Blogger Serg Pavlov tested the Nubia Red Magic 9 Pro, a smartphone designed for gaming, by playing Red Dead Redemption 2 on it with low graphics settings at 540p resolution. This was made possible using Wine 9.3, a program that allows running Windows applications on other operating systems. And MOBOX Wow64, an emulator that enables running x86 applications on ARM-based devices.

The device did not impress with its performance as part of the experiment, the action-adventure game delivered only 10–15 FPS. Periodically, the frame rate even dropped to 1. Playing with constant freezes is impossible, but the enthusiast still managed to walk around the locations and ride a horse a little. According to the blogger, the Rockstar game runs "very poorly" on the smartphone. During the test, the user constantly encountered visual glitches as well as audio issues.

Red Dead Redemption 2 on a smartphoneImage: youtube.comSerg Pavlov often tests various titles on gaming smartphones. The blogger even maintains a table where he shares his experiments. For example, he described that Grand Theft Auto 4, Max Payne 2, Resident Evil 6, Mafia 2 and several other titles work well on the Nubia device. Hogwarts Legacy, Far Cry 5 and The Evil Within 2 do not launch at all.

The phone for testing was likely chosen due to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, a high-end mobile chipset. The device's other specifications include 256 GB of built-in storage, 12 GB of RAM, and the aforementioned Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor.

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