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Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB) vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max X Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB) 13Points
7.1"
AMOLED

1440x3120

64
MP

20mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
19Points Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB) Compare Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro X
6.7"
OLED

1284x2778

12
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

Hexa-core

3687
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)

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/8GB)} 13 Advantages Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB) vs iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)} 19 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
+8GB LPDDR533%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1440x3120 pixels26%
Higher resolution screen
vs1284x2778 pixels
+484 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs457 PPI
+7.1"6%
Larger screen
vs6.7"
+(triple camera) 64MP + 13MP + 5MP126%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MP
+(front) 20MP62%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 apps (App Store)
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh36%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3687 mAh
+65W2 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.
vs20W
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsproprietary audio output
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
2.84GHz 64bit Octa-core (7nm)vs+3.1GHz 64bit Hexa-core (5nm)7%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
UFS 3.0vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
253 grams (8.86 ounces)vs+226 grams (7.91 ounces)12%
Lighter
10.1 millimeters (0.4 inches)vs+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)36%
Thinner
Aluminum body, glass frontvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
AMOLEDvs+Super Retina XDR OLEDAdvantage
Super Retina XDR OLED display is brighter and more vivid
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.6 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbpsvs+(5G Sub6) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+UWB (Ultra Wide Band)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)vs+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Ceramic ShieldAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

21 Common items in both devices
256GB (230GB available) / 256GB (242GB available)
HDR10+ / Dolby Vision/HDR10
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
5G SA/NSA / 5G Sub6
+14 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
ModelBlack Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
Other model names小米 BlackShark 3 Pro 5G (256GB + 8GB RAM), MBU-A0, MBU-H0iPhone 12 Pro Max A2342, A2410, A2411, A2412
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandXiaomiApple
Release date3/3/202010/13/2020
Depth10.1 millimeters (0.4 inches)7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)83.29 x 177.79 millimeters (3.28 x 7 in)78.1 x 160.8 millimeters (3.07 x 6.33 in)
Weight253 grams (8.86 ounces)226 grams (7.91 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

📲 Display

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper Retina XDR OLED
Screen size7.1" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3120 pixels (19.5:9)1284x2778 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)484 PPI457 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedCeramic Shield
Refresh rate90Hz60Hz
Display features500nits[typ]
HDR10+
800nits[typ], 1200nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10
Wide color gamut
True-tone
Oleophobic coating screen

🤖 Operating System

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
System versionAndroid 10iOS 14
Firmware updatefeature not registerediOS 16
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (SM8250) (7nm)64bit: Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)
CPUOcta-core, 3 processors:
1x 2.84GHz Kryo 585 (Single-core)
3x 2.42GHz Kryo 585 (Triple-core)
4x 1.8GHz Kryo 585 (Quad-core)
Hexa-core, 2 processors:
2x 3.1GHz Firestorm (Dual-core)
4x 1.8GHz Icestorm (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (250-587MHz)Apple GPU MP4
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 638584 (v8), 722727 (v9)
Geekbench: 4240 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 55fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
256GB (242GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
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)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum Download / Upload2000/1024 Mbps5000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
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 Cat20
VoLTE
A2342 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
A2410 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
A2411, A2412 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
Primary 5G networkGlobal version (MBU-H0):
SA/NSA (78)
China version (MBU-A0):
SA/NSA (41, 78, 79)
A2342 version:
Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261)
A2410, A2411, A2412 versions:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 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-A, SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6
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

📷 Camera

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
64 megapixels
13MP ultrawide f/2.3120°
5MP depth f/2.2
(quad camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawide f/2.4120°13mm1/3.6"
12MP telephoto f/2.265mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS2.5x-optical-zoom
0.3MP TOF 3D LiDAR-scanner
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.72" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.7µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered1080p@240fps

📸 Front camera

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered23mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size0.9µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
Dolby Atmos
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF

🔌 Connectivity

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary TV-out
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wide Band)
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3687 mAh
Charger, watts65W Wired fast charging
Quick Charge 4
20W Wired fast charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Inductive / wireless chargingNot supported15W Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Blasting Black, Armor Gray
• Always-on display
• Stereo speakers
• Liquid Cooling System
• Physical pop-up gaming triggers
• Colors: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
• Face ID
• Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)

☢️ Radiation rate

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (256GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.99W/kg (head), 0.99W/kg (body)
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