ZTE Nubia RedMagic 5G Phone Unboxing

The Nubia RedMagic 5G smartphone was available for sale on April 21 and today we get this new 5G cell phone. Let’s have a look at this new 5G smartphone good at mobile gaming.

The style of the Nubia RedMagic 5G is quite minimalistic. In a stylish cardboard packaging we find the smartphone itself (8GB / 128GB version in Eclipse Black), plus a small handbook, a thick and red USB Type-A to Type-C cable and a power supply. The latter cannot be used for fast charging with 9V 2A, but as a middle-range model, it is quite understandable to skimp a bit.


Incidentally, we had attached the Redmagic 5G phone to a 30W PD power supply, which enables fast charging (the cell phone would even support 55W fast charging). When plugging in, the cell phone then asks whether the integrated fan may be activated, which can protect the battery and the rest of the hardware. In less than 10 minutes, the 31 percent battery became 47 percent. 🙂 And when we connected with packed adapter, it said that at about 60 percent the fan has turned off again and the device still continued to charge quickly.

Nubia RedMagic 5G First Impression

In our opinion, the Nubia RedMagic 5G feels very good in high quality. At almost 220g, the RedMagic 5G is also one of the heaviest smartphones we have ever held in hands.

On the left there is the ventilation duct entrance and on the right the warm air comes out again. We also find a shoulder button on the right (held crosswise) left and right, which resembles the fingerprint sensors of some smartphones. The docking port is in the middle on the left and then a red switch on the far left to quickly get to the gaming center.

This is basically the central point of contact to access the supported games, monitor the fan and also activate the RGB LED lighting on the back.


Of course, the AMOLED display with 144Hz technology is worth mentioning! This is particularly important to Nubia and even integrates an optionally activatable display in the notification bar, which shows how many Hz are currently being driven.

One should also mention the built-in camera module. We can’t make any statements about this after just unpacking, but it is subtly increased and visually adapted to the gaming concept. The rest will be shown in the complete test report.


So far this is for the first impressions. As already mentioned at the beginning, the ZTE 5G phone will be tested and in a few days there will be a moving image and the written test here in the blog.