Black shark is a gaming technology company that develops a 360-degree gaming ecosystem based on software and hardware. And these are carried out by flagship gaming smartphones. The perfect gaming smartphone is not only about the powerful processor but also about design, cutting-edge innovation, gamer-centric service, etc. Black shark is one of the phones with all these aspects. It was launched on 1st June 2019 at Rs. 29,999. Black shark 2 stands out as one of the best camera phones under 30,000. It is the first smartphone to introduce a liquid cooling system in the world for powerful performance. Let us look at the other features and see if it is worth buying.
|Launch date||June 1, 2019|
|Colors||Shadow Black and Frozen Silver|
|Brightness||430nit high brightness|
|Color Depth||16 M|
|Aspect ratio||19.5:9 ratio|
|Screen to body ratio||81.7%|
|Pixel density||403 PPI|
|Features||Supports eye protection mode|
Supports intelligent motion compensation technology
Supports image enhancement
|Performance||Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 premium-tier|
|CPU||Octa-core (2.84 GHz)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10, JoyUI 11|
|Storage||RAM||Dual-channel 8GB LPDDR4x | Dual-channel 12GB LPDDR4x|
|Internal memory||128 GB internal memory UFS2.1 | 256 GB internal memory UFS2.1|
|Rear Camera||Wide-angle primary|
6 lens camera
|Telephoto lens||Megapixels- 12|
6 lens camera
|Autofocus||Phase Detection Autofocus|
|Video||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps|
|Features||Photo, Video, Expert, Portrait, Pro mode, Night, Time Lapse, and Slo-Mo, HDR, Panorama, Timer, Auto Flash, Touch to focus, Live Photo|
|Front camera||Selfie camera||Megapixel- 20 MP|
|Features||Video call, HDR, AI Selfie Portrait, Beauty function, Filters, Group Selfie|
|Battery||Capacity||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh (typ) / 3900mAh (min) battery|
|Fast charging||27 W|
|Charger||USB Type-C Charging/Data Port|
Charger supports up to QC 3.0
|Networks and connectivity||SIM slot||2 SIM Slot (nano)|
|Network Type||4G, 3G, 2G|
|Bluetooth||Support Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology, supports aptX & aptX HD music transmission|
|Wifi||Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band wireless network|
Supports 2 X 2 Mimo technology, supports MU MIMO
Supports WIFI Display, WIFI Direct, WIFI hotspot
|USB Version||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Audio||Loudspeaker with stereo speakers|
|Sensors||Gyroscope, geomagnetism, gravity, distance, ambient light and pressure sensors, under-screen fingerprint|
|Buttons||Virtual key: multitask, HOME, back support for full-screen gestures, supports four corners sliding into Intelligent DOCK|
Shark key: two stage-switch, for entering or exiting Shark Space
|In the Box||Mobile phone / power adapter / USB Type-C charging and data cable / Type-C Audio adapter / SIM ejector tool / protective case / screen protector / instruction manual|
Black shark 2 comes in two different exciting colors like Shadow Black and Frozen Silver which grabs the attraction of everyone. Like other smartphones, it has a power button on the left side of the device, volume keys on the right, and SIM tray at the bottom of the device. It measures 163.61 mm in height, 8.77 mm in depth, 75.01 mm in width, and weighs about 184g with battery. It has added more edges at the back for a good grip. The device is a bit heavy and bulky but has a unique design when compared with other smartphones.
The Black shark 2 comes with a 6.39 inch AMOLED display with Capacitive touchscreen. The resolution od the display is about 1080*2340 pixels at 403 PPI with 430nit high brightness and 16 M color depth. You can adjust the brightness or it will auto adjust the brightness according to your comfortability. The screen to body ratio is about 81.7% which is impressive and the aspect ratio is 19.5:9 ratio. It comes with rounded edges that are smooth and perfectly designed. The AMOLED display is the major upgrade for this smartphone and you will have a better experience while playing games and watching movies.
The dual smart HIFI music rendering technology produces a sound that fills the room with great effect. The display supports eye protection mode, intelligent motion compensation technology, and image enhancement. The device comes with an In-display fingerprint scanner where you can unlock the phone in a secure and safe way. And it works quickly and easily. Looking at the overall display, it provides a great experience and works smoothly.
Black shark 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 premium-tier that clocks up to 2.84 GHz. It is powered by Andreno 640 and it runs based on Android 9.0 (Pie) that can be upgraded up to Android 10. This device comes with a liquid cooling system technology v3.0 where it keeps the phone cool while watching movies and playing games for several hours. It is best for gaming and you will enjoy experiencing it. And it drops the temperature by 14 degrees celsius which is a great factor because the gaming can cause much stress on GPU and SoC. The SoC supports 64-bit architecture that can compute at a fast phase. Black shark 2 is responsive to Joy UI similar to MI A2. The overall performance is stunning and powerful.
Black shark 2 comes with two storage variants which include Dual-channel LPDDR4x 8 GB and Dual-channel LPDDR4x 12 GB with 128 GB internal memory UFS2.1 and 256 GB internal memory UFS2.1 respectively. The LPDDR4x RAM offers a greater speed and UFS 2.1 technology offers faster transfers and quick read/write. Videos and other applications can be downloaded in a fraction of seconds. The memory is not expandable by a dedicated SIM slot but you need not worry about it because the smartphone comes with enough storage space.
Black shark 2 is mounted with dual camera setup which has 48 MP wide-angle camera with f/1.75 aperture and 12 MP telephoto lens with f/2.2 aperture. Both the camera has 6P lens. It comes along with LED flash and phase detection autofocus. This phone’s camera is excellent and it is the highlight of this smartphone. It delivers fantastic photos with fine details, good clarity, and in the proper color. The camera supports dual optical zoom and portrait where you get crisp images. You can take professional images by just one tap. You can shoot 4K videos at 30/60fps, 1080p videos at 30fps, and 720p videos at 120fps. The features of rear camera include Photo, Video, Expert, Portrait, Pro mode, Night, Time Lapse, and Slo-Mo, HDR, Panorama, Timer, Auto Flash, Touch to focus, Live Photo.
Looking at the front camera, Black shark 2 has 20 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. It has a pixel size of 0.9-micron. You can enjoy video calls with your favorites without any disturbance. This camera comes with beauty mode where you can filter and edit your images. It also supports Video call, HDR, AI Selfie Portrait, Beauty function, Filters, Group Selfie. You can take 1080p videos at 30fps. The overall performance of the camera is impressive and take selfies and post right away on social media.
Black shark 2 packs non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh (Typ) / 3900mAh (min) battery with 27 W fast charging. This smartphone doesn’t come with MIUI Optimization mode and so the battery does not last for a day but it will charge up to 100% in just 56 minutes using 27 W fast charging which comes in the box. It is impressive. The phone can be charged via USB Type-C Charging or a Data Port and the charger supports up to QC 3.0 where the phone keeps the phone cool and not gets heated up even while playing games and watching movies.
Networks and Connectivity
Black shark 2 has two SIM slots that can access only nano-SIM cards and supports 4G, 3G, and 2G networks where the download and browsing speed is faster. The connectivity features of this smartphone supports Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology, supports aptX & aptX HD music transmission, supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band wireless network, supports 2 X 2 Mimo technology, supports MU MIMO, supports WIFI Display, WIFI Direct, WIFI hotspot, LTE, GSM, GPS, and 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Unfortunately, Black shark 2 doesn’t support FM radio.
As we discussed earlier, Black shark 2 comes in two different sparkling colors like Shadow Black and Frozen Silver. Looking at the audio features, it comes with loudspeakers with stereo speakers which has great effect and clarity while listening to songs, playing games, etc. The 3.5 mm jack is not available on this device. So, you will have to use Bluetooth or the USB Type-C to audio jack adapter in the package. It comes with a game professional MIC which gives team battle sounds and game calls. The sensors of the phone include Gyroscope, geomagnetism, gravity, distance, ambient light, and pressure sensors, under-screen fingerprint. The fingerprint sensor and buttons include virtual keys like multitasking, HOME, back support for full-screen gestures, supports four corners sliding into Intelligent DOCK and shark key like two stage-switch, for entering or exiting Shark Space. Black shark 2 comes with a mobile phone, power adapter, USB Type-C charging and data cable, Type-C Audio adapter, SIM ejector tool, protective case, screen protector, instruction manual in the box.
Black shark 2 is a stylish smartphone with the best gaming, stunning camera, and a powerful processor. So, it is okay to spend more to buy this smartphone. The overall performance is excellent and I recommend you to go ahead and purchase it especially for youngsters.
Black shark 2 FAQ’s:
What is the price of Black shark 2 in India?
Black shark 2 price starts from Rs. 29,999 in India.
When was Black shark 2 launched in India?
Black shark 2 was launched on 1st June 2019 in India.
Does Black shark 2 support Dolby Atmos?
No, Black shark 2 deosn’t support Dolby Atoms.
What is the Operating System used in Black shark 2?
Black shark 2 runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) which upgradable to Android 10.
What are the senors built in Black shark 2?
Sensors like Gyroscope, geomagnetism, gravity, distance, ambient light and pressure sensors, under-screen fingerprint are built-in Black shark 2.