Blackview A7 - Android 7, dual-camera - £35.92 - Gearbest
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Blackview A7 - Android 7, dual-camera - £35.92 - Gearbest

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Found 17th Sep 2017
I've had a few Blackview phones before and they've been well made and good value for money.

This phone won't set the world on fire but would be perfect as an emergency backup phone or for lighter users.

Key specs are Android 7, 720p screen, dual camera (though I wouldn't expect miracles) and a relatively decent battery size, 2800 mAh should last all day with this screen size and underclocked CPU.

Main Features:
Blackview A7 3G Smartphone Android 7.0 5.0 inch IPS Screen MTK6580A 1.3GHz Quad Core 1GB RAM 8GB ROM 0.3MP + 5.0MP Dual Rear Cameras Bluetooth 4.1
Display: 5.0 inch, 1280 x 720 Pixel HD screen
CPU: MTK6580A 1.3GHz Quad Core
System: Android 7.0
RAM + ROM: 1GB RAM + 8GB ROM
Camera: 2.0MP front camera + 0.3MP + 5.0MP back camera
Sensor: Gravity Sensor
SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby. Micro + Micro SIM
Feature: GPS
Bluetooth: 4.1
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
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Kei15 m ago

I wouldn't put "dual camera" in the title of the deal, because these super …I wouldn't put "dual camera" in the title of the deal, because these super low budget smartphones are likely to fake the dual camera setup by modifying the firmware to fool apps to think there is a second sensor.They essentially apply a "bokeh effect" by applying a fake blur around the perimeter of a selected area.Unconvincing samples of its bokeh effect can be found here: http://www.xiaomitoday.com/blackview-a7-best-dual-camera-smartphone/To test, simply take a picture, then another picture but covering one of the cameras with your finger or sheet of paper and test the focus modifier.Otherwise if the second sensor is actually real, and it can serve the purpose of taking in more light for the picture, then perhaps night shots would look a tiny bit letter than other cheap models.


I doubt anyone is going to buy this for taking exceptional pictures
finnmaccool2 h, 26 m ago

It's a race to the bottom


Agreed!
What was the OP thinking by sharing an amazingly good deal on a deal sharing site!
Why anyone would want to pay £35 instead of £1000 is beyond me.
Edited by: "James.Howlett" 17th Sep 2017
"This phone won't set the world on fire..."


Don't have a Samsung battery then.
I wouldn't put "dual camera" in the title of the deal, because these super low budget smartphones are likely to fake the dual camera setup by modifying the firmware to fool apps to think there is a second sensor.
They essentially apply a "bokeh effect" by applying a fake blur around the perimeter of a selected area.

Unconvincing samples of its bokeh effect can be found here: xiaomitoday.com/bla…ne/

To test, simply take a picture, then another picture but covering one of the cameras with your finger or sheet of paper and test the focus modifier.
Otherwise if the second sensor is actually real, and it can serve the purpose of taking in more light for the picture, then perhaps night shots would look a tiny bit letter than other cheap models.
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It's a race to the bottom
Ordered one of these last week when they were £30.88, will be fine for my very light use I imagine
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Ron.Almond9 m ago

Ordered one of these last week when they were £30.88, will be fine for my …Ordered one of these last week when they were £30.88, will be fine for my very light use I imagine

Wow that is a total bargain no matter how good it is....
finnmaccool2 h, 26 m ago

It's a race to the bottom


Agreed!
What was the OP thinking by sharing an amazingly good deal on a deal sharing site!
Why anyone would want to pay £35 instead of £1000 is beyond me.
Edited by: "James.Howlett" 17th Sep 2017
I wouldn't put "dual camera" in the title of the deal, because these super low budget smartphones are likely to fake the dual camera setup by modifying the firmware to fool apps to think there is a second sensor.
They essentially apply a "bokeh effect" by applying a fake blur around the perimeter of a selected area.

Unconvincing samples of its bokeh effect can be found here: xiaomitoday.com/bla…ne/

To test, simply take a picture, then another picture but covering one of the cameras with your finger or sheet of paper and test the focus modifier.
Otherwise if the second sensor is actually real, and it can serve the purpose of taking in more light for the picture, then perhaps night shots would look a tiny bit letter than other cheap models.
Kei15 m ago

I wouldn't put "dual camera" in the title of the deal, because these super …I wouldn't put "dual camera" in the title of the deal, because these super low budget smartphones are likely to fake the dual camera setup by modifying the firmware to fool apps to think there is a second sensor.They essentially apply a "bokeh effect" by applying a fake blur around the perimeter of a selected area.Unconvincing samples of its bokeh effect can be found here: http://www.xiaomitoday.com/blackview-a7-best-dual-camera-smartphone/To test, simply take a picture, then another picture but covering one of the cameras with your finger or sheet of paper and test the focus modifier.Otherwise if the second sensor is actually real, and it can serve the purpose of taking in more light for the picture, then perhaps night shots would look a tiny bit letter than other cheap models.


I doubt anyone is going to buy this for taking exceptional pictures
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Negative only one gb ram , no 4G , hassle to get from China.
Hi, please would someone tell me what network, if any, these are locked to?
jacqui136 m ago

Hi, please would someone tell me what network, if any, these are locked to?


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"This phone won't set the world on fire..."


Don't have a Samsung battery then.
Darkraiser3 h, 21 m ago

I doubt anyone is going to buy this for taking exceptional pictures


Obviously yeah. I'm merely just pointing out the fact there are fake dual camera smartphones out there.
Plus there will always be the naive minority and newbie buyers who expect to pay pennies worth and expect good results.
sam_of_london2 h, 26 m ago

Negative only one gb ram , no 4G , hassle to get from China.


And yet within one hour, you have posted a deal from the same company.
shadey1212 m ago

And yet within one hour, you have posted a deal from the same company.

Burn!
Heat for a decent £36 phone.

But I have 2x spare android phones already..
finnmaccool8 h, 36 m ago

It's a race to the bottom


There is also a race to the top, £1000+ phones ... So choose your poison.
iDealYou22 m ago

There is also a race to the top, £1000+ phones ... So choose your poison. …There is also a race to the top, £1000+ phones ... So choose your poison.

I did vote hot on this. Just interested to see how low we can go
James.Howlett17th Sep

Agreed!What was the OP thinking by sharing an amazingly good deal on a …Agreed!What was the OP thinking by sharing an amazingly good deal on a deal sharing site! Why anyone would want to pay £35 instead of £1000 is beyond me.(annoyed)


They wouldn't obviously. It's an unrealistic argument. No one would buy a £35 phone if they were in the market for a £1000 phone. There's no debate to be had. "Oh wait you can get a phone for £35 how stupid was I going to buy a £1000 phone when they're so cheap", pointless comparison/pointless debate. I wouldn't get this phone for £35 if I was in the market for a £200 phone, nevermind a £1000 phone. If I was in the market for cheapest phone that's decent then we can talk about £35 phones.
RAM: 1GB RAM
ROM: 8GB

That is hopeless and unless all you're doing is making calls or sending texts.
fishmaster3 h, 53 m ago

They wouldn't obviously. It's an unrealistic argument. No one would buy a …They wouldn't obviously. It's an unrealistic argument. No one would buy a £35 phone if they were in the market for a £1000 phone. There's no debate to be had. "Oh wait you can get a phone for £35 how stupid was I going to buy a £1000 phone when they're so cheap", pointless comparison/pointless debate. I wouldn't get this phone for £35 if I was in the market for a £200 phone, nevermind a £1000 phone. If I was in the market for cheapest phone that's decent then we can talk about £35 phones.


If they're in the market for a £1000 phone, why are they even wasting their time looking on this site ?, just go out and spend £1000 and be done with it.
It's only money anyway.
Kei117th Sep

Obviously yeah. I'm merely just pointing out the fact there are fake dual …Obviously yeah. I'm merely just pointing out the fact there are fake dual camera smartphones out there.Plus there will always be the naive minority and newbie buyers who expect to pay pennies worth and expect good results.

True that
Mine arrived earlier , will play around with it later.
Also guys make sure to open the phone case and remove the tape from battery so it can charge !
Still waiting for mine. Can't remember which deal it was that prompted me, just seems ages.....
johnnystorm1st Oct

Still waiting for mine. Can't remember which deal it was that prompted me, …Still waiting for mine. Can't remember which deal it was that prompted me, just seems ages.....

Still waiting. FFS.
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johnnystorm20th Oct

Still waiting. FFS.

Where did you order from?
Can anyone who has received theirs, please give us a review.
I am not expecting it to do the kitchen sink.
johnnystorm1st Oct

Still waiting for mine. Can't remember which deal it was that prompted me, …Still waiting for mine. Can't remember which deal it was that prompted me, just seems ages.....



Hi Johnnystorm,

Have you received it already ? if not, Could you please kindly send me your order number for re-checking ?


Gearbest Store Rep.Alice
You can contact me here : Alice@Gearbest.com
Gearbest17 h, 31 m ago

Hi Johnnystorm,Have you received it already ? if not, Could you please …Hi Johnnystorm,Have you received it already ? if not, Could you please kindly send me your order number for re-checking ?Gearbest Store Rep.AliceYou can contact me here : Alice@Gearbest.com


Funnily enough it popped into the post the day after I got in touch....
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