|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|LAUNCH||Announced||2020, July 28|
|Status||Available. Released 2020, August 01|
|BODY||Dimensions||168.6 x 78 x 9.8 mm (6.64 x 3.07 x 0.39 in)|
|Weight||220 g (7.76 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Pressure sensitive zones (300Hz touch-sensing)
Built-in cooling fan
|DISPLAY||Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.65 inches, 108.6 cm2 (~82.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~388 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|144Hz refresh rate|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 10, Redmagic 3.0|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)|
|Internal||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Triple||64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.0, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm
2 MP, (macro)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||8 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1.12µm|
|SOUND||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.1, A2DP, aptX, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go; accessory connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 55W, 56% in 15 min, 100% in 40 min (advertised)|
|Price||About 580 EUR|
|TESTS||Performance||AnTuTu: 557056 (v8)
GeekBench: 13400 (v4.4), 3386 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 46fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
|Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||-22.6 LUFS (Excellent)|
Introduction and unboxing
Nubia Red Magic 5S is finally here for review and it has quite similar specifications as that of Nubia Red Magic 5G but has enhanced design and improved storage capacity and type. We will discuss all that in performance section. The phone has a great attractive design.
Coming to unboxing we see nothing so special in the box. Almost everything provided is similar to the previous phone. The box contains an 18W charger with USB type-c cable for transferring data and charging. No hands free is provided in the box so you have to buy it separately.
Additionally there is a cooling fan which is to be bought externally but it is very useful for those users who do long term gaming to avoid heating issues and low performance due to overheating.
Performance and UI
Nubia Red Magic 5S comes with a RedMagic 3.0 UI built on Android 10. The company admitted that their UI is not complete so that’s why users can face minor issues at the start but they will improve it by the change of time. For gaming the octa-core 865+ snapdrargon processor with Adreno 650 GPU and it is the latest version currently.
There is no SD-Card slot in the phone rather its base version is 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It comes in other two variants also which are 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage and the second one is 16GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The phone has also built-in cooling fan which seems to be an extra feature for achieving high level gaming.
Design and Display
The phone has been built using an attractive colorful design but unfortunately there is nchnage in the design as before. The phone’s front and back is protected with gorilla coring glass of npecified version. Rather it is comparatively strong. The back of phone seems to be beautifully painted and it looks like steel but actually is covered by gorilla glass. There is a RGB logo of red magic which blinks and looks great.
Nubia Red Magic 5S has a 1080*2340 pixels display. The AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors is protected by gorilla glass and has a refresh rate of 144Hz. The screen size is 6.65 inches large enough for perfect gaming.
There are triple cameras on the rear of the phone. The main camera which is used for taking normal photos is of 64 mega pixels while the second one is an ultra-wide lens of 8 mega pixels. The third one is 2 mega pixels macro camera for taking micro shots. Besides that other several features come with its cameras. It includes panorama, HDR, auto-focus, night mode etc.
Front camera used for taking selfies is also of good quality and captures clearer selfies. It is single camera of 8mega pixels with included wide angle feature. The camera has additional feture of HDR and can record videos of 1080p @ 30 fps. While the main camera is capable of taking up to 8k videos at 30 and 60 fps.
Battery and charging
The phone contains Li-Po non-removable battery of capacity 4500 mAh. The battery is designed for long-term gaming experience and it lasts a long time. The phone is capable of charging at55W power with a USB type-C charging port. The phone can be charged fully only in 40 min as advertised by the company itself. This is a greater rate as compared to company’s previous phones’ charging rate. Another feature of Nubia Red Magic 5S is that you can set percentage of battery while plugging into charging which you want at a specific time.
There are many other features of the phone. The UI contains amazing graphics and there are a number of sensors crafted in phones such as an optical fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, compass etc. The phone comes in two basic colors, Silver and Pulse. In fact the Pulse color is very beautiful and attractive as compared to silver color.