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Blackview A80 Pro Smartphone Review – Inexpensive with Good Running Time

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 03/16/2020

Quad-cam or not? The Blackview A80 Pro wants to convince us with a huge battery, numerous LTE bands and a quad-cam on the back. Because the whole thing should only cost 125 euros, we are suspicious, but maybe the smartphone will surprise us positively.

Blackview A80 Pro
Blackview A80 Pro (A Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.49 inch 19.5:9, 1560 x 720 pixel 265 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 55 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, Proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B25/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41/​B66), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 162.8 x 77 ( = 0.35 x 6.41 x 3.03 in)
Battery
4680 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Phase comparison AF, LED flash, videos @ 1080p (camera 1); 2.0MP (camera 2); 0.3MP (camera 2); 0.3MP (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker at the lower edge, Keyboard: Virtual, Silicone case, Charger, USB cable, SIM tool, Headset, FM radio, Notification LED; LTE Cat. 6 (300 MBit/s download, 50 MBit/s upload), fanless
Weight
180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 47 g ( = 1.66 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
125 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
75 %7
03/2020
Blackview A80 Pro
Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2
180 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.49"1560x720
76 %7
01/2020
Xiaomi Redmi 8
SD 439, Adreno 505
188 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.22"1520x720
75 %7
01/2020
Huawei Y6s
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300
150 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.09"1560x720
74 %7
01/2020
Nokia 2.3
Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300
183 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.2"1520x720

Case, Equipment and Operation - Plastic and lots of LTE

The Blackview A80 Pro's plastic case barely stands out from the crowd; it's a glossy case with a narrow display bezel and a waterdrop notch. Besides black, there are also red, green and blue with a chic color gradient as colors. With a weight of 180 grams, the smartphone is roughly on par with other smartphones in its price range. Those who want a much lighter phone can choose the somewhat smaller Huawei Y6s. The Blackview A80 Pro's stability is decent, only strong pressure gets through to the screen.

WLAN according to 802.11 b/g/n or WiFi 4 is common in this price range, the test device thus achieves average speeds for its price range in our test with the reference router Linksys Nighthawk AX12. More pleasing is that Blackview supports numerous LTE networks, making the Blackview A80 Pro a smartphone that can be used almost anywhere in the world, which is nice when you travel a lot. NFC is not available on the smartphone, but there are two SIM slots, one of which can be used for a microSD card.

The fingerprint sensor on the back unlocks the smartphone reliably, but with a small delay. The smartphone can also be unlocked by face recognition. The touch screen gives no reason for criticism: The smartphone can be operated without any problems. On the right are the physical controls for volume and standby, they don't look overly sophisticated, but can be used reliably in everyday life.

Blackview A80 Pro
Blackview A80 Pro
Blackview A80 Pro
Blackview A80 Pro
Blackview A80 Pro
Blackview A80 Pro
Blackview A80 Pro
Blackview A80 Pro
Blackview A80 Pro
Blackview A80 Pro

Size Comparison

162.8 mm / 6.41 inch 77 mm / 3.03 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs157.69 mm / 6.21 inch 75.41 mm / 2.97 inch 8.68 mm / 0.3417 inch 183 g0.4034 lbs156.5 mm / 6.16 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs156.3 mm / 6.15 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 150 g0.3307 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nokia 2.3
802.11 b/g/n
70.6 (min: 53, max: 109) MBit/s ∼100% +22%
Huawei Y6s
802.11 b/g/n
58.3 (min: 55, max: 61) MBit/s ∼83% +1%
Blackview A80 Pro
802.11 b/g/n
57.8 (min: 51, max: 59) MBit/s ∼82%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
802.11 b/g/n
56.2 (min: 47, max: 58) MBit/s ∼80% -3%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nokia 2.3
802.11 b/g/n
61.3 (min: 10, max: 110) MBit/s ∼100% +19%
Huawei Y6s
802.11 b/g/n
55.8 (min: 53, max: 65) MBit/s ∼91% +9%
Blackview A80 Pro
802.11 b/g/n
51.3 (min: 34, max: 60) MBit/s ∼84%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
802.11 b/g/n
50.2 (min: 24, max: 56) MBit/s ∼82% -2%
0102030405060Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø57.4 (51-59)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø51.2 (34-60)

Cameras - Passable Quality

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

At the back of the Blackview A80 Pro there are four cameras. Apart from the main camera with 13 megapixels (Sony IMX258), the other lenses only offer very low resolutions and are also not used for independent photos. Thus, there is no separate black and white lens as in some Huawei cell phones and also no hybrid optical zoom. What exactly the three lenses do, the manufacturer does not reveal, probably the lenses mainly help to calculate bokeh blurs in the background of the image.

Our test photos offer a decent light output under cloudy skies. If you get closer to the picture, you can quickly see individual pixels. We like the sharpness of the image quite well for such a cheap smartphone. With very little light, sharpness is quickly lost and a strong blue cast comes into play. If you look at the test chart that we took in the photo studio under fixed light conditions, you'll notice a lack of contrast in dark colors, but the sharpness is quite acceptable.

Videos can be recorded in 1080p at most, the autofocus is a bit slow and doesn't always find the perfect sharpness. But the exposure quickly adapts to the situation.

The front camera resolves with 8 megapixels. It takes decent pictures, which even offer quite good contrasts, but details quickly appear pixelated.

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
ColorChecker
29.3 ∆E
54.1 ∆E
38 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
62.9 ∆E
53.5 ∆E
33.5 ∆E
41.6 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
65 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
47.9 ∆E
35.8 ∆E
74.3 ∆E
41.6 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
74.8 ∆E
67.9 ∆E
51.3 ∆E
36.2 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview A80 Pro: 45.26 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 74.75 ∆E
ColorChecker
5.7 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
10 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
6 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
8 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview A80 Pro: 7.44 ∆E min: 1.73 - max: 11.32 ∆E

Display - Bright But with Blue Cast

Sub-pixel Array
Sub-pixel Array

The Blackview A80 Pro's display is on par in terms of resolution, it's even quite good in terms of brightness and is evenly lit. The black value isn't on top level, but it's also not bad for the price range. 

With the exactness of the colour representation, which we determine with the CalMAN software and the spectrophotometer, the deviations are quite large and in the greyscales a bright blue cast becomes visible.

We only detect PWM flickering with an extremely high frequency, so that even sensitive persons should not have any problems here. The display's reaction times are too slow for demanding tasks.

552
cd/m²
560
cd/m²
570
cd/m²
563
cd/m²
565
cd/m²
556
cd/m²
550
cd/m²
530
cd/m²
543
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 570 cd/m² Average: 554.3 cd/m² Minimum: 24.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 565 cd/m²
Contrast: 1766:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.84 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9
ΔE Greyscale 8.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.49
Blackview A80 Pro
IPS, 1560x720, 6.49
Xiaomi Redmi 8
IPS LCD, 1520x720, 6.22
Huawei Y6s
IPS, 1560x720, 6.09
Nokia 2.3
IPS, 1520x720, 6.2
Response Times
-65%
-52%
-40%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
44 (21, 23)
68.8 (33.2, 35.6)
-56%
54 (25, 29)
-23%
49.2 (27.6, 21.6)
-12%
Response Time Black / White *
24 (9, 13)
41.6 (22.8, 18.8)
-73%
32 (15, 17)
-33%
25.6 (12.4, 13.2)
-7%
PWM Frequency
1562000 (10)
100 (10)
-100%
7692 (25)
-100%
Screen
28%
-15%
3%
Brightness middle
565
554
-2%
424
-25%
515
-9%
Brightness
554
516
-7%
397
-28%
488
-12%
Brightness Distribution
93
85
-9%
85
-9%
92
-1%
Black Level *
0.32
0.24
25%
0.35
-9%
0.23
28%
Contrast
1766
2308
31%
1211
-31%
2239
27%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.84
2.6
62%
6.45
6%
6.1
11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.01
4.9
55%
12.76
-16%
13.4
-22%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.1
2.7
67%
8.5
-5%
7.7
5%
Gamma
2.49 88%
2.17 101%
2.231 99%
2.26 97%
CCT
9040 72%
6814 95%
9108 71%
8639 75%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-19% / 9%
-34% / -25%
-19% / -8%

* ... smaller is better

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
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 34 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 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. » 63 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

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 1562000 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 1562000 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 1562000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 50 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17067 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.


CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, Emissions and Battery life - Poor Speaker

With the MediaTek Helio P25 as a SoC, Blackview doesn't make a bad choice in this price range: The Blackview A80 Pro can keep up with similarly expensive devices in terms of both graphics performance and pure processor power, and in some cases even surpass them. Of course, it's not enough for demanding games, but in everyday life many simple apps should run without jerking.

Heating up under longer load isn't problematic, we measured a maximum of 37.4 °C. This is noticeable, but at no time critical.

The Blackview mobile phone's mono loudspeaker is located on the bottom, it only gets averagely loud. The sound shouldn't be good enough even for less demanding natures, it is very high frequency-heavy and not very defined. Vocals sound far away and music is rather a sound mush. It doesn't get any better at lower volumes either: the smartphone sounds muffled here. The sound output via Bluetooth and 3.5mm jack plug is good, though.

The battery lasts 15:52 hours, which is a decent value, but given the high capacity of 4,680 mAh, more would have been possible. 

Geekbench 5.1
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
891 Points ∼45%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
 
891 Points ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (782 - 3531, n=37)
1973 Points ∼100% +121%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
177 Points ∼31%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
 
177 Points ∼31% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (145 - 1342, n=37)
578 Points ∼100% +227%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
5505 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
4664 Points ∼85% -15%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
3936 Points ∼71% -29%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4868 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (3795 - 5505, n=5)
4449 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11690, n=438)
5517 Points ∼100% 0%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
7583 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
6076 Points ∼80% -20%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
4658 Points ∼61% -39%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (4465 - 7583, n=5)
5537 Points ∼73% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 15193, n=601)
6014 Points ∼79% -21%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
1124 Points ∼55%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1582 Points ∼78% +41%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1061 Points ∼52% -6%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
837 Points ∼41% -26%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (1124 - 1952, n=4)
1474 Points ∼72% +31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5576, n=443)
2038 Points ∼100% +81%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
641 Points ∼34%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
432 Points ∼23% -33%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
443 Points ∼24% -31%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
253 Points ∼14% -61%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (556 - 647, n=4)
619 Points ∼33% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9345, n=443)
1866 Points ∼100% +191%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
709 Points ∼41%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
505 Points ∼29% -29%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
509 Points ∼29% -28%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
299 Points ∼17% -58%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (626 - 795, n=4)
720 Points ∼41% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 7982, n=444)
1735 Points ∼100% +145%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
1115 Points ∼57%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1602 Points ∼82% +44%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1015 Points ∼52% -9%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
854 Points ∼44% -23%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (1115 - 1946, n=4)
1395 Points ∼72% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5209, n=472)
1949 Points ∼100% +75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
811 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
735 Points ∼30% -9%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
712 Points ∼29% -12%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
459 Points ∼18% -43%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (767 - 978, n=4)
876 Points ∼35% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=472)
2483 Points ∼100% +206%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
863 Points ∼41%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
835 Points ∼40% -3%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
763 Points ∼36% -12%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
512 Points ∼24% -41%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (826 - 1069, n=4)
951 Points ∼45% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=472)
2093 Points ∼100% +143%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
1142 Points ∼59%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1598 Points ∼82% +40%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
435 Points ∼22% -62%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
822 Points ∼42% -28%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (1142 - 1876, n=4)
1518 Points ∼78% +33%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 4909, n=523)
1942 Points ∼100% +70%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
559 Points ∼36%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
372 Points ∼24% -33%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
508 Points ∼33% -9%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
219 Points ∼14% -61%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (559 - 649, n=4)
602 Points ∼39% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8411, n=523)
1558 Points ∼100% +179%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
631 Points ∼42%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
448 Points ∼30% -29%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
304 Points ∼20% -52%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
262 Points ∼18% -58%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (631 - 759, n=4)
694 Points ∼46% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7012, n=524)
1494 Points ∼100% +137%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
1137 Points ∼63%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1602 Points ∼89% +41%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1017 Points ∼56% -11%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
791 Points ∼44% -30%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (1137 - 1912, n=4)
1570 Points ∼87% +38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5054, n=564)
1810 Points ∼100% +59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
639 Points ∼31%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
735 Points ∼36% +15%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
403 Points ∼20% -37%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
414 Points ∼20% -35%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (639 - 938, n=4)
857 Points ∼42% +34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11488, n=563)
2045 Points ∼100% +220%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
708 Points ∼40%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
835 Points ∼47% +18%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
465 Points ∼26% -34%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
463 Points ∼26% -35%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (708 - 1058, n=4)
952 Points ∼54% +34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8866, n=566)
1767 Points ∼100% +150%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
12809 Points ∼84%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
15179 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (11176 - 16619, n=3)
14328 Points ∼94%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=714)
14578 Points ∼96%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
13656 Points ∼59%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
7482 Points ∼32%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (10023 - 14288, n=3)
12673 Points ∼55%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=712)
23175 Points ∼100%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
13435 Points ∼72%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
8432 Points ∼45%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
  (10258 - 14748, n=3)
13006 Points ∼70%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=712)
18652 Points ∼100%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
4.5 fps ∼45%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
4 fps ∼40% -11%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
4.2 fps ∼42% -7%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.8 fps ∼28% -38%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
 
4.5 fps ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=235)
10 fps ∼100% +122%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
1.5 fps ∼21%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1.2 fps ∼17% -20%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1.4 fps ∼20% -7%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
0.84 fps ∼12% -44%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
 
1.5 fps ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 39, n=233)
7.04 fps ∼100% +369%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
7.4 fps ∼50%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
6.7 fps ∼45% -9%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
6.9 fps ∼46% -7%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4.4 fps ∼30% -41%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
 
7.4 fps ∼50% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=239)
14.9 fps ∼100% +101%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
4.2 fps ∼25%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
3.7 fps ∼22% -12%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
3.8 fps ∼23% -10%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.3 fps ∼14% -45%
Average Mediatek Helio P25
 
4.2 fps ∼25% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=239)
16.5 fps ∼100% +293%
Blackview A80 ProXiaomi Redmi 8Huawei Y6sNokia 2.3Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
8%
-4%
22%
11%
2%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
73.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
63.61 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-13%
60.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-17%
63.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-13%
57.9 (11.2 - 74.7, n=112)
-21%
50.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=470)
-32%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
80.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
86.86 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
80.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
83.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
76.9 (21.1 - 87.2, n=112)
-4%
68.3 (8.1 - 96.5, n=470)
-15%
Random Write 4KB
15.6
7.33
-53%
18.6
19%
30.33
94%
25.5 (3.4 - 125, n=127)
63%
26.1 (0.14 - 259, n=802)
67%
Random Read 4KB
42.5
78.98
86%
46.7
10%
69.6
64%
55.8 (11.4 - 149, n=127)
31%
51.3 (1.59 - 226, n=802)
21%
Sequential Write 256KB
187.7
202.65
8%
118
-37%
149.18
-21%
172 (40 - 254, n=127)
-8%
107 (2.99 - 729, n=802)
-43%
Sequential Read 256KB
255
285.66
12%
263.2
3%
261.84
3%
274 (95.6 - 704, n=127)
7%
295 (12.1 - 1781, n=802)
16%

Temperature

Max. Load
 37.4 °C
99 F
33.8 °C
93 F
32.2 °C
90 F
 
 37 °C
99 F
33.4 °C
92 F
32.9 °C
91 F
 
 36 °C
97 F
33.2 °C
92 F
32 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 37.4 °C = 99 F
Average: 34.2 °C = 94 F
32 °C
90 F
34.2 °C
94 F
37.4 °C
99 F
31.7 °C
89 F
33.8 °C
93 F
37.4 °C
99 F
30.4 °C
87 F
33.6 °C
92 F
36.1 °C
97 F
Maximum: 37.4 °C = 99 F
Average: 34.1 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  36.7 °C = 98 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated); Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.2 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.4 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.4 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 31.4 °C / 89 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.


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Lautsprecher

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.137.32541.942.93132.935.74031.732.45035.734.96330.533.28025.324.710024.226.212522.223.416021.522.720018.427.325017.537.831516.947.340016.756.550016.363.463014.569.28001470100017.167.6125013.869.9160014.170.820001471250014.570.7315013.565.7400013.564.750001457.2630014.257.4800014.454.81000014.749.31250015.137.71600015.541.4SPL26.979.6N0.940.8median 14.7median 57.2Delta1.915.237.640.327.523.919.227.723.225.733.537.825.624.720.527.92022.419.227.221.138.116.742.716.949.515.954.715.857.41563.614.166.914.773.814.275.814.177.714.476.213.976.91477.614.67714.177.114.479.614.476.915.37614.976.615.8771760.326.788.60.874.4median 14.9median 75.81.612.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseBlackview A80 ProXiaomi Redmi 8
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Blackview A80 Pro audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 10.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (32.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 91% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 5% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 93% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 5% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Xiaomi Redmi 8 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 36.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.6% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (1.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 20% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 68% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 48% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 43% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Blackview A80 Pro
4680 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 8
5000 mAh
Huawei Y6s
3020 mAh
Nokia 2.3
4000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
952
1157
22%
743
-22%
919
-3%
673 (223 - 2636, n=668)
-29%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
15h 52min

Pros

+ many LTE frequency bands
+ comparatively high performance
+ good battery life
+ little warming
+ bright display

Cons

- Quad camera rather an gimmick
- strong blue cast in the display
- speaker sound very "thin"

Verdict - Qualities Away from The Camera

In review: Blackview A80 Pro.
In review: Blackview A80 Pro.

The Blackview A80 Pro is an affordable smartphone that offers decent battery life. The performance is also convincing in contrast to similarly expensive devices. The quadruple camera on the back shouldn't be alelrdings the purchase argument, as in reality it is a single camera and three auxiliary lenses with dubious benefits. Nevertheless, the pictures are of a decent quality, at least in a reasonably good light.

The bright screen and the many LTE networks, which allow use in many countries, are convincing. The chassis is nothing special, but it is stable and has a modern appearance.

The loudspeaker, on the other hand, is of poor quality, and the extreme blue cast in the display is also disturbing.

The Blackview A80 Pro doesn't have a real quad camera, but has good battery life and a bright display.

Overall, the Blackview A80 Pro offers decent equipment for its money. One should pay attention to the details: If you want a cheap device that can be used in many countries, the device is well suited. However, if you want great sound and a real multi-camera with a lot of flexibility in image composition, you're in the wrong place.

Blackview A80 Pro - 03/16/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
77%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
37 / 70 → 53%
Weight
90%
Battery
91%
Display
83%
Games Performance
8 / 64 → 13%
Application Performance
55 / 86 → 64%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
40 / 90 → 44%
Camera
51%
Average
68%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2020-03-16 (Update: 2020-03-16)