Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro vs Sony Xperia Pro – Review, specifications and prices

The new Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro handset 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 Sony Xperia Pro also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro Sony Xperia Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.67 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System JOYUI 12.5 (MIUI 12) JOYUI 12.5 (MIUI 12)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1644 x 3840 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) 512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/5 MP 12/12/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 20 MP 8 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 4000 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.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,Elite Gaming and Game Enhancer. 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 Sony Xperia Pro has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 12.5% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Sony Xperia Pro. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and Dual-cell battery.
The Sony Xperia Pro battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Sony Xperia Pro is featuring a P-OLED display with 1644 x 3840 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro is a 2.6% bigger than Sony Xperia Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro Sony Xperia Pro
111% DCI-P3 100% DCI-P3
1300 cd/m² peak brightness 400 cd/m²
144 Hz refresh rate Capacitive
5000000:1 Corning Gorilla Glass 6
720 Hz touch sampling rate Dynamic contrast enhancement
Capacitive Dynamic Vibration system
Display manufacturer – Samsung HDR
HDR10+ Motion Blur Reduction
MEMC technology Multi-touch
Multi-touch Peak brightness – 650 cd/m²
Scratch resistant Scratch resistant
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality display

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 Sony Xperia Pro is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X 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 Sony Xperia Pro 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, the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro gives a 300% more storage memory capacity than Sony Xperia Pro.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Sony Xperia Pro gets you or 512 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 Sony Xperia Pro rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length and 35 mm:24 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX555 , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

Sony
Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro Sony Xperia Pro
3-element lens (#3) 1080p @ 960 fps
5-element lens (#2) 3x optical zoom (#2)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Angle of view – 130° (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3)
Autofocus Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2)
Autofocus (2-10 cm) (#3) Autofocus
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
Digital image stabilization Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Dual Pixel PDAF
Face detection Dual Pixel PDAF (#3)
Geotagging Exposure compensation
HDR Face detection
ISO settings Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#3)
Macro mode Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#2)
Optical zoom Geotagging
Panorama HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) ISO settings
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#2) OIS / EIS video stabilization (#2)
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#3) Optical image stabilization
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Panorama
Scene mode Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide angle) Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
Self-timer Pixel size – 1.4 m (#2)
Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro) Scene mode
Touch focus Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
White balance settings Self-timer
Sensor size – 1/2.6″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Touch focus
White balance settings
Zeiss lens

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Sony Xperia Pro has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro Sony Xperia Pro
20 MP 8 MP
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/2.5 Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm
LE (Low Energy) Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

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 Sony Xperia Pro
5G NSA 5G is market-dependent
5G SA 5G mmWave
Built-in 5G modem 5G NSA
EDGE 5G SA
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) 5G sub-6 Ghz
GPRS Built-in 5G modem
HSPA+ EDGE
LTE GPRS
UMTS(384 kbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro price is $615 and the Sony Xperia Pro price tag is $2500

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