Xiaomi Black Shark 4 review

Presentation and specs

Inflexible gaming experience for as little as possible. That is the thing that Xiaomi is focusing on with its second-best gaming telephone, the Black Shark 4. It offers practically everything the Pro form has however restrains the chip set to Snapdragon 870 and trades the principle 64MP camera for a 48MP one. It might seem like a critical minimization, however the cutthroat sticker price of just €500 might be sufficient to persuade you to pull the trigger. What's more, the Black Shark 4 has two of those.

On top of the all around standard 144Hz OLED board, Xiaomi has included other gaming-explicit highlights, for example, the actual shoulder triggers. That may not sound a lot of given that Asus and Nubia are doing it as well, yet these ones are physical, interactive catches. Also, nothing beats those with regards to gaming.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 specs at a glance:
Body: 163.8x76.4x9.9mm, 210g; Glass front and back, metal frame.
Display: 6.67" Super AMOLED, 144Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 395ppi; Always-on display.
Chip set: Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 NM): Oct-core (1x3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kr-yo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kr-yo 585); Adreno 650.
Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
OS/Software: Android 11, Joy UI 12.5.
Rear camera: Wide (main): 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 120?, 1/4.0", 1.12µm; Macro: 5 MP, f/2.4, AF.
Front camera: 20 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 0.8µm.
Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 1080p@960fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 120W, 100% in 17 min (advertised).
Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); NFC; 3.5mm jack; Physical pop-up shoulder triggers.