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ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3: pure gaming smartphone for gamers that starts from $419

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3: pure gaming smartphone for gamers that starts from $419

Gaming smartphone for gamers have been slowly making their rounds in the smartphone industry, and ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 adds further to the excitement surrounding it.

We did have Nubia Red Magic Mars to thank for, as it was among the first few to offer such promise to gamers. Released back in December last year:

  • 6-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~402 ppi density
  • Full view display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Front glass, aluminium body
  • RGB light panel (on the back)
  • Dinorex T2X-1 scratch/shock resistant glass
  • Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) processor, Adreno 630 graphics and 6GB/8GB/10GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and HDR
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • DTS HD sound
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • December 2018 release date
  • $2,699 Chinese Yuan or ~$390 USD for the 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant, $3,199 Chinese Yuan or ~$460 USD for the 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage variant and $3,999 Chinese Yuan or ~$580 USD for the 10GB RAM + 256GB internal storage variant

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars is one of the best, if not the best gaming smartphone from last year. Great 6-inch Full HD LTPS IPS screen with great look-and-feel, great protection, amazing high-end flagship performance, great DTS sound system, large 3800 mAh battery and the latest Android Pie 9.0 operating system makes for a great combination. Plus, it doesn’t break the bank as well.

Now that five months have passed, here comes the Nubia Red Magic 3 as its successor:

  • 6.65-inch Full HD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio or ~388 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Front glass, aluminium body
  • RGB light panel (on the back)
  • Pressure sensitive zones
  • Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) chipset, Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 485) processor, Adreno 640 graphics and 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM
  • 48MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 2.0µm and HDR
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • DTS XU1tra sound
  • Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • May 2019 release date
  • $2,899 Chinese Yuan or ~$419 USD for the 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant, $3,199 Chinese Yuan or ~$465 USD for the 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage variant, $3,499 Chinese Yuan or ~$509 USD for the 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage variant and $4,299 Chinese Yuan or ~$625 USD for the 12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage variant

Well, what do we have here? The Nubia Red Magic 3 doesn’t waste any time to stomp its authority on the gaming industry.

The five months that has passed does bring along a lot of upgrades and further cement its place as a great gaming smartphone.

With a huge 6.65-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen, gamers will rejoice with the bigger screen real estate. The look and feel of the Nubia Red Magic 3 are further enhanced, and the RGB light panel at the back means serious business.

Hardware-wise, it gets a considerable boost in the form of the Snapdragon 855 chipset with a blazingly fast Kryo octa-core processor, the highest Adreno 640 graphics and an option to go for a whopping 12GB of memory. Nothing will slow this beast down.

Moving on to the camera side of things, Nubia Red Magic 3 is now equipped with a fantastic 48MP primary camera to satisfy your needs when you are not busy gaming. Then there’s the 16MP selfie camera for all your selfie cravings.

Even the sound system has been upgraded, now that it comes with the DTS XU1tra sound system. Hear enemies from afar, shoot them before they know where you are.

Finally, the 5000 mAh battery is large enough for long hours of gaming. Even when it is time to plug it in, the Fast battery charging feature will get you up to speed in no time at all.

Conclusion:

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 further rocks the gaming industry with its large 6.65-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen, amazing look and feel, highest-end hardware, amazing sound system and a huge 5000 mAh battery. All this points to an out-of-this-world gaming experience on a smartphone. Oh yes, not forgetting the great 48MP-16MP camera combination and a great price tag to boot.

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 had just been released for $2,899 Chinese Yuan or ~$419 USD for the 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant, $3,199 Chinese Yuan or ~$465 USD for the 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage variant, $3,499 Chinese Yuan or ~$509 USD for the 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage variant and $4,299 Chinese Yuan or ~$625 USD for the 12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage variant. There are four colors available: Black, Red, Camouflage and Red/Blue.

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