Also like that Asus phone, Black Shark announced that a fan accessory called the FunCooler 2 Pro can be attached to keep it cooler. It has a 6.67-inch touchscreen display that has a resolution that is 1080×2400 pixels. Black Shark 4 is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor. Its Black Shark 4 runs Android 11 and is powered by a battery that is 4500mAh. Xiaomi Black Shark 4 smartphone display flaunts 6.67 inches super AMOLED touchscreen with a 1080 pixels X 2400 pixels’ resolution. Also, the screen-To-Body ratio is about 85.8% while the pixel density is ~395 PPI.
Usually shining a steady neon green, the RGB light on the back can be set to change colors in response to a game’s audio or even when you’re just listening to some tunes. If you’re a mobile gamer who indulges in the best Android games, you’re probably familiar with the stereotypical gaming phone aesthetic. Top-of-the-line models from ASUS and Lenovo usually sport rather loud designs and bold color combos. While Xiaomi is no stranger to boisterous designs, just take a look at the Poco M3 Pro for instance, its sub-brand Black Shark takes a more subtle approach. Those features alone are already more tricks in the bag than most phones have. There is a fingerprint sensor built into the power button on the side; the volume controls are on the left; a 3.5mm headphone jack sits on the bottom; and the phone also has USB-C for data transfer and charging.
- Black Shark 4 has motorized shoulder buttons that retract into the frame when not needed.
- The magnetic option is pricier, but it was the better of the two by a long shot.
- It is especially the coating at the back of the Black Shark 5 Pro that I really like.
- But can the Black Shark 5 Pro make it in the niche market of gaming smartphones?
In benchmarks, the smartphone obviously performed very well and shows an average framerate of 59.50 FPS in 3DMark’s Wild Life benchmark, which simulates gaming usage for one minute. Imagine that a virtual button that you never use is very badly placed on your screen. To avoid accidental presses in the middle of a game, you can make it activate only if you press it with level 7 force. Then you’ll have to really want to activate the button to do so. The camera module is in a slit position, bringing back some memories of the Galaxy S10. The case is already thick enough, so the camera module doesn’t stick out too much.
- The prices for the 8GB/128 model are 499$ and 599$ for the 12/256GB model.
- Android phones with Android 8 and above cannot flash with a lower version.
- The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 comes with Android OS v11.0 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.
- The Black Shark 4 Pro is empowered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 platform.
I have tried my best to get those possible issues that Xiaomi Black Shark 4 users are facing on their smartphones. Download mode, also known as odin mode or fastboot mode, offers many useful options for modify your device. All the following Xiaomi Stock ROM (zip file) contains the original Xiaomi USB Driver, Flash Tool, and the Firmware File. After Downloading the firmware, follow the instruction manual shipped with the firmware to flash or install firmware on mobile. Before going to install Xiaomi Black Shark stock ROM you need to take a backup of all your messages, photos, and apps from your smartphone.
The latter number isn’t really impressive in 2022, the OnePlus 10 Pro can hit 1,000 Hz, for example. From there you can manage all your games, accessories and all game-related settings like universal brightness, auto-rejecting phone calls and choosing refresh rates. Shark Space is also able to be called on by swiping the corners of the Black Shark in any game that you’re playing to change things on-the-fly. Holding the review unit, I definitely felt that 210g weight on my hands. It’s a solid glass and metal sandwich that’s balanced stock ROM just little top-heavy.