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Xiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB) vs LG K4 2017 (X230Z)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Black Shark 3 vs LG K4 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG K4 (2017) XXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)26Points
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)
6.67"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

20mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4720
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
5"
IPS

480x854

8
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2500
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Black Shark 3 (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 3 (128GB/12GB)26 Advantages Xiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)vsK4 2017 (X230Z)5 Advantages LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core2 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.1Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+12GB LPDDR511 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+128GB (108GB available)26 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs8GB (4GB available)
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1080x2400 pixels5 times
Higher resolution screen
vs480x854 pixels
+395 PPI102%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs196 PPI
+6.67"33%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(triple camera) 64MP + 13MP + 5MP9 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+f/1.8 (aperture)44%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.6 (aperture)
+(front) 20MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsHD (1280x720)
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G LTE
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps12 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4720 mAh89%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2500 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.1 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
Not supportedvs+Until 32GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
222 grams (7.77 ounces)vs+145 grams (5.08 ounces)53%
Lighter
10.4 millimeters (0.41 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)28%
Thinner
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Not supportedvs+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

17 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
Capacitive
+10 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
ModelBlack Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)K4 2017 (X230Z)
Other model names小米 BlackShark 3 5G (128GB + 12GB RAM), KLE-H0, KLE-A0LG K4 2017 8GB Single-Sim, LG-X230Z, LGX230Z
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
South AfricaCosta RicaUnited Arab EmiratesIsrael
South Africa, Costa Rica, United Arab Emirates, Israel
BrandXiaomiLG
Release dateMarch, 2020March, 2017
Depth10.4 millimeters (0.41 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)77.33 x 168.72 millimeters (3.04 x 6.64 in)74.13 x 145.8 millimeters (2.92 x 5.74 in)
Weight222 grams (7.77 ounces)145 grams (5.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6737M (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
1.1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 587MhzARM Mali-T720 MP2 550Mhz
RAM memory12GB LPDDR51GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (108GB available)
UFS 3.0
8GB (4GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 32GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.67" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~63.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)480x854 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI196 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features90Hz, 500 nits, HDR10+feature not registered
Mobile networksXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE

Global version (KLE-H0):
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)

China version (KLE-A0):
LTE (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat4 700/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,28)
Primary 5G networkGlobal version (KLE-H0):
SA/NSA (78)

China version (KLE-A0):
SA/NSA (41, 78, 79)
Not supported
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-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
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
CameraXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
64 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.3120º
5MP depthf/2.2
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsHD (1280x720) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.72" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital 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 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.9µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
RadioNot supportedFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
ConnectivityXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
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
Other features- Colors: Lightning Black, Armor Gray, Star Silver
- Always-on display
- Stereo speakers
- Liquid Cooling System
- Physical pop-up gaming triggers
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Titan, Gold, Chocolate
- LG UX 5.0
- Knock Code, Knock On
- Quick Share, Quick Selfie
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity4720 mAh2500 mAh
Charger, watts65W Fast battery charging
Quick Charge 4
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered190 minutes | 3.2 hours | 0.1 day
Standbyfeature not registered18600 minutes | 310 hours | 12.9 days
Radiation rateXiaomi Black Shark 3 (128GB/12GB)LG K4 2017 (X230Z)
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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