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Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (Black Shark Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 8 x 2.4 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12288 MB 
Display
7.10 inch 19.5:9, 3120 x 1440 pixel 484 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 90 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, 219 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, USB-C, OTG, Miracast, P2i-rating
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0, 5G NR NSA (N41, N78, N79); FDD LTE ( B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B17, B18, B19, B20, B26, B28); TDD LTE (B34, B38, B39, B40, B41); WCDMA(B1, B2, B4, B5, B6, B8, B9, B19); GSM (B2, B3 B5, B8), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.1 x 177.8 x 83.3 ( = 0.4 x 7 x 3.28 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix (f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.72", 0.8µm) + 13 MP (f/2.25) + 5 MP (f/2.2)
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix f/2.2, 1/3", 0.9 µm
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Quick charger, USB Type-C-cable, SIM tool, protective case, screen protector, quick-start guide, JoyUI, 12 Months Warranty, Widevine L3 (China), A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS, LTE Cat 24, fanless
Weight
253 g ( = 8.92 oz / 0.56 pounds), Power Supply: 189 g ( = 6.67 oz / 0.42 pounds)
Price
730 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 83.11% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 83%, features: 76%, display: 86% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro

85% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Smartphone Review - Powerful Gaming Smartphone with a Drawback | Notebookcheck
Since the Xiaomi phone offers a wide range of features for about 670 Euros (~$760), the Black Shark 3 Pro is not just interesting for gamers: It comes with a OLED panel with 90 Hz and 1440p, a 270 Hz touch-sampling rate, 65 W fast charging, Wi-Fi 6, stereo speakers, a 64 MP camera, 5G and a Snapdragon 865. What more can you ask for? Read on to find out how the Shark 3 Pro fares in our review.
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Display review: Room for improvement
Source: DxOMark English
Although some gamers may be perfectly happy with it, dark rendering in every ambient lighting condition proved to be a major problem for the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro in our display tests. Its major strengths, that of having good control over aliasing artifacts and good motion and touch performance, are also of more interest to gamers than to the typical end-user at large, who may find its shortcomings in other attributes too important to overlook.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2020
Black Shark 3 Pro Audio Review
Source: DxOMark English
While the Black Shark 3 Pro’s overall Audio score tops its predecessor’s by a few points, it continues to lag behind our database’s average score. In recording, although the third generation demonstrates improvement, its performance still is well below average due to severe tonal imbalance, numerous artifacts and poor background recordings. As for audio playback, unsurprisingly, Xiaomi’s latest gaming phone globally fares slightly better when playing games. While it certainly delivers good volume and excels at controling artifacts, its tonal imbalance and muffled overall sound impairs dynamics and spatial reproduction. However, the Biso Sound feature fixes many of those shortcomings by substantially increasing the low- and high-end extension, as well as restoring natural mids and sharp treble.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2020
Review – Black Shark 3 Pro: Those pop-up triggers are amazing!
Source: NLT English
That’s a tough question to answer. While we did suggest you to hold off your purchase of the original Black Shark 3, the Pro variant comes in with a big price jump. It is available in two variants:
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2020
80% Black Shark 3 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Black Shark 3 is far from flawless, but significant improvements to camera performance and charging speeds make this a worthy rival to the identically-priced Red Magic 5G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 review: one of the best gaming phones gets even better
Source: T3 English
The Black Shark 3 ticks a lot of boxes for a gaming phone: big screen, handy accessories, extra cooling, and plenty of performance under the hood. If you can live with the styling of the phone, and the features that it omits, then this could be the gaming handset for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Xiaomi Black Shark 3 review
Source: Techradar English
If you’re looking for a new gaming phone, the Black Shark 3 could be it. It packs a top-end chipset, a handy gaming mode and a 90Hz screen, all for a lower price than almost any phone with similar specs. However it’s big, heavy and has side buttons that are hard to reach, so it might not be great for people who aren’t big mobile gamers - and its rear design, bedecked with LED strips and a large X design, may not be to everyone’s tastes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2020
Review – Black Shark 3: A mixed bag of gaming features
Source: NLT English
The Black Shark 3 is priced at RM2,799. It’s not cheap, and this gaming phone comes with some compromises like missing triggers and rather unrefined software. It does have some redeeming values like Master Control and a great vibration motor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2020
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Black Shark 3 doesn’t revolutionise the gaming phone market. But it ticks all the right boxes that the limited number of Western gaming phone users look at. It comes with a decent high refresh rate screen, powerhouse parts and a distinct gamer-focused design. The only downside is some of the features will likely put off more casual gamers and regular phone buyers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Black Shark 3 doesn’t revolutionise the gaming phone market. But it ticks all the right boxes that the limited number of Western gaming phone users look at. It comes with a decent high refresh rate screen, powerhouse parts and a distinct gamer-focused design. The only downside is some of the features will likely put off more casual gamers and regular phone buyers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2020
Black Shark 3 Review In-Depth Detailed Review
Source: TechTablets English
Black Shark 3 review, an in-depth review covering gaming performance, thermals, battery life 90hz & 60hz, UI, benchmarks like Antutu, audio test and more!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/03/2020

Foreign Reviews

84% Xiaomis Gaming-Smartphone liefert ab
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 84%
86% Xiaomi Black Shark 3
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Ein Gaming-Smartphone strebt nach mehr
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2020
85% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro, análisis: la mejor videoconsola Android del mercado
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
88% Black Shark 3, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Análisis del Black Shark 3: uno de los mejores móviles para jugar
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2020
80% Test du Xiaomi Black Shark 3 : un bon smartphone gaming à prix abordable
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Trên tay Black Shark 3 tại Việt Nam: chụp ảnh 256MP, sạc nhanh 65W, giá 11 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; fast charging; attractive price; high gaming performance.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2020
Cận cảnh Black Shark 3: Quái vật gaming “khủng” nhất hiện nay
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive design; solid workmanship; excellent cameras; quick charging.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2020
Black Shark 3 ra mắt: Snapdragon 865, tản nhiệt toàn bo mạch, giá 500 USD
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; good cooling system; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2020

Comment

Model:

Black Shark is a Xiaomi-backed gaming smartphone and accessories maker. The Black Shark 3 is the latest addition to the family. This phone offers some sweet specifications especially tailored for mobile gamers, including the Black Shark 3 Pro’s display size dwarfing even the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2400 resolution. It has also been incorporated with a 90Hz refresh rate, which makes the overall experience with the phone rather smooth but of course not the best when compared to 120 Hz. However, the device has a 270Hz touch sampling rate, which is the fastest touch polling on a smartphone yet. The device has been seen beating the Apple iPhone 11 Pro, the OnePlus 7T Pro, the Oppo Reno Ace and the Asus ROG Phone II in touch responsiveness. This is definitely something to pay special attention to.

The Black Shark 3 also has an impressive single-finger touch response delay of 24 ms, while multi-finger touch registers in 28 ms. This is definitely enough to minimize input lag and ensure a fluent and optimal gaming experience for users. Apart from that, the device runs on Android 10.0 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with an Adreno 650 GPU. The Adreno 650 renders graphics 25 percent faster using 35 percent less power while remaining at peak processing speeds for much longer due to its improved thermal efficiency. The Black Shark 3 is definitely living up to its name as a gaming mobile with these features.

The device comes with either 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM along with 128 GB of storage. The storage size is definitely lagging compared to the Black Shark 3 Pro, which caters up to 256 GB of storage. This fact might disappoint some of buyers out there, because there is no microSD expansion available for those who might want to make the most of the 64-megapixel camera; there is definitely a high chance of the onboard storage depleting very quickly, even before you knew it. As far as the camera is concerned, the Black Shark 3 has been equipped with a 64-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera along with a 5-megapixel depth sensor at the back. In addition, it has a 20-megapixel selfie shooter front camera. The device actually combines four 64-megapixel photos for a massive 256 million pixels, and the processing actually takes no less than 10 seconds, which is definitely commendable. The post-processing of the images might be a drawback for some users, though. The captured images do look good after processing, but they have an oil-paint-like feel to it. Such oil painting artefacts were a common complaint with phones such as the OnePlus 5 and now the Black Shark 3. This device comes in three colors, namely Lightning Black, Armor Gray and Star Silver, for users to choose from.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 650: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 640 in the Snapdragon 855 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2020.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 865: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2019 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC (improved N7P). Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-A77 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A77 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6 modem (including 60 GHz mmWave support), a Hexagon 698 DSP (up to 15 TOPS) and a Spectra 480 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 2,750 MHz. LTE is not included anymore in the SoC, but the external Snapdragon X55 5G modem has to be used.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7.10":

This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.253 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.


83.11%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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