As for video, it is technically capable of shooting 4K, but really, you already know where this is going. There is one saving grace, which is Xiaomi’s redonkulously fast 120W Hyper Charge technology. You get the plug in the box and you can juice this phone back up to 100% in just 18 minutes in my testing. For a laugh, I also compared this with the OnePlus 10 Pro’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (3,682 multi-core) and at the moment, the 4 Pro is beating this. As for headphones, the inclusion of a 3.5mm headphone jack means you can enjoy lag-free audio. Looking at the numbers, the 4 Pro measures in at 6.5 x 3 x 0.4 inches with a weight of 7.8 ounces.
Now, the certification proves that the company isn’t playing with its fans and will really bring a cutting-edge charging tech. This will allow the phone’s 4,500mAh battery to be filled in under 15 minutes. So, even though the 4,500mAh isn’t the biggest of batteries, especially for a gaming phone, it can be charged in just a few minutes. For starters, the Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro measure in at 6.67-inches and include a 144Hz refresh rate display — ideal for fast-paced FPS and third-person titles like PUBG and Fortnite. There is an insane 720Hz touch sampling rate, too, which Xiaomi claims is the industry’s best on a mobile. Hardcore gamers may want this supposed competitive advantage. Both models include a pressure-sensitive display, too, which should mean that the level of your taps will correspond to different in-game actions/movement.
At night, the Black Shark 5 Pro did not impress me with the dedicated night mode called Super Night Scene. When it comes to video, you can shoot up to 4K at 60 FPS with the main lens, 4K at 30 FPS with the ultra wide-angle and 1080p at 30 FPS with the selfie camera.
- The XIAOMI Firmware flash file shared on this page is officially released by the company and helps you to recover your device if you ever got boot loop, software error, update error, hanging or dead issues.
- It runs on Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585) CPU with 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM memory.
- Unlike other gaming smartphones released this year the Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro run different chipsets.
- Software features like that and more are prevalent throughout JoyUI 12, Black Shark’s skin over Android 11.
I didn’t notice any inconsistency in rendering in ultra wide-angle compared to wide-angle, which is good. On the other hand, the distortion along the edges of the image is quite present. Portrait mode photos are quite flat since the smartphone lacks depth sensors, but the crop remains quite clean. To ensure the above two worst cases do not happen, smartphones keep the temperature at a limit by throttling the processor, screen, and stock firmware battery. The Black Shark 4 gaming phone will receive a 6.67-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, which will support a refresh rate of 144 Hz.