumping into gentian impact over here with the highest possible graphics and max fps, we got very, very stable frames. Thanks to the new magic gpu 2.0 system, we got between 60 and 62 fps with pretty much no dips whatsoever.
Last years, 6s pro did between 48 and 60 and the average snapdragon 8gen 1 smartphones on my channel range between 34 and 58 fps. So its actually good to see that qualcomms new chipset is actually performing decent in a smartphone. Thank you red magic for that and moving on to bullet force over here were getting between 167 and 168 fps once again exceeding my expectations over here last years, 6s pro got between 145 and 168 and the average snapdragon 8gen 1 chipset on my channel does between 113 and 122, though, do bear in mind those panels are usually sitting at around 120 hertz, where this can go all the way up to 165 hertz speaking of gaming, 165 hertz gaming, that is real racing 3, can go all the way up to 168 fps as Well, with lows only as low as 167 once again, which is a hell of a lot better thanks to the frame stabilizer over here compared to last years, dropping down to 151 fps gaming is absolutely phenomenal, and that is also thanks to the new snapdragon 801 chipset, Which supposedly has 20 more performance and is 30 more power efficient, but how does that translate into benchmarks were going to be running through three different benchmarks over here to test out the battery, as well as the heat, dissipation and, of course, the scores as well. Checking out the battery percentage and the heat at the start once again. Well, compare this at the end and we will be enabling the cooling fan, as well as the rise performance mode option within every single benchmark.
Kickstarting things off here with antutu version 9.2.9, and next up were going to be focusing on just cpu performance within geekbench version. 5.4.4 and right at the end were going to be testing out 3dmark wildlife just to stress test the gpu that being the new adreno, 730 integrated graphics, getting to the battery drain, it drained by 13, which is actually quite bad. What is good, however, is the temperatures, since it only increased by 15.2 degrees in celsius, which is a hell of a lot cooler in terms of adding temps at the end of the test when compared to other snapdragon 8gen ones. On my channel, which added 24 degrees in celsius and when it comes to antutu, the red magic 7 has blown my mind getting a whopping 1 million 50 768 points when it comes to cpu performance within geekbench version 5. Over here we got a single core score of one two: three six, which is pretty average in terms of snapdragon 801 chipsets. But the multi core score did pretty good, only getting beat by the iq 9 pro and it got a score of 3 808 points and once again getting me all. Tingly is its gpu score within 3dmark wildlife. Getting a score of 1031 points, the red magic 7. Not only matches the frame rate of the best scoring phone in this test, but it leaves all other snapdragon 801 smartphones in the dust. The red magic 7 is the perfect example of a smartphone.
That knows what its good at keeps the same winning formula and improves on things to take it to the next level. No matter the color you decide to pick up, you will be getting a gaming phone that knows its a gaming phone by going all out in terms of gaming appeal. The transparent version is now completely transparent and includes all the components that makes this device truly stand out. What doesnt really stand out, however, is its camera performance, since all three rear sensors are unchanged from last year and there is still no option for ultra wide video recording with that said, the main camera sensor still takes more than decent photos and videos, but come on Team red its time for an improvement in the camera department, the optical in display fingerprint sensor, is still nice and snappy and red magic. Os 5 skinned over android 12 is still a great stock, like android experience with a few tweaks that caters for your gaming needs. Speaking of gaming needs, we still have that crazy 165hz refresh rate and the display still boasts an impressive 720hz touch sampling rates and when paired with brilliant gaming software, with the flick of a switch, an improved cooling system up to 18 gigs of lpddr5 ram 4 nanometer Run snapdragon 8 gen1 chipset and the all new magic gpu, 2.0 image enhancement system, provides a frame stabilized gaming experience that more than exceeds my expectations. The display itself, while unchanged, is through a color popping a 6.
8 inch amoled panel, which boasts dc dimming and a more than decent 700 nits of brightness the device packs in a large enough 4500mah battery and supports 65 watt fast charging when using the included 65 watt Charger thats bundled in the box and yes charge separation is still an included feature.