Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Review – Better Than Others? (English)

Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Review – Better Than Others? (English)


Hi guys Chris here back with the Black
Shark so this is Xiaomi’s first gaming mobile phone so it’s gaming focused you
can see we’ve got this add-on joypad if you haven’t seen on my unboxing this is
a bluetooth joypad that you can clip onto it but you have to have the case on
the phone so in this video here I’m just gonna
focus on the gaming performance so we’ll see what kind of frame rates we’re gonna
get if we’re gonna see any slowdown and then right at the end of this video as
well check the thermals over just physically to see how hot is it getting
on the back yard notice that it does actually get a little bit warm there and
that’s to be expected when you’re gaming for long durations now if you also
missed that unboxing I’ll quickly to show you the antutu scores so it is
really good you can see it’s massive the score that’s probably one of the highest
you will see until probably the one plus six comes out so the Snapdragon 845 with
the Adreno 630 GPU and six gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of internal storage
here that’s ufs 2.1 spec so a very very quick phone now the UI on it is joy UI
version one it’s quite lightweight it’s not as heavy as me UI it’s just like a
skin that’s on top of Android 8 so for this video to get the maximum
performance I’m gonna be using what’s called shark space that’s that dedicated
switch so you switch that up you go into shark space you’re gonna get no
interruptions it is also supposed to boost the gaming
performance now just give you a very quick overview on this this video is
about focusing on the gaming but all your games are listed in here normally
they are automatically added if they’re not then you have to go through the menu
system here and just add those games to that so every single game you need to
actually set up the controller so you go into the game pad here when you swipe
down on the home bottom it brings this up so you need to remove around the
on-screen controls so you can see right now here I’ve got this already set up
and configured for pub G so tapping this that is actually gonna be my scope to
zoom in that one there’s this going to be the fire button and you see moving
that around that it’s going to be the movement now if you don’t like the
movement then you could actually move that over to aiming if you wanted to aim
with the joystick then that is possible to set that up at anyway let’s get into
the game play and see how it performs so I thought I’d quickly show you the start
here because often you get a bit of lag and you see that it’s very smooth right
now rendering all those different players in there that’s not a problem
but now and then you do see a little bit of stutter here and there and it’s not
running full 60 frames per second I don’t have an FPS counter on this but I
can tell that it’s just not 100% it’s not 60 frames per second i know this
because i’ve been playing other games that do have frames
counters on them so you can see the FPS and when they’re running 60 you really
do know is this to me as around about 40 or something like that so one thing to
point out with these controls is that you can’t get the sprint block because
the joysticks just not gonna push up further enough so there’s one thing to
think about too when you’re playing this game so if you want to lock the sprint
then you still have to do it with your finger there manually and the way i have
it configured so the scope is just here to look down on at least the barrel i
want to have this scope so that’s easy enough to switch to that it’s quite
quick and then of course do fire that also means that for driving of course
the controls aren’t set up so again gonna have to just switch back to using
the touchscreen so it might actually just be more comfortable just to go with
the touchscreen to start with so this next time i’m looking at is called
lineage revolutions and this is probably one of the most demanding games actually
that i’ll test out you sometimes see a little bit of stuttering lag so the
graphics is very demanding it’s another one those ones based on the Unreal
Engine so I did have to configure the controls a little bit I did have some
problems with the gamepad if you sit it right on where the joystick is with the
on-screen buttons it didn’t actually work too well so this is how I saved it
I’ll just set up the attack on one of the the triggers here on the top of
course I’ll just show you quickly a bit of gameplay so using that trigger it’s
not super comfortable as I mentioned in the unboxing and my follow-up review
that it’s sometimes it’s just easier to use the on-screen controls of course
we’ve got way more buttons here I’ve only got two bands on this so there’s
not a lot there but the performance of this game is good it’s just now and then
you see a little bit of slowdown so it’s definitely not running a continual 60
frames per second not at least with this demanding game this total now is called
standoff – and it’s super similar to Counter Strike him
just a ripoff of counter-strike but of course running here on Android no do you
have the trigger set up so the triggers are for firing and whoops a manage to
trigger the menu don’t know how I managed to do that should actually be
disabled and define the controls a little bit difficult on this one oh did
already you see with the frames counter at least this game actually has an FPS
counter on it it’s 59 60 frames per second the whole time no matter how many
players are on the server and what’s been rendered in front of you it’s
always a steady 60 frames per second so it’s really really smooth very fast as
you can see here so this run runs perfect now one other question that did
pop up is what about the built-in screen recorder now it’s right here the quality
is not that great so some of the free screen recorders you will get off Google
Play Store actually do a better job because they record audio there’s no
settings for this it’s either on or off it just starts recording here so you can
set it up to start recording like it’s on right now but the problem with it is
it does not record any audio from the game or the microphones this next title
is Ashfield extreme in this one it’s better without a controller really so
I’m going to be using the accelerometer for the steering and everything as you
normally would see it’s running fine a couple of little
stutters here and there the starter here now is shadow fight
three really good looking game and let’s see what it’s like now with the joystick seems to be a little bit easier in fact
to control and pretty easy one there for me so this
total here is called critical ops and it does also have a frame counter right up
here you can see 59 frames per second the whole time and yes it’s another
Counter Strike clone as you can see well bomb defusing planting bombs things like
that well and I’m about to die okay one kill well let’s set something to so it does make the controls a lot
easier I find having the joypad but it’s not entirely comfortable I’m starting to
get a little of a sore hand because of how small it is
and this title here is hit or hero’s of incredible tales quite a graphically
demanding game it does look really good too and this is running fine you see the
occasional little stutter but I think it’s more to do with the internet and
things loading in so these are the settings that I have on that’s in the
game panel as well I thought to show you this so the framerate optimization this
apparently supposed to boost performance this is some sort of acceleration
service I think it’s using a VPN to make things a little bit faster with your
ping times a super touch that just increases the touch response there I
haven’t honestly noticed much difference at all between having it on or off it
seems to the same to me now game lab this is to do with the LED lights that
are on the back of this but this seems to only work in China or with Chinese
games so I do actually have this enabled it is on the light effect this is the
LEDs that will light up actually behind the logo so it will change color will
turn red and it’s basically RGB there is also some lights in here but I’ve never
seen it actually come on for any of the games that I have tested so that’s why I
think it’s just Chinese only titles that it supports
so this title is World of Tanks and this one I feel is a little bit better to
control actually with the controller here you can see just for getting around
with the tanks sometimes can be a little bit awkward and I’ve configured the
controller so one is just a toggle magnification to zoom right and the
other of course is to fire and I find that works quite well
but no issues with the framerate like all of the games I have tested every
single game is running super smooth really good frame rates here this I
would say is running at 60 frames per second without a doubt this is just so
smooth od and I’m about to probably die here okay so I haven’t covered every single
game here but that is it for this video otherwise it will be too long I hit
something like 20 different games requested but just know that it’s going
to run in every single game the Snapdragon 805 on this mobile on any
mobile like the me mix 2s ok so this thing is barely getting warm it’s around
30 degrees there you can see just on the back and I have actually been gaming for
about an hour and a half I spend a lot of time downloading things as well and
using it and gaming so that’s not bad at all it barely gets warm it’s a lot
cooler than the surface of the meme x2 is differently that one seems to heat up
a bit where it does get a little bit warm where I have seen it hit 35 degrees
which is still nothing is when you’re charging at the same time and gaming so
I have done about 6 hours of gaming now in total with this gamepad and I can
safely say that it’s a little uncomfortable at times I’m finding that
I’m getting a bit of a cramp or ache in my thumb here so that is not good and
really is it worth getting it just for that controller I don’t think it is just
get yourself something like this one of these controllers there’s so many out
there all these different models Bluetooth controllers and there are apps
out there that you can map the on-screen controls using a Bluetooth controller so
the games that don’t support it you can’t actually get it to work and
that’ll work quite well the good thing about this of course this is very
similar the ergonomics to an Xbox 360 controller so this is really comfortable
you’re not going to get any cramps with us when you can play for hours on end
and yours gotta flip this up and example the mix 2s you can put that right in
there and there you go okay gaming like this is a lot more comfortable cause
it’s a bulky joystick it’s not as small as this but it really depends on on what
you need to heat something that’s more portable okay this is alright and and
using it especially I’ve noticed in games like World of Tanks it does make
it a lot more easier to control your tank to drive around and things so it
does help out thanks a lot for watching this gaming review here now I’m working
towards the full review of the Black Shark here I also have in my position as
well the Mi 6x if you’re interested in that check out my unboxing video and I
will also be taking a look at shell mise me gaming laptop hopefully next week

100 thoughts on “Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Review – Better Than Others? (English)

  1. You have cooled this phone, you rewind the video. Please show temperature of phone after gaming, but without rewind, i want to know the truth….

  2. Hey, I’ve watched other reviews where they activated “gaming mode”, making the ram works focusing on the game. The games you complained about worked great for them. Have you done that earlier?

  3. @TechTablets please include gaming using network data on your next video. not all of us game on wifi all the time. Thanks

  4. Hi bro, Im using this phone. Just to point out something u might be missing…
    1. You CAN record screen with audio from MIC. Setting – other setting – screen record setting – audio source.
    2. In pubg mobile u can certainly sprint. Did u notice that when u key mapping the joystick, u can actually resize it? I make it big enough to sprint.
    Other than that good review, and I love this phone so much at this price!

  5. Anyone can tell, are this phone are good for gaming? Especially when we want to record when we playing as well?

  6. Hey …..Hello Mister….Can I have 1 just like that phone……I just saw that phone in my classmate…there phone was so intense…..That they play PUBG…But I can't because my phone is Samsung Galaxy V it's an old phone…but I love it…….🙋

    It's my dream Phone…

  7. Please play rules of survival on max graphic and play match in fireteam ,,i want to buy it but i just want to see it lags or not..

  8. Man they made gaming phone with pad for left side of phone but no right side pad where most of buttons are located in games ? What a fkin joke. Basicaly you still need to press shitty touch screen buttons.

  9. You’re fucking stupid, u had to enable 60FPS and Ultra HD graphics to test a PUBG Mobile on that phone ? OMG how u can be so stupid

  10. You’re losing all credibility hear the game is capped at 30 frames per second, do your research first before you spout off from bullshit…

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