Red Magic 3 Durability Test! – a FAN *inside* a Phone?!

Red Magic 3 Durability Test! – a FAN *inside* a Phone?!

A very interesting new gaming smartphone just
came out called the Nubia Red Magic 3. It has some pretty fantastic specs and an
internal cooling fan, like something you’d see on a gaming laptop or desktop computer. Plus it can film in 8K, all for less than
$500. But then there’s always that question: are
cheap phones durable? Today we’ll find out. This gaming smartphone durability test video
is sponsored by RAID: Shadow Legends. If you remember, they sponsored one of my
other gaming phone durability tests, and right now RAID has a special global tournament going
on. You can compete with millions of other players
in a massive arena tournament for in-game prizes, as well as prizes that get delivered
to your house. RAID is a brand new, free-to-play mobile RPG
game with detailed 3D graphics and giant boss fights. This dragon is crazy intense and there are
hundreds of champions to collect and customize. I’ll put a link for RAID: Shadow Legends in
the description of this video, and only through that link can you get an additional 50,000
silver and a free epic champion, and you can join in on that launch tournament right away. I’m personally not a big gamer, but they’ve
put a lot of work into this one. Huge thanks to RAID: Shadow Legends for sponsoring
this video. Now it’s time to check out the Nubia Red Magic
3 and see if that internal cooling fan has any affect on durability. Let’s get started. [Intro] It seems like gaming phones are getting more
and more popular these days. Probably because the high end specs and unique
designs make them stand out in this world of normal boring smartphones that appeal to
the masses. This Nubia Red Magic 3 is anything but normal. Inside the box we get our standard charging
cable, wall plug and information booklet. But check out this body, with it’s long customizeable
LED light bar in the center. The lights don’t show up very well here on
my brightly lit desktop, but you get the idea. The reason this Red Magic 3 caught my eye
though…or should I say ear…is the cooling fan inside the phone. This is the first smartphone with an active
cooling system built directly into the phone. Normal phones would just toss in a copper
heat pipe and call it a day, but Nubia says this turbo fan can decrease the processor
temperature by 16 degrees. I’m pretty blown away. There’s a side vent that allows the ejected
air to flow out of the phone, but this thing is crazy. Obviously water protection goes down the drain,
but it’ll be super interesting to see this fan from the inside during the teardown. Let’s start with the scratch test. Gotta love it when companies include free
screen protectors. The Red Magic 3 has a 90 Hertz screen refresh
rate, which is great for gaming phones. We saw the same thing on the OnePlus 7 Pro,
but this phone is almost $200 cheaper. With our Mohs scale of hardness scratch test,
we see the industry standard scratches at a level 6, with deeper grooves at a level
7. Glass is pretty scratch resistant when compared
to plastic screens, but a screen protector is always still a good idea, especially if
scratches bother you. This might come as a surprise, but scratches
don’t really bother me. The Red Magic 3 does have dual front firing
stereo speakers, which is also nice for gaming. Front firing speakers are just about great
for everything actually since your face and ears are usually pointed at the screen. The speaker grills are made from plastic and
are permanently attached to the phone. The selfie camera is 16 megapixels and also
protected under that same front glass layer. The sides of the phone are made from metal,
along with the gray power button and gray metal volume rocker. There are 2 plastic top triggers built into
the frame – also used for gaming. Hopefully these plastic indentions in the
metal frame won’t cause any structural issues later on. We’ll find out. Check this out…a gaming phone with a headphone
jack. I’m liking this thing more and more. It’s almost like if you want a headphone jack
these days on your cellphone, you just gotta go spend less money, which isn’t a bad thing
at all. Over here on the left side of the phone, we
get more metal sides, and some circular metal pins that probably work as a gaming port for
accessories. The red switch up here at the top is a dedicated
gaming switch. This allows the fan to turn on and can block
texts and calls if you want as well. It’s made from metal. Down here at the bottom of the phone we get
our standard USB-C port and 2 screws that hold the whole thing together. The bottom forward firing stereo speaker grill
is down here as well, covered in plastic. I know I’ve mentioned quite a few cool things
about this phone, but for me, one of the coolest is the ability for this 48 megapixel glass
covered camera to film in 8K resolution. Seeing that technology come to mobile smartphones
for the first time is fantastic. Granted, it is a beta and still in it’s infancy,
but this short little video I filmed is indeed 7680 x 4320 pixels in resolution. It’s also kind of only filming in 15 frames
per second, but it’s cool to see it happening, especially now that 8K TVs are starting to
come out. The elongated hexagon above the LED light
bar is a rear facing fingerprint scanner. It is scratchable, but does still maintain
it’s function with the inflicted damage and unlocks the phone every time. Getting a close up look at the cooling fan
intake grill. It appears to be a metal mesh screen, but
I’ll have to check it out from the inside of the phone if it survives the rest of this
durability test. Each of the red corner accents are made from
metal. There’s also a single hexaonally shaped plastic
LED flash. The unique part of this phone is that the
4 sides, top, bottom, left, and right, slope down away from the center ridge. Each quadrant is made from the aluminum metal
that we’ve been seeing everywhere else on this phone. That center LED peak is covered with plastic. Now, as you very well know, I’m one of the
world leaders in razor blade cellphone art. It is a tough industry, you know, with like
lots of competition. And people everywhere are always asking me,
‘Hey Jerry, how are you going to stay on top? How are you going to take your art to the
next level?’ And I always say the same thing, it’s the
3 P’s of success: practice, persistence, and practice. I thought it was only fitting that since this
phone is called the Red Magic 3, that we draw a magic genie on the back. And I think maybe my genie spent a bit too
much time in the lamp. I also hear it’s like super hot in Agrabah,
which brings us to the burn test. Not every phone would be able to survive in
the Cave of Wonders. After about 20 seconds, the 1080p AMOLED display
starts to turn white and pulse, which I haven’t seen before. It does leave a permanent white mark in the
middle of the screen, but everything is still working just fine. The real question though is will everything
still be working just fine after the bend test? Gaming phones live a much rougher life, I
imagine, than your average smartphone. And with the first flex of the Red Magic 3,
I hear a loud pop, which is actually the screen popping out from the metal phone frame. But everything is still working. When I bend from the front, there is no flex
at all to the phone, but rotating it around again to the back side, we hear another pop. The screen and the housing separate again. Probably because there is no water resistance
or adhesive holding the display to the body, just those two screws down at the bottom. But it is still alive. The Nubia Red Magic 3 survives my durability
test. And honestly, for the money, it’s a steal. It’s hard to justify spending $1000 on brand
name flagships when some $500 phones are getting everything right. Let me know down in the comments what phone
you want to see tested next. Genie and the internal fan say to hit that
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100 thoughts on “Red Magic 3 Durability Test! – a FAN *inside* a Phone?!

  1. Don’t put your phone on the edge remember what happened when your phone was on silence it rebumnled off the table

  2. ah I wanna buy that phone but don't have money seeing my dream phone being tortured it just heartbeat 😭

  3. Sorry guys don't get me wrong but this phone is the worst, i am a big gamer and i was so hyped up for the red magic 3..i got it 2 weeks and the phone sucks..bugs like there is no tomorrow, laggy not to mention that I don't get any kind of notification from any type of app..(social media, games, etc..) the phone is basically unusuable in any kind of way, I haven't changed my phone for the past 7 years and when i saw this phone coming up i waited to get it..but unfortunately they don't help you and they don't care if your phone got fixed so i just want to say think of everything before buying this over hyped phone that doesn't work as a phone it's just a game concol without any notification or any kind of related mobile phone perks..thank you hope i change the mind of one person is good enough for me..

  4. Stop that .. :'( can i have that phone instead !? Hehehe i wish i could have it but i cant i cant afford like that

  5. I was hoping Johny Sins here is gonna be dropping the phone on the floor or wetting it with a spray water bottle, or perhaps dropping it in a tub. Because that’s MORE LIKELY to happen out in the real world than scraping it with a blade. Unreal.

  6. Eso no es necesario porque lo importante de este equipo es la finalidad . El proceso en juegos y rendimientos eso 3s.lo importante. Le diste buenos puntos pero lo dañaste jajajjaa

  7. I know you said you’ve never seen it before, but do you know why it started pulsating after the burn test?

  8. Gaming SmartPhone to play candy crush

  9. The thing is these types of games can easily be played on a decent smartphone like oppo f7 its only pubg and fortnite that are really graphic intensive

  10. Very curious what he does to these phones after they are tested? They are pretty broken and would be very costly to repair, so I guess he just throws them? Sad. I like to watch it and the guy is awesome though.

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