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Allview P8 Pro: $185 USD get you this 5.5-inch smartphone with 13MP-8MP camera and 3000 mAh battery


Allview P8 Pro is the latest in line from Romania to hit the market, but how good is it? Read on more to find out.

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Pretty sure not many of you have heard of Allview before now, right? The company itself is not new, having been established back in 2002 producing electronic stuff like television and DVD player. How time flies and they are now moving into smart home territory, as well as becoming a player in the smartphone industry all over Europe.

Enough talk for now, the last Allview smartphone that we had covered is the X4 Soul with the following specs:

  • 5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Slim body at 154.2 x 76.4 x 7.4 mm (6.07 x 3.01 x 0.29 in) and light at 167.5 g (5.93 oz)
  • 5D curved Gorilla Glass
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T860MP2 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 13MP with Sony IMX258 sensor + 5MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 13MP secondary camera with LED flash
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • DTS surround sound
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • February 2017 release date
  • $1,699 Romanian Leu or ~$399 USD price tag

With a huge price tag, the X4 Soul performs very well in the mid-range segment of the market.

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One year on, and let’s take a closer look at the P8 Pro:

  • 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio or ~401 ppi density
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6737 chipset, Quad-core 1.45 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Mali-T720MP2 graphics and 2GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera Sony IMX278 f/2.0 aperture with Sony Exmor RS technology, autofocus and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 16GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 128GB maximum
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • January 2018 release date
  • $149 Euro or ~$185 USD price tag

First of all, the P8 Pro is sporting a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen that is well-protected with the Gorilla Glass 3.

There’s also the fingerprint sensor, although no Fullview display.

Under the hood of the P8 Pro is something of a disappointment for the price tag that it carries. Decent chipset paired with a basic quad-core processor and limited by its 2GB RAM. This should put it in the entry-level side of things, still good enough for social media apps and some very light gaming.

In terms of camera, there’s some cheer to this smartphone with its 13MP-8MP camera setup. You can now create unique pictures that will amaze even your most demanding critics by using the functions available on the P8 Pro such as Panorama, Face Beauty, HDR or Night. The camera is also equipped with a performant Sony IMX278 f/2.0 with Sony Exmor RS technology, RGBW coding sensor and low noise in poor light conditions. The result – beautiful photos every time.

Storage-wise, with just 16GB of internal storage available on it, there’s no doubt that it will get filled up in no time at all. Thankfully there’s the microSD expansion slot that can take in a maximum of 128GB of space.

Last but not least, the 3000 mAh battery should be more than enough to supply enough juice to the P8 Pro for it to last a full a day of charge.

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Allview P8 Pro is slightly expensive for the kind of specs that it dishes out. Average 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen, a hardware that is bogged down by quad-core processor and 2GB RAM and limited 16GB internal storage. But it does come with a good 13MP-8MP camera combination, good protection and a 3000 mAh battery to boot.

Allview P8 Pro had just been released in Europe and is available for $149 Euro or ~$185 USD. It comes in only Gold color though.

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