Nubia Red Magic 5S costs 579 or 649 euro (like in the reviewed 12+256GB version). With such a low price, Nubia Red Magic 5S does not have too many competitors. I am thinking mostly about ASUS ROG Phone 3 – in theory, it is similar, but is more expensive. Unless, instead of a gaming one, you will decide to buy an ordinary, flagship smartphone… I recommend not to buy Ice Dock for 45 euro, the Pro Handle for 40 euro looks like a better proposition – this is an add-on with additional buttons and a stick. Gamers can think about a stronger charger as well.
What is so convincing about Nubia Red Magic 5S? Mostly what gamers need: a high efficiency, a great display, an efficient cooling, an additional menu, decent speakers and nice vibrations. Besides these elements, in an everyday usage, the smartphone can convince us to itself with nice lifespans, errorless usage of communication functions and a reasonable interface. The camera is not perfect, but it is not bad either, just like the looks of the phone. We can either love it or hate it. I loved it.
I will criticize the phone for the fact that in the set there is an 18W charger, while in China there is one adequate to the phones capabilities, a 55W one. Gamers who download a lot of “large” titles might be bothered with the lack of a microSD cards support and the sound of the fan working inside. The camera interface could have been better, the phone could have benefited from a sound equalizer. And maybe from a radio, since we have a minijack…? Basically, with these prices, Nubia Red Magic 5S might be an interesting purchase, which will bring a lot of joy, under the condition that these shortcomings mentioned above will not bother us.
- Great display
- High efficiency
- Additions for gamers
- unusual stylization
- Reasonable interface
- Good speakers
- Quick charging
- Cover in the set
- Decent battery lifespans
- Rather errorless fingerprint scanner
- Photos and videos from the main camera
- Average night time photos
- Lack of a microSD cards socket
- Weak audio in videos
- Lack of waterproofness
- Loud fan
- Lack of a fast charger in the set