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Test Blackview A60 Smartphone - Cheap Mobile Phone with Lean Features

It doesn't get much cheaper than that. The Blackview A60 doesn't even cost 70 euros and is still a relatively large smartphone with a waterdrop notch and a decent battery capacity. But a decisive equipment feature has fallen victim to the price...
Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy),
Blackview A60
Blackview A60 (A Series)
Processor
Mediatek MT6580M 4 x 1.3 GHz, Cortex-A7
Graphics adapter
Memory
1024 MB 
Display
6.1 inch 19:9, 1280 x 600 pixel 232 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, 60 Hz
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 11 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 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/​B5/​B8), Dual SIM, 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, removeable
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0, contrast AF, LED flash, video @1080p (camera 1); 0.3MP, depth of field (camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speakers at the rear, Keyboard: Virtual, Silicone bumper, charger, USB cable, FM radio; notification LED;, fanless
Weight
171 g ( = 6.03 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 49 g ( = 1.73 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
69 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Vergleichsgeräte

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
69 %7
02/2020
Blackview A60
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2
171 g16 GB eMMC Flash6.1"1280x600
76 %6
08/2019
Blackview A60 Pro
Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300
170 g16 GB eMMC Flash6.1"1280x600
75 %7
08/2019
Samsung Galaxy A10
Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2
168 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.2"1520x720
74 %7
01/2020
Wiko Y80
SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322
185 g16 GB eMMC Flash5.99"1440x720
74 %7
12/2019
LG K40S
Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320
173 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.1"1560x720

Case, Equipment and Operation - Cheap plastic

Even with the very cheap smartphones, they are now hardly represented: Mobile phones without LTE. The Blackview A60 is still such a model, costs less than 70 euros and doesn't let you surf the 4G network. Instead, it offers two SIM slots, the possibility to expand the memory via microSD.

The Blackview A60 has a somewhat better equipped brother: The A60 Pro. You can tell the difference in the case by the fact that the Pro model of the China cell phone still has a fingerprint sensor, whereas the back of the Blackview A60 is virgin. There are three colour variants: black with a stripe pattern on the back, blue with a colour gradient or a dark green. The plastic back with the somewhat uneven surface is not really of high quality and is quite susceptible to fingerprints.

You can remove the back and then get access to two SIM slots and a dedicated microSD slot, as well as the battery, which you can't easily replace, though. You only have to make do with 1 GB RAM, which is really outdated and limits the Blackview A60's usage possibilities. 16 GB internal memory is quite normal for this class, but more would be desirable.

The touchscreen with the protective foil stuck on ex works can basically be operated properly, but the low system performance always causes dropouts and waiting times, which also complicate operation.

Size comparison

160 mm / 6.3 inch 76.5 mm / 3.01 inch 8.55 mm / 0.3366 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs156.8 mm / 6.17 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 171 g0.377 lbs156.8 mm / 6.17 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 170 g0.3748 lbs156.3 mm / 6.15 inch 73.9 mm / 2.91 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs155.6 mm / 6.13 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
LG K40S
802.11 b/g/n
58 (min: 53, max: 59) MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Blackview A60
802.11 b/g/n
55.7 (min: 52, max: 59) MBit/s ∼96%
Blackview A60 Pro
802.11 b/g/n
55.6 (min: 45, max: 56) MBit/s ∼96% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A10
802.11 b/g/n
53.6 (min: 39, max: 60) MBit/s ∼92% -4%
Wiko Y80
802.11 b/g/n
48.5 (min: 23, max: 53) MBit/s ∼84% -13%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
LG K40S
802.11 b/g/n
55.1 (min: 51, max: 59) MBit/s ∼100% +14%
Wiko Y80
802.11 b/g/n
52.2 (min: 9, max: 85) MBit/s ∼95% +8%
Blackview A60 Pro
802.11 b/g/n
51.8 (min: 18, max: 59) MBit/s ∼94% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A10
802.11 b/g/n
50.6 (min: 27, max: 58) MBit/s ∼92% +5%
Blackview A60
802.11 b/g/n
48.3 (min: 43, max: 52) MBit/s ∼88%
0102030405060Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø55.6 (52-59)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø48 (43-52)

Cameras - Out of focus and pale

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

There are two camera lenses on the back of the China mobile phone, but only one can be used to take pictures: The main lens provides 13 megapixels, the second lens is only used to improve blur effects and has a resolution of 0.3 megapixels, like the A60 Pro. The low resolution alone means that there is hardly any added value from the second lens.

The main camera takes pictures with a clear blue cast that looks blurred in detail; pixel artifacts are often found in surfaces and the sky. The camera does not really perform well in the laboratory tests either: at low brightness, there is hardly anything to be seen on the images, what can be seen is color distorted and heavily pixelated. In good lighting, parts of the image show paleness, and the edges are also very blurred.

Videos can be recorded in 1080p, the quality is not very high here either.

The front camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels and also takes pictures with disturbances in detail. The pictures also appear quite dark, which in our test picture creates an almost expressionistic picture impression with strong highlights.

All in all, the cameras are ok for so little money, you can take pictures with them in order to view them on the smartphone, but for further use, the pictures offer too poor quality even in proper lighting.

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
29.6 ∆E
53.1 ∆E
40.2 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
45.9 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
52.2 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
41.9 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
65 ∆E
63.6 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
36.6 ∆E
76.7 ∆E
43.8 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
86.5 ∆E
71 ∆E
52.6 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview A60: 46.69 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 86.48 ∆E
ColorChecker
10.6 ∆E
13 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview A60: 9.93 ∆E min: 2.51 - max: 15.9 ∆E
Testchart - perfect lighting
Testchart - perfect lighting
Testchart – 1 Lux
Testchart – 1 Lux

Display - Blackview A60 with bright screen

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The resolution is decent with extended 720p, the display is on a decent level in terms of brightness with an average of 448 cd/m². It's nice that we didn't measure any PWM flicker, but the display shows a strong green cast and especially warm colors deviate very much from the ideal colors, as our tests with the CalMAN software show.

The Blackview A60 offers response times that are too slow to be used for any apps that require quick input.

The only thing we like is the rather low black value and the resulting decent contrast, which at least gives the colours a bit of brilliance.

450
cd/m²
452
cd/m²
442
cd/m²
443
cd/m²
460
cd/m²
439
cd/m²
425
cd/m²
448
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 470 cd/m² Average: 447.7 cd/m² Minimum: 25.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 460 cd/m²
Contrast: 2421:1 (Black: 0.19 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.95 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 8.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6
87.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.001
Blackview A60
IPS, 1280x600, 6.1
Blackview A60 Pro
IPS, 1280x600, 6.1
Samsung Galaxy A10
IPS, 1520x720, 6.2
Wiko Y80
IPS, 1440x720, 5.99
LG K40S
IPS, 1560x720, 6.1
Response Times
24%
50%
-5%
23%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
66 (33, 33)
48 (25, 23)
27%
38 (19, 19)
42%
77.6 (37.2, 40.4)
-18%
50 (25, 25)
24%
Response Time Black / White *
38 (17, 21)
30 (15, 15)
21%
16 (5, 11)
58%
34.4 (14, 20.4)
9%
30 (15, 15)
21%
PWM Frequency
100 (10)
77 (10)
100 (10)
Screen
13%
0%
-4%
3%
Brightness middle
460
472
3%
451
-2%
423
-8%
487
6%
Brightness
448
465
4%
430
-4%
417
-7%
471
5%
Brightness Distribution
90
89
-1%
90
0%
92
2%
91
1%
Black Level *
0.19
0.22
-16%
0.22
-16%
0.27
-42%
0.28
-47%
Contrast
2421
2145
-11%
2050
-15%
1567
-35%
1739
-28%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.95
5.02
28%
5.44
22%
5.7
18%
5.56
20%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
13.3
8.17
39%
11.94
10%
9.8
26%
9.64
28%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.3
3.6
57%
7.8
6%
7.2
13%
5.2
37%
Gamma
2.001 110%
2.034 108%
2.206 100%
2.24 98%
2.124 104%
CCT
6493 100%
7008 93%
9149 71%
8079 80%
7932 82%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
19% / 15%
25% / 10%
-5% / -4%
13% / 7%

* ... 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
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 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 240 (maximum) ms. » 95 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
66 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 33 ms rise
↘ 33 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. » 97 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.1 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17957 (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 - Hardly any power

The four year old SoC MediaTek MT6580 was not among the fastest in the past and will be even more obsolete in 2020: It can't display many benchmarks at all because the corresponding graphic interfaces are missing. That's it with modern mobile games or at least with many modern graphic effects in games.

The Blackview A60 also completes the benchmarks we can test much more slowly than all comparable devices, so it clearly lacks performance here.

The memory can be expanded with a microSD card, but this is only read quite slowly, as we found with our reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501. The internal memory is also read slowly.

We don't have anything to complain about when it heats up: The Blackview A60 always stays cool.

The loudspeaker on the rear isn't optimally placed and isn't particularly loud either, but sounds altogether passable: There's no booming even at maximum volume, the trebles aren't overemphasized too much and the overall sound is warm.

The battery with a size of 4.080 mAh is quite generously dimensioned and thus also achieves decent runtimes. Just over 12 hours in our WLAN test are enough for two or even three days of everyday use with economical use.

PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
Blackview A60
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2689 Points ∼39%
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
6879 Points ∼100% +156%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
6823 Points ∼99% +154%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4764 Points ∼69% +77%
Average Mediatek MT6580M
  (2516 - 3041, n=12)
2715 Points ∼39% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19711, n=648)
6373 Points ∼93% +137%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview A60
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
1163 Points ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
3590 Points ∼72% +209%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3595 Points ∼73% +209%
Average Mediatek MT6580M
  (1131 - 1237, n=6)
1167 Points ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 13589, n=413)
4955 Points ∼100% +326%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview A60
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
412 Points ∼27%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1168 Points ∼77% +183%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
780 Points ∼52% +89%
Average Mediatek MT6580M
  (394 - 437, n=6)
421 Points ∼28% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=413)
1510 Points ∼100% +267%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Blackview A60
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
4.3 fps ∼10%
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
14 fps ∼32% +226%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
20 fps ∼46% +365%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
19 fps ∼43% +342%
Average Mediatek MT6580M
  (4.1 - 11, n=12)
4.89 fps ∼11% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=772)
43.9 fps ∼100% +921%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Blackview A60
Mediatek MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
8.2 fps ∼26%
Blackview A60 Pro
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
23 fps ∼74% +180%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
31 fps ∼100% +278%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
26 fps ∼84% +217%
Average Mediatek MT6580M
  (4.4 - 12, n=12)
8.74 fps ∼28% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=781)
30.5 fps ∼98% +272%
Blackview A60Blackview A60 ProSamsung Galaxy A10Wiko Y80LG K40SAverage 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
18%
161%
66%
133%
37%
156%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
12.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
13.12 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
65.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
440%
61.62 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
409%
57.8 (Tohsiba Exceria Pro M501)
378%
39.8 (6.38 - 65.8, n=135)
229%
50.7 (1.7 - 87.1, n=509)
319%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
44.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
41.95 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
78.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
79%
80.55 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
83%
79.3 (Tohsiba Exceria Pro M501)
80%
59.1 (8.1 - 87.7, n=135)
34%
68.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=509)
56%
Random Write 4KB
13.4
9.3
-31%
13.3
-1%
6.09
-55%
18.5
38%
8.05 (0.49 - 44.9, n=253)
-40%
33.1 (0.14 - 319, n=856)
147%
Random Read 4KB
18.9
31.5
67%
73.4
288%
19.06
1%
53.2
181%
21.6 (2.49 - 62.1, n=253)
14%
57.1 (1.59 - 324, n=856)
202%
Sequential Write 256KB
71.8
41.2
-43%
101.7
42%
65.09
-9%
84.5
18%
43 (8.74 - 106, n=253)
-40%
122 (2.99 - 911, n=856)
70%
Sequential Read 256KB
134.9
286.4
112%
296.4
120%
91.34
-32%
272
102%
165 (9.66 - 294, n=253)
22%
329 (12.1 - 1802, n=856)
144%

Temperature

Max. Load
 36 °C
97 F
32 °C
90 F
32.7 °C
91 F
 
 35.5 °C
96 F
32 °C
90 F
32.9 °C
91 F
 
 34.5 °C
94 F
32.3 °C
90 F
32.3 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 36 °C = 97 F
Average: 33.4 °C = 92 F
30.5 °C
87 F
31.8 °C
89 F
35.1 °C
95 F
30.6 °C
87 F
32.1 °C
90 F
35.1 °C
95 F
31.8 °C
89 F
32.9 °C
91 F
34.3 °C
94 F
Maximum: 35.1 °C = 95 F
Average: 32.7 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.2 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260/Fluke t3000 FC
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.4 °C / 92 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 36 °C / 97 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 35.1 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.5 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap Top
Heatmap Top
Heatmap Bottom
Heatmap Bottom

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.649.92545.347.33137.1384037.441.55040.240.9633736.98028.632.710027.530.612526.930.316024.928.520022.930.225022.537.531521.445.7400235450021.160.963022.263.28002064.3100019.867.1125018.369.9160017.871.1200017.670250016.866.931501761.2400016.760.8500017.864.9630016.867.2800017.169.31000017.266.71250017.453.71600017.444.3SPL30.979.1N1.542.4median 18.3median 61.2Delta2.611.145.346.540.343.235.634.240.341.742.74334.333.427.227.328.529.526.325.924.424.423.429.721.438.120.546.82052.819.858.118.761.918.462.823.568.417.47417.475.717.575.717.574.916.965.616.96216.966.51772.21775.517.269.617.155.517.149.266.466.430.683.917.920.51.553median 17.5median 622.912.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseBlackview A60Blackview A60 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
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
» 68% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 79% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 15% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

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
» 84% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 9% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 89% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Blackview A60
4080 mAh
Blackview A60 Pro
4080 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A10
3400 mAh
Wiko Y80
4000 mAh
LG K40S
3500 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
726
738
2%
753
4%
696
-4%
860
18%
689 (223 - 2636, n=721)
-5%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
12h 06min

Pros

+ good battery life
+ bright display
+ Passable loudspeaker
+ Dual SIM and microSD

Cons

- very weak cameras
- extremely low performance
- no LTE
- meagre equipment

Verdict - For ascetics

In Review: Blackview A60.
In Review: Blackview A60.

The Blackview A60 is a very cheap phone and has already appeared in our bestseller list on Amazon, so it seems to be quite successful. For the low budget you get a large screen with a decent contrast and brightness value. The battery life is also okay, the loudspeaker also sounds decent, which you really wouldn't expect in this price range. The device also hardly heats up and offers a solid WLAN speed.

The killer argument why the Blackview phone might not come into consideration is probably the missing 4G support, especially since the 3G network is being cut back in many countries. Also, the cameras are barely usable and the SoC's performance is so low that even the installed Android Go will stall. The smartphone is hardly usable for gaming or similar demanding activities.

Extremely cheap smartphone with little performance, but decent battery life.

If you simply need a very cheap smartphone and have to spend every cent, if you don't care about the photo quality and don't need LTE, you can take a look at the smartphone. All others should at least invest in the Blackview A60 Pro, which is already a significant leap in terms of features and performance.

Blackview A60 - 02/08/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
66%
Keyboard
62 / 75 → 82%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
28 / 70 → 39%
Weight
91%
Battery
89%
Display
81%
Games Performance
1 / 64 → 2%
Application Performance
32 / 86 → 37%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
69 / 90 → 76%
Camera
34%
Average
64%
69%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2020-02- 9 (Update: 2020-02- 9)
Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.