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Xiaomi Black Shark 2

Xiaomi Black Shark 2
$419.00
Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Phones
  • Display: 6.39 inch 1080 x 2340 pixels Full-HD+ display
  • Camera: 48 MP + 12 MP Main/ 20 MP front
  • Storage: 64/128/256 GB
  • RAM: 6/8/12 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.84 GHz, Snapdragon 855
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)

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9.5 4.8 1
  • Design, Built Quality 9 / 10
  • Display Quality 10 / 10
  • Camera Quality 10 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 10 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is a high-end dedicated gaming smartphone. The device is a lot like the Popular Xiaomi Mi 9, but comes with gaming optimizations which are absent on the Mi 9.

The device comes with a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with HDR support. Interestingly, the display provides support up to 240Hz touch response rate with touch algorithm optimization especially for gaming.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Specs features details review and price

In the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC with Adreno 640 and up to 12GB RAM as well as up to 256GB internal storage. The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 come with a built in liquid cooling system 3.0. It uses liquid-cooled plate + liquid-cooled tube that can effectively cover all the heat-generating components of the CPU to reduce the CPU’s core temperature by up to 14° C, compared to 12° C in the predecessor.

 

The camera department consists of dual rear sensors, and a single front-mounted sensor, which includes;

  1. A large 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with Laser Autofocus, Phase Detection Auto focus (PDAF) and Contrast Detection Autofocus (CAF), closed-loop Voice Coil Motor (VCM) for improved auto-focusing,
  2. A 12-megapixel Samsung S5K3M5 telephoto camera for 2x lossless zoom
  3. A 20MP front-facing AI-powered sensor

The Black Shark 2 features optical in-display fingerprint sensor that is equivalent to a 5μm macro camera, which is several times higher than the traditional capacitive fingerprint sensor.

In spit being a dedicated gaming phone, the device still offers dual SIM slot with non-expandable storage option. It packs a 4000mAh battery and has support for 27W fast charging. Other specifications and silent features of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 are detailed in the specification table below.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 - Full Specifications

Launch

  • Also Known As Alternative names for gadgets, as called in other markets or countries
    Xiaomi Black Shark2
  • Announced
    2019, March
  • Status
    Available. Released 2019, March

Body

  • Dimensions
    163.6 x 75 x 8.8 mm (6.44 x 2.95 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight
    205 g (7.23 oz)
  • Build Build refers to the built quality of the device
    Aluminum Alloy
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size
    6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~85.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution
    1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
  • Touch Screen
    Yes, up to 10 fingers
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass 6
    HDR10
    DCI-P3

Platform

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485)
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Qualcomm Adreno 640

Memory

  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    6/8/12 GB
  • Storage Capacity
    64/128/256 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Phonebook
    Practically Unlimited
  • Call Record
    Practically Unlimited

Main Camera

  • Camera Type
    Double Lenses
  • Camera Sensor(s)
    48MP + 12 MP main camera
  • Camera Features
    Autofocus
    Continuous shooting
    Digital zoom
    Optical zoom
    Digital image stabilization
    Geotagging
    Panorama
    HDR
    Touch focus
    Face detection
    White balance settings
    ISO settings
    Exposure compensation
    Self-timer
    Scene mode
    Macro mode
    RAW
    Sensor size - 1/2"
    Pixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel
    binning)
    Phase detection
    Laser autofocus
    Contrast autofocus
    Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
    6-element lens
    Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 27
    mm
    1080p @ 960 fps
    720p @ 960 fps
    Secondary rear camera - 12 MP
    (telephoto)
    Sensor model - Samsung S5K3M5
    (#2)
    Sensor type - ISOCELL (#2)
    Sensor size - 1/3.4" (#2)
    Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
    Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
    6-element lens (#2)
    Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 51
    mm (#2)
  • Video Resolution
  • LED Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Yes, Dual-LED dual-tone flash

Selfie Camera

  • Camera Type
    Single Lens
  • Camera Sensor(s)
    20-megapixel
  • Camera Features
    f/2.0 aperture
    1/4" Pixel Size,
    1.0µm,
    Autofocus
  • Video Resolution

Sound

  • Loudspeaker
    Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Speaker Location
    Chin, below display
  • Audio Jack Type
    No. Uses USB Type-C Connector
  • Sound Enhancements
    - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    - 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • USB
    2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • FM Radio
    No

Other Features

  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colors
    Shadow Black, Frozen Silver and Mirage Blue
  • Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
    No
  • Messages
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Games
    Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
  • Additional Features
    - WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player
    - MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A player
    - Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
    - Push to talk
    - Voice command/dial
    - Organizer

Battery

  • Battery Capacity
    Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • Fast Charging
    Yes, Fast battery charging 27W (Quick Charge 4+)
  • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
    Yes, Fast wireless charging 20W
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    Up to 24 hours
  • Stand-by
    Up to 380 hours
  • Music Play
    Up to 30 hours

Network

  • Technology
    GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G Network Bands
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
    CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G Network Bands
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G Network Bands
    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed
    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
  • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
    Yes
  • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
    Yes

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