At the new product launch conference on the 13th last month, Black Shark officially brought its own upgraded flagship new product Black Shark 4S/4S Pro in the second half of the year.
From the product naming, it is not difficult to see that these two new phones appeared as small upgrades of the Black Shark 4 series. After all, Qualcomm released the Snapdragon 888Plus processor. As a mobile phone brand positioned in the game market, any market A little bit of hardware improvement is to be used to arm a new product, which is also what a gaming phone must do, and it is also popular and sought after by players and brand users.
After all, performance, there is no strongest, only stronger, and what players want is to always have the current “strongest”.
The specific configuration parameters of the Black Shark 4S Pro are as follows:
The Black Shark 4S has already had its first Review on this site, and the link is here: Generally speaking, the two mobile phones are only different in three points: the core processor, the rear camera main camera and the SSD disk array technology, and the others are basically the same.
The outer box is the classic design of the Black Shark. The black + green color scheme not only looks very game, but also has a very trendy feeling. Green is also the most eye-catching color of the Black Shark.
The packaging box randomly contains the charging head, data cable, three-pack manual and mobile phone case. It is also a counter-trend brand (manual dog head) that goes against the environment of “environmental protection”.
The author thinks that if mobile phone manufacturers around the world do not send mobile phone charging heads, gaming phone brands will be the last holdouts, because this is the most basic sentiment they provide as a game category, and it is also a necessary attitude.
On the front screen, the Black Shark 4S Pro is equipped with a 6.67-inch Samsung E4 AMOLED straight screen with a resolution of 2400×1080, supports 144Hz refresh rate + 720Hz touch sampling rate, multi-finger touch delay as low as 8.3ms, 1300nit peak brightness, JNCD≈0.36, delta E≈0.35, passed the SGS eye protection certification.
A screen with excellent quality is the first feeling of experiencing a mobile phone, and if this screen is a straight screen, it can only be found on game phones in the current market, and everyone must cherish it.
On the rear lens, the Black Shark 4S Pro uses a combination of three-camera lenses. The three lenses are 64-megapixel main camera + 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle + 5-megapixel. The lens adopts a horizontal layout, which seems to be the current mobile phone market. The only one on the list, it is very highly recognizable among the thousands of mobile phones with matrix lenses in the upper left corner.
Compared with the Black Shark 4S, the back shell of the Black Shark 4S Pro has the same material, but the details are more refined. As can be seen from the official comparison chart, the Black Shark 4S Pro has more lines on the back shell. , it seems that the integrity is stronger, and the atmosphere of the battle is more abundant, and the Black Shark 4S Pro also adds equivalent display and adjustment to the rear shell, which can better meet the preferences of gamers, games, How can there be no lights?
In addition to the lighting effect, the Black Shark 4S Pro also retains the 3.5mm headphone jack. Comrades, the flagship mobile phone with the top price of 5499 yuan still gives you the headphone jack. How many can you find on the market? If the game phone is removed, it should be extinct, right?
The overall feel of the Black Shark 4S Pro is very thick, and it has a solid feeling in the hand. Compared with the thin and light feel, the game product seems to be heavy and can give players feedback.
2. Taking pictures
In terms of taking pictures, the price of the game is the key word, but enough and being able to scan the code are the key words, but because of the help of MIUI in the software, the black shark 4S Pro’s casual photo proofs are still very highly appreciated, worthy of other homes. The imaging effect of the brand’s mid-range machine.
Let’s look directly at the proofs. The daytime proofs of the Black Shark 4S Pro are as follows. The photos are only compressed for size, and the pictures are not adjusted by any modification.
As can be seen from the proofs, the texture of plant details, the blurring of the background and the rendering of various complex colors, the Black Shark 4S Pro can be well represented, especially the photo of the fallen leaves, if you erase the camera In terms of logo, many people may not believe that a product positioned as a gaming phone can have such a good performance in color, and can express the sense of picture in a warm autumn day.
Because there is no telephoto camera, the telephoto end of the Black Shark 4S Pro only supports up to 5x digital zoom. Let’s take a look at its sample performance at different focal lengths.
Ultra wide angle:
The proofs of the ultra-wide-angle and telephoto ends are quite satisfactory. After all, only many mobile phones that focus on the ultimate image photography will use the optical zoom telephoto lens, and the positioning of the Black Shark 4S Pro obviously does not belong to that category. Temporary Taking a long-range shot can be done as a matter of urgency.
The performance of the Black Shark 4S Pro in the night scene proofs is the most beyond my expectations, because its night scene mode photos can deal with the dark places in the dark night very well, not only let you see, but also let you see It is clear, and the overall picture does not have any smearing and blurring, and it is relatively translucent, which can be clearly distinguished on the proof comparison map.
The following two sets of proofs are compared, the top picture: the night scene mode is not turned on, the bottom picture: the night scene mode is turned on.
In terms of processor selection, Black Shark 4S Pro, as a member of the gaming phone category, will of course choose Snapdragon 888 Plus. As the standard configuration of flagship phones in the second half of 2021, Snapdragon 888 Plus can be said to be the key to their upgrade. It can even be said that if Qualcomm does not bring the Snapdragon 888 Plus, there will be no flagship phones to be released in the mobile phone market in the second half of 2021, because for domestic users, if only these upgrades are fast charging in images, it is not enough to support them. The desire to spend money to buy a replacement machine is different, but the performance is different. Even if it is only a little improvement, it is better than the previous generation.
Of course, in addition to the Snapdragon 888Plus, the Black Shark’s LPDDR5 6400MHz and enhanced UFS3.1+SSD disk array system will not be absent, so you can rest assured when it comes to running points.
After the actual test of AnTuTu V9, the 16+512G top version of the Black Shark 4S Pro in the author’s hands has a running score of 861161 points.
Specific to each sub-score, the CPU score is 209155 points, the GPU score is 310340 points, and the storage test score is 98397 points, of which the read speed has reached 2970.0MB/s, and the write speed has reached 2038.1MB/s.
Black Shark’s SSD disk array system has brought a great improvement to the mobile phone’s storage score. It can be said to be a leap forward. It is also the highest storage score among the mobile phones that the author has tested so far. It is about to break through six. With the digit mark, gaming phones are really pioneers in improving performance.
The hardware configuration of Black Shark 4S Pro can be said to be consistent with the level of Black Shark, that is, everything must be the strongest, fastest and best. It sounds very consistent with the theme of the Olympic Games. If the mobile phone market is an Olympic war, The Black Shark 4S Pro is definitely a rising star on the field this year.
4. Games and Battery
The battery capacity of the Black Shark 4S Pro is 4500mAh, and it supports 120W super fast charging, one of the skills of the Black Shark. No matter what kind of user, this is an experience that is difficult to use.
In terms of games, after the author played “Peace Elite” for 30 minutes, the remaining battery power dropped from 86% to 71%. The battery consumption of Black Shark 4S Pro was 15%, and the game picture quality and frame rate were smooth. +90Hz, the picture and frame rate experience is definitely the current top level, and the game state is very stable, and there is no frame drop.
In another game “Genshin Impact”, after 30 minutes of game time, the picture quality is all turned on to the highest and the limit and the 60Hz refresh rate, the remaining power display of the Black Shark 4S Pro dropped from 68% to 46%, and the power consumption was 22%. .
Here is an extra point to say that it has an excellent and unique experience in gaming. Because of the addition of the dual-disk system and the “extreme speed mode”, the Black Shark 4S Pro loads very fast when starting the game, allowing players to return to the battlefield in an instant. , especially when starting a game with a super-large map like “Genshin Impact”, the moment the door is opened, the game does not actually start, and the waiting begins when the map is read. can be effectively shortened.
Compared with the mobile phones tested in the past, whether it is a gaming mobile phone or a flagship machine of various companies, the Black Shark 4S Pro is the largest in terms of game battery power consumption, and “Yuanshen” has undergone multiple rounds of continuous battles (such as brushing materials). And the abyss), the palm can clearly feel the heat from the back of the phone, but the good thing is that the game experience can be guaranteed to be as good as ever without much loss.
The two products, Black Shark 4S and 4S Pro, have the same cooling system. Both have built-in sandwich liquid cooling system 2.0. The front of the motherboard uses a 3400mm² large-area and high-cavity liquid-cooled heat sink for direct contact heat dissipation. A strip-shaped power pump with a 3D three-dimensional capillary structure runs through the heat dissipation plate to accelerate the liquid flow inside the liquid-cooled heat dissipation, so that it can quickly dissipate heat. There is also a 500mm² liquid-cooled heat dissipation pipe on the back of the motherboard to form a three-dimensional heat dissipation.
In fact, this is already a very mature and powerful configuration in the current mobile phone cooling solution. In such a situation, it can only be said that the stronger the performance, the more energy it needs to consume.
However, although the power consumption is fast, it is also fast, just like when I was fighting monsters, although I kept scraping the boss, but I couldn’t help but we could recover blood, and the nurse could also be used as a thug.
In the actual charging test, the remaining power consumption of the battery is 1% to start charging. Use the 120W original charger set that comes in the box to charge. It takes 15 minutes to fully charge the entire phone, which is faster than the official 35 minutes. Some, it can be charged to 48% in 5 minutes, and 78% in 10 minutes. It doesn’t even take a cup of coffee, and the Black Shark can return the fully charged state of 4500mAh to the player.
Compared with the Black Shark 4S, the Black Shark 4S Pro has been further improved in terms of performance and photography. The Black Shark 4S Pro can be said to have added all the good things that the current market and the Black Shark have been able to provide over the years as a mobile phone. The hardware necessary for a flagship machine, and in terms of software, Black Shark also has MIUI blessing, which is naturally more riding the wind and waves.
What makes me most emotional is the pricing. After giving users so many good things, Black Shark always gives users a price that seems a bit “humble” in terms of pricing. The top configuration of 16+512G is only 5499 yuan, see Looking at the price of the current mobile phone market, high-end phones have gone straight to the price of 7-8K, and the Black Shark makes them embarrassing.
There are always people who say that performance and hardware are not the criteria for judging a mobile phone, and hardware cannot be used to determine whether it is good or bad, but let’s put it this way, although a mobile phone with a good configuration cannot be 100% good, a mobile phone with a bad configuration will even enter this track. There are no qualifications for the competition. In addition, things like hand feel, rear shell, and photography can only be discussed on the basis of configuration.