There’s no denying that this is the golden era of mobile gaming. With the games like PUBG Mobile, COD, Fortnite, Mobile Gaming has become such an integral part of a smartphone. More and more companies are releasing their version of a gaming smartphone. It is tough to pick one smartphone as the best gaming device as there are different factors to consider. Some device has better SoC, some have better thermal cooling, some are equipped with a larger battery and some has better overall performance. Recently Xiaomi released two gaming devices, Xiaomi Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro. Both of these devices are packed with impressive features.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3


Design and Display

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 houses 6.67-inch AMOLED display having 1080 x 2400 pixels. It has a screen refresh rate of 90Hz (similar to OnePlus 7T, Nubia Red Magic 3s, Google Pixel 4). Not only that, but it also has 270Hz touch sensing. It can reach up to 500nits of maximum brightness. Plus the display is HDR10+ certified.

xiaomi black shark 3 design

Talking about the device aesthetics, Black Shark 3 the front looks similar to Black Shark 2. It has loudspeakers on the bottom chin as well. A bit of notch can be seen on top and bottom. The volume rockers are placed on the left edge. There’s a left and right control button on the right edge of the device. Being a gaming device, obviously, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack. It is on the top edge.

Triple Rear Camera

We all have this typical stereo thinking that gaming devices do not have a great camera setting but Black Shark 3 proves it wrong. This device completely rocks on the camera department. For the selfie camera, we have a 20MP camera lens. It is confined by the notch on the top of the display. With this, you can shoot videos [email protected]

xiaomi black 3 camera

For the rear camera, Black Shark 3 flaunts the triple camera setup. Yep, you read that right. A gaming device with triple rear camera setup. This consists of 64MP + 13MP + 5 MP lenses. These lenses are arranged in a kind of triangular shape. But it looks cool though. With the triple rear lenses y

Performance, Battery, and Software

Powering the Black Shark 3 octa-core Snapdragon 865 (7nm+) is coupled with 8/12GB of RAM. For the GPU we have Adreno 650. It runs on Android 10.0. For the internal storage, we have 128GB and 256GB variants only. Sadly there is no microSD card slot for the expansion of the memory.

For a gaming device, you need bigger juice. And yes we have 4720mAh battery. This supports 65-watt fast charging. This will result in a 100% charge in just 38 minutes of charging. Plus we have 18-watt Magnetic charging as well. For the charging port, we have standard USB Type-C. Features like under-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and many more are available. Lightning Black, Armor Gray, Star Silver are the available color variants.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Key Specifications

Announced On March 2020
Display 6.67-inch, AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels
90 Hz, 270Hz Touch Sensing, HDR10+
Chipset Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
GPU Adreno 650
Memory 8/128 GB, 12/128 GB & 12/256 GB
Primary Camera (Triple) 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF + 13 MP, f/2.3, (ultrawide) + 5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)

Shoot Videos: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR

Selfie Camera 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3″, 0.9µm
Shoot Videos: [email protected], HDR
OS and UI Android 10.0
Battery 4720mAh
65-watt Fast Charging | 18-watt Magnetic charging
Colors Available Lightning Black, Armor Gray, Star Silver
Miscellaneous Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Price and Availability

Xiaomi Black 3 looks like an impressive gaming device. As of now, it is available for pre-order only. It will go on sale from March 6. The pricing of these devices in china are as per the following,

  • Xiaomi Black Shark Price= 3,499 yuan for 8/128GB
  • Xiaomi Black Shark Price= 3,799 yuan for 12/128GB
  • Xiaomi Black Shark Price= 3,999 yuan for 12/256GB

So far we do not any official confirmation on the price and availability of this device in Nepal. But if it does make it way, then the expected prices are as following,

  • Xiaomi Black Shark Price=~Rs 65,000 for 8/128GB
  • Xiaomi Black Shark Price= ~Rs 70,000 for 12/128GB
  • Xiaomi Black Shark Price= ~Rs 75,000 for 12/256GB

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro


Design and Display

Talking about Black Shark 3 Pro, this device is really a pro device. It flaunts a 7.1-inch display with 1440 x 3120 pixels. It has a screen refresh rate of 90Hz (similar to OnePlus 7T, Nubia Red Magic 3s, Google Pixel 4). Not only that, but it also has 270Hz touch sensing. Black Shark can reach up to 500nits of maximum brightness. Plus the display is HDR10+ certified similar to Black Shark 3.

xiaomi black shark 3 pro design display

On the device aesthetics, it has a visible notch on the top as well as the bottom. On the bottom chin, we have loudspeakers. The volume rocker is on the left. It has real shoulder triggers mounted on the right edge of the device. Similar to Black Shark 3, we have a 3.55mm headphone jack on the top of the device.

Triple Rear Camera

On the camera department, Black Shark 3 Pro totally nails it. For the selfie camera, we have a 20MP camera lens. It is confined by the notch on the top of the display. With this, you can shoot videos [email protected]

xiaomi-black-shark-3 pro triple rear camera

On the rear camera department, it rocks a triple camera setup of 64MP + 13MP + 5 MP lenses. These lenses are arranged in a kind of triangular shape similar to Black Shark 3. With the triple rear lenses you can shoot videos [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR.

Performance, Software, and Battery

Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) powers Black Shark 3 Pro. For the GPU we have Adreno 650. On the memory aspect we have 8/256GB and 12/512GB variant available. The internal memory is not expandable.

Massive 5000mAh battery fuels this beast. It also supports 65-watt fast charging resulting 100% charge in just 38 minutes of charging. Plus we have 18-watt Magnetic charging as well. For the charging port, we have standard USB Type-C. Features like under-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and many more are available. Phantom Black, Armor Gray are the available color variants.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Key Specifications

Announced On March 2020
Display 6.67-inch, AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels
90 Hz, 270Hz Touch Sensing, HDR10+
Chipset Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
GPU Adreno 650
Memory 8/256 GB & 12/512 GB
Primary Camera (Triple) 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF + 13 MP, f/2.3, (ultrawide) + 5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)

Shoot Videos: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR

Selfie Camera 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3″, 0.9µm
Shoot Videos: [email protected], HDR
OS and UI Android 10.0
Battery 5000mAh
65-watt Fast Charging | 18-watt Magnetic charging
Colors Available Phantom Black, Armor Gray
Miscellaneous Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, Shoulder Triggers

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Price and Availability

Xiaomi Black 3 Pro looks promising with 5000mAh battery, Snapdragon 865 (7nm+), 7.1-inch AMOLED display, 65-watt fast charging. As of now, it is available for pre-order only. It will go on sale from March 6. The pricing of these devices in china are as per the following,

  • Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Price= 4,699 yuan for 8/256GB
  • Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Price= 4,999 yuan for 12/256GB

So far we do not have any official confirmation on the price and availability of this device in Nepal. But if it does make it way, then the expected price of Xiaomi Black 3 Pro is as following,

  • Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Price= ~Rs 85,000 for 8/256GB
  • Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Price= ~Rs 95,000 for 12/256GB

If you are planning to buy a gaming smartphone in Nepal, then please read, Best Gaming Smartphones to buy in Nepal. Here we have listed the best smartphones into different budget categories. You can select the one that is feasible for you.


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