Xiaomi-backed 'Black Shark' Gaming Phone Revealed

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Prans, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N

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    While I won't deny that 95% of the Google Play store's game catalog is shit, there are some serviceable ports and games hidden in there.
     
  2. Boured

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    If it wasn't for the shipping price, this thing would be a steal in america I mean


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  3. CMDreamer

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    Myself, I don't like playing on a smartphone or tablet, because I miss the feeling of a button being smashed with my fingers.
     
  4. Jayro

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    I'll stick with my Galaxy S9+, thanks. With the SFC30 by 8bitdo, I'm covered.
     
  5. Jonna

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    This is what makes me wish Sony could make a sequel to the Xperia Play. I have a Note 8 and an NES30 Pro, but having to carry both separately, plus try to find a place to stand my phone (and also get a case that actually has a stand) is not ideal for mobility. The Play solved that with the PlayStation-like controls on a slider, it was beautiful.

    Ultimately, a phone case with sliding Bluetooth controls would be the best, but there are way too many phones for that to be viable to a business as a profitable product.
     
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  7. azoreseuropa

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    Why? :)
     
  8. kbmarinha

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    A chinese phone named black shark and they used a black guy as background in "about us".
    Not that it really mater, they sure could use any people as background, I just found it funny :P

    Btw this phone looks like Matrimax Iplay
     
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  9. Xen0

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    To me it just seems overpriced without any reason, in fact other cheaper phones are superrior. People buy it to be 'cool' and nobody in my school can give me a reason why they bought one. Some come up with "it's security is way better", and these people share all their personal data on Facebook, sign in on various sites their real Email and Name etc and don't even have an anti virus on their PC.
     
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    The sad thing is the fact that the N-Gage actually had buttons integrated.

    For this you need to purchase a controller if you want to use it properly, and even then it's only half.
     
  11. Crimson Cuttlefish

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    a good gaming smartphone will not be achieved until we bring back physical keyboards, change my mind
     
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  12. LightyKD

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    The one advantage this phone has is that everything is saved to the internal storage and the internal storage seems beefy. That said, anything less than 128GB is not sufficient for a decent Android game collection. A big issue with Android gaming is that many games and phones fail to understand what adaptable storage means. I'm tired of games with 100mb or less APKs only pushing the APK to the SD card and leaving the damn near 2GB worth of game files on internal storage. Seriously, WTF?! Why even bother buying an SD card if app developers keep refusing to include PROPER support for adaptable storage?

    Seriously, the OUYA - Fire TV2 days were the height of Android gaming. Developers cared about controller support and proper use of storage. Now they just don't give a shit and try to push out as many cash grabs as possible.
     
  13. azoreseuropa

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    Thats true. I totally agree with you. I have an IPhone and I noticed that it just overpriced for what and nonsense. I loved iPhone but sometimes I hate it because of overpriced.
     
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  14. Foxi4

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    I *really* hate the new trend of calling phase change cooling "liquid cooling", and it's all Microsoft's fault. It's a heatpipe, call it a heatpipe.
     
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  15. ganons

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    It uses the Snapdragon 845 like some of the S9 variants. It has a very capable GPU and can play most games in Dolphin

     
  16. Medveitsi

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    i know right. why haven't any major phone company made xperia play like phone?
     
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  17. zeveroth

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    I know. It looks like those cheap controllers found with Walmart be headsets only even less . Quite sad really.

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    Aside from the surface, I haven't seen anything running windows that is worth a damn. Also here are the Rollin eyes. :rolleyes:
     
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  18. LightyKD

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  19. Lukerz

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    Not a bad price imh
     
  20. Kevinpuerta

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    So ps2 and wii/gc emulators on android full speed?
     
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