carpad f7 5.3 inch phone rear

$200 isn’t a huge amount of money when looking to buy an off contract phone, but if you are willing to take the plunge and buy a Chinese phone, you could take home this 5.3-inch, dual-core device from Carpad.

At first glance, the Carpad looks a lot like the various Samsung Galaxy S3 clones which are making the rounds, but once in your hands and confronted with the screen you’ll quickly realize this is a much larger beast! Measuring in at 149mm x 77mm and with a thickness if 9.7mm, the F7 isn’t the largest phone on the market, but it could well be the largest at this price!

Obviously the main selling points for the F7 are it’s price and screen size, but Carpad have also managed to bundle in a few other nice features including a dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM and 8 mega-pixel rear camera with LED flash.

As for the screen, it isn’t the highest resolution display on the planet at 960 x 540, but when compared to phone of a similar price and specifications it begins to look pretty respectable. The rest of the hardware includes a 2500mAh battery, dual-sim standby, GPS, Wifi and Bluetooth.

carpad f7 5.3 inch phone front

The Carpad F7 will go on sale later this month at just over $200 (1299 Yuan) and will be available in the choice of either “Piano White” or “Marine Blue”.