The RedMagic 6S Pro is the epitome of an incremental upgrade. I reviewed the RedMagic 6 earlier this year and, although I liked it, that handset didn’t make a convincing case for gaming phones. The same is true with the 6S Pro, which justifies its existence by adding the Snapdragon 888 Plus, Qualcomm’s new and slightly boosted version of the Snapdragon 888 system-on-chip.
There’s very little wrong with the RedMagic 6S Pro. In fact, it’s a good phone if a dedicated mobile gaming device is what you’re looking for. However, if you picked up the RedMagic 6 released just a few months ago, you need not waste your money on this revision. Furthermore, the RedMagic 6S Pro falls prey to the same problems its predecessor faced, notably bad cameras.
In this RedMagic 6S Pro review, I’ll go through where this phone excels, even if it still doesn’t make the case for gaming phones as a whole.
The RedMagic 6S Pro continues its predecessor’s legacy of offering top-end gaming features for less. Starting at $599 for the 12GB+128GB model, this one is one of the least expensive Snapdragon 888 devices you can buy. You can purchase the phone directly from Nubia.
For another $100, you get 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. And if you want the model with a translucent back, you can get the Ghost version with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $729.