With its unique design and its muscular technical sheet, the REDMAGIC 8S Pro presents itself as the gaming smartphone par excellence.
The REDMAGIC 8S Pro is an original smartphone to say the least. Its manufacturer has chosen to bet everything on the comfort of the players: screen without hole (the camera is under the screen), muscular technical sheet based on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, physical triggers on the edge and even… A fan for ensure performance.
This smartphone launched at less than 650 euros in the coming weeks will soon be available in France. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
A console in your pocket
It only takes a glance to see that the REDMAGIC 8S Pro is not a gamer smartphone like the others. If it relies on a rectangular form-factor, it is in its many details that this phone stands out from conventional devices. Its overall aesthetic, whether with its gray aluminum shell, in black or its transparent back with carbon touches, is reminiscent of those of portable consoles.
That said, the REDMAGIC 8S Pro goes further. On its left edge slip two buttons which act as triggers. Placed like this, they allow you to play comfortably in landscape mode like… A portable console.
Another special feature: the two small ventilation grilles to circulate the air of the internal fan. Fan whose speed can be adjusted manually or automatically depending on the type of game launched thanks to an application preinstalled on the phone. Suffice to say that the user will not find himself with a wind tunnel in his hands when he launches a simple application, and that on the contrary, he is assured of having adequate cooling on a resource-intensive title.
The screen has also been designed from start to finish to meet the requirements of mobile gamers. The REDMAGIC 8S Pro draws a 6.8-inch AMOLED panel with FHD + definition, or 1,116 × 2,480 pixels in 20: 9 format. It has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and above all a sampling frequency of 960 Hz, one of the highest in the sector. A feat that allows the REDMAGIC 8S Pro to have a minimal response time, and therefore to offer a truly fluid experience.
Above all, its selfie camera is placed under the screen, invisibly. This avoids the presence of a punch and ensures a display surface without the slightest hole. Convenient to play in good conditions.
The best chip of the moment for constant performance
On the technical sheet side, the REDMAGIC 8S Pro has simply taken the best of the moment. It embeds the best chip currently available on the Android smartphone market, namely the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
In addition to guaranteeing excellent energy management, this processor is capable of running the most demanding 3D games perfectly. And moreover in a fluid way, since it is accompanied by an LPDDR5 type RAM memory climbing up to 16 GB. No storage problem either because the REDMAGIC 8S Pro relies on 512 GB of basic internal memory.
To provide a good gaming experience, the REDMAGIC 8S Pro integrates REDMAGIC Studio and Gavity X software. The second makes it easier to connect external peripherals such as a keyboard, mouse, controller or even a screen, while the first allows on the phone to broadcast its content on a television for example. More than just a smartphone, the REDMAGIC 8S Pro therefore becomes a true multimedia hub.
Finally, there is the battery. The REDMAGIC 8S Pro promises to be a monster of autonomy. It can count on a large 6000 mAh battery. An accumulator that should allow the phone to last a good day, even while running games. This battery is compatible with 65 W fast charging. The phone can thus recover 100% of its charge in just 35 minutes. A good way to chain game sessions without having to wait too long.
A price below 650 euros
The ultimate strength of the REDMAGIC 8S Pro is undoubtedly its price. Indeed, despite a technical sheet worthy of very high-end phones, this gamer smartphone manages to keep a very contained price given its technical sheet.
Thus, in its black version, the REDMAGIC 8S Pro has a price of 649 euros. The silver grind, it climbs to 779 euros. Finally, the transparent REDMAGIC 8S Pro (called Aurora) is offered at 799 euros.