Mstar’s high-end S700 Pro to be unveiled in October


Mstar is a brand commonly associated with producing cheap knock-off devices that have decent but not great quality and specs. They’re now looking to change that view with their upcoming flagship, the Mstar S700 Pro that will be coming out this coming October.

The Mstar S700’s CNC zinc alloy chassis clearly takes it’s inspiration from the Oppo R7, though that isn’t such a bad thing when you get down to it. The Mstar S700 Pro will possibly be one of the first phones to carry Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 820, a 64-bit quad core processor clocked at 3.0GHz coupled with the Adreno 530 GPU (It’s also a mobile stove). Other specs include 4/32GB of RAM/ROM, a 5.5-inch QHD display protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3, expandable memory up to 128GB, a 3500mAh battery and an Ultrasonic Sense fingerprint sensor, something new that comes with the new Snapdragon 820.

The S700 Pro will also have a USB-C port, a 21MP rear camera, an 11MP front facing camera and will run on everyone’s favourite OS, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. So you must be thinking what’s the catch, right? It’s the price. The Mstar S700 Pro will be available in October for the staggering price of $479.99. Now given that this isn’t really too expensive considering the specs on the table, but it’s also way more than most people would pay for a phone from Mstar, who aren’t exactly well known for making quality devices.

What do you think about the device? Would you be willing to pay that much for a device coming from an unproven manufacturer? Tell us in the comments.

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38 Comments

  1. Paap Mrittu
    July 9, 2015

    lol

  2. iANDROID8.1
    July 9, 2015

    I don’t care about the brand, as long as they have good aftersales that’s what matters most

    • July 9, 2015

      Well thanks to Gearbest I finally took over my Mstar S700 just this evening.

      The phone feels pretty good for the 123$ that it cost me to purchase.

      The only downside (a pro in my case because I hate it) is that the fingerscan doesn’t work a shit.

      The phone runs like hell, multitasking in Android 5.0 has being given a new meaning. The mediatek chip is running hotter than desired, nothing some under clocking can’t solve. (Mtk6753 takes a new meaning)

      I will try some cleaning after rooting it, and as of now, with full works ROM things are running quite snappy.

      Charges battery at superspeed , and discharges quite decently taking into account how much hot the processor is producing…

      So far so good.

      Thanks to Gearbest for dealing with my impatience, I hope to deal with you soon. 11inch Windows 10 single OS tablet where are you?

      • Marco Lancaster
        July 9, 2015

        Lol that’s strange, My Jiayu s3 same SoC doesn’t produce any noticeable heat, running 5.1

      • Κωνσταντίνος Κ.
        August 3, 2015

        S700 /= S700 pro

  3. iKosh
    July 9, 2015

    I doubt that Qualcomm would give any chip to a brand like Mstar, especially the most high end one.

    • sfsdf
      July 9, 2015

      Mstar have still got to pay for the chip, it wouldnt make sense to refuse someones money…..

      • iKosh
        July 9, 2015

        True, but they also have to care about their reputation and not let their high end chip built into a low quality device.

        • Airyl
          July 10, 2015

          Yeah, they’ve got to protect their reputation of making expensive portable stoves.

  4. Ádám Apagyi
    July 9, 2015

    Oppo R7 Plus copy.

  5. Burs
    July 9, 2015

    Awesome specs! But the rest of the story, I’m not really sure. Maybe if some really really great review pops out. On the other hand, October is long three months ahead, so I expect something similar to become available in the meantime.

  6. Alaa
    July 9, 2015

    I want a phone to service me 2 years, by then the technology will advance so much and buy a new one, it is not worth to invest in android phone $480.

  7. Yeti hand
    July 9, 2015

    keep dreaming!! So you think you’re a top dog now Mstar???
    Ok….

  8. Paap Mrittu
    July 9, 2015

    lol

  9. iANDROID8.1
    July 9, 2015

    I don’t care about the brand, as long as they have good aftersales that’s what matters most

    • Yetimania
      July 9, 2015

      Well thanks to Gearbest I finally took over my Mstar S700 just this evening.

      The phone feels pretty good for the 123$ that it cost me to purchase.

      The only downside (a pro in my case because I hate it) is that the fingerscan doesn’t work a shit.

      The phone runs like hell, multitasking in Android 5.0 has being given a new meaning. The mediatek chip is running hotter than desired, nothing some under clocking can’t solve. (Mtk6753 takes a new meaning)

      I will try some cleaning after rooting it, and as of now, with full works ROM things are running quite snappy.

      Charges battery at superspeed , and discharges quite decently taking into account how much hot the processor is producing…

      So far so good.

      Thanks to Gearbest for dealing with my impatience, I hope to deal with you soon. 11inch Windows 10 single OS tablet where are you?

    • Marco Lancaster
      July 9, 2015

      Lol that’s strange, My Jiayu s3 same SoC doesn’t produce any noticeable heat, running 5.1

    • Κωνσταντίνος Κ.
      August 3, 2015

      S700 /= S700 pro

  10. iKosh
    July 9, 2015

    I doubt that Qualcomm would give any chip to a brand like Mstar, especially the most high end one.

    • Guest
      July 9, 2015

      Mstar have still got to pay for the chip, it wouldnt make sense to refuse someones money…..

    • iKosh
      July 9, 2015

      True, but they also have to care about their reputation and not let their high end chip built into a low quality device.

    • Airyl
      July 10, 2015

      Yeah, they’ve got to protect their reputation of making expensive portable stoves.

  11. Ádám Apagyi
    July 9, 2015

    Oppo R7 Plus copy.

  12. realjjj
    July 9, 2015

    How exactly it’s not too expensive when what it offers are just standard high end specs? It has no extras at all , nothing to justify such a huge price premium. Not that i actually expect the device to be released. 32GB of NAND are some 12$, a very good fingerprint sensor is 3-4$, the RAM would be a bit costly if it’s DDR4 but when 145$ phones have 3GB, one extra GB is nothing to brag about.

  13. Burs
    July 9, 2015

    Awesome specs! But the rest of the story, I’m not really sure. Maybe if some really really great review pops out. On the other hand, October is long three months ahead, so I expect something similar to become available in the meantime.

  14. Guest
    July 9, 2015

    I want a phone to service me 2 years, by then the technology will advance so much and buy a new one, it is not worth to invest in android phone $480.

  15. Yeti hand
    July 9, 2015

    keep dreaming!! So you think you’re a top dog now Mstar???
    Ok….

  16. dingdong
    July 9, 2015

    the first 5300mAh 4G smartphone: bluboo x550

    http://blog.bluboo.com.cn/x550/

  17. realjjj
    July 9, 2015

    How exactly it’s not too expensive when what it offers are just standard high end specs? It has no extras at all , nothing to justify such a huge price premium. Not that i actually expect the device to be released. 32GB of NAND are some 12$, a very good fingerprint sensor is 3-4$, the RAM would be a bit costly if it’s DDR4 but when 145$ phones have 3GB, one extra GB is nothing to brag about.

  18. Guest
    July 10, 2015

    the first 5300mAh 4G smartphone: bluboo x550

    http://blog.bluboo.com.cn/x550/

  19. Cpaun
    July 10, 2015

    Wow! Impressive specs!

  20. Muhammad Yasir
    July 10, 2015

    “staggering price of $479.99”
    nothing to do here !
    *flies away*

  21. Adam Irvine
    July 10, 2015

    Hmmmm… Are Mstar really upto the task of making a top notch phone???

  22. Cpaun
    July 10, 2015

    Wow! Impressive specs!

  23. Guest
    July 10, 2015

    “staggering price of $479.99”
    nothing to do here !
    *flies away*

  24. Adam Irvine
    July 10, 2015

    Hmmmm… Are Mstar really upto the task of making a top notch phone???

  25. trackREVIVER
    July 10, 2015

    What type of Camera sensor and which LTE bands?

  26. trackREVIVER
    July 10, 2015

    What type of Camera sensor and which LTE bands?