Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Xiaomi Black Shark Unboxing & Hands-On Review (English)

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Hi guys so Xiaomi's just been pumping out mobile phones have it now they've

even created now their own gaming brand of mobile phones and this is the first

model this is called the Black Shark so it's powered by Snapdragon 845 with

adreno 630 GPU it has six to eight gigabytes of RAM 64 go outs of storage

or 128 now I've got the 64 gigabyte model so here's the optional control and

they're the slots on to the top so it's going to be connecting up via bluetooth

because there are no connections on the top there it seems very lightweight that

box and you can see we do have some little triggers on the side of it and

here is the black sharp and you can see that its logo that's gonna be throughout

on this mobile phone so a bit of gamer bling of course it's got to have the

gamer black the red or the green like all gaming devices in case you

questioned whether it was a gaming device or not okay so this little slip

on the top here that says you're a gamer let's shark alright so here's the phone

and that is huge it's not actually as heavy as I thought it was gonna be so

that's a good thing it's got a protective slip over it there so first

impressions it definitely looks gamer you because you can see around the edges

here that green now there's that switch I think it is for the gaming modes you

just switch that up or down it's got a little bit of a texture on there and we

do have the dual SIM trader on the side so at the top there you can see the dual

LED flash dual tone we've got the two cameras here so one 20 megapixels, one 12 now

it's got this area here is like a plastic this is well like have a matte

plastic but the build quality of this says excellent actually feels really

good in hand not bad at all and not as thick as I thought it was going to be

I'll measure the weight and the thickness of it in just a second so you

can see down the bottom here it says black shark obviously and then we have

what looks like two speakers perhaps were probably actually one of these will

be the microphone the type C port there these are the antenna strips so this

type C port has another green accent in there just to remind you again that it's

a gaming device so we've got some volume buttons there

they're made out of metal and the power on button that does feel really good

curved edges but excellent build quality no problems whatsoever with this so a

home button, slash fingerprint reader there on the front taking a closer look

at the cameras I can tell straight away that this does not have optical image

stabilization I don't think it was actually advertised I was not expecting

it and there is that s logos so it's not as offensive as I thought it was gonna

be the press images made it look like that this cuz was gonna be like some

super hyper fluorescent green that's gonna stand out but it's not as bad as I

thought so 198 grams and this is probably why it

doesn't actually feel that heavy to me because I'm used to a very similar

weight with the Xiaomi mimicks 2s they're almost identical so the

thickness comes in at nine point five five millimeters there is really no

thickest point there is no camera bold it doesn't actually stick out any more

than the rest of the mobile phone so one thing I've noticed too that because of

the way they've styled us that it maybe feels a little bit better when you're

using it in landscape mode here just gives a little bit more grip it does not

feel slippery either which is good so let's take a look at what else we get

inside the box I think there's a case in here and least I'm hoping there is so in

this area here we've got the Sun tool and yes there's the case so it's just

one of those well bumper style cases here so it's just going to go around the

outside protecting the edges cutouts there for all your ports form that

little switch at the top and of course it's branded there with black shark

so that just clipped on very easily and it almost looks like it is part of the

phone so it's not giving too much protection really it's gonna cover the

edges here but it looks like it's not really going to protect the screen if

you light down flat it's not going to actually raise up there because it's

it's lying flush with the screen edge there and it's not gonna protect along

here but all the corners and things are protected at least from drops so that's

one good thing there and you can still access that switch the gaming mode and

then the power and volume buttons easy as well so we also get like a Quick

Start Guide there that is in Chinese and here we have just a warranty card thing

and they have included a screen protector which is great so here we have

two other little boxes on here so in this compartment is actually labeled

power adapter in English see here it is so this should be a Qualcomm quick

charge one and the maximum output there is 12 volts 1.5 amps a black type C 2

USB cable and also a type C 2 3.5 millimeter adapter and now the

controller of course if you're interested in checking this one out see

there it is you can see and it's got a rubber textured little thumb controller

and that is very light that only seems to weigh like a 20 grams or something

like that there is a button right here what looks like an LED within it and

there probably should be a type C port on this to charge it okay there we go

that is up the top and there is a little button here so this must be I have the

release button when you clip it on it looks to be actually there's like a

mechanism in there you can just see there so that's how it's going to latch

into it so that must be those little dimples either side to keep that clipped

on that was on the case and at the top here one little button there and two

triggers now they're not an analog trigger trigger this one is just digital

to straight on and off the same with the top button there so you can see if you

want to use the joystick you must use that case because otherwise it's just

not gonna stay in place and will fall out oh and the back of it it says Black

Shark and it's a textured rubber so this gives quite a bit of grip to it so it

looks like they've used quite a large dpi here and here's the programs we've

got installed on this it doesn't seem to have a lot of bloatware normally with

the xiaomi phones they crammed on a lot of chinese stuff that's completely

irrelevant to people outside of china so first have a look and see what's asking

for permission locations just to go into settings that's interesting so here we

go about phone running Android 8 Oreo so it's only 8.0 I was expecting hope for

the 8.1 now there could be some patches coming out for this it's got some joy UI

build as the first one as well so that's the uija this is using this is not me UI

this is joy UI which is something completely different here now they've

got room down the bottom on the bottom bezel to have hardware keys here and

they do have them but just they don't light up so that's good to see so

there's a recent apps back of course and then tapping this will take us home so

you can see the memory use on first boot here we get free 4.2 gigabytes so that's

plenty Android is taking up 1.8 let's have a look at its storage to this being

a 64 gigabyte model not a lot of free space there we've already used 12.6 so

I'll quickly test out the fingerprint reader and that's pretty quick but not

the fastest actually there bit of a see a delay of about one second you can see

that's definitely not as fast as my me macstew is perhaps some optimization is

needed there but I mean that's not bad at all it's literally what about under

that's definitely under a second at least so here's the end to to score very

very good score here this is really high for an Android device but it's not

really that much higher than the show me me mix 2's with the same exact chipset

so they more or less got the same performance so you would have noticed

that the case has these two little indentations here these tiny little

dimples there's actually where the handles going to clip on so the joypad

will clip into this show you now so you just gotta line them both up and it

slots in you will hear a little click and that is on there that is really

solid that's not to go anywhere because it's got their whole case around it so

that's supporting it keeping that locked on you can hold it one-handed there it's

very rigid and it does feel comfortable but this is definitely not Xbox 360 Xbox

one or ps3 4 controller comfortable yeah it has small it's designed to be

portable of course so you can see a little light here so that's below

because I've paired this up with bluetooth of course it turns red when

you're charging and then it will turn I think it was green or blue once fully

charged it does not take long at all to charge I connected it up it probably

really came with quite a bit of battery in there and you can see how it is on

the rear so that's very sturdy of course we've got that rubber on the back here

so it gives us plenty of grip when gaming and it is quite comfortable so

I'll show you the gamer mode now so you flip the switch up and that is going to

enable it it just warms you so what this is going to do is gonna kill background

tasks it's going to put you I think into do not disturb mode or silent mode so

you won't be interrupted with calls and I'll just test it out till I think

tapping the home button if it accidentally tapped that it's gonna do

nothing no you can see there you need to flip the switch it's just telling you

there that you need to toggle that and that's good so that means it's gonna

keep you gaming you're not accidentally going to end up on the home screen which

can often happen on a lot of other mobile so it's good having that switch

there so it will automatically detect a few games here and then add them now

ones that weren't added automatically I've just added them in here I've got a

couple of settings here at the top now this is to do with the joystick I've

already got it connected up it tells you your power and I did have a firmware

update for the little joy pad for it already so it seems they've done some

sort of patch or something and you can have a look at the calibration here

unfortunately this parts got a bit of Chinese in fact not all of it is in

Chinese here so it's just telling you you can see there for example the CPU

use the GPU use and things like that I think it's when you swipe the home

button that's when you bring up that menu there so the other options we get

are no notifications whatsoever it's going to block them out completely so

you can just toggle that on or off no calls on or off of course extreme mode

there so what I think that is doing is just changing the governor from

interactive just to force it on all clocks so all calls are running at

maximum I'm going to give us maximum performance that of course will choose

through the battery life faster and we've got here clear round two so you've

got any background processes eating up the RAM you simply just tap this and

it'll let you know see there we go it just cleared out 37 megabytes so looking

now how it handles pub G so you use your finger to look around as you would be

you don't need to use the joystick kid to control anymore because that's now

taken over by the hardware joystick so it's gonna make things a little bit easy

for moving around especially you can sort of strap to the left or something

like that when you're aiming and shooting at people it's gonna make life

a bit easier now the button at the top I've noticed that doesn't really well it

makes you control the aim there but it cannot look at this it goes all over the

place so I don't think that is configured properly I'm not too sure

just at this point yet how to configure it now the top big trigger doesn't do

anything so you still have to shoot either that button which is gonna be

easier or this one oh well someone's actually trying to kill me and luckily I

managed to kill them before they killed me so it's gonna make gaming a little

bit easier and as far as the framerate goes I mean this is really smooth this

is one of the smoothest experiences you're gonna get of course with a

Snapdragon 805 in a game like pub G here see when I go and zoom in they're really

smooth so this is a question that commonly pops up here treble check so

yes it's supporting treble because it's running Android eight Oreo and this is

for more seamless OS updates and the good news is it's both partition a and B

so since this is a gaming mobile and it does not have a 3.5 millimeter headphone

jack it better have good speakers and luckily it does so the extra-wide

earpiece at the top also houses another speaker so it does have dual speakers on

here this is great and I think because it's a little bit bigger is also why it

has a little bit of meds in here and it's a little bit more punch here than

the typical ones we see like on shammies mmx2 all the mimics 2s it's a loud

speaker down here on the bottom is doing most of the work and it's just that one

there that adds to it so I'll give you a sample of it now

so I'll give you a quick look at the screen here so so far my tears no

complaints whatsoever it's bright the viewing angles they're good for an IPS

panel the touch sensitivity and accuracy is excellent color reproduction looks

good no complaints with the white balance or everything like that it's

just a little strange isn't it that Xiaomi didn't opt for a hundred and

twenty Hertz panel in this with that higher refresh rate just making things

super smooth then but it's only just a standard 60 Hertz panel which is a shame

then they could have competed directly then with a braces phone but overall it

is a decent screen and good and I feel it's actually better than the Xiaomi

mimics two S's screen so quick look now at the camera application no surprises

here it's using Xiaomi's mui 9.5 camera app there's portrait mode for the rear

camera so you can get the blurred backgrounds there's no portrait mode

with the front-facing camera even though whether the sensor can I think you can

do it because it's software they use that AI is what they've been advertising

and the likes of the rid me note 5 and other mobile so if you want that on the

front facing camera then you're going to be disappointed unless they decide to

later add that on so you've got the same typical modes and settings here won't

really go into this into too much detail so for video I've noticed that we're

going to get the same modes you get on the mimics 2s considering it's using the

same chipset so the video encoder you can actually set this to a TVC for that

codec of course that's a high performance codec whether the smaller

file size but the compatibility isn't that great especially with a lot of

video editors and Windows machines and things like that for playback you're

gonna have to install codecs image stabilization of course this is just

going to be electronic image stabilization hopefully it's gonna work

in 4k because it doesn't work on 4k on the Memex to us yet now give you a few

samples here from the camera this is just an initial first look I will go

into a little bit more detail and give you more samples in the final and full

review of this mobile so this is a sample from the front-facing camera and

I can see that it's got the typical show-me problem that's popped up lately

that it's overexposed because it's actually really overcast here and a lot

darker than what I'm seeing on screen to be able to see the clouds up here but

you can't see anything at all so that's not good to see so I'll give you a short

sample here from the rear camera this is shooting 4k I do have electronic image

stabilization enabled but I can see that clearly it does not seem to be working

so just like this show me mimics 2s audio is better though than the show me

mimics to us the focus I've noticed as in as good this does not have dual pixel

autofocus and unfortunately phase detection autofocus you can see it does

do a little bit of focus hunting now and then but I don't mean it's locking on to

the guy there that's not too bad and I'll just do a quick stability test here

you can see it is shaking all over the place so not good hopefully show me can

patch this and enable key is with 4k video because the chipset can certainly

handle it

alright guys so first impressions the design of it the build quality is good

the design is it's interesting it is different the way it looks it definitely

looks like a gamer mobile phone there's no mistaking it with the green axon the

typical black and red or black and green accents screen gaming doesn't I don't

know why manufacturers must do that it doesn't bother me as much as I thought

it would when I saw the press images I thought wow that you know that's that's

a little bit ugly isn't it I mean it's not wonderful looking I definitely

prefer the Memex 2's over this one in terms of the build and the style of it

but it's great that we do have this add-on little joystick here so it just

clips into the top and it really does help with games especially running

around in pop G it's just so much easier of course having Hardware controls

versus your touchscreen controls I always prefer and I pretty much sure

that everyone will agree with me that hardware controls are the way to go if

you can of course if you can plug in a joystick and use that you would so that

is great and it's really easy to remove it but I mean it is a huge robot phone

is massive compared to my me max to look at it almost as tall so yeah big but I

do like the loud speakers on this as well but else because they're good

better than than me mix to s and that's their flagship and this has better audio

as well in video better audio and voice call so far the main one call and yeah

that's actually better there which is good so battery life I'm not too sure

what its going to be but in my 20 minutes of gaming of pub G I lost about

10% battery life so I've got a calculating there you're looking at

around about 4 to 5 hours of full on gaming worth the performance gaming mode

enabled and using that little switch there on the left hand side so that's

going to chew through through the battery but it's going to give you the

maximum most optimal performance so you probably need to charge it at some point

you're gonna have to use a Bluetooth headset which comes to the obvious cons

yes no 3.5 millimeter headphone jack it's kind of crazy this is a gaming

device it really really really should have it so that's not great they also

the lacking microSD card Wow you know should have it so they're forcing us to

get the hundred and gigabyte model really because gamers are

going to need a lot of storage I don't see a lot of people opting for the 64

gigabytes because some games can be like 5 gigabytes can be really huge once you

install everything different levels for example like real racing 3 that game can

take up a lot of space there so yeah no microSD card and they're missing that

3.5 millimeter headphone jack if you can get over there so far it's looking like

a decent phone so what do you guys think in the comments they let me know about

the designer but did like the green around here do you think it's a little

bit over the top do you think you could put up with it or would you go for

something like charmese me max - it's personally I would go for the new MX 2s

same trip set pretty much the same exact and performance but the slimmer bezels

the shorter design and and I roll just a nicer feeling phone with ceramic on

there - now if you like Xiaomi products I will have the new me 6x coming up on

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