Blackview seems to be working on a couple of budget smartphones for the market. First, it was the Blackview A8 which came with decent looks and specs along with cheap pricing for the masses. Now, the company has just listed the Blackview A5 budget smartphone, that’s going to be even cheaper than the A8.
The A8 retails for around $50 while this new model will release for $44.99. To be honest, seeing the specs of the device, it would be actually smarter to go with the A8 at just $5 more. But if you want a super compact device (the A5 features a 4.5-inch display), then this could be an option.
Coming to the Blackview A5’s specs, the phone comes with MT6580 quad-core chip clocked at 1.3GHz with 1GB RAM and 8GB of ROM which is expandable up to 32GB. At the back, there will be a 5MP camera, while up front, there will be a 2MP shooter. The display is of 4.5-inches with 854 x 480 pixel resolution. Finally, it will run on Android 5.1 lollipop and come with 3G support and 2000mAh battery.
So, in case you are wondering what’s the big difference between the two worth $5, then it’s the display. The A8 comes with a 5-inch 720p panel, while the A5 features a 4.5-inch 480p screen. Also, the camera is better on the A8, with an 8MP shooter at the back. Both phones support dual SIM dual standby. So, unless you want a super cheap device with a display of 4.5-inches, the A8 should be the better choice.
For those who are still interested, the Blackview A5 will come in three colors, white, black and blue. The phone will go on sale from April 25.