ZTE Nubia Red Magic 7 Pro is an amazing gaming-centric ZTE phone that does great in performance and display departments. However, it has some issues like camera performance and is relatively expensive. Now, gaming-centric phones aren’t historically known for stellar cameras, but of late, the trend is changing. The 64 MP main wide-angle performs decently in well-lit conditions, for instance. In addition to the aforementioned camera, the device has an 8 MP ultrawide, and 2 MP macro sensor camera on the rear.
The 16 MP wide-angle selfie camera delivers below-average performance. ZTE Nubia Red Magic 7 Pro is unique in the sense that the selfie camera is placed under display instead of on the top. It has all the usual camera features and sensors. Video recording is allowed up to 8K@30fps for the rear camera setup and 1080p@60fps for the selfie camera. ZTE has done great work in the design department and the phone looks awesome as well. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected glass front, a glass back, and an aluminum frame. The phone not only has shoulder triggers, but also a built-in cooling fan that contributes to a smooth gaming experience.
For color, the options are Obsidian, Pulsar, and Supernova. While the phone is easy to use with one hand, it’s also among the heavier devices. For reference, the device weighs 236 grams and measures 6.55 by 3.04 by 0.39 inches. The display quality is awesome, which surely needs to be the case for a great gaming smartphone. The phone has a 6.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. While it’s great to see a refresh rate this high, many competing phones support a 144 Hz refresh rate. Its screen-to-body ratio is 87.1% while its PPI density is 387. Another issue ZTE Nubia Red Magic 7 Pro has in this department is that it can only go up to 600 nits of brightness.
This is way below what the other high-end phones offer. Also, you might not have a great time using the phone outdoors in bright conditions. The presence of high-resolution audio and stereo speakers makes the multimedia experience just as pleasing. ZTE deserves special praise for including a 3.5 mm headphone jack here. This is because high-end phones don’t usually support it. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor delivers top-notch performance. The same is the case with the gaming performance delivered by the Adreno 730 GPU.
While it’s nice to see the device supporting the latest Android 12, the Redmagic 5.0 UI might not be everyone’s cup of tea. The gadget delivers an all-day battery life on average use, which is decent. It has a 5000 mAh which is great as far as size is concerned. ZTE Nubia Red Magic 7 Pro can charge quickly thanks to the 65W fast charging feature. The lack of wireless charging at this price is upsetting. Speaking of price, the phone’s starting price is about €800, which converts to about $840. It comes in seven RAM/ROM combinations.
These are 8 GB/128 GB, 12 GB/128 GB, 12 GB/256 GB, 16 GB/256 GB, 16 GB/512 GB, 18 GB/512 GB, and 16 GB/1 TB. ZTE Nubia Red Magic 7 Pro doesn’t support an SD card, which does make sense since there are multiple options to choose from. It does support two Nano-SIM cards and connections up to 5G. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 3.0, and USB On-The-Go. As for the sensors, the device has all the usual ones.