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

Black Shark 2 Pro Camera, Audio, Memory + Storage, Battery + Charging

Black Shark 2 Pro Rear Cameras

The Black Shark 2 Pro (MY | SG | AU | UK) is not just a gaming smartphone. Like any other flagship-class smartphone, it comes with a great set of high-resolution cameras.

At the back, it has two cameras supported by a single LED flash :

  • 48 MP main camera, with f/1.75 aperture and 6p lens
  • 12 MP 2X telephoto camera, with f/2.2 aperture and 6p lens

The main camera uses the Sony IMX586 sensor, which is used in the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9T Pro smartphones as well.

This 48 MP sensor defaults to 12 MP, combining 4 pixels into a large pixel for better low-light performance. But you can switch to 48 MP whenever you need the higher resolution.

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Black Shark 2 Pro rear cameras

Black Shark 2 Pro Front Camera

In the front, it boasts a 20 MP front camera, with a wide f/2.0 aperture and 5P lens.

Its sensor has 0.9 µm pixels, with the ability to combine four pixels to create a larger pixel for significantly better low-light photos and videos.

Black Shark 2 Pro front camera

Black Shark 2 Pro Gaming Audio

Its audio system is designed specifically for gamers, with dual front-facing speakers. They are also 25% larger than speakers of a standard smartphone.

Black Shark 2 Pro speaker top Black Shark 2 Pro speaker bottom

It also comes with three gaming microphones – two of them noise-cancelling microphones in the front to  ensure clear in-game voice chats.

Dual Nano SIM Cards

The Black Shark 2 Pro (MY | SG | AU | UK) comes with a SIM tray that supports two nano SIM cards. However, it does NOT come with a microSD card tray, so you cannot add storage.

Black Shark 2 Pro SIM tray

Black Shark 2 Pro Memory + Storage

Our review sample came with 8 GB of LPDDR4x memory, of which 5.9 GB (74%) is available for use. That’s really more than enough for even the most serious of gamers.

After all, high-end mobile games like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9 use less than 1.2 GB of RAM!

Black Shark 2 Pro available memory and storage

Our unit also came with just 128 GB of UFS 3.0 storage, which is about 2X faster than the UFS 2.1 storage in Black Shark 2. Just over 113 GB is available for your use – more than enough for most users.

Unless you are using it to take lots of photos and videos, it’s enough to install 50-60 large games. Even PUBG Mobile only takes up 1.54 GB of space.

5-Hour Battery Life?

Despite its powerful components, the Black Shark 2 Pro (MY | SG | AU | UK) only comes with a 4,000 mAh battery, which Black Shark claims will let you game for up to 5 hours.

Fast Charging While Gaming

It supports 27 watt fast charging, which gives you 30 minutes playing time with a quick 5-minute charge, and one full hour of gaming with just 10 minutes of charging.

You don’t even have to stop playing. Even if, for example, you are playing PUBG, it will recharge to 50% in just 30 minutes.

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