Black Shark 2 Review Large Battery & Display with Perfect Gaming Mode

Published on November 10, 2019


The first thing you’ll notice is the size of the Black Shark 2. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and the iPhone XS Max are huge even when compared to other large phones— it’s also bigger and thinner. It’s lighter in weight compared to the XS Max iPhone.

The Black Shark 2 can be carried in two hands a lot better than one. You’re probably going to want to keep your hands on it as sticky as you can. The phone is made of anodized glass and metal. Therefore, the phone keeps slipping away.

Black Shark 2 has been designed to be improved. The original Black Shark was reduced in abrupt dips and polycarbonate boards, resulting in a sleeker, streamlined look. It’s still a gaming phone — and certainly not alike stylish XS iPhone — but it’s far smarter.

The choice of the Black Shark to look more conventional is no clasp or punch screen. The bezels around the edges of the screen are low, and the top and bottom are much larger.

You can see double-sided lines of speakers on either side of the screen. Their placement helps to channel the ears during play, as the natural hand positioning of the speakers increases the noise. Instead, the A.I. is quite noisy and apparently optimized. For different apps, but when we flipped between YouTube and games, we didn’t notice any major differences.

It’s no longer that easy to accidentally turn and delete all open apps. The SHARK key that unlocks the gaming mode of the phone is back. Eliminating this disappointment makes my eyes much happier.


Black Shark has toned Black Shark 2 with its 19.5:9 aspect ratio and resolution 2.340×1.080 screen, replacing the 5.99-inch LCD display. It doesn’t have a 90Hz frequency of 90Hz of Red Magic 3, but it has a 240Hz latency and a 43.5 millisecond response time — so it takes less time to touch the screen and respond.

While the Black Shark 2 is not as luminous as the 2017 Samsung flagship, it does an amazing job of displaying deep blacks.

An optical fingerprint sensor is also available on the display. It’s great to see this, but the Black Shark 2 sensor is sometimes incorrect as many of the other optical fingerprint sensors we’ve tested. It’s definitely not as high as the Samsung Galaxy S10 ultrasonic sensor.


Black Shark 2, if it hadn’t managed the latest games, it wouldn’t have been a gaming device. Without a stutter, the Black Shark 2 plays the latest games and treats the devices on the grounds of contempt. I didn’t have any performance issues, and quality is super smooth.

The conclusion of the benchmarking test is as follows: these findings are much of what you would expect from a gaming phone and are largely compatible with the results of Red Magic 3. The Black Shark 2, but only a short distance from the OnePlus 7 Pro, outstripped Samsung’s Galaxy S10. It’s a good enough score to put these measures on top of the smartphones.

This powerful hardware is supported by a severe cooling process that reduces internal temperatures. Black Shark 2 uses an overdriven cooling plate that covers the main components to minimize core temperatures up to 14 degrees— the “Mille-Feuille” Full-Area Liquid Cooling System.

I took Black Shark 2 at the extended Shadow gun games session: Legends, but it never got too hot to hold while it was warm in my hands.

Disappointing Controllers

It also has some game controllers that slide on the phone’s sides and turn it into a Nintendo Switch like gaming device. The idea is simple: attach the controller box, turn on the controllers, and you’re in.

Unfortunately, the lack of real software support for the controls to be used was an inconsistent experience. Fortnite performed very well with both controls, but in PUBG Mobile, the right-hand control touchpad was glitchy and imprecise, while the left control joystick was very strong. I had similar problems with the original Black Shark, and the fact that to see them again on Black Shark 2 was frustrating.

However, you don’t have to rely on the controller to win. Master Touch has an easy-to-adjust pressurized system on the Black Shark 2 board, which helps you configure the custom touch area in games and facilitates action on screen. In addition to the low-latency touch technology on the screen, this should increase the sensitivity of the computer controls, but I doubt anyone other than a pro.

There’s also a special game mode called Shark Mode in Black Shark 2, too. It’s switched on by pressing the dedicated Shark Key on the phone like the Red Magic 3 gaming modem.

Click the switch to start the game and to disable alerts by pressing phone boots, close open application to save space. It looks smart and beautifully customizable with tweak sensitivity choices, screen mode and more. Without a doubt, the coolest feature is the ability to change output settings to optimize battery life. Keep in mind that the battery life will reach you if you switch the settings to “ludicrous” mode on a daily basis–but this mode gives you the best gaming performance.

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The Black Shark 2 features a dual lens with a 48 megapixel autofocus main lens and f/1.75 aperture combined with a 2x zoom lens and f/2.2 2x secondary 12 megapixel telephoto lens.

However, you’re not going to take pictures of 48 megapixels. The main lens uses pixel binning, a system where four pixels are merged into each one.

Battery & Performance

In the black shark 2, a massive battery of 4,000 mAh gave me a battery life of around a day and a half. You can expect the battery life to decrease accordingly if you’re a daily gambler.

The Black Shark 2 was in our battery check, and the maximum brightness of the YouTube clip was broadcast for 13 hours and 7 minutes.

Which means that the Black Shark 2 batteries are much larger batteries. It turns out impressively. It has beaten a runtime of almost 20 minutes on the Red Magic 3 and 40 minutes on the Asus ZenFone 6 5000mAh battery. Black Shark 2 has the longest battery we’ve ever tested.

Wireless charging is not available, but super-speed charging is available. The QuickCharge 3.0 adapter is included, but QuickCharge 4.0+ is also enabled by the device. It only took 1 hour and 30 minutes to charge from zero.

Final Verdict

Everything that you want from a mobile game, Black Shark 2 offers absolutely that “everything”. It’s good, has a long-lasting battery, a large display and an excellent gaming mode. The software is still not flawless and controls are hard to recommend at the moment— but Black Shark is making significant progress and is steadfast in bringing changes in it.

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