The new Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro phone has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.67 in (inches) 6.7 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Operating System JOYUI 12.5 (MIUI 12) JOYUI 12.5 (MIUI 12)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/5 MP 64/12/12 MP
Front Camera 20 MP 10 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 4800 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 4 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Sandwich liquid cooling system. Running on JOYUI 12.5 (MIUI 12) operating system.

Both phones are using the same processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888..

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 680, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on JOYUI 12.5 (MIUI 12) OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus has the Adreno 660 graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 6.6% (percent) less powerful than the 4800 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and Dual-cell battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The smartphone is using a E4 AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.67 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro is a 0.4% smaller than Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
111% DCI-P3 120Hz refresh rate (adaptive)
1300 cd/m² peak brightness 1300 cd/m² peak brightness
144 Hz refresh rate Always-On Display
5000000:1 Capacitive
720 Hz touch sampling rate Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Capacitive HDR10+
Display manufacturer – Samsung Infinity-O Display
HDR10+ Multi-touch
MEMC technology Scratch resistant
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 5550 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Quad channel.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 gigabytes.

The maximum capacity offered by the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro is 16 gigabytes ,which is a 100% bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus with 8 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus with 256 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/8/5 MP , the flash type is LED , a pixel size of 0.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX563 (#2) , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
3-element lens (#3) 1080p @ 240 fps
5-element lens (#2) 2160p @ 60 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 3x hybrid optical zoom (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Autofocus Angle of view – 76° (#3)
Autofocus (2-10 cm) (#3) Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Digital image stabilization Autofocus
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Dual OIS
Geotagging Exposure compensation
HDR Face detection
ISO settings Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
Macro mode Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3)
Optical zoom Geotagging
Panorama HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) HDR10+ video recording
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#2) ISO settings
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#3) Object tracking AF
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) OIS (#3)
Scene mode Optical image stabilization
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide angle) Optical zoom
Self-timer Panorama
Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Touch focus Phase detection with Dual Pixel
White balance settings Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Sensor edition – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/1.76″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro comes with a 20 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
20 MP 10 MP
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Aperture:f/2.2
Aperture:f/2.5 Autofocus
LE (Low Energy) HDR
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination) Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) GPRS
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ LTE Cat 20
LTE UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro price is $615 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus price tag is $1100

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