With some careful management, we think two days of use is perfectly possible with this phone, though it depends on what you’re doing. Pushing the phone with demanding games knocks the battery level down by about 20 percent per hour, though for less intensive tasks it’s much less than that, and most people probably won’t be gaming all day.
It’s a little hard to recognize at first because the phone employs a sort of faux-futuristic gaming aesthetic. The device’s AI assistant is an anime character that struck me as odd at first, but it never obscured anything important. The gamer-ish look and feel is great for a small audience, but others may be looking for something that just isn’t quite awkward to be caught with in public.
- But to make sure you take everything to your new device, you need a full backup.
- You can actually interact with the virtual avatar in the dedicated Shark Chan app.
- Black Shark lets you customize the color, pacing, and behavior of the LED in the settings, but I’ve become so used to keeping my phone face up that the feature is more of a gimmick than a tool.
- In a gaming monitor, the refresh rate standard is 144 Hz, and the price of these monitors can often reach or exceed $ 1,000.
They’re placed right where your index fingers naturally rest when holding the phone in landscape, which is excellent for high-intensity gaming. I even found myself using them in slower-paced games because the buttons were just that comfortable. Mobile Gaming has come a long way from those Java-powered flip phone games, and holding Xiaomi’s Black Shark 4 Pro in my hands is a firm reminder.