You’ll find the fingerprint sensor along the side of the phone, doubling as the power button. It is extremely responsive to the point that I accidentally unlock the Black Shark 4 Pro while setting it down. It takes just the right mix of ingredients to create a delectable Android phone that hits the nail right on the head. I spent about two weeks with the enticing Black Shark 4 Pro, using it as my primary device every day. Based on my experience, here’s what I think of this gaming phone. Dave is a freelance tech journalist who has been writing about gadgets, apps and the web for more than two decades.
You can keep up with fast movement more easily whether gaming or just scrolling because more frames are shown each second compared to lower refresh rate screens. It can actually make the phone feel snappier and more enjoyable to use because of how fluid everything feels. The saving grace is that the charging experience is incomprehensibly fast, with support for Xiaomi’s 120W HyperCharge technology – and unlike many rivals, the full speed charger comes as standard in the box. It really is impressively fast too, with our tests showing a 0-90% charge in 15 minutes, and it reached 100% charge within 30 minutes. The display is also website pressure-sensitive using Black Shark’s ‘Magic Press’ tech, with the aim of being able to press down onto the display to trigger specific game functions like reloading or using a melee weapon.
Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth’s North and South magnetic poles. The Dual SIM capability of Xiaomi Black Shark 4 phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone supports fast charging technology, which comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device.
- The 5MP macro camera is a real piece of work, which is probably why Xiaomi buried it deep within the camera app.
- Props to them for also making this compatible with other phones too, even iOS.
- The Pro version has a 64MP primary sensor, which the non-Pro variant replaces with a 48MP counterpart.
- Clearly, the Black Shark 4 Pro satisfies the pillars of a gaming phone, striking a rich balance of display performance, speed, and power.
The battery of Black Shark 4 isn’t removable without voiding the warranty. The model runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chip with a transistor size of 5 nm. With regard to the rest of the daily tasks, the user will not feel any shortcomings, regardless of the size of the application they use. Xiaomi Black Shark 4 camera comes with triple 48-megapixels, 8-megapixels, and 5-megapixels main cameras. Also, the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 front-facing camera also has a selfie camera of 20 megapixels. The Black Shark 4 Pro runs on Android 11 and all this is powered by a 4500 mAh battery.
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.