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Nubia Red Magic review: A new gaming phone for PUBG fans

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Brand: Nubia
Product: Nubia Red Magic
Key specifications: 5.99-inch full HD display, Android Oreo, Snapdragon 835 processor, 8GB RAM, 24-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, 3,800mAh battery
Price: Rs 29,999
Rating: 3/5

With mobile games like PUBG becoming a rage, smartphone companies are trying to cash in on the trend with gaming-focused devices. From Asus ROG to Xiaomi Black Shark, a number of new phones launched in 2018 to woo mobile gaming enthusiasts. The latest gaming smartphone to launch in India is Nubia Red Magic.

Priced at Rs 29,999, Nubia Red Magic comes with unique design including a ‘world’s-first RGB’ strip on the back. The phone is said to be optimised for more than 100 games including Arena of Valor. It also comes with software-based Gameboost mode to optimise the performance and better gaming experience on the smartphone.

Nubia Red Magic, however, comes with dated specifications – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is now at least two year old chipset. Qualcomm has already launched Snapdragon 855 processor for 2019 flagship phones. It runs on the last year’s Android Oreo out-of-the-box.

Design: It’s unique

Nubia Red Magic stands out from the crowd with its unique back panel. It features RGB strip that illuminate when you’re playing game or receive any notification. The convex build adds to the uniqueness. Both rear camera and fingerprint sensor are in hexagonal slot.

The front is dominated by a full HD display. The top bezel houses the front-facing camera and mic. It also has a LED notification light on the top. The base has USB Type-C port whereas the top edge houses 3.5mm headphone jack. On the right edge, the phone houses volume and power buttons. It also has a dedicated slider to activate the Gameboost mode. The slider is quite similar to Alert Slider on OnePlus phones.