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Blackview A Series

Blackview A20 ProProcessor: Mediatek MT6580M, Mediatek MT6737, Mediatek MT6739
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2, ARM Mali-T720, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, Imagination PowerVR GE8100
Display: 4.5 inch, 5 inch, 5.5 inch
Weight: 0.102kg, 0.125kg, 0.14kg, 0.17kg, 0.176kg, 0.183kg
Price: 69, 90, 100 euro
Average Score: 65.46% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
: - %, performance: 47%, features: 34%, display: 64%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 93%

 

Blackview A8

Specifications

Blackview A8Notebook: Blackview A8
Processor: Mediatek MT6580M
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.125kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: Blackview homepage
 A8 (Model)

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Blackview A8
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 40% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%

 

Blackview A5

Specifications

Blackview A5Notebook: Blackview A5
Processor: Mediatek MT6580M
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 854 x 480 pixels
Weight: 0.102kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: Blackview homepage
 A5 (Model)

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Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

68% Blackview A5
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%

 

Blackview A9 Pro

Blackview A9 Pro is a budget smartphone. Entry level price doesn’t always mean cheap build quality and low specs, especially when talking about Chinese manufacturers. And the A9 Pro justifies just that. Although relatively a beginner in the smartphone market race, the company has been launching products that have features on par with the products of manufacturing giants. The mobile phone features a metal body made of CNC machined aluminium which gives it high strength and corrosion resistance yet lesser weight. It is covered with a rubber coating which will make sure that the mobile stays in user’s hand however careless. On the front, the Home Button is integrated like the iPhone 7 and Xiaomi Mi 5 giving it a clean look. The Blackview A9 Pro also comes in four different colours namely Champagne Gold, Iron Blue, Pearl White and Matte Black. Every colour is sure to catch attention and look good. The good news don’t end there. For those who hate the huge displays that have become a standard, the A9 Pro will feature a 5″ AUO display with 720p resolution and 2.5D curved glass on top. In addition, the MediaTek 6737 SoC is onboard along with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage. These specs doesn't sound that great but one should remember that this phone is priced almost half as much as the Xiaomi Redmi 4.
As for camera, the front camera carry a 2MP sensor while the dual rear camera carry an 8MP as well as a 0.3MP sensor from Samsung. The camera offers a vivid, detailed and clear reproduction of images. Optical image stabilisation means that pictures and video will turn out good even if shot while in motion. In short, is designed to offer quality photography experience at an affordable price. The fingerprint scanner may not be the fastest out there but it gets the job done and it unlocks the phone straight from the standby mode. The Blackview A9 Pro comes with the Android 7.0 out of the box with the proprietary skin on top of it. The skin removes the app tray and redesigns the icons. The are quite a few gesture and motion controls that work quite well. User can also use a one-hand operation mode that works quite well, use a floating dock and so on. Although the dimensions of the phone, 5.65×2.85×0.36 inches, makes it hard to fit a decent battery, the phone is powered by an impressive 3000mAh lithium ion battery by BAK batteries which is quite good in this price range. The smartphone is 4G compatible and offer high-speed browsing, streaming and downloading experience when paired with the right network. The mobile phone is provided with a type C USB port which result in faster data transmission. Also, it offers other wireless connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM and GPS. It accommodates dual Micro sim card slots.

Specifications

Blackview A9 ProNotebook: Blackview A9 Pro
Processor: Mediatek MT6737
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Price: 90 euro
Links: Blackview homepage

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Average Score: 56% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

78% Blackview A9 Pro Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Petite. Classy. Slow. Timeless and clean design is one of Chinese manufacturer Blackview's trademarks. Next to Blackview's outdoor smartphones, the petite A9 Pro seems almost out of place. The smartphone's hardware cannot keep up with Blackview's other offerings. Still, the A9 had a few tricks up its sleeves.
Blackview A9 Pro
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2017
Rating: performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
Review: Blackview A9 Pro
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good cameras; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2017
56% Test : Blackview A9 Pro, un double capteur sur un smartphone à 100 euros est-il crédible ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 56% performance: 50% mobility: 60%

 

Blackview A7

Specifications

Blackview A7Notebook: Blackview A7
Processor: Mediatek MT6580M
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.176kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: Blackview homepage

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Average Score: 58% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

58% Blackview A7
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 60% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

Blackview A7 Pro

Specifications

Blackview A7 ProNotebook: Blackview A7 Pro
Processor: Mediatek MT6737
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.176kg
Links: Blackview homepage

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[Análisis] Blackview A7 Pro, un cámaras dual por menos de 60 euros en GearBest
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice dual cameras; good display; decent processor; good connectivity. Negative: Only 16GB ROM.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2017

 

Blackview A20

The Blackview A20 is one of the first Android Go phones that feature a 5.5-inch display afford to provide a vivid and different visual experience. Android Go is Google’s stripped down version of Android designed to run on lower-end hardware. It’s optimized to ideally run on about 1 GB of RAM, but it can go lower or higher. It was developed for the next generation of entry-level devices so that those in developing nations can still purchase affordable smartphones that do everything a user may need. With 1 GB of RAM and powered by an MT6580M chip clocked at 1,3 GHz, it’s not the most powerful device. Not only that, but it comes with a 480×960 display at an 18:9 aspect ratio and 8 GB of onboard storage. User can’t expect to do a huge amount on this phone, but it definitely can do a whole lot more than the specifications suggest thanks to the extremely optimized software on board. As for design, it’s fairly clunky, coming in at about 1.5 cm thick. The back of the device is a gunmetal-grey plastic and is textured for grip. The included speaker grille is also on the back of the device, a small square on the bottom left. What’s also different is that both the charging port and headphone jack are at the top. Another design quirk involves the dual camera setup, which is set out in a fairly generic configuration. The volume rocker and power button are also both on the right side of the device which is comfortable to use. Blackview includes both a case and a screen protector with each device. A dual camera set up is featured on the back of the phone. It has a 2.0 MP front camera and 5.0 MP + 0.3 MP dual rear cameras. It doesn’t offer a huge amount by way of quality. However, it’s absolutely fine for basic shots that can capture simple moments with family and friends. One of the highlights of this device is the software. The Blackview A20 is powered by completely stock Android Go. Android Go is optimized software by Google with a number of changes employed in order to facilitate devices with lower RAM such as this. There are a limited number of customization options available, and it comes with the Android Go stock launcher pre-installed. Autonomy is a category where a user would expect the device to shine, and to its merit, it does. With a low powered processor, low-resolution screen, and 3000 mAh battery, the Blackview A20 achieves a long battery life that user wouldn’t normally ever see. Obviously, it comes at the cost of performance. As for charging times, it’s extremely slow. The charging port is 1A, so a user can expect to see charge times from 0 % to 100 % of about 2 hours and a half. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Blackview A20Notebook: Blackview A20
Processor: Mediatek MT6580M
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 5.5 inch, 18:9, 960 x 480 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Price: 69 euro
Links: Blackview homepage

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71.2% Blackview A20 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The Blackview A20 is a smartphone for an extremely small budget. With Android Go and a dual-camera set-up, it should offer at least a modicum of comfort. You can learn whether it is the case in our review.
Blackview A20
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2018

 

Blackview A30

Specifications

Blackview A30Notebook: Blackview A30
Processor: Mediatek MT6580M
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 5.5 inch, 18.9:9, 1132 x 540 pixels
Weight: 0.14kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: Blackview homepage

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Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

67% Blackview A30
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 60% display: 65% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

Blackview A20 Pro

Specifications

Blackview A20 ProNotebook: Blackview A20 Pro
Processor: Mediatek MT6739
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR GE8100
Display: 5.5 inch, 18:9, 960 x 480 pixels
Weight: 0.183kg
Links: Blackview homepage

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Análisis Blackview A20 Pro: Un Teléfono Con Muy Buena Relación Calidad Precio
Source: El Sabio Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2018

 

Comment

Blackview:

This brand from the Blackview International Group was created in Hong Kong in 2013. Smartphones are the focus of marketing.

However, there are only few reviews and the market shares are very low (2016).


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ARM Mali-400 MP2: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 2 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.ARM Mali-T720: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Imagination PowerVR GE8100: Integrated graphics card for entry level ARM SoCs. Smallest variant of the Series8XE series of GPUs (GE8xx0) with a peak fillrate of only one pixel/clock.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Mediatek:

MT6580M: Quad-core SoC (4x Cortex-A7 at 1.3 GHz) for tablets and smartphones.MT6737: ARM based quad-core SOC (4x Cortex-A53) with 64-bit support and a clock of up to 1.3 GHz.MT6739: Entry level quad core soc (4x Cortex-A53 at up to 1.5 GHz) with an integrated LTE modem (Cat. 4 DL / Cat 5 UL), Wifi and PowerVR GE8100 GPU.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.102 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.183 kg:


65.46%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-09-21)