Nubia RedMagic 7 review: A stylish slab of gaming goodness
(Pocket-lint) – With the RedMagic 7 featuring the latest and greatest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, as well as more RAM than ever before, it promises to be one of Nubia’s best gaming phones yet.
However, the company does release gaming phones at a staggering rate, and the RedMagic 7 carries many of the same features and styling cues as its predecessors, the RedMagic 6 and RedMagic 6S Pro.
There’s also the RedMagic 7 Pro to consider in that mix, which we put head-to-head with the standard model in this article (spoiler alert: it’s not as good).
So, just how much of a leap has Nubia made this time around, and should those hunting a game phone consider the RedMagic 7? Let’s take a look at how it performs.
Our quick take
If you’re looking for tip-top gaming performance, the RedMagic 7 is one of the best phones you can buy today.
It’s also a monster when it comes to media consumption, thanks to that gorgeous vibrant and smooth display, and we love the styling, which manages to look edgy and futuristic without being overly garish.
Perhaps most importantly, though, the RedMagic 7 represents fantastic value for money – particularly if you opt for a lower-spec model. Here, you can get performance that matches, or beats, flagship phones at twice the price.
On the other hand, it’s big and heavy, which makes it a chore to carry with you all day. The battery life is also acceptable at best, and the cameras aren’t likely to impress anyone. For a lot of people, these will be dealbreakers.
Whether the RedMagic 7 is right for you all depends on your priorities. If you’re all about gaming and want a performance device that won’t break the bank, we think the RedMagic 7 is one of the top options around.
- Dimensions: 170.57 x 78.33 x 9.5mm
- Weight: 215g
- Finish options: Obsidian, Pulsar, Supernova
The RedMagic 7 has a pretty striking design, particularly in the semi-transparent ‘Supernova’ colourway we’ve been using. Thankfully, it steers well clear of harsh angles and obnoxious protrusions, instead providing us with a smooth and sleek device that feels great in the hand.