Hello everyone, today we have a potential leader in the low price segment – Blackview A80 Pro.
Why do I expect high popularity of this smartphone? See for yourself:
- Powerful filling – Helio P25 and memory kit 4/64
- Great large 6.5” display
- Good camera sensor Sony IMX258
- And a solid 4680 mAh battery
There are many other nice things, but this is already more than enough for the price segment of this device.
Blackview A80 Pro Overview and Package Contents
Blackview A80 Pro arrived to us in a simple white box with a good bundle:
- The blue smartphone itself in a transparent silicone case
- Envelope with a pin for the SIM card tray, papers and a screen protector
- Branded Earbuds
- USB Type-C Charging Cable
- 5V 2A charger
Now let’s take a closer look at this wonderful device. In terms of shape and design, Blackview is the most classic version of the inexpensive smartphone of 2019-2020.
A beautiful back cover with a gradient and a fingerprint scanner, smooth edges. There are as many as 4 cameras at the back, but, as expected, the only one of them is main.
The front panel is the same standard – a huge screen, narrow frames and a small teardrop-shaped front camera cutout on top. And, nicely, a light indicator next to it.
The display itself is very good and, in general, there are almost no complaints about it. It is very bright, juicy and clear, despite the size and resolution of HD + or 1560×720 pixels.
Except that the minimum brightness could be a little dimmer, but it’s very nice to look at the screen.
The main speaker has a decent volume, which can be boosted a little with an additional function in the settings. But it spoils the sound quality pretty much and I would not recommend it’s using. For watching videos and for calling it will be just right.
The bundled headphones are of mediocre quality, but thanks for that, you can listen to something a little.
Operating system and stuffing
The smartphone immediately began to show its agility, the desktop flies, applications open quickly. And all this thanks to the Helio P25 eight-core processor, which was recently installed in phones costing 2 times higher. A good Mali-T880 video chip is responsible for the graphics, it is capable of running all modern games, given the low screen resolution. You can play everything, but not on ultra settings.
Yes, even the notorious PUBG is played adequately. MOBA games fly at all, but I generally keep quiet about simple arcade games. (See the gameplay in the video review)
All this goodness is helped by 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM with a frequency of 1600 MHz and a considerable amount of internal memory – 64GB.
In synthetics, Blackview A80 Pro scores just over 100 thousand in Antutu, you can also evaluate the results in other benchmarks.
The Android 9 Pie operating system is covered with a proprietary Blackview shell. And although it does not impress me much, for most users it will be even more convenient than a regular Android launcher. Everything looks a little more visual, especially colorful icons. But all the main applications are standard, so only the desktop with a “curtain” and the appearance of the settings have undergone changes.
In terms of networks and interfaces, everything is standard, the smartphone supports all the necessary bands of 4G networks. Wi-Fi sees and connects to 5 GHz networks, while showing good speed. Bluetooth version 4.2, for the fifth version we will have to wait in the budget segment.
GPS also works well, after a few seconds near the window, it accurately determined the coordinates with an error of only 3 meters.
Despite the low cost, as many as 5 cameras were installed in Blackview (4 at the back and a front camera). And although 3 of them are just additional modules, the main modules have good, albeit slightly outdated, IMX258 and IMX239 sensors on the front camera.
During the day the main camera takes good photos.
Photo + HDR
Additional modes leave much to be desired, but nobody really uses them.
You can shoot videos in Full HD at 30 fps. The quality is certainly not super-duper, but if you try, you can save the beautiful moments of life.
The front camera has received a resolution of 8 MP, it can take good photos with good detail, as for social networks.
Autonomy of Blackview A80 Pro
I left the sweetest for a snack. Usually in cheap smartphones they save a lot on the battery, but the Blackview A80 Pro is not the case. It has a really big 4680 mAh battery. Real measurements show a result of about 4 or 4 thousand mAh with a little. But this is already more than enough with such a filling.
You can watch online videos on Youtube with the average brightness of the smartphone for 12 hours. All these measurements are very conditional, but in the average mode, the device should still be enough for one day of use, or even much more.
Well, was I able to convey to you an understanding of why the Blackview A80 Pro can gain popularity at least in early 2020 among affordable smartphones? I hope so!
The smartphone certainly has its drawbacks, but it is permissible for its price. I will not stop rejoicing that cheap devices get more and more decent characteristics and normal firmware without major problems. And it means that more people will be able to use good devices.
You can buy a smartphone on Aliexpress at Blackview official store
What do you think about Blackview A80 Pro? What would you change in an inexpensive smartphone of 2020? Please write in the comments, I’m really interested in your point of view.