Xiaomi Black Shark 2 vs Asus ROG Phone 3 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Xiaomi Black Shark 2 phone has a 2 camera setup with a main lens of 48 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 mAh. On other side, the Asus ROG Phone 3 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Asus ROG Phone 3
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.39 in (inches) 6.59 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 Pie
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/12 MP 64/13/5 MP
Front Camera 20 MP 24 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 6000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 485, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 485. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Liquid Cool 3.0 vapor chamber. Running on Android 9.0 Pie operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is a less powerful chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus.

Meanwhile, the Asus ROG Phone 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, the second 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. And it’s running on Android 9.0 Pie OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 640 gpu in the interior and the Asus ROG Phone 3 has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 50% (percent) less powerful than the 6000 mAh offered by the Asus ROG Phone 3. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0.
The Asus ROG Phone 3 battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 10W reverse wired charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0.

Screen

The device is using a Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.39 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Asus ROG Phone 3 is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.59 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is a 3.1% smaller than Asus ROG Phone 3 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Asus ROG Phone 3
108.9% NTSC 1 ms response time
2.5D curved glass screen 1000000:1 contrast ratio
430 cd/m² 108.8% NTSC
60000:1 contrast ratio 113.3% DCI-P3
Always-On Display 144 Hz refresh rate
Capacitive 153.7% sRGB
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 2.5D curved glass screen
DCI-P3 25 ms touch latency
HDR10 270 Hz touch sampling rate
Multi-touch 650 cd/m² outdoor brightness
Pressure levels sensitivity Always-On Display
Scratch resistant Bluelight Filter
Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Delta-E < 1
HDR10
HDR10+
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 Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Asus ROG Phone 3 is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Asus ROG Phone 3.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is 12 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% smaller than the Asus ROG Phone 3 with 16 gigabytes

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 comes with or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gives a 700% more storage memory capacity than Asus ROG Phone 3.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Asus ROG Phone 3 with 512 gigabytes

Asus ROG Phone 3 gets you or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 rear camera setup is composed by 2 lenses of 48/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 , of 27 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 m and aperture lens of f/1.75 f/2.2 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Asus ROG Phone 3 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/13/5 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26.6 mm , carrying 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.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Asus ROG Phone 3
1080p @ 960 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
6-element lens 2160p @ 120 fps
6-element lens (#2) 3-axis electronic image stabilization
720p @ 960 fps 720p @ 480 fps
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#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
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 27 mm Exposure compensation
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 51 mm (#2) Face detection
Geotagging Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 11 mm (#2)
HDR Geotagging
ISO settings HDR
Macro mode ISO settings
Optical zoom Optical image stabilization
Panorama Panorama
Phase detection Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Pro Video Mode
RAW RAW
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover Scene mode
Scene mode Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Self-timer
Self-timer Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Sensor edition – Samsung S5K3M5 (#2) Touch focus
Sensor size – 1/2″ White balance settings
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2)
Sensor type – ISOCELL (#2)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 comes with a 20 MP in the front.

The Asus ROG Phone 3 has a 24 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Asus ROG Phone 3
20 MP HDR
5-element lens 24 MP
AI Beautification Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/2.0 Face unlock
Focal length (35 mm) – 18 mm Panorama
Focal length:3.52 mm
HDR
Pixel size – 0.9 m

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.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Asus ROG Phone 3
EDGE 5G NSA
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) 5G SA
GPRS Built-in 5G modem
HSPA+ EDGE
LTE GPRS
TD-HSDPA HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
TD-SCDMA LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 price is $477 (6+128 GB) or $521 (8+128 GB) or $565 (8+256 GB) or $625 (12+256 GB) and the Asus ROG Phone 3 price tag is $1050 (12 GB + 512 GB) or $1150 (16 GB + 512 GB)

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