With Qualcomm making its overclocked version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC available, OEMs are updating their top-tier smartphone lineups with the latest and greatest. Nubia is also sticking to its usual schedule and has recently introduced the Red Magic 8S Pro lineup - successors to the Red Magic 8 Pro series from earlier this year.
As one would expect, the most notable upgrade is the SoC itself. Now, the Red Magic 8S Pro and 8S Pro+ run on the SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 silicon, which in turn is an overclocked version of the original SM8550-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The SM8550-AC, in particular, was previously exclusive to Samsung Galaxy devices and was known as "Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy".
The upgrade promises 5% CPU and 5.7% GPU performance gains over the last generation, while the 8S Pro series upgraded its ICE cooling system to version 12 to keep up with the sustained load demands.
Other improvements to the Red Magic 8S Pro reside in the design as now the RGB lighting isn't exclusive to the premium option only. We have the 8S Pro for review, which boasts a bigger 6,000 mAh battery than its more expensive sibling but settles for slower 65W charging as opposed to 165W charging on the 8S Pro+.
Everything else is pretty familiar, except for the memory options - the 8S Pro gets an extra 12GB/512GB configuration, while the 8S Pro+ now offers 16GB/256GB by default and caps at 24GB/1TB.
Despite the small changes in the formula, the Red Magic 8S Pro deserves a review of its own, and we dive deep into the improved performance, cooling, and the updated Redmagic OS 8 to see what new features it has to offer.
The handset comes in a standard box containing the usual user manuals along with a USB-A to USB-C cable for charging and data transfer and a 65W wall charger.
Nubia provides a protective case as a bonus. It's transparent, so it doesn't take away from the nice design.
Well so if i want to buy a phone , i should buy rog 7 ultimate or rog ally . Not red magic 8spro ,well look i want a phone to use it for long time , and play some online games , camera are not important mush ,
Mine came with 80 watt charger redmagic 8s pro purchsed direct from UK redmagic website!
Super nice model Exalent