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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 vs ZTE nubia Red Magic 3

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 on Amazon USA
ZTE nubia Red Magic 3 on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 on one side and the ZTE nubia Red Magic 3 on the other. The first has a processor with 8 cores, 8 threads, a maximale frequency of 2.8GHz. The second chips has a total of 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.8GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the amount of RAM memory, the date of first broadcast, the values obtained in Geekbench 4, as well as an average price.


Smartphone Xiaomi Black Shark 2 ZTE nubia Red Magic 3
Model version(s) SKW-A0, SKW-H0 nubia NX629J
Release date Q1 2019 Q2 2019
Dimensions 6,44 x 2,95 x 0,35 in 6,76 x 3,09 x 0,38 in
Weight 7.23 oz 7.58 oz
Body Front glass,
aluminum back,
aluminum frame
Front glass,
aluminum body
Screen size, colours 6.4 inches, 16M colours 6.7 inches, 16M colours
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
Screen ratio 19.5:9 19.5:9
Density 403 ppi 388 ppi
Operating system Android 9.0 Android 9.0
Processor Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855
Lithography 7 nm FinFET 7 nm FinFET
Cores 8 8
Threads 8 8
Energy cores 4x Kryo 485 Silver @ 1.8 GHz 4x Kryo 485 Silver @ 1.8 GHz
High performance cores 1x Kryo 485 Gold Prime @ 2.84 GHz
3x Kryo 485 Gold @ 2.42 GHz
1x Kryo 485 Gold Prime @ 2.84 GHz
3x Kryo 485 Gold @ 2.42 GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 640 Qualcomm Adreno 640
GPU execution units 2 2
GPU shading units 384 384
GPU clock rate 672 MHz 672 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 954.7 GFLOPS 954.7 GFLOPS
Memory 6 / 12 GB RAM 6 / 12 GB RAM
Storage 128 / 256 GB 64 / 256 GB
Photo 48 MP, f/1,8, 28mm,
12 MP, f/2,2, 54mm
48 MP, f/1,7, 26mm
Video 2160p30/60,
Front photo 20 MP, f/2,0 16 MP, f/2,0
Front video 1080p30 1080p30
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB Micro USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 Micro USB 3.0, Type-C 1.0
Battery capacity 4,000 mAh 5,000 mAh
Battery type Non removable Li-Ion Non removable Li-Po
Battery life (versatile use) ~ 15 hours and 20 minutes ~ 12 hours and 50 minutes
TDP 9 W 10 W
Head SAR (US) - -
Body SAR (US) - -
DxOMark 84 -
AnTuTu 363,260 379,460
Android PassMark Rating 9,270 8,210
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
3,477 3,474
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
10,881 10,657
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
26 pts / $ 21 pts / $
Note 4.6 / 5 3.6 / 5
Reviews 22 6
Amazon Xiaomi Black Shark 2 ZTE nubia Red Magic 3
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We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. Both phones have an equivalent number of cores, they have an identical turbo frequency. They were produced the same year.

Price: prices can change over time. For technical reasons, they are not updated in real time. This is only an average of the results on the first page of each product, whether new or used. Shipping costs have not been integrated. To know the final price of the product, please go to the form of the shop. If no price is indicated, it means that we did not find any offers during the last update.

Autonomy: the autonomy given is the one for a versatile use with video playback, web browsing, various applications, games, photos, etc ...

Ratios: we first consider the average for the new price if available, the average for the used price otherwise.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two smartphones, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench 4.

AnTuTu - Total score
ZTE nubia Red Magic 3 379,460
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 363,260

The difference is 4%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

Android PassMark Rating
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 9,270
ZTE nubia Red Magic 3 8,210

The difference in performance is 13%.

PassMark is a benchmarking software that performs several performance tests including prime numbers, integers, floating point, compression, physics, extended instructions, encoding, sorting. The higher the score is, the higher is the device capacity.

On Android 64-bit:

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Android 64-bit
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 3,477
ZTE nubia Red Magic 3 3,474

In single core, the difference is 0%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 2%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

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