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Blackview S8 Smartphone
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A number of smartphones have been modeled after the Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship by Chinese OEMs as a cheaper alternative. The Blackview S8 is one of the high-end flagship’s dub with a mid-range hardware and a number interesting features. Does this smartphone qualify as a budget alternative of the Samsung flagship? We’ll see.

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Blackview S8 Key Specs and Price

  • 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (283 ppi)
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage, up to 128GB with memory card
  • Dual 13MP + 0.3MP rear camera and dual 8MP + 0.3MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3, 180mAh non removable Li-Po battery

Blackview S8 Smartphone

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Design and Display

The Blackview S8 is features an 18:9 aspect ratio like the S8 smartphone. However, it is smaller in size and its appearance leans towards the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone with the curved back panel. Also, the smartphone has a bezel-less approach to it’s design with a minimal top and bottom bezel.

The display here is quite basic for a mid-range smartphone like the Blackview S8. Featuring a 5.7 HD+ IPS display panel the smartphone has a pixel density of a 282 ppi. Overall colour reproduction and viewing angle is quite alright although there’s nothing really immersive about it, it sure gets the work done..

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Battery and Camera

The battery life here is somewhat average. I mean most smartphones have around this range of battery juice. However, with a 3, 180mAh battery capacity you should be able to squeeze a little over a day use without charging without any problem.
Blackview S8

A quad camera is not something that is common in today’s mid-range smartphone category. That being said the Blackview S8 features a dual 13MP + 0.3MP rear camera and a 8MP + 0.3MP front camera both with LED flash.

Hardware and Software

In a mid-level smartphone flagships an Octa-core MediaTek SoC is sort of the standard. Thus, the Blackview S8 comes with an Octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor and an ARM Mali-T860 MP2 for handling graphics related issues.

Still on the Blackview S8’s hardware, you have a 4GB internal memory for app installation and multi-tasking . This is accompanied by a 64GB storage space with a chance to increase this up to 128GB using a memory card. Talking about the OS, the Blackview S8 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with slight modification.

Blackview S8 Price and Availability

The Blackview S8 have been on sale for a while now and is available in leading online stores and smartphone retail outlets. The price of the smartphone ranges from 54, 000 Naira to 85, 000 Naira depending on the deal of course.

Blackview S8 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Blackview S8:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Processor: Octa-Core Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 + 1.0GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 (MediaTek MT6750T)
  • GPU: ARM Mali-T860 MP2
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Golden
  • Dimension:  154.0 x 71.9  x 8.5
  • Weight: 194g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM + Micro SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels
  • Screen Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 0.3MP Dual Camera
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, Phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi 802.11n 5GHz
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type C

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: -Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS , GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: -Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation:
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: -Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: Yes
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Blackview S8 Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: July 29th, 2019

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