Asus ROG Phone 3 vs Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro – Analysis, specs and prices

The new Asus ROG Phone 3 handset has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor chipset and a battery of 6000 mAh. On other side, the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Asus ROG Phone 3 vs Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Asus ROG Phone 3 vs Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro

Processor and Operating System

The Asus ROG Phone 3 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.09 GHz Kryo 485, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4 cores of 1.80 GHz Kryo 485. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3090 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,GameCool 3 cooling system,3D vapor chamber,Large graphite film and 6x larger heat sink. Running on ROG Gaming X Mode UI operating system.

Both phones are using the same processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus. 

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and 4th Gen liquid cooling system. And it’s running on ROG Gaming X Mode UI OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

TheAsus ROG Phone 3 is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 650 gpu in the interior and the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Asus ROG Phone 3 battery capacity is 6000 mAh which is a 20% (percent) more powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable, 10W reverse wired charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0.
The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 2x 2500 mAh batteries and 65W fast charging.

Screen

The handset is using a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.59 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is featuring a Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 3120 pixels and a screen size of 7.1 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Asus ROG Phone 3 is a 7.7% smaller than Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro screen. The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Asus ROG Phone 3 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
1 ms response time 4 pressure sensors
1000000:1 contrast ratio 500 cd/m²
108.8% NTSC 90Hz
113.3% DCI-P3 97% DCI-P3
144 Hz refresh rate Active DC Dimming
153.7% sRGB Capacitive
2.5D curved glass screen Delta E < 1
25 ms touch latency HDR10+
270 Hz touch sampling rate Input latency – 24 ms
650 cd/m² outdoor brightness JNCD < 0.55
Always-On Display Master Touch 3.0
Bluelight Filter MEMC technology
Capacitive Multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Scratch resistant
Delta-E < 1 Touch registration rate – 240 Hz
HDR10 TrueviewDisplay
HDR10+ TUV Certified for Eye Comfort
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 1000 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
Supports glove touch
TÜV Rheinland Certified

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Asus ROG Phone 3 is carrying a ram memory of 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) with some features like LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Asus ROG Phone 3 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro.

The maximum capacity offered by the Asus ROG Phone 3 is 16 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% bigger than the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro with 12 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Asus ROG Phone 3 comes with or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Asus ROG Phone 3 gives a 300% more storage memory capacity than Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro.

The max storage capacity offered by the Asus ROG Phone 3 is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro with 256 gigabytes.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Asus ROG Phone 3 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/13/5 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 , of 26.6 mm , carrying a sensor like Sony IMX686 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.0 respectively.

Asus rog phone 3 camera
Asus rog phone 3 camera

Meanwhile the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/13/5 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 20 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.3 f/2.2 respectively.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro camera
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro camera
Asus ROG Phone 3 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
1080p @ 240 fps 3-element lens (#3)
2160p @ 120 fps 6-element lens (#2)
3-axis electronic image stabilization Aperture – f/2.2 (#3)
720p @ 480 fps Aperture size – f/2.25 (#2)
Angle of view – 125° (#2) Autofocus
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Digital image stabilization
Autofocus Digital zoom
Continuous shooting Exposure compensation
Digital image stabilization Face detection
Digital zoom Geotagging
Exposure compensation HDR
Face detection ISO settings
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 11 mm (#2) Macro mode
Geotagging Optical zoom
HDR Panorama
ISO settings Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Optical image stabilization Pixel size – 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Panorama RAW
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Scene mode
Pixel size – 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning) Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Pro Video Mode Self-timer
RAW Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Scene mode Touch focus
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle) White balance settings
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Asus ROG Phone 3 comes with a 24 MP in the front.

The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has a 20 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Asus ROG Phone 3 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
HDR 20 MP
24 MP Aperture:f/2.2
Aperture:f/2.0 HDR
Face unlock Pixel size:0.9 µm /0.000900 mm
Panorama Sensor size:1/3″
Wide angle lens

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Asus ROG Phone 3 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) GPRS
LTE Cat 20 HSPA+
TD- LTE
TD-SCDMA TD-
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Asus ROG Phone 3 price is $1050 (12 GB + 512 GB) or $1150 (16 GB + 512 GB) and the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro price tag is $675 (8 GB + 256 GB) or $720 (12 GB + 256 GB)

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