To what extent do we recommend the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro? We made a thorough comparison of the differences in specifications and functions

Created date: 09/06/2019, 21:37:51, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 14:21:05

ROG Phone II ZS660KLXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro
ROG Phone II ZS660KLXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Are you having trouble comparing the differences in features and performance of the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, or unsure about their differences in ease-of-use, and wondering which to buy? We did a deep-dive comparison of the features, specs, and capabilities of these two smartphone, and provided our rating of which one was a better buy.

ROG Phone II ZS660KLXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro
ROG Phone II ZS660KL

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General rating:

82.6/100

(The 13th of all smartphones)

80.9/100

(The 34th of all smartphones)

Holding comfort
55/100
61/100
Weight
44/100
49/100
Screen size
90/100
90/100
Display quality
82/100
84/100
Battery life
86/100
80/100
Processing power
98/100
98/100
Memory capacity
99/100
99/100
Storage capacity
99/100
91/100
Rear camera performance
97/100
97/100
Front camera performance
86/100
81/100

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, performance comparison

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro size comparison. Which to choose?

The size of the body has a big influence on the ease of carrying and one-handed operation. The narrower the width, the easier it is to firmly grasp and hold, but you also have to take into account the device's thickness. Also, if the width and height are smaller, its easier to operate one-handed since its easier to extend your fingers. On the contrary, if the width and height are large, it's difficult to fit in your pocket and is bulky even when put in a bag, and portability is impaired.

The ROG Phone II ZS660KL has a width of 3.1 inches (77.6 mm), a length of 6.7 inches (171 mm), and a thickness of 0.4 inches (9.5 mm). Also, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro has a width of 3.0 inches (75 mm), a length of 6.4 inches (163.6 mm), and a thickness of 0.3 inches (8.8 mm).

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is smaller and more compact compared to the ROG Phone II ZS660KL. For that reason, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is easier to grip firmly and carry one-handed than the ROG Phone II ZS660KL. For that reason, we recommend the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro.

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, there isn't a large difference in size between the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. For that reason their one-handed operability, portability, and bulkiness when carried is about the same. That's why I think it's better to compare them in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

Comparing the overall size of the two devices, there isn't a big difference in size between the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. For that reason the ease of carrying and use with one hand is about the same for both. That's why it is better to compare the two in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreDimensions (width x height x thickness)
ROG Phone II ZS660KL55/1003.1 inches (77.6 mm) x 6.7 inches (171 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm)
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro61/1003.0 inches (75 mm) x 6.4 inches (163.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.8 mm)

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, which is more comfortable to hold? Weight comparison

The weight of the device affects hand fatigue and the burden placed upon the wrist. The lighter it is, the longer you'll be able to operate the device without tiring. Also, if the burden placed on the wrist is lower, you'll be able to use the device more comfortably. However if the weight isn't right for you, it could place more of a burden on your body, causing you to feel stress.

The weight of the ROG Phone II ZS660KL is about 240 oz (240 g), and the weight of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is about 205 oz (205 g). Comparing the weight of the two devices, there isn't much difference in weight between the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. That's why the likelihood of fatigue in the fingers and wrists after extended use is about the same for both. That's why it is better to compare the two in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreWeight
ROG Phone II ZS660KL44/100240 oz (240 g)
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro49/100205 oz (205 g)

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, whose display is easier to use?

The size of the screen affects usability and screen visibility. A larger screen means larger letters and buttons on apps, so the user is less likely to tap adjacent buttons by mistake. In addition, the user can enjoy a more intense experience when playing games and watching videos.

The ROG Phone II ZS660KL has a 6.59 inch display. Also, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro has a 6.39 inch display. Comparing the screen size, there is a negligible difference in screen size between the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. As a result, the app buttons on both are equally easy to press. We recommend comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreDisplay size
ROG Phone II ZS660KL90/1006.59 inch
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro90/1006.39 inch

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, which has a clearer display?

Pixel density affects picture quality, and the higher the pixel density, the better the picture quality, which means the user can gain more enjoyment from games and videos. In addition, higher picture quality decreases eyestrain, which means that the user will experience less eye fatigue after prolonged use.

The resolution on the ROG Phone II ZS660KL is 1080 x 2340, and pixel density is 391 ppi. Also, the resolution on the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is 1080 x 2340, and pixel density is 403 ppi. Comparing the pixel count, the difference in pixel density between the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is negligible. As a result, they are both evenly matched in terms of picture quality and easiness on the eyes. Therefore, we recommend comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScorePixel density
ROG Phone II ZS660KL82/100391 ppi
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro84/100403 ppi

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, a summary of the differences in battery life

Battery performance greatly affects battery life, but greater battery capacity does not necessarily mean greater battery life, since battery efficiency should also be considered. Bigger screens and higher CPU performance will mean the batteries are depleted more quickly.

The ROG Phone II ZS660KL is 6000 mAh, and the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is 4000 mAh. Regarding battery capacity, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL has greater battery capacity than the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, with a 2000 mAh difference. If battery is a priority, then the ROG Phone II ZS660KL is recommended over the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro.

ScoreBattery capacity
ROG Phone II ZS660KL86/1006000 mAh
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro80/1004000 mAh

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, which has better CPU?

CPU performance affects the ability to process programs, and the ability to process programs is determined by the product of the number of cores in the CPU and the CPU frequency. The higher this performance is, the more smoothly apps and games will run, and with low performance apps and games become heavy and stress is experienced.

The ROG Phone II ZS660KL's CPU is a Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+, with performance measured at 2.96GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore). Also, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro's CPU is a Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+, with performance measured at 2.96GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore). Comparing CPU performance, there is almost no difference in the specs of the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. For that reason the level of smoothness felt when using apps and comfortable handling of games is about the same. For that reason it is better to compare them in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreCPU specs
ROG Phone II ZS660KL98/1002.96GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore)
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro98/1002.96GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore)

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, what's the difference in memory capacity?

RAM affects multitasking ability and the stability of apps. The larger the amount of RAM is, the more stability there will be even in situations where multiple apps are running simultaneously, allowing for comfortable use. In addition, animation will be more smooth, and apps will be less likely to freeze or crash. Also, without sufficient RAM, there are games you won't be able to run, so it is necessary to be careful.

The weight of the ROG Phone II ZS660KL is 12GB and the weight of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is 12GB. Comparing the devices in terms of RAM, there is almost no difference in the amount of RAM of the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. For that reason they have about the same level of multitasking performance and 3D game and VR smoothness. That's why it is better to make a comparison in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreRAM size
ROG Phone II ZS660KL99/10012GB
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro99/10012GB

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, which has more data storage?

Storage capacity affects the amount of data that is capable of being stored. The larger the storage capacity, the more pictures you can take and the more applications you can install. In addition, if your smartphone accepts SD cards, then you can increase its storage capacity. However, there are performance related drawbacks, including a slower data transfer rate than the primary memory, and you cannot transfer all your data on the card, so be warned.

The data storage capacity of the ROG Phone II ZS660KL is 1024GB. Also the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is 256GB. Regarding storage capacity, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL has a greater storage capacity compared to the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, with a roughly 768GB difference. As a result, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL can take more pictures and videos, and have more applications installed, than the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. Therefore, we recommend the ROG Phone II ZS660KL.

ScoreStorage size
ROG Phone II ZS660KL99/1001024GB
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro91/100256GB

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro rear camera performance comparison. Which has a higher resolution?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the back of the device (the rear/back camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

ROG Phone II ZS660KL has a 48 MP main camera. Also, Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro has a 48 MP main camera. Comparing rear camera performance, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro have approximately the same pixel count. As a result, they can both take pictures and shoot videos of roughly the same quality. Therefore, we recommend comparing the two based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreRear-camera resolution
ROG Phone II ZS660KL97/10048 MP
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro97/10048 MP

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, whose front camera has a better picture quality?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the front of the device (the in/front camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

ROG Phone II ZS660KL has an 24 MP front camera and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro has an 20 MP front camera. Comparing rear camera performance, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro have approximately the same pixel count. As a result, they can both take pictures and shoot videos of roughly the same quality. Therefore, we recommend comparing the two based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreFront-camera resolution
ROG Phone II ZS660KL86/10024 MP
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro81/10020 MP

Detailed comparison of ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Comparison for general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewgeneral rating

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

82.6Color:Matte Black/Glossy Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1 inches (77.6 mm) x 6.7 inches (171 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm), Weight:240 oz (240 g), Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:391 ppi, Display size:6.59 inch, OS:Android

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

80.9Color:Shadow Black/Iceberg Grey/Gulf Blue/Streamer Purple, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75 mm) x 6.4 inches (163.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.8 mm), Weight:205 oz (205 g), Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:403 ppi, Display size:6.39 inch, OS:Android

Comparison for body size

ImageProduct nameReviewbody size

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

45.6

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

50.3

Comparison for body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewbody weight

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

44.2

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

49.3

Comparison for screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen size

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

91.0

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

90.7

Comparison for screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen resolution

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

75.3

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

75.3

Comparison for GPU performance

ImageProduct nameReviewGPU performance

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

92.5

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

92.5

Comparison for RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewRAM capacity

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

99.0

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

99.0

Comparison for storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewstorage size

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

99.0

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

91.5

Comparison for process integration

ImageProduct nameReviewprocess integration

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

98.0

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

98.0

Comparison for battery

ImageProduct nameReviewbattery

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

86.0

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

80.0

Comparison for downlink data communication speed

ImageProduct nameReviewdownlink data communication speed

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

87.1

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

87.1

Comparison for rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewrear-camera resolution

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

97.8

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

97.8

Comparison for number of wide-angle camera pixels on the back

ImageProduct nameReviewnumber of wide-angle camera pixels on the back

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

89.0

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

89.0

Comparison for front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewfront-camera resolution

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

86.6

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

81.0

Comparison for grip

ImageProduct nameReviewgrip

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

44.9Color:Matte Black/Glossy Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1 inches (77.6 mm) x 6.7 inches (171 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm), Weight:240 oz (240 g)

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

49.8Color:Shadow Black/Iceberg Grey/Gulf Blue/Streamer Purple, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75 mm) x 6.4 inches (163.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.8 mm), Weight:205 oz (205 g)

Comparison for screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen cleanliness

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

82.9Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:391 ppi

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

84.9Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:403 ppi

Comparison for screen quality

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen quality

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

87.2Display size:6.59 inch, Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:391 ppi

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

86.0Display size:6.39 inch, Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:403 ppi

Comparison for performance

ImageProduct nameReviewperformance

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

98.9OS:Android

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Score

98.9OS:Android

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, performance comparison by specification sheet

ROG Phone II ZS660KLXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro
ImageROG Phone II ZS660KLXiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro
MakerAsusXiaomi
Release date9, 20198, 2019
ColorMatte Black/Glossy BlackShadow Black/Iceberg Grey/Gulf Blue/Streamer Purple
OSAndroidAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.1 inches (77.6 mm) x 6.7 inches (171 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm)3.0 inches (75 mm) x 6.4 inches (163.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.8 mm)
Weight240 oz (240 g)205 oz (205 g)
Display size6.59 inch6.39 inch
Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 23401080 x 2340
Pixel density391 ppi403 ppi
Battery capacity6000 mAh4000 mAh
ChipsetQualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+
CPU specs2.96GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore)2.96GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size12GB12GB
Storage size1024GB256GB
Rear-camera resolution48 MP48 MP
Front-camera resolution24 MP20 MP

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