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Redmagic 7 Professional overview: To play at 60 FPS with out losses or burning arms

The Redmagic 7 Professional claims to supply an unparalleled gaming expertise for younger folks to get pleasure from cell gaming with none limits. On this full overview, I’ll inform you whether or not this gaming smartphone that carries a dearer price ticket in comparison with a PS5 can actually be deemed as the last word moveable gaming console.

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Good

  • 120 Hz AMOLED bezel-less show
  • Cool clear and backlit design
  • Excessive-quality stereo audio system
  • Unmatched efficiency with out overheating

Unhealthy

  • Disappointing digicam module
  • Battery life may very well be improved for longer gaming classes
  • No IP certification
  • Fuzzy replace coverage

The Redmagic 7 Professional in a nutshell

The Redmagic 7 Professional will probably be made obtainable globally from April 28, 2022, in two variations with an unique coloration every. The Obsidian model (black and opaque again) in 16/256 GB is bought for $799 and the Supernova variant (clear again) in 16/512 GB is priced at $899.

Pre-orders will open on April 22 on the official REDMAGIC retailer with an introductory supply that offers you a $30 voucher for under $1.99.

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Sorry Nothing, Redmagic beat you to it by launching the primary clear flagship this yr / © NextPit

For$750, you should buy a PS5, an Xbox Collection X or a Nintendo Swap OLED with greater than sufficient change left over, assuming you will discover an obtainable unit. Is a gaming smartphone that was specifically designed solely to play cell video games price forking out that sum of money? All of it is dependent upon your method to cell gaming philosophy.

What is for certain is that there isn’t any Android smartphone that’s extra highly effective than the Redmagic 7 Professional in the present day. Its performance-to-price ratio is just about unmatched for now. Even when, admittedly, the Professional model would not deliver a lot in comparison with the already superb fundamental mannequin, which I additionally reviewed. The massive distinction being the well-known Professional Imaginative and prescient Gaming expertise touted by the producer, which basically depends on the fully bezel-less show with no notches or punches.

Nubia Redmagic 7 Professional design and construct high quality

The Redmagic 7 Professional seems virtually precisely like the essential Redmagic 7 besides that it is just a little thicker and never as lengthy, and but carries the completely identical gaming-centric look.


What I appreciated:

  • Very cool clear again.
  • Properly-placed and really responsive haptic triggers.
  • 3.5 mm jack.
  • 100% bezel-free 120 Hz AMOLED display that could be very immersive.

What I disliked:


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The distinction between the clear glass again and the aluminum plate is de facto cool. / © NextPit

I am not going to repeat the identical factors that I shared within the overview of the essential mannequin, as that may be redundant (you will see that it is going to be a recurring theme on this overview).

Total, I actually just like the semi-transparent again of this Supernova coloration that lets some elements be seen reminiscent of the interior fan or the graphite layers within the steam chamber. The fan lights up whenever you activate it with RGB LEDs. Relaxation assured, you’ll be able to flip off the backlighting to preserve some battery life.

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The air flow grid exhibits the interior backlit fan. We additionally see one of many haptic triggers with a contact fee of 500 Hz and a response time of 0.8 ms. / © NextPit

Additionally the again will function the outer vapor chamber dissipation plate, which is matte in texture and nice to the contact. We have now a few air flow grills on the correct edge and on the again, so neglect about having any IP certification for waterproofing. However that is the worth to pay for having a built-in fan.

The one draw back for me could be the position of the three.5 mm jack and USB-C alongside the perimeters. It is something however ergonomic whenever you maintain the smartphone in portrait mode to play. That is one thing I additionally criticized the Redmagic 6 final yr. On the Redmagic 7 Professional, the jack has been moved to, apparently, present extra consolation.

Principally, it’s positioned on the prime left whenever you maintain the smartphone in panorama mode. However personally, this placement additionally bothers me, particularly after I use the haptic triggers. I’d have most popular a placement on the sting of the smartphone, in order that the grip is on the backside whenever you maintain the smartphone in panorama mode, in order to not intrude along with your arms whenever you play.

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It is a disgrace to not have positioned the USB-C plug alongside the sting of the smartphone. / © NextPit

Nubia Redmagic 7 Professional show

The Redmagic 7 Professional includes a 6.8-inch AMOLED show with a 120Hz refresh fee, Full HD+ decision, and a contact sampling fee of as much as 960Hz.


What I appreciated:

  • 120 Hz refresh fee.
  • 960 Hz contact sampling fee.
  • Extraordinarily customizable colorimetry.
  • Virtually 100% bezel-free (no notches or punch holes).

What I disliked:

  • Brightness is a bit on the low facet.

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The flat, bezel-free show could be very immersive for gaming and consuming video content material. / © NextPit

The display of the Redmagic 7 Professional differs quite starkly from the bottom mannequin regardless that we’ve the identical 6.8-inch diagonal and the identical Full HD+ definition decision. The place does the Professional model department out otherwise? There is no such thing as a notch or nasty punch-hole digicam in entrance. Not like the traditional Redmagic 7, which retains a large bezel to stop the selfie digicam from obstructing the display, the Redmagic 7 Professional gives an much more efficient answer by hiding the entrance digicam underneath the display.

This alternative permits the Redmagic 7 Professional to be slimmer and shorter than the bottom mannequin whereas providing the identical diagonal, bezel-free show that’s much more immersive and occupies 92.7% of the smartphone’s entrance.

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You may see the placement of the selfie digicam hidden underneath the display. / © NextPit

The Professional mannequin additionally helps the next contact sampling fee of 960 Hz (in comparison with 720 Hz on the bottom Redmagic 7) to make contact controls much more responsive and exact. The marketed most brightness of 700 nits remains to be a bit on the low facet for my part, particularly in terms of gaming use, although alI did not expertise any noticeable legibility points.

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The Redmagic 7 Professional is powered by Redmagic OS 5.0, an 
Android 12-based pores and skin, and the interface is precisely the identical as on the bottom Redmagic 7, with the Sport House menu that I nonetheless discover to be environment friendly and complete.


What I appreciated:

  • A really complete Sport House menu.
  • Built-in FPS counter and different efficiency measures.
  • Coronary heart fee measurement by way of the fingerprint reader (to know if I ought to cease raging on CoD).

What I disliked:

  • Lower than correct translations within the English and French variations.
  • Replace coverage stays unspecified.

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Redmagic OS 5.0 interface of the Redmagic 7 / © NextPit

I invite you to learn the corresponding part of my Redmagic 7 overview in an effort to study extra about Redmagic OS 5.0. Simply notice that the interface is just not probably the most polished available on the market, however the Sport House menu is de facto nice to make use of. I actually appreciated the flexibility to customise the efficiency profile for every of my video games independently. I additionally appreciated the vary of options to optimize my gaming expertise.

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Within the Sport House menu within the Redmagic 7, you’ll be able to create totally different settings profiles for every of your video games. / © NextPit

Nubia Redmagic 7 Professional efficiency

The Redmagic 7 Professional is likely one of the two strongest Android smartphones I’ve reviewed so far. The second is the Redmagic 7, which the Professional model would not actually handle to supplant.


What I appreciated:

  • Excessive efficiency functionality.
  • No overheating or thermal throttling points.
  • UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM.
  • Very environment friendly liquid cooling and inside fan.

What I disliked:

  • Fan is a bit noisy.
  • No noticeable efficiency achieve in comparison with the Redmagic 7.

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With an inside fan, liquid cooling and a vapor chamber, the Redmagic all the time retains a cool head. / © NextPit

The Redmagic 7 Professional places all different high-end Android smartphones to disgrace. As with the Redmagic 7, temperature management is just glorious, if not flawless. The smartphone by no means overheats and I by no means felt the slightest slowdown as a result of any thermal throttling.

 Redmagic 7 (SD 8 Gen 1)Redmagic 7 Professional (SD 8 Gen 1)Oppo Discover X5 Professional (SD 8 Gen 1)Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely (Exynos 2200)
3DMark Wild Life10.146 at 60.8 FPS10.152 at 60.8 FPS9300 at 55.7 FPS5682 at 34 FPS | Up to date 04.04.2022: 7065
3DMark Wild Life Stress Take a look at
  • Finest loop: 10143
  • Worst loop: 8395
  • Finest loop: 10068
  • Worst loop: 9007
  • Finest loop: 9192
  • Worst loop: 6069
  • Finest loop: 5741 | Up to date 04.04.2022: 6789
  • Worst loop: 3351 | Up to date 04.04.2022: 4308
Geekbench 5
  • Single: 846
  • Multi: 3324
  • Single: 1155
  • Multi: 3356

All of the video games are clearly working with the graphics and FPS fee set to most. It is particularly good on FPS video games like CoD Cell but additionally on extra cinematic video games like Sky: Youngsters of Gentle in addition to extra graphically demanding titles like Genshin Impression and Alien Isolation (which runs very well).

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The FPS fee stays fixed, caught at 60 FPS even when the temperature rises. And the smartphone doesn’t really feel sizzling to the contact in any respect. / © NextPit

The interior fan coupled with the liquid cooling system and the vapor chamber make the smartphone proof against warmth. Even when the interior temperature rises, it isn’t felt by the gamer holding the handset, whereas efficiency stays secure. This ICE 9.0 system from Redmagic is clearly a hit even when the 20,000 rpm fan is typically just a little too noisy.

By the best way, the Redmagic 7 Professional can act as an actual small gaming PC because of the Redmagic Studio perform. You may join the smartphone to a monitor by way of USB-C/HDMI and “solid” or quite “mirror ” your sport with a framerate as much as 120 FPS. So we will think about a state of affairs the place you plug in your keyboard/mouse or join your controller to your smartphone and play your sport in your TV display or a monitor.

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It could be organized just a little otherwise than on the Redmagic 7, however the digicam module of the Redmagic 7 Professional is precisely the identical with three lenses, together with a 64 MP important sensor, an 8 MP extremely wide-angle and a 2 MP macro shooter. What’s new, nevertheless, is the selfie digicam hidden underneath the 8 MP display.


What I appreciated:

  • Anecdotal digicam module.
  • First rate daytime images with the principle lens.

What I disliked:

  • Disappointing low-light rendering regardless of an evening mode that enhances the standard just a little.
  • High quality of selfies are inferior to that of the essential Redmagic 7 which is definitely as a result of underneath show digicam.

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The digicam module of the Redmagic 7 Professional is disappointing. / © NextPit

As soon as once more, I discover myself having to paraphrase my impressions of the Redmagic 7 overview to keep away from repeating myself phrase for phrase. However we’ve precisely the identical lenses on supply that ship precisely the identical rendering. I will depart you with picture gallery from the essential Redmagic 7 overview since there may be little or no level in providing you a brand new one.

There may be loads of digital smoothing happening, with a type of veil that appears to cowl the images. The photographs lack sharpness and the colorimetry is kind of boring.

The underneath show selfie digicam expertise would not actually appear to be as much as scratch both. I’ve the impression that software program processing would pressure the sharpness degree by far an excessive amount of to compensate for the dearth of particulars as a result of glass layer positioned in entrance of the lens. It virtually seems like a filter or a cell shading impact, particularly in terms of indoor selfies.

The video efficiency can be strictly just like the essential mannequin. Thus, the Redmagic 7 Professional is ready to document in 4K and 1080p at 60 FPS with the rear digicam module. We will go as much as 8K (30 FPS) however, with out stabilization, the rendering is greater than questionable when it comes to practicality. As soon as once more, I give you samples captured utilizing the Redmagic 7.

Video with the Redmagic 7 in 4K at 60 FPS

Video with the Redmagic 7 in 1080p at 60 FPS

Video with the Redmagic 7 in 8K

Nubia Redmagic 7 Professional battery

The Redmagic 7 Professional includes a 5,000mAh dual-cell battery that expenses in 65 watts by way of wire and helps
Qualcomm’s Fast Cost 5
commonplace.


What I appreciated:

  • Quick charging inside half-hour.
  • Included charger within the field.

What I disliked:

  • Considerably restricted battery life.

The battery capability of the Redmagic 7 Professional is a bit larger than the one of many fundamental Redmagic 7 (4,500 mAh) however I didn’t discover the battery life to be improved in on a regular basis use.

Sadly, all of my 3 makes an attempt to benchmark the smartphone utilizing PCMark failed. Every time, I left the benchmark working with the brightness set to 200 nits, the refresh fee set to 120 Hz and the interior fan on. And every time, the smartphone dropped nicely beneath the 20% remaining battery life, however the utility confirmed an error message and did not present me any rating.

I’ll ultimately replace this text as soon as I handle to acquire outcomes of my benchmark. However, as I discussed within the fundamental Redmagic 7 overview, I discover the battery life to be quite restricted and I feel the cooling system overtaxes the battery.

Technical information

 Editor’s Alternative
Product
PictureNubia Redmagic 7 Pro
ColoursSupernova (clear) | Obsidian (opaque black)
Dimensions & Weight166.27 x 77.1 x 9.98 mm | 235 g
Display6.8-inch AMOLED show, Full HD+, 120Hz refresh fee, 960Hz touchscreen pattern fee, fully bezel-free
Reminiscence16/256 GB | 16/512 GB | UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM
CPU & GPUQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 | Adreno 730
OSRedgmagic OS 5.0 based mostly on Android 12
Digicam ModuleLarge-angle important lens: 64 MP | aperture f/1.79 | size1/1.97″ | PDAF
Extremely wide-angle lens: 8 MP | aperture f/2.2 | 120˚ FOV | dimension 1/4″
Macro: 2 MP | f/2.4 aperture | 1/5″ dimension
Selfie: 8 MP, underneath show | f/2.0 aperture | 1/2.8″ dimension
Video
  • Again: 8K at 30 fps | 4K at 30/60/120 fps | 1080p at 30/60 fps
  • Selfie: 1080p at 60 fps | 720p at 30 fps
Battery5,000 mAh twin cell battery, 65 watt quick charging, no wi-fi charging, Qualcomm Fast Cost 5
Audio2 DTS (Digital Theater System) licensed stereo audio system | 3.5 mm jack
ValueSupernova 16/512 GB model: $836 | Obsidian 16/256 GB model: $757

Conclusion

Let’s return to Redmagic’s objective originally of this overview, which is “to supply an unparalleled gaming expertise to permit younger folks to play with out limits.” In that gentle, I discover the mission to be a complete success.

However that is precisely what I mentioned concerning the fundamental Redmagic 7, whose beginning value of $757 makes it way more attention-grabbing. That is particularly so when it comes to energy, picture high quality, battery life and design, the Redmagic 7 Professional differs too little from its Vanilla model.

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Gaming smartphones are the final of Android flagships to nonetheless supply 3.5mm audio jacks. / © NextPit

On paper, the cooling system is extra superior and it is true that I choose the bezel-free display because of the selfie digicam hidden underneath the display. However I do not see myself paying $150 extra for it. I am unable to fee it any decrease or higher than its fundamental model, each being virtually equivalent. It is as much as you to see if the extra immersive display justifies the worth distinction.

However, I want to underline as soon as once more the slick work finished by Redmagic on the devoted gaming features. I do know for a incontrovertible fact that I am removed from being the one one who considers his smartphone as certainly one of his major sport consoles. And the truth that Redmagic is considering options which are moveable for pure cell gaming, but additionally extra “stationary”, with the Redmagic Studio mode for instance, exhibits that the smartphone has all of the potential to turn out to be an actual gaming hub sooner or later.

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