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REDMAGIC 8 Pro: The Expert Reviews

REDMAGIC 8 Pro: The Expert Reviews

REDMAGIC 8 Pro Media Review

What is it that makes a gaming smartphone one of the best in the market? The REDMAGIC 8 Pro has been making its way into the hands of some of the top smartphone and gaming smartphone reviewers, and the journey has been filled with love and positive comments. It’s been described as “a top-notch gaming smartphone” by Expert Reviews, and “an early contender for one of 2023’s best gaming smartphones” by Tom's Guide. These are just two comments out of many. And while the comments are definitely welcomed and accepted, they don’t answer the question that’ll help REDMAGIC continue to break boundaries and deliver “top-notch gaming smartphones''.


To help answer the question, we’ve taken a deeper delve into the reviews and comments made by some of the industry’s gatekeepers. And much like with the reviews left by our customers, we’ll focus on the performance, the design of the phone, as well as the display of the device. 


Champion Performance


When it comes to handling every gaming demand, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip supported by REDMAGICs Red Core 2 gaming chip delivers stellar performance. Richard Priday of Tom’s Guide tested the REDMAGIC 8 Pro’s gaming capabilities against the Google Pixel 7 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, and the Samsung Galaxy S22, to which he reports that REDMAGIC 8 Pro came out on top. The dedicated gaming chip’s performance optimizer stabilizes gaming frame rates to deliver smooth transitions from frame to frame.

The battery in this smartphone is built to endure even the most demanding games. According to the review on NotebookCheck, the 6000 mAh battery lasts for an outstandingly long time even with the 120Hz refresh rate enabled. The author of the article, Daniel Schmidt, reports that the integrated fan keeps the phone’s surface temperature below lukewarm temperatures while gaming, keeping performance permanently stable

REDMAGIC 8 Pro Media Review


A Futuristic Design 


The REDMAGIC 8 Pro has a clean aesthetic that leans greatly towards the design of mainstream phones without leaning too far away from the look of a traditional gaming device. This is according to Tabitha Baker who reviewed the REDMAGIC 8 Pro for Gamesradar.  She also notes that this device is much smaller than previous models offered by REDMAGIC, a sentiment shared by Jon Gilbert of Android Police. Both the reviewers appear to be in love with the matte finish of the Matte version of the REDMAGIC 8 Pro. Jon was particularly impressed by the aluminum frame that adds to the “regular Android phone” aesthetic that makes this phone ideal for everyday use.

REDMAGIC 8 Pro Media Review




The review on Games Radar suggests that the overall luxurious design of the REDMAGIC 8 Pro is further accentuated by the ultra-slim bezels of the screen. The 6.8- inch screen is proportionally bigger and certainly brighter than on the REDMAGIC 7 Pro, and Tom’s Guide says that this is the “largest you’ll get on any phone”. The brightness received a boost and went from 600 to 1300 nits, and according to the Android Police, this is “ideal for long gaming sessions in the sun”. 

One of the Best


So what exactly is the key to earning the title of one of the best gaming smartphones? Here are the final thoughts from the experts who reviewed the REDMAGIC 8 Pro.  


Android Police gave the phone an overall score of 4,5 stars out of 5.

For its price, the REDMAGIC 8 Pro offers unbeatable gaming performance.… the best deal you'll find if you're looking for a gaming phone that doesn't compromise gaming performance. ”


Tom’s Guide gave an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

It certainly deserves a high position among the top gaming phones… Its processing power is top-notch as usual, and there are even more gaming-focused features to try out to maximize your play experience.


REDMAGIC 8 Pro received 4,5 stars from Notebook Check.

The Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro is a real gaming smartphone… the UD camera offers the big advantage of not leaving a visible interruption in the display.


Gamesradar also gave the REDMAGIC 8 Pro 4,5 stars out of 5.

The RedMagic 8 Pro is not only the most powerful gaming phone on the market right now, but it manages to hit that level while still coming in cheaper than many of its competitors.”.


Final Verdict


If the reviews are anything to go by, a great gaming smartphone focuses on delivering powerful and unbeatable gaming performance by improving the processing capabilities, the dedicated gaming features, and providing a stunning display that immerses you into the game. The REDMAGIC 8 Pro ticks all the boxes, and it comes with the added advantage of being more affordable than the closest competitor. 


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