Blackview A53 Pro

The Blackview A53 Pro is an affordable phone and a higher variant of the base model, Blackview A53.

Even after releasing the Oscal C80 few weeks ago, the rugged phone maker isn’t resting on its oars in an effort to dominate the smartphone market with varying categories tailored to meet buyer with different needs.

The Pro is similar to the base model but few upgrades were made such as the biometric, more powerful octa-core processor rather than the A53’s Quad processor, improved selfie camera and large RAM and ROM storage.

Blackview A53 Pro Key Specifications

  • 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, ~87% screen-to-body ratio
  • Android 12, Doke OS 3.0
  • Mediatek Helio G35 Octa-Core CPU
  • 12MP + other unspecified camera Triple Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Built-in Storage
  • 4G LTE
  • 10W Fast Charging Capacity
  • 5080 mAh Non removable Li-ion Battery

Design

The Blackview A53 Pro is a look-alike of its vanilla variant with slim profile and form factor.

The back cover wears a colour gradient pattern design forged on sophisticated laser-carving process that shimmers when light hits it.

On the back cover is a rectangular camera module housing three camera sensors and an LED flash on the top left corner and the Blackview branding inscribe at the bottom beneath it.

The build element is a sturdy plastic on both the back and frame, floor on the front with glass.

However, the borders are quite thick at 9.4mm thickness but still finds a way of offering comfortable one-handed grip at 164.6 x 76.9mm dimension.

With a massive power grid beneath, it weighs 194.6 grams which doesn’t feel heavy, thanks to its plastic build.

Talking of protection, there’s no glass protection nor IP certification against splashed of water, drops or even scratches but interestingly there’s face unlock and fingerprint scanner for easy biometric.

For placements, they adopt same arrangement around the rim as with other typical budget Android phones.

The device arrives in the same finishes of Rock Grey, Starry Blue, and Murky Black just like the vanilla variant.

Display

The front adopt is a 6.5-inch water-drop IPS display that ensures apt content quality and an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixel to deliver vivid colours and brightness.

The Pro retains the standard 60Hz refresh rate so no fluid scrolling and animation.

However, the peak brightness of 500 nits ensures the contents are clearly visible when use under bright light.

In addition, the bezel is around the screen is slim providing 87% screen-to-body ratio which means wider display for cinematic experience while staying locked to a pixel density of 270 pixel per inch.

Camera

The camera specs isn’t different from what the vanilla variant offered, although the front camera was ramped from 5MP to 8MP Samsung S5K4H7 selfie camera.

Leading the pack is a 12MP Sony® IMX363 sensor that renders clear shots in well-lit environment, thanks to its enhanced image-processing algorithms.

Accompanying the main camera are two undisclosed camera who’s effect is mainly cosmetic.

For videos, recording is capped at 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second for both front and rear sensors.

Also, the cameras are equipped with HDR, panorama and beauty mode for enhanced picture quality.

Hardware and Software

On performance, Blackview made an upgrade from the dated Mediatek Helio A22 chipset to a more powerful Mediatek MT6765 Helio G35 seen on Oppo A17k.

The 12nm Octa-core chipset Clocked at up to 2.3GHz delivers much more impressive, performance, multitasking and more complicated data processing than the A53’s Helio A22 chipset.

Similarly, PowerVR GE8320 graphic processor ensures smoother and more responsive gaming, especially for low to moderate end requirements.

For storage, the RAM was upgraded from 3GB to 4GB while the built-in storage leaped from 16GB to 64GB eMMC 5.0 storage.

That said, the RAM supports up to extra 3GB expansion using advanced RAM technology which gives a total of 7GB for more fluency, smoothness and multi-tasking.

On the other hand, up to 256GB of expandable storage can also be achieved using microSD card.

The A53 Pro breathes on Blackview’s Doke OS 3.0 UI overlaid on Android 12 operating system.

Connectivity

Moving on to connectivity, it’s pretty a 4G LTE phone with dual SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, and WiFi for wireless network accessibility.

It is so exciting to see a 3.5 mm headphone jack, built-in GPS-GLONASS-GALILEO-BDS for navigation, and a USB Type-C port for data transfer and charging.

Battery

The power grid is fitted with a 5080 mAh battery which provides long battery life and it’s supported with a 10W charging brick.

The A53 Pro also supports OTG which means your battery can be used as a powerbank to power smaller devices such as earphones, and other accessories.

Blackview A53 Pro Price and Availbility

The price of Blackview A53 Pro price starts at $130.

In Nigeria, the Blackview A53 Pro price in Nigeria is sold at about ‎₦100,000.

The smartphone was announced and released in March 2023.

If you need a phone for calling, browsing and other basic task, then you are on the right spot, otherwise, Tecno Spark 10 5G comes highly recommended, since it offers much more at same price tag.

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