The new Blackview Alife Pro costs only $129.99 yet boasts fingerprint scanner, Andorid Lollipop and 2GB RAM.
This year has been filled with quality looking devices from China at low prices and with high specifications, you could say that 2015 has really been a coming of age for the Chinese Android phone market.
Part of the low pricing and good specs are thanks to Mediatek’s new 64bit chips, and the arrival of the MT6735 means costs have plummeted further. This Blackview Alife Pro, for example, costs only $129.99 but boasts a 5.5-inch HD display, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel main camera, 3000mAh battery, LTE and fingerprint scanner.
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The phone also boasts Hotknot file sharing, a 5 mega-pixel front facing camera, Android Lollipop 5.1 and OTA updates will be available once launched. For those of you interested in the phone be aware that the device only supports the following networks: GSM(1900 / 1800 / 850 / 900), WCDMA (2100 / 850), FDD-LTE (1800 / 2600 / 800) dual card dual standby.
Blackview are offering the Alife P1 Pro for presale now at just $129.99. What do you think of this and other low-cost Chinese phones?[ Blackview ]
The battery capacity is probably much less than advertised
you dont say !
Blackview is on of the worst chinese brands. Just look at the reviews of their past models, poor build quality, poor earpiece, poor software, everything is poor.
S1 got pretty nice reviews though as far as I can tell, it has yet to receive Lollipop though (promised at end of May)
i think Aa is stuck in the past…
Agreed, the Alife S1 is a great phone. Even better now it can be had for $129 in a few places. The Omega was nice but a bit overpriced and the Breeze pretty good for what it was, decent pics at a low price. Blackview are one to watch.
Have you heard anything about Lollipop? I just asked Blackview on Facebook and they said it won’t receive it, strange since I read it several times here ;/
Hard to believe that just over a year ago, I purchased my 1st China phone – a No. 1 S7 for the same price. The phone had so many issues, it was essentially useless from day one. It’s amazing how far the Chinese have come in just over a year and what you get these days for just $130. That is assuming that it actually works.
it will.. 🙂
you’re kidding right? Are you seriously implying there weren’t numerous great cheap chinese phones last year and then they suddenly start to build usable phones this year???
A year ago, LTE was a rarity in a China phone, now even budget phones include it – even if they only have bands for Europe and Asia. How many China phones had a metal chassis a year ago? Or Gorilla glass? Or a long life battery?
A year ago, I remember FastCardTech had no shame in advertising S5 clones with “3GB RAM” and “32GB ROM”…then when you scrolled down the page, they wrote “Real RAM = 2GB”, “REAL ROM – 16GB” etc.
With time, Chinese phones will list less and less ‘liar specs’. They won’t have a choice. Reviewers like Steve, ITXtutor are starting to rip apart the liar specs in their reviews. Check out what he and others had to say about the UMI Hammer or the Elephone P7000. Not a pretty picture.
FastCardTech is the biggest scam going, nearly everything they sell has fake specs. If you bought from them that would explain the crap phone you got!
I don’t like to talk with people who don’t know what the hell is going on outside their narrow mind, so before I flame you for your dumb comment I’m going to give you another chance, are you SERIOUSLY IMPLYING there weren’t any great chinese cheap phone last year???
This is your last chance
From your childish demeanor and belligerent comments, you sound like you might be the chief marketing officer at Elephone!
An excellent MT6582 or MT6592 based phone for under $180 introduced before June 2014? I can’t think of one. Perhaps you’re happy with your cheapo China phone but the one’s I came across were all crap, excluding perhaps Xiaomi. Specifically bad were phones made by No. 1, Goophone, Elephone and ALL clones. Many Chinese companies still lie about specs and hype up products that should never have been sold to begin with.
Now, go back and read my comment again slowly and try answering the questions. Avoiding the questions won’t help your argument.
While you’re at it, sit back, relax, open a beer and watch what ITXtutor (107k subs) has to say about some of these PoS phones.
WHen I saw your answer this morning I really evaluated the situation, responding to you would be a waste of time since you can’t be too intelligent to come spouting nonsence on a website which uncovers SO MANY great chinese phone in the past. I decided to do but I will make it quick and use the fewest words possible cuz I’m not sure someone of your level would know them all, you must be a kindergarten boy lost on the internet, so I won’t be too harsh you gotta let the youth develop! Still tell your mum she really failed with you!
Now to close this “conversation” I suggest you to check the website last 3 years topics and close what you should be your mouth but is just a useless hole for now, that makes me wonder.. Did you started eating solid food??
It wasn’t a case of Chinese products being bad last year, you just chose a cheap phone from a shitty brand.
the market had plenty of great phones in the last 2-3 years in china, this year they improved even more, but I can understand that coming from a joke like those clones seems like a huge upgrade… If you had a Xiaomi/meizu/oppo/Coolpad/Lenovo (even on this very same price tag) you wouldn’t have been so surprised!
GREAT price !
now for the camera…
Does anyone has experience with VKWORLD? I would like to try their newest product (the vk6735) but i couldn’t find much information about this manufacturer on the Internet:(
No, but I also would like to find out more aobut it because it very cheap.
got it for a friend. looks perfect. well built and smooth operating with nearly stock android 5.1. only major downside is the friggin shitty camera (my friend doesn’t find it “that shitty” like me tho).
Amazing……………..when will it launch…………..