Earlier in the month we posted details of the Blackview A5, with comments that it seemed a little odd to choose the phone over the A8. Well new pricing details have emerged which might tempt a few bargain hunters.
We have seen Android smartphone pricing drop, quite drastically, since the start of the year, but this is the first model that we no of that is going to cost only $29.99 during its initial launch phase.
The Blackview A5 uses a lot of the same hardware that similar $50 phones offer including a 3G limited quad-core Mediatek MT6580 chipset, 1GB RAM, 8GB memory, 2000mAh battery, 5 mega-pixel rear camera, dual SIM support and Android 6.0.
Blackview haven’t told us when the Blackview A5 will go on sale, only that the initial launch will see the phone priced at only $29.99 to start with, then $39.99 before rising to the full retail price of $44.99.
So with this new pricing info is is now better to by the Blackview A5 over the A8? Personally I would say no. The A8 has a higher resolution 5-inch HD display, metal chassis and decent 8 mega-pixel sensor all for just $49.99. It’s a lot of nice kit for only a slightly higher price.