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Brand Blackview
Smartphones by Blackview

Release Date

Release dateJanuary 2016, 5 years ago
State Not available

Blackview A8 prices

Versions and prices
Blackview A8 1GB · 8GB --
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Design & Materials of Blackview A8


72.9 mm 144.9 mm 9.3 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 160 g
Usable surface 65 %
Materials Plastic , Metal


Diagonal 5"
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution 720 x 1280 px HD
Density 294 ppi Medium Density
  • Without Notch
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
User reviews
Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?

9 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?

9 opinions

Is it comfortable?

9 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?

9 opinions

Performance & Hardware of Blackview A8


Model MediaTek MT6580
CPU 4x CortexA7 1.3 GHz
Type Quad-Core
Nanometer 28 nm
Frequency 1.3 GHz
64 Bits No
More smartphones with MediaTek MT6580 processor


GPU ARM Mali-400 MP2


Type --
More smartphones with 1GB RAM memory


23.361 Antutu v6
Overall performance better than 17% of devices


Capacity 8 GB
SD Slot Yes , Independent SD slot
More smartphones with 8GB of internal storage


Fingerprint No


Fingerprint No
Proximity Yes
Light sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Notifications LED --
Cooling system No
Gaming buttons No
User reviews
Does it have good sound?

9 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?

9 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?

9 opinions

Camera of Blackview A8

Rear camera

Resolution 8 Mpx
Sensor Sony IMX149 Exmor
Aperture Unknow
ISO --
Pixel size 1.40 µm
Sensor size 1/3.2
Flash LED
Optical Stabilisation No
Slow Motion Video No, 30 fps
  • Digital zoom
  • Autofocus
  • Manual focus
More smartphones with IMX149 Exmor lens modelMore smartphones with LED


Resolution 2 Mpx
Sensor Unknown
Type --
Aperture ƒ/ --
ISO --
Pixel size --
User reviews
Quality of daytime photos

9 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos

9 opinions

Quality of selfies

9 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?

9 opinions

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Network compatibility

Connectivity of Blackview A8


3G B1 (2100), B8 (900)
2G B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)

SIM card

TypeDual SIM Dual Standby (Micro SIM + Micro SIM)

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Standards 802.11b , 802.11g , 802.11n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot


Version Bluetooth 4.0
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)


Supports GPS, A-GPS


Charging Yes


-- --
Audio Jack
Radio FM
User reviews
Does it have good coverage for calls?

9 opinions

Quality of the GPS

9 opinions

And the WiFi?

9 opinions

Battery of Blackview A8

2050 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
Fast charge No
  • Removable
User reviews
How long does the battery last?
  • 11%
    Two days or more
  • 0%
    More than one day
  • 33%
    One day
  • 22%
    Less than a day
  • 33%
    Less than half day

9 opinions

Software of Blackview A8


Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Google Services (official) Yes
More smartphones with Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system
User reviews
Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 11%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 56%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 33%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

9 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 11%
    Every two months or less
  • 33%
    Every six months
  • 22%
    Once a year
  • 11%

9 opinions

User reviews about the Blackview A8

Overall satisfaction
  • 1
  • 2
  • 5
  • 1
  • 0
9 opinions
  • Screen5.4
  • Performance4.4
  • Camera4.6
  • Connectivity5.4
  • Battery4.6
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  • battery issue is worst

    Not impressed ..seriously these features are of no worth if you are giving this small battery is better to go for DOOGEE X10 ..ITS battery is impressive because in today's world 2050mah battery is a bad option ... plus the build quality of DOOGEE X10 is good according to price !!!

    • 4.1
    • Screen1.0
    • Performance2.7
    • Camera6.0
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery0.0
  • Nice phone but battery life is very very bad ...

    • Screen quality
    • Camera
    • Battery Life
    • Pre-installed apps
    • 4.1
    • Screen5.0
    • Performance4.0
    • Camera4.5
    • Connectivity5.3
    • Battery0.0
  • A downgraded cameraphone still looks and feels great

    The latest "down-to-earth" revision of the model - Y813 - which is currently offered for sale by many sellers apparently has some improvements and one significant disappointing downgrade - a "real" 5 MP camera module instead of the IMX149.

    The phone looks and feels like a more expensive device (except the back panel). The HD screen is colourful and gorgeous to look at.

    Programs run well but the manufacturer placed some limitations on graphical demanding games - most of them have higher graphics options disabled for some reason, unlike in other phones running the same hardware.

    Despite that, I did not notice any WiFi issues reported by the owners of the phone of the earlier revisions.

    Don't get fooled by gleaming reviews and description - this is no longer a "camera-centrered" device. The Iphone camera is long gone, replaced with an ages-old Ominvision sensor with mere 5 MP, albeit the phone boasts 13 MP photos. The output is only mediocre, but not the worst.

    • extremely nice build quality with a metal frame
    • stable WiFi connection, speed and good reception
    • bright and colourful HD screen with Miravision
    • speaker with a nicely sounding upper spectrum
    • the sweet spot between price and performance
    • highly inferior 5 MP OV5693 camera sensor in the Y813 revision
    • disappointing battery life
    • speaker lacking loudness
    • not a precise digitizer, witho only 2 point touch
    • a bit sluggish interface
    • 6.8
    • Screen8.3
    • Performance6.3
    • Camera6.0
    • Connectivity6.3
    • Battery7.0

Questions · FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Blackview A8.

What are the features of the Blackview A8?

These are the main features and specifications of the Blackview A8:

  • Screen: 5" LCD IPS
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280 px · HD
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580

What is the price of Blackview A8?

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How good is the Blackview A8?

The Blackview A8 has an average score of 5.4 based on Kimovil user ratings.

How long does the battery of the Blackview A8 last?

The Blackview A8 battery has a capacity of 2050 mAh, and the estimated battery life is one day according to Kimovil users.

In which colours is the Blackview A8 available?

The Blackview A8 is available in 2 colours: black and white.


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  • 2.6 Performance & Hardware
  • 3.0 Camera
  • 1.9 Connectivity
  • 2.2 Battery
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