Comparison between:
- nubia Red Magic 3
- Xiaomi Black Shark 2
- Xiaomi Black Shark Helo
- Xiaomi Black Shark

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

nubia Red Magic 3Xiaomi Black Shark 2Xiaomi Black Shark HeloXiaomi Black Shark
nubia Red Magic 3
Prices
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Prices
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo
Prices
Xiaomi Black Shark
Prices
Model aliasRed Magic3
NX629J
SKW-H0BlackShark HeloBlackShark
SKR-A0

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width78.5 mm
7.85 cm
0.26 ft
3.09 in
75.01 mm
7.5 cm
0.25 ft
2.95 in
75.25 mm
7.53 cm
0.25 ft
2.96 in
75.4 mm
7.54 cm
0.25 ft
2.97 in
Height171.7 mm
17.17 cm
0.56 ft
6.76 in
163.61 mm
16.36 cm
0.54 ft
6.44 in
160 mm
16 cm
0.52 ft
6.3 in
161.62 mm
16.16 cm
0.53 ft
6.36 in
Thickness9.65 mm
0.97 cm
0.03 ft
0.38 in
8.77 mm
0.88 cm
0.03 ft
0.35 in
8.7 mm
0.87 cm
0.03 ft
0.34 in
9.25 mm
0.93 cm
0.03 ft
0.36 in
Weight215 g
0.47 lbs
7.58 oz
205 g
0.45 lbs
7.23 oz
190 g
0.42 lbs
6.7 oz
190 g
0.42 lbs
6.7 oz
Volume130.07 cm³
7.9 in³
107.63 cm³
6.54 in³
104.75 cm³
6.36 in³
112.72 cm³
6.85 in³
ColorsBlack
Red
Blue
Gray
Black
Silver
BlackBlack
Gray
Blue
Body materialsAluminium alloyAluminium alloyAluminium alloyAluminium alloy
CertificationIP55---

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards2222
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHz
W-CDMA-W-CDMA 850 MHz
W-CDMA 900 MHz
W-CDMA 1700 MHz
W-CDMA 1900 MHz
W-CDMA 2100 MHz
W-CDMA 850 MHz
W-CDMA 900 MHz
W-CDMA 1900 MHz
W-CDMA 2100 MHz
W-CDMA 850 MHz
W-CDMA 900 MHz
W-CDMA 1900 MHz
W-CDMA 2100 MHz
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
UMTSUMTS 800 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
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LTELTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE 850 MHz (B26)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
User interface (UI)nubia Red Magic 2.0-JoyUIJoyUI 1.0

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Process technology7 nm7 nm10 nm10 nm
CPU1x 2.84 GHz Kryo 485, 3x 2.42 GHz Kryo 485, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 4851x 2.84 GHz Kryo 485, 3x 2.42 GHz Kryo 485, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 4854x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 3854x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 385
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)--32 KB + 32 KB32 KB + 32 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)--1536 KB
1.5 MB
1536 KB
1.5 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)--2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores8888
CPU frequency2840 MHz2840 MHz2800 MHz2800 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 640Qualcomm Adreno 640Qualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 630
GPU frequency--710 MHz710 MHz
RAM capacity6 GB
8 GB
12 GB
6 GB
8 GB
12 GB
6 GB
8 GB
10 GB
6 GB
8 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency2133 MHz2133 MHz1866 MHz1866 MHz
ICE2.0 multi-dimensional cooling system (air and liquid)Liquid Cool 3.0 vapor chamber systemLiquid cooling systemLiquid cooling system

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
128 GB
256 GB
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
UFS 2.1UFS 2.1UFS 2.1UFS 2.1

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyAMOLEDSuper AMOLEDAMOLEDIPS
Diagonal size6.65 in
168.91 mm
16.89 cm
6.39 in
162.31 mm
16.23 cm
6.01 in
152.65 mm
15.27 cm
5.99 in
152.15 mm
15.21 cm
Width2.79 in
70.78 mm
7.08 cm
2.68 in
68.02 mm
6.8 cm
2.69 in
68.27 mm
6.83 cm
2.68 in
68.04 mm
6.8 cm
Height6.04 in
153.36 mm
15.34 cm
5.8 in
147.37 mm
14.74 cm
5.38 in
136.54 mm
13.65 cm
5.36 in
136.08 mm
13.61 cm
Aspect ratio2.167:12.167:12:1
2:1 (18:9)
2:1
2:1 (18:9)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels1080 x 2340 pixels1080 x 2160 pixels1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density388 ppi
152 ppcm
403 ppi
158 ppcm
402 ppi
158 ppcm
403 ppi
158 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area80.8 %81.94 %77.67 %76.23 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
90 Hz refresh rate
100000:1 contrast ratio
430 cd/m²
100% NTSC
Input latency - 41.7 ms
DC dimming
HDR10
Display manufacturer - Samsung
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
2.5D curved glass screen
Always-On Display
Magic Press stereo control
60000:1 contrast ratio
430 cd/m²
Peak brightness - 600 cd/m²
108.9% NTSC
Touch registration rate - 240 Hz
Input latency - 43.5 ms
HDR10
60000:1 contrast ratio
430 cd/m²
101.3% DCI-P3
1500:1 contrast ratio
550 cd/m²
97% DCI-P3

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
-In-display optical fingerprint sensor
Step detector
Step counter
Fingerprint sensor model - Fingerprint Cards FPC1229-

Primary camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.

Sensor modelSony IMX586 Exmor RSSony IMX586 Exmor RSSony IMX486 Exmor RSSony IMX486 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOSCMOS
ISO-100 - 3200100 - 3200100 - 3200
Aperturef/1.7f/1.75f/1.75f/1.75
Focal length4.74 mm4.77 mm--
Flash typeDual LEDDual LEDDual LEDDual LED
Image resolution8000 x 6000 pixels
48 MP
8000 x 6000 pixels
48 MP
4000 x 3000 pixels
12 MP
4000 x 3000 pixels
12 MP
Video resolution7680 x 4320 pixels
33.18 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
Sensor size - 1/2"
Pixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Phase detection
6-element lens
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 27 mm
Angle of view - 80.32°
Sensor size - 1/2"
Pixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Phase detection
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
6-element lens
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 28 mm
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Sensor model - Samsung S5K3M5 (#2)
Sensor type - ISOCELL (#2)
Sensor size - 1/3.4" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
6-element lens (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 51 mm (#2)
Sensor size - 1/2.9"
Pixel size - 1.25 μm
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
4-axis OIS
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 20 MP (telephoto)
Sensor model - Sony IMX376 Exmor RS (#2)
Sensor type - CMOS BSI (#2)
Sensor size - 1/2.78" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/1.75 (#2)
6-element lens (#2)
Sensor size - 1/2.9"
Pixel size - 1.25 μm
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
4-axis OIS
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 20 MP (telephoto)
Sensor model - Sony IMX376 Exmor RS (#2)
Sensor type - CMOS BSI (#2)
Sensor size - 1/2.78" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/1.75 (#2)
6-element lens (#2)

Secondary camera

Secondary cameras are placed above the screen of the device and are usually used for video calls, gesture recognition, etc.

Sensor model--Sony IMX376 Exmor RSSony IMX376 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOS-CMOS BSICMOS BSI
Aperturef/2f/2f/2.2f/2.2
Focal length3.81 mm3.96 mm--
Image resolution4608 x 3456 pixels
15.93 MP
5184 x 3880 pixels
20.11 MP
5120 x 3840 pixels
19.66 MP
5120 x 3840 pixels
19.66 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
Pixel size - 2.0 μmPixel size - 0.9 μm
5-element lens
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 20 mm
Sensor size - 1/2.78"
Pixel size - 1.0 μm
5-element lens
Sensor size - 1/2.78"
Pixel size - 1.0 μm
5-element lens

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
DTS 7.1
DTS:X Ultra
Smart PA
Headphone adapterBiso sound
Hi-Fi Audio
Smart PA
Headphone adapter
Biso sound
Hi-Fi Audio
Smart PA
Headphone adapter

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesNoNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
2x2 MiMO2x2 MiMO2x2 MiMO2x2 MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.05.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.02.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesNoNoNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
DLNA
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
DLNA
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AC3
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity5000 mAh4000 mAh4000 mAh4000 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
Charger output power5 V / 2 A
9 V / 2 A
5 V / 3 A
9 V / 3 A
12 V / 2.25 A
20 V / 1.35 A
5 V / 3 A
9 V / 2 A
12 V / 1.5 A
5 V / 3 A
9 V / 2 A
12 V / 1.5 A
Quick charge technology-Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)0.661 W/kg1.92 W/kg-0.523 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)0.675 W/kg1.85 W/kg--
Head SAR (USA)1.074 W/kg---
Body SAR (USA)1.221 W/kg---

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional featuresDocking connector
RGB light panel on the back
-SHARK key for high performance gaming modeSHARK key for high performance gaming mode
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