Of recent, we’ve seen many Samsung Galaxy S8 wannabes like the MEIIGOO S8, but none features as many cameras as the Blackview S8. The Blackview S8 comes with four cameras; two at the rear and two at the front, giving you the power to shoot advanced photos with background blur effect.
The dual cameras are not the only exciting features of the device, as it comes with an edge-to-edge design and wide aspect ratio that delivers most of the screen real estate into the hands of the user. The Blackview S8 launched with a price tag of around $185, but you can now get the smartphone for just $149.99 on Gearbest by using the coupon code below.
Blackview S8 Specs & Features
Here’s a brief rundown of what the Blackview S8 has to offer:
- 5.7-inch display with HD+ (720 * 1440) pixel resolution & 18:9 aspect ratio.
- Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
- Octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T processor.
- Mali-T860 MP2 GPU.
- 4GB RAM.
- 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD.
- 13MP + 0.3MP rear cameras with LED flash.
- 8MP (interpolated to 13MP) + 0.3MP front cameras.
- Dual Micro+Nano SIM slots.
- 3180mAh Li-Polymer battery.
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS.
Design & Display
The Blackview S8 won’t score display quality points with its HD+ (720 * 1440) pixel resolution, but the device offers some decent colour reproduction. Its 5.7-inch screen size is just perfect for activities like gaming and watching movies, and the placement of its power and volume buttons on the same side (right) makes it easy to take screenshots.
The smartphone features a quad-curved design which sees its edges son all four sides ergonomically curved to fit into the palms of the user, no matter its size.
Performance & Storage
The Blackview S8 is powered under the hood by a MediaTek MT6750T processor which, ironically, is also found in other Samsung Galaxy S8 wannabes like the Homtom S8 and MEIIGOO S8. Four of its processing cores can operate at a speed of 1.5GHz, while the other four are capped at 1GHz. A Mali-T860 MP2 GPU powers the smartphone’s graphics, and it has 4GB of RAM to effectively multi-task between apps.
The S8 has 64GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB by putting a suitable microSD card into the appropriate slot on the phone.
The Blackview S8 sports a 13MP primary camera and 0.3MP secondary camera at the rear, and while these do not quite compare to high-end smartphones having dual camera setups on the rear, it produces decent photos with background blur effect.
A dual camera setup is found at the front of the device too, but the main camera has an 8MP camera that produces images interpolated with software to 13MP quality. It’s also backed by a 0.3MP secondary camera which allows you to produce background blur on selfies.
Battery & Software
The Blackview S8 packs a 3180mAh battery which can last for a whole day on average use. The device also comes with MediaTek’s PumpExpress 2.0 fast charging which is quite unusual for a smartphone of its (budget) status. This sees the device charging up to 75% in just 30 minutes.
The Blackview S8 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat which offers some of the latest in terms of software features.
Blackview S8 Price Deals & Discounts
You can get the Blackview S8 at a giveaway price of just $132.99 by applying the coupon code Xmas007 during checkout on Gearbest.