Nubia Red Magic 3S with SD855+ & 5000 mAh battery released for 2999 yuan ($420)

Today, Chinese manufacturing giant, Nubia, finally released its latest gaming smartphone, Nubia Red Magic 3S. This smartphone us the successor to the Nubia Red Magic 3 and it retains a couple of features from the Magic 3. However, it improves on battery, chipset, and cooling setup. As a gaming device, this smartphone comes with many gaming features as well as a gaming design.

Design & Appearance

In terms of design, there is not much difference between the Nubia Red Magic 3S and its predecessor. In terms of dimension, this device measures 171.7 x 78.5 x 9.65 mm and weighs 215g. One of the major differences is in the air vent design and there are also subtle changes in the antenna. The upgrade of the air inlet makes the active cooling more efficient. Besides these, the Red Magic 3S is almost identical with its predecessor. The rear also uses the Red Magic “X” symmetrical design. This smartphone is available in Silver Storm, Black, and Red/Blue. Furthermore, this smartphone comes with RGB lighting (16.8 million) at the rear. This brings a more dazzling competitive game atmosphere.

Nubia Red Magic 3S Configuration

The Nubia Red Magic 3S uses a 6.65-inch FHD AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch refresh rate. This device supports DC dimming and its brightness reaches 430 nits. Under the hood, this device comes with the Snapdragon 855+ processor. This device has 8GB/12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage (UFS 3.0). With the new custom fan design, the Nubia Red Magic 3S has a much better performance. The CPU / GPU scheduling is better and the game scene recognition is on a new level.

The Nubia Red Magic 3S retains the 3.5 mm headphone jack, as well as dual SIM dual standby. Its lights are kept on by a huge 5000mAh battery which supports 27W fast charge.

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Nubia Red Magic 3S Camera

At the rear, the Red Magic 3S retains the single 48MP Sony IMX586 with f/1.7 aperture. This sensor is compatible with 1920 fps slow-motion recording and up to 8K video shooting. On the front, there is a 16MP sensor.

Software & other features

As for the OS, the phone runs on the new RedMagic OS 2.1 which is still based on Android 9. However,  it comes with a good system performance optimizations, new gaming-centric themes, intelligent CPU / GPU scheduling, RedMagic rendering system, and a special game mode.

More importantly, the Red Magic 3S is equipped with the “strongest” ICE2.1 air-cooled + liquid-cooled dual multi-dimensional cooling system on the surface. This smartphone has a monstrous performance on AnTuTu and Master Lu with 510496 points and 507747 points respectively.

Price and Availability

In terms of price, the 8GB+128GB version is priced at 2,999 yuan ($430) (Silver Storm, Black) while the 12GB+256GB version is priced at 3,799 yuan ($532) ( Red/Blue). This smartphone will officially hit the market on September 9. For now, this device is only available in China. It will hit the global market in October.


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1 Comment

  1. Rxonmymind
    September 9, 2019

    Looks like a solid phone spec wise. Wonder if the US could get it?
    Well done!