$200 can get you a pretty solid phone these days but Chinese manufacturers keep pushing the value of what you can get with your money. One of such manufacturers is Blackview and their new Blackview P2 is a decent example of a bang for your buck phone.
The Blackview P2 sports an all-metal build (aluminium alloy) around its body. There is a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 2.5D glass overlay and a 1.5GHZ MT6750T octa-core chipset inside. There is 4GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage and an SD card slot that lets you throw in an additional 128GB of storage.
Apart from the large RAM and large storage, the P2 also has a very large battery: 6000mAh to be precise with quick charge technology. The huge battery is not only for show as you can also use the P2 to charge other devices via OTG.
There’s a 13MP f/1.8 camera on the rear with PDAF and an 8MP camera up front for selfies. Blackview says the rear camera is coated with a film that prevents fingerprint smudges and dust from sticking to it.
Blackview P2 Specs
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D Glass Display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~401ppi
- 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor
- Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage, expandable via microSD
- 13-megapixel Samsung rear camera with phase detection autofocus, LED flash
- 8-megapixel front camera
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- 4G LTE
- USB Type-C 2.0
- Fingerprint scanner
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 15 x 77 x 9.8mm
- 6,000mAh battery w/ fast charging
The Blackview P2 has 4G LTE, dual SIM slots (hybrid), dual-band WiFi, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that unlocks in 0.1s, and a USB Type-C 2.0 port. It comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with a Vivo and OPPO like skin on top.
You can pick up a Blackview P2 in China for just $199.99 and it is available in matte black, champagne gold, mocha grey and iron blue. Pre-order is currently ongoing and it will last until January 10, 2017.