Nubia took advantage of CES 2019 to formalize its Red Magic Mars, a smartphone for gamers that introduces some nice features.
Smartphones for gamers are a trend of 2018 and … also 2019. Although their interest is questionable, there are still products that deserve our attention. With the Asus ROG Phone, the Razer Phone 2 or the Black Shark Helo, it will now rely on the Nubia Red Magic Mars. It's a redesigned version of Red Magic that convinced us.
If you've seen the Red Magic moose, know the Red Magic Mars looks great to him. It shares many of the design quirks with its predecessor, such as the hexagonal camera module, the polygonal fingerprint sensor, and the large long LED RGB strip that extends in the middle of the back of the device.
The smartphone is available in three colors – black, red and camouflage. All three adopt red or black accents, but the camouflage edition has gray pieces and an X-shaped pattern drawn on the back, just so you know that the phone is X-tra. Moreover, the variant Conqueror is delivered with a RAM of 10 GB of RAM, against 6 or 8 for the classical versions.
What does it bring to gamers?
Nubia was inspired by Asus by adding capacitive touch surfaces that act as triggers. The dedicated interface remaps these surfaces according to the game you play.
On the upper left edge, you can engage a gaming mode that launches an interface in landscape mode, a kind of launcher mobile games. This dedicated button allows you to instantly switch the smartphone into gaming mode by activating associated functions (blocking notifications, improving performance, etc.).
The RGB LED is of course configurable thanks to a complex interface but that will allow you to do just about anything in the image of the Chroma function of Razer. If you can have this RGB strip show the colors of the rainbow, you can do it.
Its technical characteristics
The Red Magic Mars is a high-end smartphone, it features features that are found on smartphones end 2018. The 6-inch IPS LCD screen (18: 9) has a definition of Full HD (2160 x 1 080 pixels). Obviously, we find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with its Adreno 630 GPU, the capacity has a capacity of 3800 mAh.
It has a single 16 megapixel f / 1.8 camera on the back, which can capture 4K video in 30 fps and 240 fps in 720p. On the characteristics side, we have the traditional USB-C port and a headphone port. Finally, it is proposed directly with Android 9.0 and its interface Redmagic OS 1.6 evoked just above.
Price and availability
The Nubia Red Magic Mars will be available in France, the 6 GB version of RAM with 64 GB of storage will be marketed at 349 euros by the end of January 2019. There will also be an 8/128 GB and 10/256 version. Go.