Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Technical Specifications
All these features are available in the 4 Pro phone at a very reasonable price. Even better, the last time we checked online, we discovered the phone is 5G capable. If you’re like me and frequently forgetting to charge your phone overnight or use your phone heavily for longer sessions, the combination of a long-lasting and quick charging battery is great. That said, more cameras and higher megapixel counts do not give you the full picture (pun also intended). The 48MP images never looked sharper than 12MP iPhone shots, even when cropped in. Taking photos with the full 48MP was also a slow experience which required switching to a different mode as well as taking longer to actually capture the image. Especially when it comes to first-person shooters and MOBAS, nothing has really come close to a mouse and keyboard in terms of fast and precise controls for me.
However, dynamic refresh-rate adjustment doesn’t seem to be present, presumably due to the lack of a MEMC chip. The devices also come with two pop-up mechanical shoulder buttons that can be remapped to perform other tasks. Both smartphones draw power from a 4,500mAh battery that supports 120W fast charging. Black Shark claims that it is possible to charge the battery completely in fifteen minutes. According to Weibo blogger Digital Chat Station, the new Snapdragon 888, codenamed “Emperor” is ready to be launched, and is said to have a design with fast charging performance. The Black Shark 4 and other gaming phones will have 1080p screens with refresh rates of 144Hz or higher and has a significant upgrade in heat dissipation. Black Shark 4 Pro upgrades the sandwich liquid cooling system, guaranteeing a stable performance all the time.
We’ve seen this placement before, with phones like the recently reviewed Motorola G Stylus (2022) choosing the physical biometric sensor over the in-display, ultrasonic ones. The benefit of the side-mounted sensor is how easy it is to unlock with your right thumb. But if you’re a left-handed user, you’ll have to stretch your left index finger a little more to get a complete, working scan. Black Shark’s latest entry, as Gen Z would say, is “built different.” The Black Shark 4 Pro looks and feels more like a traditional smartphone than it does a gaming one. Its once jarring and riveting roots have morphed into a more polished and virtuosic approach. Yet, beneath the waters of that calm façade is a device that is ever so capable of chomping through a sea of competing gaming phones.
As of 28 April, the regular model is available to pre-order from the
Black Shark website. That’s ahead of the device download stock firmware going on sale in the UK and Europe from 6 May. Nothing has been revealed with regards to a global launch of the Black Shark 4 Pro – that may never materialise.
- But in picking that, you’ll get 65W charging rather than the full 120W of the 4 Pro.
- It’s also worth checking out our
best gaming phones roundup to see what the new phones will be up against.
- With good lighting, stills have a decent amount of detail, vibrant colours and great dynamic range, making it a good snapper for everyday shots.
- Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market.
If you have important data on the phone (like contacts, messages, app data, etc), please back them up because you could lose data after flashing. You can install the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 ADB Driver by downloading and extracting the driver on the Computer. Then Open the Device Manager and Locate the ADB Drivers to Install it. Finally, you can follow the How to install the ADB Driver page to install the drivers correctly. Once flashing is completed, Close the Qfil Tool on your computer and disconnect your Android Smartphone from the computer. Most smartphones automatically make a backup in the background.