Blackview is one of those manufacturers that are producing more and more devices in the past months, so it got our attention. After reviewing their premium looking Blackview Omega and finding out that it is quite good offering for the price, we have decided to take a look at another device produced by the manufacturer.
This time around we are looking at a very cheap (around $70-75 USD) device, which goes to the low-end category, but is designed for those who don’t want to spend a pretty penny, but still enjoy the Android experience.
|Display||4.5″ 480ⅹ854 resolution (WVGA)|
|Processor||MTK6582 Quad-Core 1.3GHz|
|Camera||5MP Front/8MP Back, f/2.0 aperture|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, 3G, GPS, WIFI, GSM,EDGE, GPRS, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+,|
|Dimensions||13.3 x 6.65 x 0.94 cm / 5.23 x 2.61 x 0.37 inches|
|OS||Android 4.4 Kitkat|
|Storage||8GB (can be expanded up to 32GB via Micro SD)|
Well, as far as specs go, we can clearly see that this is not the high-end device, but you can’t ask too much for the $70 phone. Despite these low-end specs, we will focus on the feature set and real life performance in our upcoming full review very soon.
The box is pretty simple, yet quite elegant and high quality for a budget device. One thing that surprised us was the “Designed in Italy” sign… We are not sure what it means exactly, but we will focus on the actual device.
Blackview has already impressed us with the rich contents of the devices they ship and we have the same story here again. The device comes with a quick start guide in case you are not sure about some things. Also, there is a standard 1amp charger along with the Micro USB cable. Moreover, there is a pair of headphones and the USB OTG cable to connect an external storage device.
What is more, Blackview Breeze comes in with a TPU gel case to protect your device from drops. A very nice addition by the manufacturer. The case seems to be made out of a decent quality materials, it is easy to install and remove it.
Is this OnePlus One Mini?
The first thing that comes to your mind is that the device looks very similar to the OnePlus One in terms of design and choice of materials. However, it is much smaller since it spots only 4.5 inch display in comparison to 5.5 inches.
On the back there is a camera sensor with dual LED (single tone) flash. Also, there is a Blackview logo and the speaker grill on the bottom.
On the right, there is a power key. It is made out of plastic. It is not bad, but we’ve seen some better ones with a greater tactile response.
On the left, there are volume up/down keys.
The capacitive keys on the bottom work well, but they are not backlit.
The top side of the front spots the earpiece along with the front facing snapper.
Removing back cover is quite easy using your nails. Under the hood, there are two SIM card slots (one regular, other micro SIM) and the microSD card slot for storage expansion.
The battery capacity is 2000mah.
Overall, the Blackview Breeze looks very similar to the OnePlus One and the materials used in its design are very similar. Also, the device seems to be quite well made, but it spots only plastic materials, but you can’t get a metal frame for such low price. In addition, the phone is very compact and is easily manageable with one hand, which is becoming a rare thing these days.
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