Blackview A5

A5 54%
A5: Android 6.0, April 2016, 5 megapixel camera, MT6580, quad-core, thin, HSPA+, 8 GB internal storage , 1GB RAM, Dual SIM, 4.5 inch

The Blackview A5 is just a nice device. Some features are not as good as the more expensive models, but if you do not need the features, it is better to buy the Blackview.

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Description of the Blackview A5:

The Blackview A5 was launched in April 2016. The smartphone comes with a 4,5 inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.

This Blackview is powered by a MediaTek MT6580 chip with a 1,3 GHz Quad-Core processor. This chipset has a quad-core processor with 1024 MB RAM. With a thickness of 9.5 millimeters, the device is not too thick. This phone only weighs 145 grams.

The A5 has a 5 megapixel camera. You can also use the 2 megapixel selfie camera for video calling, for example.

Pros

  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Quad core processor
  • Not too thick with 9.5 millimeters
  • HSPA+ support for fast internet
  • Dual SIM

Negatives

  • If you import this device it may take longer before it is delivered
  • With a 2000 mAh battery you may have to recharge in between
  • Too little RAM for an Android system
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Call & data functions

The Blackview A5 supports frequencies from international networks with which you can use mobile internet via HSDPA (slightly faster than 3G). The speed of HSDPA is perfect for using the internet on the road where the speed does not differ much from the normal WiFi at home. You can also connect via WiFi at home or at the office.

Dual-sim

This phone is a dual sim device, so you can store two SIM cards in it.

Memory and connection options

The Blackview A5 has 1024 MB of RAM (1 GB) and 1024 MB internal storage . Expandable memory: microSD up to 32 GB. There is a USB connection, you can use this to exchange data with your laptop or to charge your device. Connecting Bluetooth headsets or car kits is no problem.

Do you take a lot of photos and videos? Then the storage of 8 GB is less suitable. You may need to clean your phone after a while. Furthermore, there are of course possibilities to expand storage in the cloud, such as with Google Drive or Dropbox.

Screen & operation

The phone is operated via the large 4,5 inch touchscreen.The Blackview A5 can display up to a 16 millions colors. This screen has a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. With 217 pixels per inch, this High density screen is excellent and easy to read. There are screens with a larger resolution for sale.

Operating system

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The major changes compared to the previous version are

  • New permission system There are changes to the display and execution of app permissions
  • New API Improvements for a fingerprint scanner should it be present on the device
  • New App drawer New improved display of the app list
  • Visual voicemail Ability to access voicemails without calling voicemail. (depending on provider support)
  • Rotation of the home screen This option comes standard with Android 6 Marshmallow
  • Status bar icons Ability to remove or add status bar icons
  • Android pay New option to deal with your phone
  • Standby time Improvement of the standby time

Android 6