Black Shark 2 PRO In-Depth Review : A Real Gaming Beast!

Black Shark 2 Pro Up Close | Specifications | Setting It Up

The Black Shark 2 Pro Gaming Smartphone

Black Shark 2 Pro (MY | SG | AU | UK) is a mid-cycle update of the excellent Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone that launched in April.

Like the ASUS ROG Phone 2, it mainly features an upgrade to the Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform.

The Volume control buttons are on the left side, with an LED light strip.

On the right side is another LED light strip, with the Power button, and the Shark Key switch.

Black Shark 2 Pro right side

The top is clean, with a second microphone located at the top of the back.

The SIM tray is located at the bottom, next to the USB Type C port. You will note, by now, that there is no 3.5 mm audio jack.

But fortunately, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+, Black Shark provides a USB-C to 3.5 mm adapter in the package! So you can still use your existing 3.5 mm earphones with it.


Black Shark 2 Pro Specifications

For your convenience, we compare its specifications against the Black Shark 2.

Specifications Black Shark 2 Pro Black Shark 2
Display 6.39-inch AMOLED display (1080 x 2340 pixels, 403 ppi)
– 108.9% DCI-P3 colour gamut, 430 nits max brightness
System Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Processor 1 x Kryo 485 Gold core (2.96 GHz)
3 x Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
1 x Kryo 485 Gold core (2.84 GHz)
3 x Kryo 485 Gold cores (2.42 GHz)
4 x Kryo 485 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 640 (672 MHz) Qualcomm Adreno 640 (585 MHz)
RAM 8 GB / 12 GB LPDDR4X-2133 (Dual Channel)
Storage 128 GB / 256 GB UFS 3.0 128 GB / 256 GB UFS 2.1
Front Camera 20 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
Rear Cameras 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.75 aperture
12 MP telephoto camera with f/2.2 aperture
Connectivity 4G : LTE Cat18 – 211 Mbps UL, 1.2 Gbps DL
WiFi : 802.11ac, 4×4 MIMO
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
Audio Dual, front facing speakers
Vibration Sense Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, In-Display Optical Sensor
Other Sensors Gyroscope, geomagnetism, gravity, distance, ambient light and ForceTouch sensors
Battery 4,000 mAh battery
Charger 27 watt, with USB-C cable
Dimensions 75.01 mm wide x 163.61 mm tall x 8.77 mm thick
Weight 205 g


Setting Up The Black Shark 2 Pro

The Black Shark 2 Pro (MY | SG | AU | UK) runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, and is very easy to set-up. If you are setting it up as a new device, it should take you only 5-7 minutes to finish the setup process.

Next Page > Black Shark 2 Pro Performance + Gaming Features 


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