Asus ROG Phone 3 VS Nubia Red Magic 5G; The Battle Of The Gaming Smartphones.

Introduction

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G vs Asus ROG Phone 3
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

The Nubia Red Magic 5G is a gaming smartphone that was released in March 2020 and the name of the device is a hint about the design and color of the device. The phone has a red back cover which makes it look fierce and beautiful at the same time.

The Asus ROG Phone 3 is also a gaming smartphone produced and marketed by Asus and is expected to be launched in July 2020. ROG Phone 3 will the successor of ROG Phone 2 which was a great success in the mobile gaming community.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G vs Asus ROG Phone 3
Asus ROG Phone 3
Despite these 2 gadgets being released between 3 months of each other, the two devices are the best gaming smartphones of 2020 with crazy features like the built-in cooling fan in the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G.
For a mobile gaming die-hard, choosing between the two devices can be a challenge but this list will highlight all the specifications and differences between the two devices including prices. This will help you decide between which of these 2 monster gaming smartphones you prefer to go for.

Specifications

Display

Asus ROG Phone 3

The Asus ROG Phone 3 sports a huge 6.59 inches AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2340 screen resolution. The phone has a 79.9% screen to body ratio, this is because the phone has bezels at the top and bottom of the display.
The display has a pixel density of 391 pixels per inch. The display on the Asus ROG Phone 3 has the corning gorilla glass screen protection and has a refresh rate of 144Hz.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G has a bigger display compared to the ROG Phone 3. The Red Magic 5G as a 6.65 inches AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2340 screen resolution. The phone has no bezels at the top and bottom of display leaving the phone with a screen to body ratio of 82.5%.
The display on the Red Magic has a pixel density of 388 PPI. It has the Corning Gorilla Glass screen protection and it also has a 144 GHz refresh rate.

Software & Hardware

Asus ROG Phone 3

Asus ROG Phone 3 runs on Android 10 and the ROG UI launcher.
Asus ROG Phone 3 chipset
The phone is powered by the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 and an Octa-core 585 CPU. The Snapdragon 865 is a pretty powerful chipset and the perfect choice for a gaming smartphone. As for the GPU, the ROG Phone 3 utilizes the Adreno 650.
If you’re familiar with Snapdragon then you most likely know that their GPU is best and far much better than the PowerVR GPU’s paired with the MediaTek chipsets.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

The Nubia Red Magic 5G runs on Android 10 and the Redmagic 3.0 launcher.
The hardware properties on the Red Magic 5G are very similar to those on the ROG Phone 3. Just like ROG Phone 3, the Red Magic 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and an octa-core Kyro 585 CPU. It also utilizes the Adreno 650 GPU.

 Memory

Asus ROG Phone 3

The ROG Phone doesn’t include a MicroSDXC slot as all the variants ship with more than enough storage. There are 3 variants in regard to memory. There’s a 12GB RAM + 256GB, 16GB RAM + 512GB, and the ultimate 16GB RAM + a whopping 1TB of internal storage. 1 TB of internal storage is a lot for a smartphone and it can hundreds of mobile games, videos and pictures before it’s full.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

For the Nubia Red magic 5G, you get more choices in terms of memory but the most amount of internal storage you’re get is 256 GB.
There’s a 8GB RAM + 128GB, 12GB RAM + 128GB, 12GB RAM + 256GB and a 16GB RAM + 256GB variant.

Camera

Asus ROG Phone 3

At the rear, you get a dual-camera setup. The setup includes a 64 MP wide lens and 13 MP ultra-wide shooter. There’s also an LED flash in the setup for lighting up those low light areas. The camera can shoot videos at 4K@30fps/60fps, 1080p@30fps/60fps/240fps, 720p@480fps.
At the front, the ROG Phone 3 utilizes a single 13 MP shooter that also shoots 1080p videos at 30fps.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

The Nubia Red Magic 5G sports a triple camera setup at the rear. The setup consists of a 64 MP main camera, 8 MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2 MP macro shooter. There’s also an LED flash included. However, unlike the ROG Phone 3, the Red Magic 5G camera can shoot videos at 8K@15fps, 4K@30fps/60fps, 1080p@30fps/60fps/120fps/240fps resolution and fps respectively.
At the front, you get a single 8 MP camera that shoots 1080p videos at 30fps.

Battery

Asus ROG Phone 3 and ZTE NUbia RED Magic 5G Battery

Asus ROG Phone 3

The Asus ROG Phone 3 gets a bigger battery than the Red Magic 5G.
It is powered by a 5800 mAh battery with 30W fast charging capability and 10W reverse charging.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

The Nubia Red Magic 5G draws power from a 4500 mAh battery with a 55W fast charging capability. Allegedly, the phone can charge from 0-100% in just 40 min. I used the word allegedly as this is what is advertised.

Other Features

Asus ROG Phone 3

5G, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11, GPS, NFC, Radio, USB Type-C, Under-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, 3.5mm jack, Loudspeaker with DTS:X stereo speakers.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

5G, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, Under-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, 3.5mm jack, Loudspeaker with stereo speakers, Dual-SIM, RGB light panel at the back, Built-in cooling fan, Pressure-sensitive zones.

Differences

  • Display size. (Red Magic 5G has bigger display)
  • memory. (ROG Phone 3 has more internal storage)
  • Rear camera. (Red Magic 5G has a triple camera setup)
  • Selfie camera. (ROG Phone 3 has a bigger front camera(13MP))
  • Battery. (ROG Phone 3 has a bigger battery)
  • Fast Charging. (Red Magic 5G has 55W fast charging)
  • Radio. (Red Magic 5G has no radio)
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