One of the most prominent problems with the phone is its availability in the markets, as it cannot be purchased in many markets, including Egypt, and is not available in all countries of Europe and the Middle East. The memory is quite fast thanks to the UFS 3.1 memory and proves to be reliable and fast in our benchmarks. The frequency of 162.3 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.
There’s no question that the Black Shark 4 Pro is a capable handset, but for how long on a single charge? That’s with heavy social media browsing, an hour or two of YouTube, music streaming, and of course, gaming. With heavy gaming, which you’ll likely do if you’re reading this review, expect to get about three hours of usage before needing to charge up the phone. Smartphone cameras have come a long way over the last decade. More than ever, we rely on these mobile gadgets to capture and relive our best moments, so having a reliable camera system is a must. The Black Shark 4 Pro fields a triple camera setup at the rear, with a 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide, and a 5MP macro.
- This power is kept at optimal temperatures via a “sandwich” liquid cooling system that keeps thermals at an stock ROMs optimal level.
- It’s not the most impressive gaming-focused feature though; that award goes to the magnetic pop-up triggers, found on the right-side of the smartphone (or the top left and right when gaming horizontally).
- 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.
- But the gaming-centric design, such as the triangle LED, may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
The Black Shark 4 Pro puts out outstanding performance consistently and you can easily game for hours without any hitch. The snappy refresh rates and uber responsive AMOLED display will have you winning against friends for ages. This phone chews processor-heavy multi-tasking for breakfast and spits out a buttery smooth user experience. So far, I haven’t faced any major issues with JOYUI and I hope it stays that way.
The FHD+ (1080 x 2400) display measures in at an impressive 6.67in, with E4 AMOLED tech providing a vivid, bright and detailed visual experience perfect for mobile gaming and movie watching alike. Lastly, the most notable design switch-up from last year’s Black Shark 4 is the use of a frosted matte backing. To Black Shark’s credit, this one minor change makes a world of difference for hand-feel, resistance to fingerprint smudges, and comfort when gaming for hours on end. The satin-like finish is cool to the touch and most users will likely appreciate the change in hardware. Like the pop-up triggers, the side-mounted fingerprint sensor of the Black Shark is very sensitive.