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Xiaomi Black Shark – Water Cooled Marketing Hype Or Legit? 24 Hours Later

Xiaomi Black Shark – Water Cooled Marketing Hype Or Legit? 24 Hours Later


hi guys Chris here with Xiaomi’s Black
Shark this is on the left and this is the Mi Mix 2’s that has the same exact
chipset so both of these Mobile’s have the Snapdragon 845 and both of them have
6 gigabytes of RAM now Xiaomi is marketing the black shark that I said
it’s got a water-cooled CPU the chipset on here now it’s liquid filled it’s got
like a transfer liquid that just it’s a chemical reaction inside there within
the the copper transfer heat pipe now there’ll be something very similar in
the show me me mix to it so it is basically just marketing hype marketing
BS now I’m running a throttling test here so this is CPU throttling test you
can get it off Play Store now every single CPU out there after a while will
throttle down now it’s rotting down to about 80% here you can see on the mimics
2s and what’s interesting to note that despite all that marketing about some
water-cooled chipset it’s actually throttling worse
on the black shark here you can see it’s got those red marks air it’s dipping
down performance to about 65 percent and you’ll notice there if you have a look
at the performance figures there you’ll see it’s actually slightly less now when
gaming I have noticed that I can see no visible difference between the
performance and how smooth it is on pop G hit and other games like Shadow 5/3
and things like that identical to me so don’t fall for that marketing high but
you’re gonna get some extra special performance cuz I don’t believe it to be
honest I don’t think it’s gonna be really happening and this kind of proves
it to me you can see that the thermals and the throttling that’s happening
there is actually of course worse on this one right here now there’s been a
lot of questions about the controller a lot of people that agree with me that
yes they should have used another control on the slide there were some
early press renders that were I don’t know whether they will leaked out or
they were just some people’s own renders it showed controllers either side now
this would be a lot more comfortable now I played a couple of hours I’ve done
some gaming on it now but a pub G and to be honest I don’t find the controller
that good the reason is these triggers at the top they’re not really that good
the the feedback you get from them that says
very shallow and if you don’t click it right on the end right here you notice
that sometimes you get even a missed click so I use this as the trigger and
that as to zoom into the scope with pub G at least so you can map the controls
and I’ll show you that I’ll get out of this now and that’s just to continue on
their performance is going to stay after about 20 minutes it’s still around 70%
and that’s not to be bad compared to some trips it’s like the mediatek ones
they drop down to 30% performance and throttle heavily and you do see lag and
games so you flip the switch there to go into that shark space mode it’s called
and you are able to tweak the controls so you’ve got this menu so if you swipe
up on the home button you can also bring up that little quick mean you’re so
swipe down that’s what you have to do and it’s going to tell you this the CPU
performance and the GPU a quick little just a little guide there to show you if
it’s been stressed out or not so under here so if you click on gamepad run the
gamepad before editing hang on oh I got to run a game sorry before I can do that
so I already showed you some of those settings in there so I’ll just briefly
run okay well since I’ve got I’ll go grim soul there’s and play this so once
you’ve got it loaded up now you can do that so here we go gamepad so for each
game you’re going to have settings here so you’re able to move this around so if
you don’t want that to be for example walking so you can use this to walk
around then you simply just move the on-screen control you can prefer it for
aiming say in pub G or another game like that then you’re able to do that so you
can move that these overlays to wherever you want so that coincides with the
buttons of course on screen because that’s just emulating the on-screen
buttons really that’s all it is doing so this button here even though it’s in
Chinese that is to save it so just quickly into into here and and to show
you I mean so at the moment you can see that is if it controls there from
walking around so if I needed to map for example the punch button there the
attack button then you just got to swipe again go into the game pad and I need to
move this so you can click the button to see which one it is ok so that’s the top
little shoulder that’s the big trigger one so move that trigger over here and
then simply save and you can see I’m at taking there so that’s pretty
straightforward for every single game it’s going to save that setting but you
have to add the game of course into that shark space mode there so there’s a
couple of people have asked some other things about the LED lighting now there
is a little LED light in here the logo now if you go through some seating menus
you can’t actually get it to change colors but you you can’t do that all the
time like you have to actually go into a special engineering mode to get this to
work and there is a seating here but it looks like it’s only detecting Chinese
games and going to work with Chinese games so I’ll just quickly show you I
got to get out of this so if you go through into what’s called like the
light mode I think it is lighting effects settings and that is all I’m but
I mean that’s gonna bring up the logo there but it’s I can’t actually just
demonstrate it on the spot you’ve got to go and type in this code and then go
through like the dialer will just code then to get it to go so it’s just a
little bit of RGB colors on the back a little bit of gamer bling there so
nothing really special now I don’t see why a lot of people would actually go
for this mobile phone over for example or something like the me mix twist was a
much better design it’s a lot shorter and you could just use a controller like
this so you can dock it into a controller connected up to bluetooth
with games that support it of course and this Bluetooth controller here is just
going to be so much more comfortable than using just that one side trigger
one here now you can use this with other mobile phones that was a common question
of course it’s just bluetooth so you can pair it up to any phone any Bluetooth
device and it’s going to work but the mapping the remapping that’s not going
to work because you need to have that shark’s based program on there the app
and of course it’s not going to clip in someone’s take your ball that foot on
the 1 + 5 t well it will kind of fit in the top there that’s fine but this is
gonna be loose it’s gonna fall off you’ve got a way to secure it because it
if she clips in as I showed in the unboxing video to the top of the the
case there so this screen it’s it’s good it is actually better there’s a few
things here better than the Memex 2’s not viewing and asking for a comparison
so when I’ve had them side-by-side yeah it definitely is a little bit better the
screen on the black shark here lightly better the loudspeakers so much
better the call quality as well as a lot better now within this earpiece as well
there is actually a microphone so that’s why the earpiece is slightly longer
because it’s actually just a mic in here so afford facing might so that’s going
to be good for games that support voice chat so pub G again I mean this is
really like a pub G ever ties mobile phone and all their media material they
have used that haven’t they show me so I mean it is looking good but just don’t
fall for that hype about the liquid cooled CPU that it’s gonna be extra
special performance wise no it is just like any other Snapdragon 805 device
really to performance I don’t see any difference in my testing and as I showed
you with that thermal throttling test the CPS trotting test that it actually
performs worse than the me mix to it so and it’s not great as it really there’s
happening so I’m working towards my review today I will have the Mi 6x and
I hope to have next week than Mi Gaming Laptop fronting so putting more show me
devices coming up in the channel so please do subscribe and if you like this
video please hit the like there and also hope to see you back to with more
upcoming videos thanks so much for watching this

68 comments on “Xiaomi Black Shark – Water Cooled Marketing Hype Or Legit? 24 Hours Later

  1. A vapor chamber isn't liquid cooling. It was bullshit when Samsung did it with the s7, and it is bullshit now.

  2. So it was all a lie 😭😭😭… So which phone should I buy that is best for gaming under $500usd?

  3. I am sorry to tell you that your test is wrong, please read my entire comment

    If there was a throttling the clock would get reduced but the class clock remain the same, right? The reduction was due to lower result maybe there was something going on in the background with black Shark phone or you have switched app the result was less only but the clock was the same all the time so there were no thermal throttling test them again and see for your self

  4. Please do side-by-side comparison of Mix 2s and Black Shark. Really torn between the 2. Awesome reviews by the way!

  5. Great, i love Xiaomi.
    even if sometimes they don't make a superb phone or laptop
    they really give importance to their customers in terms of price and quality,
    i am writing on a mi notebook air 13 and it's worth way more than it's price, especially on cyber monday

  6. maybe wait for an update?? as it was released quite recently and Xiaomi usually takes some time to get everything working as it should

  7. It makes perfect sense that there's no improvement in performance. If there was a way to squeeze extra performance without sacrificing on the size or design, it would already be implemented in all existing flagship devices anyway cos they're flagships, they're supposed to be the best you can get.

  8. Idk if it makes a huge difference, but you might try to put the phones in a angle on the desk, they might do most of their cooling about their backside and if they are lying flat on the desk.. that might limit the heat dissipation.
    Testing with case on is legit in my opinion, if u buy a phone like that u wanna use the controller.

  9. 6gb of ram? i thought it was 8gb of ram🙄🤔
    the reason you dont see much difference because you're not using the 8gb ram version maybe??🤔
    hmmm… should i get razer phone instead of black shark🤔

  10. I don't know why but I'm laughing really hard in the inside. 😂 "Liquid cooling", yeah right.

  11. i still love to go for samsung,sony,lg or nokia any day,rather than some cheap ass chinese smartphone.i

  12. I recently purchased a oukitel u18. I'm from Australia and I thought the phones bands would be fine but had to switch from my Telstra provider to optus for bands but that's OK. It can do everything except MMS messaging. Is this a Chinese phone issue or its something more complex?

  13. I’ve had some criticism of your content over the years, particularly for your tendency to ignore higher end tablets, but those all basically boiled down to “I wish you’d do a video on this product I’m interested in”..

    …which should actually be considered more of a compliment than a criticism, when I think about it. I like the structure of your video, and the effort you put into covering every aspect of a device that is relevant for potential buyers. So much so that I want you to do a video on every tech product I’m interested in and am (unfairly) disappointed when you miss one.

    Unlike a lot of other tech reviewers, you manage to refrain from superlatives and actually paint a fairly coherent picture of what it’s like to use a product on a daily basis. Which is what every good review should do.

    Your content rarely disappoints and I really appreciate the consistency with which you structure your videos. Makes them truly useful as a source of information.

    Kudos to you Chris! Been watching for quite some time and don’t see myself leaving your channel any time soon.

  14. Maybe liquid cooling would only work inside Shark Space mode? You know, the "Gaming mode"?
    Maybe you should have opened that app inside Shark Space Mode? (if it can, don't know)

  15. Your reviews are great! Perfect blend of objectivity using tests and subjective views based on your experience. Great job!

  16. Ahm… It does well tho… Am not taking sides but who gives sd845 in this price lol… Take a hint they have all the rights 4 hipe😏cause everyone does it

  17. Not even "legit" or marketing hype. The water cooling function could cooldown the chipset faster than usual cooling found on smartphones chipset.

  18. i own a BS for almost a week now…been playing pubg on it daily…the phone do heat at the back of the phone cos it made from aluminium (i guess) but the screen are not hot to touch while gaming like other phone i use…the temp hover around 59-62c while gaming for few hours…is it safe for the soc with that temp?

  19. The water cooling was placed on the processor to keep it cool. What makes the back of the phone temperature high was the battery.

  20. I don't know what wrong with your black shark, I run the same test on my black shark and after 4min it's performance is stay around 80 to 95%, with avg of 176,984Gips. which performed way better than mi mix 2s. I'd say the water cooling system indeed working brilliantly. I didn't even bother to remove the case while testing it.

  21. Because black shark has more battery which is top thing. Only thing that make me back to buy blackshark is back design that sucks and logo design sucks

  22. Hi I buy xiomi black shark 128 g 8g ram but my setting menu it's not black how can I turn it to black? Please help… Thank you

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