In a few words
How will you use your Smartphone?For heavy or occasional use, the models to be chosen will not be the same.The operating system is a matter of taste; on this A60 16 Go, Blackview chose Android.
If this first characteristic is not blocking for you, let’s go to the tests to find out if it is adapted to your uses.
Our tests have shown that this A60 16 Go is sufficient for the majority of cases.It’s a very good quality model.In conclusion, it is a good product.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Making photos or movies|
A60 16 Go for mobility?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone.Mobility for surfing the internet, even on holiday.
That A60 16 Go looks really small.A modest 5-inch screen, which on the other hand is easier to fit in a pocket and easier to hold.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Forget the videos, too.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
The device is equipped with Wifi.You will be able to enjoy quality web access, anywhere, even on the other side of the world.This smartphone comes with GPS.Your travels will be facilitated, even abroad.Unless you’re at the bottom of a cave, you’ll be able to know where you are at any given moment.
It is sometimes convenient to have several phones in one. And this model can handle multiple Sims.This means that it is possible to have several active subscriptions in the device.This will even be possible with competing operators.An interesting option abroad.
We found out that this A60 16 Go doesn’t have reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or shocks that can occur during the lifetime of all smartphones.A possible solution at a lower cost is the addition of a transparent tempered glass film, without altering the screen’s tactile reactivity.
Unfortunately, on the battery side it’s not so good.With only 2800 mAh, it will be difficult to last a full day.As a precaution, you may have an external battery available nearby.
Blackview did not choose to install the fast charge feature on this model.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
The right choice for watching movies?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.It’s become a handy tool.The same goes for listening to music.Access to the network allows you to watch a video stream whenever you feel like it.Careful, that doesn’t mean any smartphone will do.
This is not a model designed for multimedia.He’s not doing as well as most of his competitors.The 5-inch screen is poorly suited for exercise.For information, the resolution is 720 x 1280.He’ll be more comfortable listening to music.
The screen of this model has been switched to LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching).The visual result is very good no matter from what angle you look at the screen.
Blackview has also designed this product for audio use.The 3.5mm jack input allows the connection of headphones and/or a microphone.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The sound result is of a good level.
On the sound side, we find that there are no stereo speakers.
The Blackview phone, for video games?
Smartphone games now require power.Games, but also applications require batteries.The processor and graphics chip must also be of high quality to make the image fluid.In short, the more advanced the components are, the better the gameplay will be.
What came out of our tests is that the A60 16 Go is low in power.The Mediatek MT6580A (28 nm) processor is weak and the graphics processing unit of a lower quality than we would have liked.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
In terms of storage memory, it’s in the worst.This phone only defaults to 16 GB; that’s probably fair.But some of you will need more; that’s why Blackview has left a free slot for a memory card.
If you play a lot for several hours you will find that the battery is low.Unfortunately in the case of this model, it is one of the worst.With a power of 2800 mAH, it will need to be recharged during the day.
It will be necessary to limit the applications installed on this smartphone.A below-average configuration with a reduced screen size of 5 inches.That’s gonna make it harder to read.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
For audio or video use?
Over time, smartphones have become almost as good as cameras.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.However, this is not the only criterion to be taken into account.Being able to retouch the obtained photos is appreciated.Generally speaking, Blackview has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
Unsurprisingly, Blackview installed an efficient photo sensor and integrated it perfectly into Android.Thus, this model has 2 objectives.
Don’t expect to see a nice picture on this A60 16 Go; a lower photo resolution than its competitors.A definition in 8 Mp, which is necessarily less good than on top-of-the-range models.And last point about the image options, there is no HDR in this model.
It’s not the best device for making selfies.Reprocessing photos is not intuitive.You will be able to take pictures perfectly, but don’t expect high quality.
This smartphone has only 16 GB; that’s very little in terms of storage.Not enough to back up all your video files or music.With this amount available, you will need to quickly sort through what you want to keep and delete the rest.
The A60 16 Go, a good choice for the right use
Our tests have shown that this A60 16 Go is sufficient for the majority of cases.Performing well, it almost reaches the level of the best.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.