The Black View: Cheap Runtastic Phones
BlackView is a brand name for a series of smartphones manufactured by the Chinese company TCL Communication Co., Ltd.
(TCL). They are marketed under various names including BlackView, ZTE Mobi, and others. These phones have been made available at various price points from $50 to $400. The phones come with Android operating system preinstalled.
They were designed to provide users with a high level of performance and features for their money. However, they are not without faults.
For example, the cameras on these devices lack image stabilization and do not support video recording. Some models have poor battery life, while others have slow charging capabilities. All models include a microSD card slot that allows users to expand storage capacity via external memory cards or internal storage.
BlackView phones are made to be durable and resistant to drops, scratches, and other damage. Their screen protection is IP67 rated, which means it can withstand dust ingress up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
The screens on some models are shatterproof. Most models also feature a fingerprint sensor that works well in most lighting conditions. Other features include GPS/A-GPS connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0 LE compatibility, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and more.
BlackView phones feature high-performance processors from Qualcomm and MediaTek. Most models include a lithium-ion battery capacity of 2800 mAh.
The batteries on these devices also charge quickly. Some models use buttons while others use touchscreens. Their cameras can also be problematic: they have slow autofocus speeds, poor image quality, and lack of features such as panoramic photos and HDR.
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The InFocus Turbo 5 is a durable mid-range smartphone that runs Android 8.1 Oreo.
The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with an octa-core CPU and an Adreno 509 GPU for superior performance. It includes 4 GB of RAM for multitasking and 64 GB of storage for multimedia files, such as locally stored music, videos, pictures, and games. The Turbo 5 has a large 5.7-inch display, which is great for mobile gamers or people who want to multitask. The screen has a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080, which is excellent for a midrange phone. The device also has a 16-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus and an 8-megapixel front camera for high-quality selfies. The rear camera has an LED flash for taking pictures in low-light conditions. The phone features a 4,000-mAh battery that will last up to an entire day of use. Finally, the phone has USB-C and fingerprint scanner for extra security. The device sells for around $280 online.
The Galaxy S10 is a high-end Android phone with a durable aluminum frame and a glass back that looks great and resists scratches. The phone has a large 5.8-inch screen with a QHD+ resolution of 3,040 by 1,440 pixels.
The Galaxy S10 has three rear cameras for high-quality photos and videos: A 12-megapixel wide camera, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with adjustable aperture. The front-facing camera is an 8-megapixel unit that’s perfect for social media selfies.
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