Vivo iQOO 7 vs Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro – Review, specifications and prices

The new Vivo iQOO 7 handset has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 48 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 Vivo iQOO 7 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.62 in (inches) 7.1 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System OriginOS 11 for iQOO OriginOS 11 for iQOO
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1440 x 3120 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/13/13 MP 64/13/5 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 20 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 5000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Vivo iQOO 7 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 OriginOS 11 for iQOO 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 OriginOS 11 for iQOO OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Vivo iQOO 7 is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Vivo iQOO 7 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 Fast charging, Non-removable, 2x 2000 mAh batteries, 120W Super FlashCharge and Super FlashCharge.
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 AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.62 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 Vivo iQOO 7 is a 7.2% smaller than Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Vivo iQOO 7 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
103% NTSC 4 pressure sensors
120 Hz refresh rate 500 cd/m²
240 Hz touch sampling rate 90Hz
3D curved glass screen 97% DCI-P3
6000000:1 Active DC Dimming
Capacitive Capacitive
Hawkeye Display Enhancement 2.0 Delta E < 1
HDR10+ HDR10+
Multi-touch Input latency – 24 ms
Scratch resistant JNCD < 0.55
SGS Eye Care Display Certification 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 Vivo iQOO 7 is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 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.

At the more expensive edition, both handset present the same ram capacity:12 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Vivo iQOO 7 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 Vivo iQOO 7 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 48/13/13 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.5 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.

Vivo iQOO 7 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
2x optical zoom (#3) 3-element lens (#3)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 6-element lens (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Aperture – f/2.2 (#3)
Aperture size – f/3.4 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.25 (#2)
Autofocus Autofocus
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
Digital image stabilization Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#2) Geotagging
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 50 mm (#3) HDR
Geotagging ISO settings
HDR Macro mode
ISO settings Optical zoom
Macro mode Panorama
Optical image stabilization Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Optical zoom Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Panorama RAW
PDAF (#3) Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Pixel size – 0.8 m (#3) Self-timer
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
RAW Touch focus
Scene mode White balance settings
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor size – 1/2.8″ (#3)
Third rear camera – 13 MP (portrait)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Vivo iQOO 7 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:

Vivo iQOO 7 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
16 MP 20 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock HDR
HDR Pixel size:0.9 µm /0.000900 mm
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) 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.

Vivo iQOO 7 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
EV-DO(0.15/2.4 Mbit/s) EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+ HSPA+
LTE Cat 20 LTE
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Vivo iQOO 7 price is $586 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $648 (12 GB + 256 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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