Today Red Magic has started to officially sell the Red Magic 5G gaming smartphone outside of China. The device is available in almost worldwide for the very attractive price of €579. The price may seem a bit high, but considering that this is the most powerful smartphone currently available on the market it is well worth it. Also, the Red Magic 5G comes with many features not found on other devices.
Spec-wise, the phone is an absolute beast. It is powered by the Snapdragon 865 CPU and comes with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. Not only are the internals cooled by a liquid-cooling system, the device also has an active fan that spins up to 12000rmp to further reduce temperatures. This is something that so far only Nubia offers, despite other gaming devices being available on the market, and for higher prices.
Compared to last year, Nubia also improved the camera setup. You still won’t get the best photos out of the Red Magic 5G, but the image quality is improved. This time you also get a triple-camera setup with a 64MP Sony IMX686 main camera. You are not getting a gaming smartphone for its photography skills, but it is nice to see improvements in this chapter as well. The biggest improvement is the screen. Last year we got 90Hz for the Red Magic 3. Now, the Red Magic 5G comes with a 144Hz FullHD AMOLED panel, making it the screen with the highest refresh rate currently available on a smartphone. You also get 240Hz touch-sampling rate and no notch.
As the name suggests, the Red Magic 5G comes with 5G connectivity. Everything else is as you would expect, with dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.1 and this time even NFC. You also get shoulder triggers that can be configured to on-screen actions on a per-game basis and a proprietary connector for the docking station that is sold separately. As I said, the €579 does not seem that much now, considering the specification and all the features included. If you are interested, you can get it at their official website.