Black Shark informed me that there should be no ads in the global ROM and that the teams will work on removing them. However, sensitivity is far more customizable on the Black Shark 5 Pro. 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.
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. However, the Black Shark Joy Buds were the stand-out accessory among the bunch. Noise-canceling, low latency, smart, and were sent with a charging case. Like everything else in the Black Shark suite of accessories, they have quick-connect functionality with the phone itself.
Pricing starts ¥2,499 or around $385 for the 8/128GB Black Shark 4, with the Black Shark 4 Pro starting at ¥3,999 or around $615 for the 8/128GB variant. Featuring the full suite firmware of Snapdragon Elite GamingTM technologies, the SnapdragonTM 870 boosts processing speeds by 12% and GPU speeds by 10% for elite mobile performance. Black Shark CEO Luo Yuyu Zhou had said at the Snapdragon Technology Summit that Black Shark would be one of the first manufacturers to carry the Snapdragon 888 flagship processor. Earlier reported that the next new Snapdragon 888 machines to be released include iQOO 7, Vivo X60 Pro+, Realme Race, OPPO Find X3 series, Black Shark 4, and more.
Especially when it comes to first-person shooters and MOBAS, nothing has really come close to a mouse and keyboard in terms of fast and precise controls for me. While there are a growing amount of games and applications that support 144Hz, more graphically intensive ones still might not hit 144fps. Playing Genshin Impact, for example, with more demanding environments which had a lot going on, could easily dip the FPS to the low 40s and even 30s, with graphics set to maximum quality.
- Xiaomi tried to sweeten the pot by throwing in the fancy-schmancy 120W HyperCharge support.
- The duo has been launched in China, and likely won’t come to other regions at least for a while.
- It’s handy for notifications when your phone is face-down on a table, but it doesn’t really benefit gamers – and it’s a fairly basic iteration compared to the lighting on the Asus ROG Phone 5S and
- Exposure changes are quite fast and without large visible gradations, and the autofocus usually works reliably.
Unsurprisingly, the iPhone SE’s A15 Bionic demolished this with 4,482, but as for this gaming phone’s real competition, the RedMagic 6R hit a multi-core score of 3,652 and matched the average FPS. The Black Shark 4 Pro features last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. This power is kept at optimal temperatures via a “sandwich” liquid cooling system that keeps thermals at an optimal level. As far as benchmarks go, we’ve seen the Snapdragon 888 deliver impressive results, but the 4 Pro takes its performance to another level. The Black Shark 4 Pro is being pitched as the ultimate budget gaming phone — packing a vivid AMOLED display, last year’s Snapdragon 888 tuned to its max and physical shoulder buttons over touch surfaces.