Black Shark 2 Pro Smartphone Review: A powerful gaming phone

With regard to the gaming smartphones, we have many seller options and Black Shark is popping up amongst them. It introduced gaming device Black Shark 2, back in March 2019, which was perhaps one of the best and powerful gaming Smartphone till date. Now, the same has got the latest edition called Black Shark 2 Pro with some improvements on the chipset. Rest is almost same. The phone was released on 30th of July 2019 and will be available for sale from August 2.

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These days, the mobile gaming industry is proliferating and innovations are taking place every minute. Smartphone manufacturers tend to embrace unique ideas to put their production in the front.

Ultimately, Black Shark has worked brilliantly to revise the phone to be better against counterparts. The Black Shark 2 Pro is an excellent gaming device with an attractive design and dual-colour options.

Black Shark 2 Pro Smartphone: A Brief Spec-sheet

The Black Shark 2 Pro handset is the successor of Black Shark 2 retaining almost the same spec-sheet. Correspondingly, the device comes with the identical 6.39-inch AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen with 16M colour resolution.

Further, the dual-SIM Smartphone operates on the latest Android 9.0 Pie version but installs advanced SoC on the chipset than its predecessor.

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The chipset of the Black Shark 2 Pro loads the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor with 7nm process technology. The regular edition has Snapdragon 855 SoC. Additionally, the phone also equips Adreno 640 on the Graphics card.

Similarly, the memory slots also get improvements with two variants. You can select from 12GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB variants but with no card slot option.

The camera section also involves the same photo shooters as in the Black Shark 2. On the rear side, it installs 48 MP+12 MP camera setup, whereas the front side loads 20 megapixels for selfie and video calling purpose.

As far as the powerhouse is associated, here users will again enjoy the same 4,000 mAh Li-Po battery with 27W Fast Charging support.

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Overall, the Black Shark 2 Pro Smartphone looks great for the impeccable gaming experience. Further, we have conducted an in-depth review of the Black Shark 2 Pro. Dive through it and learn how it fits your needs and budget.

Black Shark 2 Pro Smartphone Review: Detailed Specifications and Features

Below is the description of each quality and characteristic of the device. So, give it a read before you dive into the buying process.

Design and Build

The proverb, ‘The first impression is the last impression’ always works. In the case of Black Shark 2 Pro Smartphone, we can’t prevaricate much too.

The Smartphone is built of aluminum alloy frame along with front glass protection. Further, it is successful in catching the eyes on prima facia with a curvy design and attractive outbound personality.

Discussing the colours, users can choose their favourite skin amongst Ice Ash and Electric Black.

Moreover, the physical structure contains rounded corners and glossy approach with an exquisite finish. It adopts a 6.39-inch touchscreen on the front and beautiful lining design along with a pair of cameras on the back.

Meanwhile, the physical dimensions revert the figures at 163.6 x 75 x 8.8 mm, whereas the weight stays at 205g.


As we engage with a gaming Smartphone, the display always plays a crucial role in this regard. Likewise, the Black Shark 2 Pro Smartphone comes with a broader surface of 6.39-inch with AMOLED Capacitive technology.

Further, the phone perceives TrueView display support, 16M colours, 100% DCI-P3, 240 Hz touch-sensing and 81.7% of the screen-to-body ratio, which looks good to play high-resolution games.

The display retains the same screen resolution at 2340×1080 pixels but improving pixels density from 403 PPI in the regular edition to 430 PPI in the Pro version. The aspect ratio and refresh rate are 19.5:9 and 240 Hz respectively.

Operating System and Processor

If you look to find the latest mobile operating system in the present era, the Android 9.0 Pie is the one you will get. Correspondingly, in the case of Black Shark 2 Pro, you will get this Android edition with some preloaded apps for the better user interface.

The operating system is the most prominent algorithms especially in the case of gaming Smartphone. Black Shark shakes hand with the Android 9.0 to serve its user-base with lightning-fast gaming experience.

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It is not only the OS but the chipset also matters most. Therefore, the chipset also configures the latest and trending version of the processing unit.

The Black Shark 2 Pro installs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor based on the 7nm process technology. The octa-core processor further loads the Adreno 640 Graphics card with 700 MHz frequency.

Additionally, the Shark 2 Pro handset also adopts proprietary Liquid Cool 3.0+ algorithm to deal with the heat dissipation system. It also supports DC Dimming 2.0 technology.


Today, most of the smartphones are memory space-oriented. Now, we are familiar with high storage space devices along with significant RAM strength.

The company also consolidates the Shark 2 Pro with mammoth storage space options. The RAM capacity is static at 12 GB, while the internal storage provides two variants. You can go for any of the 128 GB and 256 GB storage options as per your requirements and budget.

Like the regular edition, the Pro version also doesn’t offer memory expansion feature via an external memory card.

Black Shark 2 Pro Smartphone Review: Camera

As far as the optics are concerned, you will get the same megapixel shooters and number of sensors as in the regular version.

The Black Shark 2 Pro hosts the dual-cam on the rear as well as a single selfie cam on the front side. The backside contains the 48 MP as a main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and PDAF technology.

Similarly, the plate has a 12 megapixels telephoto sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and 2x optical zoom.

This setup is eligible for HDR technology, Panorama, Touch Focus, Auto Focus, Face Detection and much more features on the go.

Talking about the selfie shooter, it is a 20 megapixels camera with an f/2.0 aperture and HDR.


In the power station of the Black Shark 2 Pro, there is a 4,000 mAh non-removable battery in Li-Po format. It supports 27W Fast Charging to save time on energizing the handset.

Additional Features

Apart from these, you will get various productive fronts in this gaming equipment like Bluetooth 5.0v and WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Hotspot, WIFI-Direct for wireless connectivity, Stereo Speakers, 3.5mm Audio Jack, Dual-SIM support, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, Type-C Port, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass, and some others.

FM Radio is unavailable on the Black Shark 2 Pro Smartphone.


The Shark 2 Pro Smartphone provides dual-variants with different price tags in China. The 12GB/128GB variant will come for CNY2,999 and the 12GB/256GB variant will cost at CNY3,499 in China.

The colours will also vary as per the selection.

So, the Black Shark 2 Pro is open for reservation and the sale will commence from the 2nd of August 2019. Later, it will enter the India market after a few months just like the regular version. So, keep visiting us for the latest news on the system as it appears.

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