This article is brought to you by Black Shark Malaysia.
We’ve come across many different kinds of gaming smartphones here at Nasi Lemak Tech. We have tried the ROG Phone, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, and also the Black Shark series of smartphones. What I’m interested particularly in the new Black Shark gaming smartphones is – of course – the physical triggers.
The Black Shark 4 is technically using the company’s second iteration of physical popup shoulder triggers and while it does elevate the gaming experience to a whole new level – other parts of the phone need to keep up as well.
That is why the new Black Shark 4 comes with a fantastic 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with 144Hz refresh rate and also 720Hz touch sampling rate.
The first part is easy to understand – a higher refresh rate number is better for gaming – and in this case, because it’s using AMOLED, the pixel response time is very low and there is no image ghosting.
Then, the 720Hz touch sampling rate is a little more complicated. Within a second, the phone asks 720 times if there’s a finger touching the screen or not. This allows the touch to be immediately be read and picked up by the phone, allowing quicker response time.
Combined with the screen’s 144Hz refresh rate, everything is hyper-responsive and moves fluidly.
Our gaming experience with the Black Shark 4 has been really great and I dominated over the enemy team with ease. Granted, I’m a not-so-good COD Mobile player, but the physical popup triggers helped a lot.
The phone also never overheated when I played Genshin Impact at the highest graphical settings at 60fps. It got warm, yes, but it didn’t show me any overheat message or got too uncomfortable to hold.
This is a phone that is properly made to handle the Snapdragon 870 chipset, and I commend Black Shark for that.
Also, our sample of the Black Shark 4 came with the 120W charger. After many hours of gaming, we can juice up the Black Shark 4 from 15% to 100% battery in less than 20 minutes! That is insanely fast and yes – it is the fastest charging speed I’ve seen on a smartphone so far.
And because the Black Shark 4 is using a dual-cell battery design, charging the phone at 120W won’t be as damaging as other smartphones with fast charging technologies.
And hey – the Black Shark 4 will be officially available on their official Lazada and Shopee stores this 5th May 2021 at these prices. The Black Shark 4 is literally bringing the best gaming experience at an extremely low price.
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage @ RM2,299
- 12GB RAM + 256GB storage @ RM2,799
Buying directly from Black Shark Malaysia also grants you:
- 1 year of warranty
- 1 year of screen protection
- Aftersales service
And this is why I advise you to buy directly from Black Shark Malaysia because these services are essential. If anything happens to my phone, I want to get it fixed ASAP.