If you are looking for a large-capacity battery phone but don’t want to pay a fortune, there is a great device matching most of your requirements. Today we are going to take a closer look at the battery-monster handset known as the Blackview P2 Lite. If its name sounds familiar to you, nothing to be confused with – this is the lightened version of the original Blackview P2. We have already managed to reviewthe latter and now it’s the right time to find out what features have been simplified to affect the pricing.
Inside Blackview P2 Lite Box Contents
- Blackview P2 Lite smartphone (6000mAh battery, separately)
- Type-C Data Cable
- User Guide
- Warranty Card
- Screen Protector
- Sim Removal Pin
Blackview P2 Lite Design
Like other Blackview handsets this one comes with a stylish look. The Blackview P2 Lite has no design lineaments we can complain on. Thus we are dealing with a classic smartphone we used to see nowadays. Its 2.5D arc glass front panel carries a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen at a resolution of FULL HD and a pixel density of 401ppi. The display is protected with an Asahi Dragontrail Glass. So no scratches are dangerous to it. (Note some sources mention it is covered with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.) There are three traditional buttons of Android placed below the screen, while the front camera at 8MP and a speaker are located above it.
The back of the phone is made of metal. So we can write down Chinese manufacturers already use this material on their mid-range and low-end smartphones. Pretty nice. The rear panel comes with a 13MP camera located on the upper middle part. It is paired with a flash light for brighter night shots. The regular fingerprint scanner is below the main shooter on the same line making the phone come with a symmetrical design. The overall design of the Blackview P2 Lite is good, but its matte finish ‘collects’ fingerprints that can be annoying for most of the users.
The power button as well as the volume rocker are placed on the right hand side, while the dual-SIM card slot is on the left. The bottom of the phone comes with two speakers and a USB Type-C port placed between them. As you can guess the 3.5mm audio jack is on the top along with a noise cancellation microphone.
Well, the design is not the selling point of this smartphone. Therefore, we should think it may have some shortcomings. You should also know this phone is big. So not everyone can hold it in hand, and make single-hand operations easily. The phone comes at dimensions of 154 x 77 x 10.4 mm and weighs 250 grams. Heavy? Of course! We are dealing with a monster-sized battery smartphone.
Blackview P2 Lite Performance
As the Blackview P2 Lite has been designed for customers not ready to pay much for a large-capacity handset, it’s quite expected to see some ‘weakened’ hardware. The Blackview P2 Lite sports a Mediatek MTK6753 octa-core processor found on many mid-range handsets including the cheapest 64GB phone, Oukitel U13. The processor is paired with a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC internal storage. Thanks to such a set of hardware the Blackview P2 Lite provides a smooth performance. Say, moving between home screens, swiping, and accessing the notifications shade is at an acceptable level. But it’s not as smooth as what we can see on the MT6750T phones. I know some people complain on MediaTek processors saying they are not fast when launching and closing apps. It’s not as smooth as the Ulefone Power 2, but it’s still acceptable enough for everyday use.
At last, the device runs on Android 7.0, which comes with a customized software. It’s a step forward if taking into account the fact many Chinese mid-range handsets run on a standard software.
Blackview P2 Lite Battery and Connectivity
We have managed to review a number of 6,000mAh battery handsets. The Blackview P2 Lite joins the marathon. It is packed with a battery almost similar to the Ulefone Power 2, which is the main rival of the P2 Lite. When this handset was announced, it was said the battery would provide 10 hours of video playing and it’s able to charge fully in 1 hour and 50 minutes. But let’s see how it behaves in an actual life.
The Blackview P2 Lite was tested for two days. It was normally used for 5 hours and left on a standby mode for 16 hours. The battery was discharged from 100% to 62%. As for the next day, it was used for 10 hours and left on standby mode for 16 hours. The power was declined to 17%. So I wonder whether you can kill this phone in a day.
This handset also supports MediaTek’s PumpExpress fast charging technology. But what’s amazing the charger included in the box doesn’t support it.
Note: You can use the Blackview P2 Lite to charge another phone.
Unfortunately, this phone doesn’t support 4G LTE. But the rest of connectivity options work properly. Agree, many mid-range handsets are not capable of providing stable connectivity.
Comparing with Oukitel U13
- Full HD Display
- Monster-size Battery
- Stylish look
- Customized OS based on Android 7.0
- Affordable Price
- MTK Processor
- Missing 4G Connectivity
The Blackview P2 Lite is a mid-range smartphone. This means many of its features can be found on other handsets from this niche. But there is a selling point that will catch your eyes immediately. The P2 Lite comes with a battery you won’t be able to discharge in a day. Plus, it’s the way cheaper than many other devices from this category. So if you are looking for a large-capacity battery phone at an affordable price, it will be difficult to find anything better than this.