ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S

ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S Review, Pros and Cons – The ZTE game-centric series is completely perfect in its domain while maintaining high standards and providing a decent smartphone with intermediate specifications. This Chinese company has launched another excellent smartphone, “ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S” and it is appropriate to say that it is a full-fledged gaming device loved by technology enthusiasts as well as gamers.

Basically, there are no specific changes made by the company, there is only one update on the cooling fan and a better chipset on the board.

ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S Review


  1. The Red Magic 5S has an elegant game design that joins the usual high refresh rate.
  2. There are advanced game space features, which increase the limits in several folds.
  3. The Redmagic 3.0 interface allows you to expand games at a considerable rate.
  4. Pressure touchpads appear in the side corner with a touch sensitivity of 300 Hz.
  5. A Snapdragon 865+ chipset is placed in the system and handles Adreno 650 graphics.
  6. Although you don’t have to worry about the battery, the 4500 mAh battery comes with advanced fasting support.
  7. This device is now available globally and costs about $650 (approximately 47,999 INR).

Design and Display

ZTE may not have advanced any specific adjustments, but the high-level layout is entirely surprising in itself. In addition, the shiny body helps provide a premium feel in your hands, and the narrow bezels are quite impressive.

On the rear panel, you will see a triple camera, while the screen has picked up the fingerprint scanner under the screen due to the special features of the AMOLED screen and the front camera is attached at the top of the chin.

In addition, the 6.55 inches FULL HD+ resolution AMOLED display is integrated into the ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S and, like its younger brother, Red Magic 5G, has a 144Hz refresh rate for next-level gaming.

Memory and Internal

Here, you will see a slight increase in performance with the help of the Snapdragon 865+ chipset that supports the high-tech 144 Hz refresh rate and 8K video recording capability.

On the same note, this configuration can easily provide all the requirements of your daily task, as well as first-rate cores, it also helps to increase performance for complicated tasks. The game booster feature of the game box expands the range of the overclock and allows you to use the maximum output from the screen, processor and chipset.

In the storage unit, the internal space specifications reach 256 GB, which are viable for 12 and 16 GB of RAM. The basic variant comes with 8 GB of RAM and combined with 128 GB storage based on the type of UFS 3.1 memory medium. Although you don’t see any secondary storage options, instead, you will receive a Dual SIM port on the SIM tray.


Red Magic 5S is not an ordinary flagship smartphone, but it is a gaming smartphone, so in most cases, you will notice smooth, normal-level images and videos. However, the specifications on paper may not predetermine that it is worthwhile, as you can capture 8K videos at ease. On the other hand, we are not surprised that it comes with a door for 8 MP selfies instead of something flashy.

In addition to the front panel camera, a triple camera has on the back, including the Sony IMAX686 64 MP sensor as the main snapper along with the ultrawide 8 MP for better landscape images and 2 MP for macro shots. In a typical daylight case, 8K video works well, but indoor light or low light reduction to 4k becomes more convenient.

Battery and Others

In the gaming segment, the battery plays a significant role. For this reason, adjust the battery software installed on the phone for night charging in advance. The huge 4500 mAh battery implanted and the 18 W charger offered in most regions. If you want a 55 W fast charging, you have to add more money to your budget.

On the other hand, cutting-edge performance is an integral part of the sensors and the software, and there are many of them on this phone, so you don’t have to worry about games. In addition, it equips the 3.5 mm jack out of the box.

ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S pros and cons

ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S smartphone.

SpecificationsZTE nubia Red Magic 5S
Network2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
AnnouncedJuly 2020
Dimensions168.6 x 78 x 9.8 mm
Weight220 g
BuildGlass front, glass back with aluminum frame
Size6.65 inches
DisplayCapacitive touchscreen AMOLED, 16M colors
Pressure sensitive zones (300Hz touch-sensing)
144Hz refresh rate
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
Built-in cooling fan
OSAndroid 10, Redmagic 3.0
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
(1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585
3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585
4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650
Card slotNo
RAM8GB, 12GB, 16GB
Internal128GB, 256GB
Camera64MP, 8MP, and 2MP
3.5 mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6,
dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, aptX, LE
GPSYes, with dual-band A-GPS,
USB3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
USB On-The-Go
accessory connector
SensorsUnder display Fingerprint, accelerometer
gyro, proximity, and compass
BatteryLi-Po 4500 mAh battery
Fast charging 55W
ColorsSilver, and Pulse
PriceUSD 650 (47,999 INR)

ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of pros and cons of ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S smartphone.


  1. Advanced game box settings
  2. Cutting-edge performance experience
  3. 144 Hz refresh rate always on
  4. Excellent performance and fast loading speed
  5. Above-average battery life
  6. Brilliant sound output and has a 3.5 mm jack port
  7. Built-in fan and touch sensors
  8. 5g support
  9. Gorilla glass, Built-in cooling fan, and pressure-sensitive zones
  10. Redmagic 3.0 UI with Android 10


  1. Average camera experience
  2. It didn’t have an RGB lighting effect
  3. No wireless charging
  4. Without IP certification


ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S is a legitimate gaming smartphone that helps you explore unknown areas and provides a superior gaming experience. For game lovers, it’s a great deal, and the best thing is that you can add game accessories as you wish.

The Red Magic 5S is certainly lacking in terms of the camera, but considering the fact that the purpose of buying is just for playing, then it became clear. In short, getting the Red Magic 5S instead of the Red Magic 5G can be a great choice because it has a lot of new things under your hood.

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Aman Rathore
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