The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S is an upgrade to the Nubia Red Magic 3 offering loads of feature upgrades for an improved mobile gaming performance. ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S comes with powerful processor and graphics as well as an advanced cooling system which makes it a high performance gaming smartphone.
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Its a gaming phone and it has gaming-centric chassis and monstrous specs like 12 GB of RAM, 5,000 mAh battery, 90Hz refresh rate supporting display and inbuilt fan to cool the temperature.
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S Key Specs & Features
- 6.65-inch AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2340 Pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~388 ppi density)
- Android 9.0 (Pie); Redmagic 2.0
- Octa-core Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
- 16 MP Front Camera
- 48 MP Rear Camera
- 8GB / 12GB RAM
- 128GB / 256GB Inbuilt Storage
- RGB Light Panel (on the back)
- Pressure-Sensitive Zones
- Built-in Cooling Fan
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- 4G LTE Network Support
- 18W Fast Battery Charging
- 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
On the body, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S sports a premium and classic body. It’s built with an aluminum body that measures 171.1 x 78.5 x 9.7mm and it weighs 215 grams.
The back panel is not that smooth as it has an RGB-lit strip and a logo that flaunts multiple lights. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security.
On the front, the Nubia Red Magic 3S has a notch-less 6.65-inch AMOLED HDR display which has slightly thick upper and lower bezels.
The display supports full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, DCI-P3 color gamut, 430 nits brightness and 90Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling and viewing experience.
On the camera for photography, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S has a 48-megapixel camera with f/1.79 aperture. The camera is built on a Sony IMX586 sensor, offers a wide-angle lens and is capable of shooting 8K resolution videos at 30fps and slow-motion videos at 1920p HD.
On the front, it has a 16-megapixel f/2.0 aperture lens for shooting selfies.
Hardware and Software
Behind the wheel is an octa-core Snapdragon 855+ mobile platform powering the Nubia Red Magic 3S with up to 12 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.0 storage.
The processor is paired with power graphics Adreno 640, which combined ensures fast performance for your gaming enjoyment.
With such powerful performance there is bound to be a lot of heat. This is why the Nubia Red Magic 3S comes an advanced cooling system.
The smartphone features a fan powered liquid cooling mechanism that includes liquid and air cooling technology, multiple layers of graphite sheet and a centrifugal fan.
Since it has such generous inbuilt storage (128GB or 256GB), it does not have support for the micro SDcard.
The device parades a humungous 5,000mAh battery. The juicer supports Quick Charge 4.0 18W rapid charging and USB-PD 27W fast charging.
Booting the phone is a 2.0 UI flavored Android 9 Pie OS that carries Game Space 2.1 which enables quick-launch games, settings for optimizing gaming experience, real-time monitoring of usage stats, notifications blockers, in-game video recording and many more.
On the left edge of the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S, there is a pair of capacitive shoulder buttons for gaming, a volume rocker, and a power key. On the right edge, you will get a Game Boost Switch, a SIM tray, and a gaming port.
Meanwhile on the bottom edges of the phone is 3D stereo speakers. You can attach an e-sports box design by Red Magic to the gaming port of the phone. It has a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB-C slot, and an Ethernet port.
Other connectivity features are dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, v5.0 Bluetooth, USB, and 3.5mm headphone jack.
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S Price and Availability
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S price starts at around $665 (243,000 Naira) for the 12GB RAM + 256GB model, while the 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage costs $490 (183,000 Naira). The device ships in Mecha Silver, Cyber Shade, and Eclipse Black color editions.
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S Specs
Here are a few specs of the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3S:
- Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie); Redmagic 2.0
- Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm), 2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 2.42 GHz Tri-core Kryo 485 & 1.8 GHz Quad-core Kryo 485
- GPU: Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
- Memory: 8/12GB RAM
- Colours: Mecha Silver, Cyber Shade, Eclipse Black
- Dimension: 171.7 x 78.5 x 9.7 mm
- Weight: 215 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.65-inch AMOLED HDR 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~388 ppi density)
- Screen Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48 MP Wide-angle Camera, [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, 1920fps
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, PDAF, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 16 MP Wide-Angle Camera
- Built-in Storage: 128GB / 256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 30(2300), 66(1700/2100) – Global
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, USB 3.1, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go; accessory connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear mounted)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 18W Fast Battery Charging