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Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB) vs NGM Forward Active

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Black Shark 4 vs NGM Forward Active phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare NGM Forward Active XXiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)27Points
Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)
6.67"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

20mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
NGM Forward Active
5.7"
TFT

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

Quad-core

3200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)27 Advantages Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)vsForward Active4 Advantages NGM Forward Active
+3.2GHz 64bit Octa-core (7nm)160%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5GHz 32bit Quad-core
+8GB LPDDR57 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB
+128GB (103GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (11GB available)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1080x2400 pixels181%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+395 PPI53%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs258 PPI
+6.67"17%
Larger screen
vs5.7"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+(front) 20MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs3G+ HSPA+
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps94 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh41%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3200 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsHTML, XHTML
210 grams (7.35 ounces)vs+184 grams (6.44 ounces)14%
Lighter
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)25%
Thinner
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+Dragontrail GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

18 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+11 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
ModelBlack Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)Forward Active
Other model names黑鲨4 SHARK PRS-A0, KSR-A0, PRS-H0NGM Forward Active Dual Sim
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandXiaomiNGM
Release date3/30/2021, Announced: 3/23/202111/1/2013
Depth9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76.35 x 163.83 millimeters (3.01 x 6.45 in)81 x 163.5 millimeters (3.19 x 6.44 in)
Weight210 grams (7.35 ounces)184 grams (6.44 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
System versionAndroid 11Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
Firmware updateAndroid 12feature not registered
User InterfaceJoy UI 12 / 13feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (SM8250-AC) (7nm)32bit: MediaTek MT6589WT
CPUOcta-core, 3 processors:
1x 3.2GHz Kryo 585 (Single-core)
3x 2.42GHz Kryo 585 (Triple-core)
4x 1.8GHz Kryo 585 (Quad-core)
Quad-core, 1 processor:
4x 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A7 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (670MHz)PowerVR SXG544
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 617456 (v8)
Geekbench: 3448 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 54fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
RAM memory8GB LPDDR51GB
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.1
16GB (11GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD
Screen size6.67" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI258 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedDragontrail Glass
Refresh rate144Hzfeature not registered
Display features1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
Touch Sampling Rate: 720Hz
feature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
Maximum Download / Upload2000/1024 Mbps21/5.76 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Not supported
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2120°1/4"1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.4AF
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Camera extras4K@30/60fps
1080p@30/60fps
1080p@240/960fps (slow motion)
feature not registered

📸 Front camera

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
LoudspeakerStereo sound with dual speakers
24-bit/192kHz
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAC+

🔌 Connectivity

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh3200 mAh
Charger, watts120W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Wired charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered18.3 hours
Standbyfeature not registered460 hours (19.2 days)

➕ Other features

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Pale Grey, Blue, Silver
- Liquid Cooling System
- Physical pop-up gaming triggers
- Colors: Black, White
- Smart gestures
- Asphalt 6 Game (full)
- Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish
- WiFi display
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework

☢️ Radiation rate

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (128GB/8GB)NGM Forward Active
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.831W/kg (body)
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