The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 6 and the ZTE Nubia Reg Magic 6 Pro are the most feared competitors in the gaming smartphone market currently. They tightly compete against Asus with their Asus ROG series and Black Shark with their Black Shark series. With the launch of the 6th generation Asus ROG, it was obvious ZTE had to respond and the company announced the Red Magic 6 in March 2021.
Red Magic 6 and Red Magic 6 Pro Prices
The Red Magic 6 is available in Eclipse Black color. It has a starting price of $599. The Red Magic 6 Pro adds $10 to the budget which sums up the price to $699. It ships in a different color which is the Moon Silver.
Red Magic 6 Specifications and Features
The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 6 is a 5G gaming smartphone. The phone which weighs just about 220 g is made of a glass front, a glass back, and an aluminum frame. The display is a 6.8 inches FULL HD+ AMOLED display. It offers a 165 Hz screen refresh rate and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It has an Aspect ratio of 20:9 and a total pixel density of 387 pixels per inch. The display also houses an under-display fingerprint reader for extra security.
The Reg Magi 6 gaming phone runs on Android 11 with RedMagic 4.0 skin. It is powered by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset which has an Octa-core CPU and the Adreno 660 GPU. The phone has 3 memory combinations with 256 GB + 12 GB RAM being the best. The other 2 are an 8 GB RAM + 128 GB model and a 12 GB RAM + 128 GB model.
The back of the phone has 3 cameras and an LED flash. A 64 MP sensor acts as the main camera which is backed up by an 8 MP ultrawide camera and a 2 MP macro lens. The camera shoots 8K videos at 30 fps and 4K videos at 60 fps. The selfie camera which is located on the top chin of the phone is an 8 MP sensor that shoots 1080p videos at 30 fps.
The battery on the Red Magic 6 is big enough at 5050 mAH. However, it is non-removable. It supports 66W fast charging which can boost the battery capacity from 0-100% in just 38 minutes. Sensors on the Red Magic 6 include the under-display fingerprint reader, 400 Hz pressure-sensitive zones on the edges, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a proximity sensor, and a compass. The phone also has features like Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi 6 3.5 mm headphone jack, dual SIM support, and a built-in cooling fan to keep the temperatures low under load/usage.
Red Magic 6 Pro Specifications and Features
The Red Magic 6 Pro is also a 5G phone. Almost all the specifications of the Red Magic 6 Pro are similar to those of the Red Magic Pro mentioned above. The only difference between the Red Magic 6 and Red Magic 6 Pro is the battery capacity, fast charging rate, and memory. The Red Magic 6 Pro has 2 more memory combinations with 16 GB RAM + 256 GB and 18 GB RAM + 512 GB. The battery capacity is 4500 mAh and it supports 120W fast charging but this is only for the China model. This is because it uses Quick Charge 5 technology. The international model supports 66W fast charging.
The Red Magic 6 is a good gaming smartphone. However, I think the ROG Phone 5 is a better choice. It has a smaller display and screen refresh rate but it compensates with a bigger battery, a bigger ultrawide camera, more RAM, and an RGB light panel on the back. The Red Magic 6 Pro is however the best gaming smartphone at the moment. This is just our opinion. It has a bigger display, a higher screen refresh rate, 2 GB RAM extra, and double the fast charging support.