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Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB) vs HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Black Shark 4S vs HTC U11 Life phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare HTC U11 Life XXiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)19Points
Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)
6.67"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

20mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
5.2"
SLCD5

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2600
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)

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 4S (128GB/12GB)19 Advantages Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)vsU11 Life (32GB NA)6 Advantages HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
+3.2GHz 64bit Octa-Core32%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR53 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4
+128GB (103GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB available)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT Super LCD 5
+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.67"28%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(front) 20MP25%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 16MP
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.1 Nougat
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh73%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2600 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+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 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
210 grams (7.35 ounces)vs+142 grams (4.97 ounces)48%
Lighter
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)22%
Thinner
395 PPIvs+424 PPI7%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

26 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+19 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
ModelBlack Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)U11 Life (32GB NA)
Other model namesBlack Shark 4S (128GB+12GB RAM), 黑鲨4ST-Mobile HTC U11 Life (North America), HTC Ocean Life
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
CanadaUSA
Canada, USA
BrandXiaomiHTC
Release date10/16/2021, Announced: 10/13/202111/2/2017
Depth9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)76.21 x 163.69 millimeters (3 x 6.44 in)72.9 x 149.09 millimeters (2.87 x 5.87 in)
Weight210 grams (7.35 ounces)142 grams (4.97 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWaterproof (IP?)

🤖 Operating System

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
System versionAndroid 11Android 7.1 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User InterfaceJoy UI 12feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (SM8250-AC) (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630 (14nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
3.2GHz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 585
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (670MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 508
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 710538 (v9)
Geekbench: 3451 (v5.1)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR53GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.1
32GB (22GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT Super LCD 5
Screen size6.67" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~86.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~68.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display features144Hz, 1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
feature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps450/75 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat9 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,12,17,13,28,20,66)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78)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+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
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-ANot supported

📷 Camera

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2120°1/4"1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.4AF
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@960fpsfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
LoudspeakerStereo sound with dual speakers
24-bit/192kHz
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh2600 mAh
Charger, watts120W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered17 hours
Standbyfeature not registered670 hours (27.9 days)

➕ Other features

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
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, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White, Gundam
- Liquid Cooling System
- Physical pop-up gaming triggers
- Colors: Black, Sapphire Blue, Ice White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Plastic body
- Plastic case included
- Amazon Alexa
- HTC Sense UI
- HTC BoomSound
- Hi-Res audio
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter
- Slow motion
- VoLTE
- Miracast
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1m and 30min

☢️ Radiation rate

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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