Black Shark 2

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Key Specs
  • Display 6.39-inch (1080x2340)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Front Camera 20MP
  • Rear Camera 48MP + 12MP
  • RAM 6GB
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery Capacity 4000mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
Market StatusReleased
Release DateMarch 2019

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Black Shark 2 Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Solid build quality
  • Excellent performance
  • Good pressure-sensitive display
  • Bad
  • No dust or water resistance
  • Large and bulky
  • Underwhelming cameras

Gaming phones make up a niche category, but with mobile gaming projected to grow into a multi-billion dollar business in the near future, some companies are hoping to take an early lead. Xiaomi-backed Black Shark is one of them and it is now looking to expand its influence with its third offering — the Black Shark 2. It has all the makings of a great gaming phone, such as a flagship processor, aggressive design with RGB lighting effects, gaming-centric features, superior cooling, and more. But is the Black Shark 2 the best option for mobile gaming enthusiasts? How well does it stack up against other gamin-focussed options in the market? Most importantly, is it worth shelling out Rs. 39,999 for? Read on to find the answers in our Black Shark 2 review.

Black Shark 2 Summary

Black Shark 2 mobile was launched in March 2019. The phone comes with a 6.39-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels at a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch (ppi) and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display sports Gorilla Glass for protection. Black Shark 2 is powered by a 2.84GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It comes with 6GB of RAM. The Black Shark 2 runs Android 9.0 Pie and is powered by a 4000mAh battery. The Black Shark 2 supports Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Black Shark 2 on the rear packs a 48-megapixel (f/1.75, 0.8-micron) primary camera, and a 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.0-micron) camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 20-megapixel camera on the front for selfies with an f/2.0 aperture and a pixel size of 0.9-micron.

Black Shark 2 is based on Android 9.0 Pie and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage. The Black Shark 2 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) mobile that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Black Shark 2 measures 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 205.00 grams. It was launched in Shadow Black colour.

Connectivity options on the Black Shark 2 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Black Shark 2 supports face unlock.

As of 30th September 2022, Black Shark 2 price in India starts at Rs. 31,999.

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Black Shark 2 Full Specifications

Brand Black Shark
Model 2
Price in India ₹31,999
Release date March 2019
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77
Weight (g) 205.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Fast charging Quick Charge 4.0
Colours Shadow Black
Screen size (inches) 6.39
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403
Processor 2.84GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage No
Rear camera 48-megapixel (f/1.75, 0.8-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.0-micron)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 20-megapixel (f/2.0, 0.9-micron)
Operating system Android 9.0 Pie
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
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  • Brilliant
    Hamid Wali (Jun 28, 2019) on Flipkart
    overall good. Only camera performance is bad. pubg player will love it.
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    • Jayesh Singh Chauhan (Feb 23, 2021) on Gadgets 360
      I just need the service centre of black shark in kanpur
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  • Excellent
    Saurabh Ghagare (Apr 14, 2020) on Flipkart
    Fabulous perform I have YouTube channel ( kracobot GM's ) for that I had purchased this phone and I am fully satisfied till now
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  • Wonderful
    Moon Guha Roy (Mar 22, 2020) on Flipkart
    Most underrated phone. Awesome display and gaming experience. Although people are complaining about 3.5mm jack but in the box you get headphone of c type and also another extra jack for using any kind of headphone. Battery is really good. Graphics and gaming experience is also great. Value for budget gaming phone.
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  • Awesome
    Flipkart Customer (Mar 21, 2020) on Flipkart
    It is a very good phone . A Budget wise phone. It is made for the gamers who are to play extreme fps games . The performance is more than what I expected .
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  • Simply awesome
    Ronit Roy (Apr 14, 2020) on Flipkart
    This is a beast.
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  • Terrific purchase
    Ashok Selva Kumar (Apr 14, 2020) on Flipkart
    Gamers console Os is great. Camera is good. Performance is awesome with extreme gaming. It's getting software update very often as there are more option is to added. Great for the money. Can buy this phone without any diversen
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  • Mind-blowing purchase
    Devi Prasad Mishra (Apr 14, 2020) on Flipkart
    Beast in games... performance like a hero in all formats.
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  • Excellent
    Vinod Naagar (Apr 14, 2020) on Flipkart
    For Gamers, it is a perfect gaming machine.go ahead without any doubt, it has amazing touch response nd display ,power pack performance,perfect hold to play games,battery backup and charging is also good,no heating issue. Nd for normal users it is little bulky ,camera is so so,design is funky with lights nd all.
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  • Simply awesome
    Rakesh Ranjan (Apr 14, 2020) on Flipkart
    The best part is it has all the features that makes it a beast smartphone except headphone jack..but it is a true value for quality-awesome with metallic body and gorilla glass 6 2.display-60 hz Amoled(touch response is amazing) which I personally prefer over 120 Hz LCD panel.. 3.performance-855 processor in 19999 ...what else do you want ... performance is just lit... 4.UI-A clean and simple UI I.e . JoyUI which gives an stock android experience.. Only...I want regular updates on this smartphone..overall...this phone is a beast at a very aggressive price segment.... blindly go for it
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    • TEJASH RAJ (Feb 6, 2021) on Gadgets 360
      What is the refresh rate of the screen?
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  • Perfect product!
    Sougata Mukherjee (Apr 14, 2020) on Flipkart
    Unbeatable in any aspect
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