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Xiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Black Shark 3S vs Samsung Galaxy A51 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A51 5G XXiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)13Points
Xiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)
6.67"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

20mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4729
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsSamsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)Compare Xiaomi Black Shark 3S X
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)

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 3S (128GB)13 Advantages Xiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)vsGalaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core32%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+6.67"3%
Larger screen
vs6.5"
+(triple camera) 64MP + 13MP + 5MP17%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
+1/1.72" inches16%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2" inches
+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+4729 mAh5%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4500 mAh
+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.
vs15W
+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)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + 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
222 grams (7.77 ounces)vs+187 grams (6.55 ounces)19%
Lighter
10.4 millimeters (0.41 inches)vs+8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)20%
Thinner
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
395 PPIvs+405 PPI3%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(front) 20MPvs+(front) 32MP61%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

32 Common items in both devices
128GB (108GB available) / 128GB (105GB available)
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
16 million
1080x2400 pixels
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+25 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
ModelBlack Shark 3S (128GB)Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
Other model names小米 Black Shark 3S 5G (128GB + 12GB RAM)Galaxy A51 SM-A516UZKAXAA (Unlocked)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateJuly, 2020April, 2020
Depth10.4 millimeters (0.41 inches)8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)77.33 x 168.72 millimeters (3.04 x 6.64 in)73.6 x 158.9 millimeters (2.9 x 6.26 in)
Weight222 grams (7.77 ounces)187 grams (6.55 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 980 Octa (8nm)
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 Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A77
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 587MhzARM Mali-G76 MP5
RAM memory12GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (108GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (105GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.67" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI405 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display features120Hz, 500 nits, HDR10+60Hz
Mobile networksXiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
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 Mbps2000/200 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (41, 78, 79)SA/NSA/Sub6 (41, 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 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingXiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
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 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
64 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.3120º
5MP depthf/2.2
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.12µm
5MP telephotof/2.440mm
5MP depthf/2.21/5.0"1.12µm
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.72" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
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 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size0.9µm pixel0.8µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
RadioNot supportedFM (RDS)
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 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + 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
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
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
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Sky Cloud Black, Crystal Blue
- Always-on display
- Stereo speakers
- Liquid Cooling System
- Physical pop-up gaming triggers
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube White, Prism Cube Pink
- One UI 2
- Always On Display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4729 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts65W Fast battery charging
Quick Charge 4
15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Black Shark 3S (128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (SM-A516U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.18W/kg (head) | 1.2W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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