This weekend we received the 7-inch OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0, a 7-inch FHD, octacore phablet and a perfect alternative to the CoolPad 9976a!
When 2014 began Chinese phone maker decided it was time that they upped the size of current Android phablets from the usual 6-6.44 inch to a much larger 7-inch! 7-inch might seem like a huge amount of screen to be carrying around, but with recent changes in design and manufacturing advances at smaller Chinese phablet makers, today’s 7-inch phablets aren’t much larger than last years 6.44-inch options, plus they are more comfortable to use and better to look at!
The OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0 is one of the first 7-inch phablets to go on sale specifically aimed at customers outside of China. Orientdeal have carefully selected components, features and have even included a generous selection of accessories making this 7-incher a very attractive device, and a great all in one (rather carrying a phone and tablet together).
OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0
The only rival to the OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0 we can think of is the Coolpad 9976a, 7-inch device, but as the OrientPhone costs just $232.49, comes with 2 x 3500mAh batteries, screen protector, dual SIM and a handy cover, I would say the Mega Pro is a better deal.[komper pid=179 compareform=no]
OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0 – Unboxing and hands on
OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0 – First Impressions
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The OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0 is a really exciting device! 7-inch might sound like a lot but, depending on what you are used to, the Mega Pro 7.0 manages to carry its size very well! As mentioned in the above hands on video, OrientDeal have done a great job a building a 7-inch phone while keeping the overall dimensions down to a minimum!
The 7-inch FHD 1920 x 1200 resolution display is stunning, the quality of the display alone would be enough for me to opt for the OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0 over the many 7.9-inch Android tablets already on the market! 2GB RAM and an octacore processor are also huge imporvements over similar sized devices, not to mention the 13 mega-pixel camera, dual SIM support, replacable battery and generous accessories!
In the title I say the OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0 would be a great alternative to the Coolpad 9976A, but in reality I am not sure why anyone would choose any 7.9-inch Android tablet over the Mega Pro, it really is a fine device!
The Orientphone Mega Pro 7.0 is available internationally now from OrientDeal for $232.49.
Andi can you tell were the antenna is situated. Is it internal or is it attached to the back cover plate as was the Pomp I brought. I need to know this as the pomp is useless in a train and gets no reception at all. Also the GPS is OK outside but walk into a building its gone. I am looking at G7 or this one now but still like the X8.
Hi Jeff, as you can see in the video it is not attached to the back cover plate.
Hi Andi, Can you make the comparative review coolpad vs OrientPhone?
I don’t think we will have a Coolpad anytime soon
I don’t think it’s GLONASS capable, because MT6592 doesn’t support that.
MT6595 will be.
What’s the sound on it like andi
It’s very loud. Sound quality is good, but I prefer a little more bass.
To me after watching your video its a bigger than my jiake v8 and looks better Lol with better specs fhd better sound etc I like big phones so I might be buying this and sell my jiake.watched wrong video offs Lol .I want this phone think I’ll get it payday
This phablet is excellent but comes with two batteries 3500mah or 2500mah? I don’t understand…
It doesn’t come with two batteries. Even though it says it does, but it doesn’t. You have to pay extra $9.99 for the second battery. Sneaky
Andi can u pls tell me does the buttons got back light ? i i hate no back light . thats why i dont like my honor 3c
no back light sorry
oh dang, just finished watching your video Andi. Yours must be defective because every video of the Ulefone U7 shows the buttons being back-lit. I can’t imagine that Orientdeal would ask for that essential component to be removed.
The menu and back buttons are back-lit but not the home button(as far as I could tell from watching videos).
Hi Andi. I jut ordered this phone and there’s no indication of an extra battery or case included with the phone nor is it listed on their site. I’d like to order with these items rather than pay extra for them. Do you know how I can do that?
I just checked, 2 pc battery and a smartcover are mentioned are you looking at the same page? http://www.orientdeal.com/OrientPhone-Mega-Pro-7-Inch-Full-HD-Octa-Core-Phablet-with-Smart-Cover.html
Yes, that’s the page I saw but the package content listing at the bottom of the page only lists 1 battery and no case. They just emailed me back & told me that the case is $9.99 and an extra battery is $9.99. I’m trying to cancel my order till they get it sorted out. They’re ignoring that email so far but I’ll challenge it on paypal.
Ah! That is a odd as further up the page they have an image which states 2 batteries…
now the basic price is down to 229usd for more people can afford it.
There is no context in which a 7 inch device is a phone. None. 3G tablet. Call it what it is.
I’m using one and it is a phone in my context. You can call it whatever it is to you.
Can you hold it comfortably to your ear with one hand? No? Not a phone.
It’s just a 4 inch wide object, you can hold it fine, unless you have tiny hands. When you cradle it between ear and shoulder to go hands free, it’s even easier on your neck since the grip is more secure and under lesser angle. You’ll find problems with one-handed use or wearing it, but not with holding/talking.
Yeah,having big hands and a good grip on it doesn’t make you look less ridiculous with it covering a whole side of your face. It is not a wielding issue,and it is not a phone. 5.5 inch is borderline,6.0 inch is big,6.44 inch is massive,7.0 is a tablet.Lets not even add a generous dose of bezel to this equation.
Worrying about how you look to others is so childish. I Remember when people said that bluetooth made you look like you were talking to yourself and crazy. If I was to do anything based on other peoples reaction, I wouldn’t exist because me simply breathing would cause someone somewhere a problem. If you think I look wierd with a big phone to my head fine. I’ll just be enjoying my extra screen space.
You still look like your crazy and talking to yourself,they just look less ridiculous sticking out your ear coz they are smaller and better designed. nexus 7 32GB has 4G,do I stick it up to my face to pick calls? No. Do google call it a phone now? NO. That is because it isn’t. Simple.As.That. You want to pick calls with a tablet ,thats you. Nobody is stopping you,but you still look ridiculous and out of the norm even if you don’t care.
Everyone looks ridiculous to somebody 100% of the time. You look crazy for caring what other people think about you. Nobody is stopping you from making your stupid argument, but you still look like an idiot.
There’s a device called bluetooth and hands-free headsets. Many ppl are using it even on phones that are half the size as this.
Cant You compare with IOcean G7.
Would like to also know Andi’s opinion on which one he prefers: Mega Pro 7 or iOcean G7?
I loved the Iocean G7 until I checked out the frequencies and found out they wouldn’t work in my area. Consequently I found the Ulefone U7(same as this Orient, all made by Yatay). I actually like the U7 more based on what I have found in my research.
Off the top of my head:
1. Might as well go all the way to 7 if you’re gonna go 6.5 already.
2. Yatay phones are running what appears to be stock Android, no uggly iOS imitations and what have you.
3. OTG support!!! This should mean that the Yatay phones can use an external DAC for amazing audio quality, especially if you wanna dock in you car dash and use as a head-unit.
Yeah, I have also seen the Ulefone U7 and it looks identical to Mega Pro 7.
Also considering getting the Ulifone…
Hello Andi which one would you prefer personally Mega Pro 7 or iOcean G7?
I got confused in these network supports. I can see that this phablet supports WCDMA 2100/850mhz only. But is there any WCDMA 900mhz supporting too, I mean concerning other phones? Since this device does not support WCDMA 900mhz (if there is WCDMA 900mhz at all), so it cannot be used in Europe, right? Thank you guys.
it can work in all Europe
900mhz wcdma on other phones? Yes, including the Huawei X1 and Iocean G7. The only optional frequency for the phone in this article is wcdma 1900, not sure how to obtain that exact model though.
Hey Andi, which one would you prefer personally Mega Pro 7 or iOcean G7?
NO MORE QUESTIONS PLEASE !!!!Andi is busy on other threads
it has provided a promotion code:”megapro9usd”, can get 9usd discount on order total.
Is it FCC, EC and RoHS authenticated?
Don’t be fouled by Orient Phone! The posted price for the Mega Pro 7.0
does not include the cover or the backup battery, even though the title
states clearly that it is “with
Smart Window S View Cover.” It does NOT. You need pay extra $9.9 for
it. That’s not all. It also doesn’t come with the backup battery, even
though the video tells you that it does and it has a picture with two
batteries and says “Main + Backup Power.” You need to pay additional
$9.9 for the second battery. It is very deceptive, not trustworthy
company I would like to deal with in the
Can anyone confirm if this device still works after 3 montgs of usage? Chinese phones are excellent for the first month or two, then starts to crap out . Like my HaiPai 4.7″, which the screen starts becoming unresponsive.
hi andi, is this tabley have the mhl capability, thanks friend.