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. It maintains the sleek design of a standard smartphone, but upon closer inspection, you’ll find a powerful machine for the gamer on the go. For $50 extra, you could get the RedMagic 7 with additional power and a faster display refresh rate, all of which is worth far more than that additional 50 bucks.
During testing, I frequently kicked the button sliders when taking the Black Shark out of my pocket, prompting many accidental screenshots. I ended up unmapping the bottom trigger, as that was oftentimes the culprit. Well, in the case of the Black Shark, probably more than you think. Because right underneath the camera bump lies a triangular LED indicator, used to signal incoming calls, notifications, and other prompts.
We’re not using the Black Shark 4 for any serious photography anyway. The 6.67″ display is sleek and tall, plenty of screen real estate for all my gaming. The bezels were surprisingly thin all around, with a little tiny cutout for the front-facing camera. In the post, it’s stated that the Black Shark 4 is coming soon and that it’ll feature 120W charging that’ll fully charge its 4,500mAh battery in just 15 minutes. However, electronic devices are designed to Stock Firmware control the heat and monitor the device temperature.
- If a device uses good materials like aluminum and stainless steel, the score will be higher than a device that adopts plastic as the main body material component.
- At the front, we get a 20MP module for selfies and video calls.
- The Black Shark 4 has triple rear AI cameras, a 48MP f/1.8 primary camera paired with a 120-degree ultra-wide-angle shooter of 8MP, and a dedicated 5MP depth of field sensor.
- This means that a higher score will bring a more flexible user experience in terms of connectivity.
The Shark comes in 4 color options including Magic Black, Black, Blue, and Silver. In the test box, they’ve included a case as well which covers most of the phone’s rear but has a few cutouts, which I assume are for improved heat dissipation. The Black Shark 4 uses the Qualcomm 870 processor, which is commonly found in many upper mid-range and affordable flagship devices.
We also consider the internal storage when calculating our score. A larger internal storage size will result in a higher score, as the internal storage is crucial for multimedia purposes, among others. The body material is an important consideration for users who want a premium device or need the device for long term use. Therefore, the device must have a good and strong body material component. Black Shark 4 Pro features up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps, and more.