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Smartphones can be a pricey investment — especially if you're not particularly tech savvy.
Luckily, there are some affordable smartphone options available on Amazon Canada, like the Blackview A80. This unlocked, smartphone is an "entry-level phone" for those looking for the basics without the bells and whistles.
The Blackview A80 is categorized as an "entry-level phone," meaning that although it is considered a smartphone, it's prime objective is for voice communication. Although the Blackview A80 features both 4G technology, a 13Mp rear camera and 5MP front camera, can play music and record video, the level of quality and storage available on the device is considerably lower than leading smartphone competitors.
The Blackview A80 features fingerprint-unlock and face recognition unlock, 16MB of ROM (external storage) that can be upgraded to 128 GB with a micro SIM card.
What people are saying
The Blackview A80 has earned a 3.9-star review based on more than 150 shopper reviews. The sleek smartphone has been dubbed a "great choice" for someone who isn't very comfortable using tech.
"Phone works great," one shopper said, calling it a "good bang for your buck."
Shoppers have complimented the phone's camera and battery life, but have noted that the phone is ideal for anyone focused on making calls.
"Works great for my mother," one shopper wrote. "She said it was easy to use."
"The battery life is longer than my other phone," another said.
Most of the customer reviews emphasized that the phone isn't ideal for anyone looking to play games or watch movies, since it's "slower" than other phones. However, if you're someone who simply wants to send texts, take photos and make calls, this might be the phone for you.
The Blackview A80 is an affordable phone that delivers the basics without the extras and price tag of its competitors. If you're looking for a phone to gift someone younger to use in emergencies or purchase for yourself to use for the basics, this might be for you. However, if you're looking for higher quality video, the ability to play games you might want to invest in a more expensive android phone.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.