Xiaomi’ Black Shark 2 — An affordable flagship gaming phone: Review


Gaming phones are an ancient idea. Nokia released the N-Gage, which was like a phone built into a game controller, in 2003. And it didn’t do very well. But the concept has made a resurgence recently thanks to devices from Razer, Asus, and Xiaomi.

Now, Xiaomi has launched its second-generation gaming phone called the Black Shark 2. Black Shark 2 has a suite of features that make it a great way to play games on the go.

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It’s also affordable, starting at $420 for the version with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. Here’s everything you need to know to make you be on your way to buy it the next second.

Xiaomi' Black Shark 2 — An affordable flagship gaming phone: Review
Xiaomi’ Black Shark 2 — An affordable flagship gaming phone: Review

What you will like 

Black Shark 2 can be used to play a variety of games, and it was comfortable relative to other smartphones. And a lot of that comes from Xiaomi’s smart design.

It has bezels on the top and bottom, which gives your thumbs a place to rest without touching the screen in landscape mode. It also has a metal body and excellent cooling, which helps the Snapdragon 855 processor dissipate heat.

Compared to similar phones that can get warm and even hot to the touch, the Black Shark 2 is guaranteed to always run cool.

Responsive touch input

Beyond the overall design, Xiaomi also included a high-refresh-rate touch sensor. The screen updates at 240Hz, which enables the device to respond to touches in an instant. That responsiveness is evident in both games and the interface. Browsing through menus is especially snappy.

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Battery life made for the gamer

This one for the gamers who can game without hours at end. The Snapdragon 855 CPU and Adreno 640 GPU make the Black Shark 2 more than powerful enough to handle every mobile game.

According to multiple reviews, Call of Duty Mobile defaulted to the highest visual settings, without any issues or hitching. In addition, the Xiaomi helps that even more with a 4,000mAh battery.


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