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Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro


Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro (Black Shark Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 3 GHz, Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio
Graphics adapter
12288 MB 
6.67 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, 720Hz sampling rate, MEMC, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 240 GB free
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Compass
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28a/B34/B38/B39/B40/B41), 5G NR SA&NSA, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.5 x 163.9 x 76.5 ( = 0.37 x 6.45 x 3.01 in)
4650 mAh Lithium-Ion, dual cell, 120 Watt charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Primary Camera: 108 MPix f/​1.75, phase comparison-AF, dual LED-flash, Videos @2160p/​60fps (Camera 1); 8 MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 5 MP, f/​2.4, contrast-AF, macro lens (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB-C cable, SIM tool, bumper, 24 Months Warranty, notification LED (rear/​multicoloured), shoulder buttons (mechanical), fanless
220 g ( = 7.76 oz / 0.49 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
899 Euro



Average Score: 81.8% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 72%, features: 48%, display: 85% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro

85.4% Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro Smartphone Review - The best phone for gaming? | Notebookcheck
Xiaomi updates its gaming phone with a new look, faster SoC, slightly larger battery, and a new main camera. Is the Black Shark 5 Pro a recommendation for ambitious gamers?
Black Shark 5 Pro Unboxing & Review (Global Release)
Source: TechTablets English
Black Shark 5 Pro review and unboxing. Global version SD8Gen1 gaming phone with gaming pop-up triggers, 120W charging, and 108MP main camera. Starting from €799/£639 for the base model and 12GFB/256 model reviewed is €899, £729.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Black Shark 5 Pro Unboxing & Review - The Ultimate (Affordable) Gaming Phone!
Source: The Tech Chap English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro was launched in April 2022, and the phone arrived with a price tag of $650 (Rs 50,590 in India) approx. As far as the primary specs are concerned, you are getting a 6.67-inches OLED display panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate. All of that comes with a 395-pixel density. The Xiaomi Black shark 5 Pro phone renders on the latest Android 12 OS with the Joy 13 UI. For performance, a 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset powers the device and can reach up to a 3GHz clocking speed. The Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro is available in 8GB/12GB/16GB RAM with a 256GB/512GB internal storage option. The Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro smartphone is equipped with a triple rear camera consisting of a 108MP main, 13MP ultrawide, and a 5MP telephoto macro lens. On the front side, you get a 16MP selfie camera in this phone while you can record 4K [email protected] with the main camera. Connectivity options on the Black Shark 5 Pro include Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC. Sensors on the phone include a gyroscope, a proximity sensor, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2022
Black Shark 5 Pro Gaming Review: Ultra Gaming For Competitive Players
Source: Igeekphone English
The positioning of the Black Shark has always been the flagship gaming phone, and it was relatively conservative in taking pictures before. This time, the Black Shark 5 Pro introduced a 108M camera for the first time, as well as 13MP wide-angle and 5MP telephoto macro lenses, plus a new generation of self-developed polar night algorithms. According to the actual photos, the camera level of the Black Shark 5 Pro has reached the level of a 3,000 yuan mobile phone. Of course, as a gaming phone, gaming can be said to be the job of Black Shark 5 Pro. The combination of the shoulder keys and the “Black Shark Game Space” greatly expands the gameplay of the game, and can also kill enemies more effectively in many competitive games. Coupled with the top performance release of the new Snapdragon 8 processor and the silky experience provided by the 144Hz high-brush screen, who else is the current gaming phone apart from the Black Shark 5 Pro?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2022
Black Shark 5 Pro Audio test
Source: DxOMark English
Once again, Black Shark’s latest flagship phone, the 5 Pro, surpasses all its predecessors and takes first place in our Audio ranking. In our objective and perceptual tests, the Black Shark 5 Pro showed outstanding performances across all tested categories and use cases, both as a recording device and in playback. It is therefore perfectly suited whether you want to watch movies, send memos, play games, make selfie videos, listen to music, or record loud concerts.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2022

Foreign Reviews

80% Für den entscheidenden Gaming-Vorteil
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Gaming-Smartphone entfaltet sein Potenzial
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2022
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro Das Handy mit eingebautem Controller
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%


Qualcomm Adreno 730: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 30% faster than the Adreno 660 in the Snapdragon 888 SoC. For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in late 2021.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 8 Gen 1: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2021 and manufactured in 4 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X2 architecture clocked at up to 3 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A710 but clock up to 2.5 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A510 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6e modem, a Hexagon DSP (for AI acceleration) and a Spectra ISP. The integrated memory controller supports fast LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X65 modem.» 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.

0.22 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.

81.8%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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