Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra phone has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 108 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 5000 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.8 in (inches) 7.1 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels 1440 x 3120 pixels
RAM 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/12/10/10 MP 64/13/5 MP
Front Camera 40 MP 20 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 5000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 3.1 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 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 One UI 3.1 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a Adreno 660 gpu in the interior and the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra battery capacity is 5000 mAh, which is the same as Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
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 Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.8 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a 4.4% smaller than Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
120Hz refresh rate 4 pressure sensors
1600 cd/m² peak brightness 500 cd/m²
Always-On Display 90Hz
Capacitive 97% DCI-P3
Gorilla Glass Victus Active DC Dimming
HDR10+ Capacitive
Infinity-O Display Delta E < 1
Multi-touch HDR10+
Scratch resistant 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a ram memory of 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro.

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 108/12/10/10 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:24 mm , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5KHM3 Camera sensor size:8.17 x 10.82 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.9 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.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
1080p @ 240 fps 3-element lens (#3)
10x hybrid optical zoom (#4) 6-element lens (#2)
10x optical zoom (#3) Aperture – f/2.2 (#3)
2160p @ 60 fps Aperture size – f/2.25 (#2)
3x optical zoom (#4) Autofocus
720p @ 960 fps Continuous shooting
Angle of view – 10° (#4) Digital image stabilization
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Digital zoom
Angle of view – 35° (#3) Exposure compensation
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Face detection
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Geotagging
Aperture size – f/4.9 (#4) HDR
Autofocus ISO settings
Continuous shooting Macro mode
Digital zoom Optical zoom
Dual Phase Detection (#2) Panorama
Dual Phase Detection (#3) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Dual Phase Detection (#4) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Exposure compensation RAW
Face detection Scene mode
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4) Self-timer
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 72 mm (#3) Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Fourth rear camera – 10 MP (telephoto) Touch focus
Geotagging White balance settings
HDR
HDR10+ video recording
ISO settings
Laser autofocus (LAF)
Nona Super Phase Detection
Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Object tracking AF
OIS (#3)
OIS (#4)
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#4)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#3)
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#4)
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#4)
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Third rear camera – 10 MP (periscope telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 40 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:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
40 MP 20 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.2
Auto HDR HDR
Autofocus Pixel size:0.9 µm /0.000900 mm
HDR Sensor size:1/3″
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Wide angle lens
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:0.7 µm /0.000700 mm
Sensor model:Samsung S5KGH1
Sensor size:5.13 x 6.51 mm /0.33 in
Sensor type – ISOCELL Plus
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
TetraCell RGB Bayer Pattern

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.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 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+
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra price is 1200 (12 GB + 128 GB) or $1250 (12 GB + 256 GB) or $1380 (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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