Head to Head: ROG Phone vs Xiaomi Blackshark

ROG Phone Gaming Centre | Kantotech.ph
ROG Phone Gaming Centre | Kantotech.ph

ASUS officially announced the new member of the ROG family, the ROG phone which boasts spectacular, if not first in the industry features that would make everyone, especially gamers, turn their heads on this device.

  • World’s fastest 2.96Ghz speed-binned Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Innovative GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system
  • Ultrafast 90Hz display with 1ms response time
  • AMOLED screen with HDR visuals
  • Ultra-responsive AirTriggers and advanced haptics
  • Unique-handling design with side-mounted port


Now that ASUS finally unveiled the ROG phone, their ultimate smartphone geared towards mobile gaming, how would it fair against other similar device offering from other brands? Here, we breakdown spec by spec the ROG Phone against the Xiaomi Blackshark.

Model ROG Phone Xiaomi Blackshark
Local SRP TBA PHP 31,000
Panel Size 6″ 5.99″
Panel Type FHD+ AMOLED with HDR IPS FHD+
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octacore (speed-binned 2.9Ghz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octacore
OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo
Internal Memory up to 512GB 64GB
Card Slot Yes No
Camera (Front) 8MP (f2.0) 20MP (f2.2)
Camera (Rear) 12MP + 8MP Wide-angle (f1.8) with AR 12MP + 20MP (f1.8 + f1.8)
Battery 4000mAh 4000mAh
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Stereo Speaker
Vapor-chamber cooling
90Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time
AirTriggers & advanced haptics
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