Hands-on with the RedMagic 7S Pro gaming phone: turn on the turbofan

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RedMagic is one brand that specializes in meeting gamers’ needs, with top-of-the-line chips, shoulder buttons for extra control, high-tech phone design, and aggressive pricing. And here, we have the RedMagic 7S Pro — the latest and greatest from the company, that’s about to open for pre-orders. RedMagic 7S Pro – Supernova color scheme – RedMagic 7S Pro gaming phone hands-on: turbofan, activate!

Nubia is the story’s sponsor. The views expressed in this article by PhoneArena are unaffected by anything. There is a rise in mobile gaming. exponentially, relentlessly, and steadily. Additionally, you can really put some fairly good quality games in your pocket thanks to the capabilities of modern cellphones. Gamers desire more powerful hardware, bigger screens with stereo speakers to give immersive video, and more precise hardware controllers.


  • Oh yeah, that glossy glass — it’s transparent, which allows you to peek into the high-tech design underneath. You will quickly notice that the RedMagic 7S Pro has an actual dedicated fan — it’s a 20,000 RPM turbofan that will spin up every time a game is on, and it will even light up with colorful LEDs for extra cool factor (only available on the transparent models, you can turn these off, if you wish).

  • Having a phone body that’s easy to hold for prolonged periods is pretty huge up there in the gamer phone checklist. And the RedMagic 7S Pro strikes a pretty good balance here. The sides are flat and thick-ish, ensuring a very easy and secure grip. The back is arched, so the phone feels a bit more ergonomic when pressed against the palm. Also, the rear panel combines finishes — the middle is matte, for a soft touch, and it’s surrounded by glossy glass, which sticks to the hand better.

There’s a 6.8-inch screen on the front, which is comfortably big without going over the top. It gives you enough room to fit both thumbs along the sides — for controlling the game — and still have plenty of real estate to actually see the gameplay. It’s an AMOLED panel that has pretty punchy colors and great contrast. There are multiple color profiles in the settings, so you can go for warm whites with tame colors or full-out AMOLED punchiness with cold hues.

Of course, you can’t have a gaming phone without those sweet hardware buttons along the right frame (top frame in landscape). They mostly help for FPS games, where you need extra controls at the tip of your fingers while you are running and aiming with your thumbs. But, you can set them up to have plenty of assistive functions across all of your games. Each game saves unique settings for the shoulder buttons, so you can customize to your heart’s content. And you can really go bonkers with these — you can have the shoulder button trigger a single click somewhere on the screen, or multi-taps, or even whole macros. So it’s worth diving in.

Of course, it can go up to 120 Hz refresh for smooth animations and touch sampling can — apparently — go all the way to 960 Hz, which is pretty crazy. Obviously, we can’t exactly measure that, but the RedMagic 7S Pro does feel very snappy and responsive. Also, did you notice? No punch hole, no notch, no nothing. That’s because the selfie camera of the RedMagic 7S Pro is hidden under an array of active pixels on the screen. Have to say, this is among the stealthiest implementations of an under-screen camera we’ve seen — we didn’t even notice something was missing.

The RedMagic 7S Pro has an actual hardware switch on its side that boots up the gaming mode — flick it on and the software changes to a console-like home screen with extra game settings. Here, you will find setups for your buttons, audio EQ, and different performance profiles that will allow you to boost performance or choose to tone it down and conserve battery. The RedMagic 7S Pro pre-orders open today! Anyone interested can pre-register by buying a $1/€1/£1 coupon. On open-sales day — August 9th — that coupon will give you an early bird discount of $30/€30/£30 off.


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