Dieter Rams designed Blackview Alife S1 goes on sale for $179.99


blackview alife s1

Blackview teamed up with German designer Dieter Rams on their Blackview Alife S1, which is now on sale at a surprisingly low price.

Usually when a big name designer is attached to a smartphone design, or anything for that matter, the device’s retail price will be greatly exaggerated. With Dieter Rams behind the wheel of the new Blackvew Alife S1 we expected a similar astronomical price but are happy to see something more down to earth.

The Alife S1 is now on sale and features a rear 13 megapixel Samsung Isocell CMOS sensor (interpolated to 18 MP), built-in LED remote for controlling house hold appliances, dual SIM support and a 1.5ghz Mediatek MT6732 64bit chipset. All of this is built in to a slim CNC chassis with business like lines.

Blackview are launching the Alife S1 with Android 4.4 Kitkat, but with its 64bit processor we are hoping that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be made available as early as possible.

Full specifications of the Blackview Alife S1 can be found over on the official Blackview website, while the S1 can be picked up for just $179.99 here.

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46 Comments

  1. iANDROID8.1
    April 8, 2015

    But but… It looks so generic

    • April 8, 2015

      :O don’t let Deiter hear you 😉 LOL

      • Muhammad Yasir
        April 8, 2015

        lel !

      • Steve B
        April 23, 2015

        References to Dieter appear to have been removed from marketing material.

    • Steve B
      April 8, 2015

      That’s the Dieter effect.

  2. April 8, 2015

    sorry i cant c any beauty in it. the design regular and curve less.
    ———————————————————————————-
    מצטער , אינני רואה יופי בזה. העיצוב רגיל וללא פינות מעוגלות

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 8, 2015

      and the PRICE … oh gawd , it BURNS !

    • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
      April 8, 2015

      I like how it has no curves. Just how I like my women..no wait
      Tastes are different, but you’ve got to admit it’s a refreshing design.

  3. Adam Irvine
    April 8, 2015

    They could have atleast stuck the MT6752 Octa in it…

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 8, 2015

      tru

    • highwind
      April 8, 2015

      For marketing hype and uber-antutus?

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    April 8, 2015

    too expensive… 140-50 $ MAX! for a 6732 !

    • Nightmare
      April 8, 2015

      Dude shut the fuck up. You say the same thing on EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        April 9, 2015

        how about this , you PRICK :
        “STOP EFFING STALKING ME ON EVERY PAGE”

        i don’t comment for cvnts LIKE YOU ! :@

        • nick
          April 9, 2015

          Just curious Muhammed what perfectly priced phone did you end up spending your money on?

          • Muhammad Yasir
            April 9, 2015

            none so far… , im finding the perfect one ..
            arent we all ?

  5. Sere83
    April 8, 2015

    Wow Dieter rams actually designed this? Find that kind of hard to believe given how bland the design is and how the company is basically a no name outfit, this man was basically Jonny Ives no.1 inspiration. Seems like a very strange collaboration. Phone looks reasonable, have to see a review though, not expecting much and why would anyone be launching a phone with 4.4 now 5.0 has been out for so long.

  6. iANDROID8.1
    April 8, 2015

    But but… It looks so generic

    • Andi Sykes
      April 8, 2015

      :O don’t let Deiter hear you 😉 LOL

    • Guest
      April 8, 2015

      lel !

    • Steve B
      April 8, 2015

      That’s the Dieter effect.

    • Steve B
      April 23, 2015

      References to Dieter appear to have been removed from marketing material.

  7. pdayahoo
    April 8, 2015

    sorry i cant c any beauty in it. the design regular and curve less.
    ———————————————————————————-
    מצטער , אינני רואה יופי בזה. העיצוב רגיל וללא פינות מעוגלות

    • Guest
      April 8, 2015

      and the PRICE … oh gawd , it BURNS !

    • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
      April 8, 2015

      I like how it has no curves. Just how I like my women..no wait
      Tastes are different, but you’ve got to admit it’s a refreshing design.

  8. Adam Irvine
    April 8, 2015

    They could have atleast stuck the MT6752 Octa in it…

    • Guest
      April 8, 2015

      tru

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      April 8, 2015

      For marketing hype and uber-antutus?

  9. Guest
    April 8, 2015

    too expensive… 140-50 $ MAX! for a 6732 !

    • Guest
      April 9, 2015

      Dude shut the fuck up. You say the same thing on EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE.

    • Guest
      April 9, 2015

      how about this , you PRICK :
      “STOP EFFING STALKING ME ON EVERY PAGE”

      i don’t comment for cvnts LIKE YOU ! :@

    • Guest
      April 9, 2015

      Just curious Muhammed what perfectly priced phone did you end up spending your money on?

    • Guest
      April 9, 2015

      none so far… , im finding the perfect one ..
      arent we all ?

  10. nick
    April 8, 2015

    Always wandered… if you choose to take your pictures at 13mp with an interpolated cam, does that affect quaity or give you the normal 13mp shot you would have gotten with a non-interpolated camera? Anyone :D?

    • Steve B
      April 8, 2015

      I’ve been asking this all over the shop, never got a solid answer.
      I would guess that native/true resolution is lost and whatever alternate setting you chose it’s (re)interpolated back down from the already interpolated maximum MP.
      Much better to shoot at the maximum MP offered and reduce in an external image editor such as Photoshop down to true resolution. My Ecoo Aurora shots look great done that way. Whereas not so good in camera/phone set to 13mp. Most likely down to better algorithms used.

      • nick
        April 9, 2015

        Thanks Steve.. something like a transcode with music files. I guess you’re right sadly 🙂

  11. Sere83
    April 8, 2015

    Wow Dieter rams actually designed this? Find that kind of hard to believe given how bland the design is and how the company is basically a no name outfit, this man was basically Jonny Ives no.1 inspiration. Seems like a very strange collaboration. Phone looks reasonable, have to see a review though, not expecting much and why would anyone be launching a phone with 4.4 now 5.0 has been out for so long.

  12. Raul
    April 8, 2015

    Personally I actually like it’s business look.

  13. Guest
    April 8, 2015

    Always wandered… if you choose to take your pictures at 13mp with an interpolated cam, does that affect quaity or give you the normal 13mp shot you would have gotten with a non-interpolated camera? Anyone :D?

    • Steve B
      April 8, 2015

      I’ve been asking this all over the shop, never got a solid answer.
      I would guess that native/true resolution is lost and whatever alternate setting you chose it’s (re)interpolated back down from the already interpolated maximum MP.
      Much better to shoot at the maximum MP offered and reduce in an external image editor such as Photoshop down to true resolution. My Ecoo Aurora shots look great done that way. Whereas not so good in camera/phone set to 13mp. Most likely down to better algorithms used.

    • Guest
      April 9, 2015

      Thanks Steve.. something like a transcode with music files. I guess you’re right sadly 🙂

  14. Raul
    April 8, 2015

    Personally I actually like it’s business look.

  15. Oz
    April 8, 2015

    No NFC ! Hotknot is very limited usage at the moment. No NFC means no banking apps.

  16. Guest
    April 9, 2015

    No NFC ! Hotknot is very limited usage at the moment. No NFC means no banking apps.

  17. Steven Fox
    April 9, 2015

    Design is fine, the price is just too high for a 6732 device, Blakcview think they are Samsung and can still get away with a budget SoC on a hefty price tag. I think 149,99 would have made it a killer product.

  18. Steven Fox
    April 9, 2015

    Design is fine, the price is just too high for a 6732 device, Blakcview think they are Samsung and can still get away with a budget SoC on a hefty price tag. I think 149,99 would have made it a killer product.