Xiaomi Black Shark Vs Black Shark Helo, should you upgrade? Xiaomi took the smartphone market by surprise with the Black Shark, this smartphone is specifically for gamers and it offers real impressive features. This device also offers great performance, being one of the top performers on AnTuTu. It has an excellent battery life to mention a few and it stands out from the crowd in terms of its gaming laptop-esque design.
To crown it all, it’s also the most affordable gaming smartphone out of all the dedicated gaming smartphones currently available. However, Xiaomi just announced their newest addition which is the Black Shark Helo. It is the first official smartphone ever with 10GB RAM. The smartphone has amazing features and we are going to find out which is the best among these two. Enjoy!
Xiaomi Black Shark Vs Black Shark Helo: Design
The Black Shark has an aluminum alloy gaming-inspired design which makes it stand out from others, the rear is layered and textured which looks like high-end gaming laptops. It is enhanced by a lime-green accents found across the rear and bezels at the front of the display.
There’s a a much-needed splash of colour to the device which makes it look beautiful. The fingerprint scanner is embedded on the Home button which works pretty fast. While the Helo has an aluminum alloy body design, its rear is made out of patterned glass and the aluminum frame curve over slightly on each sides. It has a rear fingerprint scanner for quick access. Both smartphones weighs 190g.
Xiaomi Black Shark Vs Black Shark Helo: Display
The Black Shark sports a 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, the screen has a pixel per inch density of 403. While, the Helo sports a taller 6.01-inch FHD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 Pixels in resolution and 402ppi.
Xiaomi Black Shark Vs Black Shark Helo: Software and Hardware
The Black Shark houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with an octa-core processor clocking speed of up to 2.8GHz. The Black Shark has 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage space.
While the Helo houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with octa-core processor clocking at 2.8GHz. In the RAM department, the Helo has 6GB/8GB/10GB and 128GB/256GB storage space.
For the Software, the Black Shark runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. While the Helo runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system as well.
Xiaomi Black Shark Vs Black Shark Helo: Camera
The Black Shark has a rear dual camera setup of 12MP+20MP and a front/Selfie camera of 20 megapixels. While the Helo has a camera set up of 12MP+20MP with a great front camera of 20MP with f/2.2 aperture.
Xiaomi Black Shark Vs Black Shark Helo: Battery
Powering the Black Shark is a Li-Po 4000mah Non-removable battery with fast battery charging. While the Helo is powered by a Li-Po 4000mAh Non-removable battery with fast charging as well.
Xiaomi Black Shark Vs Black Shark Helo: Verdict
Both smartphones offers a standard and impressive performance. Personally, I don’t think the Helo is a worthy upgrade, but the design is now more attractive no doubt.
Xiaomi Black Shark Vs Black Shark Helo Specs Comparison
|Model||Xiaomi Black Shark||Xiaomi Black Shark Helo|
|Announced||April, 2018||October, 2018|
|Released||April, 2018||October, 2018|
|Status||Available on Shopping stores||Available on Shopping stores|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network|| LTE band 800 / 850 /900 / 1800 /1900 / 2100 /2600 MHz,
LTE-TDD : 1900 MHz (B39),
LTE-TDD : 2300 MHz (B40),
LTE-TDD : 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD : 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE : 850 MHz (B26)
LTE : 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE : 700 MHz (B12)
LTE : 700 MHz (B28)
LTE : 800 MHz (B18)
LTE : 800 MHz (B19)
LTE : 700 MHz (B29)
LTE : 2300 MHz (B30)
| LTE band 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)
Nano + Nano
Nano + Nano
|SIM Count||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|Type||Aluminum Alloy||Aluminum Alloy + Glass|
|Dimensions||75.4 x 161.1 x 9.3 mm||75.25 x 160 x 8.7 mm|
|Colours||Gray, Black||Black, Red, Blue|
|Display Type||FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen||FHD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||2160 × 1080 pixels||1080 x 2160 pixels|
|Colors||16M colors||16M colors|
|Touch Screen Model||Capacitive||Capacitive|
|Features||Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, 2.5D curved glass screen, corning gorilla glass 550 cd/m2 97% NTSC|| Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, 2.5D curved glass screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 60000:1 contrast ratio 430 cd/m²
|12MP + 20MP||12MP + 20MP|
|2160p@30fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@240fps||2160p@30fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@240fps|
White balance settings
White balance settings
|Yes, dual-LED||Yes, LED|
|f/1.8 + f/2.4||f/1.75 + f/1.75|
|1.25μm||1.25µm + 1.0 μm|
|–||1/2.9″ + 1/2.78″|
|Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 845||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.8GHz||Octa-core 2.8GHz|
|GPU (Graphics)||Qualcomm Adreno 630||Adreno 630|
|No||Yes, up to 512GB|
|Card Type||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Controls||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key|
|USB Type||Yes, Type-C||Yes, Type-C|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Battery Type||Li-Po Battery||Li-Po Battery|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC||Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player||Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Vibration, Ringtones||Vibration, Ringtones|
|MP3, WAV||MP3, WAV|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
Xiaomi Black Shark Vs Black Shark Helo Price
|Starting From||$525||$499 – $549|
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