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Xiaomi Black Shark 5


Xiaomi Black Shark 5
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 (Black Shark Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G 8 x 2.4 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
12 GB 
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 
, 238 GB free
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1/​2/​3/​4/​5/​7/​8/​12/​13/​17/​20/​26/​28/​32/​34/​38/​39/​40/​41/​42/​43/​66), 5G (n1/​3/​5/7/​8/​28/​38/​41/​77/​78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 163.8 x 76.4 ( = 0.39 x 6.45 x 3.01 in)
4650 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 120 Watt charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Primary Camera: 64 MPix f/​1.79, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @2160p/​60fps (Camera 1); 13 MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 5 MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix Videos @1080p/​60fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, bumper, 24 Months Warranty, ​multicoloured notification LED (rear), mechanical shoulder buttons, fanless
220 g ( = 7.76 oz / 0.49 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
649 Euro



Average Score: 80.63% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 68%, features: 48%, display: 88% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Black Shark 5

84.9% Xiaomi Black Shark 5 smartphone review - Gaming joy at an affordable price | Notebookcheck
As a cheaper gaming model, the Xiaomi Black Shark 5 comes with a fast but not a top processor. However, the 144 Hz screen of the Pro model remains. Is the Black Shark 5 too slow, or still a bargain for gamers?
Review – Black Shark 5: Big upgrades; but not the chipset and that’s fine
Source: NLT English
I enjoyed my time using this phone and I think this is a fantastic phone. Even the specs isn’t exactly the newest in today’s standards – it still manages to perform magnificently in the latest games that we played. We still have our review of the Black Shark 5 Pro coming soon. That will be an interesting one since I’ll mostly be talking about why you should and should not buy the Black Shark 5 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2022
Black Shark 5 Series – Best Flagship Gaming phones?
Source: Tech X Reviews English
I think the Black Shark 5 series easily ranks high among the best gaming phones, especially the 5 Pro. It has a lot of power, many useful features, and great battery life. It’s not a cheap device, but you get a lot for your money. And if you are more focused on getting the best gaming experience, then Black Shark 5 Pro should be at the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2022
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The main attractions of the Xiaomi Black Shark 5 are its display, processing, gaming power, and battery. All in all, it can provide an extremely satisfying gaming performance with this smartphone. If you are a gamer or just someone who prefers hardcore performance, this phone is for you. Considering the specifications this smartphone absolutely justifies its price. If you want an alternative option, the Redmi K50 Gaming edition is an equally impressive gaming smartphone. But the final decision depends on your budget and requirement.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2022
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Xiaomi Black Shark 5 was released in April 2022, and the expected price of the phone is roughly $550 (Rs 42,000 in India) approx. As far as the primary specs are concerned, you are getting a 6.67-inches AMOLED panel with an impressive 144 Hz refresh rate and 1300 nits peak brightness. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G chipset that provides Adreno 650 GPU support. Also, you are getting the software layering of the latest Android 12 OS based on Joy UI 13 user interface skin. In terms of the storage department, you will receive 8GB to 12GB RAM support, while you can choose from 128GB/256GB internal storage. For the next level of photography, there is a triple rear camera with a 64MP main lens and a 16MP selfie camera. You can record 4K videos@60fps from the main lens. Various connectivity options on the Xiaomi Black Shark 5 include WiFi, Bluetooth, and 5G connectivity. As for the color options, the Xiaomi Black Shark 5 smartphone comes in Black, White, and Gray color. Lastly, the phone is powered by a Li-Po 4650 mAh battery with a 120 W fast charging support.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2022

Foreign Reviews

Black Shark 5 e Black Shark 5 Pro são smartphones gaming que querem ser bons para o dia a dia
Source: Target HD Portuegese PT→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2022
77% Black Shark 5 Recensione: Il Mobile Gaming A Prezzo Non Esagerato
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 77%
80% Test Xiaomi Black Shark 5 : efficace et pas trop cher, le smartphone gaming qu’on préfère ?
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/23/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%


Qualcomm Adreno 650: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 640 in the Snapdragon 855 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2020.

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 870: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in mid 2020 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC (improved N7P). Integrates one Prime Core based on a ARM Cortex-A77 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A77 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

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


Founded in 2010, Xiaomi Corporation is a Chinese multinational electronics company and produces consumer electronics and related products, including smartphones, televisions, fitness bands, power banks, headphones, smart devices and accessories. Xiaomi offers its products under the Mi, Redmi and POCO brands.

80.63%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2022-06-22)