Red Magic 3 review: Great value in a fun phone

The Red Magic 3 is the latest gaming device from Nubia. It’s an absolute beast considering the price tag, bringing several “firsts” and generally top-tier performance.

The spec sheet certainly got my attention! Just to whet your appetite, consider these few points in the context of a sub-$500 phone (prices start at $479): Snapdragon 855 chipset, 8-12GB of RAM, 5,000mAh battery, the first ever 8K video recording, a built-in fan, 90Hz refresh rate, 6.65 inches of screen real estate, hardware buttons, and a dedicated gaming launcher.

First ever 8K video recording, built-in fan, 90Hz refresh rate

That’s crazy value, and numerous other features make the Red Magic 3 an even more appealing proposition for gamers. Does it compete with the Black Shark 2? Is it a practical device for everyone else? What exactly is the point of all this power?

I’ll attempt to answer all those questions and more in this comprehensive Red Magic 3 review.

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