Introducing April 2018 and March 2018, the Xiaomi Black Shark and Huawei P20 Pro are two of the best Android smartphones you can buy. Stand for niche bets gaming and for Chinese manufacturers' luxury segment, the world's 4th and 3rd largest mobile device manufacturer.
These lines serve to help the reader / potential consumer find the best smartphone according to their needs. For this we compare both terminals. They are two tops of Android with many similarities but also with some striking differences.
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Firstly, Xiaomi Black Shark is the latest product from the sub-brand of the 4th largest manufacturer in the world. It is a smartphone that excels for the price / quality ratio and for being completely dedicated to the players, the gamers and the universe Gaming.
On the other hand the Huawei P20 Pro has much bigger and global ambitions. This is the third largest smartphone maker in the world aiming to reach the place of Apple and even Samsung. To do so, we start by introducing the smartphone with the best camera on the market according to DxOMark experts. It is a best seller in Europe.
Xiaomi Black Shark vs Huawei P20 Pro – What are the differences?
Firstly, both smartphones use extremely powerful “engines” made by Qualcomm and Huawei itself, respectively. Starting with the Xiaomi Black Shark we have here the Snapdragon 845inside. It consists of a total of 8 processing cores, so one octa-core with maximum frequencies of 2.7GHz. They are Kryo 385 Gold cores and Kryo 385 Silver cores.
Already in Huawei P20 Pro we have here the CPU Kirin 970 HiSilicon, a subsidiary of Huawei. It is a system on chip (SoC) octa-core (8 processing cores) with maximum processing frequencies at 2.4GHz.
This processor uses Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A73 cores grouped into two clusters. We also have the Mali-G72 MP12 graphics card. At this moment it has the best NPU (neural processing unit) in the market.
Software – Android Oreo from Google
Both are based on this Google mobile platform, each opting for its own UI. In the case of Xiaomi Black Shark we have MIUI with a hub or dedicated game mode, the Shark mode. Then you'll have a whole range of optimizations and game-oriented content.
Already in the case of Huawei P20 Pro here we have graphic interface of the brand, the EMUI 8.0 or Emotion UI, also based on the tablet version of Android. As a rule it is a well accepted UI in UK.
Snapdragon 845 vs Kirin 970
Going beyond the processor we have to pay attention to the RAM. In this regard we have 6GB or 8GB at the Xiaomi Black Shark. On the other hand, we have here 6thGB of RAM on the Huawei P20 Pro.
RAM is important for the multitasking, to have multiple apps open without having to worry. Neither top end of either brand will feel any kind of slowdown or slowness, at least for a good few years.
At the internal storage level we have 64GB or 128GB at the Xiaomi Black Shark. Already in Huawei P20 Pro we have a total of 128GB of internal memory. However, you will not be able to use a microSD memory card to expand this value of internal storage.
Glass and metal are the materials of choice
The build quality, design and look of our mobile devices is as important or as important as any. This is because you will have to pick up and use your smartphone over and over during the day. Now therefore it's important that you choose something that suits your taste.
Here the Huawei P20 Pro is made of glass and metal. Already turn the Xiaomi Black Shark having a more robust, metal construction. Note that only Huawei P20 Pro is certified IP67, making it immune to water and dust.
Huawei P20 Pro vs Xiaomi Black Shark – the Screen
Since the screen is the “window” of interaction with the mobile device it is extremely important that your display please you. It will be through him that you will enjoy your mobile device. Here this is particularly true on a smartphone for games like Xiaomi.
Starting with the Huawei P20 Pro we have a screen of 6.1 inches of diagonal a screen Full HD +therefore 1080 x 2160 pixels. Uses a display AMOLED with the shape / aspect 18.7: 9 and with a density of 408 pixels per inch. Does not specify any type of scratch resistant glass.
In turn on the Xiaomi Black Shark we have a screen of 5.99 inches of diagonal a screen Full HD +therefore 1080 x 2160 pixels. Uses a display IPS LCD with the shape / aspect 18: 9 and with a density of 403 pixels per inch. Does not specify any type of scratch resistant glass.
Photograph in these two "colossi"
In the Huawei P20 Pro we have a triple camera composed of a primary sensor of 40MP with focal aperture of f / 1.8. The secondary camera has 20MP f / 1.6 resolution and focal aperture. We still have the camera 8MP equipped with optical zoom and a f / 2.4 focal aperture.
On the front we have a camera 24MP for selfies cwith f / 2.0 focal aperture. For DxOMark this is the best camera ever used on a mobile device / smartphone.
Already in Xiaomi Black Shark we have a double camera. This is composed of a primary sensor of 12MP with focal aperture of f / 1.8. The secondary camera has 20MP f / 1.6 resolution and focal aperture. On the front we have a camera 20MP for selfies with focal aperture of f / 2.2.
Battery and battery life on the Xiaomi Black Shark and Huawei P20 Pro
Lastly, both smartphones are equipped with a battery of 4000mAh of capacity. Here both should have similar autonomy, both with fast charging technology. None of them have wireless charging.
The price of the Huawei P20 Pro is € 899.99 while the price of Xiaomi Black Shark is around € 450. The latter may eventually be purchased through online retailers while the P20 Pro is present in any national physical store.
They are two completely distinct but extremely powerful smartphones, two authentic colossi from China.
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