**Price drop** Blackview A7 Blue and White £30.57 @ Gearbest.
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**Price drop** Blackview A7 Blue and White £30.57 @ Gearbest.

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Found 9th Sep 2017Edited by:"Dusty"
Won't be for everyone but as an emergency phone or one for the parents this seems just the ticket. Grabbed one for my mum for whatsapp, music via Bluetooth etc and one for the boot just in case.

Might suit someone.
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Band20 is a 4G frequency.
As mentioned this is a 3G mobile.
Maybe leave the "No Band20" comment off and ridicule person who tries "No Band20"?
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I was messing with the no band20. Waiting for the Chinese phone doom mongers to pop in to tell us why we shouldn't buy..
Any ideas on their update handling?
My experience with the cheaper Doogee, Homtom Vodafone, Motorola, Alcatel on their updates is poor.
Xiaomi seems much better but I struggle with Miui.
Nokia claims their intent to do so.
In the days ahead, regular security updates would be my baseline requirement.
Edited by: "davening" 9th Sep 2017
davening16 m ago

Any ideas on their update handling?My experience with the cheaper Doogee, …Any ideas on their update handling?My experience with the cheaper Doogee, Homtom Vodafone, Motorola, Alcatel on their updates is poor.Xiaomi seems much better but I struggle with Miui.Nokia claims their intent to do so.In the days ahead, regular security updates would be my baseline requirement.




It's 33 quid, you pays yer money....
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davening26 m ago

Any ideas on their update handling?My experience with the cheaper Doogee, …Any ideas on their update handling?My experience with the cheaper Doogee, Homtom Vodafone, Motorola, Alcatel on their updates is poor.Xiaomi seems much better but I struggle with Miui.Nokia claims their intent to do so.In the days ahead, regular security updates would be my baseline requirement.


Last update for the A7 was 14/08/17 bbs.blackview.hk/vie…557 wouldn't expect many updates at the price point.
davening28 m ago

Any ideas on their update handling?My experience with the cheaper Doogee, …Any ideas on their update handling?My experience with the cheaper Doogee, Homtom Vodafone, Motorola, Alcatel on their updates is poor.Xiaomi seems much better but I struggle with Miui.Nokia claims their intent to do so.In the days ahead, regular security updates would be my baseline requirement.


My dad has the Blackview E7 which is pretty much this phone with a fingerprint sensor at the back and I check updates for him personally and no updates have been recieved for over a year now.
I don't know what issues you have with MIUI, but I have none. Try the global beta / china beta depending on the CPU you have in your phone. Weekly updates are pretty neat
"one for the boot". Have you been watching Doctor Foster?
Any idea how much duty, if any, would be payable on this
Thanks, its good to know how have Blackview handled updates.

As for Xiaomi, my issue with MIUI is I prefer a stock Android.
Yes, I changed it to Google Now Launcher.
I have tried to get Google Assistant working on my Xiaomi on the standard non Developer ROM but I cant get it to send SMS text handsfree or interact properly with it.
Somehow this worked well on my Doogee running Android 5.1. I mean sending SMS handsfree but have not got it to work in reading SMS to me handsfree.

Can this Blackview run Google Assistant?
Edited by: "davening" 9th Sep 2017
davening1 h, 26 m ago

Thanks, its good to know how have Blackview handled updates.As for Xiaomi, …Thanks, its good to know how have Blackview handled updates.As for Xiaomi, my issue with MIUI is I prefer a stock Android.Yes, I changed it to Google Now Launcher.I have tried to get Google Assistant working on my Xiaomi on the standard non Developer ROM but I cant get it to send SMS text handsfree or interact properly with it.Somehow this worked well on my Doogee running Android 5.1. I mean sending SMS handsfree but have not got it to work in reading SMS to me handsfree.Can this Blackview run Google Assistant?




Surely you should be looking at the new Android One Xiaomi. the mi A1?
Edited by: "bellboys" 9th Sep 2017
davening1 h, 54 m ago

Thanks, its good to know how have Blackview handled updates.As for Xiaomi, …Thanks, its good to know how have Blackview handled updates.As for Xiaomi, my issue with MIUI is I prefer a stock Android.Yes, I changed it to Google Now Launcher.I have tried to get Google Assistant working on my Xiaomi on the standard non Developer ROM but I cant get it to send SMS text handsfree or interact properly with it.Somehow this worked well on my Doogee running Android 5.1. I mean sending SMS handsfree but have not got it to work in reading SMS to me handsfree.Can this Blackview run Google Assistant?


I think the problem may be with the Android version your MIUI is running with.
Tell me your phone and it's android version and I'll do some research.
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indianajon2 h, 2 m ago

Any idea how much duty, if any, would be payable on this


Pretty sure you'd be OK. Just select PostNL for shipping and maybe dropship which (I think) means no company branding on the package. Coming with a Netherlands post label doesn't attract the wrong attention. That said, they are painfully SLOW!
Tonight, I also after downloading Allo have got two Google Assistants trying to interact with me together or perhaps, Google Now and Assistant. I think they talk to each other and sometimes I can get in a word or two.
I do hear the American lady with 'Eew yuck' undercurrent "I cant help you with that."

Have given up and bought the Xiaomi Mi A1.

Also, my model is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Global 3/32GB aka mido as you requested via About phone.

Miui Global 8.5 | Stable
8.5.4.0 (NCFMIED)
Android 7.0 NRD90M
Edited by: "davening" 9th Sep 2017
davening9 h, 21 m ago

Tonight, I also after downloading Allo have got two Google Assistants …Tonight, I also after downloading Allo have got two Google Assistants trying to interact with me together or perhaps, Google Now and Assistant. I think they talk to each other and sometimes I can get in a word or two.I do hear the American lady with 'Eew yuck' undercurrent "I cant help you with that."Have given up and bought the Xiaomi Mi A1.Also, my model is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Global 3/32GB aka mido as you requested via About phone.Miui Global 8.5 | Stable 8.5.4.0 (NCFMIED)Android 7.0 NRD90M


I'd recommend flashing the Global Beta in your case. Try out the new MIUI 9, see if they fixed it.

Another very good recommendation if you're going to do that is to flash TWRP and make a backup just in case so you can backroll update if you don't like it.
NenoDealHunter19 h, 2 m ago

My dad has the Blackview E7 which is pretty much this phone with a …My dad has the Blackview E7 which is pretty much this phone with a fingerprint sensor at the back and I check updates for him personally and no updates have been recieved for over a year now.I don't know what issues you have with MIUI, but I have none. Try the global beta / china beta depending on the CPU you have in your phone. Weekly updates are pretty neat



Well... I've had a Redmi 3S for more than a year now. I love the battery, the specs are perfect and build quality is nice.

But I find it absolutely atrocious that Xiaomi shipped Redmi's (+Note's) with a part-defect phone function! The problem: the noise cancellation apparently distorts and interrupts my voice to a point that the other person cannot understand me unless I shout into the mic. This was/is a well known issue, it also affected Redmi 4(X)'s and there is no definite solution in their forums.So how/why would a big company NOT properly test the primary function of a phone?!

Personally I also cannot update my Redmi 3S to MIUI v8 anymore, as it goes into a bootloop. Tried OTA update, fastboot update, etc. I wasted days of my life. No help in the forums.

But which other phone could I get? There is simply no other phone if you want a 4000mAh battery and a 5" screen for £200-£250 (or even more)!
I will try this route first.
I will contact AlieExpress first.
Contact Barclaycard otherwise.
Then flash route as you suggested.
In reply to jomay's "Which other phone could I get?"

There is some new Motorola with 5k battery?
The Xiaomi Redmi 4A my mum has works well for 80 quid and great battery life.
There is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A with poss 4k battery? [but a 5.5 inch screen, oops]
Any more straws to clutch?
Edited by: "davening" 10th Sep 2017
You missed out 'great for the kids or grandparents' in your list of folk deserving of this phone...
Blackview A7 Pro is on offer at £53.93 on AlieExpress (without checking for codes yet).
Edited by: "davening" 13th Sep 2017
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Delivered. 9 days from China isn't bad!
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