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Xiaomi Black Shark 4S review: worth buying?

Created date: 11/18/2021, 17:02:14, Updated date: 11/18/2021, 19:00:48

We've conducted a detailed review of the Xiaomi Black Shark 4S, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

The camera function of Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4S has an ultrahigh performance 48 MP main camera. This allows you to make high-quality photos and will rarely leave you wanting with regard to camera performance. This will make using your camera fun.

In addition, the front camera of the Xiaomi Black Shark 4S has an extremely high resolution with 20 MP. You can take top-notch photos and the camera performance leaves no wishes unfilled. You will enjoy using your smartphone as your camera.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S's size

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4S is 3inches (76.2mm) wide, 6.4inches (163.7mm) tall, and 0.39inches (9.9mm) thick. I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the Xiaomi Black Shark 4S, it weighs about 7.4oz (210g). It feels a little heavy when held with one hand. It may tire your hand out if you operate it for too long a time.

In giving an overall rating to the Xiaomi Black Shark 4S, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S's screen

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4S has a 6.67 inch screen. The smartphone has a large, impressive screen, which allows you to enjoy photos and videos to the fullest. It is also very good for writing business documents and doing other work.

The screen of the Xiaomi Black Shark 4S is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The CPU performance of Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4S has an extremely high processing power of 3.2GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), so it can smoothly run any app out there with ease. Its performance ranks among the top-class of all smartphones released to date. It's well suited to running even the most demanding of 3D games with ease.

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4S has a very high RAM capacity at 12GB. There are few cases where the RAM capacity would be insufficient, so it is also well suited to multitasking. It's unlikely to feel slow even when switching between several different apps.

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4S is an exceptional high-end smartphone. You will be fully content with its performance in all areas. It is a must-have for you if operation performance is important for you.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S's storage capacity

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4S has 256GB of data storage, which is perfect for people who frequently take photos and videos. It is suited to taking both photos and videos, and is unlikely to feel inconvenient even with lots of apps or games installed.

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4S is not compatible with SD cards, so make sure you check that there's enough storage for your needs.

Overall assessment of Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4S is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

The merits and demerits of Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

The merits of Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

  • With the large display you can comfortably use it to watch videos and play games.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.
  • The extremely high-spec rear camera makes the phone great for taking photogenic and scenic shots.
  • Because the smartphone has a very high performance front camera, you can use it to make great shots of photospots and scenery.

The demerits of Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

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Specifications of Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S
ImageXiaomi Black Shark 4S
MakerXiaomi
Release date10/16, 2021
ColorBlack/White
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3inches (76.2mm) x 6.4inches (163.7mm) x 0.39inches (9.9mm)
Weight7.4oz (210g)
Display size6.67 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 2400
Pixel density394ppi
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250
CPU specs3.2GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size12GB
Storage size256GB
Rear-camera resolution48 MP
Front-camera resolution20 MP

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Comparing the specifications of Xiaomi Black Shark 4S against similar products

general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogeneral rating

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

79.4-Color:Black/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3inches (76.2mm) x 6.4inches (163.7mm) x 0.39inches (9.9mm), Weight:7.4oz (210g), Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:394ppi, Display size:6.67 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8250, CPU specs:3.2GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:12GB, Storage size:256GB, Rear-camera resolution:48 MP, Front-camera resolution:20 MP

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China)

74.4Color:Gray/Blue+Green/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.9mm) x 6.4inches (163.3mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm), Weight:6.8oz (193g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:398ppi, Display size:6.6 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6891Z Dimensity 1100 5G, CPU specs:2.6GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB, Storage size:256GB, Rear-camera resolution:64 MP, Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

76.3Color:Metallic Blue/Mint Green/Chromium White/Graphite Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.4mm) x 6.4inches (161.8mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm), Weight:6.7oz (190g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:404ppi, Display size:6.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G, CPU specs:2.2GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:128GB, Rear-camera resolution:48 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

74.2Color:Predator Black/Gunmetal Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0276inches (76.9mm) x 6.4inches (161.9mm) x 0.33inches (8.3mm), Weight:7.2oz (205g), Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:394ppi, Display size:6.67 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G, CPU specs:3.0GHz+2.6GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB, Storage size:256GB, Rear-camera resolution:64 MP, Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Xiaomi Poco X3 GT

78.5Color:Stargaze Black/Wave Blue/Cloud White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.9mm) x 6.4inches (163.3mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm), Weight:6.8oz (193g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:398ppi, Display size:6.6 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6891Z Dimensity 1100 5G, CPU specs:2.6GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB, Storage size:256GB, Rear-camera resolution:64 MP, Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Xiaomi Mix 4

73.4Color:Ceramic Black/Ceramic White/Shadow Gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.4mm) x 6.4inches (162.6mm) x 0.31inches (8mm), Weight:7.9oz (225g), Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:394ppi, Display size:6.67 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ 5G, CPU specs:2.99GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:12GB, Storage size:512GB, Rear-camera resolution:108 MP, Front-camera resolution:20 MP

Xiaomi Redmi 10

74.8Color:Carbon Gray/Pebble White/Sea Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.5mm) x 6.4inches (161.9mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm), Weight:6.4oz (181g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:404ppi, Display size:6.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek Helio G88, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:128GB, Rear-camera resolution:50 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

74.3Color:Astral White/Bifrost Blue/Phantom Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.6mm) x 6.3inches (161.2mm) x 0.38inches (9.6mm), Weight:6.8oz (192g), Display type:LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:404ppi, Display size:6.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek Helio G88, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:128GB, Rear-camera resolution:50 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

48.2-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3inches (76.2mm) x 6.4inches (163.7mm) x 0.39inches (9.9mm)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China)

49.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.9mm) x 6.4inches (163.3mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

50.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.4mm) x 6.4inches (161.8mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm)

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

49.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0276inches (76.9mm) x 6.4inches (161.9mm) x 0.33inches (8.3mm)

Xiaomi Poco X3 GT

49.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.9mm) x 6.4inches (163.3mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm)

Xiaomi Mix 4

50.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.4mm) x 6.4inches (162.6mm) x 0.31inches (8mm)

Xiaomi Redmi 10

50.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.5mm) x 6.4inches (161.9mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm)

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

49.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.6mm) x 6.3inches (161.2mm) x 0.38inches (9.6mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

48.6-Weight:7.4oz (210g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China)

53.2Weight:6.8oz (193g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

54.4Weight:6.7oz (190g)

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

49.3Weight:7.2oz (205g)

Xiaomi Poco X3 GT

53.2Weight:6.8oz (193g)

Xiaomi Mix 4

46.4Weight:7.9oz (225g)

Xiaomi Redmi 10

58.0Weight:6.4oz (181g)

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

53.6Weight:6.8oz (192g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

91.1-Display size:6.67 inch

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China)

91.0Display size:6.6 inch

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

90.8Display size:6.5 inch

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

91.1Display size:6.67 inch

Xiaomi Poco X3 GT

91.0Display size:6.6 inch

Xiaomi Mix 4

91.1Display size:6.67 inch

Xiaomi Redmi 10

90.8Display size:6.5 inch

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

90.8Display size:6.5 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

76.2-

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China)

76.2

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

76.2

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

76.2

Xiaomi Poco X3 GT

76.2

Xiaomi Mix 4

76.2

Xiaomi Redmi 10

76.2

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

76.2

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

99.0-RAM size:12GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China)

93.4RAM size:8GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

90.0RAM size:6GB

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

93.4RAM size:8GB

Xiaomi Poco X3 GT

93.4RAM size:8GB

Xiaomi Mix 4

99.0RAM size:12GB

Xiaomi Redmi 10

90.0RAM size:6GB

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

90.0RAM size:6GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

91.5-Storage size:256GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China)

91.5Storage size:256GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

90.0Storage size:128GB

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

91.5Storage size:256GB

Xiaomi Poco X3 GT

91.5Storage size:256GB

Xiaomi Mix 4

95.0Storage size:512GB

Xiaomi Redmi 10

90.0Storage size:128GB

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

90.0Storage size:128GB

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

97.8-Rear-camera resolution:48 MP

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China)

100.0Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

97.8Rear-camera resolution:48 MP

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

100.0Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

Xiaomi Poco X3 GT

100.0Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

Xiaomi Mix 4

100.0Rear-camera resolution:108 MP

Xiaomi Redmi 10

98.5Rear-camera resolution:50 MP

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

98.5Rear-camera resolution:50 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

81.0-Front-camera resolution:20 MP

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China)

75.4Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

75.4Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Xiaomi Poco X3 GT

75.4Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Xiaomi Mix 4

81.0Front-camera resolution:20 MP

Xiaomi Redmi 10

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

48.4-Color:Black/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3inches (76.2mm) x 6.4inches (163.7mm) x 0.39inches (9.9mm), Weight:7.4oz (210g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China)

51.3Color:Gray/Blue+Green/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.9mm) x 6.4inches (163.3mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm), Weight:6.8oz (193g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

52.3Color:Metallic Blue/Mint Green/Chromium White/Graphite Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.4mm) x 6.4inches (161.8mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm), Weight:6.7oz (190g)

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

49.3Color:Predator Black/Gunmetal Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0276inches (76.9mm) x 6.4inches (161.9mm) x 0.33inches (8.3mm), Weight:7.2oz (205g)

Xiaomi Poco X3 GT

51.3Color:Stargaze Black/Wave Blue/Cloud White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.9mm) x 6.4inches (163.3mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm), Weight:6.8oz (193g)

Xiaomi Mix 4

48.6Color:Ceramic Black/Ceramic White/Shadow Gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.4mm) x 6.4inches (162.6mm) x 0.31inches (8mm), Weight:7.9oz (225g)

Xiaomi Redmi 10

54.1Color:Carbon Gray/Pebble White/Sea Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.5mm) x 6.4inches (161.9mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm), Weight:6.4oz (181g)

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

51.6Color:Astral White/Bifrost Blue/Phantom Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.6mm) x 6.3inches (161.2mm) x 0.38inches (9.6mm), Weight:6.8oz (192g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

83.6-Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:394ppi

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China)

84.5Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:398ppi

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

85.0Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:404ppi

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

83.6Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:394ppi

Xiaomi Poco X3 GT

84.5Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:398ppi

Xiaomi Mix 4

83.6Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:394ppi

Xiaomi Redmi 10

85.0Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:404ppi

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

85.0Display type:LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:404ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

99.9-OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8250, CPU specs:3.2GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:12GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (China)

94.5OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6891Z Dimensity 1100 5G, CPU specs:2.6GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

90.5OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G, CPU specs:2.2GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT

97.3OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G, CPU specs:3.0GHz+2.6GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Xiaomi Poco X3 GT

94.5OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6891Z Dimensity 1100 5G, CPU specs:2.6GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Xiaomi Mix 4

99.0OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ 5G, CPU specs:2.99GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:12GB

Xiaomi Redmi 10

89.5OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek Helio G88, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

89.5OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek Helio G88, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

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