4GB RAM Blackview R7 gets a pretty presale price tag of $169.99


Blackview R7

Blackview may have shifted their focus on to budget (and rugged) phones of late, but that isn’t to say that the niche Chinese brand isn’t going to do flagship anymore.

The Blackview R7 is a phone that has been around for a while, without going on sale yet. Well, the good news is that the device is finally on pre-sale, with shipments set to commence 1st July.

The device comes with a neat set of specs, including: a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display, MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 8 mega-pixel front facing camera, and a 3180mAh battery. Here’s a bit of a hands on video with the phone.

Blackview R7

Blackview R7: Network Support

R7

For $169.99, you can now pre-order the phone. It comes with support for network bands: on 4G: (FDD-LTE) B1/B3/B7/B8/B20, (TDD-LTE) B38/B39/B40/B41, 3G: WCDMA B1/B8 and finally 2G: GSM B2/B3/B5/B8.

With a full metal frame, the Blackview R7 features a fingerprint sensor on the rear. We’re going to try and get a unit for review! Update: use coupon code 12YEARSALE to get $12 off!

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15 Comments

  1. Omer
    June 11, 2016

    Looks and sounds pretty ok for the price I guess. But the specs in the sales-link list the weight as 249 grams. I hope for Blackview’s sake that this is incorrect.

    • FoB
      June 18, 2016

      Yes it is the mistake! Real weight is 198 grams

      • Omer
        June 18, 2016

        200 grams for a 5.5″ 3200mAh phone? Damn, still way too heavy.

  2. Ivo001
    June 11, 2016

    It’s been on my watch list for a while, but i’m not sure about the brand quality.

  3. Mik
    June 11, 2016

    why can’t Chinese phone makers produce a phone with a dedicated micro-sd card slot anymore?

    I need both dual sim and a sd card.

    • AtereJr
      June 11, 2016

      Because they are at the impression that this is the new trend of smartphone designs.
      Moreover, they will have to make the battery removable in other to achieve that (which is not part of “the new trend”).

      • James
        June 13, 2016

        not so. The Nubia Z9 Max has/had a side slot for the sim cards and just below another slot for the microSD card. Battery (and back) were not removable. I am in the same boat as Mik – I’m waiting for a decent phone with both, which is probably futile!

    • MitsosDaBest
      June 11, 2016

      They want to make the phones smaller and thinner and they can’t support all those 3 (2 SIM + 1 SD).

    • Android Kingdom
      June 12, 2016

      Check out Bluboo Xtouch, it support both dual SIM and a SD card. Three in one, you’re welcome.

  4. wolvie
    June 11, 2016

    Nowaday Redmi Note 3 pro Prime with Snapdragon 650, 3 GB, 32 GB, Metal Case, FingerPrint sensor, etc etc already selling quite cheap $179.99 – $182.99

    Again the price above is already for OVERSEA buyer and already include EMS shipping.

    I am not even sure any smartphone with Mediatek P10 worth to buy if their price more than $130. And again Xiaomi build quality is FAR SUPERIOR than Blackview.

    • MitsosDaBest
      June 11, 2016

      Yeah, but Xiaomi doesn’t support the 800 MHz (B20) European 4G band and this sucks… =(

      • Noraino
        June 11, 2016

        No meizu, xiaomi or letv. What do u use?

      • Manos
        June 11, 2016

        Asus zenfone 2 support all if you get the right one.

    • Assefa Hanson
      June 11, 2016

      xiaomi cameras are terrible

    • kzm
      June 13, 2016

      Where did you get that price? Any links? Store names?