Black Shark 4 gaming phone announced: 120W fast charging + 4500mAh battery
The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 has an internal memory of a capacity of 128 GB / 256 GB. It runs on Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585) CPU with 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM memory. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. The pricing published on this page is meant to be used for general information only. While we monitor prices regularly, the ones listed above might be outdated. We also cannot guarantee these are the lowest prices possible so shopping around is always a good idea.
The main shooter is a 48MP f/1.8, while the other two rear cameras are an 8MP ultra-wide and a 5MP macro. Cameras are more of an afterthought on gaming phones but are still worth mentioning. The Black Shark 4 has a triple camera system on the back and a front selfie camera. The main sensor is what you’ll be using most of the time, with specs that far outperform the other two lenses, with headline features including a fairly decent f/1.79 aperture. With good lighting, stills have stock firmware a decent amount of detail, vibrant colours and great dynamic range, making it a good snapper for everyday shots. It’s also just as smooth when scrolling through Instagram, using the camera and just about anything else, as you might expect. The Black Shark 4 Pro is a gaming phone, and that means that it’s not the thinnest or lightest in the market – likely down to the beefed-up internals and larger cooling components than standard flagships.
An hour of video streaming only knocked the battery level down a handful of percentage points. Software-wise, the Black Shark 4 Pro has something Xiaomi calls JoyUI, which is based on its main MIUI software, which in turn is based on Android 11. It’s not a bad operating system in general, but we did tend to miss the simplicity and elegance of the standard, stock version of Android.
- Since the camera app is an exact replica of the one all Xiaomi phones use, there are a ton of fun filters and tints to play around with.
- Most daytime side-by-side comparisons for stills were pretty close in fact.
- Mobile Gaming has come a long way from those Java-powered flip phone games, and holding Xiaomi’s Black Shark 4 Pro in my hands is a firm reminder.
- The Black Shark 4 Pro is a gaming phone, and that means that it’s not the thinnest or lightest in the market – likely down to the beefed-up internals and larger cooling components than standard flagships.
- Charge the phone at least 50% without interrupting the flashing process with a low battery.
- The phone comes with a 6.67-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels.
Choosing the 870 also allows Xiaomi to make the regular Black Shark 4 more affordable, as Chinese pricing suggests. The Black Shark 4 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Octa-core processor and 8GB/12GB of RAM delivers outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens, and more. The Black Shark 4 has a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 720Hz touch sampling rate. The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 is equipped with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 with 8GB/12GB of RAM, and best-in-class thermal design. Xiaomi should have stopped there because Shark Chan has a few other features that are just plain off-putting. I did a double-take when I noticed that the software includes a mention of Shark Chan’s bust, waist, and hip measurements, as if I’m playing a dating sim.