Black Shark 5 Pro

Released March 2022

Premium ($600-$800)
Black Shark 5 Pro

Summary


Pros

  • Amazing audio performance in all use cases
  • Impressive playback audio quality, even at maximum volume
  • Excellent timbre and wide stereo image
  • Excellent recording fidelity, even at high-SPL
  • Outstanding charging experience
  • Good display for gaming, with well-managed frame drops and accurate touch
  • Takes correct photos in non-challenging conditions, with an excellent macro feature

Cons

  • Few minor artifacts when pressing play or pause buttons
  • In recording, slight resonances in bass frequencies
  • Weak autonomy overall
  • Unstable brightness and color management in HDR10 videos
  • Lack of screen brightness and details under sunlight
  • Poor video-taking capabilities

Scores


101
camera
31st

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Camera Score i
101
45
Samsung Galaxy A05s
BEST 157

Sub-scores

Photo i
105
50
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 160
Bokeh i
55
20
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 80
Preview i
61
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
66
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 158
Top score
Huawei P60 Pro
Video i
104
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 158

Use Cases

BEST 149

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 132

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

94
display
44th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Display Score i
94
52
Realme C21
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Readability i
74
40
Realme C21
BEST 163
Color i
120
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 164
Video i
88
40
Realme C21
BEST 162
Motion i
130
54
Realme C21
BEST 159
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Touch i
108
40
Realme C21
BEST 170
Artifacts i
115
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 163
Top score
OnePlus Open
161
audio
2022
1st

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Audio Score i
Top score Best
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
Top score Best
74
Nokia 7.2
163

Use Cases

Top score Best

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Top score Best

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Top score Best

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
157
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 160
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Use Cases

BEST 169

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

Top score Best

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 158

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

105
battery
2022
23rd

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Battery Score i
105
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
80
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
174
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
Efficiency i
86
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
1 days 17h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
0h13
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
0h23
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
8h29 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Specifications


163.9 x 76.5 x 9.5mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

No water protection
No IP rating

Protection

Wired only

Charging

256/512 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide, spec.Tele Macro

Main camera
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