Xiaomi Black Shark 2 vs Vivo iQOO vs Nubia Red Magic Mars
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 vs Vivo iQOO vs Nubia Red Magic Mars

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 vs Vivo iQOO vs Nubia Red Magic Mars

We delight in how most of the gaming phones arrive with flagship-class hardware and the fastest gaming experience at a pretty inexpensive price. For people with a small inexpensive seeking the best overall performance in terms of speed, frame rate, and reactivity, they are the among most alternatives. Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is the latest gaming smartphone out there and it ships with one of the most incredibile hardware departments you could ever expect on a mobile phone. In this post, we compared it with the perfect gaming smartphones from another smartphones manufacturers what are sold in the similar price range: the recent Vivo iQOO and the Nubia Red Magic Mars what week ago hitten even the European market.


Xiaomi Black Shark 2 vs Vivo iQOO vs Nubia Red Magic Mars

Usually, phones dedicated to gamers Furthermore arrive with a gaming-centric design that consists of aggressive strains and a unique Check. However, that is the farthest thing from an elegant design. That is why I would select the Vivo iQOO from this trio: Right here, it is the only gaming-centric smartphone to come with an elegant and flagship-like design. It has a staggering and clean glass back with gradient colours, as nicely as a display with a Really high screen-to-body ratio, a compact waterdrop notch, and an in-display fingerprint reader. But if you are a gaming-addicted and you prefer a gaming-centric design, Nubia Red Magic Mars might surprise you with its RGB LED strip on the rear side and that is the same with the RGB LEDs found on the Black Shark 2.


On the paper, Xiaomi Black Shark 2 has the most convincing screen as effectively as the most best one for gaming. It is an AMOLED panel with 100 percent of DCI-P3 coverage, the quickest response time ever seen on a smartphone screen, and vibrant color reproduction. The not so thinner bezels about the screen should help to make a solid grip making it much more suitable for long gaming sessions. On the additional hand, some might find the Nubia Red Magic Mars more comfortable thanks to its shorter and larger 18:9 aspect ratio.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 vs Vivo iQOO vs Nubia Red Magic Mars: Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 vs Vivo iQOO vs Nubia Red Magic Mars

Nubia Red Magic Mars loses the hardware comparison due to a lower-end chipset and much less impressive storage configurations. It will be a hard fight between Xiaomi Black Shark and Vivo iQOO: they both come with the best Qualcomm’s chipset for 2019. We are talking about the Snapdragon 855, paired with up to 12 GB of RAM, everything insane! Xiaomi Black Shark 2 has a lovely efficient liquid cooling system and its display will In addition deliver a fairly low latency because of to the 43,5 ms response rate, while Vivo iQOO comes with a number of technologies what optimize gaming performance, connection reliability and cooling.

Digital camera

It could seem odd for a gaming smartphone, but Xiaomi Black Shark 2 even comes with an incredibile digital camera department, so it wins the digital camera comparison. It has an incredible dual digital camera with a 48 MP main scanner and a secondary telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. It can record video in 4K resolution and it even has a great 20 MP selfie camera. The second place in the ranking goes to the Vivo iQOO with its dual camera including an ultrawide lens.


All of individuals products come with a huge battery, however the one of the Red Magic Mars is a bit smaller. Due to their higher ability, their efficient sections and their AMOLED displays, Xiaomi Black Shark 2 and Vivo iQOO need to make a longer battery life and they must last more or significantly less the similar in a lot of scenarios, however software optimization (that we have to test) will play an key role in regards to the battery life. I would go for the Vivo iQOO for its faster charging technology: it could reach 50% in just 15 mins and 100% in just 45 mins!


Xiaomi Black Shark 2’s starting price tag is €450, whereas Vivo iQOO and Nubia Red Magic Mars price about €400 and €420, respectively. At the end of the day, Xiaomi Black Shark 2 seems the most incredibile gadget due to its much better digital cameras, stereo speakers and well known hardware department, even though some may prefer the Vivo iQOO due to its far more elegant design.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 vs Vivo iQOO vs Nubia Red Magic Mars: PROs and CONS

Nubia Red Magic Mars


Physical keys on the back
RGB lighting
Budget value
Wide availability


Compact battery

Xiaomi Black Shark 2


Beneficial panel
Great hardware
Big battery
Stereo speakers
RGB LED lights


Nothing particular

Vivo iQOO


Perfect (but not so gaming-centric) design
Superb hardware + cooling system
Massive battery and fairly quick charging
Good price tag


Limited availability

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