Blackview Alife P1 Pro review – low cost smartphone with finger print scanner

The Blackview Alife P1 Pro is a 64 bit quad core powered smartphone running Android Lollipop 5.1 over a 5.5 inch HD screen. This handset comes loaded with 2GB RAM and 13MP primary camera. The Alife P1 Pro is priced at approx $119.

Unboxing
Inside the box you will find the Alife P1 Pro smartphone, quick start guide, screen guard, silicon case, travel charger (5V ~ 2A), data cable, standard quality earphone and battery of 3000 mAh capacity (on their site it is mentioned 2800 mAh).

Design and Display
The BlackView is a low cost handset but still looks great. Build quality is good (for the price) and the handset looks pretty slim. I got the gold and off-white colour unit, and colours blend really well.  The handset has got a curvy sides and is flat on the front and back. Weight with battery is 164 grams and dimensions are 78.65 mm x over 154 mm x 8.75 mm.

Blackview Alife P1 Pro review and unboxing

Power button is on the right side, volume rocker is on the left, audio jack & micro USB port is on the top and speaker out vent is at the bottom. There are dual Mics for noise cancellation. This is a dual SIM handset – there is a normal SIM slot 1 and a micro SIM slot 2. SIM slot 2 supports 2G and SIM slot 1 supports 4G/3G/2G – 2300 4G band that is used in India is not supported.

Blackview Alife P1 Pro dual SIM slots

The handset sports a 5.5 inch 2.5D screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. There is a screen guard provided in the box pack, better use that. Colour reproduction, viewing angles and touch response are good.

There is no LED notification and the P1 Pro comes loaded with following sensors – accelerometer, light and proximity.

Blackview Alife P1 Pro review

Memory, storage and OS
Alife P1 Pro is packed with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. On the first boot you will get 10.47GB free internal storage space and 1.3GB free RAM. The handset is running 64 bit Android Lollipop 5.1. OTG works. Apps can be installed on the external storage.

Performance
This handset is using MediaTek MT6735 1.3GHz 64 bit quad core processor with Mali T720 GPU. Performance is smooth and lag free. Also battery temp is well under control.

Benchmark

Benchmark App Score
Quadrant 6040
Antutu (64 bit) 1st – 21034 , 2nd – 21055
Nenamark 2 50.7fps
Multi touch 3 point

Gaming
I installed the Asphalt 8 game (got installed on the external storage). The game is playable in high visual quality mode but you can feel it lagging, however in medium visual quality mode it played really well.

Camera
The Blackview Alife P1 pro comes with 13MP AF camera on the rear with LED flash and front camera is a 5MP shooter. Camera quality is average and rear camera can shoot 720p videos. Check the sample images / video at the end of this review.

Blackview Alife P1 Pro 13MP camera

Others
Sound (loudspeaker / in-call) is loud and clear. No other issues found with 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. There is built in Hotknot. GPS lock was fast within 5 seconds.

There is finger print scanner – the home button doubles up as the finger print scanner. Finger print detection accuracy is good however it takes a lot of time processing – about 3 to 4 seconds.

Battery
The 2800 / 3000 mAh battery backup is average you can expect about 3 to 5 hours of continuous moderate to heavy usage.

Blackview Alife P1 Pro removable battery

Performance Time Battery drop % Battery Max Temp
Benchmark 12 Minutes 4% 38 degree
Gaming (Asphalt 8) 20 Minutes 9% 43 degree
FHD movie play with full brightness + Wi-Fi on 15 minutes 5% 39 degree
Wall Charge (on standby) 2 hour 45 minutes 28% to 100% 36 degree

Verdict
The BlackView Alife P1 Pro is currently priced at $119, it was also available for $99 and probably you might get it for the same price, again. For this price, no doubt P1 Pro, is a good buy considering the finger print scanner, 2GB RAM and 5.5 inch HD screen. Unfortunately do note that the 2300 4G band that is used in India does not work.

Blackview Alife P1 Pro is not available in India but you can purchase it online for $119.

[Official Website : blackview.hk]

Rating 3.5 / 5 (decimals not allowed in rating box below).

Image Gallery

Rear Camera Sample

Front Camera Sample

video review

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