Nubia Red Magic 3 Unboxing And Hands-On
Red Magic 3
June 17th, 2019
Rs. 35,999 (8GB +128GB)
Rs. 46,999 (12GB + 256GB)
171.7 x 78.5 x 9.7 mm
2340 x 1080px
8 x Kryo 485
Android 9 Pie
4320p @ 15fps
2160 @ 60fps
1080p @ 30fps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
3.5mm Headphone Jack
Rear Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
27W Fast Charging
Chinese smartphone maker Nubia has launched its latest gaming smartphone; the Red Magic 3 in the Indian market on the 17th of June. It is the successor to the Red Magic Mars launched last year and features top tier specifications. Here is our experience with the unboxing and hands-on of the latest flagship gaming device from Nubia for 2019, the Red Magic 3.
What’s In The Box?
- Nubia Red Magic 3
- Power Adapter
- Type-C Cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card
- LOGO Sticker
- Screen Protector (pre-applied)
- SIM Tray Ejector
The design of the Nubia Red Magic 3 is reminiscent of its predecessor. The device measures 171.7 x 78.5 x 9.7 mm and weighs in at a hefty 215 grams. It has a robust build with an aluminium chassis and glass on the front. The front of the smartphone has considerable bezels on the top and bottom which give the display an obstruction free look. The top of the Red Magic 3 has a 3.5mm headphone jack while the bottom has the USB Type C port and the speaker grille.
The Nubia Red Magic 3 houses the power button along with the volume rockers on the right side of the smartphone. In a somewhat peculiar fashion, it has a vent for the air cooling system inside; along with two shoulder buttons which are also present on the right edge of the device. on the left side of the handset, a SIM card tray, along with the magnetic pogo pin connector for proprietary accessories for the Red Magic 3 and the red coloured gaming switch is present. The back of the smartphone has a single camera sensor along with an LED flash; with the RGB LED strip running on the centre of the back panel of the device. The Red Magic branding is present on the bottom of the gamer-esque rear panel of the handset.
The Nubia Red Magic 3 has a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 px. As mentioned above, there are considerable bezels on the top and bottom of the display which houses the dual front-facing stereo speakers and necessary sensors. The display on the smartphone has a refresh rate of 90Hz as found in the OnePlus 7 Pro.
One of the key highlighting features of the Nubia Red Magic 3 is its chipset. The smartphone is kitted with the Snapdragon 855 SoC which is also present on devices including the OnePlus 7 Pro and the Xiaomi Black Shark 2. The chipset is manufactured using a 7 nm fabrication process which makes it highly power efficient. The Snapdragon 855 consists of an Octa-Core Kryo CPU and the Adreno 640 GPU.
Memory and Storage
The Nubia Red Magic 3 is available in two storage variants, the base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage; and the top tier variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard memory.
In terms of optics, the Nubia Red Magic 3 has a single rear camera setup consisting of an f/1.7 aperture equipped 48MP sensor. The lens uses the ubiquitous Sony IMX 586 sensor also found in smartphones such as the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Honor View20. For selfies, the smartphone has an f/2.0 aperture equipped 16 MP sensor housed on top of the display.
In terms of video recording, the Red Magic 3 is the world’s first smartphone to support 8K video recording at 15fps. However, the mode is provided in its beta version currently. Additionally, the device can also record 4K videos at 60fps and 30fps.
Battery and Other Features
The OnePlus 7 is powered by a massive 5000 mAh which supports 27W fast charging via the bundled charger inside the box. The device runs on the company’s homegrown RedMagic UI 2.0 which is based on top of the latest Android 9 Pie.
Connectivity options on the Nubia Red Magic 3 include dual 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and a bottom mounted USB Type C Port. Unlike most modern flagship smartphones, the device has a 3.5mm headphone jack on top of the handset.
Price and Availability
The Red Magic 3 will go on sale starting the 27th of June. In terms of pricing, the base variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage has been priced at Rs 35,999; while the variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage has been priced at Rs. 46,999.