Xiaomi is about to release the second generation of its gaming series Black Shark 2 in India on May 27. While its previous version has been quite a hit among mobile gamers, this term it will get stiff competition from the OnePlus 7 Pro which is making headlines nowadays. Black Shark 2 features a pressure-sensitive AMOLED screen with flagship level Snapdragon 855 chipset and dedicated liquid cooling technology. However, to find out which among the two can be considered as the best gaming device, AppsToFollow brings a head-to-head comparison for you.

Design

The rectangular display of Black Shark 2 comes with prominent bezels. There is dedicated Liquid cool 3.0 tech included in the smartphone alongside a backlit company logo at the rear end. The heat dissipation system looks promising for long gaming sessions.
Coming to the OnePlus 7 Pro, it has quite an impressive design with an all-screen bezel-less, and notch-less display. It comes with a 10-layer liquid cooling system over its metal-glass sandwiched body that has curved edges.

Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro

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Display

The Black Shark 2 features a 6.39-inch full-HD+ AMOLED panel with Magic Press technology, which lets you configure the display’s pressure sensitivity. The feature comes handy while playing games.

On the other hand, we have the HDR10+ compatible QHD+ display of OnePlus 7 Pro with 1440×3120 pixels resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. OnePlus 7 Pro gives a smooth feel on the screen while using it.

Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro

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Camera

Gamers can be shutterbugs too and that’s why Black Shark offers a dual-camera setup at the rear end including a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.75 aperture and a 12MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 2x optical zoom. Black Shark 2 also features a 20MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture.

OnePlus 7 Pro sports triple-lens rear camera with Multi Autofocus (PDAF+LAF+CAF). It includes a 48MP primary lens with f/1.7 aperture and OIS, an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, OIS and 3x optical zoom, and a 16MP wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture. OnePlus 7 gets a motorized pop-up 16MP (f/2.0) sensor in the front for selfies.

Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro

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Processor and Storage

Power-driven by Snapdragon 855 chipset, Black Shark 2 comes with 12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage options. There is also Adreno 640 GPU available for improved graphics.

However, even with a similar processor and storage, OnePlus 7 Pro gets the upper hand with a faster UFS 3.0 storage format.

Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro

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Battery and other features

BlackShark 2 sports a 4,000mAh battery alongside an on-screen fingerprint sensor and stereo speakers.
OnePlus flagship also has a similar battery with faster 30W charging, RAM Boost feature, and an on-screen fingerprint sensor. The smartphone gets a dedicated FNATIC gaming mode.

Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro

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Price

The 12GB RAM variant of OnePlus 7 Pro is priced at Rs. 57,999 whereas it starts at Rs. 48,999 for the base 6GB/128GB model.
We are still to discover Black Shark 2’s price in India as it will be revealed on May 27.

Verdict

Even though Black Shark 2 has a good built quality and flagship-level performance, it lacks in almost all departments in front of OnePlus 7 Pro which is kind of an unbeatable device at Rs 50,000.

Overall Winner: OnePlus 7 Pro

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