Nubia Red Magic 3

Nubia Red Magic 3

Specifications for Nubia Red Magic 3

Performance Snapdragon 855
Storage 128 GB
Camera 48 MP
Battery 5000 mAh
Display 6.65″ (16.89 cm)
Ram 8 GB
Launch Date in India June 27, 2019 (Official)
Settings Exposure compensation
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution 8000 x 6000 Pixels
Sensor Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor
Autofocus Yes
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution 16 MP Front Camera & 48 MP Main Camera
Physical Aperture F2.0
Flash Yes, Dual LED Flash
Video Recording 7680×4320 @ 30 fps
Width 78.5 mm
Weight 215 grams
Build Material Back: Metal
Thickness 9.6 mm
Height 171.7 mm
Colors Black, Flame Red
Display Type AMOLED
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Bezel less Display Yes
Pixel Density 388 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Screen to Body Ratio Calculated 80.37 %
Screen Size 6.65 inches (16.89 cm)
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
User Replaceable No
Type Li-ion
Quick Charging Yes Quick
Capacity 5000 mAh
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Graphics Adreno 640
Processor Octa core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 485)
Architecture 64 bits
Ram 8 GB
Internal Memory 128 GB
USB OTG Support Yes
Expandable Memory No
Network Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, MIMO
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v5.0
Volte Yes
USB Type C Yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, Glonass
Sim Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano


The new Nubia Red Magic 3 is the latest and one of the greatest low to mid-range phone to come out from the Chinese company, ZTE. The phone has a very unique design and has a very sturdy feel to it.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3

The overall look of the phone is pretty much same as the previous model from ZTE but the specs are al higher end. It may be considered a flagship killer since it is only a mid-range phone but has awesome features and qualities at a cheap price.


The Nubia Red Magic 3 does not have a conventional design. The back design for this phone is very unique compared to other traditional phones. It has an angular design on the back and an all-metal build. And it has a triangular design on the top and bottom in the backside and a vertical straight line.

The phone measures 171.7 mm x 78.5 mm x 9.6 mm for height, width and thickness respectively and weighs around 215 grams. It has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 80.37 %.

The volume keys and the power button are both on the right side of the phone and the SIM card slot is on the left. The charging port and the speaker grill is on the bottom part and the headphone jack is on the top. The pentagon-shaped camera is on the upper triangle on the middle and above the camera is the flash. Below the camera is the fingerprint sensor. The logo is centered on the bottom part.

The Red Magic 3 comes in Flame Red, Black, Red-Blue gradient and Camouflage.


The look and feel of the phone suggest that it is made as a gaming phone. The display and the build of the phone gives an immersive experience.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3

It has a 6.65-inch AMOLED display which is a standard for android phone which give better color gametes and better saturation. The aspect ratio of the display is 19.5:9. The display is a bezel-less display but not completely since there is a little bit of chin on the bottom and a compartment for the front camera. The resolution of the screen is about 1080 x 2340 pixels with the pixel density at about 388 ppi. The screen to body ratio is calculated to be 80.37%. It is a capacitive touchscreen display with multi-touch feature. The screen is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass.

The screen is made very tall and big for immersive gameplay like mentioned before and an AMOLED display for a bright screen and popping colors.


The Red Magic 3 has a simple single-lens setup for both the front camera and the main camera.

The Cameras

The front camera is an F2.0 16 MP lens which one of the best lenses for a front camera even for a higher-end phone. The main camera is an F1.7 48 MP wide-angle lens which is also one of the cameras for a midrange phone. The camera can produce images of resolution 8000 x 6000 pixels and can shoot videos 7680 x 4320 at 30 fps. That means the main camera is capable of shooting at 8k. This type of feature is amazing for any type of higher-end smartphones. With the 8k shooting feature, the camera lens also has an IS. The camera also has some standard features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection and Touch to focus. The camera also has PDAF. The shooting modes in this camera are Continuous Shooting and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The camera is powered by an Exmor-RS CMOS sensor.


The performance of this phone easily rivals the top tier smartphones since is can be considered as a flagship killer.


The chipset on the Red Magic 3 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. It has an Octa-core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 485) processor. The graphics for this phone is powered by an Adreno 640 GPU. It comes with Android 9.0 (pie).

The Nubia Red Magic 3 has a 64-bit architecture with 8 GB of RAM. The internal storage on this device is 128 GB with no external storage feature. It can hold dual SIM cards, both nano types.

It has all the basic sensors like the Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass and the Gyroscope. The 4G network feature is also available on this phone with all the other standard connectivity features.


The battery on this phone is huge, which is a 5000 mAh battery made for gamers. It is huge for long-lasting hours for the gameplay and also keeping in mind the huge AMOLED display.

The Battery

The battery is a Li-Ion battery with a quick charge feature. The phone does not support wireless charging since it has a metal body but has a USB Type C as the charging port.


The phone is a great all-rounder phone especially for a cheap midrange phone. The display on this phone is amazing and the build quality is very premium. The batter is also great and the lenses on the phone is absolutely the best for a mid-range phone.

Its Prices

The phone costs only around $479 in the USA and £380 in Europe. The phone comes around Rs 32,999 – Rs. 46,999. In Nepal, Nubia Red Magic 3 will cost around Rs. 60,000.

You might also want to check out Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

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