Black Shark 5 Pro review: This gaming phone helps you win all your Apex Legends Mobile games
However, electronic devices are designed to control the heat and monitor the device temperature. But if you don’t use the correct methods, you will only waste time and end up frustrated. Moving on to the internals, the Black Shark 4 Pro runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, while the Black Shark 4 settles for a ‘new’ Snapdragon 870. Memory/storage capacities max out at 12GB/256GB for the Black Shark 4 and 16GB/512GB for the Pro version. The Black Shark 4 Pro is also the world’s first-ever smartphone to run a solid-state drive. Renowned leaker Ice Universe posted the phone’s AndroBench numbers, which showed Sequential Reads of 3,000MB/s and Sequential Writes of 1,158MB/s. Both phones also pack an impressive set of speakers, which recently put it on the top of DXOMarks smartphone audio list.
- The Qualcomm Driver is compatible with all the Flash Tool, and the ADB Driver can be useful for establishing a connection between the mobile and the computer.
- However, screen size is not included in our calculation matrix because it is relative and difficult to quantify.
- The second was that in some combat situations, there were some definite frame drops.
- Having highly responsive physical buttons helped transform me from one of the worst at mobile shooters, to crushing the leaderboards.
- Games and special settings for gamers can be managed in the so-called Shark Space.
- There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, which comes into the market with a 5G integrated modem.
It also allows for game macros – something not found on most gaming phones – that allow you to trigger repetitive actions with a single tap of a button, further aligning the PC and mobile gaming experiences. The Black Shark 4 Pro is an exceptionally well-built gaming phone, with all the nuts and bolts that we’ve come to expect from one. Better yet, its $579 starting price undercuts most of the competition, without compromising on processing power and functionality. Just be prepared for the device’s heavy skin over Android, a slower cadence of software updates, and middling battery life. If you can get over those shortcomings, the Black Shark 4 Pro may be the gaming phone for you.
While the Black Shark 4 Pro was made for gaming, I wouldn’t go as far as to say that the camera system lags behind significantly. While using the Black Shark 4 Pro as my daily driver, I found it to perform as well, if not better, than what the numbers show.
- That’s fine with me because MIUI 12.5 is fantastic in terms of looks and usability alike, bringing a wide array of great features to the table.
- For the past few weeks, I’ve tested a number of long gaming sessions to see if the phone ever got hot to the touch or uncomfortable.
- Another feature that you miss out on with the Black Shark 4 Pro is any kind of waterproofing to keep your handset protected – so bear that in mind while using it.
- 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.
There is a Li-Polymer 4500mAh long-lasting battery, which provides 2 days of battery standby time. Moreover, there is a 120W fast charging adapter to charge this smartphone very fast.
Red Magic 6S Pro. 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.