For gamers, here's a comparison between ROG Phone 8 and Red Magic 9 Pro

Currently, the gaming phone market is led by Asus' ROG Phone 8 and Nubia's Red Magic 9 Pro, which share many specifications including processor type, weight and screen size.

However, there are many differences between them, so what are they?


The ROG Phone 8 comes with a sleek design that includes flat edges, a matte glass back and ultra-slim bezels, measuring 8.9mm thick and weighing 225g, similar to the dimensions of the Red Magic 9 Pro. The phone has a boxy design with flat edges and both phones are considered large phones.

The ROG Phone 8 outperforms the Red Magic 9 Pro in build quality; Covering the front and back is protected by a 2-layer Gorilla Glass Victus. The ROG Phone 8 also supports water and dust resistance to the IP68 standard, a feature that the Red Magic 9 Pro lacks.

Both the phones have basic gaming features such as: 3.5mm headphone jack and pressure sensitive operation buttons on the right edge for enhanced game control.

The ROG Phone 8 has an LTPO AMOLED screen, which is brighter than the Red Magic 9 Pro's screen. Its peak brightness reaches 2500 nits. It also supports a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz. It ensures smooth movement of elements displayed on the screen.

As for the Red Magic 9 Pro screen, it supports a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. It provides a smooth gaming experience, and its peak brightness reaches 1600 nits, and the LTPO feature does not have support for automatically changing the refresh rate, and this feature is available on the screen of the ROG Phone 8; It can switch between 120, 90 and 60 Hz refresh rates.

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Battery and Charging:
The Red Magic 9 Pro has a 6,500 mAh battery, which is much larger than the Asus ROG Phone 8's 5,500 mAh battery capacity.

The Red Magic phone can last for two days on a single charge with moderate usage, while the Asus phone lasts a little over a day with moderate usage.

Photo Tool:
Cameras aren't a priority for most gaming phone users, so the ROG Phone 8 and Red Magic 9 Pro have decent-spec cameras, but they're not as powerful as the cameras on leading phones.

The Red Magic 9 Pro phone has a 50-megapixel primary lens that supports optical stabilization (OIS), the second lens comes with a 50-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and the third lens comes with a 2-megapixel resolution.

The camera setup on this phone performs well in various lighting conditions, though it doesn't offer strong performance that would appeal to photography enthusiasts.

As for the Asus ROG Phone 8, the Red Magic has a rear camera with slightly better specs than the phone's camera specs. It has a triple lens rear camera; The primary camera has a resolution of 50 megapixels and supports OIS optical stabilization feature, the second comes with an ultra-wide and 13 megapixels resolution, and the third is a new telephoto lens that comes with 32 megapixels resolution and support. Optical zoom at a rate of 3x, but like the Red Magic 9 Pro, the camera system does not deliver images with the highest quality.

Processor and Performance:
Comparison between Asus ROG Phone 8 and Red Magic 9 Pro gaming phones
ROG Phone 8 and Red Magic 9 Pro are powered by the powerful new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor from Qualcomm, and both enjoy smooth and fast performance while performing daily tasks and playing intense games.

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Both phones have responsive physical buttons for an enhanced gaming experience, and the Red Magic 9 Pro features an upgraded ICE 13.0 Magic cooling system that comes with a built-in fan. This system improves airflow and lowers the CPU temperature by 25 degrees Celsius.

Performance-related tests of the two phones show that the Red Magic 9 Pro runs cooler after long gaming sessions compared to the Asus ROG Phone 8, but to boost the ROG Phone 8's cooling, Asus has provided an Aeroactive cooling accessory. Helps dissipate heat from the phone separately and during gaming sessions.

ROG Phone 8 and Red Magic 9 Pro run on the Android 14 operating system and have a host of features designed to enhance the video game playing experience.

Red Magic promises two years of security updates and a major Android update, and Asus promises OS updates and four years of security updates for the ROG Phone 8.

The Red Magic 9 Pro phone starts at $649 and is available in three colors – Black, Gray and Silver. The Asus ROG Phone 8 starts at $1,100 and is available in two colors: black and gray. (The Arab Technology News Portal)

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