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Blackview A60 Pro Smartphone Review: A compelling offer?

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by Alex Alderson), 08/19/2019

A modern design on a budget. If you are looking for a smartphone for less than 100 Euros (~US$111) with good performance, a modern design, LTE and a fingerprint sensor, then the Blackview A60 Pro may be the device for you. Read on to find out if Blackview has done well and in what areas the A60 Pro struggles.

Blackview A60 Pro

Until last year, we would have said that decent sub-100 Euro (~US$111) smartphones were scarce. The arrival of the Honor 7A and Xiaomi Redmi 7A changed that, with both being great value for money and having enough performance to power through basic tasks while looking the part too.

Now, Hong Kong-based manufacturer Blackview wants a piece of the action, with it launching the A60 Pro at just 90 Euros (~US$100) in direct competition with Honor and Xiaomi. The A60 Pro comes with a 6.1-inch IPS display, LTE and even a fingerprint scanner, the latter of which is often absent from budget smartphones. LTE support is not a given either.

The A60 Pro faces stiff competition from not only the Honor 7A and Redmi 7A, but also the Cubot J3 Pro and Wiko Jerry3. We shall compare the A60 Pro against all four devices to see if it can establish itself as the new go-to budget smartphone.

Blackview A60 Pro (A Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6.1 inch 19.6:9, 1280 x 600 pixel 232 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, , 11 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: up to 256 GB microSD cards, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900. 3G: B1, B8. 4G: B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B40., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.8 x 156.8 x 74 ( = 0.39 x 6.17 x 2.91 in)
Battery
4080 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix , Contrast AF, LED flash, Videos at up to 1080p. 0.3 MPix secondary sensor, depth of field
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker on the back of the device, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Charger, USB cable, silicone case, FM radio, notification LED, LTE speed: 300 MBit/s downloads, 150 MBit/s uploads, fanless
Weight
170 g ( = 6 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 49 g ( = 1.73 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
89 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case

The A60 Pro comes in three colours, Gradient Blue, Emerald Green and Interstellar Black. The latter has a striped pattern on its back cover, while the back of the blue version has a gradient finish to it. The back cover is not up to the standards of modern flagship devices, but it is comparable with other sub-100 Euro (~US$111) devices. Its waterdrop notch and narrow display bezels make the A60 Pro look comparatively modern though.

Blackview has included a removable back, but this only gives access to the card slots, with the battery in our review unit being firmly installed. The A60 Pro is also sturdy, with it resisting most of our attempts to twist it. We did succeed at temporarily causing the display to deform, but only by applying heavy pressure to its surface.

The A60 Pro is taller and thicker than most of our comparison devices, although its comparatively large display explains away the former. Our review unit also weighs more than all but the Cubot J3 Pro of our comparison devices, but this is also unsurprising too because of its additional height.

Blackview A60 Pro
Blackview A60 Pro
Blackview A60 Pro
Blackview A60 Pro
Blackview A60 Pro
Blackview A60 Pro

Size Comparison

156.8 mm / 6.17 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 170 g0.3748 lbs152.4 mm / 6 inch 73 mm / 2.87 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 150 g0.3307 lbs150.3 mm / 5.92 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs146.3 mm / 5.76 inch 70.4 mm / 2.77 inch 9.6 mm / 0.378 inch 165 g0.3638 lbs

Connectivity

Blackview has equipped the A60 Pro with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, which are plentiful for a budget handset. Only 11 GB of the latter is free though, with the remainder being used by the OS. Thankfully, Blackview has included a microSD card reader that officially accepts up to 256-GB cards. While it is unfortunate that microSD cards can only be formatted as external storage, we like that Blackview has equipped the A60 Pro with a dedicated microSD card reader, which is not always the case on modern smartphones. Some OEMs include a hybrid second SIM card slot instead, which forces people to choose between microSD card expansion and dual-SIM functionality. The A60 has two SIM card slots too, which is handy.

The device also has a fingerprint scanner, as we mentioned earlier along with a 3.5 mm jack, the inclusion of which we always welcome. You can connect external audio equipment via Bluetooth if you prefer too.

Software

The A60 Pro comes with Android 9.0 Pie, with Blackview having pushed the June 2019 set of security patches to our review unit at the time of testing. Both are surprisingly up-to-date for a budget handset, and it is pleasing to see Blackview include only a few in-house apps. The company has included a few additional settings like a Performance Mode, which is a nice touch, although Blackview seemingly forgot to translate the whole UI into other languages besides English. Performance Mode, for example, remains in English even with the System UI set to German, which could prove annoying for some people.

Default home screen
Default home screen
Performance mode
Performance mode
Software information
Software information

Communication & GPS

The A60 Pro supports all modern Wi-Fi standards up to IEEE 802.11n, which you may have seen referred to elsewhere as Wi-Fi 4. Our review unit averaged around 50 Mb/s in both iperf3 Client Wi-Fi tests that we conducted with our Linksys EA8500 reference router, putting it in the midfield of our comparison tables. The Cubot J3 Pro and Redmi 7A finish ahead of the A60 Pro in both tests, but only by a few Mb/s.

The A60 only supports essential LTE frequencies, meaning that you should have no issues with connecting to an LTE network in Central Europe. The A60 Pro is no intercontinental traveller, but it should generally find an LTE network abroad too. Its maximum LTE speed is decent for a budget handset, while our review unit maintained good network reception on the well-developed German D2 network during our tests, which we conducted indoors and outdoors.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=461)
230 MBit/s ∼100% +314%
Cubot J3 Pro
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 16 GB eMMC Flash
61 (min: 44, max: 62) MBit/s ∼27% +10%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Adreno 505, 439, 16 GB eMMC Flash
60 (min: 52, max: 64) MBit/s ∼26% +8%
Blackview A60 Pro
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 16 GB eMMC Flash
55.6 (min: 45, max: 56) MBit/s ∼24%
Honor 7A
Adreno 505, 430, 16 GB eMMC Flash
45 MBit/s ∼20% -19%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mali-400 MP2, MT6580M, 16 GB eMMC Flash
12.5 MBit/s ∼5% -78%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=461)
219 MBit/s ∼100% +323%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Adreno 505, 439, 16 GB eMMC Flash
53.8 (min: 25, max: 57) MBit/s ∼25% +4%
Cubot J3 Pro
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 16 GB eMMC Flash
53.3 (min: 49, max: 59) MBit/s ∼24% +3%
Blackview A60 Pro
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 16 GB eMMC Flash
51.8 (min: 18, max: 59) MBit/s ∼24%
Honor 7A
Adreno 505, 430, 16 GB eMMC Flash
46.7 MBit/s ∼21% -10%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mali-400 MP2, MT6580M, 16 GB eMMC Flash
14.6 MBit/s ∼7% -72%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø53.5 (45-56)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø51.9 (18-59)
GPS Test: Inside
GPS Test: Inside
GPS Test: Outdoors
GPS Test: Outdoors

Our review unit cannot locate us indoors, which is to be expected from a budget device. However, it achieved an impressive three metres accuracy outside, which is something akin to a flagship handset.

We also took the A60 Pro on a bike ride to compare its location data with a Garmin Edge 520, our reference bike computer. Our review unit performed well during this test, with it generally mapping our positioning accurately. Overall, while the A60 Pro is accurate enough for most navigation tasks, its lack of a compass means that we could not see the direction in which we were pointing our review unit.

GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 – Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 – Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 – Corners
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 – Corners
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Bridge
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Bridge
GPS test: Blackview A60 Pro - Overview
GPS test: Blackview A60 Pro - Overview
GPS test: Blackview A60 Pro – Corners
GPS test: Blackview A60 Pro – Corners
GPS test: Blackview A60 Pro – Bridge
GPS test: Blackview A60 Pro – Bridge

Telephone Features & Call Quality

Blackview preinstalls the standard suite of Google telephony apps, which work just as well as they have on other devices that we have tested. Blackview claims that the A60 Pro supports voice over LTE (VoLTE), although your carrier must provision the device before VoLTE will work; it will not work on every network out of the box.

Call quality is a mixed bag. While the earpiece cleanly outputs audio, it does so comparatively quietly and with audible ambient noise. The microphone is passable too, although it has tended to distort our voice during our tests if we spoke loudly, causing us to speak more quietly than we normally would. The microphone can pick out our voice well when using handsfree, but our call partner’s voice sounds overly thin for our tastes.

Cameras

Photographed with the front-facing camera
Photographed with the front-facing camera

Blackview equips the A60 with an 8 MP main rear-facing camera, which it complements with a 0.3 MP depth of field sensor. We doubt that such a low-resolution sensor will have much of an effect in daily use though.

The main rear-facing sensor takes comparatively dark-looking pictures, while simultaneously overexposing light areas. Dynamic range leaves plenty to be desired too, with colours also looking distorted. Moreover, the sky in our test shots looks pixelated and overly dull. Low-light shots are also laughably bad, as demonstrated below by scene 3.

The main sensor can record videos in up to 1080p at 30 FPS, with our test videos suffering from the same image quality issues that our test photos did. The camera does not change exposure levels smoothly either, and textures often look pixelated. Corresponding audio recordings are overly quiet too.

Blackview also includes a 5 MP front-facing camera, but the less said about it, the better. In short, our test photos tend to look blurry, pixelated, underexposed and lacking in detail.

Overall, the A60 Pro has underwhelming cameras compared to those that Xiaomi uses in the Redmi 7A. However, they are still on par with other budget smartphones, which is not saying much.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3

We also subjected our review unit to further camera tests under controlled lighting conditions, giving it somewhat of a second chance. Unfortunately, the sensor only reproduces a few colours accurately, with there also being some strange aberrations as demonstrated by our ColorChecker Passport chart below. The A60 Pro does a better job at capturing our test chart, although contrast levels drop off excessively towards the top-left of the picture.

A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart
Our test chart in detail
ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour

Accessories & Warranty

The A60 Pro comes with a silicone case, a charger and a USB cable. Blackview does not include a SIM tool as the card slots are accessible by removing the back cover.

Oddly, Blackview does not provide any warranty information, which is worrying. You should have no warranty-related problems if you buy the device from a reputable third-party retailer though, as it should provide additional coverage. Please see our Guarantees, Return Policies & Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices & Operation

Blackview preinstalls a screen protector that has a highly resistive finish. Worryingly, the touchscreen is not sensitive enough even with the protector removed, as our review unit frequently failed to reproduce our inputs onscreen.

By contrast, the fingerprint scanner worked reliably and unlocked the device quickly. Blackview includes a facial-unlocking system too, but this only uses the front-facing camera to authenticate your face, which is not as accurate or secure as something like Apple’s Face ID.

The A60 Pro has two hardware buttons, a power button and a volume rocker, which are both located on the right-hand side of the device. They both have good pressure points and worked well during our tests, so we have no complaints here.

Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The A60 Pro has a 6.1-inch IPS panel, with Blackview opting for the rather unusual resolution of 1280x600. By contrast, the Redmi 7A and Honor 7A have a 720p display, which allows them to show content more sharply than the A60 Pro can. Images also look slightly blurred on closer inspection, but this is a flaw of many budget handsets.

Our review unit gets brighter than most of our comparison devices, although we recorded the Redmi 7A getting 9% brighter than the A60 Pro. The display is satisfactorily evenly lit too.

490
cd/m²
466
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
492
cd/m²
472
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
475
cd/m²
446
cd/m²
436
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 492 cd/m² Average: 465 cd/m² Minimum: 23.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 472 cd/m²
Contrast: 2145:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.02 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 3.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
88.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.034
Blackview A60 Pro
IPS, 1280x600, 6.1
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
IPS, 1440x720, 5.45
Honor 7A
IPS, 1440x720, 5.7
Cubot J3 Pro
IPS, 960x480, 5.5
Wiko Jerry 3
IPS, 960x480, 5.45
Screen
-46%
-15%
-90%
-64%
Brightness middle
472
533
13%
417
-12%
476
1%
370
-22%
Brightness
465
506
9%
395
-15%
459
-1%
367
-21%
Brightness Distribution
89
88
-1%
88
-1%
88
-1%
90
1%
Black Level *
0.22
0.6
-173%
0.18
18%
0.75
-241%
0.4
-82%
Contrast
2145
888
-59%
2317
8%
635
-70%
925
-57%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.02
5.6
-12%
6.46
-29%
8.14
-62%
8.58
-71%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.17
11.4
-40%
10.72
-31%
16.68
-104%
16.5
-102%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.6
7.4
-106%
5.8
-61%
12.2
-239%
9.3
-158%
Gamma
2.034 108%
2.212 99%
2.423 91%
2.273 97%
2.083 106%
CCT
7008 93%
7974 82%
7839 83%
7643 85%
9315 70%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 100 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 100 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 100 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9331 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The A60 Pro also has a comparatively low black value that we measure at 0.22 cd/m², which helps it achieve an exemplary 2,145:1 contrast ratio. However, the display suffers from a blue tint that makes colours look overly washed-out.

CalMAN and our photo spectrometer reinforce this and demonstrate that the A60 Pro has comparatively low DeltaE colour deviations for a budget smartphone. In short, the display in our review unit reproduces colours more naturally than our comparison devices do.

Disappointingly, the A60 Pro uses pulse-width modulation (PWM) to regulate display brightness at and below 10% brightness. This can cause health issues like headaches and eye strain for some people, with its 100 Hz PWM frequency being low enough to affect those who are PWM sensitive.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Colour Accuracy
CalMAN: Colour Accuracy
CalMAN: Colour Space - sRGB
CalMAN: Colour Space - sRGB
CalMAN: Colour Saturation
CalMAN: Colour Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
30 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 73 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25 ms rise
↘ 23 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 78 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

The A60 Pro gets bright enough to use outdoors. However, we would recommend finding a shady spot where possible as bright sunlight overpowers the screen and makes it difficult to read. The preinstalled screen protector catches the light and is highly reflective too.

Our review unit has stable viewing angles as well, but it does suffer from visible colour shifts at acute angles as the photo below demonstrates.

Using the A60 Pro outdoors
Using the A60 Pro outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

Blackview equips the A60 Pro with a MediaTek Helio A22 MT6761, a midrange SoC that we did not expect to see in a sub-100 Euro (~US$111) device. Our review unit performed well in synthetic benchmarks, with it consistently finishing second to the Redmi 7A. System performance is usually smooth, with apps and the OS loading quickly. The system keeps several background apps open simultaneously too, which is not always the case with budget handsets.

The Helio A22 MT6761 also integrates a PowerVR GE8300 GPU, which performed well in synthetic benchmarks too. However, it slips behind the Adreno 505 in our comparison table, putting the A60 Pro below the Honor 7A and Redmi 7A.

PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
4886 Points ∼91%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
4594 Points ∼85% -6%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
3892 Points ∼72% -20%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
2951 Points ∼55% -40%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
0 Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (4195 - 5511, n=7)
4856 Points ∼90% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11690, n=399)
5379 Points ∼100% +10%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
6879 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
5880 Points ∼85% -15%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
5109 Points ∼74% -26%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
3956 Points ∼58% -42%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2528 Points ∼37% -63%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (4229 - 7216, n=6)
6205 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 15193, n=566)
5844 Points ∼85% -15%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
845 Points ∼42%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1595 Points ∼80% +89%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1301 Points ∼65% +54%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
573 Points ∼29% -32%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (780 - 940, n=6)
843 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5576, n=406)
2002 Points ∼100% +137%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
253 Points ∼14%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
419 Points ∼23% +66%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
304 Points ∼17% +20%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
76 Points ∼4% -70%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (197 - 253, n=6)
243 Points ∼13% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=406)
1824 Points ∼100% +621%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
300 Points ∼18%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
501 Points ∼30% +67%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
366 Points ∼22% +22%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
94 Points ∼6% -69%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (238 - 300, n=6)
289 Points ∼17% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=407)
1693 Points ∼100% +464%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
838 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1594 Points ∼83% +90%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1285 Points ∼67% +53%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (775 - 954, n=7)
864 Points ∼45% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5133, n=435)
1910 Points ∼100% +128%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
456 Points ∼19%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
730 Points ∼30% +60%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
530 Points ∼22% +16%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (450 - 461, n=7)
456 Points ∼19% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=435)
2432 Points ∼100% +433%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
507 Points ∼25%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
830 Points ∼41% +64%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
610 Points ∼30% +20%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (504 - 521, n=7)
509 Points ∼25% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=435)
2040 Points ∼100% +302%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
834 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1610 Points ∼84% +93%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1232 Points ∼65% +48%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
486 Points ∼25% -42%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (738 - 918, n=6)
835 Points ∼44% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4909, n=486)
1907 Points ∼100% +129%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
226 Points ∼15%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
370 Points ∼25% +64%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
254 Points ∼17% +12%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
65 Points ∼4% -71%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (197 - 250, n=6)
223 Points ∼15% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=486)
1510 Points ∼100% +568%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
270 Points ∼19%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
446 Points ∼31% +65%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
308 Points ∼21% +14%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
80 Points ∼6% -70%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (239 - 298, n=6)
266 Points ∼18% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=487)
1453 Points ∼100% +438%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
827 Points ∼47%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1579 Points ∼89% +91%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1259 Points ∼71% +52%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (755 - 923, n=7)
844 Points ∼48% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4900, n=527)
1770 Points ∼100% +114%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
424 Points ∼21%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
724 Points ∼37% +71%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
535 Points ∼27% +26%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (357 - 434, n=7)
404 Points ∼20% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=526)
1982 Points ∼100% +367%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
475 Points ∼28%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
823 Points ∼48% +73%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
613 Points ∼36% +29%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (411 - 492, n=7)
456 Points ∼27% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8338, n=529)
1708 Points ∼100% +260%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
12725 Points ∼88%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
12673 Points ∼88% 0%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
9249 Points ∼64% -27%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
8980 Points ∼62% -29%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
8065 Points ∼56% -37%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (12725 - 15348, n=7)
14431 Points ∼100% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=687)
14357 Points ∼99% +13%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
7567 Points ∼34%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
13510 Points ∼60% +79%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
9684 Points ∼43% +28%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
2880 Points ∼13% -62%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2465 Points ∼11% -67%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (7514 - 7695, n=7)
7599 Points ∼34% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=685)
22559 Points ∼100% +198%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
8316 Points ∼46%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
13315 Points ∼73% +60%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
9584 Points ∼53% +15%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
3392 Points ∼19% -59%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2915 Points ∼16% -65%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (8316 - 8657, n=7)
8489 Points ∼47% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=685)
18200 Points ∼100% +119%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
14 fps ∼36%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
23 fps ∼60% +64%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
16 fps ∼42% +14%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
5 fps ∼13% -64%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
4.4 fps ∼11% -69%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (14 - 14, n=6)
14 fps ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=705)
38.5 fps ∼100% +175%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
23 fps ∼66%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
35 fps ∼100% +52%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
27 fps ∼77% +17%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
13 fps ∼37% -43%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
12 fps ∼34% -48%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (20 - 23, n=6)
21 fps ∼60% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=714)
28.3 fps ∼81% +23%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
6.5 fps ∼29%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
19 fps ∼85% +192%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
7.1 fps ∼32% +9%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (6.5 - 6.7, n=6)
6.57 fps ∼29% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=610)
22.3 fps ∼100% +243%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
15 fps ∼77%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
9.9 fps ∼51% -34%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
14 fps ∼71% -7%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
8.1 fps ∼41% -46%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (11 - 15, n=6)
12.8 fps ∼65% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=619)
19.6 fps ∼100% +31%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
4.3 fps ∼24%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
6.4 fps ∼35% +49%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
4.6 fps ∼25% +7%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
1.3 fps ∼7% -70%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (2.5 - 4.3, n=6)
3.98 fps ∼22% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=475)
18.2 fps ∼100% +323%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
10 fps ∼59%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
14 fps ∼82% +40%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
10 fps ∼59% 0%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
4.7 fps ∼28% -53%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (7.6 - 11, n=6)
8.78 fps ∼52% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=477)
17 fps ∼100% +70%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
3.7 fps ∼36%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
4.1 fps ∼40% +11%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (2.7 - 3.7, n=7)
3.03 fps ∼30% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=198)
10.2 fps ∼100% +176%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
0.85 fps ∼12%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1.2 fps ∼17% +41%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (0.8 - 0.85, n=7)
0.827 fps ∼12% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=197)
7.08 fps ∼100% +733%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
5.8 fps ∼39%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
2.5 fps ∼17% -57%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (2.3 - 5.8, n=7)
4.47 fps ∼30% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=202)
15 fps ∼100% +159%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
2.3 fps ∼14%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
3.7 fps ∼22% +61%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
0.75 fps ∼4% -67%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (2.3 - 4.2, n=7)
2.73 fps ∼16% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=202)
16.8 fps ∼100% +630%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1.9 fps ∼15%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
3.5 fps ∼28% +84%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
2.6 fps ∼21% +37%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (1.9 - 2, n=6)
1.983 fps ∼16% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=400)
12.4 fps ∼100% +553%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
4.1 fps ∼37%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
7.3 fps ∼66% +78%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
5.4 fps ∼49% +32%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
1.8 fps ∼16% -56%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (1.5 - 4.1, n=6)
3.23 fps ∼29% -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=404)
11.1 fps ∼100% +171%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
65996 Points ∼46%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
75175 Points ∼53% +14%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
59990 Points ∼42% -9%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
17073 Points ∼12% -74%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (63421 - 65996, n=5)
64636 Points ∼45% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=296)
143005 Points ∼100% +117%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1037 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1083 Points ∼100% +4%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
705 Points ∼65% -32%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
597 Points ∼55% -42%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
10 Points ∼1% -99%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (715 - 1037, n=5)
834 Points ∼77% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=643)
765 Points ∼71% -26%
Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
479 Points ∼23%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1007 Points ∼48% +110%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
739 Points ∼35% +54%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
150 Points ∼7% -69%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
145 Points ∼7% -70%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (470 - 483, n=5)
476 Points ∼22% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=643)
2116 Points ∼100% +342%
Memory (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1153 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
655 Points ∼42% -43%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1209 Points ∼78% +5%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
524 Points ∼34% -55%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
373 Points ∼24% -68%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (531 - 1458, n=5)
1104 Points ∼71% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=643)
1558 Points ∼100% +35%
System (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1480 Points ∼49%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
2238 Points ∼74% +51%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1962 Points ∼65% +33%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
1103 Points ∼36% -25%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
963 Points ∼32% -35%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (1419 - 1798, n=5)
1583 Points ∼52% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=643)
3039 Points ∼100% +105%
Overall (sort by value)
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
959 Points ∼63%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1124 Points ∼74% +17%
Honor 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1055 Points ∼69% +10%
Cubot J3 Pro
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 1024
477 Points ∼31% -50%
Wiko Jerry 3
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
150 Points ∼10% -84%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (744 - 986, n=5)
901 Points ∼59% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=643)
1526 Points ∼100% +59%

The same is the case with browser benchmarks, although the A60 Pro occasionally has the edge over the Redmi 7A. We found that media content took a while to load during our tests, but few smartphones offer as smooth of an internet-browsing experience as the A60 Pro does.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 133, n=115)
36.4 Points ∼100% +150%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A (Chrome 76)
16.911 Points ∼46% +16%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 (13.4 - 15.7, n=5)
14.9 Points ∼41% +2%
Blackview A60 Pro (Chrome 76)
14.571 Points ∼40%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=173)
67.4 Points ∼100% +111%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A (Chrome 76)
34 Points ∼50% +6%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 (30 - 35, n=5)
33 Points ∼49% +3%
Blackview A60 Pro (Chrome 76)
32 Points ∼47%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=701)
6908 Points ∼100% +65%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A (Chrome 76)
4701 Points ∼68% +12%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 (3920 - 4603, n=5)
4326 Points ∼63% +3%
Blackview A60 Pro (Chrome 76)
4196 Points ∼61%
Honor 7A (Chrome 67)
3389 Points ∼49% -19%
Wiko Jerry 3 (Chrome 67)
1645 Points ∼24% -61%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Wiko Jerry 3 (Chrome 67)
19458 ms * ∼100% -75%
Cubot J3 Pro (Chrome 73)
16599 ms * ∼85% -49%
Honor 7A (Chrome 67)
14709 ms * ∼76% -32%
Blackview A60 Pro (Chrome 76)
11124 ms * ∼57%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 (10198 - 12215, n=5)
10886 ms * ∼56% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=726)
10451 ms * ∼54% +6%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A (Chrome 76)
10142.7 ms * ∼52% +9%

* ... smaller is better

Sadly, Blackview has equipped the A60 Pro with comparatively slow storage. Our review unit falls well short in AndroBench of what we have come to expect from devices with 16 GB of eMMC flash storage. All our comparison devices have faster storage too.

Likewise, the A60 Pro has a slow microSD card reader, which disappointed during our tests. The reader achieved almost 5x slower write speeds and 2x read speeds with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card than our comparison devices, something we did not expect.

Blackview A60 ProXiaomi Redmi 7AHonor 7A Cubot J3 ProWiko Jerry 3Average 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
106%
98%
71%
-24%
26%
113%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
13.12 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
64.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
392%
65.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
398%
60.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
358%
7.4 (Kingston 32GB)
-44%
39.7 (6.38 - 65.8, n=132)
203%
49.5 (1.7 - 87.1, n=437)
277%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
41.95 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
85.24 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
103%
84.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
102%
74.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
78%
16 (Kingston 32GB)
-62%
58.9 (8.1 - 87.7, n=132)
40%
67.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=437)
61%
Random Write 4KB
9.3
9.6
3%
9.4
1%
10.1
9%
11.23
21%
7.9 (0.49 - 44.9, n=249)
-15%
23.1 (0.14 - 259, n=762)
148%
Random Read 4KB
31.5
57.8
83%
39.2
24%
27.2
-14%
24.18
-23%
21.4 (2.49 - 62.1, n=249)
-32%
48.5 (1.59 - 226, n=762)
54%
Sequential Write 256KB
41.2
68.7
67%
72.5
76%
47.5
15%
50.81
23%
42.8 (8.74 - 106, n=249)
4%
99.5 (2.99 - 590, n=762)
142%
Sequential Read 256KB
286.4
258
-10%
254.8
-11%
235.6
-18%
117.14
-59%
165 (9.66 - 294, n=249)
-42%
280 (12.1 - 1781, n=762)
-2%

Games

The PowerVR GE8300 is powerful enough to play older titles like Angry Birds 2 smoothly most of the time, although we noticed some occasional frame rate stutters.

However, the touchscreen proved tricky to activate when playing fast-paced games like Temple Run 2. In short, the touchscreen is simply too insensitive for our liking, and much more so than those in our comparison devices at any rate.

Angry Birds 2
Angry Birds 2
Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2

Emissions

Temperature

The A60 Pro always runs hot, with surface temperatures never dropping below 30 °C. It is pleasing to see temperatures remain below 39 °C even under load though, which we did not expect considering its idle temperatures. Overall, the A60 Pro will never feel cool to the touch, but it should never feel uncomfortably hot either.

Max. Load
 39 °C
102 F
35.9 °C
97 F
38.1 °C
101 F
 
 38.5 °C
101 F
35.5 °C
96 F
38.1 °C
101 F
 
 37.5 °C
100 F
35.9 °C
97 F
36.4 °C
98 F
 
Maximum: 39 °C = 102 F
Average: 37.2 °C = 99 F
33.2 °C
92 F
34.2 °C
94 F
37.7 °C
100 F
32.8 °C
91 F
34 °C
93 F
37.5 °C
100 F
32.9 °C
91 F
34.9 °C
95 F
36.4 °C
98 F
Maximum: 37.7 °C = 100 F
Average: 34.8 °C = 95 F
Power Supply (max.)  37.6 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.2 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.7 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 32.9 °C / 91 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heat map of the front of the device under load
Heat map of the front of the device under load
Heat map of the back of the device under load
Heat map of the back of the device under load

Speakers

Pink Noise speaker test
Pink Noise speaker test

The A60 Pro has a mono speaker that disappointed even by budget smartphone standards. The speaker in our review unit reached a maximum of 82 dB(A) during our tests, but it under-represents mid-high frequencies while over-representing ultra-high ones, which makes music sound tinny and shrill.

Hence, we would recommend using headphones or speakers where possible, which you can connect via the 3.5 mm jack or Bluetooth. Both methods output audio cleanly, with the former also gripping jacks tightly.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2045.346.52540.343.23135.634.24040.341.75042.7436334.333.48027.227.310028.529.512526.325.916024.424.420023.429.725021.438.131520.546.84002052.850019.858.163018.761.980018.462.8100023.568.4125017.474160017.475.7200017.575.7250017.574.9315016.965.6400016.962500016.966.563001772.280001775.51000017.269.61250017.155.51600017.149.2SPL66.466.430.683.9N17.920.51.553median 17.5median 62Delta2.912.646.938.238.336.431.83034.135.14439.731.729.8252626.729.523.922.921.832.620.343.519.65018.855.317.560.720.16619.771.217.372.517.473.815.471.416.471.816.472.115.568.515.665.415.76516.169.91669.316.568.616.368.415.968.615.859702969.78225.31.223.752.9median 16.5median 68.428.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseBlackview A60 ProXiaomi Redmi 7A
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Blackview A60 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (30.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 83% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 10% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 88% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Xiaomi Redmi 7A audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 10% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 37% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Management

Power Consumption

The A60 Pro is comparatively economic when it comes to power consumption, especially under load. Our review unit finishes someway clear of all the devices in our comparison table, despite averaging more than most when idling.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.8 / 1.8 / 2.2 Watt
Load midlight 3.3 / 4.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Blackview A60 Pro
4080 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
4000 mAh
Honor 7A
3000 mAh
Cubot J3 Pro
2800 mAh
Wiko Jerry 3
2500 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-5%
-28%
-42%
-21%
4%
-11%
Idle Minimum *
0.8
0.8
-0%
1.3
-63%
1.4
-75%
1
-25%
0.787 (0.57 - 1.2, n=6)
2%
0.882 (0.2 - 3.4, n=791)
-10%
Idle Average *
1.8
1.6
11%
1.6
11%
1.8
-0%
1.5
17%
1.88 (1.52 - 2.42, n=6)
-4%
1.74 (0.6 - 6.2, n=790)
3%
Idle Maximum *
2.2
2.2
-0%
2.9
-32%
2.4
-9%
2.3
-5%
2.14 (1.66 - 2.44, n=6)
3%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=791)
8%
Load Average *
3.3
3.9
-18%
3.7
-12%
5.5
-67%
5
-52%
3 (2.34 - 3.43, n=6)
9%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=785)
-23%
Load Maximum *
4.5
5.4
-20%
6.4
-42%
7.2
-60%
6.3
-40%
4.07 (3.16 - 4.76, n=6)
10%
5.94 (1.2 - 14.2, n=785)
-32%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Blackview has equipped the A60 Pro with a 4,080 mAh battery, putting it on par with the capacity of the Redmi 7A. Our review unit has excellent battery life, particularly with its 12:18 hours of runtime in our Wi-Fi test, but it cannot match the Redmi 7A. The latter lasted almost two hours longer than the former, although the Redmi 7A proved an outlier as the A60 Pro outclassed our other comparison devices. In short, most people should get around two days of use between charges with the A60 Pro.

The A60 Pro takes a disappointingly long time to fully recharge with the default charger. Our review unit took just under three hours to reach 100% charge again, so we would recommend charging it overnight or during a period when you know that you will not need your phone. Otherwise, you will spend a long time tethered to the mains.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
12h 18min
Blackview A60 Pro
4080 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
4000 mAh
Honor 7A
3000 mAh
Cubot J3 Pro
2800 mAh
Wiko Jerry 3
2500 mAh
Battery Runtime
16%
-11%
-28%
-47%
Reader / Idle
1543
WiFi v1.3
738
853
16%
657
-11%
532
-28%
394
-47%
Load
286
H.264
902

Pros

+ comparatively high performance
+ affordable
+ long battery life
+ bright display
+ fingerprint sensor
+ precise GPS

Cons

- inaccurate touchscreen
- bad cameras
- meagre speaker
- long charging times
- questionable warranty

Verdict

The Blackview A60 Pro smartphone review.
The Blackview A60 Pro smartphone review.

The Blackview A60 Pro is an honourable attempt to outdo the Xiaomi Redmi 7A, with the former able to compete well with the latter in some areas. The A60 Pro has comparably good battery life and performance along with a bright and contrast-rich display. The device has decent connectivity for a sub-100 Euro (~US$111) smartphone too, while we were also pleasantly surprised to see Blackview include a fingerprint scanner and an accurate GPS module. The waterdrop notch gives the A60 Pro a modern, albeit divisive, look too.

Nevertheless, the A60 Pro falls short of the Redmi 7A overall, with the latter having a much better camera, faster storage, fast charging support and a better speaker than the former. The A60 Pro also has questionable warranty coverage and an inaccurate touchscreen, neither of which are issues for the Redmi 7A.

The Blackview A60 Pro has many positives and is good value for money. However, there are even better deals that eclipse what the A60 Pro can offer, which is its downfall.

Overall, the Blackview A60 would be best suited for someone who is after a modern-looking smartphone and can overlook its frustrating shortcomings. If you are not one of those people and are in the market for a sub-100 Euro (~US$111) handset, then we would recommend checking out the Xiaomi Redmi 7A or Honor 7A instead.

Blackview A60 Pro - 08/18/2019 v6(old)
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
70%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
76%
Connectivity
36 / 60 → 60%
Weight
91%
Battery
95%
Display
85%
Games Performance
17 / 63 → 27%
Application Performance
48 / 70 → 69%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
48 / 91 → 53%
Camera
42%
Average
66%
76%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2019-08-19 (Update: 2019-08-19)
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