MPIE G7 costs less than $150 with LTE, 2GB RAM and fingerprint scanner!


This is what we like to see! A well thought out phone with a balanced hardware set up, security features and even a 4G LTE data connection!

All to often we report on a phone that almost hits every nail on the head then falls at the last hurdle! Either it has an ugly design, lacks LTE or gets a tiny amount of RAM which lets the phone as a whole down.

The MPIE G7 is one of the few phones that actually checks a lot of the boxes while still remaining well priced at less than $150!

Boating FDD LTE, a fingerprint scanner, and 2GB RAM already shows pretty good value for money, but the list continues with a 1280 x 720 HD 5-inch display, Android 4.4 Kitkat OS, micro SD for up to 64GB cards, and dual SIM!

Ok so it has a quad-core MT6582 processor rather than an octacore and the rear camera is only 8 mega-pixel, but as a package it all looks to be fully equipped and should perform well enough for most users.

 

Throw in the fact that MPIE have clone the Oppo Find 7 and you have a phone that it going to be drawing in a lot of attention, especially in the run up to Christmas.

What do you think of the MPIE G7? Do you agree that is looks like a well rounded phone for the money or do you expect more from a $150 smartphone?

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48 Comments

  1. thor2001
    September 30, 2014

    The interessting part will be the (FDD-)LTE-frequencies.

    Only Elephone (P3000/P3000S) clearly states their working FDD-LTE-frequencies.

    Regards

    • September 30, 2014

      FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

      • john
        September 30, 2014

        This is a definite purchase for me then.
        150$ is cheaper than most unlocked 4G hotspots.

      • thor2001
        September 30, 2014

        Thank you Andi, I haven’t looked at the source.

        Regards

      • molfetamina
        October 3, 2014

        what about camera (back and front) quality?

        Thanks

    • weather
      November 12, 2014

      but the US is TDD-LTE. sory bud, wont work on 4g network in the US

  2. Adam Irvine
    September 30, 2014

    Yep you’re right Andi, it’s nice to see something this cheap with 2gb Ram and a 720p panel! Good job MPIE! 🙂

  3. The Bastard Christ
    September 30, 2014

    yes!!! release the 720p quads with 2gb ram!!!

  4. ksafan0
    September 30, 2014

    I bet the reason for this low price is because price for MTK6582 has gone down due to the arrival of newer MTK CPUs. So it’s not at all surprising.

  5. Batpro
    September 30, 2014

    According to this site. This phone will not work on AT&T in the USA.
    no 1700 or 1900
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks

    Why aren’t all bands open on these phones?

    • Max
      September 30, 2014

      I’m having the same problem trying to find a nice device that supports north america frequencies.here in the US people are used to spend 100 bucks a month on a contract for wireless.The amount of people on prepaid or pay as you go is very small. It’s all about market targeting, forget about getting support for north america bands

      • balcobomber25
        October 1, 2014

        Finding phones that support North American LTE frequencies isn’t easy but several Chinese phones support 3G+ on ATT and Tmobile.

    • balcobomber25
      September 30, 2014

      Most of these phones aren’t made for the American market. The sales in the US on a phone like this will be relatively low.

    • pulsar
      September 30, 2014

      Try the Laude Pulse S800 it has 1GB ram instead of 2GB, but it only $90 US shipped and it supports 3G WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz network

  6. Guest
    September 30, 2014

    The interessting part will be the (FDD-)LTE-frequencies.

    Only Elephone (P3000/P3000S) clearly states their working FDD-LTE-frequencies.

    Regards

    • Andi Sykes
      September 30, 2014

      FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

    • john
      September 30, 2014

      This is a definite purchase for me then.
      150$ is cheaper than most unlocked 4G hotspots.

    • Guest
      September 30, 2014

      Thank you Andi, I haven’t looked at the source.

      Regards

    • molfetamina
      October 3, 2014

      what about camera (back and front) quality?

      Thanks

    • Guest
      November 12, 2014

      but the US is TDD-LTE. sory bud, wont work on 4g network in the US

  7. Adam Irvine
    September 30, 2014

    Yep you’re right Andi, it’s nice to see something this cheap with 2gb Ram and a 720p panel! Good job MPIE! 🙂

  8. Tony Starks
    September 30, 2014

    Like the phone but i will wait the 3 weeks extra for the elephone 3000S just a bit better specs.
    love the fact this phone has dual sim and lte 800

  9. The Bastard Christ
    September 30, 2014

    yes!!! release the 720p quads with 2gb ram!!!

  10. ksafan0
    September 30, 2014

    I bet the reason for this low price is because price for MTK6582 has gone down due to the arrival of newer MTK CPUs. So it’s not at all surprising.

  11. BotondKisKovacs
    September 30, 2014

    Is it just on the images or it does have the OPPO Find 7 notification light?

  12. Guest
    September 30, 2014

    According to this site. This phone will not work on AT&T in the USA.
    no 1700 or 1900
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks

    Why aren’t all bands open on these phones?

    • Guest
      September 30, 2014

      I’m having the same problem trying to find a nice device that supports north america frequencies.here in the US people are used to spend 100 bucks a month on a contract for wireless.The amount of people on prepaid or pay as you go is very small. It’s all about market targeting, forget about getting support for north america bands

    • balcobomber25
      September 30, 2014

      Most of these phones aren’t made for the American market. The sales in the US on a phone like this will be relatively low.

    • Guest
      September 30, 2014

      Try the Laude Pulse S800 it has 1GB ram instead of 2GB, but it only $90 US shipped and it supports 3G WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz network

    • balcobomber25
      October 2, 2014

      Finding phones that support North American LTE frequencies isn’t easy but several Chinese phones support 3G+ on ATT and Tmobile.

  13. Miso Hoeny
    September 30, 2014

    Maybe Blu will rebrand this and give it the 4g freqs for US?

    • balcobomber25
      September 30, 2014

      It depends who the OEM of this phone is, Blu has a partnership with Gionee (who is one of the biggest OEM’s). More likely Blu will introduce the 5.1 with LTE for the US.

  14. Don Rogers
    September 30, 2014

    Pity this phone was not released 6 weeks ago as I got a Zopo ZP520 at $199.00 for my wife with much the same hardware but only single sim and 1GB ram and it has a good range of LTE bands that make it good for UK / Europe

  15. Guest
    September 30, 2014

    Like the phone but i will wait the 3 weeks extra for the elephone 3000S just a bit better specs.
    love the fact this phone has dual sim and lte 800

  16. BotondKisKovacs
    September 30, 2014

    Is it just on the images or it does have the OPPO Find 7 notification light?

  17. Guest
    September 30, 2014

    Maybe Blu will rebrand this and give it the 4g freqs for US?

    • balcobomber25
      September 30, 2014

      It depends who the OEM of this phone is, Blu has a partnership with Gionee (who is one of the biggest OEM’s). More likely Blu will introduce the 5.1 with LTE for the US.

  18. Brooklyn701
    September 30, 2014

    Battery size??? With 2500+ mAh it would really be a blast for that price!

    • Wayne D Whitlock
      November 11, 2014

      2200mAh battery, but a great phone none the less

  19. Don Rogers
    September 30, 2014

    Pity this phone was not released 6 weeks ago as I got a Zopo ZP520 at $199.00 for my wife with much the same hardware but only single sim and 1GB ram and it has a good range of LTE bands that make it good for UK / Europe

  20. Guest
    September 30, 2014

    Battery size??? With 2500+ mAh it would really be a blast for that price!

    • Wayne D Whitlock
      November 12, 2014

      2200mAh battery, but a great phone none the less

  21. Bartman
    October 3, 2014

    Great phone, great looks, especially in Black. With the 2 GB RAM it is a steal. I hope this notification LED is not just Photoshop fake. It can be had for 133 USD at dealsmachine.com, in case you are interested :):)

  22. Guest
    October 3, 2014

    Great phone, great looks, especially in Black. With the 2 GB RAM it is a steal. I hope this notification LED is not just Photoshop fake. It can be had for 133 USD at dealsmachine.com, in case you are interested :):)

  23. L Susan Fischer
    November 5, 2014

    Is it 720 x 1280 or 540 X 960? I’ve seen both specs for this product.

    • Wayne D Whitlock
      November 11, 2014

      960×540

      i own the phone. i originally purchased it based on it being dual sim and 720p display, but have since found out its single sim and qHD display. good phone none the less

  24. L Susan Fischer
    November 5, 2014

    Is it 720 x 1280 or 540 X 960? I’ve seen both specs for this product.

    • Wayne D Whitlock
      November 12, 2014

      960×540

      i own the phone. i originally purchased it based on it being dual sim and 720p display, but have since found out its single sim and qHD display. good phone none the less