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Blackview R6


Blackview R6
Blackview R6
Mediatek MT6737T 4 x 1.44 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
3072 MB 
5.50 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, 2.5D glass, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 26.49 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 32 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, position sensor
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA: 900/2100MHz, FDD-LTE: B1/3/7/8/20; download max. 300 MBit/s, upload max. 50 MBit/s (LTE), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 10 x 152 x 77.2 ( = 0.39 x 5.98 x 3.04 in)
11.4 Wh, 3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/1.2; dual-LED flash, videos: 1080p
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: rear-sided speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, headset, case, screen protector, file manager, scan, Xender, FM radio, fanless
198 g ( = 6.98 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 49 g ( = 1.73 oz / 0.11 pounds)
130 Euro



Average Score: 68.1% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 39%, features: 35%, display: 70% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Blackview R6

77.3% Blackview R6 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Priced (too) tightly? Blackview's R6 wants to offer a configuration that is usually only found in much more expensive smartphones for just 130 Euros (~$137): Full HD screen, fingerprint sensor, decent camera. Is this possible in view of the tight budget?
60% Blackview R6 Review and Giveaway
Source: Make Use Of English
The Blackview R6 has a very specific market: folks outside the US who need the cheapest quality phone available. If you’re in the US, the lack of 4G LTE is a real dealbreaker. But if you’re outside the U.S., the R6 offers some really great specs at a low price. It feels and looks higher end than it is — for the most part.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

67% Blackview R6
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%



The Blackview R6 is a dual SIM dual standby smartphone with a slightly high-performance hardware. It features a MTK6737 quad core processor, a Mali-T720 graphic processing unit, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The smartphone also offers storage expansion up to 32 GB via memory card, making it a smartphone capable of running smooth and fast with storage for multiple apps, pictures, songs and videos with ease. As for design, the Blackview R6 features a shining full metal frame, which makes it shining and cool in appearance. The external metal frame uses a high-quality metal with precise CNC shaping technology to ensure that the metal frame is curved at the same angle. On the front, the Blackview R6 has a 5.5-inch Full HD touchscreen display, which is capable of showing gorgeous colors and rich image details. The screen has the popular 2.5D arc screen design which makes the smartphone looking more stylish and appealing. The arc screen design brings a rounded edges design for the smartphone and is comfortable to be held in hand.

The Blackview R6 adopts a 13.0 MP rear camera with f/1.2 big aperture with good light sensitivity and low noise level. It can easily deal with changing scenes to record exciting experiences and moments. The Blackview R6 camera supports intelligent Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology, which can greatly improve the image quality in low-light condition. Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology also ensures clear video captures by reducing unstable frames in video mode. Besides Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology, the Blackview R6 also features two-tone LED flash, which contributes a lot to the performance of the camera with improved image quality in terms of brightness. The Blackview R6's 5.0 MP front camera captures clear pictures for both selfies or video calls. Unlocking the screen is also convenient and simple with gesture function where you can use gesture to swipe on the screen to unlock without using unlock button. For better security feature, the Blackview R6 also features touch type fingerprint recognition with a rounded sensor on the back cover. The rounded sensor allows the fingerprint scanner to scan fingers perfectly since fingers are rounded. It is a combination of convenience and safety for securing the smartphone. With a large 3000 mAh battery with high density, the phone offers a long standby time of up to three days. Furthermore, it has power guard technology with strictly controls abnormal power consumption and helps to find the application that uses power extensively. It is an effort to make the Blackview R6 more power-efficient. For wireless connectivity, the Blackview R6 features WiFi 802.11 a/n/b/g and Bluetooth 4.0. Input and output interfaces include two micro SIM card slots, a 3.5 mm audio out port, a micro USB slot and a microSD card slot. It is a good device which features slightly better hardware configuration compared to most mid-range devices but with a similar price.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

MT6737T: ARM-based quad-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 1.5 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.198 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


This brand from the Blackview International Group was created in Hong Kong in 2013. Smartphones are the focus of marketing.

However, there are only few reviews and the market shares are very low (2016).

68.1%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-01-25)