Black Shark 2 Pro 8/128GB: Overview
Xiaomi released the Black Shark 2 Pro 8/128GB in August of 2019. It is the best gaming phone in the markets in Australia and all over the world. Black Shark 2 Pro has the latest technologies integrated. It can easily compete with the best of the bests like ROG phone 2, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and more.
Shark 2 Pro comes in different variations of storage and RAM capacities. You get choices with 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, and 256GB 12GB RAM. Here we shall discuss the one with 128GB UFS 3.0 and 8 GB RAM. Let’s check out the values.
Black Shark 2 Pro 8/128GB has a dimension of 163.6 x 75 x 8.8 mm, which is not a very large phone. You get an aluminum frame with a glass front and an aluminum back. The Dual-SIM phone weighs about 205 grams with pop up triggers for gaming. Black Shark 2 flaunts the stunning colors of Shadow Black, Iceberg Grey, Gulf Blue, and Streamer Purple with the architectural design.
The device has a 6.39 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, which supports 16 M color depth. You will have the highest-graphics rendered easily with this display system. You almost get a bezel-less phone with an 81.7% screen-to-body ratio. The 240 Hz touch-sensing is a noteworthy feature on a gaming phone for a flawless User Experience. [ Black Shark 2 12/256GB ]
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro 8/128GB has a 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It doesn’t include the highest refresh rate but enough to satisfy your needs. You get a 90Hz refresh rate on the display with 403 PPI density.
Xiaomi advertises 500 nits of brightness, which is pretty sleek. The display system has HDR10+ support for enhanced details on the display. Now you can enjoy UHD quality on every frame. You get an always-on display along with the fast-Fingerprint sensor under the display.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 operates on an Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10 with an Octa-core Kryo 485 CPU. The platform integrates the flagship Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm) chipset and Adreno 640(700 MHz) GPU. With this combination, you can play any game in the Play store with ease and efficiency.
The device can render high-quality images and applications with the best graphics requirements. The platform is well suited for capturing high-definition videos and shooting stunning pictures. But the Shark 2 Pro being a Gaming Phone, Xiaomi doesn’t focus on the cameras much.
The phone has a 128GB UFS 3.0 with an 8GB RAM capacity. The sad part of the storage is you cannot expand the storage capacity. But you do not have to worry much like the storage capacity is ever going to be full.
The phone has a 48 MP wide-angle camera and a 12 MP telephoto camera. You can shoot decent photos and record videos at 2160p at 30fps and 60 fps. The camera doesn’t have gyro-EIS, which is not a problem. You are buying a gaming phone, not a camera-centric phone.
There is a single 20 MP wide-angle phone for video calling and selfies. You can shoot 1080p at 30fps, which is pretty decent on a gaming phone. You also get HDR support with the front camera.
The phone has a Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery and supports Fast charging 27W. You can charge the phone 100% in an hour plus time. The battery system supports unlimited gaming with fast charging. The battery system has an awesome Endurance rating of 93h. [Xiaomi Mi 10 5G]
You get an immersive environment with the loudspeakers with Stereo speaker support. The gaming and listening to music will have an enhancement with the stereo speakers. The sad part of the sound on the phone is the absence of a 3.5 mm jack port. You can not connect wired in-ear headphones and earphones for the lowest latency while gaming. But, you can enjoy the Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
The connectivity features on the phone include dual-SIM that support 4G networks. You can enjoy faster data transfer rates while streaming and playing games. Other connectivity features are WLAN [ Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot ] and Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive). GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS, and USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connectors are interesting features to have on your phone.
The sensors on the phone include Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.