OnePlus 6 vs Black Shark: Specs Comparison

oneplus 6 vs black shark specs comparison

Both the OnePlus 6 and the Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone were released this year. The two were included in the most anticipated smartphones in 2018 due to its high-end specs including the latest Qualcomm SoC 845. But which of the two should you buy? Let’s find out in this specs comparison.

OnePlus 6 and Black Shark differences

OnePlus 6 pros over Black Shark

  • Bigger screen
  • 256GB internal storage option
  • Dual: 20 MP + 16 MP rear camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Face Unlock feature

Black Shark pros over OnePlus 6

  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
  • 20MP Front Camera

OnePlus 6 and Black Shark similarities

  • Snapdragon 845
  • Adreno 630
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • internal storage- not expandable

The OnePlus 6 features a 6.28″ Full Optic Full HD+ display which is larger than the Black Shark’s 5.99″ IPS LCD display. Furthermore, the OnePlus 6 also has a higher resolution than Xiaomi’s smartphone.  In terms of protection, the OnePlus 6 offers a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 as well as the Black Shark gaming phone.

Under the hood, the two share a lot of similarities. Both seem to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 along with an Adreno 630 GPU. Their difference lies in storage variants. The OnePlus 6 offers a variant with an internal storage of 256GB whereas the Black Shark gaming phone’s highest variant has a 128GB internal storage. Both are equal in terms of RAM.

In terms of their camera setup, both devices seem to have dual rear cameras. The OnePlus 6 comes with 20 MP + 16 MP rear camera while the Black Shark arrived with a  12MP + 20MP main camera. Looking at the specs itself shows that the OnePlus 6 has a better rear camera. In order to truly find out which has the best main camera between the two, we would have to make a camera comparison between the two smartphones. Meanwhile, the Black Shark sports a 20MP selfie snapper whereas the OnePlus 6 features a 16MP front camera.

For security, both have a fingerprint scanner. The scanner is located at the rear part of the OnePlus 6 smartphone. As for the Black Shark, the scanner also serves as the home button and is positioned at the front of the phone. The OnePlus 6 is the only one from the two that has a Face Unlock feature.

The Black Shark seems to have lost in various areas but it definitely wins in the battery department. The mentioned device is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery supported by Quick Charge 3.0. The OnePlus 6 contains a smaller battery of 3,300mAh but is supported by Fast battery charging (5V 4A 20W).

After reading the similarities and differences between both devices, which of the two do you prefer more?

SPECS OnePlus 6 Black Shark
Display 6.28″ Full Optic Full HD+ display (2180 x 1080) 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 5.99” IPS LCD display with 18:9 Aspect Ratio, (1080 x 2160) 403 PPI, Gorilla Glass 5
Dimensions 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm, 177g 161.6 x 75.4 x 9.3 mm, 190g
Color Silk White, Midnight Black, and Mirror Black Black, Gray
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU Adreno 630 Adreno 630
Memory 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage, 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage, 8GB RAM/256GB internal storage 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage, 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage
Main Camera Dual: 20 MP f/1.7 Sony IMX519 zoom + 16 MP f/1.7 Sony IMX 376K with 1.22um pixels (primary), 1um pixels (zoom) PDAF, OIS, EIS, 2X optical zoom, LED flash, 4K recording, 480FPS slo-mo Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.25µm) + 20 MP (f/1.8, 1.0µm), 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Front camera 16 MP selfie snapper with AI 20 MP, (f/2.2, 1.0µm), 1080p
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Security Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock Fingerprint scanner
OS Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery, Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge) Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0
Official Price
  • 6GB+64GB – PHP 30,990
  • 8GB+128GB – PHP 33,990
  • 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM – PHP 31,000 
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM – PHP 36,000
Availability date (Philippines) May 2018  May 2018
Where to buy (Philippines) Available in Widget City and Digital Walker Widget City
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