Video: OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0 Coolpad 9976A alternative hands on!


orientphone mega pro 7.0

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!

orientphone mega pro 7.0

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

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.

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OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0 – Unboxing and hands on

OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0 – First Impressions

orientphone mega pro 7.0

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!

orientphone mega pro 7.0

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!

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orientphone mega pro 7.0

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.

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44 Comments

  1. Jeff Nield
    April 7, 2014

    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.

    • April 7, 2014

      Hi Jeff, as you can see in the video it is not attached to the back cover plate.

      • Alexandr
        April 7, 2014

        Hi Andi, Can you make the comparative review coolpad vs OrientPhone?

        • April 7, 2014

          I don’t think we will have a Coolpad anytime soon

  2. thor2001
    April 7, 2014

    I don’t think it’s GLONASS capable, because MT6592 doesn’t support that.

    MT6595 will be.

    Regards

  3. Graeme Reid
    April 7, 2014

    What’s the sound on it like andi

    • April 7, 2014

      It’s very loud. Sound quality is good, but I prefer a little more bass.

      • Graeme Reid
        April 7, 2014

        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

  4. Alonso Cazorla
    April 7, 2014

    Hi friend!!

    This phablet is excellent but comes with two batteries 3500mah or 2500mah? I don’t understand…

    • April 7, 2014

      Hi, 3500mAh

    • Max
      May 16, 2014

      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

  5. Barlet Stone
    April 7, 2014

    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

    • April 7, 2014

      no back light sorry

      • Fred Gilbert
        April 8, 2014

        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.

    • Fred Gilbert
      April 8, 2014

      The menu and back buttons are back-lit but not the home button(as far as I could tell from watching videos).

  6. tank4141
    April 7, 2014

    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?

    • April 7, 2014

      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

      • tank4141
        April 7, 2014

        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.

        • April 7, 2014

          Ah! That is a odd as further up the page they have an image which states 2 batteries…

          • scute
            April 9, 2014

            now the basic price is down to 229usd for more people can afford it.

  7. Allanitomwesh
    April 7, 2014

    There is no context in which a 7 inch device is a phone. None. 3G tablet. Call it what it is.

    • Serios
      April 15, 2014

      I’m using one and it is a phone in my context. You can call it whatever it is to you.

      • Allanitomwesh
        April 15, 2014

        Can you hold it comfortably to your ear with one hand? No? Not a phone.

        • Serios
          April 26, 2014

          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.

          • Allanitomwesh
            April 27, 2014

            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.

            • lildwell
              June 7, 2014

              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.

            • Allanitomwesh
              July 10, 2014

              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.

            • lildwell
              December 9, 2014

              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.

        • khmerog
          June 2, 2014

          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.

  8. Jose
    April 8, 2014

    Cant You compare with IOcean G7.
    Best Regards

    • Papa Fred
      April 8, 2014

      Would like to also know Andi’s opinion on which one he prefers: Mega Pro 7 or iOcean G7?

    • Fred Gilbert
      April 9, 2014

      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.

      • Papa Fred
        April 18, 2014

        Yeah, I have also seen the Ulefone U7 and it looks identical to Mega Pro 7.
        Also considering getting the Ulifone…

  9. AliS
    April 9, 2014

    Hello Andi which one would you prefer personally Mega Pro 7 or iOcean G7?

  10. KU DE TA
    April 9, 2014

    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.

    • scute
      April 9, 2014

      it can work in all Europe

    • Fred Gilbert
      April 9, 2014

      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.

  11. AliS
    April 9, 2014

    Hey Andi, which one would you prefer personally Mega Pro 7 or iOcean G7?

  12. AliS
    April 10, 2014

    NO MORE QUESTIONS PLEASE !!!!Andi is busy on other threads

  13. scotte
    April 17, 2014

    it has provided a promotion code:”megapro9usd”, can get 9usd discount on order total.

  14. metal
    April 18, 2014

    Is it FCC, EC and RoHS authenticated?

  15. Max
    May 16, 2014

    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
    future.

  16. khmerog
    June 2, 2014

    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.

  17. MKKG
    November 15, 2014

    hi andi, is this tabley have the mhl capability, thanks friend.