RED MAGIC 6, ALL THE DETAILS

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Mobiles for gamers are marvels within the sector that are prepared, both at the hardware level and at the software level, to always offer the best possible performance during the game.

I've been testing the Red Magic 6 for a few weeks, and it's easy to understand why so many gamers are betting on these machines. Let's look at everything in detail.

Links of the ZTE nubia Red Magic 6

Before starting with the analysis, I leave you with the links to the different versions of the mobile, whose Pro version can be found for 699 euros:

– Main page.
– Red Magic 6: 599 euros. Refresh rate 165Hz and 12GB RAM

– Red Magic 6 + Tempered Glass. 605.9 euros.
– Red Magic 6 Pro. Refresh rate 165Hz and 16GB RAM

Specifications of the ZTE nubia Red Magic 6

First let's go to the target, where the 165Hz screen and a touch sample rate of 500Hz with a single finger stand out:

– Body: 169,9 x 77,2 x 9,7 mm, 220 g; Gorilla Glass front, glass backrest, aluminum frame; Two pressure-sensitive zones (400 Hz touch detection, improving on the previous version of 300Hz) and built-in cooling fan.
– Display: 6.80" AMOLED, 1B colors, 165Hz, 630 nits (typical), resolution of 1080x2400px, aspect ratio 20: 9, 387ppi.
– Processor: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm): Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 and 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 and 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680); Adreno 660.
– Memory and storage: Versions of 128GB with 8GB RAM, 128GB with 12GB RAM and 256GB with 12GB RAM.
– Software: Android 11, Redmagic 4.0.
– Rear camera: Wide angle (main) : 64 MP, f / 1.8, 26 mm, 1 / 1.72 ", 0.8μm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle : 8 MP, f / 2.0, 120°, 13 mm, 1 / 4.0», 1.12μm ; Macro : 2 MP.
– Front camera: 8 MP, f / 2.0, (wide angle), 1 / 4.0 ",, 1.12μm.

– Video capture: Rear camera : 8K @ 30fps, 4K @ 30 / 60fps, 1080p @ 30/60/120 / 240fps; Front camera : 1080p at 30 fps.
– Battery: 5050 mAh; Fast charging 66 W.

It also has a fingerprint reader under the screen, NFC, and a 3.5mm socket.

When it comes to accessories, we've tested a dual-core Icy Dock to improve cooling capacity.

In the box, in addition to the manuals, comes a USB-C to USB-C cable and a charger with a power of 30W.

Design of the ZTE nubia Red Magic 6

Let's see a quick tour I put on TikTok:@wwwhatsnew

this is the magic 6 #redmagic6

♬ G.A.B – Gill (길) / BoA (宝儿)

It's not a very portable phone. Its 6.8-inch screen takes care of it, and you have to hold it well because it slips, but overall it is a very successful design for the sector to which it aims. We are not talking about the mobile phone that is taken to take pictures on the trip and yes to play from the sofa at home, which is held with both hands to play. Decidedly, using the phone with one hand is tricky, both for the oval back and for the size, although the Red Magic 6 is narrower and thinner than the previous version.

It has upper and lower margins specially designed to reduce accidental touches during gameplay, something very common with curved screen mobiles.

The design is a very gamer. The Red Magic logo at the bottom can light up, but it can only light up in red. It has fairly discrete LED strips that offer the full RGB spectrum.

The rear cameras don't stand out much. They are rectangular in shape, with an LED flash embedded behind the glass panel.

On the side, we see the slot for the SIM, with no space for microSD. The speaker grille at the bottom, next to the main microphone and USB-C connector. The top only has the 3.5mm audio jack and the noise-canceling microphone.

The red hardware switch to start the Game Space software stands out, the one that allows us to have a better gaming experience. It is located on the left, along with the inlet ventilation. The volume control is also on the left, leaving the right side equipped with the power button, another noise-canceling microphone, the output vent, and the two triggers (sensors).

Red Magic 6 Nubia ZTE Display

The Red Magic 6 and 6 Pro have the fastest screens on the market, reaching up to 165Hz, although most android games on the market do not use that frequency at all (Real Racing 3 does support it, others such as Call of Duty Mobile and Dead Trigger only reach 120). Still, the screen is amazing.

It has a 20:9 ratio with a resolution of 1080 x 2400px, higher maximum brightness than the previous version, and a billion colors (read an actual 10-bit color depth). It also boasts 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage.

Another technological marvel: the screen offers a tactile sample rate of 500Hz with one finger and 360Hz in multi-touch, so if the game requires pulsation speed, the mobile will offer it.

You have to be careful with the use of these numbers. Using 165Hz all the time consumes more power, so it's best to check if the game takes advantage of it or not (the device defaults to 90Hz).

If we browse the mobile, without games, at 165 Hz, the refresh rate drops to 90 Hz, even in the phone gallery, system applications, and when playing videos through the default video player. In the case of Netflix, it managed to reach 120Hz when we watch it on full screen.

The battery of the ZTE nubia Red Magic 6

Having 5,000 mAh, 500 more than in the previous version, and an intelligent screen frequency reduction system, the battery behaves better. More than 80 hours running, 33 hours talking on a 3G network, more than 12 hours browsing, and more than 18 hours putting video. The numbers have been generated by the Smartviserprogram.

The charging speed with the 33X is just over 60% in 30 minutes. Nothing spectacular.

Sound of the nubia ZTE Red Magic 6

It has stereo speakers, one at the bottom and one that functions as a headset. The sound is very powerful, very high, but it is not ideal for putting music, since the quality is not excellent.

Most of the sounds that the games transmit do not require a fantastic system, they do not have the subtlety of a good melody, they are effects that use few frequencies, so it is not so important that the quality of the treble is distorted when the volume rises.

Still, if you want to listen to music with headphones, you'll have a perfect experience, but avoid speakers for that topic.

And we come to one of my favorite themes, the updated software, the Android version at 11, and the tRed magic user interface at 4.0. In the video above I tell you some details.

Redmagic's user interface allows you to reduce applications to small, interactive windows, something that is not available in all applications. You can't resize the app window, you can only move it around the screen, but it makes multitasking easier.

It features many customizable watch styles and presets, themes that change the wallpaper, lock screen, and icons, all with the phone's gameplay aesthetics.

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A separate menu for LED lighting on the back stands out. Remember that there are LEd strips, and the Red Magic logo can also be lit. LED strips can also serve as notification LEDs as well as indicators of when the phone has stopped charging.

It has an entertainment toolbox, thanks to which we can define quick tasks or open certain applications.

What I like most is the latest version of Game Space. Just by pressing the red button near the top left corner of the phone, the Games Space opens, where we can browse them. Sliding will open a menu with some quick changes.

The top two switches are to increase performance during gameplay and to configure pushbuttons whenever the game allows (there aren't many).

We also see some apps like Discord, WhatsApp, Telegram, and even Chrome, as well as the brightness slider, along with other quick switches, like the refresh rate selector or the ability to turn the fan on or off.

The camera of the ZTE nubia Red Magic 6

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The camera is not the strong point of this mobile, but it is enough for what most users would need. Here are some things I've noticed:

– The camera modes change with a simple swipe to the left and right in the form of a carousel, it is very practical.
– When shooting macro you see a small magnifying glass that we can move, with a focus peak, which allows you to reach the correct focus distance instead of guessing it.
– HDR does a good job, although you notice the processing, it is not very natural. HDR is not available in 64 MP non-clustered mode.
– We have to go to Pro mode to use the ultra-wide angle.
– The zoom is digital, not surprising, 3x, 5x, and 10x.

– Get good results when there is little distance to the lens.
– Supports recordings up to 8K at 30 fps, but 4K standards at 30 and 60 fps are also available.

Conclusions

It is one of the best mobile gamers that have passed through my hands, and its price is not excessive, in fact, it is cheaper than most of its sector. The only problem is that the 165 Hz screen can hardly ever be used, so we can say that it is a mobile "prepared" for the next generation of video games that can take advantage of everything it offers.

As far as cameras are concerned, it is clear that they have saved in that sector to focus on the gaming experience, an interesting and effective strategy.

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