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Xiaomi Black Shark (2018) review

Android OS v8.1 (Oreo)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Adreno 630
6 GB / 64 GB
5.99 inches (1080 x 2160 px)
12 + 20 MP, 4000 x 3000 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

Xiaomi announced the launch of the Black Shark smartphone in 2018. The manufacturer is offering the Xiaomi Black Shark phone with 5.99 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

The Xiaomi Black Shark comes with Android OS v8.1 (Oreo) out of the box, and a Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.99 inches phone comes with IPS display (1080 x 2160 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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Xiaomi Black Shark specifications

BrandXiaomi
NameBlack Shark
ModelBS
Release date2018

Body

The weight of Xiaomi Black Shark is about 6.7 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Xiaomi phone are average (6.36 x 2.97 x 0.36 inches).

Weight6.7 oz
Dimensions6.36 x 2.97 x 0.36 inches
Colorsblack, gray
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Xiaomi Black Shark comes with Android OS v8.1 (Oreo) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v8.1 (Oreo)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 845
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.8 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 630

Display

The size of Black Shark screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.99 inches IPS display of Xiaomi Black Shark with 1080 x 2160 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.99 inches
Resolution1080 x 2160 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Xiaomi Black Shark (6 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (64 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM6 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Black Shark is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of Black Shark has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera20 MP
Main camera12 + 20 MP, 4000 x 3000 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The Xiaomi Black Shark supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Black Shark phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C, USB host
HeadphoneUSB Type-C adapter

Battery

The Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Black Shark isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Black Shark phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Xiaomi phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of Xiaomi Black Shark phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone supports fast charging technology, which comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device.

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Fast charging, Quick Charge
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Xiaomi Black Shark, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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