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Xiaomi Black Shark Series

Xiaomi Black Shark 3SProcessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 845, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855+, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 865
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 630, Qualcomm Adreno 640, Qualcomm Adreno 650
Display: 5.99 inch, 6.01 inch, 6.39 inch, 6.67 inch, 7.10 inch
Weight: 0.19kg, 0.205kg, 0.222kg, 0.253kg
Price: 419, 450, 549, 599, 730, 800 euro
Average Score: 81.78% - good
Average of 112 scores (from 214 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 89%, features: 82%, display: 85%
mobility: 88%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 94%

 

Xiaomi Black Shark

Specifications

Xiaomi Black SharkNotebook: Xiaomi Black Shark
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 845
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 630
Display: 5.99 inch, 2:1, 2160 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.19kg
Price: 419 euro
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Average Score: 82.18% - good

Average of 22 scores (from 40 reviews)

 

86.1% Xiaomi Black Shark Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone offers a water-cooling system, a metal case in an industrial design, and an optional gamepad. Should gamers get misty-eyed about this phone or will only eccentrics import it from China? Find out in our review.
80% Black Shark review: High-end gaming performance without the cost
Source: Pocket Lint English
For just over £400, the Black Shark is among the most powerful and well-equipped devices to date. It's got a relatively clean software experience, great battery life and a useful gaming mode to keep you focused on play. It's not the perfect phone though – even at this price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark review: High-end gaming performance without the cost
Source: Pocket Lint English
For just over £400, the Black Shark is among the most powerful and well-equipped devices to date. It's got a relatively clean software experience, great battery life and a useful gaming mode to keep you focused on play. It's not the perfect phone though – even at this price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Xiaomi Black Shark review: A blast for your buck
Source: Android Authority English
The Xiaomi Black Shark may not be the best at much, but it is a stunning deal for the price. As a gaming machine it will leave most satisfied, and as a phone it competes with the best of the best.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 84%
84% Xiaomi Black Shark review: A blast for your buck
Source: Android Authority English
The Xiaomi Black Shark may not be the best at much, but it is a stunning deal for the price. As a gaming machine it will leave most satisfied, and as a phone it competes with the best of the best.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 84%
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo Review: A Smartphone For ‘Gamers’ With More Memory Than PS4 Pro
Source: Igeekphone English
On the basis of the previous model of black shark, the Black Shark Helo has made many improvements in appearance, lighting effect, external release, heat dissipation, etc., which also makes it a more balanced and excellent game phone. If you are a gamer, the Black Shark Helo is still a cost-effective option.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2018
Xiaomi Black Shark Helo Review: A Smartphone For ‘Gamers’ With More Memory Than PS4 Pro
Source: Igeekphone English
On the basis of the previous model of black shark, the Black Shark Helo has made many improvements in appearance, lighting effect, external release, heat dissipation, etc., which also makes it a more balanced and excellent game phone. If you are a gamer, the Black Shark Helo is still a cost-effective option.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2018
Xiaomi Black Shark Review: Worth-it Gaming Phone?
Source: Manila Shaker English
The Black Shark gaming phone did provide an amazing gaming experience. The graphics were great and the company was able to include features that aids in better game-play. Although I’m sure that some people might complain how the controller is one-sided, it will still depend on the user’s preference. The device’s camera was also decent, admittedly better than some smartphones. What are your thoughts on the Black Shark Gaming Phone? Let me know in the comments.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2018
Xiaomi Black Shark Review: Worth-it Gaming Phone?
Source: Manila Shaker English
The Black Shark gaming phone did provide an amazing gaming experience. The graphics were great and the company was able to include features that aids in better game-play. Although I’m sure that some people might complain how the controller is one-sided, it will still depend on the user’s preference. The device’s camera was also decent, admittedly better than some smartphones. What are your thoughts on the Black Shark Gaming Phone? Let me know in the comments.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2018

Foreign Reviews

Xiaomi Black Shark Smartphone mit Gamepad
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2019
Xiaomi Black Shark Smartphone mit Gamepad
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2019
78% Xiaomi Black Shark Rasanter Raubfisch im Gaming-Gewässer
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
78% Xiaomi Black Shark Rasanter Raubfisch im Gaming-Gewässer
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
86% Xiaomi Black Shark Wie gut ist das Smartphone mit dem Gamepad?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 84% mobility: 90%
86% Xiaomi Black Shark Wie gut ist das Smartphone mit dem Gamepad?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 84% mobility: 90%
Das Black Shark braucht kühles Wasser
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2018
Das Black Shark braucht kühles Wasser
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2018
87% Xiaomi BlackShark
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
87% Xiaomi BlackShark
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Xiaomi Black Shark im Performance-Test
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2018
Xiaomi Black Shark im Performance-Test
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2018
85% Xiaomi Black Shark, análisis: Xiaomi intenta un más por menos también entre los smartphones para jugar
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 88% workmanship: 85%
85% Xiaomi Black Shark, análisis: Xiaomi intenta un más por menos también entre los smartphones para jugar
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 88% workmanship: 85%
Xiaomi Black Shark, características y especificaciones
Source: Sin Celular Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; big screen; metal case; excellent cameras; decent speakers; long battery life; quick charging; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2018
Xiaomi Black Shark, características y especificaciones
Source: Sin Celular Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; big screen; metal case; excellent cameras; decent speakers; long battery life; quick charging; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2018
82% Recensione Xiaomi Black Shark
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 75% features: 85% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
82% Recensione Xiaomi Black Shark
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 75% features: 85% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
84% Recensione Xiaomi Black Shark: il re indiscusso degli smartphone da gaming
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 85% features: 95% display: 86% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 58%
84% Recensione Xiaomi Black Shark: il re indiscusso degli smartphone da gaming
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 85% features: 95% display: 86% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 58%
Xiaomi Black Shark ci mostra di che pasta è fatto
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice gaming performance; elegant design; good display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2018
Xiaomi Black Shark ci mostra di che pasta è fatto
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice gaming performance; elegant design; good display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2018
80% Test du Xiaomi Black Shark : original et performant
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Xiaomi Black Shark : original et performant
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test Du Xiaomi Black Shark : Puissant À Faire Fondre Les Hardcore Gamers
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Test Du Xiaomi Black Shark : Puissant À Faire Fondre Les Hardcore Gamers
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Prise En Main Du Black Shark
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; powerful processor; good cooling system; decent speakers; nice connectivity. Negative: Very thick.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2018
Prise En Main Du Black Shark
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; powerful processor; good cooling system; decent speakers; nice connectivity. Negative: Very thick.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2018
Обзор плюсов и минусов игрового смартфона Xiaomi Black Shark 6/64GB
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Great display; excellent speakers; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2019
Обзор плюсов и минусов игрового смартфона Xiaomi Black Shark 6/64GB
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Great display; excellent speakers; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2019
78% Xiaomis spelmobil Black Shark testad
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% Xiaomis spelmobil Black Shark testad
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%

 

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark HeloNotebook: Xiaomi Black Shark Helo
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 845
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 630
Display: 6.01 inch, 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.19kg
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Foreign Reviews

Prise En Main Du Xiaomi Black Shark Helo : Une Formule Revue Et Séduisante
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/24/2018

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 2

While the flagships interest most of the smartphone users out there, there is a growing number of users who prefer gaming centric phones. The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is an update to last years Black Shark. For a start, the phone looks more “gaming” than ever. The entire back shouts gaming but not as much as the Razer Phone 2 or the Asus ROG gaming phone. The middle of the back portion has a ‘X’ like shape that comes out slightly above the back. It houses the dual camera at the top. There is an illuminating ‘S’ logo at the centre along with two side lights that can illuminate and flash through colors for different notifications and apps. These lights can be adjusted from the pre-installed app. The sides of the’X’ design is sleek with matte like finishing which makes it easy to grip the phone. The phone measures in at 163.6 x 75 x 8.8 mm which is rather thick for a phone but acceptable for a gaming phone as additional space is needed for proper cooling. At the front, the display is lined with a subtle green colored edging. The display is a 6.39 inch AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. This may be a letdown for those who prefer the higher resolution displays from the flagship models but the display does provide good clarity, color and brightness. The screen also comes with Apples’s 3D touch like functions, named as the Magic Press in this gaming phone. It can be used to trigger different action in game settings. The sensitivity can be adjusted to give different pressure presses.The bezels are also on the larger side as there is no any kind of notch. To be exact, the screen-to-body ratio is at 81.7%, not far from Xiaomi’s very own budget, Redmi series. This might be a good thing though. Serious gamers wouldn’t want their games to be interrupted by a notch but on the other hand, there are some smart notch-hiding features on other phones which can be turned on or off depending on the application. With the larger bezel, the Black Shark 2 fits in dual front-facing speakers at the top and bottom of the phone. However, based on some user reviews, the Razer Phone 2 still sounds better. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner on the Black Shark 2 which works just like the one in the Mi 9. Inside the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with a variation of 6, 8 or 12 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of internal storage. The specs are good enough to push power hungry games such as PUBG at higher details. To push it further, the Black Shark 2 has a cooling system that covers all components of the chipset to ensure efficient heat dissipation. The phone has a dual camera setup, with one 48 MP sensor and a 12 MP telephoto sensor. The cameras come with 2x optical zoom. On the front is a 20 MP single selfie shooter. The phone does come with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 and supports fast charging for its 4,000 mAh battery via the type-C port. The Black Shark 2 comes with its very own gaming controllers which are sold separately. The thumbstick and buttons attach to the left side of the phone and the touchpad and buttons attach to the right side. They come with the rear case to clip them onto. The controllers are paired by Bluetooth and have to be charged separately via their own type-C ports as they can’t draw power from the phone. There is also an optional cooling case that according to the company, can cool the device by 5 °C in about 10 seconds. The Black Shark 2 is an impressive gaming device, but it remains at that. Not many would want to get a gaming device and loose the portability of the latest flagships. Apart from that, it has one major competitor which is the Razer Phone 2. However, the Black Shark 2 does provide a lot for a very reasonable price. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 2Notebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 640
Display: 6.39 inch, 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.205kg
Price: 549 euro
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Average Score: 81.31% - good

Average of 58 scores (from 108 reviews)

 

87.3% Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 will settle for nothing less than being the best gaming smartphone. With the Snapdragon 855 high-end SoC, passive liquid-cooling, up to 12 GB RAM and optional controllers, it seems to have very high chances of achieving this. Our review will reveal if gamers should pull the trigger on this.
Black Shark 2 Pro Audio review
Source: DxOMark English
While the Black Shark 2 Pro is technically equipped with the latest hardware for a high-end mobile gaming experience, our testing showed that audio was not one of the Black Shark’s strongest features. In terms of recording, the lack of bass, imbalance, distortion, and hissing were noticeable. While there are many areas for improvement, especially in bass, the audio playback should satisfy most hard-core gamers, who are more likely to be seduced by the Black Shark 2 Pro’s sleek futuristic look and visual performance capabilities anyway. But for users who are more inclined to use their phones to listen to music or to watch movies, there are better-performing smartphone options available at similar prices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2020
Black Shark 2 Pro Audio review
Source: DxOMark English
While the Black Shark 2 Pro is technically equipped with the latest hardware for a high-end mobile gaming experience, our testing showed that audio was not one of the Black Shark’s strongest features. In terms of recording, the lack of bass, imbalance, distortion, and hissing were noticeable. While there are many areas for improvement, especially in bass, the audio playback should satisfy most hard-core gamers, who are more likely to be seduced by the Black Shark 2 Pro’s sleek futuristic look and visual performance capabilities anyway. But for users who are more inclined to use their phones to listen to music or to watch movies, there are better-performing smartphone options available at similar prices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2020
80% Black Shark 2 review
Source: Techradar English
Combining a great camera, excellent internals and improved gaming credentials over the original, the Black Shark 2 is a triple threat that betters most of its gaming phone rivals. It’s lumbered with a handful of instabilities and quirks, but even with those accounted for, the bang for buck it delivers is off the chart.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 review
Source: Techradar English
Combining a great camera, excellent internals and improved gaming credentials over the original, the Black Shark 2 is a triple threat that betters most of its gaming phone rivals. It’s lumbered with a handful of instabilities and quirks, but even with those accounted for, the bang for buck it delivers is off the chart.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Black Shark 2 camera review
Source: DxOMark English
Primarily aimed at smartphone “gamers,” the fast processing engine, large screen and futuristic design will be the biggest selling points for the Black Shark 2. As such, camera performance is a secondary consideration, but its dual-camera setup with optical zoom and a bokeh mode mean that there are some nice photography features, too. Good results are possible in favorable conditions outdoors, where exposure, color, and zoom are good. Inconsistent performance for autofocus and bokeh mode, as well as low detail in zoom shots in low light, place the Black Shark 2 in the bottom half of our rankings for image quality, however.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2019
Black Shark 2 camera review
Source: DxOMark English
Primarily aimed at smartphone “gamers,” the fast processing engine, large screen and futuristic design will be the biggest selling points for the Black Shark 2. As such, camera performance is a secondary consideration, but its dual-camera setup with optical zoom and a bokeh mode mean that there are some nice photography features, too. Good results are possible in favorable conditions outdoors, where exposure, color, and zoom are good. Inconsistent performance for autofocus and bokeh mode, as well as low detail in zoom shots in low light, place the Black Shark 2 in the bottom half of our rankings for image quality, however.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2019
The Black Shark 2 Review: A Gaming Phone's Existential Crisis
Source: AnandTech English
Here’s the thing, the Black Shark 2 isn’t all that cheap, coming at a minimum of 549€ for the base storage model. For a phone which completely fails at the very thing it’s designed for, I can’t see how one would able to justify its purchase. The cameras are massively underwhelming, and the display is also lacklustre compared to other phones. The only redeeming features of the Black Shark 2 remains its 240Hz touchscreen, the MasterTouch feature, and above-average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2019
The Black Shark 2 Review: A Gaming Phone's Existential Crisis
Source: AnandTech English
Here’s the thing, the Black Shark 2 isn’t all that cheap, coming at a minimum of 549€ for the base storage model. For a phone which completely fails at the very thing it’s designed for, I can’t see how one would able to justify its purchase. The cameras are massively underwhelming, and the display is also lacklustre compared to other phones. The only redeeming features of the Black Shark 2 remains its 240Hz touchscreen, the MasterTouch feature, and above-average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2019
80% Black Shark 2 review: a must for mobile gamers
Source: T3 English
Xiaomi's second stab at a gaming phone has really has managed to hit the sweet spot between outstanding performance, a lovely-looking display, and a fantastically low price, and if you can get over a couple of potential bugbears in the form of the AMOLED panel and lower refresh rate, it's an absolute bargain for gamers, and verges on a must-buy for everyone else, if they can get past the somewhat aggressive design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 review: a must for mobile gamers
Source: T3 English
Xiaomi's second stab at a gaming phone has really has managed to hit the sweet spot between outstanding performance, a lovely-looking display, and a fantastically low price, and if you can get over a couple of potential bugbears in the form of the AMOLED panel and lower refresh rate, it's an absolute bargain for gamers, and verges on a must-buy for everyone else, if they can get past the somewhat aggressive design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 review: Turning up the heat for gaming phones
Source: Android Central English
The Black Shark 2 has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a gaming phone: LED lighting, top-notch hardware, a gaming mode with granular customization options, and a massive battery that lets you play all day. The screen has pressure-sensitive zones with assignable actions, the 43.5ms touch latency is one of the lowest on any phone today, and you get a clean software with no bloatware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 review: Turning up the heat for gaming phones
Source: Android Central English
The Black Shark 2 has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a gaming phone: LED lighting, top-notch hardware, a gaming mode with granular customization options, and a massive battery that lets you play all day. The screen has pressure-sensitive zones with assignable actions, the 43.5ms touch latency is one of the lowest on any phone today, and you get a clean software with no bloatware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
We’re impressed by what the Black Shark 2 offers gamers, with impressive specs, innovative gaming-focused tech and a very affordable price tag, but it’s not the perfect smartphone by any means.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
We’re impressed by what the Black Shark 2 offers gamers, with impressive specs, innovative gaming-focused tech and a very affordable price tag, but it’s not the perfect smartphone by any means.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Black Shark 2 delivers on its key promise — excellent gaming performance. The phone can handle any game out there with ease, and offers a lot of features that enhance the experience. It has a solid build quality, and the RGB lights and aggressive styling further help it stand out from the crowd.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Black Shark 2 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Black Shark 2 delivers on its key promise — excellent gaming performance. The phone can handle any game out there with ease, and offers a lot of features that enhance the experience. It has a solid build quality, and the RGB lights and aggressive styling further help it stand out from the crowd.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Black Shark 2 Review – High End Gaming Smartphone On A Budget
Source: Mobygyaan English
The Black Shark 2 has been settled for nothing less than a gaming smartphone, it’s a must for gamers on a budget. The Black Shark 2 is certainly the fastest gaming smartphone at this price and if you’re looking for a smartphone for playing heavy games, the Black Shark 2 is currently the best choice for gamers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2019
Black Shark 2 Review – High End Gaming Smartphone On A Budget
Source: Mobygyaan English
The Black Shark 2 has been settled for nothing less than a gaming smartphone, it’s a must for gamers on a budget. The Black Shark 2 is certainly the fastest gaming smartphone at this price and if you’re looking for a smartphone for playing heavy games, the Black Shark 2 is currently the best choice for gamers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2019
Black Shark 2 Pro Review: A Powerful Gaming Phone With Revolutionary Design
Source: Igeekphone English
The answer is simple because the Kindle can only read books, ipod can only listen to music. When using them, users can feel the purest and most extreme experience. Just like switching to a mobile phone, the mobile game experience is the ultimate and the person has nothing to do. Naturally, the irreplaceability of the game phone will become more and more prominent. By the way, you can use Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro 12GB 256GB
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/31/2019
Black Shark 2 Pro Review: A Powerful Gaming Phone With Revolutionary Design
Source: Igeekphone English
The answer is simple because the Kindle can only read books, ipod can only listen to music. When using them, users can feel the purest and most extreme experience. Just like switching to a mobile phone, the mobile game experience is the ultimate and the person has nothing to do. Naturally, the irreplaceability of the game phone will become more and more prominent. By the way, you can use Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro 12GB 256GB
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/31/2019
85% Black Shark 2 review: Polished gaming experience
Source: India Today English
At Rs 39,999, the Black Shark 2 is a mighty phone with supreme gaming capabilities. It fares better than other gaming phones in its class However, the Nubia Red Magic 3 at Rs 35,999 is slightly cheaper and offers a 90Hz AMOLED display as well as a fan-based cooling system. And it's as capable than the Black Shark 2. For the geeks, the Red Magic 3 may sound better. The Black Shark 2, however, offers an overall polished experience -- you get a more complete smartphone. If that is what you want, go ahead and buy it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Black Shark 2 review: Polished gaming experience
Source: India Today English
At Rs 39,999, the Black Shark 2 is a mighty phone with supreme gaming capabilities. It fares better than other gaming phones in its class However, the Nubia Red Magic 3 at Rs 35,999 is slightly cheaper and offers a 90Hz AMOLED display as well as a fan-based cooling system. And it's as capable than the Black Shark 2. For the geeks, the Red Magic 3 may sound better. The Black Shark 2, however, offers an overall polished experience -- you get a more complete smartphone. If that is what you want, go ahead and buy it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
82% Black Shark 2 Review: Better Gaming…in Verse
Source: Tech PP English
Gaming phones seem to be getting very popular these days. And one of the latest entrants to this segment is the Chinese brand, Black Shark, which has released the Black Shark 2 in the Indian market. But does this new player have what it takes to make a mark in a market that could not be dented by the likes of the Asus ROG and the Nubia Red Magic 3? We could have gone the normal spec and description way but felt that this phone merited a bit more. So here’s our review of the Black Shark 2. In verse.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
82% Black Shark 2 Review: Better Gaming…in Verse
Source: Tech PP English
Gaming phones seem to be getting very popular these days. And one of the latest entrants to this segment is the Chinese brand, Black Shark, which has released the Black Shark 2 in the Indian market. But does this new player have what it takes to make a mark in a market that could not be dented by the likes of the Asus ROG and the Nubia Red Magic 3? We could have gone the normal spec and description way but felt that this phone merited a bit more. So here’s our review of the Black Shark 2. In verse.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
84% Black Shark 2 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Black Shark 2 is a great phone, that we thoroughly liked, but one that we find surprisingly hard to recommend. The lack of a 90Hz screen means that while it will sustain its performance longer than most flagships it wont give you any smoother framerates. And the missing 3.5mm jack means you can't charge and use headphones at the same time, which is a bigger issue on a gaming phone than anywhere else.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 84%
84% Black Shark 2 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Black Shark 2 is a great phone, that we thoroughly liked, but one that we find surprisingly hard to recommend. The lack of a 90Hz screen means that while it will sustain its performance longer than most flagships it wont give you any smoother framerates. And the missing 3.5mm jack means you can't charge and use headphones at the same time, which is a bigger issue on a gaming phone than anywhere else.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 84%
70% Black Shark 2 review: For those who are in the need for speed
Source: Gadgets Now English
This is a powerful gaming device that gives you bang for the buck as far as speed and gaming performance are considered. Extensive gaming sessions will cause warming up of the device but it can be tackled by installing the side-out case. The camera performance during the day is quite impressive. The battery also runs long and will easily last a day and a half for any average smartphone user.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Black Shark 2 review: For those who are in the need for speed
Source: Gadgets Now English
This is a powerful gaming device that gives you bang for the buck as far as speed and gaming performance are considered. Extensive gaming sessions will cause warming up of the device but it can be tackled by installing the side-out case. The camera performance during the day is quite impressive. The battery also runs long and will easily last a day and a half for any average smartphone user.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Black Shark 2 review: A gaming device for photography enthusiasts
Source: Business Standard English
The Black Shark 2 is a gaming-centric device but also has most of the things you look for in a regular smartphone. Priced at Rs 39,999, the phone has a good form factor, gaming-inspired design, sleek performance, ample game-related customisations, capable battery and a capable camera set-up. Except multimedia, there is little that the phone is not able to deliver on. Consider this one if you need an all-round smartphone that also doubles up as a gaming device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/28/2019
Black Shark 2 review: A gaming device for photography enthusiasts
Source: Business Standard English
The Black Shark 2 is a gaming-centric device but also has most of the things you look for in a regular smartphone. Priced at Rs 39,999, the phone has a good form factor, gaming-inspired design, sleek performance, ample game-related customisations, capable battery and a capable camera set-up. Except multimedia, there is little that the phone is not able to deliver on. Consider this one if you need an all-round smartphone that also doubles up as a gaming device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/28/2019
70% The Black Shark 2’s pressure-sensitive screen makes mobile gaming better
Source: The Verge English
Black Shark’s application of this sort of tech is still mostly a gimmick. Its utility will vary depending on what games you like to play, and you won’t get much use out of it if you’re already an ace at playing games on a touchscreen. But personally, it was revelatory. Instead of logging onto Twitter every few minutes, for a lack of anything better to do on my phone, I actually felt the rare pull to play a mobile game.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% The Black Shark 2’s pressure-sensitive screen makes mobile gaming better
Source: The Verge English
Black Shark’s application of this sort of tech is still mostly a gimmick. Its utility will vary depending on what games you like to play, and you won’t get much use out of it if you’re already an ace at playing games on a touchscreen. But personally, it was revelatory. Instead of logging onto Twitter every few minutes, for a lack of anything better to do on my phone, I actually felt the rare pull to play a mobile game.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Black Shark 2 Review: The best gaming phone around?
Source: The Indian Express English
Black Shark 2 is a good gaming companion and a stellar smartphone overall. I loved each and every aspect of this smartphone and playing games on it was a pleasure. If you are a person that loves to game on the go, this is the smartphone for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 Review: The best gaming phone around?
Source: The Indian Express English
Black Shark 2 is a good gaming companion and a stellar smartphone overall. I loved each and every aspect of this smartphone and playing games on it was a pleasure. If you are a person that loves to game on the go, this is the smartphone for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Black Shark 2 review: Taking another bite from gamers’ wallets (Update: Now in India)
Source: Android Authority English
The Black Shark 2 is a good phone, not a great phone. It delivers hardcore performance in key metrics like battery life and raw power. Beyond that, the clean software, customizable light show, capable camera, and dedicated gaming experiences should entice those looking for a mobile BFG to tote into their next campaign.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/27/2019
Black Shark 2 review: Taking another bite from gamers’ wallets (Update: Now in India)
Source: Android Authority English
The Black Shark 2 is a good phone, not a great phone. It delivers hardcore performance in key metrics like battery life and raw power. Beyond that, the clean software, customizable light show, capable camera, and dedicated gaming experiences should entice those looking for a mobile BFG to tote into their next campaign.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/27/2019
80% Black Shark 2 Review: The new mid-tier ‘gaming phone’ master
Source: Slashgear English
You’ll want to make certain this phone works on your network of choice. In the USA, you’ll most likely be using T-Mobile USA, AT&T, or Verizon – but not across all bands. This might be a better phone to purchase exclusively for 1P games and wi-fi internet – but it’s up to you!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 Review: The new mid-tier ‘gaming phone’ master
Source: Slashgear English
You’ll want to make certain this phone works on your network of choice. In the USA, you’ll most likely be using T-Mobile USA, AT&T, or Verizon – but not across all bands. This might be a better phone to purchase exclusively for 1P games and wi-fi internet – but it’s up to you!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
It isn’t perfect, with a couple of screen responsiveness issues that crop up every now and then, but if you’re okay with imperfection and want maximum bite for your buck, look no further.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
It isn’t perfect, with a couple of screen responsiveness issues that crop up every now and then, but if you’re okay with imperfection and want maximum bite for your buck, look no further.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 review
Source: Techradar English
Combining a great camera, excellent internals and improved gaming credentials over the original, the Black Shark 2 is a triple threat that betters most of its gaming phone rivals. It’s lumbered with a handful of instabilities and quirks, but even with those accounted for, the bang for buck it delivers is off the chart.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 review
Source: Techradar English
Combining a great camera, excellent internals and improved gaming credentials over the original, the Black Shark 2 is a triple threat that betters most of its gaming phone rivals. It’s lumbered with a handful of instabilities and quirks, but even with those accounted for, the bang for buck it delivers is off the chart.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Black Shark 2 review: Taking another bite from gamers’ wallets
Source: Android Authority English
The Black Shark 2 is a good phone, not a great phone. It delivers hardcore performance in key metrics like battery life and raw power. Beyond that, the clean software, customizable light show, capable camera, and dedicated gaming experiences should entice those looking for a mobile BFG to tote into their next campaign.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2019
Black Shark 2 review: Taking another bite from gamers’ wallets
Source: Android Authority English
The Black Shark 2 is a good phone, not a great phone. It delivers hardcore performance in key metrics like battery life and raw power. Beyond that, the clean software, customizable light show, capable camera, and dedicated gaming experiences should entice those looking for a mobile BFG to tote into their next campaign.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2019
90% Black Shark 2 Review - Insane Power For Less Than £500
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The Black Shark 2 has pretty much come out of nowhere and won our hearts. It's an insanely powerful Android device which, even if you're not a gamer, will enrich your mobile life. Stock Android, amazing reception, robust stamina, a fast touchscreen and an eye-catching design all combine to make this a real gem of a phone; if you happen to be into mobile games as well, then it really is the perfect device. When you consider that you can get all of this for less than £500, then it becomes almost impossible to give this anything but the highest recommendation. Wireless charging, a 120Hz screen, water resistance and a 3.5mm headphone socket would have been nice, but for around half the price of a Galaxy S10, it's hard to grumble too much.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Black Shark 2 Review - Insane Power For Less Than £500
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The Black Shark 2 has pretty much come out of nowhere and won our hearts. It's an insanely powerful Android device which, even if you're not a gamer, will enrich your mobile life. Stock Android, amazing reception, robust stamina, a fast touchscreen and an eye-catching design all combine to make this a real gem of a phone; if you happen to be into mobile games as well, then it really is the perfect device. When you consider that you can get all of this for less than £500, then it becomes almost impossible to give this anything but the highest recommendation. Wireless charging, a 120Hz screen, water resistance and a 3.5mm headphone socket would have been nice, but for around half the price of a Galaxy S10, it's hard to grumble too much.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Black Shark 2 Review: The Gaming Phone You Really Want
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Black Shark 2 offers unbeatable performance and battery life at a stellar price. However, depending on where you live, you may not have the opportunity to buy this phone — in which case, we'd recommend the OnePlus 6T instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 Review: The Gaming Phone You Really Want
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Black Shark 2 offers unbeatable performance and battery life at a stellar price. However, depending on where you live, you may not have the opportunity to buy this phone — in which case, we'd recommend the OnePlus 6T instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Black Shark 2 review: Hands-on
Source: Tech Advisor English
We’re impressed by what the Black Shark 2 can offer gamers, with impressive specs, innovative gaming-focused tech and a very affordable price tag, but we’ll reserve our final judgement for when we get the smartphone back to Tech Advisor Towers in the coming days.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2019
Black Shark 2 review: Hands-on
Source: Tech Advisor English
We’re impressed by what the Black Shark 2 can offer gamers, with impressive specs, innovative gaming-focused tech and a very affordable price tag, but we’ll reserve our final judgement for when we get the smartphone back to Tech Advisor Towers in the coming days.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2019
Black Shark 2 hands on review
Source: Techradar English
The Black Shark 2 isn't as unwieldy as some competitors, and has some interesting extra features like an impressive camera, but the lack of a headphone jack is a particularly blow for a gaming phone, and there's not a lot else besides its gaming prowess.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2019
Black Shark 2 hands on review
Source: Techradar English
The Black Shark 2 isn't as unwieldy as some competitors, and has some interesting extra features like an impressive camera, but the lack of a headphone jack is a particularly blow for a gaming phone, and there's not a lot else besides its gaming prowess.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2019
90% Black Shark 2 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Black Shark 2 is the ultimate gaming smartphone. Loaded with fancy features and offering super-powered performance, even non-gamers will get great value for money at this low price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Black Shark 2 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Black Shark 2 is the ultimate gaming smartphone. Loaded with fancy features and offering super-powered performance, even non-gamers will get great value for money at this low price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Black Shark 2 review: Not just a gaming great, a fantastic flagship too
Source: Pocket Lint English
This gaming phone impresses on many levels: not only is it a super-powerful device for gaming, with great optional controller integration (sold separately) and a hyper-responsive screen, its design is a well-considered flagship alternative with great software too. If only it had a 2K 120Hz screen, better speakers and top-tier cameras, then it'd be near perfect for gamers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 review: Not just a gaming great, a fantastic flagship too
Source: Pocket Lint English
This gaming phone impresses on many levels: not only is it a super-powerful device for gaming, with great optional controller integration (sold separately) and a hyper-responsive screen, its design is a well-considered flagship alternative with great software too. If only it had a 2K 120Hz screen, better speakers and top-tier cameras, then it'd be near perfect for gamers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
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
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
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

87% Black Shark 2
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90%
87% Black Shark 2
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90%
80% Das Raubtier unter den Gaming-Smartphones
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Das Raubtier unter den Gaming-Smartphones
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Black Shark 2, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
88% Black Shark 2, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
87% Black Shark 2, análisis: este móvil gaming está ya cerca de ser una auténtica consola portátil
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 98% display: 88% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
87% Black Shark 2, análisis: este móvil gaming está ya cerca de ser una auténtica consola portátil
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 98% display: 88% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
Black Shark 2, Review Del Último Móvil Gaming Del Mercado
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; powerful hardware; nice gaming performance; high autonomy; good cooling system. Negative: Poor cameras; inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2019
Black Shark 2, Review Del Último Móvil Gaming Del Mercado
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; powerful hardware; nice gaming performance; high autonomy; good cooling system. Negative: Poor cameras; inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2019
Análisis Black Shark 2: llevando el juego en el móvil a otro nivel
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; high autonomy; great speakers. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2019
Análisis Black Shark 2: llevando el juego en el móvil a otro nivel
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; high autonomy; great speakers. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2019
80% Recensione Black Shark 2: un predatore d'elite a buon prezzo
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Recensione Black Shark 2: un predatore d'elite a buon prezzo
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% Recensione Black Shark 2: ottimo gaming phone, meno come smartphone
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 79% features: 93%
79% Recensione Black Shark 2: ottimo gaming phone, meno come smartphone
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 79% features: 93%
80% Black Shark 2 Recensione: Uno Smartphone Completo, Non Solo Per Il Gaming
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 2 Recensione: Uno Smartphone Completo, Non Solo Per Il Gaming
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Test du Black Shark 2, l'étonnant smartphone qui ambitionne de remplacer votre Nintendo Switch
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 100% mobility: 100%
86% Test du Black Shark 2, l'étonnant smartphone qui ambitionne de remplacer votre Nintendo Switch
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 100% mobility: 100%
80% Test du Black Shark 2 : le smartphone gaming presque irréprochable
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Black Shark 2 : le smartphone gaming presque irréprochable
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Black Shark 2 : le smartphone gaming parfait ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Black Shark 2 : le smartphone gaming parfait ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test Du Black Shark 2 : Le Smartphone Qui Se Voulait Nintendo Switch
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Test Du Black Shark 2 : Le Smartphone Qui Se Voulait Nintendo Switch
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
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
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
Обзор плюсов и минусов Black Shark 2 8/128GB. Самый доступный игровой смартфон
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; good cooling system; nice display; elegant design; great dual cameras; good speakers; attractive price. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2019
Обзор плюсов и минусов Black Shark 2 8/128GB. Самый доступный игровой смартфон
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; good cooling system; nice display; elegant design; great dual cameras; good speakers; attractive price. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2019
Đập hộp Xiaomi Black Shark 2 phiên bản cao cấp nhất: Vừa đẹp vừa sang
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2019
Đập hộp Xiaomi Black Shark 2 phiên bản cao cấp nhất: Vừa đẹp vừa sang
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2019
Lý do Black Shark 2 là điện thoại chơi game đỉnh cao
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; excellent display; great speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2019
Lý do Black Shark 2 là điện thoại chơi game đỉnh cao
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; excellent display; great speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2019
Đánh giá nhanh Black Shark 2: không chỉ có hiệu năng mà còn nhiều thứ khác
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive cameras; excellent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2019
Đánh giá nhanh Black Shark 2: không chỉ có hiệu năng mà còn nhiều thứ khác
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive cameras; excellent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2019
Black Shark 2: Chiếc smartphone chỉ dành cho game thủ chuyên nghiệp
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; great speakers; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2019
Black Shark 2: Chiếc smartphone chỉ dành cho game thủ chuyên nghiệp
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; great speakers; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2019
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
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
Trên tay quái vật chơi game Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Chip Snapdragon 855, camera 48MP, giá hợp lý
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; impressive cameras; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2019
Trên tay quái vật chơi game Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Chip Snapdragon 855, camera 48MP, giá hợp lý
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; impressive cameras; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2019
Trên tay Xiaomi Black Shark 2 tại Việt Nam: chất hơn, mạnh hơn, giá gần 13 triệu đồng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; solid workmanship; impressive cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2019
Trên tay Xiaomi Black Shark 2 tại Việt Nam: chất hơn, mạnh hơn, giá gần 13 triệu đồng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; solid workmanship; impressive cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2019
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
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
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 review: smartphone de gaming accesibil
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; premium design; good price; nice cameras; decent autonomy. Negative: Unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding; no wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2019
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 review: smartphone de gaming accesibil
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; premium design; good price; nice cameras; decent autonomy. Negative: Unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding; no wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2019

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 ProNotebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855+
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 640
Display: 6.39 inch, 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.205kg
Price: 450 euro
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Average Score: 81.5% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

Black Shark 2 PRO – EVERYTHING You Need To Know!
Source: Tech ARP English
The Black Shark 2 PRO really impressed us when it came out, offering a great set of mobile gaming features at an affordable price point!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2019
83% Black Shark 2 Pro Review — The Sum Of Quirky Decisions
Source: Pokde English
You can do much worse for RM2499 if you want a gaming smartphone. The Black Shark 2 Pro may not be the perfect gaming phone for me, but it is still a cut above many other flagship smartphones when it comes to gaming. My main issues with it are the weird design choices as well as the absolutely deplorable translation work which makes the Black Shark 2 Pro seem like a rushed job.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 77% performance: 90% mobility: 77% workmanship: 90%
Black Shark 2 PRO – EVERYTHING You Need To Know!
Source: Tech ARP English
The Black Shark 2 Pro (Price Check) runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform, and comes with either 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage, or 12 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage. Notably, it comes with UFS 3.0 storage, which is about 2X faster than the UFS 2.1 storage in Black Shark 2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2019
Black Shark 2 Pro Hands-on, Quick Review: Affordable Gaming Beast?
Source: Unbox English
While the Black Shark 2 Pro isn’t officially for sale in the Philippines yet, folks in the company are quickly setting up the necessary facilities for their official entry to the Philippines. Black Shark reps tell me that they’ll be offering the Black Shark 2 Pro close to the price that they’re offering the phone in Malaysia, which comes out to around Php 31K when directly converted to our currency for the 8GB/128GB variant, with the higher-spec 12GB/256GB variant going for around 37.1K when directly converted.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2019
The Black Shark 2 Pro Is Powerful, And Then Some
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The recent trend for gaming handsets is great news for those who like entertainment on the go, but it’s also a boon for smartphone buyers who want incredible power at a reasonable cost. The likes of the Nubia Red Magic 3 and Black Shark 2 offer Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipsets at a fraction of the price of rival devices from Samsung and the like, and also come with cool features like Switch-style controllers, liquid cooling and super-responsive screens.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2019

Foreign Reviews

80% Test du Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro : une expérience gaming complète et plus accessible
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Обзор плюсов и минусов игрового смартфона Black Shark 2 Pro 8/128GB
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; compact size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2019
Review Lengkap Black Shark 2 Pro: HP Gaming Snapdragon 855+ Pertama di Indonesia
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; big screen; powerful processor; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/15/2019

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro

Black Shark is a Xiaomi-backed gaming smartphone and accessories maker. The Black Shark 3 is the latest addition to the family. This phone offers some sweet specifications especially tailored for mobile gamers, including the Black Shark 3 Pro’s display size dwarfing even the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2400 resolution. It has also been incorporated with a 90Hz refresh rate, which makes the overall experience with the phone rather smooth but of course not the best when compared to 120 Hz. However, the device has a 270Hz touch sampling rate, which is the fastest touch polling on a smartphone yet. The device has been seen beating the Apple iPhone 11 Pro, the OnePlus 7T Pro, the Oppo Reno Ace and the Asus ROG Phone II in touch responsiveness. This is definitely something to pay special attention to.

The Black Shark 3 also has an impressive single-finger touch response delay of 24 ms, while multi-finger touch registers in 28 ms. This is definitely enough to minimize input lag and ensure a fluent and optimal gaming experience for users. Apart from that, the device runs on Android 10.0 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with an Adreno 650 GPU. The Adreno 650 renders graphics 25 percent faster using 35 percent less power while remaining at peak processing speeds for much longer due to its improved thermal efficiency. The Black Shark 3 is definitely living up to its name as a gaming mobile with these features.

The device comes with either 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM along with 128 GB of storage. The storage size is definitely lagging compared to the Black Shark 3 Pro, which caters up to 256 GB of storage. This fact might disappoint some of buyers out there, because there is no microSD expansion available for those who might want to make the most of the 64-megapixel camera; there is definitely a high chance of the onboard storage depleting very quickly, even before you knew it. As far as the camera is concerned, the Black Shark 3 has been equipped with a 64-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera along with a 5-megapixel depth sensor at the back. In addition, it has a 20-megapixel selfie shooter front camera. The device actually combines four 64-megapixel photos for a massive 256 million pixels, and the processing actually takes no less than 10 seconds, which is definitely commendable. The post-processing of the images might be a drawback for some users, though. The captured images do look good after processing, but they have an oil-paint-like feel to it. Such oil painting artefacts were a common complaint with phones such as the OnePlus 5 and now the Black Shark 3. This device comes in three colors, namely Lightning Black, Armor Gray and Star Silver, for users to choose from.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 ProNotebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 865
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 650
Display: 7.10 inch, 19.5:9, 3120 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 0.253kg
Price: 730 euro
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Average Score: 82.88% - good

Average of 16 scores (from 40 reviews)

 

85% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Smartphone Review - Powerful Gaming Smartphone with a Drawback | Notebookcheck
Since the Xiaomi phone offers a wide range of features for about 670 Euros (~$760), the Black Shark 3 Pro is not just interesting for gamers: It comes with a OLED panel with 90 Hz and 1440p, a 270 Hz touch-sampling rate, 65 W fast charging, Wi-Fi 6, stereo speakers, a 64 MP camera, 5G and a Snapdragon 865. What more can you ask for? Read on to find out how the Shark 3 Pro fares in our review.
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Display review: Room for improvement
Source: DxOMark English
Although some gamers may be perfectly happy with it, dark rendering in every ambient lighting condition proved to be a major problem for the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro in our display tests. Its major strengths, that of having good control over aliasing artifacts and good motion and touch performance, are also of more interest to gamers than to the typical end-user at large, who may find its shortcomings in other attributes too important to overlook.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2020
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Display review: Room for improvement
Source: DxOMark English
Although some gamers may be perfectly happy with it, dark rendering in every ambient lighting condition proved to be a major problem for the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro in our display tests. Its major strengths, that of having good control over aliasing artifacts and good motion and touch performance, are also of more interest to gamers than to the typical end-user at large, who may find its shortcomings in other attributes too important to overlook.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2020
Black Shark 3 Pro Audio Review
Source: DxOMark English
While the Black Shark 3 Pro’s overall Audio score tops its predecessor’s by a few points, it continues to lag behind our database’s average score. In recording, although the third generation demonstrates improvement, its performance still is well below average due to severe tonal imbalance, numerous artifacts and poor background recordings. As for audio playback, unsurprisingly, Xiaomi’s latest gaming phone globally fares slightly better when playing games. While it certainly delivers good volume and excels at controling artifacts, its tonal imbalance and muffled overall sound impairs dynamics and spatial reproduction. However, the Biso Sound feature fixes many of those shortcomings by substantially increasing the low- and high-end extension, as well as restoring natural mids and sharp treble.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2020
Black Shark 3 Pro Audio Review
Source: DxOMark English
While the Black Shark 3 Pro’s overall Audio score tops its predecessor’s by a few points, it continues to lag behind our database’s average score. In recording, although the third generation demonstrates improvement, its performance still is well below average due to severe tonal imbalance, numerous artifacts and poor background recordings. As for audio playback, unsurprisingly, Xiaomi’s latest gaming phone globally fares slightly better when playing games. While it certainly delivers good volume and excels at controling artifacts, its tonal imbalance and muffled overall sound impairs dynamics and spatial reproduction. However, the Biso Sound feature fixes many of those shortcomings by substantially increasing the low- and high-end extension, as well as restoring natural mids and sharp treble.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2020
Review – Black Shark 3 Pro: Those pop-up triggers are amazing!
Source: NLT English
That’s a tough question to answer. While we did suggest you to hold off your purchase of the original Black Shark 3, the Pro variant comes in with a big price jump. It is available in two variants:
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2020
Review – Black Shark 3 Pro: Those pop-up triggers are amazing!
Source: NLT English
That’s a tough question to answer. While we did suggest you to hold off your purchase of the original Black Shark 3, the Pro variant comes in with a big price jump. It is available in two variants:
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2020
80% Black Shark 3 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Black Shark 3 is far from flawless, but significant improvements to camera performance and charging speeds make this a worthy rival to the identically-priced Red Magic 5G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 3 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Black Shark 3 is far from flawless, but significant improvements to camera performance and charging speeds make this a worthy rival to the identically-priced Red Magic 5G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 review: one of the best gaming phones gets even better
Source: T3 English
The Black Shark 3 ticks a lot of boxes for a gaming phone: big screen, handy accessories, extra cooling, and plenty of performance under the hood. If you can live with the styling of the phone, and the features that it omits, then this could be the gaming handset for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 review: one of the best gaming phones gets even better
Source: T3 English
The Black Shark 3 ticks a lot of boxes for a gaming phone: big screen, handy accessories, extra cooling, and plenty of performance under the hood. If you can live with the styling of the phone, and the features that it omits, then this could be the gaming handset for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Xiaomi Black Shark 3 review
Source: Techradar English
If you’re looking for a new gaming phone, the Black Shark 3 could be it. It packs a top-end chipset, a handy gaming mode and a 90Hz screen, all for a lower price than almost any phone with similar specs. However it’s big, heavy and has side buttons that are hard to reach, so it might not be great for people who aren’t big mobile gamers - and its rear design, bedecked with LED strips and a large X design, may not be to everyone’s tastes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2020
Hands on: Xiaomi Black Shark 3 review
Source: Techradar English
If you’re looking for a new gaming phone, the Black Shark 3 could be it. It packs a top-end chipset, a handy gaming mode and a 90Hz screen, all for a lower price than almost any phone with similar specs. However it’s big, heavy and has side buttons that are hard to reach, so it might not be great for people who aren’t big mobile gamers - and its rear design, bedecked with LED strips and a large X design, may not be to everyone’s tastes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2020
Review – Black Shark 3: A mixed bag of gaming features
Source: NLT English
The Black Shark 3 is priced at RM2,799. It’s not cheap, and this gaming phone comes with some compromises like missing triggers and rather unrefined software. It does have some redeeming values like Master Control and a great vibration motor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2020
Review – Black Shark 3: A mixed bag of gaming features
Source: NLT English
The Black Shark 3 is priced at RM2,799. It’s not cheap, and this gaming phone comes with some compromises like missing triggers and rather unrefined software. It does have some redeeming values like Master Control and a great vibration motor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2020
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Black Shark 3 doesn’t revolutionise the gaming phone market. But it ticks all the right boxes that the limited number of Western gaming phone users look at. It comes with a decent high refresh rate screen, powerhouse parts and a distinct gamer-focused design. The only downside is some of the features will likely put off more casual gamers and regular phone buyers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Black Shark 3 doesn’t revolutionise the gaming phone market. But it ticks all the right boxes that the limited number of Western gaming phone users look at. It comes with a decent high refresh rate screen, powerhouse parts and a distinct gamer-focused design. The only downside is some of the features will likely put off more casual gamers and regular phone buyers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Black Shark 3 doesn’t revolutionise the gaming phone market. But it ticks all the right boxes that the limited number of Western gaming phone users look at. It comes with a decent high refresh rate screen, powerhouse parts and a distinct gamer-focused design. The only downside is some of the features will likely put off more casual gamers and regular phone buyers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2020
Hands on: Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Black Shark 3 doesn’t revolutionise the gaming phone market. But it ticks all the right boxes that the limited number of Western gaming phone users look at. It comes with a decent high refresh rate screen, powerhouse parts and a distinct gamer-focused design. The only downside is some of the features will likely put off more casual gamers and regular phone buyers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2020
Black Shark 3 Review In-Depth Detailed Review
Source: TechTablets English
Black Shark 3 review, an in-depth review covering gaming performance, thermals, battery life 90hz & 60hz, UI, benchmarks like Antutu, audio test and more!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/03/2020
Black Shark 3 Review In-Depth Detailed Review
Source: TechTablets English
Black Shark 3 review, an in-depth review covering gaming performance, thermals, battery life 90hz & 60hz, UI, benchmarks like Antutu, audio test and more!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/03/2020

Foreign Reviews

84% Xiaomis Gaming-Smartphone liefert ab
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 84%
84% Xiaomis Gaming-Smartphone liefert ab
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 84%
86% Xiaomi Black Shark 3
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
86% Xiaomi Black Shark 3
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Ein Gaming-Smartphone strebt nach mehr
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2020
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Ein Gaming-Smartphone strebt nach mehr
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2020
85% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro, análisis: la mejor videoconsola Android del mercado
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro, análisis: la mejor videoconsola Android del mercado
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
88% Black Shark 3, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
88% Black Shark 3, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Análisis del Black Shark 3: uno de los mejores móviles para jugar
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2020
Análisis del Black Shark 3: uno de los mejores móviles para jugar
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2020
80% Test du Xiaomi Black Shark 3 : un bon smartphone gaming à prix abordable
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Xiaomi Black Shark 3 : un bon smartphone gaming à prix abordable
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Trên tay Black Shark 3 tại Việt Nam: chụp ảnh 256MP, sạc nhanh 65W, giá 11 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; fast charging; attractive price; high gaming performance.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2020
Trên tay Black Shark 3 tại Việt Nam: chụp ảnh 256MP, sạc nhanh 65W, giá 11 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; fast charging; attractive price; high gaming performance.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2020
Cận cảnh Black Shark 3: Quái vật gaming “khủng” nhất hiện nay
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive design; solid workmanship; excellent cameras; quick charging.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2020
Cận cảnh Black Shark 3: Quái vật gaming “khủng” nhất hiện nay
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive design; solid workmanship; excellent cameras; quick charging.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2020
Black Shark 3 ra mắt: Snapdragon 865, tản nhiệt toàn bo mạch, giá 500 USD
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; good cooling system; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2020
Black Shark 3 ra mắt: Snapdragon 865, tản nhiệt toàn bo mạch, giá 500 USD
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; good cooling system; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2020

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 ProNotebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 865
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 650
Display: 7.10 inch, 19.5:9, 3120 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 0.253kg
Price: 800 euro
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Average Score: 79.25% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

Black Shark 3 Pro Review: Physical pop-up triggers for the win
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
The Black Shark 3 Pro is a flagship – a gaming flagship; for RM4,100, this phone is a good buy for people who take mobile gaming seriously – it’s physical pop-up triggers alone is a big selling point; you couple that with its awesome performance, and you’ve got yourself a very capable gaming smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2020
80% Black Shark 3 Pro Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you’re an avid gamer, early GeForce Now subscriber or regularly use your phone to stream videos then the Black Shark 3 Pro is a solid handset. Its giant 7.1-inch screen and custom “Master Controller” shoulder buttons make it feel more like a mobile console than a traditional handset, especially when you pair it with the firm’s optional gaming peripherals.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Black Shark 3 Pro Unboxing & Review (In-Depth)
Source: TechTablets English
Black Shark 3 Pro review, including battery life 60hz Vs 90hz, camera samples and camera review, audio test, gaming test, performance, and benchmarks.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/06/2020
Dueling Heat Pipes & Pop Up Buttons?! - BlackShark 3 Pro Teardown!
Source: JerryRigEverything English
This might be my most surprising gaming phone tear-down yet! And not just for whats inside the phone... The BlackShark 3 is one of the most interesting gaming smartphones that we've come across this year. Especially with its pop up mechanical buttons. April 1st is a great day eh?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2020

Foreign Reviews

89% Black Shark 3 Pro, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
88% Black Shark 3 Pro, análisis: todo lo que tiene de grande lo tiene de potente
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 98% display: 93% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
60% Test du Black Shark 3 Pro : équilibré et original
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Trên tay Black Shark 3 Pro: không có gì mới nhưng vẫn độc đáo
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2020

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 3

The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 is the newest gaming phone from the Xiaomi subsidiary. Black Shark is a company that has been targeting the mobile gaming phone niche market for a few years now, and the Black Shark 3 is its latest device. This smartphone is not just a phone that has been designed to be great for gaming, but rather a device that has been created seemingly only for mobile gamers, as all its unique selling points are ones which will be far more useful for someone who plays lots of games than for the everyday smartphone user.

Just like any other Black Shark phone, the Black Shark 3 seems to scream ‘gamer’ in terms of its appearance with the rear bedecked with a massive ‘X’ pattern that houses the three camera bumps in its triangular top zone and a four-pin pad used for magnetic charging on the bottom side. The ‘Shark Space’ switch, which trigger the gaming-focused mode, is situated on the bottom of the right edge. This phone also comes with a single USB-C port for charging and wired data transfer purposes. In addition, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the phone.

An interesting design element of the Black Shark 3 has to be the presence of LED strips on the back part of the phone. One LED strip is situated by the camera array, another one by the magnetic pad, and a main central one in the Black Shark logo. The purpose of these strips is to display a range of colours in different patterns, and it can be customized by the user based on their individual needs and preferences. While it is definitely fun to customize and play with the pattern, it should be noted that this feature does drain the battery if left on for too long.

In terms of its display, this smartphone has a 1080x1400 AMOLED 6.67-inch screen. While this is not the highest resolution screen that can be found on a phone, it is definitely good enough for gaming purposes, as most gamers stay at 1080p. The refresh rate is 90Hz, which makes scrolling through social media more fluid. As for the camera, the Black Shark 3 has been equipped with a 64-megapixel main camera along with a 13-megapixel ultra wide lens and a 5-megapixel depth-sensing snapper at the back. Apart from that, there is a 20-megapixel front camera for selfies.

The Black Shark 3 comes with a Snapdragon 865 chipset that is either paired with 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM. In terms of battery, this device has been packed with a 4,720mAh battery, which is normally pretty big for a smartphone, but rather appropriate for this model due to its large screen. The phone powers up through 30W charging in the 8GB version, but upgrades to 65W fast-charging with the 12GB version. This difference might justify the price variation between the two. Overall, this model definitely deserves consideration in the mobile gaming niche market for its features.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 3Notebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 3
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 865
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 650
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.222kg
Price: 599 euro
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Average Score: 81% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

85% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Smartphone Review – Gaming Power with LED Effects | Notebookcheck
The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 once again delivers an inexpensive gaming experience and an unusual exterior. While it lacks certain features compared to the Pro model, it is cheaper and more compact in return. Let us see whether Xiaomi has managed to create something that will be able to satisfy the gaming community.
80% Black Shark 3: The big boss of gaming?
Source: Pocket Lint English
This big, powerful gaming phone has stupendously fast-charging to ensure you'll never go short. If you're after a phone that's always fast and responsive, this is definitely that. For a 5G phone with top-notch internals, it's affordable too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 3: The big boss of gaming?
Source: Pocket Lint English
This big, powerful gaming phone has stupendously fast-charging to ensure you'll never go short. If you're after a phone that's always fast and responsive, this is definitely that. For a 5G phone with top-notch internals, it's affordable too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 review
Source: Techradar English
If you're looking for a smartphone to play mobile games on, you'll be safely serviced with the Black Shark 3, as its hardware and software work well together to make your gaming experience a treat. It's also surprisingly good for photography, although it's not as good as dedicated camera phones. The actual build of it might put off many though, because it's big with a very bold appearance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 3 review
Source: Techradar English
If you're looking for a smartphone to play mobile games on, you'll be safely serviced with the Black Shark 3, as its hardware and software work well together to make your gaming experience a treat. It's also surprisingly good for photography, although it's not as good as dedicated camera phones. The actual build of it might put off many though, because it's big with a very bold appearance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

83% Black Shark 3, análisis: 90Hz, luces de colores y la máxima potencia en el móvil ‘gaming’ para todos
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Black Shark 3, análisis: 90Hz, luces de colores y la máxima potencia en el móvil ‘gaming’ para todos
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 83%
Review Lengkap Black Shark 3 Resmi: HP Gaming 5G Paling Murah & Kencang di Indonesia
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; support 5G; excellent display; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2020
Review Lengkap Black Shark 3 Resmi: HP Gaming 5G Paling Murah & Kencang di Indonesia
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; support 5G; excellent display; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2020

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 3S

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 3SNotebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 3S
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 865
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 650
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.222kg
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Test du Black Shark 3S : le jeu c’est son dada
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2020

 

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Xiaomi:

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.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 630: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. According to Qualcomm 30% faster than the old Adreno 540 in the Snapdragon 835 with 30% less power consumption.

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).

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.

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


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

SD 845: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2018 and manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. Integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.8 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 at 1.8 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.

SD 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.

SD 855+: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in 2019 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a modified ARM Cortex-A76 architecture clocked at up to 2.96 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. Compared to the normal Snapdragon 855, the 855 Plus offers higher clock speeds of the GPU and CPU.

SD 865: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2019 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC (improved N7P). Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-A77 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 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. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6 modem (including 60 GHz mmWave support), a Hexagon 698 DSP (up to 15 TOPS) and a Spectra 480 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 2,750 MHz. LTE is not included anymore in the SoC, but the external Snapdragon X55 5G modem has to be used.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


0.19 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.253 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


81.78%: 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.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-02- 2)