Blackview A10 review – budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensor

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensor

Smartphones line A from the Chinese manufacturer are among the cheapest devices on the mobile market. After the success of the budget model Blackview A7, which is sold perfectly, but it’s time to find a replacement for it. Her successor, the new model Blackview A10 with a cost of about $ 75. Such a low cost of a smartphone causes distrust. Let’s look at what the manufacturer has put into this phone.

Blackview A10: Specifications

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensor

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensorBlackview A10: Design

Smartphone A10 does not look as stylish as the Xiaomi Mi MIX but looks better than many competitors in its price range. The case of the device is made of polycarbonate, and this immediately indicates the budget of the phone. The front part of the Blackview A10 looks typical for most smartphones. Under the display, there are three control touch buttons without illumination, from above the front camera, the talking speaker, and the proximity sensor.

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensor

The SIM card tray is located on the left side of the phone, the power and volume buttons are on the right, and the speaker and connector USB Type-C are at the bottom. On the back panel, in the top center is the rear main camera, below the LED flash and even lower the fingerprint scanner. The back cover of the smartphone is removable from a matte plastic with a textured pattern, it has good fastening around the perimeter, so the case does not creak, and the cover itself is not pushed. The back cover is slightly rounded around the edges, but the faces themselves are almost even. Thus, the body also lies well in the hand and does not slip out.

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensor

Despite the 5-inch display and the standard frames around it, the body is not very large, its dimensions are – length 143.2, breadth 70.3 and a thickness of only 8.8 mm. The weight of the smartphone is 165 grams. Several colors will be on sale: black, white and gold.

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensorBlackview A10: Screen

The smartphone A10 uses a 5-inch touchscreen IPS-display with a resolution (WSVGA) 1024 x 600 pixels, the top of the protective glass Curved Glass. Viewing angles are good, the screen shows a clear picture and a good brightness margin of 420k/m2. The factory calibration of the color profile is performed at a good level and does not need to be modified.

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensor

Since the phone is budgetary, the screen supports only two simultaneous touches (for more than enough of everyday life), there is also no light sensor. Therefore, all the brightness settings must be made in manual mode (or set to medium brightness).

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensor

Blackview A10: Performance

The smartphone A10 has a 4-core MTK MT6580A processor with a frequency of 1.3 GHz, a graphics chip ARM Mali-400MP with a frequency of 500MHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, which are expanded by micro SD cards up to 32GB. Works Blackview A10 running the operating system Android 7.0.

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensor

Naturally, in synthetic and gaming tests such a platform of stars from the sky is not enough and demonstrates the performance of entry-level, corresponding to the cost of the device. However, when working in social networks, Android applications, simple games (all sorts of arcades, runners), the Blackview A10 showed itself on the positive side.

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensorBlackview A10: Camera

As with any budget smartphone, you should not rely too much on the camera. The main rear camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels, LED flash and the ability to shoot 720p 30 fps video.
Good pictures can be obtained only with good lighting, when shooting in the room, the quality of the pictures deteriorates very badly, and at night you can not get a decent picture at all. The quality of the resulting photographs will be assessed as worthy of this price segment.

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensor

The front camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels. This is quite enough for selfies and video chat.

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensorBlackview A10: Battery

Built-in Blackview A10 lithium-ion polymer battery has a capacity of 2800 mAh, which is enough for 1.5-2 days of smartphone operation in medium load mode. With typical use of the device – calls, social networks, music, internet surfing, simple games, photos, the phone was easy to hold for two days. In the PCMark battery test, the device’s battery lasted 7 hours and 40 minutes, which is a good result.
It takes about 3 hours to fully charge the phone, there is no quick charge. A standard 1A charger is included.

Blackview A10 review - budget 3G smartphone with fingerprint sensor

Blackview A10: Price

Buy a new budget smartphone Blackview A10 can be on Gearbest for $ 74.99.

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