The Black Shark 5 Pro has a gaming-centric design that is quite aggressive but also very neat. The coating at the back is particularly pleasant to the touch and even seems to “isolate” your hands from the heat produced by the SoC.
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.
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, the phone can capture up to 4K resolution with 960fps slow motion video and 1080p on the front.
- Meanwhile, the volume rocker is at the bottom edge while gaming in landscape orientation, which often leads to accidental presses.
- If you value performance over everything else, there isn’t a single thing you’d be left wanting for.
- In terms of Wi-Fi, the Black Shark 4 is on a good level and is on par with other gaming phones thanks to Wi-Fi 6 support.
- Smartphones dissipate heat stock ROMs via the body, but when we install a case, it decreases the effectiveness of the process.
- Download the firmware file from the link below and follow the recommended flashing instructions immediately after the download options.
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.