The S700 is the newest smartphone MStar of Hong Kong is rolling out to compete with popular midrange smartphones like the Moto G (2014), Lenovo K3 Note and Lumia 640.

The MStar S700 does not look like a premium device, but the metal frame on all sides and its simple finish are attractive. The thickness of the device is 8.8 mm and it weighs 173 grams.

The front is made of glass and it does not feature any physical button. The capacitative buttons are not backlit but they are easily visible because of the glossy silver finish.

The MStar S700 is a phablet that comes with a huge IPS OGS display of 5.5 inches. It supports a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and offers good viewing angles.

Under the hood of the MStar S700 lies a MediaTek chipset, MTK6752, that houses a 64-bit octa-core processor and Mali-T760 graphics. The handset is able to deliver lag-free performance as the SoC is accompanied by 2 GB of RAM.

The native storage available on the device is 16 GB. Even though Gear Best does not mention the external storage capacity of the device, it supports up to 32 GB of microSD, reports Tech Radar. It comes preinstalled with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.

On the rear, the device houses a slightly protruding camera of 13 MP enabled with LED flash. The selfie camera on the MStar S700 is of 5 MP. Even though it is slow at focusing on the subject, it manages to shoot decent pictures, reports Giz China.

The MStar S700 is dual-SIM device and it supports 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, USB OTG and v4.0 Bluetooth connectivity. It also comes equipped with various sensors for ambience, gravity, proximity and gesture. The device promises robust security as it features a fingerprint scanner at the rear side under the camera. MStar S700 comes with a massive battery of 3,000 mAh.

Even though the MStar S700 is made in China product, it is available for purchase for customers all over the world. Users can visit Gear Best to get the unlocked MStar S700. But before purchasing, users are advised to check whether the network frequency support available on the device is compatible with network service provided by their local carriers.

The MStar S700 is priced at $164.70 on Gear Best. The handset is also available through other retailers like Tiny Deal, Geek Buying and Coolicool, but Gear Best is offering an irresistible price. With the coupon code of MXGB, users can get the device for only $126.87. Moreover, the retailer is offering free shipping service. Readers can learn more information on MStar by visiting its official website.