Xiaomi Black Shark Review

Score: 80.4 / 100

Xiaomi Black Shark is a wonderful cellphone launched in 2018, packed with a huge 6-inches display, a very powerful Octa-Core processor speeding at 2800 MHz, a 12 MP back-facing camera and a 20 mega-pixels front-facing camera. But let's get into a bit more details.

This phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 chip, backed up by a very fast Octa-Core processor ticking at 2.8 GHz with a huge 8 GB of RAM. A great advantage of this phone is its 128 GB huge internal storage memory and though it doesn't come with an external memory card slot, it it is more than enough to install tons of apps, games, songs, pictures and videos without even thinking about how much memory is left.

Whereas the Xiaomi Black Shark just has 6.36 inches long and 2.97 inches wide, it's able to fit a a 6 inches screen. This cellphone is very slim and stilized, with a thickness of just 0.36 inches. Xiaomi didn't seem to put much effort to reduce weight in this 6.7 ounces phone. Xiaomi is offering this cellphone in black, blue and gray.

This phone is equipped with a incredible 6" screen with a 1080 x 2160 resolution, which makes all images and videos look perfect.

This phone features two cameras, a 12 MP back facing camera and a 20 MP front camera. Its back facing camera has a F1.8 aperture so it can take sharp photos even in low light conditions. It is also able to capture videos in 4K 3840x2160 at 30 fps, and 1280x720 HD slow motion videos at 120 fps (4 times slower ).

This cellphone features a 4000 mAh long lasting Li - Ion non-replaceable battery that can keep it running for many hours and even reach the end of the day without having to charge it at all. An issue to evaluate is that this cellphone's battery isn't replaceable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it begins to get older, though with such a huge battery size you will probably replace this cellphone before that happens.

The Xiaomi Black Shark provides Wi-Fi connectivity (which it can provide to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE-A) high bandwidth connection and also HSPA+ connectivity (which is a bit slower 4G variation) and 3G fast connectivity, over HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This cellphone uses 2 Nano SIM cards so it is able to use two different carriers or phone numbers.

This cellphone also includes a couple nice features as Fingerprint Reader, Bluetooth (5.0 ) and GPS Localization, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

It doesn't matter whether you are looking for a phone to mainly use social networks and internet browsing, are looking for a device for gaming, will use it as a work cellphone or you love taking pictures, you will definitely be very satisfied with it. If you buy the Xiaomi Black Shark you also receive Power Adapter, Quick Start Guide , Black Shark Gamepad, SIM Tray Ejector, USB Type-C Data Cable, Type-C Audio Adapter, Protective Case and Screen Protector.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo
Dimensions:6.36 x 2.97 x 0.36 inchesMetric16.15 x 7.54 x 0.91 cmImperial
Weight:6.70 ouncesMetric189.94 gImperial
Colors:Black, Blue and Gray
Accessories:Black Shark Gamepad, Power Adapter, Protective Case, Quick Start Guide , SIM Tray Ejector, Screen Protector, Type-C Audio Adapter, USB Type-C Data Cable
Release date:2018-04-20


Screen Type:IPS LCD
Size:6 inchesMetric15.2 cmImperial
Resolution:2160 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density:402 pixels per inchMetric158.27 pixels per cmImperial
Brightness:550 cd/m2
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Processor:Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm (Octa-Core 2800 MHz)
RAM Memory:8 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 630
Internal Memory:128 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li - Ion
Capacity:4000 mAh


Back camera:12 megapixels
    Sensor size:0.34 inches (1/2.9")
Front camera:20 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Slow Motion Video (4 times slower)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 20(800 DD), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor