@gsmarena Great review. One question: does this phone allow HDMI out, and if so, is it a standard cable or use of a proprietary docking station? RMs website says it's HDMI compatible, and I recall a preview video a few months ago, showing it connected to a TV with "no lag". It was never mentioned how this screen share was accomplished. Thanks for the help.
Anonymous, 06 Apr 2020No. This Nubia is 1080p. Screen has 50% less pixels to push. The screen isnt pushing any extra pixels at 1080p. Why do you even think it actually lets you change rendering resolution?
Rrf, 04 Apr 2020Touch responsiveness is far more important than refresh rate to me. Black Shark 3 Pro is the b... moreThis must be the lamest comment here.
How many of these comments are Xiaomi agents trying to deter consumers from buying the Red Magic 5G?
Abhi-Darth-Plagueis, 05 Apr 2020What happened with many generations continued with this one. Meizu and ZTE, they make excellen... moreThey should be developer friendly so their phones have many custom roms
Whackcar, 03 Apr 2020Both phones run at 1080p under 144hz/120hz modes respectively, so it's fair enough.
You can... moreUI limits the resolution of apps, it is like watching 1080p video on 1440p screen.
It is impossible to change resolution.
Pixels would have to remain black on oled.
That does not happen.
What happened with many generations continued with this one. Meizu and ZTE, they make excellent phones and then abandon them and drop all support faster then gravity could handle.
They had such a fine opportunity this time. Hell, there wasn't even the competition. I'm fine with underwhelming camera experience, but botched software and grim prospects of correcting the same in the future, is a definite deal-breaker.
That's one reason I guess RoG phone's are expensive. And I'm sure if Nubia promised something like that, a stable software support and raised the prices 50$ for it, and kept that promise. RoG phones will have real trouble.
Aside from that, lack of accessories review too, undermined it. Maybe the team will update the review when (or if) they get their hands on it.
Without the headphone jack test, this review is not complete!
Mikey, 04 Apr 2020How? If anything it's a testament to Samsung's better optimization, as the S20+ loses a much s... moreHere is the UK we don't get Snapdragon in our Samsung which means the s20 is 20% slower than the current Snapdragon and cannot maintain 60fps in cod. It runs hotter and less batter efficient than the 965.
It's ashame about the software comments, will continue looking for a full screen phone :(
Shanti Dope, 04 Apr 2020Dunno 'bout you guys, but the sample images are actually pretty damn good in both daylight and... moreAgreed, but nubia shouldn't be overpromoting its camera in the first place.
It's not a con for this device that developers are not yet making games to reach the screen's 144hz performance.
Whackcar, 03 Apr 2020Nubia 5G 4500mAh 144hz = 83h Nubia 5G 4500mAh 60hz = 102h S20+ 4500mAh 120hz = 87h S20+ 450... moreHow? If anything it's a testament to Samsung's better optimization, as the S20+ loses a much smaller percentage of battery while delivering almost equal smoothness (let's face it, 144Hz isn't that different to 120Hz). Oh, and don't forget that Gsmarena reviewed the Exynos version, the S20+ on SD865 is even better in terms of battery life and efficiency. So, your point is a little off.
Dunno 'bout you guys, but the sample images are actually pretty damn good in both daylight and low light situations.
Why are you having your expectations set to very high? It's called a "gaming phone" for a reason, so let's get our hopes prepared relatively to the claim-to-fame that the phone has.
Most of the problems in the camera are software-related, so installing GCAM should be able to bring out the best out of its hardware.
Don't rely on this brand you won't get any software updates.
I'm currently using Nubia Redmagic 3 and its full of glitch.
The Trigger button will start to glitch and there is no permanent fix. Its been 6 months and not a single update came from Nubia side to fix the issue.
The phone is a gaming phone but unfortunately you won't be able to use the gaming mode coz above the above glitch.
So please do a proper research before buying this brand else you will regret later.
From a Nubia user.
Nick Tagataka, 04 Apr 2020The back design is underappreciated to be honest, it looks absolutely gorgeous IMO.Yes great design for gaming phone.
Minimalistic yet standing out of an ocean of similar looking smartphones.
AM Bunny, 04 Apr 2020Why... why is refresh rate so important? Quality is under many Samsung displays.
If someone ... moreMany normal people could easily spot the difference 5 out of 5 times.
Maybe some can't or you haven't still owned a high refresh rate phone
Fact: How do i know that battery saver has been turned on in my X2P , it switches to 60hz from 90. And within next second i notice it.