ZTE nubia Red Magic 3 Review – Specs, Features and Price

Smartphone gamers are about to experience another addition of ZTE’s latest gaming smartphone, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3. It’s no longer news that ZTE usually conquers the gaming niche with their Red Magic series. In this article, we explore the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3, looking at its specs, features, and Price.

This time around a lot of things has been taken to the next level with the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3. The new smartphone was announced in May 2019 and will also be arriving in the same month.

The new smartphone is the successor to the ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars, and it also comes along with lots of nice things in stock. Some of the amazing features it arrives with includes, a cooling fan which happens to be the first of its kind, ICE cooling tech 2.0, shoulder buttons, and more.

Without further ados, we know most gamers are already excited, so, let’s get down straight to the review in proper.


The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 is a gaming-centric smartphone and you can tell by the appearance.

First of all, the smartphone is a product of glass (at the front) and aluminum (the body). The smartphone seems like a combination of all the best part of other gaming-centric smartphones.

Just like the Xiaomi Black Shark 2, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 arrives with a detachable game controller. Just like the Razer Phone 2, it arrives with dual front-facing speakers and also arrives with a 90Hz AMOLED display like the Asus ROG.

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The back of the device is curved headed by V-shaped partition. You will find a vent under the V-shaped partition which allows air. Below the vent, lies the responsive fingerprint sensor which doubles as an extra button when gaming.

Unlike conventional smartphones with multiple primary cameras, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 arrives with just one which lies above the V-shape. Above the camera is a powerful LED flash, and at the base of the device lies the RGB light panel.

At the front of the smartphone lies a sizable 6.65 inches AMOLED screen display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The smartphone supports a refresh rate of 90Hz. Also when you hold the smartphone in landscape mode, right corners and top-left become pressure sensitive, doubling as shoulder buttons.

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The Red Magic 3 happens to be Nubia’s third gaming-centric smartphone, after the original Red Magic and 2018 Red Magic Mars phones. The new device arrives in three color options, the Black, Camouflage, Red, and Red/Blue.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 Camera

The camera doesn’t seem to be the focal point of the Red Magic 3, yet it takes well-detailed images. It comes with a total number of just two cameras, a single primary camera, and a single selfie camera sensor.

On the front side of this classic photographic genius, lies a 16MP selfie camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. The selfie camera also supports HDR and can record videos of [email protected]

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The back of the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 houses a solo 48MP Sony Sensor which supports the Quad Pixel technology. This camera is the first of its kind to record 1920fps Super Slo-mo. So, have you seen the reason we called this smartphone a classic photographic genius? Other features of this smartphone include a powerful LED flash, HDR, and panorama.


The Red Magic 3 a gaming-centric smartphone and playing games demand lots of processing power which naturally creates heat. But, things have changed this time as the Red Magic 3 employs an in-built fan and a liquid cooling system to stop the device from being too hot.

While the vent lets in air, the cooling fan is inside the device also helps and though it lacks physical bearings of fans, it runs at 14K RPM. It was inspired by a gaming PC.

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Under the hood, the new smartphone arrives with the powerful Snapdragon 855 processor. The smartphone arrives in different storage and RAM options which consist of the 64GB storage with 6GB RAM, 128GB storage with 8GB RAM and finally the 256GB storage with 12GB RAM.

The new smartphone uses the RedMagic 2.0 Operating System which is based on the Android 9.0 Pie. The software comes with many interesting features like the 4D Smart Shock, which adds vibrations to different game scenes.

The overall performance of this smartphone is smooth and lag-free even with high graphics demanding games. The gaming experience is simply out of this world!

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 Battery

The Red Magic 3 arrives with an outstanding Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery. It’s not a surprise to us that the smartphone arrives with such a huge battery life considering the number of new techs the smartphone integrates.

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The smartphone also employs the 27W Fast battery charging technology. You can quickly add extra battery juice using the 27W USB Power Delivery which offers you 1 hour of gaming from 10 minutes charge.

Other Features

  • FM Radio ~ No.
  • 3.5mm Jack ~ Yes.
  • Expandable storage ~ No.
  • Single Primary Camera ~ Yes.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 Price

Despite coming with so many interesting specification, features, and imbibing many new features, the smartphone still keeps the price low.

To obtain the Red Magic 3 8GB RAM / 128GB storage version, it will cost you just $479 / €479 / £419. Meanwhile, the bigger version which is the 12GB RAM / 256GB storage model goes for €599 / $599 / £529.

The price is way below most of its main competitors just like the ASUS ZenFone 6 and OnePlus 7 Pro.  It will launch in India and other countries that have not gotten it yet by June.


With all the gaming features collected from other top gaming-centric smartphones and merged into the Red Magic 3, what more could you ask for?

The new smartphone arrives with interesting specs and features like hug battery life with fast charging technology, shoulder buttons, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, cooling fan (the first of its kind), and ICE cooling tech 2.0.

The new smartphone happens to currently be the best gaming smartphone for me, beating the likes of OnePlus 7 Pro, Asus ROG phone, and many more both in price and specs. Despite loads of interesting specifications and features, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3 still keeps the price low.


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