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Vivo iQOO Neo 3 vs Xiaomi Black Shark 3: Specs Comparison

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As technology advances, what used to be expensive are starting to become affordable.

We’re seeing that evolution in the smartphone industry. Today, we have devices like the Vivo iQOO Neo 3 that comes with a set of high-end flagship specs, but with an affordable mid-range price tag.

It has a processor that we used to only see on a smartphone twice its price — a fast and vibrant display, plus an appealing set of cameras. Clearly, you don’t have to go broke to get a real flagship experience.

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But the thing is, the Neo 3 is not the only one that has these bang-for-the-buck characteristics. There’s also the Xiaomi Black Shark 3, a gaming smartphone from a brand known for its value-oriented devices.

Today, in our Vivo iQOO Neo 3 versus Xiaomi Black Shark 3 specifications and features comparison, we’ll see how impressive these devices are despite their affordable price tags. And of course, we’ll help you decide which one to get. Let’s start.

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Vivo iQOO Neo 3Xiaomi Black Shark 3
Operating SystemAndroid 10
iQOO UI
Android 10
Joy UI 11
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.57-inch FHD+ IPS
2408 x 1080 pixel resolution
~401ppi
144Hz refresh rate
90.4% screen-to-body ratio
HDR10
6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
~392ppi
HDR10+
90Hz refresh rate
MEMC 2.0 display processor
Processor2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core
Dual Heatsink
RAM6GB/8GB/12GB8GB/12GB
GPUAdreno 650Adreno 650
Storage128GB/256GB
UFS 3.1
non-expandable
128GB/256GB
UFS 3.0
non-expandable
Front Camera16-megapixel20-megapixel
Rear Camera48-megapixel (f/1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
2-megapixel (macro)
PDAF
AI Scene Detection
LED flash
64-megapixel (f/1.8)
13-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.25)
5-megapixel (depth sensor)
PDAF
AI Scene Detection
LED flash
AudioHeadphone jack
Stereo speakers
Headphone jack
Stereo speakers
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE, 5G
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS GALILEO
USB Type-C
NFC
4G LTE, 5G
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NAVIC
USB Type-C
Magnetic pins
Othersn/aGaming Accessories
Trigger buttons
Dimensions163.71 x 75.55 x 8.93mm168.72 x 77.33 x 10.42mm
Weight198.1g222g
Battery4,500mAh
44W fast charging
4,720mAh
65W fast charger
Magnetic 18W charger (sold separately)
ColorsBlack
Blue
Lightning Black
Armor Gray
Star Silver
Price6GB/128GB: CNY2,698 (~Php19,300)
8GB/128GB: CNY2,998 (~Php21,400)
12GB/128GB: CNY3,298 (~Php23,600)
8GB/256GB: CNY3,398 (~Php24,300)
8GB/128GB: CNY3,499 (~Php25,500)
8GB/256GB: CNY4,699 (~Php34,300)
12GB/256GB: CNY4,999 (~Php36,400)
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The table above proves that both the Vivo iQOO Neo 3 and Xiaomi Black Shark 3 are some of the most value-oriented flagships in the market today. But the question remains, which one is right for you?

Well, if speed — and speed only — is what you’re after, then you might be better off with the Vivo iQOO Neo 3.

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For a cheaper asking price of CNY2,998 (~Php21,400) for the similar 8GB/128GB configuration, you’re getting the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor — the fastest chipset for Android smartphones to date.

The interesting part is, this cheaper option has a faster 144Hz refresh rate, versus the 90Hz on the Black Shark 3. This will make compatible games run smoother.

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But if you don’t mind spending a bit more, the extra features you’d be getting on the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 might still be worth your time.

For an extra CNY500 (~Php3,500), you’re getting a slightly bigger 6.7-inch screen, with a more vibrant AMOLED panel, HDR10+ support, and a dedicated MEMC 2.0 display processor. We also have the fingerprint scanner beneath the display, instead of mounting it on the side.

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It may have the same processor, but the one on the Black Shark 3 is sandwiched with two heat-pipes for better thermals, resulting in better performance consistency even after long hours of use.

You’re also getting added features on the battery department. The Black Shark 3 has a 4,720mAh battery that’s slightly bigger than the 4,500mAh of the iQOO Neo 3. Plus, a much faster 65W fast charging, versus the 44W on the competition.

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There’s also the magnetic pins, which lets you comfortably charge the device while playing. It’s also used in attaching the Black Shark gaming accessories.

Speaking of gaming, it’s obvious that the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 has a more edgy design with hints of RGB, while the Vivo iQOO Neo 3 went with a cleaner and elegant look. We will let you decide on this one since designs are subjective.

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Since it’s a gaming device, the Black Shark 3 has trigger buttons on each shoulder. This lets you easily fire a gun in shooting games, and possibly act as shortcuts for other tasks.

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Oh, and of course, there are the cameras. The Black Shark 3 has a 20-megapixel selfie snapper, 64-megapixel main shooter, 13-megapixel ultra-wide, and 5-megapixel depth sensor.

That easily outshines the 16-megapixel front, 48-megapixel main, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and 2-megapixel macro cameras of the IQOO Neo 3.

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Bottom line is, both devices are great for the price, which makes the Vivo iQOO Neo 3 a really good buy. It’s now up to you if the extra features of the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 are worth paying for.

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