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Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB) vs Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro vs Realme 8 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Realme 8 5G XXiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)15Points
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)
7.1"
AMOLED

1440x3120

64
MP

20mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
6.5"
IPS

1080x2400

48
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/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 Pro (256GB/12GB)15 Advantages Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)vs8 5G (128GB/4GB)7 Advantages Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR52 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (230GB available)117%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (106GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1440x3120 pixels73%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+484 PPI20%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs405 PPI
+7.1"9%
Larger screen
vs6.5"
+(triple camera) 64MP + 13MP + 5MP71%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 48MP
+(front) 20MP25%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 16MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+65W3 times
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.
vs18W
+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 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
253 grams (8.86 ounces)vs+185 grams (6.48 ounces)37%
Lighter
10.1 millimeters (0.4 inches)vs+8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)19%
Thinner
Android 10vs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
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

31 Common items in both devices
90Hz
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
ModelBlack Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)8 5G (128GB/4GB)
Other model names小米 BlackShark 3 Pro 5G (256GB + 12GB RAM), MBU-A0, MBU-H0Realme 8 5G (128GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandXiaomiRealme
Release dateMarch, 2020April, 2021
Depth10.1 millimeters (0.4 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)83.29 x 177.79 millimeters (3.28 x 7 in)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)
Weight253 grams (8.86 ounces)185 grams (6.48 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 11
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - MediaTek Dimensity 700 MT6833 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 587MhzARM Mali-G57 MC2 950Mhz
RAM memory12GB LPDDR54GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (106GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size7.1" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3120 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)484 PPI405 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features90Hz, 500 nits, HDR10+90Hz, 480 nits
Mobile networksXiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 800/850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE

Global version (MBU-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 (MBU-A0):
LTE (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat6 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkGlobal version (MBU-H0):
SA/NSA (78)

China version (MBU-A0):
SA/NSA (41, 78, 79)
SA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78)
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+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingXiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
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 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
64 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.3120º
5MP depthf/2.2
(triple camera)
48 megapixels
2 MP, f/2.4,macro 2 MP, f/2.4,depth
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.72" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.1 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.9µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
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 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Blasting Black, Armor Gray
- Always-on display
- Stereo speakers
- Liquid Cooling System
- Physical pop-up gaming triggers
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Supersonic Black, Supersonic Blue
- Realme UI 2.0
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Screen protector included
- Protective case included
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts65W Fast battery charging
Quick Charge 4
18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registered39900 minutes | 665 hours | 27.7 days
Radiation rateXiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/12GB)Realme 8 5G (128GB/4GB)
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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