Blackview S8 Review: Bezel-less smartphone with 4 cameras and 4GB of RAM
The company Blackview – not the most famous Chinese company, but in the market, the company is not the first year and in its assortment dozens of models.
The company was founded in September 2013, when the entrepreneur Xu Ming (David Xu) founded Blackview. The company produces products in various segments, they have both budget models and protected middles and relatively expensive devices with a good battery. The slogan of the company is smartphones for everyone.
And as a confirmation of this – a new smartphone Blackview S8. The novelty received a modern trend in design – a widescreen display with thin frames, an 8-core chipset, four cameras and all at a very low price, only $ 169.9.
Blackview S8: Specifications
Xiaomi Company presented its Mi Mix last year, set the fashion for the mobile market and most manufacturers joined the battle for a full-featured screen. Blackview S8 there is confirmation to this.
Blackview S8 will receive a 5.7-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and a resolution of 1440×720 pixels, where there is no side frame.
The new smartphone has a slim body – 8.5 mm, whose height is 154 mm, width 71.9 mm, and the weight of the device is 190.5 grams. The back panel is made of glass, like the front panel with 2.5D glass and with a metal frame between them. Above the display is a black frame with two cameras, a place for proximity and lighting sensors, a speaker and an LED flash. The phone comes in three colors – black, blue and gold.
As we see a 3.5-mm headphone jack on the smartphone is missing and that’s why there is an adapter with USB Type-C, as well as an adapter for OTG connection, and other already familiar accessories.
Blackview S8: Screen
Blackview S8 is a 5.7-inch IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9, the screen covers up to 90.4% of the entire front of the device. The side frames of the ledge to a minimum. The resolution of the smartphone’s display is HD + 1440 x 720 pixels.
As protection Gorilla Glass 4 acts, which will protect the screen from scratches and damages.
Blackview S8: Performance
In addition to the beautiful design, the Blackview S8 has acquired a powerful enough for a budget smartphone processor. Under the hood, we see eight-core chipset Mediatek MTK6750V with four cores Cortex-A53 with a frequency of 1.0 GHz and four cores Cortex-A53, operating at a maximum frequency of 1.5 GHz. For graphics meets the graphics accelerator Mali-T860 MP2 (frequency 520 MHz). In combination with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, the smartphone easily copes with installed applications, multimedia, and simple games. Storage smartphone has the ability to expand the memory card to 128 GB.
There is a smartphone running the operating system Android 7.0 Nougat. It is promised that by the end of the year the device will receive an upgrade to Android Oreo.
Blackview S8: Camera
In the photographic section, the smartphone S8 is equipped with two cameras, both front and rear, with the main sensor on both sides of the smartphone, are Sony IMX258 with 13MP resolution and aperture F/2.0 and a wide-angle lens. The rear dual camera has a resolution of 13.0 MP+0.3MP with autofocus support and LED flash. Front camera with a resolution of 8.0MP+0.3MP. With the help of these cameras, you can get beautiful portrait shots and smooth videos.
Blackview S8: Battery
The Blackview S8 is powered by a relatively large Lithium-ion Polymer Lithium-ion Polymer with a 3180mAh battery.
Also in the smartphone technology is provided for quick charging Quick Charge 2.0.
Blackview S8: Price
The new smartphone is already available for pre-order on Gearbest for $ 169.99.