The display of Red Magic 5S has a diagonal of 6.65 inch, a Full HD+ resolution, and – as I have already mentioned – a classic bezel with slightly curved corners. This is an AMOLED screen with a full coverage of DCI-P3 palette – so the quality of colours representation leaves nothing to be desired. We can of course control the intensity of colours, and use the eye-protection mode.
The most important thing is that the display offers a high refreshment of the image – of up to 144 Hz. And though the number of games supporting this function is really modest – we can see the difference when it comes to standard or even 90 Hz displays. The frequency of the refreshment can be changed (60/90/144 Hz), but with higher levels it can be automatically lowered, depending on the displayed image.
The display offers a high brightness, which ensures a comfortable usage in sunny days, and the lowest level is so low that it does not bother our eyes at night. Readability angles are good, just like the work of the touch panel, which works with a 240 Hz frequency. The only thing that needs to be criticized is the high susceptibility of the glass to gathering fingerprints. We need to wipe it frequently.
Nubia Red Magic 5S has stereo speakers in a typical arrangement – one at the bottom wall, and the other – above the display. The lower provides slightly more bass, but together they play surprisingly even, the difference is not that noticeable. What is more, both speakers have a lot of power and they play rather clean. It is a pity that there is no equalizer in the software.
The quality of sound during voice calls is equally good. The smartphone has no problems with maintaining the coverage or working with Bluetooth accessories or Wi-Fi access points. The GPS works appropriately as well. Red Magic 5S has all necessary connectivity interfaces, while calls are done through a comfortable and a simple dialler – of course with the function of blocking unwanted calls.
Typing was handled to Gboard – so everything is in order. I usually do not pay attention to this, but when it comes to a gaming smartphone – I must. The vibration mechanism provides nice feelings. Maybe if I were an experienced gamer, I would appreciate the additional 4D vibration – but since I am not, I can only say that while gaming it is a good, unobtrusive addition to image and sound.