The 6.67″ display is sleek and tall, plenty of screen real estate for all my gaming. The bezels were surprisingly thin all around, with a little tiny cutout for the front-facing camera. In the post, it’s stated that the Black Shark 4 is coming soon and that it’ll feature 120W charging that’ll fully charge its 4,500mAh battery in just 15 minutes. However, electronic devices are designed to control the heat and monitor the device temperature.
- I’m used to gaming phones having some odd touches to their software to match the maximalist approach to hardware design, but this Black Shark phone takes the cake with its built-in “Shark Chan” app.
- In addition, the Black Shark 4 Pro also supports three custom screen refresh rates among 60Hz, 90Hz, and 144Hz.
- This just lets you know if you might end up pushing your phone too hard, suggesting that you turn the graphics back down.
- If you’re like me and frequently forgetting to charge your phone overnight or use your phone heavily for longer sessions, the combination of a long-lasting and quick charging battery is great.
Those numbers are not “all-day battery life” by any means, but Black Shark makes up for it with an amazing 120W HyperCharge technology. Using the proprietary USB-A to USB-C cable and charging adapter, the 4 Pro can charge from 0% to 100% in a frighteningly-fast 20 minutes. It’s not reflex-inducing hot, but enough to make you think twice about using the phone while plugged in. Software features like that and more are prevalent throughout JoyUI 12, Black Shark’s skin over Android 11. From the live wallpapers to the various in-game enhancements, there is a multitude of settings to play with on the device. While I’m more in favor of minimalism and burdenless user experiences, gamers may appreciate what JoyUI has to offer.
The Shadow Black variant that I’ve been testing has a sleek, pebble-like backing, with an all-glass build that screams (and feels) premium. Black Shark’s signature X motif on the back is subtle, yet sophisticated enough to mesmerize anyone who spends a second longer staring at it. The phone comes with a 6.67-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. Black Shark 4 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor. The Black Shark 4 runs Android 11 and is powered by a 4500mAh battery. For the camera, it has a 20-megapixels wide selfie snapper, a triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixels (Sony IMX582 Exmor RS sensor) primary shooter, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 5MP macro lens. When it comes to video recording, download the stock firmware the phone can capture up to 4K resolution with 960fps slow motion video and 1080p on the front.
- It just goes to show that when it comes to comparing the Snapdragon 870 versus the newer Snapdragon 888, the differences are negligible.
- Download Mode on Samsung devices is also known as the Odin Mode.
- With regard to the rest of the daily tasks, the user will not feel any shortcomings, regardless of the size of the application they use.
- Both phones come with some industry-first specifications for Android devices, such as an SSD for storage.
- Before attempting to flash a firmware flash file, it’s recommended to back up any important data on the device, as the process may erase all of the data stored on it.
You can adjust the overall sensitivity, stability, or even precision so that the screen identifies subtleties and the different speeds at which you scroll your fingers over it. You know, the kind of bottle in the sea sent by NASA to communicate with an extraterrestrial civilization to explain to them what humanity is and to show them the location of the Earth? This is a rather consistent theme with the space-like feel picked by the manufacturer this year. The 8MP ultrawide does a decent job correction distortion but occasionally hits off the wrong white balance and goes towards the green side of things. Colors were excellent for its price, taking full advantage of the Super AMOLED panel to provide inky blacks and vivid spectrums. 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.