Weekly poll: How do you like the new Black Shark 2 Pro?

Ro, 04 August 2019

Xiaomi's Black Shark sub-brand debuted its latest offering this week - the Black Shark 2 Pro. Largely based on the original Black Shark 2, the new phone sports slightly more powerful Snapdragon 855+ chipset, and up to 12GB of RAM.

Weekly poll: How do you like the new Black Shark 2 Pro?

The internal storage can go up to 256GB but more importantly, it's the third smartphone with the fastest available storage for mobile phones - UFS 3.0. The only two other phones with this storage are the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro.

Sadly the display 6.39-inch AMOLED is still capped at 60Hz so even at the gaming-friendly FHD+ resolution you won't be able to go above 60fps. Xiaomi kept the 240Hz touch sampling rate and was able to further reduce the touch latency down to 34.7ms.

The design has been tuned and with the introduction of extra RGB LED elements on the Black Shark 2 Pro's back. The battery capacity remained unchanged at 4,000mAh though.

More importantly, the handset doesn't ask too much in return given the powerhouse specs. The starting price in China is around $435 so it might even make a compelling case as a mainstream flagship.

But what do you think about the new Black Shark 2 Pro? Is it a worthy refresh or has Xiaomi held back too much?

What do you think about the new Black Shark 2 Pro?
The best gaming phone currently on the market.
It's an unnecessary upgrade over the Black Shark 2.

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Reader comments

Just got my Black Shark 2 (Non pro) so far so good charges really fast (60% to full in 30 min) thats outrageous. been watching videos for the past 3 hours and its dropped 44% not what some of the sites have reported. Haven't snapped on the controls y...

  • booldega

Agree for the poll answer choices, ROG 2 for specs but if we can't buy the 500$ Tencent model BS 2 for price Agree for battery but not for the screen as there is nearly no Android game running at 1080p@60fps, PUBGM and Fortnite run at 720p event at...

  • kmcmurtrie

No headphone jack, claustrophobic storage, and not enough LTE bands. There's not much going for it except the fast CPU.

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