A few weeks with this phone, and its changed my perspective on mobile gaming. The biggest thing that’s been holding me back, especially for MOBAS and shooters, is the notoriously Stock Firmware hard-to-use and imprecise touch-screen controls. With Black Shark’s latest release of the Black Shark 4, they’ve got a couple of tricks to fix all that, the two biggest being, a highly responsive touchscreen, and physical buttons.
However, the Black Shark 4 Pro will use the latest flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC. Sources says that the Black Shark 4 smartphone will be the cheapest flagship with support for 120-watt fast charging.
As for the 8MP ultra-wide and 5MP macro, photos taken were often lacking in detail and, oddly enough, less saturated than what the main lens produced. I will say that the ultra-wide did a decent job at preventing any lens distortion, making landscape photos appear more natural. There’s a mix of colors for the Black Shark to process and the camera does a fairly decent job at it. The flowers are vibrant, the petals of the rose are detailed and distinct, and to top it all off, there’s a natural blur behind the bouquet. While the Black Shark gave the flowers a little more saturation than how they look in real life, the picture is good enough to share.
At the back a small Black Shark 4 logo can be seen being enveloped by an X pattern that gives off a metallic gradient that seems to move when you tilt it. 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. Firmware is the software that runs on Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro.
- Xiaomi has successfully developed its gaming smartphone further with the Black Shark 4 and delivers a good gamer phone in a comparatively discreet design.
- Basically, this mobile firmware is used for flashing, updating or unbrick your android mobile phone.
- This is also where you can configure your triggers, refresh rate, touch sensitivity, audio settings, network preferences, and even the RGB light effects.
- You might not have noticed it, but smartphones process the pictures and videos captured by the camera.
Holding the Black Shark 4 with one hand is ultimately not very comfortable, and I most often found myself using both hands. Likewise, even though the phone is relatively thin at only 0.39 inches (10mm), it’s 6.42 inches (163mm) tall and 3 inches (76mm) wide. It also has a fingerprint reader in the middle of the right side. It responds quickly and is situated at a reasonably good height to reach it easiest when holding the phone with one hand. Smaller hands might struggle, however, as it is still a bit of a stretch given how big this screen is. Important connectivity includes 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C 2.0, and (thankfully) a headphone jack, which can be handy for a latency-free audio experience while gaming. The Black Shark 4 Pro is a capable gaming phone, even with a 2021 spec.