ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 best gaming phone?

(Last Updated On: March 15, 2022)

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 7:

In today’s article, I am going to review the ZTE nubia Red Magic 7. I’m going to review its Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and everything that comes with this device.

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ZTE nubia Red Magic 7:

ZTE nubia Red Magic 7

Samsung is best known for its cameras, displays, and its software and in this device, Samsung just made a perfect mid-range smartphone. Start with the review of the display.

Display:

Type AMOLED
Size 6.8 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect ratio 20:9
PPI 387 ppi
Refresh rate 165 Hz
HDR support Yes, HDR10+
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Screen-to-body ratio 83.6%
Display features – DCI-P3
– Always-On Display
– DC Dimming

The ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 has an amazing display. Its 6.8 inches Dynamic AMOLED display with a 165Hz refresh rate. It’s also HDR10+. Which makes it brighter and more power-efficient. The gaming experience and content watching are great. The display is punchier, accurate, brighter, and colorful. It’s also protected by the gorilla glass 5. Which is the strongest in the gorilla glass lineup. Which is stronger enough to make the display protection stronger. It also has DCIP3 which makes the 387 PPI on the 6.8 inches screen. it makes the pixel more tightly together. This display is also Full HD+. The display is brighter than the last Gen ZTE nubia Red Magic 6. The display also have features of accessing the refresh rate from 1Hz to 165Hz. This smartphone have the most amazing display that you can get in the market right now. It’s a gaming phone so, giving the 165Hz display with the combination of good and optimized software makes this smartphone more powerful.

ZTE nubia Red Magic 7

Design and build:

Height 170.5 mm (6.71 inches)
Width 78.3 mm (3.08 inches)
Thickness 9.5 mm (0.37 inches)
Weight 215 gramm (7.58 oz)
Waterproof No
Rear material Glass
Frame material Metal
Colors Black
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in-display

ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 has an amazing design. The height, weight, is pretty much good but the phone is 215 gram. Which is lighter also good in-hand experience. The phone doesn’t have IP68/IP67 certification which is splash, and dustproof resistant. The phone is lightweight because it’s made of metal and glass. The back is glass with a matte finish. The frame is made of Metal. The ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 has an in-display fingerprint sensor. Which makes it more accurate thanks to its ultrasonic fingerprint reader.



Performance:

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Max. clock 3000 MHz
CPU cores 8 (1 + 3 + 4)
Architecture – 4 cores at 1.8 GHz: Cortex-A510
– 3 cores at 2.5 GHz: Cortex-A710
– 1 core at 3 GHz: Cortex-X2
L3 cache 4 MB
Lithography process 4 nanometers
Graphics Adreno 730
GPU clock 818 MHz

The ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Which is fast when it comes to performance. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is a pretty capable processor. It can manage tasks, games, heavy apps. Combine with the 18GB of ram it’s a good chipset. There is no SD card support on the ZTE nubia Red Magic 7. ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 has a memory capacity of 512GB. It is crazy to think that your device have 512GBGB of storage. Which is quite amazing. You can capture pics, movies it will hold them together without considering it to move to a PC or A hard drive.

Considering this processor for gaming. It’s quite good because of the GPU of this smartphone. It’s Adreno 730. Which is based on 4NM makes it faster and more efficient. You can play PUBG Mobile on it and it will support full graphics giving you a stable 90Fps. I will recommend the 18GB variant because it will give more ram to handle tasks in the background. I already made a complete article on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, if you haven’t watched that review then do consider checking that. This chipset is also at the top of the Antutu 9 bencharks. It have an amazing GPU and CPU.

Memory Storage:

RAM size 8, 12, 16, 18 GB
Memory type LPDDR5
Memory clock 2750 MHz
Channels 2
Storage size 128, 256, 512 GB
Storage type UFS 3.1
Memory card No

ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 also comes in four ram variants base one is giving 8 GB of ram and the peak variant is 18 GB of ram. The ram is LPDDR5 which is pretty fast. The ram frequency is 2750 MHz. considering the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with the LPDDR5 ram. It’s a great combination.

There are also four variants in the storage. The base one is 128GB and the peak one is 512GB. The storage is based on the UFS 3.1. Which gives you a good read and write speeds. There is no SD card support in this ZTE nubia Red Magic 7. This smartphone has an amazing combination of ram and storage.


Benchmarks:

Geekbench 5:

(Single Core) 1254

 

(Multicore) 3889

Now let’s talk about the benchmarks. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has good CPU scores in the Geekbach 5. The single-core score is 1254. This is quite impressive when it comes to single-core performance also the multi-core which is 3889. Which is a lot faster than the last-gen Snapdragon 888 Plus.

AnTuTu Benchmark 9:

CPU 229138
GPU 438172
Memory 172155
UX 168167
Total score 1010143

Now let’s talk about the Antutu 9 scores. The GPU is greatly optimized and has good scores, which is 438172 for a Flagship smartphone. The CPU scores are 229138. Which are a little bit faster than the last-gen Exynos 2100. The CPU scores great thanks to the 4NM fabricator. The CPU also has a good architecture based on big Cortex X2 cores. The memory also scores great. Which is 172155. The UX scores 168167. Which is fast enough to handle the dynamic refresh rate of the ZTE nubia Red Magic 7. So, the UX also shows the best scores for a flagship Processor. This smartphone tops the Antutu 9 benchmarks with whapping 1010143 total scores. In Antutu 9 benchmarks it is the fastest phone on the planet right now.

Software:

Operating system Android 12
ROM Redmagic 5.0

ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 comes with the Android 12. Which is a lot smoother. It comes with the Redmagic 5.0 which is a lot faster than the last-gen Redmagic 4.0. This Redmagic 5.0 is bugs-free and lag-free with 165 Hz you can see the full smooth experience.


Battery:

Capacity 4500 mAh
Charge power 65 W
Battery type Li-Ion
Replaceable No
Wireless charging No
Reverse charging No
Fast charging Yes (99% in 30 min)
Full charging time 0:38 hr

ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 comes with a 4500mah battery. Now almost every Flagship smartphone has a 5000mah battery with 33 watts of fast charging. ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 has a 4500mah battery with the 65waats of fast charging. ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 can charge fully with the fast wire charging of 65 watts in 38 minutes. There is no wireless charging. Which is a bit odd to see on a 2022 flagship smartphone.

Camera:

Matrix 64 megapixels
Image resolution 9000 x 7000
Zoom Digital
Flash LED
Stabilization Digital
8K video recording Up to 30FPS
4K video recording Up to 60FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS
Slow motion 480 FPS (720p)
Angle of widest lens 120°
Lenses 3 (64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP)

ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 has a 64MP main sensor. Which is the same sensor ZTE nubia Red Magic 6 has. Which is capable of capturing best photos with good dynamic range and good quality pics. Its 64MP but with binning the photo size reduce to 16MP. There is also 8k support on this smartphone. A little disappointed to see the 30fps support only in this smartphone. It is also 4k at 60 fps which is good option for cinematic shots. There is also a slow motions support which is kept on 720p at 480 fps. There is also an ultra-wide-angle camera. Which has a quite good angle view of 120degree. Let’s talk about the camera sensors in detail.


Lenses:

Lenses 3 (64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP)
Wide (main) lens – 64 MP
– Aperture: f/1.8
– Focal length: 26 mm
– Pixel size: 0.8 micron
– Sensor: 1/1.97″, Samsung GW3 (ISOCELL Plus CMOS)
– Phase autofocus
Ultra-wide lens – 8 MP
– Aperture: f/2.0
– Focal length: 13 mm
– Pixel size: 1.12 micron
– Sensor: 1/4″, Hynix HI-846 (CMOS)
Macro lens – 2 MP
– Aperture: f/2.4
– Pixel size: 1.75 micron
– Sensor: 1/2.8″, Omnivision OV02A10 (CMOS)
Camera features – Bokeh mode
– Pro mode

The main sensor is 64mp. Which is Samsung GW3. Samsung GW3 sensor can be seen in a lot of smartphones in the midrange category also. And also in Flagships like the Xiaomi 12 Lite. This sensor is brighter and big. Thanks to the aperture f/1.8. This sensor can take stronger portrait shots and can take great shots in the nighttime because it’s combined with a wider aperture. This sensor is very good at maintaining a good dynamic range at harsh conditions. This sensor is also good at taking very amazing portraits with strong bokeh and good depth of field. It is a 64MP sensor so, combining that with great software can result in the best in smartphone photography. The autofocus in this camera sensor is incredibly fast. The sensor is a dual pixel. Overall the sensor is big, bright, and powerful.

There is also an ultra-wide lens of 8Mp. Which is Hynix HI-846. This sensor also have one of the best autofocus. This sensor can take good detailed shots with a wide field of view. The aperture of this lens is f/2.0 which is bright enough to take good shots at night time. This sensor can capture a 120 degrees of angle view. With the combination of good software, it’s a very capable camera sensor.

ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 also has a macro camera which is only 2MP. The sensor is Omnivision OV02A10 which is not a bad sensor, but it’s only 2MP. It won’t contain many details in pictures and videos.

The camera feature the pro mode, bokeh mode. There is also support of pro mode in the camera app of this ZTE nubia Red Magic 7. Which is great to have because it contains tons of details in video and pictures.

There are a bunch of options in the camera app. Dual video mode, night mode, portrait mode, 4k video mode, 8k video mode, 1080p video mode, slow-motion mode at different resolutions.

Selfie camera:

Megapixels 8 megapixels
Image resolution 3264 x 2448
Aperture f/2.0
Pixel size 1.12 microns
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size 1/4.0″
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS

ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 has 8mp of selfie camera. This is also a great camera considering it is 8mp with an aperture of f/2.0. This means the photos will be brighter in the nighttime. The video resolution is kept on 1k at 30fps. This sensor doesn’t have optical image stabilization. This camera sensor is 8MP which will not contain tons of details in pictures and in videos. Its focal length is 26mm which is wide enough to take good wide shots. This sensor is big, bright, powerful, and contains a high dynamic range in good details shots.



Connectivity:

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth version 5.1
USB type USB Type-C
USB version 2
NFC* Yes
Infrared port No

When it comes to connectivity. The ZTE is best known for its signals and its speed capacity. The ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 supports, the WiFi 6E with the Bluetooth version of 5.1. Which makes the download speeds and uploads speeds faster and more efficient. ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 comes with the USB type C generation 2. Which makes the charging speeds more power-efficient. With the support of wifi 6E ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 has better coverage area. ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 also has the support of a Bluetooth version of 5.1 which makes it compatible with the latest Bluetooth devices. There is also an NFC port as well. ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 has better connectivity.

ZTE nubia Red Magic 7

Sound:

Speakers Stereo
Headphone audio jack Yes

ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 has a headphone jack. It’s a Flagship smartphone so, it has Stereo speakers with the Dolby atoms support. The speakers sound well. You can listen to music and can take calls with these speakers. It’s also supported with the Dolby atmos which makes the sound experience on another level. The speaker have nice amount of bass in the sound. You can feel the beat with the nice sound. There is two-speaker one at the bottom and another at the top. The top speaker is also used to take calls. The sound quality of ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 is A+. ZTE nubia Red Magic 7 makes the gaming experience more good thanks to the support of the 3.5mm Headphone Jack.


Final Thoughts:

Considering this smartphone for daily Gaming then it’s a great value smartphone with amazing features.  It’s a total value phone for gaming also. This is one of the best options for gaming. It’s packed with tons of new features like the new fastest chipset, new design, new camera sensor, etc. I highly recommend buying this phone for gaming. It also tops the Antutu 9 Benchmarks.

So this was my full review of the ZTE nubia Red Magic 7. If you guys learned something new then make sure you also watch my other reviews as well. Also, check out my YouTube channel for new Reviews.

My Youtube Channel Link:

https://www.youtube.com/c/ElectronicClinic

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About the Author: Engr Fahad

My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

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