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|Dimensions||164.0×76.4×8.9mm, 228g; Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame|
|Display||6.80″ AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, 1300 nits (peak), 1116x2480px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 400ppi|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8550 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 740|
|Memory||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 4.0|
|OS/Software||Android 13, Redmagic OS 6|
|Rear camera||Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 1/1.57″, 1.0µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 120-degree, 13mm, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4|
|Front camera||16 MP, (wide), under display|
|Video capture||Rear camera: 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; Front camera: 1080p@30/60fps|
|Battery||6000mAh; 65W wired, PD3.0, 100% in 35 min (advertised)|
|Misc||Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); 3.5mm jack; stereo speakers|
RedMagic 8 Pro Display
The 6.8-inch AMOLED display boasts impressive size, though it falls short of delivering a higher resolution than Full HD. Despite this, the screen shines brightly with a peak of 1,300 cd/m2, providing a delightful gaming experience even in sunlight.
The display is also vibrant, with an overly saturated color scheme that is suitable for action-packed films but may detract from the realism of serious dramas.
The RedMagic 8 Pro boasts an advanced under-display camera that does not obstruct your view unless viewed under intense lighting and from sharp angles.
This phone marks the first significant upgrade to the camera system with the main camera featuring a 50MP Samsung GN5 sensor, seen in the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Pixel 7 series, offering ample detail in shots.
However, the rest of the camera system remains unchanged with the 8MP ultrawide camera delivering cooler and blurrier shots than the iPhone 14’s 12MP sensor and the 2MP macro camera producing mediocre results.
The 16MP selfie camera, hidden under the display, also shows fuzziness due to the pixels it passes through and faces color issues, a problem that RedMagic needs to address in its post-processing
RedMagic 8 Pro Delivers Impressive Battery Life and Quick Charging. In comparison to other Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 based phones, the early signs are positive regarding Qualcomm’s efficiency claims.
During a rundown test, playing a 1080p YouTube video over Wi-Fi, the 8 Pro lasted 5 hours and 48 minutes.
Although it falls slightly behind the current battery life champion, Sony Xperia 10 IV, the RedMagic 8 Pro boasts a larger 6,000mAh battery compared to the Xperia’s 5,000mAh. Quick 65W charging is another highlight, taking only 36 minutes to fully charge the phone. Additionally, RedMagic earns praise for including a compact GaN charger in the box.
“The RedMagic 8 Pro boasts Android 13 as its operating system, but it sets itself apart for gamers with its extensive game-specific features and enhancements. One standout addition is the 520Hz capacitive triggers, allowing for personalized touch-screen activation specific to each game
RedMagic 8 Pro: A Shift Towards a Sleek and Subdued Design”
RedMagic has been gradually departing from its signature bold and flashy gamer aesthetic with its recent releases.
The RedMagic 8 Pro marks a major departure from this trend, offering a sleek and stylish design that appeals to a broader audience. Featuring flat sides, a sleek black-on-black rear design, and separate rear cameras, the RedMagic 8 Pro is also smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the RedMagic 7S Pro.
This gaming-focused smartphone sports a sophisticated look, making it suitable for both work and play. The RGB lights have been toned down and are limited to the logo and trigger indicators on the back. For those who crave a more vibrant look, the Void color option offers a transparent back and additional RGB lights for the built-in fan. Plus, with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, the RedMagic 8 Pro offers more power than the standard 12GB and 256GB models.
The RedMagic 8 Pro boasts an under-display camera and a significantly slimmer bottom screen bezel for a more refined design. The phone offers convenient side cutouts for the built-in cooling fan, capacitive triggers, and a gaming hub slider switch, as well as an audio jack for added functionality. Despite its durable Gorilla Glass 5 display, the phone lacks water and dust resistance due to its fan openings, making it more susceptible to damage in case of accidental drops in liquid or sand
“The RedMagic 8 Pro Offers an Attractive Design for Gamers Who Prefer a Sleek Look. With its familiar cooling fan, triggers, and innovative RedMagic Studio desktop mode, this phone offers fantastic value at $697 for the Matte version and $854 for the Void edition Although it’s the company’s most refined phone yet, some rough patches still exist. Those seeking a more well-rounded phone based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 may want to consider the Samsung Galaxy S23 series or the OnePlus.”
RedMagic 8 Pro
The RedMagic 8 Pro - A Gaming Powerhouse with a Sleek Redesign and the Latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Processor
- Refreshing and Well-Made: The Redesigned Square Design of the RedMagic 8 Pro Impresses. With its Large and Rapid 120Hz OLED Screen, the Under-Display Selfie Camera is Unobtrusive
- Boasting Great Battery Life and Fast Charging, this Phone is Loaded with Gaming-Oriented Features, including Sensitive Shoulder Triggers
- The External Display and Peripherals Deliver a Flexible and Exceptional Gaming Experience
- Superior Thermal Management, Thanks to the Fan, During Intense Gaming Sessions.
- Stereo Speakers Deliver Impressive Sound.
- Main Camera Image Quality is Significantly Improved from Previous Models."
- The internal fan may prove useful in performance, but it can generate significant noise.
- The display, although adequate, lacks HDR video support and falls short in refresh rate compared to its competitors
- The ultrawide camera quality is subpar and the selfie camera fails to impress
- In addition, the device lacks ingress protection and a microSD card slot
- the software experiences hindrances from awkward English translations from Chinese