Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Review

Score: 88.3 / 100

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 is an amazing phone launched in 2021, coming with a great 3.2 gigahertz Octa-Core processing unit, an enormous 6.7 inches screen, a 48 megapixels back camera and a 20 MP front camera.

Xiaomi decided to equip the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SM8250-AC system chip, packing a great 3200 megahertz Octa-Core processing unit with a big 8 GB of RAM memory. This device counts with a 128 GB huge internal memory and even though it doesn't come with a slot for SD memory cards, it is still enough to install hundreds of applications and even the heaviest games currently available without worrying about how much memory is left.

Regarding its design, this cellphone is created with Plastic and Metal . This cellphone isn't very light comparing with today standards, weighting 7.41 oz. Xiaomi is offering this cellphone in two colors, mirror black and pale grey. This device's thickness (0.41") is a little far from today's standards, but it still feels quite comfortable in the user's hand. This device only has 6.45 inches long, but it's still able to fit a a 6.7 inches screen.

This cellphone has a completely amazing 1080 x 2400 6.7 inches screen, which makes it impossible to even see the pixels in the screen.

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 includes wifi capability (which can be provided to other devices as a mobile hotspot), 5G blazing fast connection type, LTE-A 4G super fast connection and also HSPA+ internet connection (which is a slower 4G technology) and fast 3G connection type, over HSDPA technologies. This cellphone doesn't have a sim card, because it is not a GSM device.

This phone has two cameras, a 48 megapixels back-facing camera and a 20 megapixels front camera. Its back-facing camera lens has a f/1.8 aperture so it can shoot very nice pictures even in low light environments. It is capable of filming videos in 3840x2160 (4K) at 60 fps, and 1280x720 HD slow-motion videos up to 960 fps.

This cellphone counts with an awesome 4500 mAh Li - Polymer non-replaceable battery, enough to provide the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 with an extremely long battery life. An issue to consider is that the Xiaomi Black Shark 4's battery isn't removable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts to get older, even though with such a great capacity you will probably discard this device before that becomes a real problem.

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 also comes with lots of interesting features such as Biometric fingerprint, NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your cellphone close to another NFC device or tag), Bluetooth (5.0 ) and GPS (Global Positioning System), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This phone may not be such a good choice considering it is offerred for 499 dollars, and many similar phones can be found for less money. No matter whether you are looking for a device to play lots of games, need a phone for work, want a phone to majorly use social networks or you love taking photos, you will definitely be very pleased with this cellphone. This cellphone sells with Black Shark 4, USB Type-C data cable, Quick Start Guide , Fast Charge Power Adapter, Screen Protector, SIM TrayEjector and Protective Case.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 11
Dimensions:6.45 x 3.01 x 0.41 inchesMetric16.38 x 7.65 x 1.04 cmImperial
Weight:7.41 ouncesMetric210.07 gImperial
Colors:Mirror Black and Pale Grey
Materials:Metal and Plastic
Accessories:Black Shark 4, Fast Charge Power Adapter, Protective Case, Quick Start Guide , SIM TrayEjector, Screen Protector, USB Type-C data cable
Release date:2021-05-06
Price:$ 499.00


Size:6.7 inchesMetric17 cmImperial
Resolution:2400 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density:393 pixels per inchMetric154.72 pixels per cmImperial
Brightness:1300 cd/m2
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SM8250-AC
Processor:Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm (Octa-Core 3200 MHz)
RAM Memory:8 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 650
Internal Memory:128 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li - Polymer
Capacity:4500 mAh


Back camera:48 megapixels
    Sensor size:0.5 inches (1/2")
Front camera:20 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (60 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (960 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Slow Motion Video (32 times slower)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
Dual SIM:Yes
5G Bands:n1, n3, n8, n28, n41, n77, n78, n79
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)
Technologies:5G, LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G) and HSDPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor