Huawei Mate X2 vs Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro – Review, specifications and prices

The new Huawei Mate X2 device has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 50 MP, Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 processor chipset and a battery of 4500 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.

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Specifications

Feature Huawei Mate X2 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.45 in (inches) 7.1 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System EMUI 11 with HMS EMUI 11 with HMS
Resolution 1160 x 2700 pixels 1440 x 3120 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 50/16/12/8 MP 64/13/5 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 20 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 5000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Huawei Mate X2 runs on Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.13 GHz ARM Cortex-A77, 3 cores of 2.54 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 and 4 cores of 2.05 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3130 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Dual-core NPU. Running on EMUI 11 with HMS operating system.

The Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

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 EMUI 11 with HMS OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Huawei Mate X2 is carrying a ARM Mali-G78,24 cores gpu in the interior and the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei Mate X2 battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 11.1% (percent) less powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 55W fast charger in the box.
The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 2x 2500 mAh batteries and 65W fast charging.

Screen

The device is using a OLED display with 1160 x 2700 pixels and a screen size of 6.45 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 Huawei Mate X2 is a 10% smaller than Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
240 Hz touch sampling rate 4 pressure sensors
90 Hz refresh rate 500 cd/m²
Capacitive 90Hz
Multi-touch 97% DCI-P3
Unfolded – 120 Hz touch sampling rate Active DC Dimming
Unfolded – 8 in; 2200×2480 pixels Capacitive
Unfolded – 90 Hz refresh rate Delta E < 1
HDR10+
Input latency – 24 ms
JNCD < 0.55
Master Touch 3.0
MEMC technology
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Touch registration rate – 240 Hz
TrueviewDisplay
TUV Certified for Eye Comfort

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Huawei Mate X2 is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X 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, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 gigabytes.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Huawei Mate X2 is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 50% smaller 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 Huawei Mate X2 comes with or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Huawei Mate X2 gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro.

The max storage capacity offered by the Huawei Mate X2 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 Huawei Mate X2 rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 50/16/12/8 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 , of 17 mm (#3) , a pixel size of 1.22 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.4 respectively.

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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.

Huawei Mate X2 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
1080p @ 960 fps 3-element lens (#3)
10x optical zoom (#2) 6-element lens (#2)
2.5 cm macro shooting (#3) Aperture – f/2.2 (#3)
6-element lens (#3) Aperture size – f/2.25 (#2)
AIS (#2) Autofocus
AIS (#3) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Digital image stabilization
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Digital zoom
Aperture size – f/4.4 (#2) Exposure compensation
Autofocus Face detection
Continuous shooting Geotagging
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) HDR
Digital image stabilization ISO settings
Digital zoom Macro mode
Exposure compensation Optical zoom
Face detection Panorama
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 17 mm (#3) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Geotagging RAW
HDR Scene mode
ISO settings Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Leica camera Self-timer
Macro mode Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
OIS (#2) Touch focus
OIS (#3) White balance settings
OIS (#4)
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RYYB sensor
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (periscope telephoto)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Huawei Mate X2 comes with a 16 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:

Huawei Mate X2 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
16 MP 20 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock HDR
HDR Pixel size:0.9 µm /0.000900 mm
Panorama Sensor size:1/3″
Wide angle lens 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.

Huawei Mate X2 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+ GPRS
LTE Cat 21 HSPA+
TD- LTE
TD-SCDMA TD-
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei Mate X2 price is $2500 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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