ZTE Nubia Red Magic VS Asus ROG Phone: gaming smartphones with RGB lightning
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ZTE Nubia Red Magic VS Asus ROG Phone: Gaming smartphones with RGB lighting. Is the gaming smartphone a new era of smartphone? Well, we can probably say yes to that. Since the release of the Razer Phone (first gaming smartphone), various phone makers are releasing their own version of gaming smartphone. The latest one to join the train is Taiwan OEM company Asus, with the new Asus ROG Phone. The new gaming smartphone promises to be different and offer new features than the Razer Phone, Xiaomi Black Shark, and ZTE Nubia Red Magic.

For now, there aren’t too many gaming smartphones out there. The market is still young and we can expect more as the year goes by. While we wait for more gaming smartphones, let’s see how the new Asus ROG Phone challenges ZTE Nubia Red Magic. Both gaming smartphones were announced this year, so we expect the very best from them both.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic VS Asus ROG Phone – The Design

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ZTE Nubia Red Magic VS Asus ROG Phone
ZTE Nubia Red Magic

ZTE Nubia Red Magic VS Asus ROG Phone
Asus ROG Phone

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Just like the Razer Phone, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic features a front glass with an aluminum unibody, which means there’s no glass back. While the Asus ROG Phone comes with a front and back glass with the frame made up of aluminum. Both smartphones have very good design for gaming, so it comes down to preference. While the Asus ROG Phone supports dual rear camera set-up. The ZTE Nubia Red Magic supports a single rear camera set-up. They both have a rear mounted fingerprint sensor.

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic features an RGB light panel on the back. Prior to the Asus ROG Phone, the Red Magic was the only smartphone with such feature. Well, the new Asus ROG Phone comes with an ASUS ROG Logo at the back, the logo features RGB illumination and can be programmed to display any color. The ZTE Nubia Red Magic weighs 185 grams and measures 9.5mm thick while the Asus ROG Phone weighs 200 grams and measures 8.6mm thick. You get just a Black body color for the Asus ROG Phone. And a Red or Black body color options for the ZTE Nubia Red Magic.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic VS Asus ROG Phone – The Display

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The ZTE Nubia Red Magic sports a 6.0 inch LTPS IPS LCD panel, 78.5% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution, an 18:9 aspect ratio and 402 PPI density. The major difference the Asus ROG Phone features is its AMOLED panel. The ROG Phone sports the same 6.0-inch screen size, 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution, an 18:9 aspect ratio and 402 PPI density. The Asus ROG Phone’s display features other cool stuff like HDR, 90Hz refresh rate, 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut and Wide Colour Gamut.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic VS Asus ROG Phone – The Camera

The rear camera of the ZTE Nubia Red Magic is made up of a 24MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture. While the dual rear camera of Asus ROG Phone sports a 12MP primary sensor combined with an 8MP secondary sensor. The front camera of both the Asus ROG Phone and ZTE Nubia Red Magic features an 8MP shooter.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic VS Asus ROG Phone – Hardware and Software

Powering the ZTE Nubia Red Magic is Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, an Adreno 540 graphics processing unit, and 8-core processor. While powering the Asus ROG Phone is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, an Adreno 630 graphics processing unit, and 8-core processor. The Snapdragon 845 chip on the Asus ROG Phone clocks at 2.96GHz, which is probably the highest ever.

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic features an air cooling system while the Asus ROG Phone features GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system. Running on the ZTE Nubia Red Magic is Android 8.1 Oreo with nubia Red Magic OS skin, 6GB memory with 64GB storage or 8GB memory with 128GB storage. Whereas the ROG Gaming UI skin overlaid on Android 8.1 Oreo runs on Asus ROG Phone with 8GB memory and either 128GB or 512GB storage.

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ZTE Nubia Red Magic VS Asus ROG Phone – The Battery

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic is the only gaming smartphone with a battery capacity lower than 4000 mAh. The gaming smartphone packs a non-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh battery. While on the Asus ROG Phone is a non-removable Li-lon 4000 mAh battery.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic VS Asus ROG Phone – The Price

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic costs around $463 (N162,050) while the Asus ROG Phone will be sold for around $790 (N276,500). We all knew the Asus ROG Phone won’t come too cheap like other gaming smartphones. The smartphone takes gaming on smartphone to another new level. The ZTE Nubia Red Magic still comes good for those who can’t afford the ROG Phone.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic VS Asus ROG Phone Full Specs Comparison

ZTE Nubia Red MagicAsus ROG Phone
Dimensions and Weight158.1 x 74.9 x 9.5 mm. Weight: 185 g158.5 x 76.2 x 8.6 mm. Weight: 200 g
Display6.0 inch (78.5% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 402 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen6.0 inch (76.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 402 PPI density and AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
MemoryRAM: 6GB. ROM: 64GB OR RAM: 8GB. ROM: 128GBRAM: 8GB. ROM: 128/512GB
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo (with nubia Red Magic OS)Android 8.1 Oreo (with ROG Gaming UI)
HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.35GHz & 4×1.9GHz) processorQualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.96GHz & 4×1.7GHz) processor
Camera8MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + 24MP f/1.7 aperture with LED flash8 MP front camera + Dual: 12MP and 8MP rear camera with LED flash
Connectivity2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-lon 4000 mAh battery
Additional FeaturesFingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery chargingFingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 20W (Quick Charge 4.0+)

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