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Xiaomi Black Shark Review – A Perfect Flagship Smartphone for Gamers

Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Smartphone – Price, Features and Specs

A Chinese smartphone brand has released its maiden gaming smartphone named Xiaomi Black Shark just as it promised. The Black Shark was first teased by Chinese website “Weibo”, after followed by leaked AnTuTu listing confirmed a bunch of specifications. Now, it’s officially released and available all over the world to buy.

The Black Shark is in competition with recently announced Asus ROG Phone packing a whopping 8GB of RAM. The device was landed just days after Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2S and its first ever Gaming Laptop. It seems like Xiaomi is set to take over the less competitive gaming market. Maybe a gaming console so soon? Everything aside, read out more about Black Shark in our Xiaomi Black Shark Review below.

Xiaomi Black SharkA Quick Overview

The Xiaomi Black Shark sports a gorgeous 5.99-inch IPS FHD+ display which is ready for all kinds of Multitouch for gamers. It boasts a 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution and 403 Pixel Per Inch density bringing your games to live with sharp and clear quality. Behind this beast is another beast, to be honest. The phone comprises a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM. The Adreno 630 GPU manages a graphical department quite well.

The device lands in 2 different storage tiers i.e. 64GB and 128GB of onboard memory. The built-in memory, however, isn’t expandable further. This gaming smartphone comes with a dual 12MP + 20MP rear sensor and 20MP sensor sits on its front. The camera features including dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, Panorama and more. To give users enough freedom all day long even under a heavy usage, Xiaomi Black Shark presents 4000mAh non-removable battery. If the battery is empty, a Quick Charging 3.0 has got you covered.

Xiaomi Black Shark Release Date and Price

The official Xiaomi Black Shark Release Date was 20 April 2018 in China, India, Australia, US and European countries. Unfortunately, Xiaomi Black Shark won’t land in the UK, but will not stop UK audience from getting their hands on one.

The Xiaomi Black Shark Price varies based on a variant you go for. The device comes in 64GB/6GB which costs $477, whereas 128GB/8GB goes for a whopping $557. In addition, this gaming smartphone’s pad set you back extra $29.

Xiaomi Black Shark Specifications

DisplaySize5.99” 92.6 cm2 (~76% screen-to-body ratio)
TypeIPS Display Capacitive Touchscreen 16M Colors
Resolution1080 x 2160 Pixels 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
BodyDimensions161.6 x 75.4 x 9.3 mm (6.36 x 2.97 x 0.37 in)
Weight190 Grams (6.70 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-By)
Card SlotNo
PlatformOSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Chipset/BrainQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPUOcta-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPUAdreno 630
SoundAlert TypesVibration: MP3, WAV Ringtones
LoudspeakersYes, With Stereo Speakers
3.5mm JackNo
CameraRear12MP + 20MP
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
FeaturesGeo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
NetworkTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
AnnouncedApril 2018
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector
FeaturesSensorsFingerprint (Front-Mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
FeaturesQuick Charge 3.0
ColorsBlack, Gray, Royal Blue

Our Verdict

Indeed, Xiaomi Black Shark is an exquisite flagship smartphone giving the best and up-to-the-mark performance to game lovers. The device comes with an excellent configuration which translates into high-quality performance. The camera is great lets you capture HD images and record HD videos as well. The battery backup is also great and Quick Charging feature making it stand out from the crowd. All in all, if you aren’t budget-conscious and can spend a little more, Xiaomi Black Shark is an ultimate flagship for you.

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