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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB) vs Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Black Shark 2 vs Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix XXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)05Points
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)
6.39"
AMOLED

1080x2340

48
MP

20mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
19PointsAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Compare Xiaomi Black Shark 2 X
Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
6.59"
AMOLED

1080x2340

64
MP

24mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)5 Advantages Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)vsROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)19 Advantages Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
+256GB (242GB available)142%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (100GB available)
+205 grams (7.18 ounces)17%
Lighter
vs240 grams (8.4 ounces)
+8.77 millimeters (0.35 inches)12%
Thinner
vs9.85 millimeters (0.39 inches)
+403 PPI3%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs391 PPI
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core1%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
12GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR5Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
6.39"vs+6.59"3%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 48MP + 12MPvs+(triple camera) 64MP + 13MP + 5MP37%
Higher resolution main camera
1/2" inchesvs+1/1.72" inches16%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 20MPvs+(front) 24MP20%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
4000 mAhvs+6000 mAh50%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
27Wvs+30W11%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 6Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

27 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
AMOLED
1080x2340 pixels
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
+20 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
ModelBlack Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Other model namesXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB + 12GB RAM), SKW-H0, SKW-A0Asus ROG Phone 3 ZS661KS Strix edition (12GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandXiaomiAsus
Release dateMarch, 2019July, 2020
Depth8.77 millimeters (0.35 inches)9.85 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height)75.01 x 163.61 millimeters (2.95 x 6.44 in)78 x 171 millimeters (3.07 x 6.73 in)
Weight205 grams (7.18 ounces)240 grams (8.4 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory12GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (242GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (100GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.39" inches6.59" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~79.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI391 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 6
Display featuresfeature not registered144Hz, 650 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps5000/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA (41, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE
CallingXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
48 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.21.0µm54mmPDAF2x-optical-zoom
(triple camera)
64 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.4125º11mm
5MP macrof/2.0
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/1.72" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels5632x4224 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.9µm pixel0.9µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue
- Liquid Cooling 3.0+
- DCI-P3 109%
- Always-on display
- 240Hz touch-sensing
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black glare
- ROG UI (Republic Of Gamers)
- Always-On display
- DTS:X stereo speakers (2 amplifiers)
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- AeroActive Cooler 3
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts27W Fast battery charging30W Fast battery charging
10W Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 3/4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Black Shark 2 (256GB/12GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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