As you know in the market, in addition to typical smartphones, gaming smartphones are also available. User reviews are divided as always. Razer / Razer 2 Phone, Asus ROG Phone or Xiaomi Black Shark Phone? In our opinion, Xiaomi Black Shark is a very good value of quality and features for the price. The more now, because the Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Smartphone is available at Gearbest for $439.99 (8GB RAM / 128GB ROM) with coupon code: GBSA0003.
Xiaomi Balck Shark has a 5.99-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080) IPS display with 97% DCI-P3 color gamut, and is powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset. You will also find inside 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM. The phone doesn’t come with a microSD slot, but the 128GB storage is sufficient for mobile gaming. Comparing: Razer / Razer 2 Phone has 5.72″ screen, Asus ROG has 6.0 inches screen. Both Asus ROG and Razer 2 phone are powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset, but Razer phone is powered by Snapdragon 835. Razer / Razer 2 Phone supports 8GB RAM, 64GB – micro SD dedicated slot, Asus ROG supports 8GB RAM / 128 GB & 8GB RAM / 512 GB.
Xiaomi Black Shark Phone is equipped with a dual 12MP + 20MP camera configuration at the back, 20MP camera up front. There’s a 4000mAh battery, and you also get Quick Charge 3.0. The Razer / Razer 2 has dual 12 + 12 MP f/1.8 and f/2.6, 8 MP f/2.0 front camera, but Asus ROG Phone has Dual 12 + 8 MP f/1.8 and 8 MP f/2.0 front camera. Razer /Razer 2 Phone and Asus ROG supports also 4000 mAh, but Quick Charge 4.0.
Xiaomi Black Shark smartphone comes with a dedicated game controller supports Bluetooth, direction rocker, solid shot key, and 340mah battery (playing about 30 hours). Below you will find a comparison of gaming smartphones.
Razer Phone 2 vs Xiaomi Black Shark vs Asus ROG Phone
|Razer Phone 2||Xiaomi Black Shark||Asus ROG Phone|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||158.5 x 79 x 8.5 mm||161.6 x 75.4 x 9.3 mm, 190 grams||158.8 x 76.2 x 8.7 mm, 200 grams|
|DISPLAY||5.72 inches, 1440 x 2560p (Quad HD), 513 ppi, IGZO IPS LCD||5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD||6.0 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 403 ppi, 18:9 ratio, AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 512 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Dual 12 + 12 MP f/1.8 and f/2.6
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Dual 12 + 20 MP f/1.8 and f/1.8
20 MP f/2.2 front camera
|Dual 12 + 8 MP f/1.8
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||4000 mAh, Fast Charging with Quick Charge 4+||4000 mAh, Fast Charging with Quick Charge 3.0||4000 mAh, Fast Charging with Quick Charge 4.0|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||IP67 certification, RGB illuminated logo||Dual SIM slot||Pressure sensitive zones, water resistance|
The biggest differences can be seen at the price. Razer Phone cost $495.95 (Amazon), Razer 2 Phone cost $699.99 (Amazon), Asus ROG Phone about $899.99 (version 8GB / 128GB), while Xiaomi Black Shark cost $439.99 (or in a flash sale for $459.99) at Gearbest. Given the features and the current price of $439.99 with coupon code: GBSA0003, the Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Phone is the best choice (of course in our opinion).