The smartphone industry changes rapidly, and it can be hard to keep up with the latest trends and devices. With so many great options available, which device should you choose? In this article, we compare the Lenovo Legion 2 and Red Magic 6 to help you figure out which one will work best for your needs.
Differences Between Lenovo Legion 2 and Red Magic 6
Processor – The Lenovo Legion 2 features a Snapdragon 845 processor, while you’ll find an even more powerful (and more efficient) Snapdragon 855 in the Red Magic 6. GPU – While both phones have powerful graphics processors, you’ll enjoy more power with an Adreno 640 in Lenovo’s flagship device and a faster Adreno 680 in Sony’s upcoming release. Display – Both devices have high-resolution screens with high refresh rates and accurate color reproduction. However, Lenovo has an edge over Sony here thanks to its higher display resolution of 1440p vs 1080p on Sony’s gaming phone. Camera – While their cameras may take similar shots (12 MP dual rear + 8 MP selfie), there are two major differences between them: size and design.
Both of these phones have good displays, with no dead pixels or any other problems to report. However, where both models differ is that each one has different display sizes. The Lenovo Legion 2 has a 5.5 display, which means it’s perfect for watching videos or playing games in landscape mode. But if you don’t want to hold your phone in landscape mode, you can still enjoy photos and text on a small screen without squinting too much. The Red Magic 6 also has a 5.5 display, but it’s slightly bigger than that of its competitor—perhaps just enough to give you an edge over viewing media and gaming.
The Lenovo Legion 2 and Red Magic 6’s camera performance were pretty similar in our tests. In low light, neither phone did well. While other devices produced accurate colors in our test images, both phones’ photos looked a bit washed out. The photos also had noticeable graininess, even with light sources nearby. However, when it came to daytime photography, both phones did better than expected. We tested them outside in bright sunlight and found that there was minimal noise or graininess on both cameras’ images. Overall, we feel like gamers will be happy with either of these gaming phones’ cameras—but they might not be as impressed with their capabilities as a normal person would be (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing).
The Lenovo Legion 2 features front-facing speakers, and so does its competition. Unfortunately, Lenovo’s speakers are average at best. They don’t get too loud and sound quite muffled. The Red Magic 6 features back-firing speakers that can get much louder than most phone speakers—and they also happen to be a lot better than what you’ll find on most phones. With a DAC optimized specifically for gaming audio, you can expect to hear a pretty big difference in your gameplay audio when comparing these two devices. Ultimately, it’s hard to go wrong with either one of these phones if you’re looking for great sound quality—but if you want something even better, try out some external Bluetooth headphones instead!
Keypad & Touchpad
Legion 2 features a raised keypad and touchpad that allow you to type without looking at your phone. Built-in haptic feedback technology makes each key press more responsive so you can reach your message destination with speed and precision. Further customize input with preloaded emojis, GIFs, text shortcuts and even barcode scanning capabilities. The Legion 2 also supports edge lighting technology so you can change up its backlight glow when things get serious. Press it in anger or touch it softly – either way, every interaction with this exceptional keyboard will stand out from your typical smartphone experience.
Both phones come with a headphone jack, which means you don’t have to worry about having trouble listening to music or videos on your phone. If you use wired headphones, it’s nice to not have to find an adapter for your phone. Whether that matters or not depends on how many times you’ll be plugging and unplugging headphones. If it’s more than once a day, an adapter can become a hassle.
Processor Speed & RAM
The Lenovo Legion 2 has a 3.40Ghz, oct-core processor and 6 GB of RAM. The GIGABYTE AORUS Gaming Box comes with an oct-core, 3.70Ghz processor and 8GB of RAM. Both phones have more than enough power to handle your favorite apps and games, so which one you choose won’t make a significant difference in terms of performance. And while they both come with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, neither phone requires such high amounts—in fact, having that much can negatively impact performance at times because you have to work harder to clear memory after running a few background tasks or opening new apps.
Pros and Cons of Both Phones
Both phones come with exciting new features, but they’re also both missing a few things that gamers have come to expect from a phone. Let’s start by taking a look at some of each device’s most obvious pros and cons. For Lenovo, it has one of the best processors in its price range and an impressive cooling system that helps keep your phone from overheating when you start playing intense games like PUBG Mobile. On top of that, it comes with two batteries, so you can charge one while you play on another and not get stuck waiting around.