Black Shark 3 Pro vs Honor Play 4 Pro – Analysis, specs and prices

The new Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro device has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor chipset and a battery of 5000 mAh. On other side, the Honor Play 4 Pro also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro vs Honor Play 4 Pro
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro vs Honor Play 4 Pro

Processor and Operating System

The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and the 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. Running on MIUI 11 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is a better chipset processor than the Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 990 5G.

Meanwhile, the Honor Play 4 Pro has a Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 990 5G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.86 GHz ARM Corte cores of -A76, 2 cores of 2.36 GHz ARM Corte cores of -A76 and 4 cores of 1.95 GHz ARM Corte cores of -A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2860 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,GPU Turbo 3.0 and Link Turbo. And it’s running on MIUI 11 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

TheXiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Honor Play 4 Pro has the ARM Mali-G76 MP16,600 MHz (megahertz),16 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 19% (percent) more powerful than the 4200 mAh offered by the Honor Play 4 Pro. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable, 2x 2500 mAh batteries and 65W fast charging.
The Honor Play 4 Pro battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 40W fast charging and Huawei Super Charge.

Screen

The handset is using a Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 3120 pixels and a screen size of 7.1 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Honor Play 4 Pro is featuring a IPS display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.57 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is a 8% bigger than Honor Play 4 Pro screen. The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Honor Play 4 Pro
4 pressure sensors 2.5D curved glass screen
500 cd/m² Capacitive
90Hz Multi-touch
97% DCI-P3
Active DC Dimming
Capacitive
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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro 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 Honor Play 4 Pro is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 1866 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 gigabytes.

The maximum capacity offered by the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is 12 gigabytes ,which is a 50% bigger than the Honor Play 4 Pro with 8 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Honor Play 4 Pro with 128 gigabytes.

Honor Play 4 Pro gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/13/5 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 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.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro camera
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro camera

Meanwhile the Honor Play 4 Pro rear camera comes with 2 lenses of 40/8 MP , the flash type is LED , carrying sensor like Sony IMX600 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 1.4 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 respectively.

Honor play 4 pro
Honor play 4 pro
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Honor Play 4 Pro
3-element lens (#3) Autofocus
6-element lens (#2) Continuous shooting
Aperture – f/2.2 (#3) Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Aperture size – f/2.25 (#2) Digital image stabilization
Autofocus Digital zoom
Continuous shooting Exposure compensation
Digital image stabilization Face detection
Digital zoom Geotagging
Exposure compensation HDR
Face detection ISO settings
Geotagging Panorama
HDR Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
ISO settings RYYB sensor
Macro mode Scene mode
Optical zoom Secondary rear camera
Panorama Self-timer
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Third rear camera
Pixel size – 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning) Touch focus
RAW White balance settings
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro comes with a 20 MP in the front.

The Honor Play 4 Pro has a 32 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Honor Play 4 Pro
20 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.0
HDR Aperture:f/2.0 (#2)
Pixel size:0.9 µm /0.000900 mm Face unlock
Sensor size:1/3″ Secondary front camera – 8 MP
Wide angle lens Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

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 3 Pro Honor Play 4 Pro
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
EDGE Built-in 5G modem
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ GPRS
LTE HSPA
TD- LTE
TD-SCDMA TD-
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro price is $675 (8 GB + 256 GB) or $720 (12 GB + 256 GB) and the Honor Play 4 Pro price tag is $410

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