Blackview is known for providing decent performing smartphones with entry-level price tags and A10 is nowhere different. Lets jump to the review now.
Design and Display
Blackview A10 surely feels more premium for the price its being served for. It weighs around 169 gm which is pretty light in addition to it, the 8.8 mm thickness and textured back provide confidence while holding the device. Like Blackview says it gently reminds you “Hi, I am in your hand”.
On the left we have the volume rocker while on the right we have a SIM Tray with Power Button. Fingerprint scanner is on the back along with the primary camera and the mono speaker.
A10 sports a 5 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280×720 (294 ppi) covered with 2.5D arc glass. Display seems nice with not so over saturated colors. It’s a good display but cannot be compared with the mid-range devices. Sunlight visibility is below average, but for the price it comes there are no complaints to put forward.
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Performance and Storage
An entry level Quad Core MediaTek MT6580 chip coupled with Mali T-400 GPU powers the A10. It comes in a single variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. You can use a MicroSD card for expansion upto 32GB.
A10 will get you through all simple tasks like Calling, texting, browsing web etc. However it will lag even for the mid-level games considering the low end CPU and RAM. For the price it will do the job but don’t expect any heavy or even mid-level app to run smoothly on this device.
A10 runs on merely customized Android 7.0 Nougat. Considering the price this is a point in favour of Blackview. Android Nougat provides features like Data Saver to save your data plan, reply from anywhere, bundled notifications, Google Assistant and many more.
A10 have a 8 Megapixel primary sensor on the rear and a 5 Megapixel secondary sensor on the back. There is nothing much to expect from the cameras. A10 gets the job done with decent colors and details under ample light conditions. Under low lighting conditions, images captured turns out to be unusable.
A10 packs a 2800 mAh battery. Stand-by time is good but on heavy usage it drains faster. However the modest setup does help in conserving the battery. Overall the battery life is good.
A10 is a Dual-sim Dual-standby device but it lacks LTE. This could be a deal breaker for people looking for a LTE compatible budget smartphone. Fingerprint sensor is present which is reliable. Connectivity includes Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS. Sensors include proximity, ambient and accelerator.
For light usual stuff Blackview A10 is a great deal for a price tag below $80 Also check out the Backview A7.