Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro: Overkill? – Digitalmunition

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Published on March 5th, 2021 📆 | 8375 Views ⚑


Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro: Overkill?

If you thought what’s the maximum configuration that can be put in a gaming phone, then you are not alone. The developers at Nubia think alike and have come up with the conclusion that the sky is the limit. The brand is a well-known gaming smartphone producer in China and is best known for developing gaming phones with overkill specifications. I say overkill because most hardware components do not appear extremely useful. I think Nubia is overcompensating for the hype by packing so much into a phone that does mildly better in performance. Also, the theme of Red Magic 6 appears akin to the Asus ROG Phone, which is most probably a marketing gimmick, like other Chinese products.


I mentioned overkill specifications but I would let you be the judge of the statement. Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro packs in a flagship-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor coupled with 18 GB of RAM. Yes! That much RAM and supposedly the LPDDR5 architecture, that will induce zero lag while playing on the phone. You also will get the UFS 3.1 storage, making read and write speed, the fastest on the planet. The maximum configuration that you can buy a Red Magic 6 Pro is the 18 GB RAM and 512 GB UFS 3.1 storage, based on the Snapdragon 888.

The display is the big highlight of the Nubia RedMagic 6 Pro as it supports an adaptive refresh rate of 165 Hz, making it battle gaming monitors in some aspects. Although the performance will nowhere be near a Gaming monitor, it is nice to see soo much tech stuffed inside a 6.8 inches display. The display is AMOLED, which is the only way you can bundle an adaptive refresh rate of 165 Hz. It is imperative to note that the display drops to 30 Hz on normal usage, hovers between 30 to 120 Hz in various applications, and can only go up to 165 Hz in a few games. Also, the display is an FHD panel with a touch sampling rate of 500 Hz, a feature that is seldom utilized and is over-exaggeration in my opinion.


It gets the display and the internals right but fails to make the same impact in the camera module. A gaming phone should have a great selfie camera for but Nubia RedMagic 6 Pro does not have that. You get the usual three-sensor array with the third one being a macro camera, which is seldom used by a gamer. Some features do appear to be built in only for providing the tactile edge in the gaming experience. The phone comes with adaptive air triggers that are configurable like the Asus ROG Phone, and extend your button mapping in games. The phone comes with an impressive cooling solution that consists of layers of copper, graphene, and a tiny fan that spins at 20000 RPM. There are surely some vents of the backside or the edges to dissipate the heat from the chassis.


To power these components, Nubia RedMagic 6 Pro comes with a 4500 mAh battery that supports 120 W wired fast-charging. The charger can refill half the battery in just 5 minutes. I would not recommend such ludicrous fast charging as it will harm the battery, but gamers can at least top-up the phone and enjoy another gaming session with ease. It runs on Android 11 with a custom skin called the RedMagic OS 4.0.


Dimensions and Weight
  • 169mm x 77.09mm x 9.7mm (9.6mm Pro model)
  • 220g
  • 6.8-inch AMOLED (2400 x 1080)
  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • Up to 500Hz touch sampling rate
  • 10-bit color support
  • 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage
  • Goodix AMOLED touch controller
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888:
    • 1x Kryo 680 Prime Core @ 2.84GHz
    • 3x Kryo 680 Performance Cores @ 2.4GHz
    • 4x Kryo 680 Efficiency Cores @ 1.8GHz
  • Adreno 660
RAM and Storage·         Red Magic 6 Pro

    • 12GB/16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    • 128/256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage
    Battery & Charging
    • 5,050mAh / 4,500mAh (Pro model)
    • 66W / 120W (Pro model)
    • Supports USB PD 3.0, QC 3.0, 4,0, 5.0 standards
    Rear Camera
    • Primary: 64MP
    • Secondary: 8MP ultra-wide
    • Tertiary: 2MP macro
    Front Camera
    • 8MP
    • USB Type-C port
    • 3.5mm audio jack
    • Capacitive air trigger buttons
    • 5G NR
    • Bluetooth 5.1
    • Wi-Fi 6
    • 2×2 MIMO
    • WiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
    • USB cast
    • Optical under-display fingerprint reader by Goodix
    Other Features
    • Built-in active cooling fan
    • Android 11 with RedMagic OS 4.0

    There are two Pro variants and each one differs in cost. The Chinese pricing is as follows-
    Red Magic 6 Pro
    12GB/128: CNY 4399
    12GB/256: CNY 4799
    16GB/256GB: CNY 5299
    Red Magic 6 Pro Transparent Edition
    16GB/256GB: CNY 5599
    18GB/512GB: CNY 6599

    The Red Magic 6 series China sale begins on March 11 with a possibility of a global launch which will happen on March 16th.

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