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Xiaomi Black Shark Series

Xiaomi Black Shark 5Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 845, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855+, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 865, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 870, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 888 5G, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 630, Qualcomm Adreno 640, Qualcomm Adreno 650, Qualcomm Adreno 660, Qualcomm Adreno 730
Display: 5.99 inch, 6.01 inch, 6.39 inch, 6.67 inch, 7.10 inch
Weight: 0.19kg, 0.205kg, 0.21kg, 0.22kg, 0.222kg, 0.253kg
Price: 419, 429, 450, 480, 549, 599, 649, 660, 730, 800, 899 euro
Average Score: 81.33% - good
Average of 175 scores (from 356 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 88%, features: 78%, display: 87%, mobility: 116%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 79%, 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 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%
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
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 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 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
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 42 reviews)

 

85.3% 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 Review — A monster of a phone with beastly performance, but is that enough?
Source: Ausdroid English
Honestly, no I wouldn’t and there’s a couple of reasons for that. It’s not that this isn’t a really good device for gaming and as a phone, but it’s just a touch too big and heavy. That makes it cumbersome to carry around all day long and it’s at least $400 too expensive to be a competitive option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2020
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro Review — A monster of a phone with beastly performance, but is that enough?
Source: Ausdroid English
Honestly, no I wouldn’t and there’s a couple of reasons for that. It’s not that this isn’t a really good device for gaming and as a phone, but it’s just a touch too big and heavy. That makes it cumbersome to carry around all day long and it’s at least $400 too expensive to be a competitive option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2020
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
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: 80.75% - good

Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

85.3% 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 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: 02/03/2021
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: 02/03/2021
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% 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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Foreign Reviews

Test du Black Shark 3S : le jeu c’est son dada
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent display; great speakers; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; mini jack; long battery life; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2020

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 4

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 4Notebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 870
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 650
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.21kg
Price: 429 euro
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Average Score: 82.43% - good

Average of 14 scores (from 38 reviews)

 

86.3% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 smartphone review - Mobile gaming with 144 Hz display | Notebookcheck
The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 is not quite as extravagantly designed as other gaming phones and comparatively cheap. However, it has a lot to offer with a 144 Hz display, 5G and mechanical shoulder keys. Read our review to find out whether the gaming phone is worth it.
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Review: A Value Gaming Phone Done Right
Source: Phandroid English
I’m firmly in the camp where I would LOVE to see more Xiaomi phones made available here in the U.S. Despite its “gaming focus” the Black Shark 4 is just the latest example of why. The phone offers an incredible value, along with solid cameras, near-flagship specs, and support for 120W fast charging. And that’s not even including the 144Hz AMOLED panel that is flat and looks fantastic. All of this in a package that’s priced at less than $500, and it’s definitely one of the best phones of the year. So if you’re in the market for a phone that’s more powerful than what the Pixel 5a has to offer, get the Black Shark 4. You won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Review: A Value Gaming Phone Done Right
Source: Phandroid English
I’m firmly in the camp where I would LOVE to see more Xiaomi phones made available here in the U.S. Despite its “gaming focus” the Black Shark 4 is just the latest example of why. The phone offers an incredible value, along with solid cameras, near-flagship specs, and support for 120W fast charging. And that’s not even including the 144Hz AMOLED panel that is flat and looks fantastic. All of this in a package that’s priced at less than $500, and it’s definitely one of the best phones of the year. So if you’re in the market for a phone that’s more powerful than what the Pixel 5a has to offer, get the Black Shark 4. You won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review – Black Shark 4: Physical triggers at an affordable price
Source: NLT English
So that’s it – the Black Shark 4 is out in the market right now with the starting price of RM1,999 only. Fantastic price for such a phone, honestly. You can even get it on Maxis Zerolution, by the way. Though I don’t know why they’re bundling it with the split-type triggers. You already got a phone with physical popup triggers, why do you need yet another accessory for triggers? Anyway, I’m still loving the Black Shark 4. It’s a fantastic phone especially with what it offers at this price point. Seriously, for just RM1,999 starting price – you get the Snapdragon 870 chipset with physical triggers. It’s amazing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2021
Review – Black Shark 4: Physical triggers at an affordable price
Source: NLT English
So that’s it – the Black Shark 4 is out in the market right now with the starting price of RM1,999 only. Fantastic price for such a phone, honestly. You can even get it on Maxis Zerolution, by the way. Though I don’t know why they’re bundling it with the split-type triggers. You already got a phone with physical popup triggers, why do you need yet another accessory for triggers? Anyway, I’m still loving the Black Shark 4. It’s a fantastic phone especially with what it offers at this price point. Seriously, for just RM1,999 starting price – you get the Snapdragon 870 chipset with physical triggers. It’s amazing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2021
Black Shark 4 Review
Source: Yugatech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2021
Black Shark 4 Review
Source: Yugatech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2021
Black Shark 4 Review: Bang-for-the-buck gaming phone!
Source: Yugatech English
To wrap things up, it’s no longer surprising to see how mobile gaming is slowly but surely getting better recognition. And if you just so happen to be looking for a bang-for-buck gaming phone, then the Black Shark 4 might just be your answer to that. You’re getting flagship-grade specs, those physical pop-up triggers right by the shoulders, a very acceptable camera, and incredibly fast charging, all encapsulated together at a comparatively more affordable price. As of this article, the Black Shark 4 is priced at PHP 22,950 (from PHP 24,950) for 6+128GB, PHP 25,950 (from PHP 26,990) for 8+128GB, PHP 27,990 (from PHP 29,990) for 12+128GB and PHP 34,990 for 12+256GB of storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2021
Black Shark 4 Review: Bang-for-the-buck gaming phone!
Source: Yugatech English
To wrap things up, it’s no longer surprising to see how mobile gaming is slowly but surely getting better recognition. And if you just so happen to be looking for a bang-for-buck gaming phone, then the Black Shark 4 might just be your answer to that. You’re getting flagship-grade specs, those physical pop-up triggers right by the shoulders, a very acceptable camera, and incredibly fast charging, all encapsulated together at a comparatively more affordable price. As of this article, the Black Shark 4 is priced at PHP 22,950 (from PHP 24,950) for 6+128GB, PHP 25,950 (from PHP 26,990) for 8+128GB, PHP 27,990 (from PHP 29,990) for 12+128GB and PHP 34,990 for 12+256GB of storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2021
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 review
Source: GSM Arena English
On paper, the Black Shark 4 seemed like an easy recommendation. It offers an excellent price/performance ratio, it has a unique set of physical shoulder buttons for gaming, a fast and bright 144Hz OLED panel, great-sounding stereo speakers, insanely fast charging and dependable camera performance. But as we dug deeper, the 144Hz display turned out to be a gimmick in a large portion of the games. Running at 144Hz wasn't even possible in simple menus and apps. Support for HRR gaming is also extremely limited, beating the purpose of buying the Black Shark 4 solely for gaming. And when you add the not-so-great battery life and the lack of 4K video stabilization to the cons list, it makes it hard for us to give the handset a higher score.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 review
Source: GSM Arena English
On paper, the Black Shark 4 seemed like an easy recommendation. It offers an excellent price/performance ratio, it has a unique set of physical shoulder buttons for gaming, a fast and bright 144Hz OLED panel, great-sounding stereo speakers, insanely fast charging and dependable camera performance. But as we dug deeper, the 144Hz display turned out to be a gimmick in a large portion of the games. Running at 144Hz wasn't even possible in simple menus and apps. Support for HRR gaming is also extremely limited, beating the purpose of buying the Black Shark 4 solely for gaming. And when you add the not-so-great battery life and the lack of 4K video stabilization to the cons list, it makes it hard for us to give the handset a higher score.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Black Shark 4 Review Philippines: Budget Gaming Monster
Source: Unbox English
The Black Shark 4 certainly delivered top-tier mobile gaming in our review, without costing an arm and a leg especially if you’re in the Philippines. The physical shoulder buttons give you actual tactile feedback, something that’s missing on more expensive gaming phones from other brands. And despite the switch to a Snapdragon 870 chipset, the phone still delivers excellent gaming performance no matter what you throw at it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2021
Black Shark 4 Review Philippines: Budget Gaming Monster
Source: Unbox English
The Black Shark 4 certainly delivered top-tier mobile gaming in our review, without costing an arm and a leg especially if you’re in the Philippines. The physical shoulder buttons give you actual tactile feedback, something that’s missing on more expensive gaming phones from other brands. And despite the switch to a Snapdragon 870 chipset, the phone still delivers excellent gaming performance no matter what you throw at it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2021
Black Shark 4 Unboxing and Hands-On
Source: Yugatech English
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2021
Black Shark 4 Unboxing and Hands-On
Source: Yugatech English
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2021
How do 'Magnet Triggers' work? - Blackshark 4 Teardown!
Source: JerryRigEverything English
The Black Shark 4 Gaming phone has mechanical pop up 'triggers' used during games. But how do they work using only Magnets?! Today its time to take apart the new Black Shark 4 Gaming phone to see how things work from the inside!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2021
Black Shark 4 Review & Unboxing (Full In-Depth Review)
Source: TechTablets English
Black Shark 4 review. Maybe the best phone for PUBG performance for the price. 144hz 6.67" SAMOLED, SD870, UFS storage, and gaming triggers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2021
90% Black Shark 4 Gaming Phone Review: This Feels Like Cheating
Source: Make Use Of English
The Black Shark 4 has addressed the biggest issue with mobile gaming, giving you a more responsive screen as well customizable triggers. This is the first phone I actually enjoyed playing more competitive mobile games on. Not only that, I was actually really good at them, which I think is reason enough to get this for most people.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
How do 'Magnet Triggers' work? - Blackshark 4 Teardown!
Source: JerryRigEverything English
The Black Shark 4 Gaming phone has mechanical pop up 'triggers' used during games. But how do they work using only Magnets?! Today its time to take apart the new Black Shark 4 Gaming phone to see how things work from the inside!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2021
Black Shark 4 Review & Unboxing (Full In-Depth Review)
Source: TechTablets English
Black Shark 4 review. Maybe the best phone for PUBG performance for the price. 144hz 6.67" SAMOLED, SD870, UFS storage, and gaming triggers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2021
90% Black Shark 4 Gaming Phone Review: This Feels Like Cheating
Source: Make Use Of English
The Black Shark 4 has addressed the biggest issue with mobile gaming, giving you a more responsive screen as well customizable triggers. This is the first phone I actually enjoyed playing more competitive mobile games on. Not only that, I was actually really good at them, which I think is reason enough to get this for most people.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
An ICE COLD Gaming Phone? - Durability Test!
Source: JerryRigEverything English
The Black Shark 4 is one of the less expensive gaming smartphones released here in 2021. With one of its coolest accessories being a cooler that's colder than a refrigerator. Today we are going to see how well this new Black Shark 4 gaming phone holds up to a JerryRigEverything durability test, and well see how that active cooler works, from the inside.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2021
An ICE COLD Gaming Phone? - Durability Test!
Source: JerryRigEverything English
The Black Shark 4 is one of the less expensive gaming smartphones released here in 2021. With one of its coolest accessories being a cooler that's colder than a refrigerator. Today we are going to see how well this new Black Shark 4 gaming phone holds up to a JerryRigEverything durability test, and well see how that active cooler works, from the inside.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2021
Black Shark 4 Gaming Smartphone Announced
Source: Tech Acute English
We asked for a review unit, but since the product is still pretty new, we have not yet received one to prepare a more detailed review or present you with verified benchmark data. However, based on the information we received, we have some other interesting aspects to share in quick bullets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2021
Black Shark 4 Gaming Smartphone Announced
Source: Tech Acute English
We asked for a review unit, but since the product is still pretty new, we have not yet received one to prepare a more detailed review or present you with verified benchmark data. However, based on the information we received, we have some other interesting aspects to share in quick bullets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2021

Foreign Reviews

86% Black Shark 4
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
86% Black Shark 4
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
83% Black Shark 4, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 880% workmanship: 80%
83% Black Shark 4, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 880% workmanship: 80%
78% Black Shark 4 Recensione: Smartphone Da Gaming Low Cost Con Ricarica A 120W
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% Black Shark 4 Recensione: Smartphone Da Gaming Low Cost Con Ricarica A 120W
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% Test : Xiaomi Black Shark 4, le rapport qualité-prix du gaming
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test : Xiaomi Black Shark 4, le rapport qualité-prix du gaming
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Prise En Main Du Black Shark 4
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2021
Prise En Main Du Black Shark 4
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2021
Trên tay Black Shark 4 tại VN: Giá dưới 10 triệu nhưng cấu hình khoẻ, nhiều tính năng chơi game độc quyền, có sạc siêu nhanh 120W
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2021
Trên tay Black Shark 4 tại VN: Giá dưới 10 triệu nhưng cấu hình khoẻ, nhiều tính năng chơi game độc quyền, có sạc siêu nhanh 120W
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2021
Trên tay Black Shark 4: gaming phone rẻ nhất thế giới có gì?
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2021
Trên tay Black Shark 4: gaming phone rẻ nhất thế giới có gì?
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2021

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 ProNotebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 888 5G
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 660
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.22kg
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Average Score: 78% - good

Average of 12 scores (from 22 reviews)

 

50% The Black Shark 4 Pro Is All-In On Gamer Stereotypes
Source: The Verge English
At the core, there’s nothing wrong with the concept of gaming phones. They’re thicker than your average flagship phone due to bigger batteries, a heat sink, and several other components that you probably won’t find in phones made by Google, Apple, or Samsung. They’re proofs of concept that you can get laptop-tier specs into a pocket-sized device. If only a company made a device with more focused software that doesn’t feel so pressured to lean (in Black Shark’s case, very awkwardly) into the stereotypical lane of what it thinks a gamer wants in phone software. It’s really not a good look. For all of the power and high-end tech that’s bundled in gaming phones, they aren’t great all-around picks for people who want great software, boundary-pushing cameras, and a more appealing device around the edges.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 50%
Black Shark 4 Pro Review: Physical Triggers For The Win
Source: Lowyat.net English
As far as gaming phones go, the Black Shark 4 Pro is a solid entry in a long line of gaming phones. Its key feature which lets it stand out from the rest is the physical shoulder buttons. These not only allow it to perform its usual macro duties in-game but also serve as additional shortcuts while in everyday use. And this is a major plus if you like snapping photos with your phone, since it can both serve as the shortcut to launch the app, as well as the physical shutter button. Though while playing games, the Black Shark 4 Pro can get pretty warm. This is not alleviated by the case that comes in the box – at least, not by much. And while running GFXBench, it got to a point where it feels as hot as a kettle. Unfortunate heat issues aside, the physical keys make it a very compelling phone to get compared to other gaming phones on the market. Though despite that, it has to be pointed out that despite getting into the local market earlier this year, it was announced in March of 2021. If you’re okay with getting a gaming phone that is a generation behind but still plenty powerful for most uses.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2022
60% Black Shark 4 Pro review: A decent budget gaming phone
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Black Shark 4 Pro squeezes every last drop of potential out of last year’s components, pairing them with 120W charging and physical shoulder buttons, to make a decent budget gaming phone. But there are too many problems and an extremely creepy assistant app, to make it worthwhile.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Black Shark 4 Pro review: Gaming flagship killer
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Black Shark 4 Pro is an exceptionally well-built gaming phone, with all the nuts and bolts that we've come to expect from one. Better yet, its $579 starting price undercuts most of the competition, without compromising on processing power and functionality. Just be prepared for the device's heavy skin over Android, a slower cadence of software updates, and middling battery life. If you can get over those shortcomings, the Black Shark 4 Pro may be the gaming phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro review
Source: Techradar English
The Black Shark 4 Pro delivers on its advertised promise: impressive gaming performance, with a few neat extras that help with gameplay. It's fast and fluid and boasts an amazing 120W fast-charging battery; still, it has some weaknesses.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review – Black Shark 4 Pro: Still plenty of power with innovative features
Source: NLT English
So, at the end of the day, the Black Shark 4 Pro. Is it worth buying even after a year since its debut? There are two variants that you can choose from. However, I do advise you to wait for the upcoming Black Shark 5 to be released first since it should be announced soon. After that, maybe the price of the Black Shark 4 Pro will drop to about RM2.5k or lower? Anyway, that’s all I have for you today – the Black Shark 4 Pro is still a very powerful phone given that you have some way to protect your hands roasted by the phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2022
Still The BEST PUBG Gaming Phone For The Price? Black Shark 4 Pro Global Review
Source: TechTablets English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2022
80% Black Shark 4 Pro review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Black Shark 4 Pro is a capable gaming phone, even with a 2021 spec. While the gaming phone's Snapdragon 888 is beginning to look old compared to 2022 gaming phones, benchmarks show that the manufacturers have squeezed every drop of power possible for chart-topping benchmark results, even when compared to phones with the upgraded Snapdragon 888 Plus. It really is an impressive feat of engineering, and that translates to a high-end mobile gaming experience devoid of freezing or lag. It is worth mentioning that it's not technically the fastest Black Shark, with the follow-up Black Shark 4S range – with a Snapdragon 888 Plus – readily available in China. But, given the delay with the Black Shark 4 Pro, it’ll be a while before that graces UK shores (if ever). If you’re more focused on the core gaming experience than the specs, the Black Shark 4 Pro is still a tempting option.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 4 Pro review: Not just for gamers
Source: Pocket Lint English
With so many manufacturers going after that skinny-bezelled sleek look for their smartphones, it's refreshing when a phone comes along that's different. The Black Shark 4 Pro's priority is all about practicality: giving you a big and bright screen, big sound, but therefore being that bit bigger than your usual. But does that really matter? But if you are a gamer then a feature that makes a real difference is the Black Shark 4 Pro's two physical trigger switches. These pop out of the phone's frame, giving you something tactile to press, which gives an advantage in fast-paced games where you don't want the screen blocked by your fingers. Sure, the camera system is a bit of a letdown, but we're not sure that's going to be a major red flag against a device such as this. The Black Share 4 Pro is one accomplished piece of kit that blurs the lines between gaming phones and affordable flagships. We think it's fantastic - whether you're a gamer or not.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Black Shark 4 Pro Review — Setting The Benchmark For Gaming Smartphones?
Source: Pokde English
Starting from the price of RM2,599, the Black Shark 4 Pro is a worthy offering in the gaming smartphone market. It offers several top-of-the-line specifications and it does rather well when it comes to gaming itself. There are pros and cons as you’d expect. The review unit that we had is slightly different from the one offered in Malaysia, where it comes with 12GB RAM mated to a 128GB internal storage. If anything, I wished that the battery would perform slightly better. There is the speedy 120W fast charger however to combat that and get you up and running in no time. After all is said and done, we award the Black Shark 4 Pro with our Silver Pokdeward.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 87% mobility: 80% workmanship: 86%
Black Shark 4 Pro – Flagship performance in Gaming Smartphone
Source: Tech X Reviews English
There is no doubt that we live in the golden age of video games online for mobile. That is why smartphones have become a great place for such games due to the fact that the number of users who are interested in mobile games is increasing day by day and even games like PUBG Mobile and many other games are getting more developed and improved and this is what makes it so graphics demanding. Here comes the Black Shark 4 Pro, one of the best gaming smartphones that provide the user with everything he wants for an enjoyable gaming experience from a powerful processor, smooth screen, giant battery, and ultra-fast charging. The most important thing that distinguishes this type of device is a dedicated gaming mode, internal cooling system, accessories for the gaming experience, and many more other advantages. Does this phone really come with the best gaming specifications and features?!, This is what we will talk about in detail in our current article.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2022
Black Shark 4 Pro Display review: Comfortable gaming experience
Source: DxOMark English
The Black Shark 4 Pro is a gamer’s phone and is well-suited for that purpose, thanks to its smooth feel and accurate touch during play. However, its overall lack of readability (especially outdoors), its imperfect color accuracy, and its HDR10 playback performance make it less suitable as an all-purpose device.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/22/2021

Foreign Reviews

87% Black Shark 4 Pro
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 95% display: 100% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
Gaming-Smartphone mit Allrounder-Potenzial
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2022
Review Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro | Celular gamer potente, mas com pouca bateria
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; fast charging; great performance; nice macro cameras. Negative: Short battery life; few USB-C port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2022
85% Black Shark 4 Pro Recensione: Tra 120W, Trigger Fisici E Snapdragon 888
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
81% Recensione Black Shark 4 Pro
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 75% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Recensione Blackshark 4 Pro: lo Xiaomi con il carattere da gaming
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Attractive price; very quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2022
90% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro : Achetez le au prix le plus bas
Source: MA Reduc French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test Black Shark 4 Pro : un smartphone très joueur
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Black Shark 4 Pro - cápamese
Source: MobilArena HU HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2022
Rating: price: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Trên tay Black Shark 4 Pro: Cấu hình là thứ thay đổi lớn nhất
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2021

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 4SNotebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 4S
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 870
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 650
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.21kg
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Xiaomi Black Shark 4S Review, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Xiaomi Black Shark 4S smartphone is undoubtedly a low-cost gaming smartphone. It has everything a player needs, whether it’s a pop-up trigger or advanced level clocking speed. But there are some points where the phone is lacking. The first would be the camera section and the second would be the battery life. Although, everything looks decent in the end with the heavy gaming customization. By analysis, if you’re looking for a gaming device, the Black Shark 4S is worth recommending. But these valuable features aren’t enough for you, in that case, you can also check out the Black Shark 4S Pro or the Asus ROG 5S Pro in the meantime.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2021
Black Shark 4S Gundam Limited Edition Review: 10 Minutes Charge and Full Day Playtime!
Source: Igeekphone English
As a gaming phone, the Black Shark 4S Gundam Limited Edition does not have crazy piles of materials but is carefully polished in details and software. In our actual game test, in addition, tgame’sgame’s frame rate has been stable at a high level; the various functions make people see the sincerity of this phone. In general, the Black Shark 4S Gundam Limited Edition is an excellent gaming phone full of design. Under the premise that it is co-branded with Gundam to ensure a cool appearance, it can play extreme games without extreme configuration and achieve super battery life and super-fast charging. Such gaming phones are rare in the current market. If you are also a mobile game party, then the Black Shark 4S Gundam Limited Edition will be very suitable for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2021

Foreign Reviews

Trên tay Black Shark 4S: Nâng cấp nhỏ không đáng mua, giá 10.9 triệu đồng
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; suitable for gamers; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2021
Trên tay Xiaomi Black Shark 4S ngoại hình nổi bật, cấu hình khủng, giágần 11 triệu đồng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2021
Trên tay Xiaomi Black Shark 4S: Thiết kế hầm hố, mạnh mẽ, sạc siêu nhanh
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; very quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2021

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S Pro

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S ProNotebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 4S Pro
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 660
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.22kg
Price: 660 euro
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Black Shark 4S Pro Audio
Source: DxOMark English
The Black Shark 4S Pro was released in mid-October 2021, with the “plus” version of the Snapdragon 888 chipset. In this short review, we compare its results in our comprehensive audio protocol tests with that of the Black Shark 4 Pro, released in March 2021. Given the identical results, we are posting only this short article on the Black Shark 4S Pro. For the full set of measurements and the complete analysis, please click on the link below and read the full review of the Black Shark 4 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2022
Black Shark 4S Pro Display review: Slightly better video rendering
Source: DxOMark English
The Black Shark 4S Pro’s Display protocol performance is almost identical to that of the older Black Shark 4 Pro. The only noteworthy difference is that the 4S Pro does a slightly better job of managing dark tones in HDR10 videos, thereby gaining a point over the 4 Pro in that category. However, it should be noted that neither the 4S Pro nor the 4 Pro manages video dark tone rendering very well.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/22/2021
Xiaomi Black Shark 4S Pro Review, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
From the overall analysis, the Xiaomi Black Shark 4S Pro smartphone can be considered a good gaming device, but at the same time, it lacks a decent flagship phone. If we only have to recommend this phone for its impressive gaming features, then the price you put to buy this device is worth it. You won’t regret buying this phone for sure. Undoubtedly, the phone has exceptional features, but if you want to go full throttle and want to get industry-leading gaming features, then the maximized Asus ROG 5s Pro smartphone is worth your time.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2021

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 5 ProNotebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 8 Gen 1
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 730
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.22kg
Price: 899 euro
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Average Score: 80.4% - good

Average of 30 scores (from 56 reviews)

 

85.7% Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro Smartphone Review - The best phone for gaming? | Notebookcheck
Xiaomi updates its gaming phone with a new look, faster SoC, slightly larger battery, and a new main camera. Is the Black Shark 5 Pro a recommendation for ambitious gamers?
80% Black Shark 5 Pro review: sink or swim?
Source: T3 English
Undercutting the priciest gaming phone competition, the Black Shark 5 Pro marries high-end features like a 144Hz screen and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 power with physical shoulder buttons and gaming phone styling. Adding a respectable camera to the mix, the phone's a great shout for gamers who don't mind a busy interface and a bit of heat when tearing through 3D titles and 5G downloads.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 5 Pro review: sink or swim?
Source: T3 English
Undercutting the priciest gaming phone competition, the Black Shark 5 Pro marries high-end features like a 144Hz screen and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 power with physical shoulder buttons and gaming phone styling. Adding a respectable camera to the mix, the phone's a great shout for gamers who don't mind a busy interface and a bit of heat when tearing through 3D titles and 5G downloads.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
This Gaming Phone gets HOT... in more ways than one.
Source: JerryRigEverything English
Gaming phones are some of my favorite devices. But I feel like this Black Shark 5 Pro is a gaming phone in stealth mode. Without RGB's to announce your gaming presence - are you really even a gamer? Today we find out if the magnetic pop up buttons on the black shark 5 pro effect its structural integrity. We'll also test out the 120w fast charger to see if it can really charge the phone in 15 minutes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2022
This Gaming Phone gets HOT... in more ways than one.
Source: JerryRigEverything English
Gaming phones are some of my favorite devices. But I feel like this Black Shark 5 Pro is a gaming phone in stealth mode. Without RGB's to announce your gaming presence - are you really even a gamer? Today we find out if the magnetic pop up buttons on the black shark 5 pro effect its structural integrity. We'll also test out the 120w fast charger to see if it can really charge the phone in 15 minutes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2022
70% Black Shark 5 Pro review: better, faster, stronger, at a cost
Source: Android Central English
The Black Shark 5 Pro brings just enough newness to its older iteration. The fresh design looks and feels fantastic, it no longer overheats as much, and you get buttery smooth performance. The device has a stunning 144hz OLED panel and magnetic triggers that can be assigned various functions, even outside of gaming. Sadly, the high price and lack of some features hold this gaming phone back.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Black Shark 5 Pro review: better, faster, stronger, at a cost
Source: Android Central English
The Black Shark 5 Pro brings just enough newness to its older iteration. The fresh design looks and feels fantastic, it no longer overheats as much, and you get buttery smooth performance. The device has a stunning 144hz OLED panel and magnetic triggers that can be assigned various functions, even outside of gaming. Sadly, the high price and lack of some features hold this gaming phone back.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Black Shark 5 Pro review: Ahead of the game
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Black Shark 5 Pro offers a top-tier gaming experience, but it's easy to live with on daily basis, too. This is something that can't be said for a lot of gaming-focused devices, and we think it's pretty important if you're looking for a primary communications device. With the performance on offer here, as well as the novel features like the pop-up triggers, it's easily one of our top picks for gamers on the go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2022
Black Shark 5 Pro review: Ahead of the game
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Black Shark 5 Pro offers a top-tier gaming experience, but it's easy to live with on daily basis, too. This is something that can't be said for a lot of gaming-focused devices, and we think it's pretty important if you're looking for a primary communications device. With the performance on offer here, as well as the novel features like the pop-up triggers, it's easily one of our top picks for gamers on the go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2022
Black Shark 5 Pro Review: Pushing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to its hot limits
Source: XDA Developers English
The Black Shark 5 Pro offers a lot of good, but there are a lot of reasons to look elsewhere, too. The kernel source and update situation is particularly alarming, as companies are obligated under the GPL to release timely kernel sources. Some companies, such as OnePlus, have published kernel sources late but still typically always get to them at some point. Black Shark, however, just hasn’t released any kernel sources from the Black Shark 2 or newer. Even aside from that, the phone itself heats up incredibly when gaming, to the point that I worry it can cause harm and injury. Between that, the lack of a headphone jack, and the battery life concerns, there’s just not a lot that Black Shark gets right for a gaming phone. The shoulder triggers are cool and work well, but that’s the only genuinely unique feature about this phone that you can’t really get anything like anywhere else. As a result, if what you want is a gaming phone, it’s probably worth waiting to see what’s around the corner — particularly anything that may be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2022
Black Shark 5 Pro Review: Pushing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to its hot limits
Source: XDA Developers English
The Black Shark 5 Pro offers a lot of good, but there are a lot of reasons to look elsewhere, too. The kernel source and update situation is particularly alarming, as companies are obligated under the GPL to release timely kernel sources. Some companies, such as OnePlus, have published kernel sources late but still typically always get to them at some point. Black Shark, however, just hasn’t released any kernel sources from the Black Shark 2 or newer. Even aside from that, the phone itself heats up incredibly when gaming, to the point that I worry it can cause harm and injury. Between that, the lack of a headphone jack, and the battery life concerns, there’s just not a lot that Black Shark gets right for a gaming phone. The shoulder triggers are cool and work well, but that’s the only genuinely unique feature about this phone that you can’t really get anything like anywhere else. As a result, if what you want is a gaming phone, it’s probably worth waiting to see what’s around the corner — particularly anything that may be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2022
Review – Black Shark 5 Pro: Difficult choice to make
Source: NLT English
However, the problem with futureproofing is that no one knows how much you are actually “futureproofing” since no one can predict the future. Maybe that hypothetical hot new game also chokes the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Who knows. Either way, I really can’t justify spending so much on getting the Black Shark 5 Pro. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a fantastic gaming phone – but it’s just too similar to the Black Shark 5.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2022
Review – Black Shark 5 Pro: Difficult choice to make
Source: NLT English
However, the problem with futureproofing is that no one knows how much you are actually “futureproofing” since no one can predict the future. Maybe that hypothetical hot new game also chokes the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Who knows. Either way, I really can’t justify spending so much on getting the Black Shark 5 Pro. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a fantastic gaming phone – but it’s just too similar to the Black Shark 5.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2022
78% Black Shark 5 Pro review: A level up
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Black Shark 5 Pro is undeniably the best from the phone maker, and worthy of a spot on our best gaming phones list. The retractable shoulder triggers are essential to mobile gamers and there's no skimping on internal hardware either. Three months ago, I titled the Black Shark 4 Pro a "Gaming flagship killer". But with the 5 Pro's step-up in specs and pricing, Black Shark has become the one thing that it once sought to kill. That's not a bad thing per se; you now have a top-of-the-line smartphone that's just as capable for gamers as it is for power users. In sacrifice, Black Shark no longer has the value appeal that it once did. Would I still recommend the 5 Pro? Only if you want the best of the best.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% Black Shark 5 Pro Review: Excellent Gaming Hardware With Glaring Flaws
Source: Android Headlines English
The Black Shark 5 Pro has great hardware design language, stellar audio, pop-up shoulder triggers, and 120W HyperCharge support. I like the clean software with zero bloatware on the Black Shark 5 Pro as well. Primary camera delivers great pictures day and night which is good to see in a gaming smartphone. But there are some things that the POCO F4 GT and RedMagic 7 series do better. For example, the display itself doesn’t get as bright as advertised, there’s no Gorilla Glass protection and 144Hz refresh rate is served for Shark Space only. Thermal management on the Black Shark 5 Pro is quite poor though. And there is no official IP rating available. It seems that the Black Shark 5 Pro doesn’t fully live up to the hype despite having great specs, loud and crisp audio, and a great primary camera. For the suggested retail price, I would suggest you look at the POCO F4 GT or the RedMagic 7 series before deciding to get the Black Shark 5 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Black Shark 5 Pro review: A level up
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Black Shark 5 Pro is undeniably the best from the phone maker, and worthy of a spot on our best gaming phones list. The retractable shoulder triggers are essential to mobile gamers and there's no skimping on internal hardware either. Three months ago, I titled the Black Shark 4 Pro a "Gaming flagship killer". But with the 5 Pro's step-up in specs and pricing, Black Shark has become the one thing that it once sought to kill. That's not a bad thing per se; you now have a top-of-the-line smartphone that's just as capable for gamers as it is for power users. In sacrifice, Black Shark no longer has the value appeal that it once did. Would I still recommend the 5 Pro? Only if you want the best of the best.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% Black Shark 5 Pro Review: Excellent Gaming Hardware With Glaring Flaws
Source: Android Headlines English
The Black Shark 5 Pro has great hardware design language, stellar audio, pop-up shoulder triggers, and 120W HyperCharge support. I like the clean software with zero bloatware on the Black Shark 5 Pro as well. Primary camera delivers great pictures day and night which is good to see in a gaming smartphone. But there are some things that the POCO F4 GT and RedMagic 7 series do better. For example, the display itself doesn’t get as bright as advertised, there’s no Gorilla Glass protection and 144Hz refresh rate is served for Shark Space only. Thermal management on the Black Shark 5 Pro is quite poor though. And there is no official IP rating available. It seems that the Black Shark 5 Pro doesn’t fully live up to the hype despite having great specs, loud and crisp audio, and a great primary camera. For the suggested retail price, I would suggest you look at the POCO F4 GT or the RedMagic 7 series before deciding to get the Black Shark 5 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Black Shark 5 Pro Unboxing & Review (Global Release)
Source: TechTablets English
Black Shark 5 Pro review and unboxing. Global version SD8Gen1 gaming phone with gaming pop-up triggers, 120W charging, and 108MP main camera. Starting from €799/£639 for the base model and 12GFB/256 model reviewed is €899, £729.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Black Shark 5 Pro Unboxing & Review - The Ultimate (Affordable) Gaming Phone!
Source: The Tech Chap English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2022
86% Black Shark 5 Pro review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Black Shark 5 Pro is an iterative rather than a major upgrade over the Black Shark 4 Pro, and it's not exactly a straightforward upgrade either. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is now on board and the engineering team has tried to squeeze the most out of it, all at the cost of poor in-hand comfort due to the scorching hot body. The two giant vapor chambers keep the powerful chipset cool by dumping all that heat straight to the user's palms in a frankly uncomfortable way. All things considered, it shows that Black Shark engineers are trying hard. The Black Shark 5 Pro manages to incrementally improve over its predecessor in pretty much every way while also maintaining a reasonable price tag. That being said, we can't help but feel that all of the engineering efforts were invested in sort of auxiliary aspects of the phone without really doing anything to push it above and beyond and make it stand out. Bottom line - the Black Shark 5 Pro is a solid and dependable phone that manages to be competitive among the gaming phone crowd.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 86%
90% Black Shark 5 Pro review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Black Shark 5 Pro is a great gaming-focused smartphone that offers the gamer ‘look’ without being too in your face. Expect flagship-level performance, ultra-fast 120W charging and an improved camera setup, though JoyUI isn’t the most intuitive software around.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro review
Source: Techradar English
For gaming, the Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro is a champ. It has a top-end processor, useful gaming mode and retractable triggers that will deliver a huge edge in competitive games. However, its rough edges emerge when you try to use it as an everyday mobile. Battery life is disappointing, it overheats frequently, and the cameras are nothing to write home about either.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 5 Pro review: The gaming phone to get
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Black Shark 5 Pro stands out from other gaming phones with its physical shoulder buttons, making shooter gameplay a breeze. The cameras are also more than acceptable for a device like this. All told, this is a good gaming phone with plenty of useful features that puts other gaming phone makers on notice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Black Shark 5 Pro Unboxing & Review (Global Release)
Source: TechTablets English
Black Shark 5 Pro review and unboxing. Global version SD8Gen1 gaming phone with gaming pop-up triggers, 120W charging, and 108MP main camera. Starting from €799/£639 for the base model and 12GFB/256 model reviewed is €899, £729.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Black Shark 5 Pro Unboxing & Review - The Ultimate (Affordable) Gaming Phone!
Source: The Tech Chap English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2022
86% Black Shark 5 Pro review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Black Shark 5 Pro is an iterative rather than a major upgrade over the Black Shark 4 Pro, and it's not exactly a straightforward upgrade either. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is now on board and the engineering team has tried to squeeze the most out of it, all at the cost of poor in-hand comfort due to the scorching hot body. The two giant vapor chambers keep the powerful chipset cool by dumping all that heat straight to the user's palms in a frankly uncomfortable way. All things considered, it shows that Black Shark engineers are trying hard. The Black Shark 5 Pro manages to incrementally improve over its predecessor in pretty much every way while also maintaining a reasonable price tag. That being said, we can't help but feel that all of the engineering efforts were invested in sort of auxiliary aspects of the phone without really doing anything to push it above and beyond and make it stand out. Bottom line - the Black Shark 5 Pro is a solid and dependable phone that manages to be competitive among the gaming phone crowd.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 86%
90% Black Shark 5 Pro review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Black Shark 5 Pro is a great gaming-focused smartphone that offers the gamer ‘look’ without being too in your face. Expect flagship-level performance, ultra-fast 120W charging and an improved camera setup, though JoyUI isn’t the most intuitive software around.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro review
Source: Techradar English
For gaming, the Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro is a champ. It has a top-end processor, useful gaming mode and retractable triggers that will deliver a huge edge in competitive games. However, its rough edges emerge when you try to use it as an everyday mobile. Battery life is disappointing, it overheats frequently, and the cameras are nothing to write home about either.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 5 Pro review: The gaming phone to get
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Black Shark 5 Pro stands out from other gaming phones with its physical shoulder buttons, making shooter gameplay a breeze. The cameras are also more than acceptable for a device like this. All told, this is a good gaming phone with plenty of useful features that puts other gaming phone makers on notice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro smartphone is a great phone if you are looking for something exciting in the gaming segment. Yet on the same note, it doesn’t have anything that stands out from the rest of the competition, apart from the SSD support. Despite this, the screen size is small, it doesn’t have a massive battery, and a few more other things. On the other hand, you can also check out the recent Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro, which offers similar specs but offers better performance. If we have to recommend the Black Shark 5 Pro, we only pick it for the seamlessly smooth gameplay experience. However, the final decision is in your hand as it’s your hard-earned money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2022
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro smartphone is a great phone if you are looking for something exciting in the gaming segment. Yet on the same note, it doesn’t have anything that stands out from the rest of the competition, apart from the SSD support. Despite this, the screen size is small, it doesn’t have a massive battery, and a few more other things. On the other hand, you can also check out the recent Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro, which offers similar specs but offers better performance. If we have to recommend the Black Shark 5 Pro, we only pick it for the seamlessly smooth gameplay experience. However, the final decision is in your hand as it’s your hard-earned money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2022
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro was launched in April 2022, and the phone arrived with a price tag of $650 (Rs 50,590 in India) approx. As far as the primary specs are concerned, you are getting a 6.67-inches OLED display panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate. All of that comes with a 395-pixel density. The Xiaomi Black shark 5 Pro phone renders on the latest Android 12 OS with the Joy 13 UI. For performance, a 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset powers the device and can reach up to a 3GHz clocking speed. The Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro is available in 8GB/12GB/16GB RAM with a 256GB/512GB internal storage option. The Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro smartphone is equipped with a triple rear camera consisting of a 108MP main, 13MP ultrawide, and a 5MP telephoto macro lens. On the front side, you get a 16MP selfie camera in this phone while you can record 4K [email protected] with the main camera. Connectivity options on the Black Shark 5 Pro include Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC. Sensors on the phone include a gyroscope, a proximity sensor, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2022
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro was launched in April 2022, and the phone arrived with a price tag of $650 (Rs 50,590 in India) approx. As far as the primary specs are concerned, you are getting a 6.67-inches OLED display panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate. All of that comes with a 395-pixel density. The Xiaomi Black shark 5 Pro phone renders on the latest Android 12 OS with the Joy 13 UI. For performance, a 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset powers the device and can reach up to a 3GHz clocking speed. The Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro is available in 8GB/12GB/16GB RAM with a 256GB/512GB internal storage option. The Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro smartphone is equipped with a triple rear camera consisting of a 108MP main, 13MP ultrawide, and a 5MP telephoto macro lens. On the front side, you get a 16MP selfie camera in this phone while you can record 4K [email protected] with the main camera. Connectivity options on the Black Shark 5 Pro include Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC. Sensors on the phone include a gyroscope, a proximity sensor, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2022
Black Shark 5 Pro Gaming Review: Ultra Gaming For Competitive Players
Source: Igeekphone English
The positioning of the Black Shark has always been the flagship gaming phone, and it was relatively conservative in taking pictures before. This time, the Black Shark 5 Pro introduced a 108M camera for the first time, as well as 13MP wide-angle and 5MP telephoto macro lenses, plus a new generation of self-developed polar night algorithms. According to the actual photos, the camera level of the Black Shark 5 Pro has reached the level of a 3,000 yuan mobile phone. Of course, as a gaming phone, gaming can be said to be the job of Black Shark 5 Pro. The combination of the shoulder keys and the “Black Shark Game Space” greatly expands the gameplay of the game, and can also kill enemies more effectively in many competitive games. Coupled with the top performance release of the new Snapdragon 8 processor and the silky experience provided by the 144Hz high-brush screen, who else is the current gaming phone apart from the Black Shark 5 Pro?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2022
Black Shark 5 Pro Gaming Review: Ultra Gaming For Competitive Players
Source: Igeekphone English
The positioning of the Black Shark has always been the flagship gaming phone, and it was relatively conservative in taking pictures before. This time, the Black Shark 5 Pro introduced a 108M camera for the first time, as well as 13MP wide-angle and 5MP telephoto macro lenses, plus a new generation of self-developed polar night algorithms. According to the actual photos, the camera level of the Black Shark 5 Pro has reached the level of a 3,000 yuan mobile phone. Of course, as a gaming phone, gaming can be said to be the job of Black Shark 5 Pro. The combination of the shoulder keys and the “Black Shark Game Space” greatly expands the gameplay of the game, and can also kill enemies more effectively in many competitive games. Coupled with the top performance release of the new Snapdragon 8 processor and the silky experience provided by the 144Hz high-brush screen, who else is the current gaming phone apart from the Black Shark 5 Pro?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2022
Black Shark 5 Pro Audio test
Source: DxOMark English
Once again, Black Shark’s latest flagship phone, the 5 Pro, surpasses all its predecessors and takes first place in our Audio ranking. In our objective and perceptual tests, the Black Shark 5 Pro showed outstanding performances across all tested categories and use cases, both as a recording device and in playback. It is therefore perfectly suited whether you want to watch movies, send memos, play games, make selfie videos, listen to music, or record loud concerts.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2022
Black Shark 5 Pro Audio test
Source: DxOMark English
Once again, Black Shark’s latest flagship phone, the 5 Pro, surpasses all its predecessors and takes first place in our Audio ranking. In our objective and perceptual tests, the Black Shark 5 Pro showed outstanding performances across all tested categories and use cases, both as a recording device and in playback. It is therefore perfectly suited whether you want to watch movies, send memos, play games, make selfie videos, listen to music, or record loud concerts.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2022

Foreign Reviews

87% Black Shark 5 Pro
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2022
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
87% Black Shark 5 Pro
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2022
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% Für den entscheidenden Gaming-Vorteil
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Für den entscheidenden Gaming-Vorteil
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Gaming-Smartphone entfaltet sein Potenzial
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2022
Gaming-Smartphone entfaltet sein Potenzial
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2022
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro Das Handy mit eingebautem Controller
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro Das Handy mit eingebautem Controller
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Prueba Black Shark 5 Pro, potencia de sobra
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Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Prueba Black Shark 5 Pro, potencia de sobra
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Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Black Shark 5 e Black Shark 5 Pro são smartphones gaming que querem ser bons para o dia a dia
Source: Target HD Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice gaming performance; excellent display; decent cameras; quick charging; great speakers.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2022
Black Shark 5 e Black Shark 5 Pro são smartphones gaming que querem ser bons para o dia a dia
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Positive: Powerful processor; nice gaming performance; excellent display; decent cameras; quick charging; great speakers.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2022
75% Recensione Black Shark 5 Pro: ottimo gaming phone, ma quanto costa!
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2022
Rating: Total score: 75% features: 71%
75% Recensione Black Shark 5 Pro: ottimo gaming phone, ma quanto costa!
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2022
Rating: Total score: 75% features: 71%
80% Test du Black Shark 5 Pro: Le smartphone gaming pour gagner toutes vos parties d'Apex Legends Mobile
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Black Shark 5 Pro: Le smartphone gaming pour gagner toutes vos parties d'Apex Legends Mobile
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Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Обзор Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Обзор Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
(Xiaomi) Black Shark 5 Pro gamer csúcsmobil teszt + Goboo bevezető akció
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Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; nice cameras; very quick charging; good speakers. Negative: No headphone jack; no microSD card slot; no wireless charging; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022
(Xiaomi) Black Shark 5 Pro gamer csúcsmobil teszt + Goboo bevezető akció
Source: Napidroid HU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; nice cameras; very quick charging; good speakers. Negative: No headphone jack; no microSD card slot; no wireless charging; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 5 RS

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 5 RSNotebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 5 RS
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 888+ 5G
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 660
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.22kg
Price: 480 euro
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Xiaomi Black Shark 5 RS Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Xiaomi Black Shark 5RS is a great gaming-centric smartphone under a $510 price tag. It brings ample value to the users who are solely looking for a phone for only gaming. Although, it’s a common trait that the camera quality of this phone is average and will fewer years’ android updates. But still, we can’t overlook the positive sides of this phone. It offers amazing hardware and software combinations that a gamer is looking forward to, while at the same time, you won’t be disappointed by the performance. Aside from this, if you are looking for different specs and more custom attributes, we highly recommend checking out the Poco F4 GT because it’s offering the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset but the final decision is in your hand.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2022
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 RS Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Xiaomi Black Shark 5RS 5G smartphone is announced with an expected price of $519 (Rs 39,590 in India) approx. in March 2022. The Black Shark 5 RS is powered by a 5nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 888/888+ 5G chipset and Adreno 660 GPU. The phone runs on the latest Android 12 OS with Joy UI 12.8 user interface and will be available in 8GB/12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage options. The battery section brings a Li-Po 4500 mAh battery with a 120W fast charging support. The phone carries a 6.67-inches AMOLED display panel, 1300 nits peak brightness, and a 144 Hz refresh rate. The Xiaomi Black Shark 5RS smartphone has a triple rear camera with a 64MP main, 8MP ultrawide, and a 5MP telephoto macro lens. Besides this, the mobile features a 20 MP selfie camera for clicking good selfies and do video calls. You can record 4K videos at 60fps with the main camera. Various connectivity options on the Xiaomi Black Shark 5 RS include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 5G connectivity. As for the color options, the Xiaomi Black Shark 5 RS smartphone comes in Black and Yellow colors.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2022

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 5

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 5Notebook: Xiaomi Black Shark 5
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 870
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 650
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.22kg
Price: 649 euro
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Average Score: 77% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

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

Foreign Reviews

Black Shark 5 e Black Shark 5 Pro são smartphones gaming que querem ser bons para o dia a dia
Source: Target HD Portuegese PT→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2022
Black Shark 5 e Black Shark 5 Pro são smartphones gaming que querem ser bons para o dia a dia
Source: Target HD Portuegese PT→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2022
77% Black Shark 5 Recensione: Il Mobile Gaming A Prezzo Non Esagerato
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 77%
77% Black Shark 5 Recensione: Il Mobile Gaming A Prezzo Non Esagerato
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 77%

 

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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).

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

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.

Qualcomm Adreno 660: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 35% faster than the Adreno 650 in the Snapdragon 865 SoC and offers a 20% better power efficiency.For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2021.

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

» 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.

SD 870: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in mid 2020 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC (improved N7P). Integrates one Prime Core based on a ARM Cortex-A77 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A77 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz.

SD 888 5G: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2020 and manufactured in 5 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X1 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A78 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 6e modem, a Hexagon 780 DSP (up to 26 TOPS of AI performance) and a Spectra 580 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X60 modem.

SD 888+ 5G: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in mid 2021 and manufactured in 5 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X1 architecture clocked at up to 3 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A78 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 6e modem, a Hexagon 780 DSP (up to 26 TOPS of AI performance) and a Spectra 580 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X60 modem.

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

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


» 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.


81.33%: 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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