In a period in which the craze of gaming smartphones is depopulating in many parts of the globe and is slowly reaching even western countries; Nubia could not miss the opportunity to present the new iteration of its RedMagic line. RedMagic 6 Pro is the most extreme variant between the two new products dedicated to gamers announced by the brand in recent weeks and has some tricks up its sleeve that will surely leave you speechless.
Fastest Screen Phone in the World!
RedMagic 6 Pro has the fastest screen in the world, no need to go around it. The 6.8 ” AMOLED type panel is able to reach the incredible value of 165Hz refresh rate, while it can also be used in dynamic mode between 30Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, and the maximum value. This saves battery when static content is displayed on the screen. The RedMagic 6 Pro’s display is not the brightest with its 630 nits of peak brightness, however, it is more than the good value given the high frequency it possesses. With a FullHD + resolution of 2400 × 1080, support for 10bit color depth, and full coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, there is very little to complain about this panel.
Thanks to the presence of the latest Qualcomm hardware platform, which we will discuss shortly, the RedMagic 6 Pro display was connected using the CPHY-DSI interface. According to the company, this allows for double data transmission speeds compared to the classic DPHY standard while at the same time decreasing battery consumption by 20-50% depending on the situations of use. Touch sampling is very important when it comes to gaming and RedMagic knows it well, which is why it has optimized its flagship product to reach a frequency of 500Hz (for a single finger) and 360Hz in case of multiple simultaneous touches on the display. . The company declares that the response times are thus lowered down to a value of at least 8ms.
Finally, the flat panel received SGS Eyecare, SGS Low Smear, and SGS High Refresh Rate certifications. In the lower part of the smartphone a really fast and precise optical type fingerprint reader has been included, even if the recognition area is in my opinion a bit too limited and its performance, although very high, still does not reach the ultrasonic solutions used by Samsung.
Maximum performance and active cooling
We would not be talking about a real gaming smartphone; if in 2021 a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC was not mounted under the body. Obviously, 12GB or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal memory; the fastest available at the moment, could not be missing. What really differentiates RedMagic 6 Pro from the competition is the cooling system, which allows not only to keep the temperatures of the internal components lower but also to keep the performance of the SoC high for a longer period of time, avoiding throttling. excessive even in long gaming sessions.
RedMagic uses ICE 6.0 Cooling, a system composed of several interconnected parts. The 0.33mm thick vapor chamber allows the heat to be displaced from the SoC, dispersing it. The graphene sheet applied to the rear shell has a high thermal conductivity of 400W / mK; and an area of 3,600 square millimeters to further disperse the heat away from the chipset area. The aluminum used for the metal plate on the back has a thermal conductivity of 200W / mK and the total area of the metal cover is 18,000 square millimeters. Thermal conductivity has increased 71 times over the RedMagic 5G, according to this data provided by the company.
The last and most important piece of this puzzle is the fan. Yes, you read that right, this smartphone uses a 20,000 RPM fan to move heat away from the most affected areas. However, the generated noise is not annoying and the ear tends to quickly confuse it with the rest of the ambient noise, making you forget its existence.
Some external accessories are also available for purchase to further improve the cooling of the device; such as the RedMagic Dual-core Cooler that was sent to us with the phone. Honestly, although it works very well, I find it a much less practical accessory than the one developed by Asus. The Dual-core Cooler is really thick and bulky; it also needs to be connected to an external USB Type-C socket; in order to work as it does not connect directly to the terminal but uses Bluetooth. Too bad because it really cools down a lot; touching the part of the accessory in contact with the smartphone feels like the surface is cold!
RedMagic 6 Pro is equipped with two stereo speakers even if they are not both positioned frontally and reach neither the power nor the quality of the main competitor, ROG Phone 5. To be a smartphone, the quality is still very good and the separation between the two speakers is handled very well. It lacks some bass but the quality of the output sound is in line with that of many other terminals. RedMagic has kept the 3.5mm headphone jack which will surely be appreciated by gamers even if it is positioned where it interferes with the grip during the game.
The Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro comes with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 processor and a 165Hz AMOLED display. To prevent heat sink while gaming the Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro comes with an ICE 6.0 cooling system including a 20,000 RPM centrifugal fan; a cooling canyon air duct, superconduction copper foil, thermal gel, and an aviation-grade cooling ice blade. The Red Magic 6 Pro offers DDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage; and 120W Quick Charging technology. In the sound department, the gaming phone boasts dual stereo speakers with DTS X Ultra support and Qualcomm aptX. The RedMagic 6 Pro supports 4G LTE with band 20 (B20) and band 28 (B28); as well as high-speed dual 5G connectivity.
It is powered by an octa-core 64bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor; coupled with Adreno 660 GPU and up to 16GB of RAM. The Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro has 256GB UFS 3.1 storage onboard. On the back, it has a triple camera setup with 64-megapixel primary camera. The Ultra HD main camera is supported by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a third 2-megapixel macro camera. For online streaming sessions, an 8MP front-facing camera is available. You’ll also find a 3.5mm headphone jack and 400Hz capacitive shoulder triggers on the Red Magic 6 Pro.
The RedMagic 6 Pro high-performance 5050mAh battery allows you to game for hours on a single charge. Now get ready to go the extra distance for that extra hour of game time with 5050mAh. Then, get right back into the games even faster than; before with a 30W quick charger and can support up to 66W quick charging. The gaming phone beast is dual 5G-enabled, 4G LTE with 800MHz (band 20), and has Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. In the sound department, it boasts dual stereo speakers with DTS X Ultra support and Qualcomm aptX. To keep the phone cool while intense gaming sessions; it comes with a multi-layer cooling system called ICE6.0. The Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro gaming phone runs Android 11-based Red Magic OS 4.0.
With a price of 599 euros for RedMagic 6 with 12GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory or 699 euros for this RedMagic 6 Pro with 16GB / 256GB, the company presented itself with a very valid alternative to Asus’ ROG Phone 5 and Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2, both more expensive. Obviously, by choosing to rely on RedMagic you will have to be aware of giving up potentially better cameras and more refined software; but for some, this could be justified by the difference in price.
In terms of performance; not only will you not have to give up anything but you will have a display that, even if slightly; is even more performing than competing models! If your priorities are to have a solid; a powerful smartphone in your hands and you are interested in photography; RedMagic 6 Pro is certainly a valid contender to be seriously evaluated.
The other differences between RedMagic 6 / 6 Pro are color (Pro is Moon Silver and 6 is Eclipse Black) and the price is also different. The Red Magic 6 is set to cost $599 / £509 (around AU$775); with the Red Magic 6 Pro priced slightly higher at $699 / £599 (around AU$900).