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Specs Comparison: Xiaomi Black Shark vs Razer Phone




The Xiaomi-backed company Black Shark recently released a gaming-centric phone that goes by the same name. A powerful device with a flagship Snapdragon chipset, up to 8GB RAM, up to 128GB storage, dual-rear cameras, and 4,000mAh battery, it goes head-to-head with another gaming phone with similar specs, the Razer Phone. Check out the specs comparison of these two monster smartphones.

Black SharkRazer Phone
5.99-inch (1080 x 2160) IPS 18:9 display, 403ppi5.7-inch (1440 x 2560) IGZO IPS 16:9 display, 515ppi
120Hz Ultramotion, Wide Color Gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 835 2.35GHz octa-core CPU
Adreno 630 GPUAdreno 540 GPU
6GB, 8GB RAM8GB RAM
64GB, 128GB UFS 2.164GB UFS
microSD up to 256GB
12MP f/1.8 + 20MP f/1.8 PDAF dual-pixel rear camera, 2x optical zoom, LED flash12MP f/1.75 + 12MP f/2.6 PDAF dual-pixel rear camera, 2x optical zoom, LED flash
20MP f/2.2 front camera8MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual-SIMSingle-SIM
4G LTE4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
Stereo SpeakersStereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos and THX certified audio
Android 8.1 OreoAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat (upgradable to Android 8.1 Oreo)
4,000mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 3.04,000mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 4+
161.6 x 75.4 x 9.3 mm158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
190 g197 g
Polar Night, Sky GrayBlack

Summary of advantages

Black Shark:
* Slightly larger screen
* 18:9 aspect ratio
* More powerful CPU and GPU
* up to 128GB storage
* Higher secondary camera resolution
* Higher front camera resolution
* Dual-SIM
* Updated Bluetooth
* Slightly lighter
* Lower price tag

Razer Phone:
* Higher display resolution
* 120Hz w/ Wide Color Gamut
* Gorilla Glass 3 protection
* microSD card support
* NFC
* Dolby Atmos w/ THX certified Audio
* Updated Qualcomm Quick Charge tech
* Slightly thinner

Based on the summary above, both phones pack a punch but the Black Shark has the advantage of sporting a newer and more powerful chipset. It also has a 128GB model for those who require large storage but the Razer Phone compensates by having a microSD card slot.


Display-wise, the Black Shark has a slightly larger screen with 18:9 aspect ratio for a slimmer top and bottom bezels. The Razer Phone, however, has a higher display resolution and a 120Hz WCG panel for a more immersive gaming experience. Not to mention a Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. Speaking of immersion, both devices have stereo speakers, but the Razer Phone wins with Dolby Atmos with THX audio.

When it comes to imaging, both have dual rear cameras, but the Black Shark has a higher secondary camera and front camera resolution. It’s good if you’re into mobile photography but if you’re spending most of your time gaming as intended by both devices, the Razer Phone’s camera should suffice.

The Black Shark has support for dual-SIM which is nice and has Bluetooth 5.0 which is good if you need to pair two wireless devices at the same time. The Razer Phone, on the other hand, has NFC for quick pairing.

Powering both devices is a large 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge technology, but the Razer Phone wins for having QC 4+ which is way better and faster at charging than the older QC 3.0.

When it comes to pricing, the Black Shark is more accessible starting at around PHP25K when converted, while the Razer Phone starts at around PHP36K.

Summing it up, if you want a gaming phone that is more affordable, has the best performance, connectivity, and storage, the Black Shark is the one to get. But if you want a more immersive gaming experience with its 120Hz display and Dolby-powered audio, get the Razer Phone.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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4 Responses

  1. Iñigo Hiroki says:

    That Shark!

  2. tae says:

    Black shark wins. End.

  3. Nozilla says:

    They didn’t include in the advantage part the liquid cooling system of black shark :x

  4. Mongoload says:

    120hz not Ghz

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