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. The battery type on the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 is a Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable; A regular phone has a battery capacity of 2500 mAh battery, which will roughly last for a day. On the other hand a larger battery capacity (4000 mAh, for instance) may typically need fewer recharges – this tends to make your phone battery life last longer.
I conducted a second test session, but this time using the fan provided by the manufacturer (which is sold separately) that is magnetized to the back via a very artisanal process using stickers. With the fan, the temperature was limited to 48°C on the Wild Life Stress Test benchmark from 3DMark. The framerate remained stable at 97.5%, ranging from 40 to 74 FPS. With a few months to go, the Black Shark 5 Pro could have incorporated the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 that was recently announced by Qualcomm. In benchmarks, the smartphone obviously performed very well and shows an average framerate of stock firmware ROM 59.50 FPS in 3DMark’s Wild Life benchmark, which simulates gaming usage for one minute.
- That magnet doesn’t just work on your phone but any device as long as you attach the plate to it first.
- The back of the Black Shark 4 Pro is subtle in design, a shift from the schematics of traditional gaming phones.
- Xiaomi’s latest mobile comes with amazing specifications and price in USA.
- It takes only 5 minutes to charge to 50%, and less than 15 mins to be fully charged.
Finally, you also get NFC, but you still have to do without wireless charging and IP certification. The display backlight flickers at 162.3 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) . The magnetic option is pricier, but it was the better of the two by a long shot. That magnet doesn’t just work on your phone but any device as long as you attach the plate to it first. I used it on an older tablet in my house since I never had to worry about the Shark 4 Pro overheating. The display on the Black Magic 4 Pro is, to paraphrase Zoolander, really, really, ridiculously good looking. Granted, it is curved on the back to fit nicely into the hand, but make no mistake about it, this is a chunky phone.
- The macro is not as bad as I expected, I was surprised by the beauty of some close-up shots.
- More than ever, we rely on these mobile gadgets to capture and relive our best moments, so having a reliable camera system is a must.
- Xiaomi’s Black Shark brand has announced its fourth series of gaming phones, the Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro.
- Whether it is a mobile phone with high-rate charging or a large battery design, such a combination can bring a different experience to users.
- The other type of the Rom is Custom Rom which advance users installed after flashing it as per they desire.
- And apart from benchmarks, I never felt the phone overheat, even without the fan (which is really efficient, but must be connected via USB-C…).
For the past few weeks, I’ve tested a number of long gaming sessions to see if the phone ever got hot to the touch or uncomfortable. Black Shark has upgraded their liquid sandwich design cooling system, which it claims is 30% more effective at heat dissipation. More graphically intensive games like Genshin Impact do stress the phone more and after a few hours, it can still get too hot. What’s more impressive, however, and in my experience actually more beneficial to gaming, is its 720Hz touch sampling rate. Black Shark claims this to be “the most responsive smartphone touchscreen ever”. This high pressure-sensitivity makes it super easy to get precise movements for even the most competitive games.
Though it’s a niche feature that not even all gamers will use, it’s a handy option for the power users among us. That means that touch input is detected much more quickly than traditional smartphone displays, resulting in lower latency and faster response times – especially crucial when playing competitive online games. There’s no question that the Black Shark 4 Pro is a capable handset, but for how long on a single charge? That’s with heavy social media browsing, an hour or two of YouTube, music streaming, and of course, gaming. With heavy gaming, which you’ll likely do if you’re reading this review, expect to get about three hours of usage before needing to charge up the phone.