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Review: Red Magic 7 Pro.  The fastest Snapdragon 8 gen 1

Review: Red Magic 7 Pro. The fastest Snapdragon 8 gen 1

an introduction

We have already reviewed a lot of phones with the first generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 processor in the past. All of these phones are high-end models, but that’s not all they have in common. In addition to the hefty retail price, it is noticeable that they struggle to hold back the heat of the Qualcomm chip. This results in poor performance during prolonged heavy use, such as gaming in particular.

Some manufacturers reject this and indicate that they do not believe in the standards. We’re already using a test program to test the hardware in a mutually comparable way, but you just have to put your finger on the sore (warm) spot literally and figuratively to experience that the high-end Snapdragon gets warm. Manufacturers are investing a lot of time and money developing all kinds of smart technologies to dissipate that heat, but so far this has not yielded satisfactory results.

By itself, it’s not new that chips lose speed when they get hot. It’s a phenomenon you also see with other devices, such as video cards, motherboards, CPUs and of course laptops. This time we are looking at a phone that solves this problem in a non-standard way: the Redmagic 7 Pro, a phone from Nubia. This brand is part of ZTE.

The phone looks stunning, with its large 6.78-inch screen and – if you opt for the more expensive version – a transparent back. The latter is of course different from what you usually see. Moreover, the thing that is particularly different about this phone is that it has an active cooling feature. Just as you know it from your laptop and PC, it has a fan. It is also different that you will find “triggers” in the corners of the phone to play games easily. Nubia sees the Redmagic 7 Pro as a kind of handheld gaming device.