Nubia Red Magic 3S: Perfect Gaming Smartphone With Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus

Nubia has introduced its updated smartphone called Nubia Red Magic 3s. It is one of the best smartphone for those who are interested in gaming. It is well known for its gaming and a successor to the Red magic 3. A few years before, the important factor for gaming was considered to be its powerful processor. But, days later, the whole concept has been slowly changed, and we have dedicated gaming smartphones, each one bringing something different to the table.

Nubia Red Magic 3S has its own excellent features which gives an immersive viewing experience with the high-resolution display. This phone was launched on October 17, 2019. This phone prices in India at Rs. 38,999 for 8GB/128GB. It is one of the best phones under Rs.40,000. This phone comes with two colors such as Mecha Silver, Cyber Shade.

Nubia Red Magic 3S has good camera features that give excellent images. Another feature is that it has a good battery backup that is coupled with Quick Charging technology and screen protection. The disadvantage is that it does not have a wireless charging feature.

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Display:

Nubia Red Magic 3S has a 6.65-inch AMOLED display having a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels along with a pixel density of 388 PPI. It has a bezel-less design along with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Just like Red Magic 3, it also has a 90Hz refresh rate. The Corning Gorilla Glass protects the screen from being scratched. It has a Capacitive, Multi-touch touch screen.

Screen Size6.65 inches (16.89 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Bezel-less displayAvailable
Pixel Density388 ppi
Display TypeAMOLED
Touch ScreenCapacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Refresh Rate90 Hz

Design:

Nubia Red Magic 3S measures at the height of 171.7 mm, weight of 215 grams, width of 78.5 mm, and thickness of 9.6 mm.

Height171.7 mm 
Width78.5 mm
Thickness9.6 mm
Weight215 grams
ColorsMecha Silver, Cyber Shade

Performance:

Nubia Red Magic 3S is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus and a Kryo 485 octa-core processor comprising of a 2.96GHz single-core, a 2.42GHz tri-core and a 1.8GHz quad-core. The processor of this phone is handled by the Adreno 640 and it has 64-bit architecture.

This phone has 8GB RAM for the better gaming experience. It has 128GB internal storage capacity for storing files and data. There is no expandable storage capacity. It supports USB OTG.

To keep the processor at an optimum temperature, it has used an active cooling fan, thermal gel, copper foil, multilayer graphite, and a liquid cooling tube.

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
ProcessorOcta core (2.96 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 485)
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsAdreno 640
RAM8 GB
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryNo
USB OTG SupportAvailable

Battery:

Nubia Red Magic 3S has a good battery capacity of 5,000mAh and it supports 27W fast charging. This comes with a Li-ion battery. There is no user-replaceable. It has quick charging of v4.0, 27W, and USB TypeC charger is available on this smartphone.

Battery Capacity5000 mAh
TypeLi-ion
User-ReplaceableNo
Quick ChargingQuick, v4.0, 27W
USB Type-CAvailable

Camera:

Nubia Red Magic 3S features single 48-megapixel camera at the back whereas other smartphones comes up with multi-camera setup. In the front of the camera, it has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. The camera feature in this phone is not as good compared to other new smartphones. There is no portrait mode and the Electronic Aperture mode is not great.

It features Pro, Pretty, MultiExposure, LightDraw, Clone, and Time-Lapse modes apart from the regular photo and video modes.

Photos taken during the day is good. Under the low-lights, the photos are not great in the output of zooming-in and it was not clear too. In the night mode, it has better quality where the photos were sharper and brighter. The selfie shots are decent.

Red Magic 3S has an 8K 30fps video recording mode which is in beta. It has 4K and 1080p video recording at 30fps and 60fps. It has added slow-mo video recording at 480fps and there’s a 1920fps mode also in beta. There is surprisingly no stabilisation at 1080p or 4K, which leads to shaky footage.

Rear Camera:

Camera SetupSingle
Resolution48 MP f/1.75 Primary Camera
SensorExmor-RS CMOS Sensor
AutofocusPhase Detection autofocus
Physical ApertureF1.75
FlashDual LED Flash
Image Resolution8000 x 6000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Front Camera:

Camera SetupSingle
Resolution16 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera
Physical ApertureF2.0
Camera FeaturesFixed Focus

Network and connectivity:

Nubia Red Magic 3S has two SIM trays. Both supports 4G, 3G, 2G. It also has a a dedicated button to toggle GameBoost mode.

There is a single LED flash above the camera sensor and a secondary noise-canceling microphone on the side. You can see antenna lines at the top as well as the bottom of the device. 

It has connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, Glonass, NFC.

SIM SizeSIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
SIM 14G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS: Available
GPRS: Available
SIM 24G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS: Available
EDGE: Available
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n, MIMO
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
Bluetoothv5.0
GPSwith A-GPS, GLONASS
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia:

Nubia Red Magic 3S has a single LED flash above the camera sensor and a secondary noise-canceling microphone on the side. You can see antenna lines at the top as well as the bottom of the device. 

It has FM Radio and has a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top.

FM RadioAvailable
SoundLoudspeaker, 3.5 mm audio jack

Sensors:

Nubia Red Magic 3S has fingerprint sensors and it is available in the rear of the phone. There are other sensors available such as Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope.

Fingerprint SensorAvailable
Fingerprint Sensor PositionRear
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Nubia Red Magic 3S FAQs:

1. What is the price of Nubia Red Magic 3S in India?

Nubia Red Magic 3S price in India is Rs. 38,999 for 8GB/128GB.

2. What are the colors available in Nubia Red Magic 3S?

Nubia Red Magic 3S comes up with two colors such as Rs. 38,999 for 8GB/128GB.

3. What is the battery capacity of Nubia Red Magic 3S?

Nubia Red Magic 3S has a battery of 5,000mAH which supports 27W fast charging.

4. What are the camera features of Nubia Red Magic 3S?

Nubia Red Magic 3S has a 48MP rear camera and 16MP front camera.

5. What is the screen resolution of Nubia Red Magic 3S?

Nubia Red Magic 3S has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.