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Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

From $415 From 30 374 ₽ From 11 205 ₴
Status: Available.
Announced: October 2021.OS: Android 11. VDRD caring review: We advise you to buy!
  • Screen 6.67" Super AMOLED
  • Rear сamera 48 MP Wide 3 modules
  • Selfie camera 20 MP Wide
  • CPU 8 cores Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
  • Memory 8/12 GB RAM
  • Storage 128/256 GB ROM
  • Memory cards
  • Battery 4 500 mAh
  • Thickness 9.9 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
  • 5G network
All characteristics

Short description Xiaomi Black Shark 4S

This is a smartphone on Android 11 with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a very cool camera that has 3 modules (48 MP Wide, 8 MP UltraWide, 5 MP Macro), and the front camera here turned out to be very high quality, which can make beautiful selfies. And Xiaomi Black Shark 4S has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, cut-out notch above the screen (so that a selfie camera, speakers and additional sensors are placed there).

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Android version and market relevance

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S was announced by the company Xiaomi in October 2021 and in the same year official sales began in stores. The device was placed in the series of smartphones Xiaomi Black Shark. Xiaomi Black Shark 4S works on Android 11, but, unfortunately, this version of the software has not been updated. And before listing all the main characteristics of this model, it is important to note that in Xiaomi Black Shark 4S implemented support for working with two SIM cards and support for 5G networks (all 5G-smartphones).

And if you want to look at the competitors of this smartphone, then in our catalog on the page “Smartphones of the year 2021” all models of the same year are presented. And it will also be useful to look at the page with smartphones at a similar price, like Xiaomi Black Shark 4S — this is the price segment page “Above average smartphones from $400 to $500”.

Screen, body and battery

By the size of the Xiaomi Black Shark 4S screen, we were assigned to a segment phablets (smartphones with a huge screen), considering that the bezels around the screen are very small (all smartphones with an edge-to-edge screen). See for yourself, here is Super AMOLED-screen with diagonal 6.67″ and with a punch-like notch for selfie camera and sensors (display refresh rate — 144 Hz).

Dimensions of the screen dictate to us and the size of the case. At Xiaomi Black Shark 4S the case turned out very thick — 9.9 mm. Today you can easily choose and buy a new smartphone with a very thin case. The battery in this model has a capacity 4 500 mAh. This model could become a flip smartphone and get into our catalog on a separate page, where all phones with flexible screens are collected. Unfortunately, this did not happen. And therefore, if you are interested in smartphones with such top-end characteristics, we advise you to look at them in our catalog and get a deeper understanding in which direction the entire mobile electronics industry is moving. Perhaps, in a couple of years, every second person on the planet will have such flip smartphones.

Main camera and selfie camera

Take photos and videos on smartphone Xiaomi Black Shark 4S possible on the main camera (48 MP Wide + 8 MP UltraWide + 5 MP Macro) and on the front camera (20 MP Wide). We tried to group all smartphones in the catalog into segments and this model with such a main camera got in the top segment. At the moment this is one of the best cameras on the market, so we advise you to buy this smartphone and enjoy the quality of the photos and videos taken on his camera.

Processor and Internal Memory

The speed of the smartphone affects not only the optimized software (the newer Android, the better), but also the characteristics of the hardware: the processor and the amount of RAM. Xiaomi Black Shark 4S has 8-core Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm). You can select the RAM 8 GB or version 12 GB.

Available versions Xiaomi Black Shark 4S with different amount of built-in memory: 128/256 GB. Note that the more memory, the more expensive the smartphone.

Price for Xiaomi Black Shark 4S: buy or not to buy?

The choice to make is not difficult — to buy or not to buy — we will help you to solve it right now. New smartphone Xiaomi Black Shark 4S we took and carried out segmentation for the quality of the camera, screen size, battery capacity and processor performance. So, if you want to buy a smartphone with a huge screen, then this model perfectly suits you. If you want to receive super quality photos, you can safely take this smartphone and do not overpay for top models. And, finally, on the performance of the processor, this model is very powerful with a capacious battery here.

Having dealt with the average characteristics, it remains to understand whether it is worth all the declared price of $415 (without taxes and fees). Here everyone makes a choice for himself and evaluates all the pros and cons.

If something you did not fit this smartphone for purchase, then look in our catalog for a selection DROID smartphones. These are models that are now on sale, and that work under the new version of Android OS.

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13 October 2021

Another re-release of gaming smartphones from Xiaomi: two smartphones Black Shark 4S and 4S Pro with a price tag of $420

For those who like to play games on a smartphone, Xiaomi offers to buy a choice of one of the new smartphones: Black Shark 4S from $420 or Black Shark 4S Pro from $745. This is almost $100 more expensive than the predecessors Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro, which were announced in March 2021. Is it worth overpaying?

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S
Xiaomi Black Shark 4S and Black Shark 4S Pro

Let’s figure out why the prefix «S» in the name increases the price of a smartphone by almost $100. For example, the Pro model has a newer Snapdragon 888+ processor, but the screen, the main and front cameras remain the same. And the base model Black Shark 4S almost does not differ in characteristics from the Black Shark 4: it has the same screen, the same Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm) processor, battery, and so on. The only difference is the amount of RAM — instead of 6 GB, you can now choose a configuration from 8 GB. It seems that Xiaomi just needed to re-evaluate six months after the announcement of the Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro. And so that it does not look like a usual rise in price of existing models, it is logical to release supposedly «new» smartphones with similar characteristics, but more expensive by $100.

We picked up these models at a similar price.

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