The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G Lite is a more affordable version of the earlier released standard Nubia Red Magic 5G. It opts for an upper mid-range processor, in bid to become a more affordable Android gaming smartphone. This doesn’t totally deter its overall ability of being a capable gaming smartphone, as it packs in features that supports top notch mobile gaming.
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ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G Lite Key Specs & Features
- 6.65 inches AMOLED Display, 144Hz refresh Rate 1080 x 2340 Pixels, (388 PPI)
- Android 10.0; Nubia UI 8.0
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB Built-in Storage
- 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad Rear Cameras
- 12MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint (Under Display, Optical)
- Touch Sensitive Gaming Triggers
- 5G Network
- Fast charging (18W Capacity)
- Non-removable Li-Po 5100 mAh Battery
Design and Display
The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G lite design doesn’t stray far from what saw on its more premium sibling. It features the same glossy design, along side some chassis placements that makes for good gaming ergonomics.
On the rear of this smartphone, you will find a gradient design quad camera, an LED flash and the Nubia branding which somehow indicates its a ZTE smartphone.
Upfront, we have a 6.65 inch AMOLED display, with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels and a 144Hz refresh rate which makes the animations a lot smoother, which in turn also helps improve gaming experience.
Helping with game ergomics on this smartphone are air triggers, which helps facilitates more screen real estate since enthusiats won’t have to bother about using controls on the screen.
The cameras saw a little drop in pixel size, a fact which is evident on primary camera. However enthusiasts are still offered a variety of cameras which will help with top notch mobile photography.
The rear camera setup comprises of a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth camera. This camera is capable of shooting 4k videos up to 60fps, it also supports 1080p videos @ 30fps. It also offers HDR and Panorama mode for taking photos.
Selfies on the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G Lite is powered by a single 12MP camera, which is also capable of shooting photos in HDR and also 1080p videos capped at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G lite takes the route of an upper mid-range smartphone, as opposed to its more premium sibling which was a high-end flagship device.
It opts for an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor as opposed to the Snapdragon 865 processor on its more premium sibling. It certainly won’t offer matching performance, but its gonna allow enthusiasts play high-end smartphone games at good frame rates.
Other features facilitating performance on this Android smartphone are an Adren 620 graphics and a non-removable 5100 mAh battery.
Storage and RAM variants have been monopolised, as enthusiasts would be getting only the 8GB RAM / 256GB built in storage combination.
On the software side, we have the Nubia UI 8.0 interface running on the Android 10 operating system.
The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G Lite features a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-band wifi and NFC. Please note that there is no 3.5mm headphone jack here, as a result private audio listening is done via USB-C and wireless headphones.
Internet connectivity is capped at 5G, which means enthusiasts would be able to stream, download and upload at 5G speeds in areas with 5G reception.
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G Lite Price and Availability
The Price of the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G lite is around $680. In Nigeria, 263,500 Naira, 72,692 KSH in Kenya and 3,940 GHS in Ghana.
The smartphone was announced on June 19th 2019 and is currently available for purchase on leading online retail stores.
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G Lite Specs
Here are a few specs of the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G Lite:
- Platform: Android 10, Nubia UI 8.0
- Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 620
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Blue
- Dimension: 171.7 x 78.5 x 9.1 mm
- Weight: 215 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.65 inches AMOLED Display, 144Hz refresh Rate 1080 x 2340 Pixels, 19.5:9 Ratio (388 PPI)
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48MP (Wide) F/1.8 + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2 +2MP (Macro) f/2.4 + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4 Camera
- Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Panorama, HDR, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 12MP Camera, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: –
- 5G: SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type-C Reversible Connector, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: Dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Under Display, Optical)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 5100 mAh Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 18W Capacity Fast Charging