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

Black Shark 2 Pro Work + Gaming Performance

Black Shark 2 Pro Work Performance

We tested its performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browsing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Why work performance? Because even though it’s designed to be a gaming smartphone – you can actually use it like, well, a regular smartphone for work too! 🙂

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Work Performance We tested the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus’ performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browsing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Work 2.0 Xiaomi Mi 9 Samsung
Galaxy Note10+
Black Shark 2 Pro Samsung
Galaxy S10+
Mobile Platform Snapdragon 855 Exynos 9825 Snapdragon 855+ Exynos 9820
Performance Score
(Average)
9471 8981 8384 7846
Web Browsing 7792 8293 6768 8583
Video Editing 6038 9166 5948 5524
Writing 10919 9579 9226 9076
Photo Editing 20161 19376 17595 10710
Data Manipulation 7356 6155 6339 6450
Review Links Xiaomi Mi 9 Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+
Price Check US | UK | MY USUKMY UKMY | SG | AU US | UK | MY

Surprisingly, the Black Shark 2 Pro (MY | SG | AU | UK) has a lower work performance than the Xiaomi Mi 9 and the Samsung Galaxy Note10+.

 

Black Shark 2 Pro Gaming Performance

We tested the its gaming performance using 3DMark, with these results.

3DMark results

Work 2.0 Black Shark 2 Pro Xiaomi Mi 9 Samsung
Galaxy Note10+
Samsung
Galaxy S10+
Mobile Platform Snapdragon 855+ Snapdragon 855 Exynos 9825 Exynos 9820
Sling Shot Extreme (OpenGL) 6258 5487 5037 4470
Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) 5386 4808 4794 4314
Sling Shot 8127 7241 4883 4343
Review Links Xiaomi Mi 9 Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+
Price Check UKMY | SG | AU US | UK | MY USUKMY US | UK | MY

There is no doubt that the Black Shark 2 Pro (MY | SG | AU | UK) has a distinct performance advantage over its competitors, including the Xiaomi Mi 9, which uses the Snapdragon 855.

  • 14% faster in Sling Shot Extreme (OpenGL)
  • 12% faster in Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan)
  • 12% faster in Sling Shot

 

Black Shark 2 Pro Battery Life

We then tested the its battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

Black Shark 2 PRO battery life

Work 2.0 Black Shark 2 Pro Xiaomi Mi 9 Samsung
Galaxy Note10+
Samsung
Galaxy S10+
Battery Capacity 4,000 mAh 3,300 mAh 4,300 mAh 4,100 mAh
Battery Life 12 hours 25 mins 12 hours 12 mins 10 hours 32 mins 10 hours 17 mins
Battery Utilisation 4.30 mAh / min. 3.61 mAh / min. 5.44 mAh / min. 5.32 mAh / min.
Review Links Xiaomi Mi 9 Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+
Price Check UKMY | SG | AU US | UK | MY USUKMY US | UK | MY

The Black Shark 2 Pro (MY | SG | AU | UK) did well, lasting almost 12.5 hours of non-stop work, just ahead of the Xiaomi Mi 9.

It actually lasted about two hours longer than the Galaxy Note10+ and Galaxy S10+ smartphones!

 

Black Shark 2 Pro Battery Recharging Speed

The Black Shark 2 Pro (MY | SG | AU | UK) comes with a 27 watt fast charger. Let’s find out just how fast it recharges its 4,000 mAh battery.

Black Shark 2 PRO battery recharging speed

Work 2.0 Samsung
Galaxy Note10+
Black Shark 2 Pro Samsung
Galaxy S10+
Xiaomi Mi 9
Battery Capacity 4,300 mAh 4,000 mAh 4,100 mAh 3,300 mAh
Charger Output 25 watts 27 watts 15 watts 18 watts
Recharging Time 63 minutes 67 minutes 91.6 minutes 84.5 minutes
Recharging Speed 54.6 mAh / min. 47.8 mAh / min. 35.8 mAh / min. 31.2 mAh / min.
Review Links Galaxy Note10+ Galaxy S10+ Xiaomi Mi 9
Price Check USUKMY UKMY | SG | AU US | UK | MY US | UK | MY

Thanks to its 27W faster charger, the Black Shark 2 Pro fully recharged its battery from 20% to 100% in just 67 minutes. That is 27% faster than the Galaxy S10+, which has a similar-sized battery, but uses a 15W charger.

But it didn’t do as well as the Galaxy Note10+, which actually recharged 14% faster using its 25W charger.

It has an excellent battery life : recharging ratio of 11:1. A general rule of thumb – for one of hour battery life, you just need to charge it for 9 minutes.

The fastest recharging happened up to the 80% level. This took just 33.5 minutes. Then the recharging speed slowed down, and it took a further 33.5 minutes to top up the last 20%.

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