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Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Review

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Review
Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB, 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB, 512GB
  • Display: 7.1 inches
  • Camera: 64MP+13MP+5MP
  • OS: JoyUI

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Multimedia 10 / 10
  • Features 10 / 10
  • Connectivity 10 / 10
  • Call Quality 10 / 10
  • Usability 9 / 10
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Battery 10 / 10


  • Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has a mammoth 7.1” AMOLED display for an immersive gaming experience with a 90Hz refresh rate with HDR10+ support.
  • Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 865 with UFS 3.0 storage with 8 gigs of RAM, made with an aluminum frame on back and frame.
  • Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro houses a triple rear camera and packed with a massive 5000mAh battery with 65W fast charging.

Product overview

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has a massive 7.1” Screen which is the largest ever gaming screen we have seen with AMOLED panel for a beautiful experience.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro which is absolutely stunning with the color finish and heavy at 253 grams and much bigger than any other phones out there.

Powered by the latest & greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 makes this device much powerful when doing gaming & multitasking, having USF 3.0 storage which has greater read & writes speeds.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has a 3.5mm headphone jack this time along with game triggers which will raise up when you enter game mode along with volume rockers on the side.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 pro has a dual SIM slot and has 65W fast charging as the phone comes with a massive 5000mAh battery and 18W magnetic charging.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has dual stereo front-facing stereo speakers, while there is a triple rear camera along with a blue stripe around the camera, with an LED effect on the backside of the phone with a logo.

Detailed specification

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has a 7.1” AMOLED 1440P resolution screen with HDR10+ support along with 500nits with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 270Hz touch refresh rate which is an absolute monster.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has slightly bigger bezels as it is a gaming phone along with 2k resolution with an intelligent refresh rate and also has sun-screen features so that your phone can get brighter outdoors to shine.

There is a 20MP f2.2 lens on front-facing selfie snap camera with 1080P@30fps recording and at the back of the Black Shark 3 Pro, we have a 64MP IMX 686 sensor with an aperture of f1.8.

While the phone comes with a 13MP f2.3 ultra-wide lens for wider & group shots along with a 5MP f2.2 depth sensor and comes with pixel bending technology, while the back camera setup is capable of recording 4K 60fps with EIS.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro comes with JoyUI which is based on Android 10 pretty much same as the MIUI along with dark-mode which becomes standard along with Always-on display with more customizable skin.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has an under-display fingerprint sensor that very speeds while the display is protected with Gorilla Glass on the front, while there is tiny power button on the right top of the phone, there is also face unlock which work pretty quick too.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has a shark space button that will take you to shark space is just a gaming hub for your games to keeps everything away from your gaming world and packed with dual stereo speakers which sounds absolutely incredible.

There are Shark triggers on the right which comes up when you need again they will be handy when it comes to gamin on Black Shark 3 Pro.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is powered by the beast Snapdragon 865 processor which also had 5G capabilities and can smoothly run the games even at 90 fps.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has 65W fast charging brick to charge that massive 5000mAh battery and also has magnetic charger with 18W fast charging support as the 3.5mm headphone jack will surprise music lovers & gamers.


  • 7.1” display with 90Hz and HDR10+ Support.
  • Snapdragon 865 with 5G UFS 3.0 storage
  • Dual stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Shark Triggers, 5000mAh battery 65W fast charging


  • No IP rating, no wireless charging, more refresh would be better
  • No Dolby ATMOS Support, No 8K recording nor OIS
  • No physical or special cooling system & telephoto cam
  • Old Style 20mp front camera and the power button is hard to reach
  • Limited to USB 2.0 speeds, no storage expansion

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is available in three different storage variants they are 8GB & 256GB, 12GB & 256GB and 12GB & 512GB in two different color options they are Phantom priced at 879$, 920$ and 1099$.

Plan for launch  

This Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is announced in the year 2020 March while the phone is launched on stage in March 2020 and will be made available to all customers in the market when they have a handful of stocks after the manufacturing process.

Company details

This Black Shark 3 Pro is developed by the company called Xiaomi which is known as MI for global, This is their gaming series smartphone in the market. Which has been the best IOT manufacturing company founded in the year 2010.         

Xiaomi is with the vision of being friendly to the users and fulfilling their needs with the continuous innovation products without compromising on the quality and efficiency, Designed new products with affordable prices to ensure that every user is getting the worthy products for their money to enjoy a better life with innovation.

MI as the leading company in the world being the fourth-largest smartphone brand with its products available in market in more than 90 counties. 

Final Verdict

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is one unusual looking device even though you are a gamer it will please you for sure, which will be fantastic for gaming with wonderful LED over the backside of the phone.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has an absolutely epic feature when it comes to gaming with the unique shark triggers in the world, while the ultra 2k resolution is insanely gorgeous with 90Hz refresh rate panel and also has 3.5mm headphone jack for those who love to do gaming.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has a massive 5000mAh battery with 65W fast charging support even the charger is given and also has magnetic 18W charging support.

While the device is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G capabilities along with the fastest UFS 3.0 storage with 8 gigs of RAM with dual stereo speakers which are front-firing.

There is an in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature on this phone, while the cameras perform well in all conditions.

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Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Review - Specs


Device Type Xiaomi
Model Black Shark 3 Pro
Announced 03 March, 2020
Released 17 March, 2020
Status Coming Soon
Price 899$


Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Dimensions 177.8 x 83.3 x 10.1 mm
Weight 253 g
Protection Glass
Colors Phantom Black, Armor Gray


2G Network GSM
3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTE
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Dual SIM Yes


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 7.1 inches
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 16M colors
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 484 ppi density
Touch Screen Yes
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Glass
Features Always-on display
90Hz refresh rate
500 nits typ. brightness (advertised)


Audio Playback Yes
Video Playback Yes
FM Radio No
Alert Types Push Notifications
Ring Tones Yes
Loudspeaker Yes


Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 64MP
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@1920fps
Camera Features 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF
13 MP, f/2.3, (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
LED flash, HDR, panorama
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) LED
Secondary 13MP


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 10
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. JoyUI
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. Yes
Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Snapdragon 865
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 650
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 8 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 256GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. NO
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.


SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes
MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.


Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 5000mAh
Placement Backside