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Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB) vs Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)

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

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Compare Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite XXiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)18Points
Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)
6.67"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

20mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
6.39"
AMOLED

1080x2340

48
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4030
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)

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 (256GB)18 Advantages Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)vsMi 9 Lite (128GB)7 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
+3.2GHz 64bit Octa-Core34%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (221GB available)103%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (109GB available)
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR8
+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"4%
Larger screen
vs6.39"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP5%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+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 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh12%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4030 mAh
+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
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
210 grams (7.35 ounces)vs+179 grams (6.27 ounces)17%
Lighter
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+8.67 millimeters (0.34 inches)14%
Thinner
395 PPIvs+403 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(front) 20MPvs+(front) 32MP61%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

32 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+25 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
ModelBlack Shark 4S (256GB)Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
Other model namesBlack Shark 4S (256GB+12GB RAM), 黑鲨4SXiaomi 9 Lite M1904F3BG (Global), Xiaomi Pyxis
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandXiaomiXiaomi
Release date10/16/2021, Announced: 10/13/20219/1/2019
Depth9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)8.67 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)76.21 x 163.69 millimeters (3 x 6.44 in)74.5 x 156.8 millimeters (2.93 x 6.17 in)
Weight210 grams (7.35 ounces)179 grams (6.27 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
System versionAndroid 11Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
User InterfaceJoy UI 12feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (SM8250-AC) (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SDM710 (10nm)
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 Dual-Core Kryo 360 Gold
1.7GHz Hexa-Core Kryo 360 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (670MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 616 500Mhz
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 710538 (v9)
Geekbench: 3451 (v5.1)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (221GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.67" inches6.39" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~86.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features144Hz, 1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
60Hz, 430nits[typ]
HDR8

📶 Mobile networks

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps800/150 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 Cat15/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40)
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 (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2120°1/4"1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.4AF
(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"13mm
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm 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 (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels6528x4896 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 pixel1.6µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (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 (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (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)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, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (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 (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4030 mAh
Charger, watts120W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
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, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White, Gundam
- Liquid Cooling System
- Physical pop-up gaming triggers
- Colors: Black, Blue, White
- MIUI 10

☢️ Radiation rate

Xiaomi Black Shark 4S (256GB)Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.19W/kg (head), 1.15W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered1.42W/kg (head), 1.4W/kg (body)
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