That light can also be used to notify you of calls and messages – or you can turn it off entirely. For starters, it has a 144Hz refresh rate compared to last years’ 90Hz. You can keep up with fast movement more easily whether gaming or just scrolling because more frames are shown each second compared to lower refresh rate screens. It can actually make the phone feel snappier and more enjoyable to use because of how fluid everything feels.

  • There’s no optical zoom here, and video tops out at a 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second.
  • There is one saving grace, which is Xiaomi’s redonkulously fast 120W Hyper Charge technology.
  • Better yet, its $579 starting price undercuts most of the competition, without compromising on processing power and functionality.
  • While it’ll still bother gamers that feel they need the latest and greatest, it’s perfectly acceptable for the vast majority.

From the hardware point of view, I think Asus has nailed the concept of bringing a powerful gaming phone into your pocket. For cameras, the Black Shark 4 pro uses a 64MP for its primary camera, a 5MP for macro, and an 8MP for ultra-wide, with the front-facing one coming in at 20MP. Of course, it’s not going to beat something like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, but that phone costs at least $1,200 to the Black Shark 4 Pro’s $579. Speaking of which, the Black Shark 4 Pro has convenient pop-up triggers embedded in the phone’s sides. They’re placed right where your index fingers naturally rest when holding the phone in firmware files landscape, which is excellent for high-intensity gaming. I even found myself using them in slower-paced games because the buttons were just that comfortable.

black shark 4 pros and cons

The stereo speakers clearly show more low mids and even a bit of bass in our measurements. The smartphone stands out with good sound in everyday use, which is not completely convincing, but still sounds better than many other smartphones in this price range. Under heavy usage, the Black Shark 4 Pro lasted about five hours in my experience, but trended towards a lower lifespan. I left it on, playing music, scrolling through social media pages, and, of course, gaming. If I wasn’t purposefully trying to drain its battery, it lasted all day just fine. It’s a marginal increase, but that little boost could mean that the Black Shark 4 Pro stays a viable option for gamers that much longer.

  • To put that into context, you can charge the Black Shark 4 in under 15 minutes.
  • The smartphone manufacturer’s are using their own Custom operating systems.
  • That’s with heavy social media browsing, an hour or two of YouTube, music streaming, and of course, gaming.
  • The screen is made of the most advanced E4 luminescent material in the industry.

It’s slightly reflective and dark so even though the device is indeed a fingerprint magnet, it was hard to notice them. I suggest you wait three hours for the update to settle and then restart your phone. Is your Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro overheating after the recent update? When you use Mobile Data, it gets worse, and when you use Mobile Data when the signals are weak, it gets worst for your phone to manage heat. Suppose you don’t see any new updates, backup your data and do a factory reset.

Coming to cameras, it has a 64 MP rear camera and a 20 MP front camera for selfies. There is a fingerprint sensor present on the Black Shark 4 Pro as well, along with a magnetic field sensor (compass), gyroscope sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer sensor.

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