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Blackview A80 Smartphone Review - Cell phone for little money

Too low a poker game? The Blackview A series is aimed at those who only want to spend very little money on a smartphone. The Blackview A80 comes with Android 10 Go, very little memory, but at least four camera lenses to the buyer. A good offer?
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Blackview A80 (A Series)
Processor
Mediatek MT6737 4 x 1.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
6.21 inch 19:9, 1560 x 720 pixel 277 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 8 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B40), Dual SIM, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 155 x 75 ( = 0.31 x 6.1 x 2.95 in)
Battery
4200 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 0.3MP (Camera 2); 0.3MP (Camera 3); 0.3MP (Camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 12 Months Warranty, FM radio, fanless
Weight
180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 53 g ( = 1.87 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
99 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Rating Version
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Price from
69 %7
03/2021
Blackview A80
MT6737, Mali-T720
180 g16 GB eMMC Flash6.21"1560x720
75 %7
03/2020
Blackview A80 Pro
Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2
180 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.49"1560x720
68 %7
05/2020
Nokia 1.3
SD 215, Adreno 308
155 g16 GB eMMC Flash5.71"1520x720
69 %7
02/2020
Blackview A60
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2
171 g16 GB eMMC Flash6.10"1280x600

Case, equipment and operation - Scarce memory in the A80

The Blackview A80 is available in black, blue or red, with all but the black model offering a gradient color on the back. The back is made of very simple plastic, but it is reasonably sturdy. For its size, the Blackview A80 is not necessarily light, but it feels quite good in the hand.

The storage configuration is very meager: Just 16 GB of mass storage and 2 GB of RAM are installed. The user can still use just under 10 GB of data storage, so you have to think about which apps to install or whether to store photos in the cloud. The storage can be expanded by up to 128 GB via microSD, but the smartphone did not work with all microSD cards in our test.

The Wi-Fi works quite fast in our test with the reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12 compared with similarly priced smartphones. The coverage of LTE frequencies is limited to the bare minimum.

Android 10 Go is the operating system of the Blackview A80. The security patches are already 4 months old at the time of testing and thus outdated.

Blackview A80
Blackview A80
Blackview A80
Blackview A80
Blackview A80
Blackview A80
Blackview A80
Blackview A80
Blackview A80

Size comparison

162.8 mm / 6.41 inch 77 mm / 3.03 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs156.8 mm / 6.17 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 171 g0.377 lbs155 mm / 6.1 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs147.3 mm / 5.8 inch 71.2 mm / 2.8 inch 9.35 mm / 0.3681 inch 155 g0.3417 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Blackview A80
802.11a/b/g/n
96 (73min - 99max) MBit/s ∼100%
Nokia 1.3
802.11 b/g/n
52.2 (27min - 61max) MBit/s ∼54% -46%
Blackview A80 Pro
802.11 b/g/n
51.3 (34min - 60max) MBit/s ∼53% -47%
Blackview A60
802.11 b/g/n
48.3 (43min - 52max) MBit/s ∼50% -50%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Blackview A80
802.11a/b/g/n
73.5 (64min - 79max) MBit/s ∼100%
Blackview A80 Pro
802.11 b/g/n
57.8 (51min - 59max) MBit/s ∼79% -21%
Blackview A60
802.11 b/g/n
55.7 (52min - 59max) MBit/s ∼76% -24%
Nokia 1.3
802.11 b/g/n
50.8 (44min - 55max) MBit/s ∼69% -31%
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Cameras - Four lenses? Not really...

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

The main lens is a 13-megapixel camera on the back. Although it looks like there are four lenses in total, the other three only have a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and are thus not usable for photos. In fact, they cannot be used actively, but are only supposed to support the main camera

Photos from the main camera quickly look overexposed and are actually sharp, but somewhat lacking in detail. Surfaces quickly look unclean and the autofocus fails in low light, but the brightening is okay

The Blackview A80 produces reasonably sharp photos in the lab, but the contrast suffers visibly and the problem of unclean surfaces remains. At 1 lux, almost nothing is recognizable in the pictures

Videos can be recorded in Full HD with 30 fps at most, but brightness transitions and autofocus are very slow. Thus, you should not expect too much from the camera unit. At most, the main lens is suitable for snapshots

The front-facing camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels. The photos are a bit blurry and look as if the camera glass is slightly uneven.

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.

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ColorChecker
19 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
18 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview A80: 13.11 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 18.99 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.4 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
45.4 ∆E
63.3 ∆E
52.9 ∆E
36 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
64.9 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
47.1 ∆E
36.6 ∆E
76.1 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
89.9 ∆E
69.9 ∆E
52 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview A80: 46.81 ∆E min: 13.42 - max: 89.9 ∆E

Display - Dark and inaccurate

Subpixel recording
Subpixel recording

The screen clearly falls behind in terms of brightness and also shows very unbalanced illumination. There is little contrast on the screen and colors are displayed reasonably accurately at best.

In addition, the screen flickers at a fairly low frequency at low brightness, which can lead to headaches for sensitive people.

293
cd/m²
344
cd/m²
343
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
377
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 377 cd/m² Average: 324.3 cd/m² Minimum: 13.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 75 %
Center on Battery: 345 cd/m²
Contrast: 566:1 (Black: 0.61 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.61 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 9.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
94.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.15
Blackview A80
IPS, 1560x720, 6.21
Blackview A80 Pro
IPS, 1560x720, 6.49
Nokia 1.3
IPS, 1520x720, 5.71
Blackview A60
IPS, 1280x600, 6.10
Response Times
596%
-10%
-45%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
46 (25, 21)
44 (21, 23)
4%
55 (28, 27)
-20%
66 (33, 33)
-43%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (11, 15)
24 (9, 13)
8%
26 (11, 15)
-0%
38 (17, 21)
-46%
PWM Frequency
83.3 (20)
1562 (10)
1775%
Screen
55%
43%
61%
Brightness middle
345
565
64%
456
32%
460
33%
Brightness
324
554
71%
406
25%
448
38%
Brightness Distribution
75
93
24%
83
11%
90
20%
Black Level *
0.61
0.32
48%
0.33
46%
0.19
69%
Contrast
566
1766
212%
1382
144%
2421
328%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.61
6.84
-3%
5.22
21%
6.95
-5%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
12.82
11.01
14%
8.38
35%
13.3
-4%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
9.2
8.1
12%
6.4
30%
8.3
10%
Gamma
2.15 102%
2.49 88%
2.186 101%
2.001 110%
CCT
8957 73%
9040 72%
8108 80%
6493 100%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
326% / 203%
17% / 32%
8% / 40%

* ... 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
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 49 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25 ms rise
↘ 21 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 636 (maximum) ms. » 72 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.8 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 83.3 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 83.3 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 83.3 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 15366 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.


CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space

Performance, emissions and battery life - little power in the Blackview phone

The Mediatek MT6737 was never a powerhouse, but it is now also 5 years old and thus questionable as a choice for a current entry-level smartphone. In any case, the comparison devices offer considerably more power.

The case heating remains inconspicuous, even under longer load.

The mono speaker in the smartphone only reproduces sound with average volume and is not really good in terms of quality: Trebles boom unpleasantly in the ear and the sound is very thin overall. The sound can be transmitted to external audio devices via a 3.5 mm interface or Bluetooth 4.2.

In terms of battery life, the Blackview A80 is on par with the Blackview A60. 12:03 hours is a runtime suitable for everyday use, but other devices in this price range offer much more. Charging takes quite a long time since the charger only has a power of 5 watts.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
58 Points ∼10%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
177 Points ∼31% +205%
Average Mediatek MT6737
 
58 Points ∼10% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=245, last 2 years)
578 Points ∼100% +897%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
291 Points ∼15%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
891 Points ∼45% +206%
Average Mediatek MT6737
 
291 Points ∼15% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4455, n=245, last 2 years)
1980 Points ∼100% +580%
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
2612 Points ∼33%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
5505 Points ∼69% +111%
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
3476 Points ∼44% +33%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (2313 - 2768, n=13)
2543 Points ∼32% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=260, last 2 years)
7923 Points ∼100% +203%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
68 Points ∼2%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
708 Points ∼21% +941%
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
291 Points ∼8% +328%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (68 - 164, n=14)
140 Points ∼4% +106%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=257, last 2 years)
3439 Points ∼100% +4957%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
54 Points ∼1%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
639 Points ∼16% +1083%
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
245 Points ∼6% +354%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (54 - 227, n=14)
121 Points ∼3% +124%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=257, last 2 years)
4029 Points ∼100% +7361%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
677 Points ∼24%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
1137 Points ∼41% +68%
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
844 Points ∼30% +25%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (663 - 781, n=14)
738 Points ∼26% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=257, last 2 years)
2786 Points ∼100% +312%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
149 Points ∼4%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
863 Points ∼21% +479%
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
287 Points ∼7% +93%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (88 - 159, n=13)
143 Points ∼3% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=278, last 2 years)
4136 Points ∼100% +2676%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
122 Points ∼2%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
811 Points ∼15% +565%
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
242 Points ∼5% +98%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (70 - 129, n=13)
116 Points ∼2% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=278, last 2 years)
5238 Points ∼100% +4193%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
651 Points ∼22%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
1115 Points ∼37% +71%
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
819 Points ∼27% +26%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (614 - 810, n=13)
730 Points ∼24% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=276, last 2 years)
2982 Points ∼100% +358%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
78 Points ∼3%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
631 Points ∼24% +709%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (75 - 265, n=15)
108 Points ∼4% +38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=253, last 2 years)
2640 Points ∼100% +3285%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
62 Points ∼2%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
559 Points ∼20% +802%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (60 - 220, n=15)
87.3 Points ∼3% +41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=253, last 2 years)
2791 Points ∼100% +4402%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
688 Points ∼24%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
1142 Points ∼41% +66%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (666 - 946, n=15)
749 Points ∼27% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=253, last 2 years)
2819 Points ∼100% +310%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
91 Points ∼3%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
709 Points ∼21% +679%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (38 - 151, n=9)
91.7 Points ∼3% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=277, last 2 years)
3358 Points ∼100% +3590%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
73 Points ∼2%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
641 Points ∼17% +778%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (62 - 123, n=9)
77.9 Points ∼2% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 12914, n=277, last 2 years)
3792 Points ∼100% +5095%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
635 Points ∼21%
Blackview A80 Pro
Mediatek Helio P25, Mali-T880 MP2, 4096
1124 Points ∼37% +77%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (635 - 788, n=9)
721 Points ∼24% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5793, n=277, last 2 years)
3027 Points ∼100% +377%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
4.5 fps ∼10%
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
5 fps ∼11% +11%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (2.1 - 8, n=17)
4.7 fps ∼10% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 120, n=215, last 2 years)
46.4 fps ∼100% +931%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Blackview A80
Mediatek MT6737, Mali-T720, 2048
2.4 fps ∼4%
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
2.5 fps ∼4% +4%
Average Mediatek MT6737
  (1.6 - 4.5, n=17)
2.42 fps ∼4% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 180, n=216, last 2 years)
62.7 fps ∼100% +2513%
Blackview A80Blackview A80 ProNokia 1.3Blackview A60Average 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
418%
284%
113%
105%
1131%
Sequential Read 256KB
138.2
255
85%
284.8
106%
134.9
-2%
164 (9.66 - 294, n=256)
19%
780 (41.9 - 2037, n=290, last 2 years)
464%
Sequential Write 256KB
11.9
187.7
1477%
48.5
308%
71.8
503%
43 (8.74 - 106, n=256)
261%
345 (11.9 - 1321, n=290, last 2 years)
2799%
Random Read 4KB
13.5
42.5
215%
48.7
261%
18.9
40%
21.7 (2.49 - 62.1, n=256)
61%
139 (13.5 - 325, n=290, last 2 years)
930%
Random Write 4KB
5.5
15.6
184%
38.6
602%
13.4
144%
8.08 (0.49 - 44.9, n=256)
47%
125 (5.2 - 330, n=290, last 2 years)
2173%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
45.6 (Hama 32GB)
80.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76%
76.06 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
67%
44.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
59.1 (8.1 - 87.7, n=137)
30%
76.2 (13.4 - 154, n=166, last 2 years)
67%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
12.9 (Hama 32GB)
73.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
468%
59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
357%
12.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-6%
39.8 (6.38 - 65.8, n=137)
209%
58.5 (8.4 - 83.3, n=166, last 2 years)
353%

Temperature

Max. Load
 38.1 °C
101 F
36.6 °C
98 F
37.9 °C
100 F
 
 38.8 °C
102 F
36.9 °C
98 F
38.1 °C
101 F
 
 39.3 °C
103 F
36.9 °C
98 F
39.4 °C
103 F
 
Maximum: 39.4 °C = 103 F
Average: 38 °C = 100 F
35.9 °C
97 F
37.3 °C
99 F
37.8 °C
100 F
36 °C
97 F
37.2 °C
99 F
38.6 °C
101 F
36.5 °C
98 F
37.9 °C
100 F
40 °C
104 F
Maximum: 40 °C = 104 F
Average: 37.5 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  37.6 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.4 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.3 °C / 92 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front

Loudspeaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.234.72537.935.43132.327.74029.635.45033.233.76327.629.38019.419.610020.621.212517.719.71601617.420011.419.72501228.431510.135.64008.442.85008.553.36309.761.280011.767.6100011.968.212501169.916001068.320009.667.8250010.364.8315010.867.8400011.667.1500012.361.763001360.1800013.761.61000014.462.81250015.258.81600016.145.3SPL6659.923.878.2N19.212.50.538.8median 11.7median 61.2Delta1.915.639.649.945.347.337.13837.441.540.240.93736.928.632.727.530.626.930.324.928.522.930.222.537.521.445.7235421.160.922.263.22064.319.867.118.369.917.871.117.67016.866.91761.216.760.817.864.916.867.217.169.317.266.717.453.717.444.330.979.11.542.4median 18.3median 61.22.611.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseBlackview A80Blackview A60
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Blackview A80 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 37.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (28.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 81% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 88% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 9% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Blackview A60 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 72% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 82% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Blackview A80
4200 mAh
Blackview A80 Pro
4680 mAh
Nokia 1.3
3000 mAh
Blackview A60
4080 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
723
952
32%
906
25%
726
0%
899 (425 - 2000, n=295, last 2 years)
24%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
12h 03min

Pros

+ runtimes suitable for everyday use
+ good WLAN speed

Cons

- dark screen
- relatively little performance
- hardly any memory

Verdict - entry-level device with fast WLAN

In the test: Blackview A80.
In the test: Blackview A80.

You should not look at Blackview's website for the A80 because it gives the impression that it is a smartphone with a real quad-cam, stereo speakers and a great display. Sure, what else should the marketing department write, but the illustrations, pictures, and partly also the text seem very misleading.

The Blackview A80 is an entry-level smartphone that you should not expect too much from: The storage is limited, the handling is jerky, there is only little power and only one really usable camera lens at the back.

The Blackview A80 can only stand out in terms of WLAN speed. Otherwise, it is a typical entry-level device under 100 Euros.

At the same time, the WLAN is a bit faster than in other phones in this price range, which is one of the few real advantages that the Blackview A80 has in our test.

Blackview presents a decent entry-level device, but it hardly stands out in any discipline. Other manufacturers sometimes offer a bit more, for example a more up-to-date and faster SoC.

Price and availability

The Blackview A80 is available at Amazon, but also at other online stores.

Blackview A80 - 03/10/2021 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
70%
Keyboard
62 / 75 → 82%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
35 / 70 → 50%
Weight
90%
Battery
89%
Display
77%
Games Performance
1 / 64 → 2%
Application Performance
41 / 86 → 48%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
48 / 90 → 53%
Camera
34%
Average
63%
69%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile - 871 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
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Florian Schmitt, 2021-03-11 (Update: 2021-03-11)