Starting from the presentation of the Razer Phone in 2017, an abundance of cell phones explicitly intended for portable gaming has arisen. Chinese heavyweights Xiaomi (Black Shark) and Lenovo (Legion Phone) are among the main players in this area, and Asus has acquired the ROG marking for its committed gaming handsets.
Each of the three has sent off new telephones in 2021, even though they were gotten the best of by Nubia. An auxiliary of Chinese goliath ZTE, the organization’s Red Magic brand has commonly offered class-driving specs and an unmistakable gamer tasteful at a generally reasonable cost. Presently in its seventh era, the Red Magic 6 series has seen the presentation of a Pro model interestingly. Nonetheless, the focal point of this survey is the ordinary adaptation, which plans to update the center gaming experience enthusiasts of the Red Magic line have generally expected. Has Nubia prevailed with regards to creating the best gaming telephone of 2021? Peruse on to find out.
Cost and Availability
The Nubia Red Magic 6 comes in a single setup, with 12GB RAM and 128GB stockpiling, and expenses $599 for it – there’s likewise a Pro model for $699 with 16GB RAM and 256GB stockpiling.
That is a genuinely minimal expense for a gaming telephone when you consider the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel begins at generally $1,060, and the Asus ROG Phone 5 expenses around $950. Red Magic has forever been one of the most reasonable lines of gaming telephones around.
You can purchase the gaming telephone on Red Magic’s worldwide store, which boats to numerous nations all over the planet.
Similarly, as with all gaming telephones, the Nubia Red Magic 6 is somewhat of a thick chap – it measures 169.9 x 77.2 x 9.7mm and weighs 220g, so it will be a stretch for you to utilize it one-gave.
On the back, the Red Magic 6 has an example very like its ancestor, with the Red Magic logo, a designed decal, and a minuscule camera knock that doesn’t stand out distant from the body. It’s a glass back, and the telephone has a metal casing.
There are two LED strips on the back, however, they’re tiny contrasted with those on other gaming telephones.
The Red Magic 6’s ports are dispersed all around the edges – there’s a USB-C port on the base and a 3.5mm earphone jack at the main, a volume rocker and gaming mode slider on the left edge, and a power button and two haptic triggers on the right edge.
These triggers are among the best we’ve utilized on a gaming telephone since they feel truly normal to tap and give a little shiver to tell you the touch was enrolled. They’re additionally unintrusive, as there’s nothing actually on the telephone to tell you they’re there, not normal for the actual triggers some gaming telephones have.
The Nubia Red Magic 6 doesn’t have an IP rating, so it’s best not to take it for a dip, however, it feels pretty durable, so getting through thumps and little drops ought to be capable.
The Red Magic 6 is a gaming telephone totally, and its design makes that hard to miss. Nubia has forever been OK with a modern form and similarly huge bezels, albeit the Eclipse Black model is surprisingly muffled. I wouldn’t venture to say it mixes in with customary cell phones, yet it certainly doesn’t hang out similarly to the lively ‘Heartbeat’ model of the Red Magic 5S.
In any case, a large portion of a similar plan highlights is here. You get a cumbersome, forcing configuration, comprising of glass front and back and aluminum rails. This provides the telephone with an indistinguishable load of 220g, while it’s a pinch more slender at 9.7mm – these specs create it perhaps of the bulkiest telephone you can purchase.
There’s a similar triple back camera arrangement (64Mp primary, 8Mp ultrawide, 2Mp full scale) and 8Mp selfie focal point, as well as the standard RGB lighting. The Tencent marking is new, although it’s just accessible on the Chinese model I tried and won’t be available on the worldwide rendition.
Be that as it may, to zero in essentially on the likenesses would be overlooking the main issue. While the Red Magic 5S was a scarcely reasonable gradual update, the 6 presents discount changes that observably affect the client experience.
Without a doubt the most prominent is another 165Hz showcase, putting the Red Magic 6 and 6 Pro all alone as the most elevated revive rate telephones you can purchase.
Nubia has naturally been vigorously promoting the new component, albeit truly it doesn’t have a tremendous effect over the 144Hz we currently see on many gaming telephones. Execution rich smooth, however, that was at that point the case on the past two Red Magic handsets. One thing you won’t find on a large number is a 400Hz touch examining rate, making the Red Magic 6 very responsive.
To adjust battery duration, the actual screen is a 6.8in Full HD+ (1080×2400) OLED board. That is a perceptible move forward from the Red Magic 5S (6.65 in and 1080×2300 separately), and it’s a good idea for gaming telephones to forfeit somewhat on goal to boost revive rates. The showcase offers a lot of detail and rich, dynamic tones, making for a phenomenal review insight.
A product update added the 165Hz choice to Settings not long after this photograph was taken.
A huge thinning of bezels implies the bigger screen is housed inside a close indistinguishable impression. The Red Magic 6 has no indent, making it very much enhanced for even use and giving the telephone a wonderful balance. There’s still sufficient space for a forward-looking speaker (which serves as the earpiece) and an 8Mp selfie camera, which likewise upholds face open.
Your other biometric opening technique comes as an optical in-show finger impression scanner. We’ve seen this component on the last two Red Magic telephones, yet it’s considerably more solid here and appeared to open the telephone quicker.
It frames part of the telephone’s high-level cooling framework known as Ice 6.0. The fan is joined by a super flimsy fume chamber and a layer of graphite to safeguard the CPU – Nubia says this can diminish the temperature of the rear of the telephone by up to 5°C. I positively encountered no issues with overheating during my testing time, including while at the same time playing graphically requesting games.
Be that as it may, this implies the 20,000rpm fan gets extremely clearly, particularly when in ‘Quick cooling’ mode. Likewise, I was unable to figure out how to switch it off totally. I comprehend its need on a telephone like this, yet it did somewhat detract from the vivid gaming experience the Red Magic 6 is attempting to accomplish.
The Nubia Red Magic 6 has fundamentally the best internals accessible to it: that is the Snapdragon 888 chipset and 12GB of RAM, and together they make an incredible group. There’s additionally 5G.
In the Geekbench 5 benchmark test, the multi-center score we found was 3,606, which is high, losing just to the OnePlus 9 (3,654) and Asus ROG Phone 5 (3,732). Abnormally, however, when we put the telephone through similar tests in its ‘Game Space’ mode which quiets notices and spotlights the handling power of the game, the score was perceptibly lower at 3,196.
This lower benchmark score wasn’t reflected in our encounters utilizing Game Space, as gaming was perfect. Designs generally defaulted to their most elevated setting, we didn’t encounter slack, and titles stacked quickly.
One little irritation: while utilizing Game Space, the telephone’s inward fan turns on, bringing about a relentless crying sound that truly drove us insane. You can switch this off, however, the telephone warms up extraordinarily rapidly thus. Your two choices are to purchase an outside fan to cut on the back, which keeps the telephone super cold or simply plug in earphones to disregard the sound.
The Red Magic 6 has a 5,050mAh battery, up from 4,500mAh on its ancestor. That is probably to deal with the transition to a 165Hz screen, which Nubia recognizes hugely affects battery duration. That is counterbalanced somewhat by a versatile invigorate rate – the presentation consequently changes given what you’re doing and possibly conveys the 165Hz when it’s upheld.
All things considered, it easily endured me an entire day on a solitary charge, including a critical period playing a scope of various games. I’m certain it could stretch to two days with lighter utilization.
The Nubia Red Magic 6 has a huge 6.8-inch show, so there’s a lot of screenland to see your game. The front camera is housed in the top bezel, so the screen isn’t separated by any meddling focal point situation.
It’s an AMOLED board with a 2400 x 1080 goal and around 387 pixels for each inch. Pictures look pretty strong and brilliant, and the difference is likewise perfect, which is significant as it can assist you with effectively recognizing various parts of a game initially.
The vital element here is that the showcase’s revive rate clocks up to a record-breaking high of 165Hz – at the hour of the Red Magic 6’s delivery, it’s the main telephone to get that high. This implies that the screen illuminates the image 165 times per second, compared to 60Hz from your “standard” phone, 120Hz from your excellent phone, and 144Hz from other gaming phones.
While the Nubia Red Magic 6 isn’t precisely a fabulous camera telephone, you’re likely not accepting this to turn into a novice picture taker. There are three back cameras: a 64MP f/1.8 principal, an 8MP f/2.0 super wide, and a 2MP f/2.4 large scale camera.
The fundamental camera is a hodgepodge, however, we were for the most part content with its exhibition. Dynamic reach is fair, however, there were in some cases some overexposure issues with pictures. Centering was in every case speedy and genuinely exact, and snaps were 16MP as a matter of course, however, you can turn that up to 64MP for high-res snaps.
In the undeniably serious universe of gaming telephones, the Red Magic 6 stands apart for one key explanation: a class-driving 165Hz showcase. The advantage it brings over 144Hz is disputable, yet there’s no questioning that the gadget conveys plush visuals, with the 400Hz finish examining rate taking responsiveness up a score.
This is completely supported by the transition to Qualcomm’s lead Snapdragon 888 chipset, which joins with a strong Adreno 640 GPU and 12GB of RAM to convey heavenly execution no matter how you look at it. The superior battery conveys the entire day battery duration and that’s only the tip of the iceberg, while it’s noteworthy to see Nubia crush a bigger 6.8in OLED screen into a practically similar size impression as its ancestor.