Blackview S8 4G Phablet £114.61 @ Gearbest
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Blackview S8 4G Phablet £114.61 @ Gearbest

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Found 20th Oct
Was in the market for a new phone and thought this was a good deal with the specs for the price.

Main Features:
Blackview S8 4G Phablet 5.7 inch Android 7.0 MTK6750V 1.5GHz Octa Core 4GB RAM 64GB ROM 8.0MP + 0.3MP Dual Front Cameras Touch Sensor
● Display: 5.7 inch, 1440 x 720 Pixel screen
● CPU: MTK6750V 1.5GHz Octa Core
● System: Android 7.0
● RAM + ROM:4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
● Camera: 8.0MP ( SW 13.0MP ) + 0.3MP front cameras + 13.0MP + 0.3MP back cameras
● Sensor: Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor
● SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby. 1 Micro SIM card + 1 Nano SIM card
● Feature: GPS
● Bluetooth:4.0
● Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz

11 Comments

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Looks good but before spam of london jumps in it has no B20 if that is important to you. Anybody who looks at these Chinese phones know of one with B28?

edit: sorry just noticed 800 is on the list.

It looks like a good phone. I'm not sure why it is being downvoted
Edited by: "nougat" 20th Oct

Looks good.
Checked for gyro and e-compass for my preference and it doesnt have these as that is my preference.
I read of a new generation of GPS chips in devices to be released that offer extremely accurate positioning.

davening38 m ago

Looks good.Checked for gyro and e-compass for my preference and it doesnt …Looks good.Checked for gyro and e-compass for my preference and it doesnt have these as that is my preference.I read of a new generation of GPS chips in devices to be released that offer extremely accurate positioning.



Haven`t heard of these.
Why would anybody need such accuracy?

nougat1 h, 11 m ago

Looks good but before spam of london jumps in it has no B20 if that is …Looks good but before spam of london jumps in it has no B20 if that is important to you. Anybody who looks at these Chinese phones know of one with B28?edit: sorry just noticed 800 is on the list.It looks like a good phone. I'm not sure why it is being downvoted



Maybe because it`s not full HD so not a lot of point in the slightly larger size

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jasee25 m ago

Maybe because it`s not full HD so not a lot of point in the slightly …Maybe because it`s not full HD so not a lot of point in the slightly larger size


Thanks missed that duh.I took the assumption with the other specs

Blackview are just a badge, some sweatshop made these, as they make identical versions with different badges for a dozen or so other "brands".

This is a TERRIBLE basic spec, tarted up with huge amounts of RAM it will never need; in fact, take out those stupid RAM and ROM figure, and my old Xiaomi Note 1 has a better spec; and that is pre 4G.

It depends on the user. Some folk don't want to part with up to £1,000 for the latest tech. For £114, this is a good looking phone with acceptable hardware.

Processor comparison of the Blackview S8 vs the Samsung S8 here:

versus.com/en/…835

Should note that there's no mention of any form of Gorilla Glass or equivalent screen protection.
I did have this on pre-order... just cancelled it as I saw an image of the real bezel size on the sides.

It's not a BAD phone, and the company is claiming an upgrade to Android 8 by the end of the year, but I'll bide my time!

Bezels:
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Nice. Looks like Elephone S8 but has micro sd. Elephone does do B20

Seen an ad for this for $149.99 on GearBest, resolution and battery don't seem great but I'm debating about this for my missus. I was gonna go for the Xaoimi phone that's pretty well received (my son has this) but I know my missus won't appreciate specs and might prefer looks. I'm also using a Power 2 which I think is a brilliant phone.

Does anyone know if this has a removable battery? Edit: No it doesn't, here's how it compares to other S8 clones in this price bracket kimovil.com/en/…-s8

I'll keep my eye on these threads.
Edited by: "GlentoranMark" 5th Nov
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