• Xiaomi Black Shark 2
  • Xiaomi Black Shark 2
31,999
Highlights
  • 128 GB / 6 GB RAM
  • 48 MP + 12 MP Dual lens Primary Camera, 20 MP Front Camera
  • 6.4 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density) Display
  • Snapdragon 855, Octa Core Processor
  • Non removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Specs Score

  • 3.5
    Camera
  • 3.5
    Battery
  • 3.5
    Display
  • 4
    Value for Money
  • 4
    Performance
Rated at 76.25%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    AMOLED Screen With Lower Refresh Rate
  • Camera : 3.5/5
    No Dedicated Ultra-Wide Angle Lens
  • Processor : 4/5
    Dedicated Gaming Mode
  • Battery : 3.5/5
    Heats Up While Fast Charging
  • RAM : 4/5
    Up To 8GB RAM
  • Storage : 4/5
    No microSD Card Slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G Support

Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Price

Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Review

Pros
  • Powerful but affordable Snapdragon 855
  • Massive internal storage
  • Punchy AMOLED screen
Cons
  • Absence of NFC
  • No IP rating
  • Poor touch-screen

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is launched in India. The device sports a 6.39-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is powered from an octa-core Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 6GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options. In terms of optics, the handset makes use of dual cameras at the rear with a 48MP primary Samsung GM1 sensor with LED flash, a secondary 12MP Samsung S5K3M5 sensor with a telephoto lens. Up front, it uses a 20MP camera. Connectivity aspects on board the Shark 2 include 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5, a USB Type-C port, and more. The handset is equipepd with a 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support and runs Android 9 Pie out of the box. Sensors include an In-Display Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, and a Compass. The handset is available in Black and Silver color options in an Indian market. The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 price starts from Rs. 39,999 for 6GB and 128GB variant and Rs. 49,999 for 12GB and 256GB variant.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, Silver
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date March, 2019
Indian Release Date 4 June, 2019
BODY
Dimensions 163.6 x 75.0 x 8.8 mm
Weight 205 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.39 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) AMOLED
PROCESSOR
Chipset Snapdragon 855
CPU Octa Core (1x2.84 GHz & 3x2.42 GHz & 4x1.80 GHz) Kryo 485
GPU Adreno 640
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128/256 GB Storage
RAM 6/12 GB RAM
External Storage No
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 48 MP (f/1.75) + 12 MP (f/2.2) Dual Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 20 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Camera Features HDR, Panorama, Portrait Mode, Slow Motion, 4K recording
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, MID, AMR, AWB, 3GP, MP4, M4A, AAC, WAV, OGG, FLAC, MKV
Video Player 3GP, MP4, WebM, MKV
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack No
BATTERY
Type Non removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE-A (3CA)
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Other Features Quick Charging
Videos

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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