Top 5 alternatives to the Xiaomi Black Shark smartphone

With the Xiaomi's gaming-centric smartphone Black Shark out, What are the other smartphones that you can buy that match the Black Shark in price and performance?

Xiaomi Black Shark
Black Shark is the Xiaomi’s attempt at the Razer Phone Alternative

Chinese Electronics manufacturer, Xiaomi is backing Black Shark. The company just released their first smartphone. Black Shark, which is also the name of the smartphone is a gaming-centric device. What’s more interesting, is its price tag. The smartphone starts at CNY 2,999 (~Rs 31,100). The smartphone will be available on, YouPin and Xiaomi’s website. The first sale will be happening on April 20th. However, the availability of smartphone outside China is still unknown.

The Black Shark features some features that put it apart. It features a liquid cooling system. The new Black Shark smartphone also features a DCI-P3 colour gamut. The company claims of the colour gamut to cover about 97% of all colours. The company also claims a whopping 2,79,464 on the AnTuTu benchmarking application with the Black Shark.

However, the smartphone is presently only restricted to China. So here are some of the other alternatives that you can buy outside of China.

1. Razer Phone

Razer is known for its excellent gaming peripherals and laptops. So a Razer Phone is a great gaming smartphone.

Razer is widely known for its excellent gaming peripherals and laptops. The same company released a smartphone mid last year, making it one of the best gaming smartphones out there. Sure, the smartphone is not one of the best all-rounders but is gaming-centric. Dual front stereo speakers offer great sound with the 120Hz display offering enough refresh rate for any smartphone game.

2. OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T was launched back in November 2017. However, it is still a capable smartphone. It packs a Snapdragon 835 along with 6/8GB RAM. It features an 18:9 full view display and a dual rear camera setup. The smartphone is not designed for gaming but offers excellent performance if you decide to use it for the same. Also, it is available worldwide, so that’s a bonus.

3. Honor View 10

Honor recently launched their View 10. The smartphone is not at all gaming-centric. However, it offers excellent performance and great value for money. And also, with the AI based features it packs, it is a great smartphone for everyday use. This makes the View 10 one of the best daily smartphones. The Kirin 970 can surely tackle any game that’s thrown on it.

4. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s

Mix 2s is the company’s latest full-screen display smartphone. And its got a stunning display.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s matches the Black Shark at performance figures and price. It packs the same processor and RAM configuration as the Black Shark. It comes with Snapdragon 845 along with 6/8GB of RAM. What’s more, it costs almost the same price. This makes the Mi Mix 2s a great alternative. What’s more, it packs an almost edge to edge display making usage experience amazing. What’s a good game without a great display?

5. Samsung Galaxy A8+

Galaxy A8+ looks like the S8 mini with amazing camera performance.

The Samsung Galaxy A8+ is the company’s best mid-range smartphone. It offers great camera performance. Also, due to the presence of the dual from the camera, it makes it a great selfie-centric smartphone. It doesn’t match the Black Shark in performance, how it matches and beats it in the display. The smartphone has got an excellent display. And as we know, one of the most important aspect of gaming is the display.


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