Xiaomi Black Shark 2


Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (Black Shark Series)
Graphics adapter
6144 MB 
, 6GB, 8GB or 12GB
6.39 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, glossy: yes
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 128GB or 256GB
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, USB-C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 163.6 x 75 ( = 0.35 x 6.44 x 2.95 in)
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 48 MPix Dual: 48MP (f/1.8, 1/2", 0.8µm) + 12MP (tele, f/2.2, 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom)
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix f/2.0, 0.9µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
205 g ( = 7.23 oz / 0.45 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
500 Euro



Reviews for the Xiaomi Black Shark 2

Black Shark 2 Review: Ultimate Gaming Phone With High-End Performance
Source: Igeekphone English
If you let me define the Black Shark 2, I think it is the very pure hand-held weapon in the player’s mind. For the game player, having a better game experience is the meaning of the game phone. With the Snapdragon 855, the global tower-wide liquid cooling and the touch screen, the Black Shark 2 has become a powerful gaming phone. If you are a mobile game player, this phone is definitely a great tool for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2019
Hands on: Black Shark 2 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
I'm incredibly impressed by the Black Shark 2 on first impressions. Packing an ultra-speedy processor and oodles of memory, an AMOLED display and a bunch of high-tech gaming features, you'd expect this smartphone to cost around £700. But with an affordable base price of £360, the Black Shark 2 is primed to take the mobile gaming market by storm.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2019

Foreign Reviews

Prise En Main Du Black Shark 2 : Nos Photos Et Premières Impressions
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2019
Trên tay quái vật chơi game Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Chip Snapdragon 855, camera 48MP, giá hợp lý
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2019
Đánh giá Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Smartphone chơi game cực “đỉnh”
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2019
Siêu phẩm chơi game Xiaomi Black Shark 2 trình làng với RAM khủng
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; decent autonomy; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2019


Qualcomm Adreno 640: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is intergrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 20% faster than the Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 845 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
855: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2018 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a modified ARM Cortex-A76 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A76 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a X24 LTE modem (up to 2 Gigbit download), a new Wi-Fi modem (Wi-Fi 6 ready, 60 GHz mmWave), Hexagon 690 DSP with new Tensor cores for AI processing, a Spectra 380 ISP with an integrated computer vision engine and an integrated LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.205 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-04-13)