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ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S
ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S
ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S

Informr score
The ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
64+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The RedMagic 5S is a good choice for people after a dedicated gaming phone. With its high-end components, smart cooling features, and rapid refresh screen, the 5S gives gamers everything they could need. But if you’re not looking for a gaming phone, we’d look elsewhere.

- Tom Fogden, Tech.Co

This gaming phone is an eye-catching gaming great available for a very fair price. But that comes with some compromises when it comes to everyday use.

- Mike Lowe, Pocket-lint
Make Use Of

The Red Magic 5S isn't for everybody, but that is by design. If you're looking for a phone that can handle any game you throw at it with ease, this will be one of the first options you consider.

- Kris Wouk, Make Use Of

The RedMagic 5S is a decent phone with flagship specs and an affordable price point. Even if you’re not a gamer, it does offer great value for the price.

- Jason Bouwmeester, Techaeris
Droid Life

This phone is all about the gaming. The software itself has specialized features, catered to make gaming even better, plus the addition of the built-in triggers is ideal for titles such as Call of Duty Mobile and Fortnite. If you’re looking to take advantage of the 144Hz refresh rate, opt for titles...

- Tim, Droid Life

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Common Questions

ZTE backs up the nubia Red Magic 5S with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your nubia Red Magic 5S has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact ZTE support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find ZTE's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The ZTE nubia Red Magic 5S's screen size is 6.65 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

64+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 64+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4500 mAh battery.

nubia Red Magic 5S Specs

Release Date August 1, 2020
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 8/12 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
64+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (8 MP, F2.0, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (2 MP, Macro), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 387.5 pixels
Size 6.65 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass, 144Hz refresh rate
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Sonic SIlver, Pulse
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.856 x 7.8 x 0.975 cm (6.6 x 3.1 x 0.4 in)
Weight 220 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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