Xiaomi Black Shark 2 vs OnePlus 7 Pro: Which smatphone you should buy?

OnePlus 7 Pro

Xiaomi released Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone with trending features. The handset is exclusively designed to provide comfort for gamers. OnePlus also launched their flagship OnePlus 7 Pro with bezel-less display and enhanced features. You should note that both handsets are expensive because of the advanced specifications. In this article, we will compare the features of Xiaomi Black Shark 2 and OnePlus 7 Pro. Towards, the end of the article, you will learn which smartphone you should purchase.


The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is equipped with a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED TrueView display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. With a pixel density of 403 PPI, the Black Shark 2 offers 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Talking about the OnePlus 7 Pro, the handset comes with a 6.67-inch (3120 x 1440, 516 PPI, 19.5:9) Fluid AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass display.


On the internals, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor, Adreno 640 graphics processor, 8GB/12GB RAM coupled with 128GB and 256GB of internal storage. The company has employed UFS 2.1 technology, which enables you to easily work with the phone. The OnePlus 7 Pro works under Snapdragon 855 processor, Adreno 640 graphics processor, 6GB/8GB RAM alongside 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 internal storage. The chipset is manufactured using 7nm process, which reduces the heat to a great extent.


The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is integrated with a dual camera comprising of 48MP primary and 12MP secondary sensors with f/1.75 and f/2.2 apertures respectively. The selfie camera bears a 20MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

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The OnePlus 7 Pro bears triple camera on the rear consisting of 48MP, 8MP and 16MP sensors alongside f/1.6, f/2.4 and f/2.2 apertures respectively. The 48MP sensor is the main camera followed by telephoto and ultra wide angle lens. You will be able to shoot 4K and FHD videos at 30fps and 60 fps. It is also possible to capture FHD super slow motion videos in FHD format at 240fps. The selfie camera bears a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor with f/2.0 aperture including the capability to shoot FHD videos at 30fps.


The Black Shark 2 is powered by a 4000mAh battery, while the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a 4000mAh battery with support for Warp Charge 3.0 technology. Both the devices ships with USB Type-C port, which facilitates you to quickly charge the handset. Xiaomi and OnePlus have integrated Android 9 Pie operating platform with their own customized UI. You will work with OxygenOS with OnePlus.

Advanced Technologies

Xiaomi has integrated the flagship Liquid Cool 3.0 technology, which is exclusively designed to improve heat dissipation by 20 times. The Magic Press functionality helps the device to sense the pressure. OnePlus has given importance to quick charging by invoking Warp Charge 3.0 technology. The company also integrated dual stereo speakers, which can emit impressive sound. OnePlus also adopted several enhancements to the display and overall design. You will be able to work with a premium smartphone.


The 6GB RAM model with 128GB storage of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is priced at Rs 39999, while the premium 12GB variant paired with 356GB storage will cost Rs 49999. The OnePlus 7 Pro is available in 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM alongside 128GB and 256GB internal storage variants at Rs 48999 and Rs 52999 respectively. The Nebula Blue color option is currently out of stock.

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The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is oriented for gamers and the device comes with advanced cooling technologies. OnePlus is a popular company with manufactures premium world class smartphones. The company adopts high standards and has carved a niche. If you look at the specifications, the OnePlus 7 Pro includes three cameras on the rear instead of two on the Xiaomi handset. The other features are more or less the same with the exception of the Xiaomi design to appeal to gamers. We would recommend you to buy OnePlus 7 Pro since the device suits not only gamers but also professionals and tech-savvy enthusiasts.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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