Blackshark 2 Pro Review

Xiaomi launched a premium Gaming Flagship smartphone Named Blackshark 2. This Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone on 20th July 2019.

Xiaomi Released Blackshark Phone in 8 / 12 GB Ram Models and 128 / 256 GB Internal Storage Model. when I’m using Blackshark Phone, I got a premium feeling when holding in the hand with a Dual Camera on the rear and single-camera setup and Beautiful Display on the front makes this Smartphone a true Gaming beast. Coming to Display Department Xiaomi Blackshark 2 Pro Phone uses Samsung’s Full HD AMOLED screen which is good to see. it shares some features of Latest Flagships.

Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 855+. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 3 x A76 High power cores which are clocked at 2.42GHz, second part features 4 x A55 high powered cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz and Thind Part consists of an A76 Single core which is clocked at 2.96GHZ. it has Adreno 640 GPU which increases its work by 10% compared to SD 855 the last Flagship processor from Qualcomm. it has an X24 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 2GBPS & 316MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has Ai Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.

Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone has a Dual Camera setup the on the rear and a single camera on the front which comprises a 48MP F/1.8 + 12MP F/2.2 sensors in that 1 sensor are main and 1 sensor is Telephoto and a 20MP F/2.0 Front camera user takes normal, ultrawide angle and portrait images from front and back.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of  
Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone and Jump into the review.

Blackshark 2 SmartPhone

  • 6.39″ Full HD+ SAMOLED display with 19.5:9 Aspect ratio
  • Protected With Corning Gorilla Glass 5 And 240 Hz Touch Sensing Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Octa-Core CPU
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • 8 / 12 GB RAM
  • Nano Sim / Nano Hybrid
  • 128 / 256 GB Internal Storage
  • 48MP F/1.8 (primary) + 12MP F/2.2 Telephoto
  • 20MP F/2.2 Selfie camera
  • Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top
  • Dual 4G Volte
  • 3300 mAH battery with 27W fast charging support
  • In-display Fingerprint scanning
  • Liquid Cooling System 3.0
    Wifi / Bluetooth 5.0 LE / Dual GPS
    3.5mm Jack / USB Type-C / NFC

6″ FULL HD AMOLED screen :

here in Display Department  Blackshark 2 SmartPhone, Features an Excellent FULL HD+ 18:9 AMOLED panel screen with 403 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and excellent, viewing angles are perfect. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. This Display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Stereo Speakers and 3.5MM Jack:

 In Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone, Blackshark Used their Stereo Speaker System with Dolby DTS which loud as Stereo Speaker System, but it does the job very well in indoor conditions. it is Sound’s equally when compared to Redmi K20 Pro, Oneplus 7 Pro Smartphone. these speakers are supported Smart Amp Which is an amplifier to Amplify the sound which helps to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker.

Coming to USB-C and earphones, the USB-C port was equipped with UHQ 24-Bit encoder which provides a punchy and clear sound. there are no headphones in the Box.

Build Quality : 

Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone is Build with a 6000 Aluminium frame on the side and Gorilla Glass 6 on front and back of the device is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 like OnePlus 7 Pro. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with 6000 Series Aluminium and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with build quality. It is well built with an 18:9 Aspect ratio and the bezels are shrunk down to place an Almost 6.39″ AMOLED screen.

In-Display Fingerprint Scanner: 

Blackshark 2 SmartPhone Features an In-Display fingerprint sensor. By looks, it is so small to see but, very fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user. This placement of this sensor is on the Rear bottom Side of the phone.

Face unlocking:

Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone Uses the face unlock with its 20MP RGB Camera. the face unlocking is Quite fast and Secure. it works in the pitch dark conditions with medium Amount of light from the AMOLED Panel.

Weight balance: 

Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone weighs 200 Grams, it feels Heavy with 6.39″ Screen and 3300 mAh battery equipped. This Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone can be used by one hand. The weight balance is done very well on the device. After using a Week You will notice that.

Battery life:

 My Blackshark 2 SmartPhone lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 18% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 3300 mAH Battery. The ideal drain of Blackshark 2 pro SmartPhone is very low as other Latest Gaming Flagships like ROG and Red magic Smartphones. the Quick charge 4+ makes a difference and charges the phone in 87 min which is good.


Android 9 Pie Operating System :

Android 9 Pie present on the Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. It has no bloatware like Pixel Devices. There are some extra features like Inbuilt Face Unlock System, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display, Perfect Gaming Mode makes this Android 9 Pie OS special for Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone. there are some Battery Optimizations Present on Android 9 pie makes Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone last longer.

Performance: 

My Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone managed to do day to day tasks very well like the lastest Flagships. there are no issues and problems with the Operating system and there are no heating issues with Blackshark 2 SmartPhone.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Blackshark 2 SmartPhone. It features 8 /12 GB LPDDR4X Ram and I did not notice any lags with the 8GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone. Multitasking experience is nice.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game.  Snapdragon 855+ Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming.

the Game Mode helps a bit in gaming without any Distractions of Notifications from different Apps

Call Quality :

the Call quality on Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality on Volte. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included on the front side & its very loud. the Voice Calls From speaker is also Good and Clear. 

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone features a Dual Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. this Camera system works perfectly in the Blackshark 2 SmartPhone. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

Dual Camera system: 

Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone takes good quality photos in daylight and low light conditions. The images have good clarity and exposure levels are under control. When you take images in very low light conditions the images come a bit dark. though it is a Gaming phone we cannot expect More Camera Performance.

Video recording can be done up to 4k @ 60fps .the video footage has good Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Optical Image Stabilization is good in 4k @ 60fps And Good, Doing the job in 1080p @ 30fps FHD recording.

Selfie camera :

 Blackshark 2 Pro features a 20MP selfie camera with large 1.22 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. Picture quality is good. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range.

Front Selfie camera can record video at 1080p @ 30fps which is good and a bit wide with EIS On which is good.

This single-camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence.

Coloured Blackshark LOGO and LED Strips:

We can see the coloured Rog Logo on back and LED Strips on right and left the side on this gaming smartphone which looks cool and interesting. this used to define the true Hardcore gamer.

Direct Touch Liquid Cooling 3.0 System:

Asus has implemented a powerful cooling system from inside. Here the internal Cooling system Works Perfectly which gives power to processor By reducing heat through Vapour chamber.

Wide range of Accessories:

Blackshark Released Wide range of accessories for 
Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone for Perfect gaming and Other tasks to carry on. The accessories are named as Gamepad 2.0 and Blackshark case.

CONS

  • Pictures Have A bit Noise in Low light and Night Conditions
  • Slow Android Version Updates. Xiaomi Need to Release the New Version Upgrades Fastthiso this Premium gaming Smartphone.

VERDICT

Who can Get Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone view: 
if you want a True Gaming Phone with Whopping AMOLED Full HD+ screen, with SD 855+ processor then you can go with Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone.

If you want good gaming smartphone at a premium cost you go to ROG Phone or if you want a good AMOLED Screen with 855+ Processor, Dual Or Triple Camera setup then you can go with other new Flagships like ROG 2, S10 plus, LG Thinq Devices.

If you are using Blackshark 2 Pro SmartPhone then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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