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Black Shark 2: a powerful gaming smartphone


Several companies stand out among the Chinese gadgets and electronic devices for their achievements. One of them is Xiaomi, which is close on the heels of the market leaders. Many users have already rated her devices.

Today we will tell you about one game product of this company.

Specifications & Design

The device is equipped with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution (2340 ? 1080) and an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. The pixel density is 430 ppi, the brightness is 430 nits.


All hardware stuffing is controlled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, clocked at 2.84 GHz. The Adreno 640 GPU chip is responsible for the graphics part. They are assisted in their work by 8/12 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of built-in memory, such as LDDR4X.

On the back of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone, there is a dual main camera module. It consists of a 12MP f / 1.75 sensor, LED flash, PDAF and a second 12MP f / 2.2 sensor with 2x optical zoom. The selfie camera is equipped with a 20MP lens.


In addition, the gadget received the following sensors: gravity, ambient light, proximity. In the presence of a gyroscope, magnetometer, fingerprint scanner and functionality for scanning a face.

The device has the following geometric parameters: 163.6 ? 75 ? 8.77 mm, its weight is 208 grams.

The smartphone comes with a silicone case, it's a shame, but the box doesn't even include headphones and an adapter for them.

The front of the device resembles a solid plate with a metal frame. It flickers with green light. The front panel is made of glass, the rest of the body is metal. On the back panel in the central part there is a brand logo, equipped with the ability to change color.


Users claim that the product is heavy for its size and is not quite suitable for long-term carrying in a pocket.

All controls are in place. On the right side of the case there are buttons: power and a special Shark, on the left - the volume key.

The USB-C port and SIM card slot are located at the bottom of the smartphone. The vertically oriented main camera block is located in the upper left corner of the rear panel.

Display and cameras

The OLED panel used in the device has good contrast and enhances blacks. Compared to its analog, it has improved color accuracy. As a result, whites are now more natural, with a slight tint of yellow.

Brightness can cause complaints. Its parameters are sufficient for playing in a dark room, but it can be problematic when the sun is bright outside.


Cameras have the typical characteristics of these products. They produce average quality white balance and good portrait shots. The controls allow you to make short video, slow motion, video, photo, portrait, panorama.

Performance, software

When tested in 3DMark, the Black Shark 2 scored 5566 on Sling Shot Extreme OpenGL ES 3.1 and 4909 on Vulkan. This is almost the best performance in the class. Therefore, most games will "fly" on it. By pressing the Shark Key, you can access the gameplay. This immediately resets RAM to improve speed and blocks notifications.

All games that are downloaded from the Play Store automatically go to the Space panel. It's easy to choose, everything here is in black and green and spins like a carousel. It is possible to customize actions for each button and perform basic calibrations.


It is worth saying a few words about sound. It is not bad for games, but the sound will hardly satisfy music lovers. It lacks both high and low frequencies.

Security and Autonomy

The fingerprint scanner was placed on the front panel under the glass. It works quickly and accurately. There is also a face recognition function. It is faster than a fingerprint scanner, but more reliable in terms of security.


What many people especially like about this device is its battery autonomy. Its charge is enough for two days of work, but if the device is used only for games, then for 24 hours. There is Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 (27W) functionality for fast charging. In half an hour of charging, you can replenish the energy reserve by 60%. The lack of a wireless analogue will be considered a disadvantage.

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Author: Jake Pinkman