REDMAGIC 6S Pro Gaming Smartphone with SD888+ & built-in fan

Red Magic 6S Pro mobile was launched on 6th September 2021. The phone comes with a 6.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1,080×2,400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9.Red Magic 6S Pro comes with 12GB of RAM. The Red Magic 6S Pro runs Android 11 and is powered by a 5,050mAh non-removable battery. The Red Magic 6S Pro supports proprietary fast charging.

The Red Magic 6S Pro runs Red Magic OS 4.0 is based on Android 11 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage. The Red Magic 6S Pro is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) mobile that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Red Magic 6S Pro measures 169.86 x 77.19 x 9.50mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 215.00 grams. It bears a metal body.

Connectivity options on the Red Magic 6S Pro include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.10, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include fingerprint sensor.

Redmagic 6s pro Review

Nubia REDMAGIC 6S Pro as you might have guessed from the name, it’s a minor upgrade to the REDMAGIC 6 Pro from the first half of the year. While we couldn’t test the old REDMAGIC 6 Pro, let’s take a look at how REDMAGIC’s latest flagship gaming phone performs.

The REDMAGIC 6S Pro looks very similar to the REDMAGIC 6 Pro, and from a distance, the difference is barely noticeable. But the back has become more minimalistic, and the lack of RGB lighting makes the 6S Pro more of a normal phone than a gaming phone. The entire back is very smooth and feels very good in the hand.

The camera also doesn’t protrude much. It features a design that is more comfortable when playing games than other angular gaming phones. Headphone jack, Shoulder Triggers and NFC are also present.

As a gaming phone, the REDMAGIC 6S Pro is well-made, and it would have been perfect if the plastic protective layer around the screen was made smaller.

REDMAGIC 6S Pro Review: Design

Both REDMAGIC 6S Pro and REDMAGIC 6 Pro have similar screens featuring 165Hz, FHD+, OLED display. With diamond-like pixel arrangement, there is no gap between the clarity and Samsung’s screen. There is no hole-punch or notch as it is a complete screen, and the thickened upper and lower bezels make it suitable for two-handed gaming. The only drawback that can be felt more obviously is the tendency to squint at green. The front view does not have this problem, and the colors are gorgeous. There is no doubt that it is an excellent screen.

As a gaming phone, what we are concerned about is what has been done to optimize the gaming experience. Shoulder Triggers are now upgraded a bit compared to the previous generation, while the touch sampling rate is upgraded to 450Hz. And the new addition of the back touch area, plus Shoulder Triggers can quickly perform three or four operations at the same time. However, the back of the touch area does not make a distinction between different touch gestures, so you have to practice more to become proficient in operation. The game toolbar also gets a new design, both sides can be swiped to call out the toolbar. Red Magic OS also includes some redesigned widgets that allow you to visually see your heartbeat, game time, and more. A number of game-related quick switches can be easily opened when you need them.

REDMAGIC 6S Pro Review: Gaming & Performance

REDMAGIC 6S Pro upgrades the processor to Snapdragon 888+.

LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 are also our old friends. Although this year’s Snapdragon flagship chips are very hot, REDMAGIC’s built-in fan design is not for show.

REDMAGIC 6S Pro Review -Antutu 3dmark

With the fan on the strongest mode, Antutu Bench ran the highest score ever — 870,163. In 3DMark it got 5897, while in Geekbench 5 the phone got a single-core score of 1146 and a multi-core score of 3686.

REDMAGIC 6S Pro Review Geekbench 5

The gaming performance is as good as ever, with PUBG being able to turn on 90 FPS mode in Smooth Graphics, and the frame rate curve is very smooth. But We know PUBG is not stressful to gaming phones at all.

REDMAGIC 6S Pro PUBG Gaming

Genshin Impact’s frame rate curve is not as stable, but the average frame rate of 56 FPS is very impressive. The frame rate doesn’t fluctuate significantly either. Brightridge being the most processor demanding game, the average frame rate of 48FPS is also very impressive compared to other non-gaming phones.

REDMAGIC 6S ProGaming Features

The built-in fan can ensure your processor has a stable frame rate throughout, but it does not guarantee that the external temperature will come down. The back of the phone can reach up to 53 degrees Celsius, so if you want the external temperature to come down as well, it’s recommended to buy a cooler.

Camera

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Red Magic 6S Pro on the rear packs a triple camera setup featuring a 64-megapixel primary camera; an 8-megapixel camera, and a 2-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It has a single front camera setup for selfies, featuring an 8-megapixel sensor. The front camera also features autofocus.

Because the REDMAGIC 6S Pro is a gaming-focused phone, we’ll only go over the camera part briefly.

Main Camera

The color of the camera is not very bright, but it’s closer to the real color. The resolution is good and the HDR strength is very strong.

The 6S Pro is not as good as it could be at night, especially with the Ultrawide Camera which does not have a night mode, but the main camera with night mode is fine for most everyday scenes.

The Ultra Wide Angle camera is good for most occasions but the absence of a night mode for wide shots is a drawback.

Macro Camera

As for the macro lens, it can be used occasionally when there is enough light. But don’t expect it to have great image quality.

Battery Life & Charging

The charger and charging cable are included in the box. But like the 6 Pro, although the phone supports 66W wired charging, the charger inside the box is only 30W. But because you can use the built-in fan to reduce the temperature when charging, so you can almost always charge at full power.

REDMAGIC 6S Pro Review 085 minutes tops up the battery to 11%, another half an hour to 62%, and 55 minutes to full charge. Although the 6S Pro has a large 5050mAh battery, it consumes more power in the gaming section because of its high performance. 20 minutes of Genshin Impact and Brightridge consume 18% and 16% respectively, 10% for PUBG. Daily applications do not consume a lot of power as 1080P online video only consumes 2%.

Verdict

REDMAGIC 6S Pro is not a significant upgrade compared to the 6 Pro in the first half of the year. If you already have the REDMAGIC 6 Pro, there is no need to buy the 6S Pro. But If you want to buy a gaming phone now, you can definitely check out the REDMAGIC 6S Pro.

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