Nubia Red Magics Mars arrived not long ago with some really impressive features at a somewhat affordable price. As a flagship gaming device, it’s packed the best chipset there is which is the Snapdragon 845 and a whopping 10GB of RAM. There are also some other features aimed at gaming which includes the shoulders triggers/buttons and an additional controller, similar to the one Xiaomi Black Shark has.
Nubia Red Magic Mars Key Specs
・6.0-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels
・Android 9.0 Pie with 6GB/8GB/10GB Of RAM
・Octa-core 2.8GHz, Snapdragon 845
・64GB/128GB/256GB built-in storage
・16MP rear camera and 8MP Selfie camera
・3.800mAh non-removable Battery
Nubia Red Magic Mars Design And Display
The device, like its predecessor – Nubia Red Magic – features an all-around aluminium body. The 6.0-inch LTPS IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2160 pixels screen resolution (402 ppi) is covered with glass, specifically the Dinorex T2X-1 glass which is scratch/shock resistant.
At the aluminium back is also the RGB light panel, and on top of that is a weirdly shaped fingerprint sensor followed by the camera and LED Flash respectively. Flipping over to the right side of the device are two touch-sensitive areas – one up top and the other at the bottom – both acting like a shoulder/L1R1 button for gaming. Overall, the device weighs 193 grams, measures 9.9mm in thickness and comes in three flavours – Red, Black and Camouflage.
Nubia Red Magic Mars Camera Review
Given that this is a gaming smartphone, the camera isn’t that exceptional. It has a single 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture which is a downgrade compared to the previous Nubia Red Magic’s 24MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture. For selfies, things stayed the same with an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. The front facing camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps while the rear camera can go higher to record 2160p videos at 30fps.
Nubia Red Magic Mars Hardware and Software
This is where things get interesting. Obviously, we have nothing but the Snapdragon 845 chipset with an octa-core processor maxing out at 2.8GHz for optimal performance. This is paired with different ram RAM and internal Storage configurations. There is the 6GB RAM which has 64GB of internal storage, 8GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage and lastly, 10GB RAM with 256GB of internal storage.
All configurations do not have a MicroSD card for storage expansion but it does have dual Nano SIM slots. Since this is a gaming smartphone, it has been fitted with a dual heat pipe to efficiently let out the heat generated during gaming sessions. Booting up on the inside is Nubia’s Own Nubia Magic OS which is based on latest Android 9.0 Pie.
Battery & Network Connectivity
Nubia Red Magic Mars is equipped with a 3800mAh battery along with a 16W fast charging. The device also has 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi direct, USB Type-C with USB on the go. There also a 3.5mm jack, DTS HD sound and active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
Price And Availability
The Price for the Nubia Red Magic Mars starts at $390 for the based version of 6GB/64GB, while the 8GB/128GB goes for $460 and can go as High as $580 for the 10GB/256GB Variant. No word yet on when sales for this device is set to commence.
Nubia Red Magic Mars Full Specifications
- Dimension: 158.2 x 75 x 9.9mm
- Material: Front glass, aluminium body
- Weight: 193g
- SIM Dual SIM: (Dual Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by)
- Type: LTPS IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.0-inch
- Screen Resolution: 18:9, 1080 x 2160 pixels (402ppi)
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie (Nubia Red Magic OS)
- Chipset: Snapdragon 845, Octa-core 2.8GHz
- RAM: 6GB/8GB/10GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB
- Card Slot: No
- Primary: 16MP with LED flash
- Secondary: 8MP
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: LTE
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB: Yes, Type-C
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes, 3.5mm
- Sensor: Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 3,800mAh, non-removable
- Type: Li-Polymer
- Fast Charging: Yes
- OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
- Recommended Retail Price: $460
- Availability: Coming Soon