Although gaming smartphones are not taken seriously by most people, there is a subculture of fans for these type of phones out there and the companies are trying to cash in on the new mobile gaming frenzy among youth. They have already made a huge impact on the smartphone as well as the gaming community. Gaming phones like razer phone 2 and black shark 2 are just 2 examples of leading members in this smartphone ecosystem. The most impressive among these gaming smartphones is the newly released Nubia Red Magic 3. Regardless of whether you choose to buy this phone or not, the red magic 3 still is a remarkable phone with a starting price of just 479$.


The device comes together with a 30W fast charger, and a USB type c cable. It weighs 215 grams. One of the most amazing features of the phone is the rear design. It has a fully customizable LED strip and angular metal body. The reason for this change from a normal flat glass device has to do with heat dissipation. Also, the groove of the phone and the shape will help you to grip it while gaming. It is a big plus for the phone considering the heat dissipation and grip aspect. But it won’t fit comfortably in your pocket though.

The Red Magic 3 phone is equipped with 2 ways for heat dissipation, one is via liquid cooling and the other is via a physical fan that enables air to travel through the back and blown on to the phone by the fan and leaving through the exhaust on the side. This 2-way cooling method can keep the CPU 16-degree cooler. That is a big positive aspect of the red magic 3.

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Speaking of CPU, this phone comes with a Snapdragon 855, a 5000mAh battery and 8Gb ram on the base model. Like the newly released one plus pro, the red magic 3 has a 90Hz panel. So along with one plus 7 Pro, it is only one of the 2 phones in the world having such ultra smooth UI.

It has a 1080p HD AMOLED display and at 6.65 inches, it is a massive phone. It runs Android 9. Coming to gaming, it has an air trigger that can be matched to replace almost any on-screen control. There is a 4d shock feature which makes the phone automatically vibrate every time you get attacked in games though this does only work in a few and to be honest the haptic engine in this phone is not great.


This phone provides 7.1 surround sound with proper dual front firing speakers and a headphone jack. It has a single camera, so there are no ultrawide and optical zoom shots but the core camera is really okay. It has a 48-megapixel camera and can record 8k video. Also, it can record slow-motion videos just under 2000 frames per second which are twice as slow as all the existing phones in the market.

The second slowest frames per second come at a mere 960 frames per second. The photo quality is pretty decent .it handles dynamic range and even takes photos at low lights.


Display 6.65″ FHD+ AMOLED display with refresh rate of 90Hz, 19.5:9; Support for DC Dimming, HDR
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM and Storage 6GB LPDDR4 + 64GB UFS 2.1; 6GB + 128GB; 8GB + 128GB; 12GB + 256GB
Battery 5,000 mAh with 30W fast charging support
3.5mm Headphone Jack Yes
Rear Camera 48MP Sony IMX 586, f/1.7, 1.6μm pixels
Front Camera 16MP, f/2.0
Extras IP55 dust and water resistance; Internal fan for active cooling; Two shoulder buttons plus button support with rear fingerprint sensor; Stereo front facing speakers
Android Version
Android 9 Pie with Nubia’s software additions
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This is built for hardcore mobile gamers. So, if gaming is your thing, this new Nubia Red Magic 3 won’t disappoint you.


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