Features 6.67″ Display, Snapdragon 888 Chipset, 4500 MAh Battery, 512 GB Storage, 16 GB RAM. Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro price starts from PGK 2,203 Papua New Guinea. Black Shark 4 features up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Beyond being where you can adjust settings, Shark Chan can be a virtual butler, of sorts, offering congratulations for charging the phone and nagging you when an alarm goes off. Beyond in-game use, the switches are some of the most fidget-friendly mechanisms that I’ve used in years. Similarly satisfying is this device’s haptics, which provide the punchiest, perfectly delineated blips of vibration that I’ve ever felt on an Android phone.
It just goes to show that when it comes to comparing the Snapdragon 870 versus the newer Snapdragon 888, the differences are negligible. So you can get nearly the same flagship performance at less than half the (retail) cost. But after ignoring the warning and sticking with 60fps, while leaving everything else as it was, it was time to see how well it performed. Walking around and interacting with the environment was just as I expected it to be — buttery smooth. The model we received is the Pale Grey firmware version, and even though Xiaomi includes a plastic case in the box, we’re still thankful for that.
If you’re a stickler for photo quality, use the primary camera. The main camera’s color science is on the slightly cooler side with some exceptions being when the world’s hue is significantly warmer like the light of a glowing orange sunset. In anything other than daylight, prominent noise starts to creep into darker parts of a picture. Here, you’ll find a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with a 2400 x 1080 resolution and silky smooth 144Hz refresh rate (and 720Hz reporting rate for rapid touch interactions).
- There’s also Bluetooth 5.0 for connecting headphones, controllers and other accessories, and there’s NFC for digital payments too.
- And for that one key area, gaming phones like this one can’t be beaten.
- The score resulting from the matrix calculation reflects how good a device is in terms of sensor features.
- GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth’s surface, irrespective of weather conditions.
Unlike other gaming phones, like the RedMagic 6 and the ASUS ROG Phone 5, Xiaomi opted for a somewhat muted design with the Black Shark 4. You won’t find RGB anywhere (other than the display), but you will find some subtle Black Shark branding on the back.