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Xiaomi Black Shark

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Xiaomi Black Shark. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and battery. The price and design also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the performance, and the camera and sound get negative views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Black Shark is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Xiaomi Black Shark Smartphone Review


A gamer's dream come true? The Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone offers a water-cooling system, a metal case in an industrial design, and an optional gamepad. Should gamers get misty-eyed about this phone or will only eccentrics import it from China?...

extremely fast ; low-priced ; high-quality, extravagant chassis ; display with high color-space coverage ; bright screen ; good cameras ; high gaming performance ; long battery life

no high-frame rate screen ; slow Wi-Fi ; no microSD slot ; no 3.5 mm audio port ; lacking LTE bands for Europe ; no warranty ; strong warming under load ; display with slow response times ; software only available in English

Given the fact that the Xiaomi Black Shark is not available as a global version for now, other gaming phones are definitely a more reasonable choice for European customers: The Black Shark requires the user to install the Google services manually, and...

Jul, 2018

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Xiaomi Black Shark review: Can this gaming smartphone replace your Nintendo Switch?


Xiaomi takes aim at Razer with the Black Shark, but can this mid-price gaming smartphone earn a spot in your pocket?

Terrific gaming capabilities ; Bundled gamepad controller works well ; Great-looking screen

Design isn’t to everybody’s tastes ; Camera could be better

Still, I can’t help but think that the OnePlus 6T gets in the way a little bit. If you strip out the BlackShark’s gaming-specific features and disregard the bundled controller, you’re left with a phone that doesn’t quite stack up so well in some areas....

Jan, 2019

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Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

Xiaomi Black Shark


The Xiaomi Black Shark is slick, fast and offers something unique compared to other gaming-focused smartphones on the market. Read our review for more information.

Expert review by : Shu On Kwok (

Xiaomi Black Shark performance test: enough power for gamers | AndroidPIT


Xiaomi is now also trying its hand in the very critical gaming markets and is trying to put a dent in the Razer Phone's customer base with the Black Shark. We tested the Android smartphone to see if it fits the needs of gamers and if it's worthwhile to...

From our performance test with Xiaomi’s Black Shark, the gamer phone is more than sufficiently equipped to smoothly display the modern graphics-intensive games. In the next few days we’ll look at the device’s battery power and look at the display. What...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Nicolas Lellouche (

Test du Xiaomi Black Shark : un excellent smartphone pour les joueurs… et les autres


Vendu hors promotion de 499 à 549 euros selon les versions, le Black Shark est bien moins cher que la plupart des smartphones gaming. Extrêmement performant, d'un design original et accompagné d'un accessoire ludique, serait-il l'appareil parfait pour...

Très bonnes performances ; Android presque pur ; Bonne autonomie ; Excellent rapport qualité-prix ; La manette fonctionne bien...

... mais n'est qu'une moitié de manette ; Absence de prise jack ; Photo perfectible en basses lumières

Pour un prix très abordable notamment en cette période de lancement (469 euros), le Black Shark profite de très belles performances. Les joueurs en auront clairement pour leur argent, même si le smartphone n’a au final rien de bien extraordinaire par...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Kort testrapport Xiaomi Black Shark Smartphone


De droom van elke gamer? De Xiaomi Black Shark gaming-smartphone beschikt over waterkoeling, een metalen behuizing met industrieel design en een optionele gamepad. Is dit de heilige graal voor gamers of zullen enkel excentriekelingen zich wagen aan de...

extreem snel ; lage prijs ; hoogwaardige, extravagante behuizing ; scherm met hoge kleurdekking ; helder scherm ; prima camera's ; hoge gaming-prestaties ; lange batterijduur

scherm met hoge framerate ; trage WiFi ; geen microSD-sleuf ; geen 3.5-mm-audiopoort ; ontbrekende LTE-banden voor Europa ; geen garantie ; intense warmteontwikkeling onder belasting ; scherm met trage responstijden ; software alleen verkrijgbaar in...

Dit is de verkorte versie van het originele artikel. Het volledige, Engelse testrapport vind je hier.De Xiaomi Black Shark is geen gaming-smartphone voor iedereen, maar het is een uitzonderlijk toestel met een overschot aan rekenkracht in een...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Recensione dello Smartphone Xiaomi Black Shark


Il sogno di un giocatore diventato realta' ? Lo Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone offre un sistema di raffreddamento a liquido, un case metallico dal design industriale, e un gamepad opzionale. I gamers dovranno sgranare gli occhi davanti a questo...

estremamente veloce ; conveniente ; high-quality, chassis particolare ; display con ampio spazio-colore ; schermo luminoso ; buona fotocamera ; ottime prestazioni di gioco ; lunga durata della batteria

schermo non high-frame rate ; Wi-Fi debole ; nessun slot microSD ; nessun jack audio 3.5 mm ; mancano alcune bande LTE Europee ; nessuna garanzia ; si scalda molto sotto sforzo ; display con latenza elevata ; software disponibile solo in Inglese

Dato che per ora Xiaomi Black Shark non è disponibile in versione internazionale, altri cellulari adatti al gioco sono sicuramente una scelta più ragionevole per i clienti europei: Il Black Shark richiede all'utente di installare manualmente i servizi...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Juan Garzon (

Xiaomi Black Shark [análisis]: Un celular que casi se transforma en una Nintendo Switch


El celular Xiaomi Black Shark no quiere sorprendernos con tecnología revolucionaria, sino que ofrece la posibilidad de conectar controles de videojuegos a cada lado del celular para tener una mejor experiencia de videojuegos móviles.

El ; tiene un diseño que le permite convertirse en una especie de Nintendo Switch (con controles en sus extremos). Tiene un excelente rendimiento, sus controles son un placer de usar con videojuegos y su precio es muy razonable.

El celular tiene un diseño no tan moderno como otros, no es resistente al agua, no tiene NFC, conector de audífonos tradicional y no es compatible con carga inalámbrica. Además, su software presenta algunos problemas y conectar los controles requiere...

El Xiaomi Black Shark no intenta ofrecer la pantalla más fluida, ni el mejor sistema de enfriamiento, sino que se enfoca en realmente hacer mejor los videojuegos móviles añadiendo controles físicos a cada lado.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Metzger (

Solides Smartphone ohne Gaming-Mehrwert


Das Black Shark bietet ein gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis, wird aber der Bezeichnung "Gaming-Smartphone" nur optisch gerecht. Es mangelt an Besonderheiten, die bei Spielen einen richtigen Mehrwert bieten, denn der Controller ist eine Farce und die...

schnelle Oberklasse-Hardware; überraschend gute Kameras; geringer Preis im Vergleich zu anderen Smartphones; lange Akkulaufzeit und schnelles Aufladen

Oberfläche nicht griffig genug; kaum Gaming-Funktionen; kein besonderes Display; wird schnell warm und drosselt in Benchmarks; mitgeliefertes Gamepad kaum nutzbar

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Lucia Massaro (

Xiaomi Black Shark, ancora l'Android più potente per AnTuTu


Xiaomi Black Shark è ancora al vertice della classifica benchmark di AnTuTu per il mese di luglio. Oppo Find X e Vivo Nex S completano il podio.

Aug, 2018

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