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Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Black Shark 4S vs Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime XXiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)24Points
Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)
6.67"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

20mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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07PointsXiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)Compare Xiaomi Black Shark 4S X
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

13
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
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)24 Advantages Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)vsRedmi 9 Prime (128GB)7 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
+3.2GHz 64bit Octa-Core48%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR52 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+Aluminum body, glass front, plastic backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+144Hz140%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1080x2400 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+6.67"2%
Larger screen
vs6.53"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP120%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 13MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+1/2" inches55%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3.1" inches
+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 20MP149%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+120W6 times
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs18W
+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
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
210 grams (7.35 ounces)vs+198 grams (6.93 ounces)6%
Lighter
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+9.1 millimeters (0.36 inches)9%
Thinner
4500 mAhvs+5020 mAh12%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

27 Common items in both devices
128GB (103GB available) / 128GB (106GB available)
16 million
395 PPI
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+20 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
ModelBlack Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
Other model namesBlack Shark 4S (128GB+12GB RAM), 黑鲨4SXiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (M2004J19PI)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
India
India
BrandXiaomiXiaomi
Release date10/16/2021, Announced: 10/13/20218/4/2020
Depth9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)9.1 millimeters (0.36 inches)
Size (width x height)76.21 x 163.69 millimeters (3 x 6.44 in)77.01 x 163.32 millimeters (3.03 x 6.43 in)
Weight210 grams (7.35 ounces)198 grams (6.93 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)

🤖 Operating System

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
System versionAndroid 11Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User InterfaceJoy UI 12feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (SM8250-AC) (7nm)64bit - MediaTek Helio G80 (MT6769V) (12nm)
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:
2GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A75
1.8GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (670MHz)ARM Mali-G52 MC2 (950MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 710538 (v9)
Geekbench: 3451 (v5.1)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR54GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.67" inches6.53" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~86.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI395 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display features144Hz, 1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
60Hz, 400nits[typ]

📶 Mobile networks

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps300/50 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 850/900/1900/2100
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 Cat6 (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (40, 41)
VoLTE
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+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
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-AGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2120°1/4"1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.4AF
(quad camera)
13 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2118°1/4.0"1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
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)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
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 sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@960fpsfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels3264x2448 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 registered27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound with dual speakers
24-bit/192kHz
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
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
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh5020 mAh
Charger, watts120W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered31 hours (1.3 days)
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
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: Space Blue, Mint Green, Matte Black, Sunrise Flare
- MIUI 11
- 10W charger included

☢️ Radiation rate

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.85W/kg (head), 0.42W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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