We have reviewed quite a few Blackview phones this year and the E7 is one of their latest budget offerings. The phone costs just $67, it has a decent design and more. Learn more in our full review.
Blackview E7 Review: VIDEO REVIEW
Blackview E7 Review: UNBOXING
The phone ships with all the usual stuff and some extras include a soft TPU case and a pair of earphones.
Blackview E7 Review: DESIGN and DISPLAY
For just $67, the Blackview E7 is actually a pretty nice-looking phone. Although it does not use any premium materials like metal or glass in the construction, it is well-built.
We have a 5.5” display, which is only 720p but it is plenty sharp for the daily use. Unfortunately, we don’t have neither notification LED light nor backlit capacitive buttons.
There is only an 8MP camera on the back but we have a fingerprint sensor, which is not the fastest I’ve seen but it gets the job done.
The backplate can be easily removed to access a 2700mAh battery, two SIM card slots and the microSD card slot.
The loudspeaker is like on most of the cheap phones – the sound is flat.
Blackview E7 Review: HARDWARE and PERFORMANCE
The Blackview E7 sports some pretty good specs for the price. The phone ships with a quad-core MTK6737 chip, 16GB of storage but it has only 1GB of RAM, which is kind of disappointing.
On the other hand, the gaming performance is pretty good. You should be able to run most of the 2D games and 3D games like Asphalt 8 on the medium graphics. However, you should expect quite a bit of stutter and skipped frames.
Blackview E7 Review: BENCHMARKS
Blackview E7 Review: USER INTERFACE
The phone runs on Android 6.0 with the Blackview’s skin on top of it. That means that there is no app tray but we have a few extra features like a bunch of gesture and motion controls. Some of them work great while others are kind of slow to respond.
I didn’t have any major lags or hiccups even after installing quite a few apps and I believe this is the most important thing for a cheap phone.
Blackview E7 Review: IMAGE QUALITY
An 8MP camera does not really impress as we’ve seen some better-performing shooters on the cheap phones. Nevertheless, you may get some images usable for social media but don’t expect any stellar results.
Same can be said about 720p video quality. See a video review for the video sample.
The selfie camera is just mediocre as the images come out soft and with lots of noise.
Blackview E7 Review: CONNECTIVITY
I didn’t have any connectivity issues and even the GPS lock speeds and accuracy were okay.
Blackview E7 Review: BATTERY LIFE
The 2700mAh battery will get you through the day quite easily. With my usage, I could get around 4 hours of screen-on time, which is a decent result for a cheap phone.
Blackview E7 Review: CONCLUSIONS
The Blackview E7 is a pretty nice phone for just $67. It is pretty fast on the daily basis, it has a decent design and some extra features like a fingerprint sensor. However, it lacks premium materials in the design, it has just 1GB of RAM and it lacks notification LED light and backlit capacitive buttons. Still, the Blackview E7 is a good phone for the price but you have to consider if these shortcomings are important to you or not.