Blackview P10000 Pro Review

7 November 2018, 17:17:59

Blackview P10000 Pro Review
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Design, build and controls

Blackview P10000 Pro is reminiscent of classic smartphones from Oukitel's K series and Doogee's BL series which combine tough appearance with luxurious elements and reliable performance. With its octagonal outline, the device looks like a ruggedized smartphone but is not. It is built around a solid metal frame and has two variants in terms of back cover. The first one uses original Australian calf leather for a touch of classic luxuriousness. The second one uses "high definition glass" (whatever that means) for a more modern look and feel. The glass back variant is available with a silver-coloured and a black-coloured frame. We are reviewing a glass-back variant with a silver-coloured frame. In addition to that, the model uses a rubberized polycarbonate material for the top and bottom frame, which on the back continues covering the sloped area around the flat back plate. This sloped area on the back is patterned in order to ensure a steady grip. The overall design impression is for elegance and toughness at the same time. Blackview P10000 Pro has the dimensions and weight of a ruggedized smartphone without being one. Of course, this is all due to the huge battery it houses under its hood. Still, the handset is quite manageable. It is 77 mm wide, which is above average for smartphones with a 5.99-6.01-inch display. Its height of 165 mm is also above average for devices of that screen size class. However, it is the thickness (14.65 mm) and the weight (293 g) that really make an impression and of course, this is all because of the huge battery. When we add its capacity to the comparison, it turns out that it is thicker and heavier than the Oukitel K10 for example, which has the same display, chipset and battery capacity. However, it is lighter and has a similar thickness to smartphones with the same display and a slightly smaller battery - 10000 mAh. The display of Blackview P10000 Pro takes up 73.36% of the total front surface of the device. The forehead houses the LED notification light, front LED flash, earpiece, light/proximity sensor, two front cameras. The chin is bare and the navigation bar is on-screen only. It can be hidden and customized from the corresponding settings in the Display menu. On the back, the two rear cameras are vertically aligned in the upper half followed by a dual-tone LED flash. Actually, this module has a tiny metal plate when used on the glass back variants of the model and a larger trapezoidal metal plate, when used on the leatherback variant of the P10000 Pro. At the back's bottom, you'll see the Blackview logo. The top frame is bare, while the bottom one houses a deep USB Type-C port with OTG port with two speaker grilles on its sides. The left one covers the microphone and the right one - the speaker. The right frame houses a Volume Up/Down button and the Power button, which are made of the same metal as the frame and provide excellent tactile experience. Below the Power button, there's the side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The hybrid, dual-SIM tray is placed on the left frame.

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