Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Under general daily use, which for me includes hours of podcasts, plenty of gaming, a lot of social media and email use, and a fair bit of YouTube, I just got through to bed time with 5% of battery remaining. The Black Shark 4 Pro continues in the path of its predecessors and attempts to give you an affordable gaming phone with all the right features. Compromises have been made in the battery department, although Xiaomi tried to balance it with 120W HyperCharge technology. There’s no shortage of choice when it comes to alternatives in this niche. Although the back is built out of plastic, there’s no wireless charging support. Speaking of things that are missing, you won’t find an official IP rating for water and dust resistance or expandable storage either. I was really hoping for water resistance with the Black Shark 4 Pro.
As far as benchmarks go, we’ve seen the Snapdragon 888 deliver impressive results, but the 4 Pro takes its performance to another level. The Black Shark 4 Pro is being pitched as the ultimate budget gaming phone — packing a vivid AMOLED display, last year’s Snapdragon 888 tuned to its max and physical shoulder buttons over touch surfaces. For OnePlus fans, the additional functions of the triggers are a godsend. The only problem you might face is popping the triggers when you don’t mean to. This happened more than a handful of times with me, so I eventually disabled the trigger buttons for everything but gaming.
- A little bit of light goes a long way here, as you can see in the sample shots below.
- And for that one key area, gaming phones like this one can’t be beaten.
- Night photography varies a lot, depending entirely on the angle and number of light sources.
- You may also repair your Black Shark 4 Android device using Stock ROM Firmware Flash File.
- Black Shark has upgraded their liquid sandwich design cooling system, which it claims is 30% more effective at heat dissipation.
The frame has been sculpted for decent comfort and the holographic finish on the back does look pretty cool. The device have build fingerprint sensors (side mounted) as the primary security with face unlock features support. Xiaomi tried to sweeten the pot by throwing https://www.tehzeeb.com/2023/04/11/upgrade-your-oppo-a3s-firmware-with-sp-flash-tool/ in the fancy-schmancy 120W HyperCharge support. A 120W brick and a 6A USB-C cable are thoughtfully included in the box. Just like the Xiaomi 11T Pro, you’ve got to use the given cable with the charger to ensure you’re getting the maximum charging speed. As promised, the Black Shark 4 Pro goes from 0% to 100% in a staggering 20 minutes. It does, however, get really hot when charging at full speed.
The CPU is an Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585). The phone memory comes with 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.