Mobile Gaming has come a long way from those Java-powered flip phone games, and holding Xiaomi’s Black Shark 4 Pro in my hands is a firm reminder. It maintains the sleek design of a standard smartphone, but upon closer inspection, you’ll find a powerful machine for the gamer on the go. For $50 extra, you could get the RedMagic 7 with additional power and a faster display refresh rate, all of which is worth far more than that additional 50 bucks. But in picking that, you’ll get 65W charging rather than the full 120W of the 4 Pro. In the Geekbench 5 test, the 4 Pro hit a multi-core score of 3,742 and a 3DMark Wild Life average frame rate of 35.2 FPS. Unsurprisingly, the iPhone SE’s A15 Bionic demolished this with 4,482, but as for this gaming phone’s real competition, the RedMagic 6R hit a multi-core score of 3,652 and matched the average FPS. The Black Shark 4 Pro features last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
- Also like that Asus phone, Black Shark announced that a fan accessory called the FunCooler 2 Pro can be attached to keep it cooler.
- Charge firmware the phone to at least 50% so that the flashing process will not be interrupted by low battery.
- A well-known smartphone and telecommunication company Xiaomi has announced another flagship phone.
- You can install the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 ADB Driver by downloading and extracting the driver on the Computer.
It’s a little hard to recognize at first because the phone employs a sort of faux-futuristic gaming aesthetic. The device’s AI assistant is an anime character that struck me as odd at first, but it never obscured anything important. The gamer-ish look and feel is great for a small audience, but others may be looking for something that just isn’t quite awkward to be caught with in public. You may need to do some work on removing some of these visual tweaks. Plus, you’re stuck with Android 11 instead of the more recent Android 12 for now and so far, there’s been no word on how many Android versions or security updates you will receive.
With a higher sampling rate, tabs, flicks, and movements are registered faster and more frequently than ever. In addition, the Black Shark 4 Pro also supports three custom screen refresh rates among 60Hz, 90Hz, and 144Hz. Users can choose the appropriate screen refresh rate according to their personal preferences and different scenarios. 2.76mm ultra-small punch hole, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR10+, and MEMC motion compensation make this display pleasing to the eye.
- This is low-level software that controls the device's basic functions, such as its buttons, display, and connectivity.
- Choosing the 870 also allows Xiaomi to make the regular Black Shark 4 more affordable, as Chinese pricing suggests.
- Finally, the 20MP front camera shoots pleasing photos in brightly lit spaces.
- Offers a fresh, fast platform to help you stay connected and productive while you're on the go.
Additionally, we provide interesting benchmark data from trusted sources. For those who love listening to music, watching movies, and playing competitive online games on their device, it's important to pay attention to the audio and sound quality.
No matter how hard I tried, I could never make the Black Shark last me the entirety of 24 hours. In a world where most gaming phones offer 5,000mAh to 6,000mAh, this is unacceptable.