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

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 handset has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.2 in (inches) 7.1 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1440 x 3120 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/12/12 MP 64/13/5 MP
Front Camera 10 MP 20 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 5000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 680, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 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 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 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 25% (percent) less powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the 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 smartphone is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 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 is a 14.5% smaller than Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive) 4 pressure sensors
1300 cd/m² peak brightness 500 cd/m²
Always-On Display 90Hz
Capacitive 97% DCI-P3
Corning 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 is carrying a ram memory of 8 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, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 gigabytes.

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

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity: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 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2) , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
1080p @ 240 fps 3-element lens (#3)
2160p @ 60 fps 6-element lens (#2)
3x hybrid optical zoom (#3) Aperture – f/2.2 (#3)
720p @ 960 fps Aperture size – f/2.25 (#2)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Autofocus
Angle of view – 76° (#3) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Digital image stabilization
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Digital zoom
Autofocus Exposure compensation
Continuous shooting Face detection
Digital zoom Geotagging
Dual OIS HDR
Exposure compensation ISO settings
Face detection Macro mode
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Optical zoom
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3) Panorama
Geotagging Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
HDR Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
HDR10+ video recording RAW
ISO settings Scene mode
Object tracking AF Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
OIS (#3) Self-timer
Optical image stabilization Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Optical zoom Touch focus
Panorama White balance settings
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/1.76″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with a 10 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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
10 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:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

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 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 price is $900 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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