Black Shark 5 Pro Gaming Review: Ultra Gaming For Competitive Players

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As a professional gaming phone, the solution given by the Black Shark 5 Pro is to use the industry’s largest anti-gravity dual VC liquid cooling system, combined with graphene thermal conductive materials, its heat dissipation efficiency has reached the top level of passive heat dissipation.

In other words, the Black Shark 5 Pro will be the most powerful new Snapdragon 8 mobile phone (passive cooling). The Black Shark 5 Pro uses a 5320mm² super liquid-cooled VC pure copper vapor chamber. The area of ​​the vapor chamber is nearly 2 times that of other flagship mobile phones. Between the chip and the VC vapor chamber, a pure copper direct contact design is adopted. , and with the graphene thermal conductive material with phase change properties, it can easily suppress the new Snapdragon 8 processor.

As for how much performance can be released, later tests will tell you. The stacking of the Black Shark 5 Pro is not limited to heat dissipation, such as:

1. SSD + UFS 3.1 disk array combination

The ROM of the Black Shark 5 Pro is a RAID 0 disk array system composed of UFS3.1+SSD. The sequential read speed can reach 3000MB/s, which is comparable to the top PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD on the desktop.

2. 108M Main Camera

In terms of taking pictures, Black Shark is also well-intentioned, bringing a 100-megapixel sensor to the Black Shark mobile phone for the first time, and it is also equipped with a 13-megapixel wide-angle and 5-megapixel telephoto macro lenses.

3. Top audio modules

When the Black Shark 4 Pro was launched, it won first place in the DxoMark audio list, while the Black Shark 5 Pro continued to upgrade in terms of audio, with two built-in 1216P speakers and a 0.8mm amplitude, equivalent to two 1.5cc The sound cavity is almost comparable to that of high-end notebooks.

In addition, it also adopts a 4-driver audio solution, equipped with 2 14V SMART PAs and 2 audio Boost ICs. It has achieved the industry’s top-level in terms of bass and mid-high, and it is the first in the DxoMark audio list.

4. 6.67-inch OLED screen

The screen uses a 6.67-inch 144Hz high-brush OLED flexible straight screen from Samsung, with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 5 million:1 contrast ratio, supports HDR10+, 5 million:1 contrast ratio, supports 144Hz refresh rate, and 720Hz Touch sampling rate. The peak brightness is over 1300nit.

Although this screen is used by many flagship mobile phones, it at least proves that the screen of the Black Shark 5 Pro is not a shortboard.

In addition to the hardware, there is also an exclusive “Black Shark Game Space” in the Black Shark gaming phone. You can set the game mode at wills, such as selecting the extreme speed mode to obtain higher performance or setting the floating window to display the current frame rate, CPU frequency, and mobile phone. power consumption.

In addition, the Black Shark 5 Pro is also equipped with 2 independent physical shoulder buttons, which can be directly exhaled by dialing the side button.

With the “Black Shark Game Space”, you can set various macros for the shoulder buttons, such as custom click, double click, multiple clicks, one-button double gun, etc. These functions can bring a more enjoyable gaming experience in actual games.

Black Shark 5 Pro parameters are as follows:

Display

The front of the Black Shark 5 Pro uses a hollow right-angle screen design with extremely narrow borders on all sides. In the middle is a 6.67-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2400*1080, a 144Hz refresh rate, a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut display, support for HDR10+, and a contrast ratio of 5 million:1.

The Black Shark 5 Pro adopts a centered hole-digging screen design, which will not block important information when playing games. The back is AG matte design, the matte feel is as warm as jade, and it will not be easily stained with fingerprints. Logo and textured details on the back.

The rear camera is a combination of a 108M main camera + 13MP wide-angle + 5MP telephotos macro lens. On the top is the speaker opening on the left and the microphone on the right. The bottom of the phone has a SIM card slot, a microphone, a Type-C charging port, and a speaker opening.

PD fast charging, supports 5V3A, 9V3A, 11V6A, 20V6A output specifications, and the maximum output power is 120W.

It can charge not only your phone but also your laptop’s power adapter.

Performance Test

1. GFXbench

There are several scenes in GFXbench that consume CPU and GPU resources and take a long time. Most of the previous new generation of new Snapdragon 8 flagship mobile phones will be reduced in frequency due to high temperature in the later stage of the test without exception, and the later the test item, the lower the score.

The results of the Black Shark 5 Pro are a bit surprising.

The 1080P Aztec Ruins OpenGL frame rate is 114FPS, and the 1080P Aztec Ruins Vulkan frame rate is 127FPS, both of which are the standard of the new Snapdragon 8 flagship phone. After all, the first two projects are the beginning, the phone has not yet heated up, and everyone’s performance is similar.

But look closely at the last two projects, the 1080P Manhattan off-screen frame rate is 255FPS, and the 1080P T-Rex off-screen frame rate is 439FPS.

The difference here comes out. For many of the new Snapdragon 8 flagship phones we have tested before, the 1080P Manhattan off-screen frame rate is about 200FPS, and the 1080P T-Rex off-screen frame rate is even less than 300FPS. Compared with the Black Shark 5 Pro, it has increased by about 25% and 40% respectively.

2. Geekbench 5

Geekbench 5 has been tested 3 times, the highest single-core score is 1236, and the best multi-core performance is 3750, which is also a very standard performance of the new Snapdragon 8.

3. AnTuTu

The total score of Black Shark 5 Pro AnTuTu is 1,043,475, which is basically the highest score in passive cooling. Most of the new Snapdragon 8 mobile phones can only just exceed 1 million points.

4. Master Lu

Master Lu has a total score of 1,174,569, ranking first in the performance score list, 100,000 points higher than the Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro, which also uses the new Snapdragon 8 processor. (Of course, this ranking is not accurate enough, after all, there are still many mobile phone running points that have not been included).

5. Androbench

In the Androbench test, the score of the Black Shark 5 Pro is very ferocious, the UFS 3.1+SSD RAID 0 disk array performance almost reaches the level of the top PCIe 3.0 SSD on the PC, the sequential read is 2951MB/s, very close to 3GB/s, 4K Random read 578MB/s, 4K random write 533MB/s.

Game Test

1. King’s Glory

Picture settings: very high frame rate, ultra-high-resolution, high-definition picture quality, anti-aliasing turned on.

The Black Shark 5 Pro easily ran 120FPS, the CPU core frequency was 1.29GHz, and the COU occupancy rate was 56%.

2. Peace Elite

Tested in smooth (90FPS), HDR high-definition (60FPS), and three image quality modes. In addition, all tests have anti-aliasing and shadows turned on.

In the smooth (90FPS) mode, the frame rate has been stable at 90FPS, the CPU core frequency is 1.4GHz, and the CPU load is 57%. In this mode, the Black Shark 5 Pro still has a very large performance margin that has not been used.

In HDR high-definition (60FPS) mode, it can easily run at 60FPS, the CPU core frequency is 1.65GHz, and the CPU load is 71%. Although there is only 60FPS in this mode, the demand for processor performance is higher than 90FPS.

3. Glory of the King

Whether it is “Glory of the King” or “Peace Elite”, they basically pose no threat to the Black Shark 5 Pro. Now it is the turn of the legendary mobile phone hardware killer-“Yuan Shen”.

Turn on Ultra High Quality and unlock the 60FPS frame rate limit. The Black Shark 5 Pro can easily stabilize at 60FPS. The CPU core frequency is 1.56GHz, and the occupancy rate has reached an exaggerated 70%.

Cameras

Although the Black Shark 5 Pro is positioned as a gaming phone, it does not make up the number of lenses. The rear camera adopts a combination of 108M main camera + 13 million wide-angle + 5 million telephoto macro.

This is a sample taken by the macro lens of the Black Shark 5 Pro. The details of the picture are rich, and the background blur is also beautified by the algorithm. The three-dimensional effect of the whole flower is extremely strong.

This is also a finished product with a macro lens. The color reproduction is in place, which is quite pleasing, and the edge blur is not accidental.

The 2x zoom is obtained by cropping the 108M main camera, and it can also shoot relatively transparent and layered pictures under the backlight.

In terms of night scene shooting, Black Shark has developed a new generation of polar night algorithms.

As can be seen from the above proofs, even in a very dark background, the Black Shark5 Pro can display various bright and dark details through the ultra-high light input, which has surpassed what the human eye can see, and the lights and text are restored. in place.

Battery

1. Charging rate test

Use up all the power before charging and testing, and shut down the whole process when charging. The charging speed of the Black Shark5 Pro is a bit unbelievable. At first, it can charge 12% per minute. When it reaches 50%, it only takes 4 minutes, and it is already 80% charged in the 8th minute.

After the power reached 80%, the charging speed began to decrease significantly, and it took 6 minutes from 80% to 100%. It took 14 minutes in total to go from 0 to 100% full charge.

2. Battery life test

The Black Shark5 Pro has a built-in large-capacity lithium battery with a capacity of 4650mAh. We use the battery dog ​​APP to continuously run 3D games, videos, web browsing, and other scenarios to test the battery life. During the test, no SIM card was inserted, Wi-Fi was turned on, and the screen brightness was 50%.

The total test time is 6 hours and 55 minutes, and the power consumption is 79%. Based on this calculation, if the test is fully charged until the power is exhausted, it should last about 9 hours.

This figure is about 1-2 hours longer than most flagship phones equipped with the new Snapdragon 8 processor.

PS Because the Black Shark5 Pro has a built-in dual-cell battery with a capacity of 4650mAh, most third-party apps cannot accurately identify its real capacity. For example, the battery dog ​​here shows 4040mAh, which is not accurate.

3. Genshin life test

The test starts at 3:40 pm, the remaining power of the phone is 73%, and the highest picture quality of “Genshin Impact” is turned on at 60FPS, and it can be seen that the battery discharge rate is 957mA. At 3:59, the battery dropped to 63%.

That is 10% power down in 19 minutes. Based on this calculation, at the highest picture quality, the Black Shark5 Pro can last for 3 hours of “Genshin Impact” game time.

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Verdict

With the support of the industry’s largest anti-gravity dual VC liquid cooling system, the performance of the Black Shark 5 Pro is much better than the previous new Snapdragon 8 mobile phone with passive cooling.

The most typical test is the GFXbench test. Most Snapdragon 8 flagship phones will be greatly reduced in frequency in the later stage of the test, resulting in a 1080P T-Rex off-screen frame rate of less than 300FPS, while the Black Shark 5 Pro has a frame rate of 430FPS. 40% higher performance.

As for the game test, there is currently no game that can drain the performance of the Black Shark 5 Pro. Even if it is “Genshin Impact”, the Black Shark 5 Pro can easily stabilize the highest picture quality of 60FPS under low load.

In terms of charging, the Black Shark 5 Pro may be the fastest charging mobile phone today. It can be charged from 0 to 50% in 4 minutes, and it only takes 14 minutes to be fully charged to 100%, which is incredible.

The positioning of the Black Shark has always been the flagship gaming phone, and it was relatively conservative in taking pictures before. This time, the Black Shark 5 Pro introduced a 108M camera for the first time, as well as 13MP wide-angle and 5MP telephoto macro lenses, plus a new generation of self-developed polar night algorithms. According to the actual photos, the camera level of the Black Shark 5 Pro has reached the level of a 3,000 yuan mobile phone.

Of course, as a gaming phone, gaming can be said to be the job of Black Shark 5 Pro. The combination of the shoulder keys and the “Black Shark Game Space” greatly expands the gameplay of the game, and can also kill enemies more effectively in many competitive games.

Coupled with the top performance release of the new Snapdragon 8 processor and the silky experience provided by the 144Hz high-brush screen, who else is the current gaming phone apart from the Black Shark 5 Pro?

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