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Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone 2 vs Xiaomi Black Shark: Gaming smartphone deathmatch (Latest version)

We have seen speelfone come and go, but in 2018 the competition has become harder than ever. The Asus ROG Telephone, Razer Phone 2, one Xiaomi Black Shark lead the race to your bag. They also want to come to your wallet, so you have to find out which game device is best scared of your money.

It's not just a special battle-game is a sensory experience. Picture and sound quality are major factors, just like the battery life. Performance is of course important, but a gamer needs a device that can really be pushed to its limits. Not to mention, there is always a need to achieve that competitive advantage.

It's not just a special battle. Gaming is a sensory experience.

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In this post we aim to decode the equation for the ideal game device and see which of these three contenders is closest to it. Let's jump straight and find out!

Design and build quality

Asus ROG Telephone

The Asus ROG Phone looks bold and futuristic, with a functional aerodynamic appearance.

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The Asus ROG phone takes many designs from its spell mark. It looks brave and futuristic, with a functional aerodynamic appearance. Air actually flows through it, making it the first air-cooled smartphone on the market. This is made clear by the double copper grille. The same metal is found inside and heat is easily divided.

If the design itself does not capture your eye, the RGB excitement ROG logo and the words "Republic of Gamers" will be. The front has a more clean slate appearance, except for the thin copper-colored grille that holds the front speakers.

Apart from air ventilation, the most interesting features in the design will be found next to the edges. The phone has a secondary power port on the left, which serves as a connection connection for its many additional options.

It was a little strange to the Asus ROG Phone AirTriggers.

The right of the phone sport called Asus Air Triggers. You will not even see it, but they are hidden on both sides and serve as pressure-sensitive trigger options.

I'd say it was a little odd to play with since the only tangible feedback you get when using it is vibration. These buttons can be programmed with the phone's software. By selecting a region of the screen, each button can type virtually when it is enabled.

I often lack the pressure sensitive area, but overall they have improved my game experience significantly, especially when played racing or FPS games.

As far as building quality is concerned, I would say Asus did a good job here. The phone does not feel fine, despite all the elements they have added to it. It also does not feel like the most premium device out there, as it is mostly made of plastic and glass. The glass parts attract fingerprints.

Razer Phone 2

Razer went for a little more traditional design. There is glass on the back and front, with plastic covering the edges and rings. It would be a shiny black slate if it was not in the back for the big light Razer logo. The phone is clean and simple, but the logo is hard and shows the device's game nature.

The Razer Phone 2 is clean and simple, but the logo is hard and shows the device's game nature.

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The Razer Phone 2 is also by far the worst fingerprint magnet in this competition, so be ready to wipe it often or with a dirty phone. Since it is glass, the device is also very dangerous to those of us with smooth fingers.

Xiaomi Black Shark

From the front, the Xiaomi Black Shark looks like many other devices we've seen in the past. It has a clean slate with thick legs along the top and bottom. The bottom side contains a fingerprint reader and hidden capacitive buttons.

Truth is said, I did not feel that Xiaomi's liquid cooling worked very well.

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Begin to turn it and you'll see the bright green metal edge, which also shines the power button and lines on the back. The back has an industrial design that became synonymous with game. Xiaomi uses different colors of plastic, glass, and a texture designed to emphasize the unique appearance of the black shark. Of course, the logo also lights up.

The Xiaomi Black Shark is very unique because it is the first to use liquid refrigeration. Truth is being told, I did not feel it worked very well. This phone got the hottest from the three devices.


Design: Asus ROG Phone

As far as the design is concerned, the Asus ROG Phone looks the most unique and also appears to be the most functional. Elements like the Air Triggers, secondary landscape power port, and air cooling make it unbeatable in this department. These are not just design elements, but things that gamers can use to enhance the experience.

Building Quality: Xiaomi Black Shark

The Xiaomi Black Shark is mostly plastic, but it feels the strongest of the three. It is also the least slippery one that helps to draw the hardcore game moves.

The Xiaomi Black Shark is mostly plastic, but it feels the strongest.

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A phone's form has not been created for spelling. These devices have a primary function as a smart phone and need help to become the ultimate gaming machine. Gamepads and other products will make a big difference.

Asus ROG Telephone

Asus has dishes with accessories.

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Asus has dishes with accessories. The unit has active cooling accessories attached to the back of the phone. I have a light ROG logo and connections with USB Type C and 3.5 mm headphone jack. Then there is a case that supports the assembly of this cooling device. The GameVice controller provides physical buttons. The TwinView dock has a secondary screen, active cooling, and shoulder trigger.

There is also a variety of stationary ports. The most basic is the Professional Dock, which includes an HDMI, two USB 3.1, one USB Type-C, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. The Mobile Desktop Dock can be connected to two monitors. Those who want to use wireless can use the Asus WiGig Dock to power wirelessly to any screen.

Razer Phone 2

No accessories to look here unless you get excited incidents, screen protector and cables.

Xiaomi Black Shark

The Xiaomi Black Shark features a controller accessory attached to the left of the phone, as well as a joystick, as well as a left-hand button. You can also get specialized headphones.

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Winner: Asus ROG Telephone

It was a clear one, right? Asus has more options to keep the device cool, comfortable ergonomics, and even upgrades. You can use a pro keyboard, mouse, and display (or two) if you choose to do it.


What would be spell without good specifications? It's important, but all three phones actually have the same hardware. They all have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 With 8GB of RAM memory (Xiaomi Black Shark also has a 6GB version available). They are as fast as any other smartphone out there, except when it's not.

Gaming modes & overclocking

All three manufacturers have created game modes and added options to improve performance on their devices. Some are more extensive than others, so let's look at each one.

Asus ROG Telephone

The Asus ROG Phone has a program called Game Center. Access to this and you will find visual information specifying the state of your phone. This includes SVE, GPU, RAM and storage. You can also look specifically at the temperature of the phone or the SVE. It also features X mode, which gives the phone more power and therefore uses more power.

Game Center also has Game Profiles, which provides for performance adjustment based on each game. The user can do things like auto-enable X mode, set memory cleaning habits, set maximum CPU frequency, set refresh rate (up to 60Hz or 90 Hz), enable anti-aliasing, or disable alerts.

Scroll down on the game center app and you will also find fan speed and aura lighting settings. By accessing the menu button, you will also see options for setting up Game Genie, AirTriggers, and more.

By the way, all of these settings are accessible from games by extracting the navigation menu and saving the gamepad icon. Undo an overlay and provide all necessary customization options. You can also enable X mode from the notification center.

Razer Phone 2

The Razer Phone 2 has Game Booster, accessible through the Razer Cortex or Settings programs. This app gives you access to battery and performance details. You can also switch between Power Save, Performance or Custom modes.

In Custom, you can go to specific games and choose how you want the phone to act when they start. Available options include changing CPU frequency, screen resolution, refresh rate (up to and including 120Hz), an anti-aliasing.

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This phone also supports the highest refresh rate from the three. It may be the one that matters to you.

One disadvantage is that you do not have access to these settings without leaving your game. The other two phones provide access to performance options straight from any game program.

Xiaomi Black Shark

Xiaomi's Game Dock is probably the simplest of the three options that appear in this post. To get started, performance options can not be managed directly from the Settings menu or missing program. It must be managed from the Game Dock, which you can roll out when you're in a game.

The pin can be detected by moving your finger on the fingerprint scanner (when in landscape mode). It will contain the following settings: Gamepad, Wi-Fi, NoIncall, NightMode, NoKeypad and More. Click on the More button and you will find more specialized game options, where you can turn on ExtremeMode, clear the RAM, make a call or disable notifications.

We do not get details about the CPU frequency and others specifically. Like the ROG phone, this phone is limited to a 60Hz frame rate.

In addition, Xiaomi has created a focused ecosystem that clears the mess and lets you focus on the game. This is called Shark Space and you can turn it on by turning the hardware button on the left side of the device. When you turn on, you will be taken to an interface with & # 39; a list of your games.

From Shark Space you can also configure administrator settings, look at gambling statistics and activate Observer mode, which disable cellular function and only data is enabled.


Performance: Razer Phone 2

The Razer Phone 2 can not be so fancy, but it will kill the other guys in the performance. The games slept the least and lower here than the other. Not to mention the sweet 120Hz refresh rate, making games incredibly smooth.

The Razer Phone 2 can not be so fancy, but it's better than its competitors.

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One can argue that the lack of assistant refrigeration can prevent it from getting hot and it becomes noticeably more glitchy when it happens, but I actually felt cooler than the Xiaomi Black Shark.

Adaptation: ASUS ROG Telephone

The Asus ROG Phone has created a wonderful program to enhance the gaming experience. It's full of fun photos, likes all component states, and makes it easy to customize any game options. It is also easily accessible and the game in game keeps your game uninterrupted.

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We found the Razer Phone 2 to offer the best screen, both subjective and objective. For the first time, it has the highest resolution at 2560 x 1440, while the Asus ROG Phone and Xiaomi Black Shark stays behind at 2160 x 1080. And because the screen is slightly smaller at 5.72 inches (vs 6 , 0 and 5.99 inches), pixel density is also higher at 513PPI.

The Asus ROG phone has the saturated colors and deep blacks AMOLED has to offer, and the IPS LCD panel on the Xiaomi Black Shark is good, but Razer's IGZO IPS LCD screen was the most accurate of the three in our test. Now, accuracy is not always synonymous with quality. Some of you love those oversized colors and deep blacks.

Of course, we also need to emphasize that the 120Hz refresh rate spell up to a completely different level of smoothness.

Winner: Razer Phone 2


We can show you statistics about decimals and frequencies, but ultimately it's more difficult to measure audio. It's actually all the big speakers and the statistical differences are minimal. What is important is how well each device's sound makes you fall into the experience.

The ASUS ROG phone gets the hardest and sounds a lot, but I'll say the Razer Phone 2 sounds clearer.

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Sound must be immersed, loud and clear. My first complaint is at the Xiaomi Black Shark, which offers double speakers, but one of them has not been submitted. This is usually a problem because it's easy to cover when playing in landscape mode. An orientation uses virtually every game. This leads to random muted sound.

The Asus ROG Phone gets the hardest and sounds very full, but I'll say the Razer Phone 2 sounds clearer. Perhaps these big businesses helped.

Winner: Razer Phone 2

battery Life

All three devices have a solid 4000mAh battery and similar specifications, but this does not mean that the battery life is necessarily the same. They all use different cooling systems, have different screens, and have different clock methods.

The Xiaomi Black Shark can both exceed the Asus ROG Phone and the Razer Phone 2.

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In our objective test we found that the Xiaomi Black Shark radiated both the Asus ROG Phone and the Razer Phone 2. If our websites are constantly loading, Xiaomi's handset lasted 820 minutes, while the Asus and Razer devices lived for 590 and 649 minutes respectively.

The Asus ROG phone is an advantage if you buy the TwinView dock. The gaming accessory costs $ 399.99, and offers an additional 6000mAh battery pack at the top of an enhanced gaming experience.

Winner: Xiaomi Black Shark (ASUS ROG When you buy the TwinView dock)

Bang vs Buck

The Xiaomi Black Shark can fall into most of this section, but it's far from the competition when it comes to the bang you get for your money. The Xiaomi Black Shark costs 2,999 yuan ($ 479) for the 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage model, or 3,499 yuan (about $ 559) for the 8GB RAM and 128GB version.

Meanwhile, the Asus ROG phone starts at $ 899 for the 128GB version, and the price goes up to $ 1,099 when upgrading to the 512GB iteration. The price can go well over $ 2000 if you get all its accessories too.

The Razer phone goes for $ 799.99. What's better than Asus's offer, but still significantly more expensive than Xiaomi's first game device.

You simply can not beat a $ 479 prize for a device with as much power as the Xiaomi Black Shark.

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You simply can not beat a $ 479 prize for a device with as much power as the Xiaomi Black Shark. Sure it's not the best, but you get more for you cash. However, there is a reservation. The Xiaomi Black Shark is not as widely available as the other two contenders. In the United States, your only chance of getting a unit will be imported, and it will be very lucky to find it. Xiaomi devices tend to go out of stock quickly.

Winner: Xiaomi Black Shark


If we add a point for each section, & # 39; a device wins, then it's the results:

  • Asus ROG Telephone: 4
  • Razer Phone 2: 3
  • Xiaomi Black Shark: 3

However, things are never so simple. While the Asus ROG phone is the bright winner, it simply means that the other in more categories may be the best, some of which may not be so important to you.

The Xiaomi Black Shark will keep your wallet healthy and have a good build quality (if you can get a hold). Razer has the best performance, performance and sound quality, which offers a wonderful experience. Meanwhile, the Asus ROG Phone will give you the competitive edge with extensive software, better cooling and a wealth of accessories that really can change the game.