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Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro


Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro
Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro (Black Shark Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
, 8GB / 12GB / 16GB
6.67 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, Capacitive, Super AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
256GB / 512GB
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, 5G
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 163.8 x 76.4 ( = 0.39 x 6.45 x 3.01 in)
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 11
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Triple: 64MP (f/1.8, 1/1.97", 0.7µm) + 8MP (f/2.2, 1/4.0", 1.12µm) + 5MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix f/2.5, 0.8µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
220 g ( = 7.76 oz / 0.49 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 91%, features: 90%, display: 93% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro

50% The Black Shark 4 Pro Is All-In On Gamer Stereotypes
Source: The Verge English
At the core, there’s nothing wrong with the concept of gaming phones. They’re thicker than your average flagship phone due to bigger batteries, a heat sink, and several other components that you probably won’t find in phones made by Google, Apple, or Samsung. They’re proofs of concept that you can get laptop-tier specs into a pocket-sized device. If only a company made a device with more focused software that doesn’t feel so pressured to lean (in Black Shark’s case, very awkwardly) into the stereotypical lane of what it thinks a gamer wants in phone software. It’s really not a good look. For all of the power and high-end tech that’s bundled in gaming phones, they aren’t great all-around picks for people who want great software, boundary-pushing cameras, and a more appealing device around the edges.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 50%
Black Shark 4 Pro Review: Physical Triggers For The Win
Source: English
As far as gaming phones go, the Black Shark 4 Pro is a solid entry in a long line of gaming phones. Its key feature which lets it stand out from the rest is the physical shoulder buttons. These not only allow it to perform its usual macro duties in-game but also serve as additional shortcuts while in everyday use. And this is a major plus if you like snapping photos with your phone, since it can both serve as the shortcut to launch the app, as well as the physical shutter button. Though while playing games, the Black Shark 4 Pro can get pretty warm. This is not alleviated by the case that comes in the box – at least, not by much. And while running GFXBench, it got to a point where it feels as hot as a kettle. Unfortunate heat issues aside, the physical keys make it a very compelling phone to get compared to other gaming phones on the market. Though despite that, it has to be pointed out that despite getting into the local market earlier this year, it was announced in March of 2021. If you’re okay with getting a gaming phone that is a generation behind but still plenty powerful for most uses.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2022
60% Black Shark 4 Pro review: A decent budget gaming phone
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Black Shark 4 Pro squeezes every last drop of potential out of last year’s components, pairing them with 120W charging and physical shoulder buttons, to make a decent budget gaming phone. But there are too many problems and an extremely creepy assistant app, to make it worthwhile.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Black Shark 4 Pro review: Gaming flagship killer
Source: English
The Black Shark 4 Pro is an exceptionally well-built gaming phone, with all the nuts and bolts that we've come to expect from one. Better yet, its $579 starting price undercuts most of the competition, without compromising on processing power and functionality. Just be prepared for the device's heavy skin over Android, a slower cadence of software updates, and middling battery life. If you can get over those shortcomings, the Black Shark 4 Pro may be the gaming phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro review
Source: Techradar English
The Black Shark 4 Pro delivers on its advertised promise: impressive gaming performance, with a few neat extras that help with gameplay. It's fast and fluid and boasts an amazing 120W fast-charging battery; still, it has some weaknesses.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review – Black Shark 4 Pro: Still plenty of power with innovative features
Source: NLT English
So, at the end of the day, the Black Shark 4 Pro. Is it worth buying even after a year since its debut? There are two variants that you can choose from. However, I do advise you to wait for the upcoming Black Shark 5 to be released first since it should be announced soon. After that, maybe the price of the Black Shark 4 Pro will drop to about RM2.5k or lower? Anyway, that’s all I have for you today – the Black Shark 4 Pro is still a very powerful phone given that you have some way to protect your hands roasted by the phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2022
Still The BEST PUBG Gaming Phone For The Price? Black Shark 4 Pro Global Review
Source: TechTablets English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2022
80% Black Shark 4 Pro review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Black Shark 4 Pro is a capable gaming phone, even with a 2021 spec. While the gaming phone's Snapdragon 888 is beginning to look old compared to 2022 gaming phones, benchmarks show that the manufacturers have squeezed every drop of power possible for chart-topping benchmark results, even when compared to phones with the upgraded Snapdragon 888 Plus. It really is an impressive feat of engineering, and that translates to a high-end mobile gaming experience devoid of freezing or lag. It is worth mentioning that it's not technically the fastest Black Shark, with the follow-up Black Shark 4S range – with a Snapdragon 888 Plus – readily available in China. But, given the delay with the Black Shark 4 Pro, it’ll be a while before that graces UK shores (if ever). If you’re more focused on the core gaming experience than the specs, the Black Shark 4 Pro is still a tempting option.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Black Shark 4 Pro review: Not just for gamers
Source: Pocket Lint English
With so many manufacturers going after that skinny-bezelled sleek look for their smartphones, it's refreshing when a phone comes along that's different. The Black Shark 4 Pro's priority is all about practicality: giving you a big and bright screen, big sound, but therefore being that bit bigger than your usual. But does that really matter? But if you are a gamer then a feature that makes a real difference is the Black Shark 4 Pro's two physical trigger switches. These pop out of the phone's frame, giving you something tactile to press, which gives an advantage in fast-paced games where you don't want the screen blocked by your fingers. Sure, the camera system is a bit of a letdown, but we're not sure that's going to be a major red flag against a device such as this. The Black Share 4 Pro is one accomplished piece of kit that blurs the lines between gaming phones and affordable flagships. We think it's fantastic - whether you're a gamer or not.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Black Shark 4 Pro Review — Setting The Benchmark For Gaming Smartphones?
Source: Pokde English
Starting from the price of RM2,599, the Black Shark 4 Pro is a worthy offering in the gaming smartphone market. It offers several top-of-the-line specifications and it does rather well when it comes to gaming itself. There are pros and cons as you’d expect. The review unit that we had is slightly different from the one offered in Malaysia, where it comes with 12GB RAM mated to a 128GB internal storage. If anything, I wished that the battery would perform slightly better. There is the speedy 120W fast charger however to combat that and get you up and running in no time. After all is said and done, we award the Black Shark 4 Pro with our Silver Pokdeward.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 87% mobility: 80% workmanship: 86%
Black Shark 4 Pro – Flagship performance in Gaming Smartphone
Source: Tech X Reviews English
There is no doubt that we live in the golden age of video games online for mobile. That is why smartphones have become a great place for such games due to the fact that the number of users who are interested in mobile games is increasing day by day and even games like PUBG Mobile and many other games are getting more developed and improved and this is what makes it so graphics demanding. Here comes the Black Shark 4 Pro, one of the best gaming smartphones that provide the user with everything he wants for an enjoyable gaming experience from a powerful processor, smooth screen, giant battery, and ultra-fast charging. The most important thing that distinguishes this type of device is a dedicated gaming mode, internal cooling system, accessories for the gaming experience, and many more other advantages. Does this phone really come with the best gaming specifications and features?!, This is what we will talk about in detail in our current article.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2022
Black Shark 4 Pro Display review: Comfortable gaming experience
Source: DxOMark English
The Black Shark 4 Pro is a gamer’s phone and is well-suited for that purpose, thanks to its smooth feel and accurate touch during play. However, its overall lack of readability (especially outdoors), its imperfect color accuracy, and its HDR10 playback performance make it less suitable as an all-purpose device.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/22/2021

Foreign Reviews

87% Black Shark 4 Pro
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 95% display: 100% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
Gaming-Smartphone mit Allrounder-Potenzial
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2022
Review Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro | Celular gamer potente, mas com pouca bateria
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; fast charging; great performance; nice macro cameras. Negative: Short battery life; few USB-C port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2022
85% Black Shark 4 Pro Recensione: Tra 120W, Trigger Fisici E Snapdragon 888
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
81% Recensione Black Shark 4 Pro
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 75% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Recensione Blackshark 4 Pro: lo Xiaomi con il carattere da gaming
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Attractive price; very quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2022
90% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro : Achetez le au prix le plus bas
Source: MA Reduc French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test Black Shark 4 Pro : un smartphone très joueur
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Black Shark 4 Pro - cápamese
Source: MobilArena HU HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2022
Rating: price: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Trên tay Black Shark 4 Pro: Cấu hình là thứ thay đổi lớn nhất
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2021


Qualcomm Adreno 660: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 35% faster than the Adreno 650 in the Snapdragon 865 SoC and offers a 20% better power efficiency.For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2021.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 888 5G: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2020 and manufactured in 5 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X1 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A78 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6e modem, a Hexagon 780 DSP (up to 26 TOPS of AI performance) and a Spectra 580 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X60 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Founded in 2010, Xiaomi Corporation is a Chinese multinational electronics company and produces consumer electronics and related products, including smartphones, televisions, fitness bands, power banks, headphones, smart devices and accessories. Xiaomi offers its products under the Mi, Redmi and POCO brands.

78%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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