Blackview makes itself with the P2 lite and its 6,000mAh strong battery competition in their own home. The Blackview P2 is hardly better, but more expensive !. The P2 lite also features a 5.5-inch full-HD display and a 13MP camera from Samsung and Dual-LED strobe for about 130 euros, but requires a MediaTek MT6753, 3GB of memory and 32 GB of memory get along. Visually, the two devices – apart from the packaging – do not differ! Why it is worthwhile, you will learn in the following test.
Blackview P2 lite: Inconspicuous design in four colors
Blackview has been around since 2013 and I have already been able to test one or the other smartphone. Solid, but not very exciting. The P2 lite has missed a short as well as non-meaningful name. There is hardly anything to say about the design. With its dimensions of 154 x 77 x 10.4 mm and a weight of around 226 grams, it is quite hard.
The design itself is unobtrusive, it comes in the four colors Gold (Champagne), Black (Matte Black), Blue (Iron Blue) and Gray (Mocha Gray). The housing is made of metal, only the back has got top and bottom two caps made of plastic. Underneath, the antenna is hidden. The transition to the metal is noticeable, but otherwise hardly occurs.
The on/off switch and the volume button are located on the right side of the frame. In the left frame you will find the slot for microSD and a nano-SIM or for two nano-SIM in dual SIM mode. In the latter possibility, one dispenses then on the microSD which is still with 64 GBytes memory still painful. Android 6.0 is operated via the touch screen and the three sensor buttons below the display. On the front is an 8-megapixel front camera above the 5.5-inch display as well as a low-light notification LED. The 13 megapixel camera with LED and the round fingerprint sensor are located on the back.
Packaging: Much packaging, lots of content
In addition to the Blackview P2 lite with pre-installed screen protector, the white box is also equipped with a charger with 9V / 2A, a charging / data cable (USB-Type-C) as well as printed instructions and the opening for the SIM slot. Even a headphone, a USB OTG adapter and an additional screen protector can be found in the pretty packaging!
Display: 5.5 inches IPS with 1.080 x 1.920 pixels
The 5.5 inch IPS display of the Blackview P2 lite resolves with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels and is protected by an additional protective film against scratches. In the case of light background, a minimal clouding (lighthouse) can be seen at the bottom. The viewing angle stability is good, but tilts at larger viewing angles quite quickly into the grave. The representation of the colors and the contrast can be adapted to my own needs via “Miravision”. This, however, does not make a big difference. The maximum brightness is acceptable, but the readability suffers noticeably when exposed to direct sunlight. The glass is slightly curved to the edges (2.5D). Through the gold-colored icons the display looks somewhat “dark out”.
Performance & Battery: 6753 with 1.3 GHz and 6,000 mAh
Blackview uses the weaker MediaTek MT6753 with 1.3 GHz at the P2 lite and also uses only 3 GB of memory. So the smartphone comes in the current AnTuTu benchmark to 38,982 points and is thus only slightly slower than the big brother. In the Geekbench 4, however, the P2 lite is also only about 622 points in the single core and 2,543 in the multi-core. So, of course, no difference to the MediaTek 6750T. Thus, current games function quite fluently. For gamer, the Blackview P2 lite is so (still) suitable. If in doubt you should reduce the Framerate a bit.
The built-in rechargeable battery has a capacity of almost 6,000 mAh. In practice, I came to a runtime of about 2 days with quite intensive use. Power users will have to recharge the battery after about 11 hours. This takes about 2 hours by cable – via FastCharge with 9V / 2A -. The battery charges with approximately 1,350 mAh (included charger).
Android 7.0 and ugly icons
The Blackview P2 lite already uses Android 7.0. The in-house Launcher comes with – in my eyes – ugly icons in gold therefore. Unfortunately, you can not change them either. There is only the detour via a new launcher.
Camera: 13 Megapixels from Samsung
The 13 megapixels of the camera are genuine, the sensor comes from the house Samsung. In the 4: 3, the full 13 megapixels are available, but at 16: 9 it is only 9 megapixels. The aperture is f / 1.8, but in the dark it still offers a reasonable picture quality. In case of sufficient daylight, however, the recordings with a small engraving in the red are ok.
Videos are recorded in Full HD in 3GP format. 4K does NOT control the device! The quality is okay, the “Rolling Shutter Syndrome” is apparently no problem. The sensor for self-protection on the front solves with 8 megapixels and is enough for the purpose of use.
Connectivity & Sound: Everything ok
The use of LTE in volume 20 is just as little a problem as the transmission and reception power. The latter are somewhat weaker than in the established competition from the house of Samsung or Apple. This also applies to the performance at LTE. In the net of the Telekom I came to the test to a maximum download of 11 mbit, in the upload to 43 mbit. This is also faster with other models!
According to the settings and my test, even VoLTE is supported as with Vernee Apollo. On the other hand, quality does not have any noticeable or audible influence. The Blackview P2 lite supports the operation with two nano SIM cards at the same time or allows the expansion of the 64 GB memory (nearly 54 GB free) via microSD. Both are not provided at the same time. WLAN is offered in the standard 802.11 b / g / n in both bands (2.4 / 5 GHz). The quality was without any conspicuousness. The Blackview P2 lite also offers Bluetooth 4.0, but NFC is not supported.
The loudspeaker is located in the lower left and is VERY loud. In doing so, he does not exceed, but also does not provide a bass. The Equalizer presets come from Google. The Blackview P2 lite also has an acceptable sound, thanks to good headphones, while an FM radio ensures free sound with WDR 4 😀
Conclusion: Power, more power!
Speed, the CPU delivers only enough, power brings the 6,000 mAh strong battery all the more. A running time of about two days is not a rarity. The 5.5 inch display with full HD is ok, but a bit too dark and has visible lighthouses. The 13 megapixel camera on the back allows for a decent recording quality and videos in full HD. For almost 130 euros the Blackview P2 lite is not a bad choice.