RedMagic 6 Pro vs ROG Phone 5 – The Most Powerful Head-to-Head Gaming Phones

The market for gaming smartphones has just been updated with many options, of which today the most powerful are facing so far, the RedMagic 6 Pro and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate. The price difference is very noticeable, however, one has many more attachments, which to some extent, justifies it.

Specs Comparison

Characteristics RedMagic 6 Pro ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
Screen – AMOLED
– 6.8 inches
– FHD + (2400p x 1080p)
– 165Hz refresh rate
– 500Hz touch sampling
– Gorilla Glass
– 6.78 inches
– FHD + (2448p x 1080p)
– 144Hz refresh rate
– 300Hz touch sampling
– Gorilla Glass Victus
– Rear PMOLED screen
Performance and Memory – Snapdragon 888
– 12GB / 16GB / 18GB RAM
– 128GB / 256GB / 512GB ROM
– Snapdragon 888
– 18GB RAM
– 512GB ROM
Rear camera – 64 MP (Main)
– 8 MP (UGA)
– 2 MP (Macro)
– Video up to 8K @ 30 fps
– 64 MP (Main)
– 13 MP (UGA)
– 5 MP (Macro)
– Video up to 8K @ 30 fps
Frontal camera – 8 MP (in upper frame)
– Video up to 1080p @ 30 fps
– 24 MP (in upper frame)
– Video up to 1080p @ 30 fps
Drums – 5050 mAh
– Fast charging 66W
– USB Type-C
– 6000 mAh (divided into 2 of 3000 mAh)
– 65W fast charge
– 10W reverse charge
– 2 USB Type-C ports
Connectivity and Others – Wifi 6
– Bluetooth 5.1
– Dual GPS
– 3.5 mm Jack
– Dual speakers
– Fingerprint reader under the screen
– 2 touch triggers
– ICE 6.0 liquid cooling
– Red Magic OS 4.0
– Android 11
– Wifi 6E
– Bluetooth 5.2
– Dual GPS
– 3.5 mm jack
– Dual speakers
– DTS: X sound
– Fingerprint reader under the screen
– 2 rear touch sensors
– Liquid cooling
– Android 11
Price (18GB / 512GB) – $1009 USD – $1549 USD



ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is a limited edition device that flaunts a 6.78-inch AMOLED type screen and comes with a high refresh rate of 144Hz. Nubia’s RedMagic 6 Pro sports a 6.8-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display with an even higher refresh rate of 165 Hz. With this, RedMagic 6 became the first smartphone in the world to come with a refresh rate of as high as 165 Hz.


Both the smartphones are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 SoC which is the strongest non-Apple chipset. Nothing to compare here. ASUS’s smartphone has a RAM of 18 GB and internal storage of 512 GB. Nubia RedMagic 6 Pro comes with multiple variants of storage but its transparent edition is coupled with the same magnificent RAM of 18 GB and internal storage of 512 GB.

Also Read: RedMagic 6 / 6 Pro Best Choice For Mobile Gamers with 165Hz Screen and Snapdragon 888


ASUS ROG Phone 5 features a triple camera setup at the back-side with a 64 MP Primary Camera along with a 13 MP Ultra-wide Angle Camera and a 5 MP macro sensor. Nubia RedMagic 6 Pro has a similar triple camera setup with a 64 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP ultrawide snapper, and a 2 MP macro lens. It offers a single 8 MP selfie shooter at the front which is weaker when compared to the 24 MP front-snapper of ASUS ROG Phone 5.

ROG Phone 5 draws energy from a massive 6,000mAh battery cell and is paired with a 65W fast-charging support. In comparison to this, RedMagic 6 Pro draws power from a smaller 4500mAh battery and is paired with a 120W fast charging support.

ASUS ROG Phone 5 has trigger buttons at the shoulders as well as at the rear side of the device. We can also spot a mini display that can help the gamers to view while they are using the smartphone for playing games. There is also a grip detection sensor and an ultrasonic sensor for AirTrigger 5. Nubia RedMagic 6 Pro has the power button and the volume rocker on the right side of the handset. Apart from this, it has an optical fingerprint sensor.

Nubia RedMagic Cooling Back Clip is ergonomically designed for rapid heat release. It adopts vertical double fans, adopts double semiconductor refrigeration materials, and uses butterfly wings as the prototype to realize double-layer cooling, and the upper and lower double-layer fans efficiently dissipate heat. Nubia RedMagic Cooling Back Clip is equipped with a 7-blade fan for a strong air supply, the speed can reach 9000 rpm, which is officially called rapid cooling in 1 second.


Clearly, with a bigger screen and higher refresh rate, Nubia RedMagic 6 Pro offers a better display when compared to ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Edition due to the higher refresh rate. There’s not much to separate them on the basis of the processor. Thus, we prefer Nubia RedMagic 6 Pro. But do make your own analysis because the fight here is too close and it will depend on different individuals what they want.

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