Blackview A100 is the successor to the A90 smartphone which was just announced around a month ago. The A100 brings a notable specs and design upgrades over the older model. The device comes in a 6.67-inches FHD+ screen with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. The phone has a dot notch in the center of the screen, which serve as the home for the selfie camera.
On the inside, the A100 runs on MediaTek’s Helio P70 CPU, an octa-core Chip clocked at 2.1GHz, along with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The phone has 6GB RAM and pegged with 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via SD-card.
As for the camera department, the A100 has three camera lenses on the rear; a 12-megapixel main sensor, 8-megapixel wide shooter and a third 0.3-megapixel depth sensors, while a single 8-megapixel selfie lens is housed within the notch on the front.
The device support dual 4G VoLTE enable SIMs, and fueled by a 4680mAh battery with 18W fast charging via USB Type-C interface. It also run on stock Android 11 out of the box, and support NFC as well. Other key specifications and features of the Blackview A100 are contained in the table below.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G Network Bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2|
|3G Network Bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G Network Bands||LTE Band 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41|
|5G Network Bands||Does not have support for 5G Network|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps|
|Also Known As Alternative names for gadgets, as called in other markets or countries||Blackview A100|
|Announced||2021, January 10th|
|Status||Available. Released 2021, June|
|Dimensions||166.3 x 77.6 x 8.8 mm|
|SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.67 inches, (83.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (395 ppi density)|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 10 - (upgradable to Android 11 and 12|
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Mediatek MT6771T Helio P70 (12nm)|
|CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Mali-G72 MP3|
|RAM + ROM <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||6 GB|
|Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Camera Type||Triple Lenses|
Main: 12MP, IMX363, f/1.8, PDAF
QVGA Depth sensor
|Camera Features||Autofocus, Digital zoom|
|Video Resolution||[email protected]|
|Camera Type||Single Lens|
|Video Resolution||[email protected]|
|Speaker Location||Chin, below display|
|Audio Jack Type||Yes, 3.5mm audio jack,|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP|
|Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Battery Capacity||Non-removable Li-Po 4680 mAh battery|
|Fast Charging||Yes, Fast battery charging 18W (wired)|
|Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Colors||Gray, Green, Blue, Pink|
|Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.||No|
|Box Contents What is in the box, What is the box content, What accessories is in the box||
- Blackview A100
- Charging Brick
- USB cable
- User Manual
This phone is awesome! I love the speed of performance, the fantastic camera quality and the lush and aesthetic display.
Does this phone have battery issues?
So i have been using the Blackview A100 since march 2022. And i have one word. WOW. wat a beast of a device. I must admit when i first decided to upgrade & went phone shopping i was very unsure of the device because i have never heard of the device. After going through a couple of reviews i decided to purchase the device. Now it is important to note that i am a HUGE Samsung fan. That being said i am surprised as to how well the Blackview A100 preforms. Keeping that in mind i strongly believe the A100 will give Samsung flagship devices a run for its money. My Samsung A21 which i had prior to purchasing the A100 was a giving ALOT of problems, It was unable to play huge games in its max frame rate. The battery simply would not last the whole day. The device did not have enough ram or rom & it constantly froze up on me. The A100 did not have any of those problems. The battery charges from 0 – 100 % in an hours time & it lasts me the the whole day which makes sense because it is equipped with a 4680 mAh Battery with Fast Charging. The chip set is a Helio P70 which is one of the best chip sets on the market. The device has 6GB RAM & 128 GB ROM. The Helio P70 chipset does not disappoint even when playing the most graphic demanding games.This device is an an absolute beast.
Now as with any other device there will always be disappointments. In the A100’S case the camera is a HUGE disappointment. ( The only downside in my personal opinion) For some reason Blackview decided to release the device with a 12MP AI Sony camera. Dont get me wrong the pictures are not bad but its nothing compared to the great Samsung quality which i have come to love. Why Blackview decided to do this is unknown to me but i believe it was to make the device more cost officiant. But looking past the one downside i am absolutely loving the device. The A100 is one of Blackview’s flagship devices and its great,
Now if you’ve heard there are no updates enrolled through Blackview etc. This is absolute nonsense. people that say that has no idea what they are talking about. I have received two updates since i’ve had the device. Keep up the good work Blackview.
Wow…This detailed personal opinion will be very helpful to future buyers. Thanks for your input!