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This ultra-affordable smartphone is on sale for under $120 at Amazon Canada, really!

The Blackview A55 Android Phone is just $119 at Amazon Canada. Image via Amazon.
The Blackview A55 Android Phone is just $119 at Amazon Canada. Image via Amazon.

Amazon Canada is a popular destination for all the latest in technology and electronics, so it should come as no surprise that the mega retailer also has a huge selection of smartphones.

Unlike the major brand names in smartphone technology, Amazon is also home to some ultra-affordable devices. Many of them are just a fraction of the cost of other models, meaning you can score a high quality phone that doesn't break the bank.

The Blackview A55 Android Phone is just one example, and right now it's on sale for $119.

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Blackview A55 Android Phone. Image via Amazon.

$119 $140 at Amazon

The details

The Blackview A55 Android Smartphone is one of Amazon’s most affordable unlocked smartphones, and it's currently 15 per cent off to boot. This sleek smartphone features a large 6.5” screen for brilliant viewing and runs on the Android 11 operating system.

The phoned features 16GB of built-in memory, plus room for up to 128GB of external storage. You can use the phone's 8 megapixel quad camera to take beautiful photos and videos, as well as the 5 megapixel front-facing camera for high quality selfies and video calling.

To Blackview A55 also has a long-lasting battery life that delivers up to 24 hours of use, and 200 hours in standby mode. Shop it in three colours: black, green, and blue.

'Great budget phone'

Amazon shoppers have so far been impressed with this affordable smartphone, which they say "goes toe to toe with known brands." It has earned a 3.9-star average rating from more than 600 customer reviews, who have praised its "excellent value."

Blackview A55 Android Phone. Image via Amazon.
Blackview A55 Android Phone. Image via Amazon.

$119 $140 at Amazon

The Blackview A55 has been called a "great budget phone" that works well for "calling, basic browsing, and bare minimum functionality."

"For the price, I'm actually blown away," one reviewer raved. They admitted to using the phone mainly for phone calls, texts, and "the odd YouTube video," the phone still manages to be "seriously impressive."

'Perfect for kids or seniors'

With its simple Android interface, the phone has been dubbed the "perfect phone for kids [or] seniors." Reviewers say that there "was no learning curve required," making it easy to set up and use right away.

However, since this phone only has 16GB of storage, shoppers recommend getting an SD card for additional storage beyond "a few basic use apps."

Final verdict

If you're looking for a cell phone that doesn't break the bank, the Blackview A55 Android Smartphone may be worth considering. Given that it normally retails for $140 and is now on sale for just $119, it's certainly an affordable choice.

That said, this phone doesn't feature all of the latest tech, so you may want to pass on this model if that's high on your wish list when shopping for a new device.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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