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Xiaomi Black Shark 4

Specifications

Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (Black Shark Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G 8 x 2.4 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.67 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, Super AMOLED, 720 Hz sampling rate, MEMC, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 110 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack , 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Networking
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, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41), 5G , Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.4 x 163.8 x 76.4 ( = 0.41 x 6.45 x 3.01 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.79, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @2160p/​60fps (Cam 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (Cam 2); 5.0MP, f/​2.2, depth of field (Cam 3)
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix f/​2.45, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, bumper, USB cable, SIM tool, charger, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 1.29 W/kg (head), 1.6 W/kg (body); shoulder buttons (mechanical), fanless
Weight
210 g ( = 7.41 oz / 0.46 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
429 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.88% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 68%, display: 91% mobility: 348%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 94%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Black Shark 4

86% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 smartphone review - Mobile gaming with 144 Hz display | Notebookcheck
The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 is not quite as extravagantly designed as other gaming phones and comparatively cheap. However, it has a lot to offer with a 144 Hz display, 5G and mechanical shoulder keys. Read our review to find out whether the gaming phone is worth it.
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Review: A Value Gaming Phone Done Right
Source: Phandroid English
I’m firmly in the camp where I would LOVE to see more Xiaomi phones made available here in the U.S. Despite its “gaming focus” the Black Shark 4 is just the latest example of why. The phone offers an incredible value, along with solid cameras, near-flagship specs, and support for 120W fast charging. And that’s not even including the 144Hz AMOLED panel that is flat and looks fantastic. All of this in a package that’s priced at less than $500, and it’s definitely one of the best phones of the year. So if you’re in the market for a phone that’s more powerful than what the Pixel 5a has to offer, get the Black Shark 4. You won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review – Black Shark 4: Physical triggers at an affordable price
Source: NLT English
So that’s it – the Black Shark 4 is out in the market right now with the starting price of RM1,999 only. Fantastic price for such a phone, honestly. You can even get it on Maxis Zerolution, by the way. Though I don’t know why they’re bundling it with the split-type triggers. You already got a phone with physical popup triggers, why do you need yet another accessory for triggers? Anyway, I’m still loving the Black Shark 4. It’s a fantastic phone especially with what it offers at this price point. Seriously, for just RM1,999 starting price – you get the Snapdragon 870 chipset with physical triggers. It’s amazing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2021
Black Shark 4 Review
Source: Yugatech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2021
Black Shark 4 Review: Bang-for-the-buck gaming phone!
Source: Yugatech English
To wrap things up, it’s no longer surprising to see how mobile gaming is slowly but surely getting better recognition. And if you just so happen to be looking for a bang-for-buck gaming phone, then the Black Shark 4 might just be your answer to that. You’re getting flagship-grade specs, those physical pop-up triggers right by the shoulders, a very acceptable camera, and incredibly fast charging, all encapsulated together at a comparatively more affordable price. As of this article, the Black Shark 4 is priced at PHP 22,950 (from PHP 24,950) for 6+128GB, PHP 25,950 (from PHP 26,990) for 8+128GB, PHP 27,990 (from PHP 29,990) for 12+128GB and PHP 34,990 for 12+256GB of storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2021
80% Xiaomi Black Shark 4 review
Source: GSM Arena English
On paper, the Black Shark 4 seemed like an easy recommendation. It offers an excellent price/performance ratio, it has a unique set of physical shoulder buttons for gaming, a fast and bright 144Hz OLED panel, great-sounding stereo speakers, insanely fast charging and dependable camera performance. But as we dug deeper, the 144Hz display turned out to be a gimmick in a large portion of the games. Running at 144Hz wasn't even possible in simple menus and apps. Support for HRR gaming is also extremely limited, beating the purpose of buying the Black Shark 4 solely for gaming. And when you add the not-so-great battery life and the lack of 4K video stabilization to the cons list, it makes it hard for us to give the handset a higher score.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Black Shark 4 Review Philippines: Budget Gaming Monster
Source: Unbox English
The Black Shark 4 certainly delivered top-tier mobile gaming in our review, without costing an arm and a leg especially if you’re in the Philippines. The physical shoulder buttons give you actual tactile feedback, something that’s missing on more expensive gaming phones from other brands. And despite the switch to a Snapdragon 870 chipset, the phone still delivers excellent gaming performance no matter what you throw at it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2021
Black Shark 4 Unboxing and Hands-On
Source: Yugatech English
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2021
How do 'Magnet Triggers' work? - Blackshark 4 Teardown!
Source: JerryRigEverything English
The Black Shark 4 Gaming phone has mechanical pop up 'triggers' used during games. But how do they work using only Magnets?! Today its time to take apart the new Black Shark 4 Gaming phone to see how things work from the inside!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2021
Black Shark 4 Review & Unboxing (Full In-Depth Review)
Source: TechTablets English
Black Shark 4 review. Maybe the best phone for PUBG performance for the price. 144hz 6.67" SAMOLED, SD870, UFS storage, and gaming triggers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2021
90% Black Shark 4 Gaming Phone Review: This Feels Like Cheating
Source: Make Use Of English
The Black Shark 4 has addressed the biggest issue with mobile gaming, giving you a more responsive screen as well customizable triggers. This is the first phone I actually enjoyed playing more competitive mobile games on. Not only that, I was actually really good at them, which I think is reason enough to get this for most people.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
An ICE COLD Gaming Phone? - Durability Test!
Source: JerryRigEverything English
The Black Shark 4 is one of the less expensive gaming smartphones released here in 2021. With one of its coolest accessories being a cooler that's colder than a refrigerator. Today we are going to see how well this new Black Shark 4 gaming phone holds up to a JerryRigEverything durability test, and well see how that active cooler works, from the inside.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2021
Black Shark 4 Gaming Smartphone Announced
Source: Tech Acute English
We asked for a review unit, but since the product is still pretty new, we have not yet received one to prepare a more detailed review or present you with verified benchmark data. However, based on the information we received, we have some other interesting aspects to share in quick bullets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2021

Foreign Reviews

86% Black Shark 4
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
83% Black Shark 4, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 880% workmanship: 80%
78% Black Shark 4 Recensione: Smartphone Da Gaming Low Cost Con Ricarica A 120W
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% Test : Xiaomi Black Shark 4, le rapport qualité-prix du gaming
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Prise En Main Du Black Shark 4
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2021
Trên tay Black Shark 4 tại VN: Giá dưới 10 triệu nhưng cấu hình khoẻ, nhiều tính năng chơi game độc quyền, có sạc siêu nhanh 120W
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; impressive quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2021
Trên tay Black Shark 4: gaming phone rẻ nhất thế giới có gì?
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2021

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 650: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 640 in the Snapdragon 855 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2020.

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 870: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in mid 2020 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC (improved N7P). Integrates one Prime Core based on a ARM Cortex-A77 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A77 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.67":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


0.21 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.


82.88%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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