Benco V80s is a privacy-focused phone with no cameras or GPS



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  • 3Z5

If they, now, published gsm communications, it would be a nice “little” tablet for children.


Simply removing the camera and GPS won’t make it more private if Google Mobile Services is installed. If they really want to focus on privacy, do what GrapheneOS and CalyxOS did. Better yet, ditch Android altogether and go for Linux.


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Lucifer, January 12, 2022Their main client seems to be terrorists and spies so they can’t be… morelols as long as there is navigation and if it uses GMS and apps can still be tracked via 4g mobile towers or wifi point


That notch and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner really ruin the aesthetics of this phone. I know it’s not meant to be a trendy piece but I’ve always hated rear mounted fingerprint scanners because you have a hole on your case for dirt and dust to enter.


Anonymous, Jan 12, 2022This guy, Demongonort, will buy them all. He hates the selfie camera and wishes it were gone.Well, selfie is funny, good for having naked chat with girlfriend on VOLte or more.


Oh that must be the joke of the week thank you GSM for making me laugh today, Benco seriously?

Just some generic trash like Nokia produces even left the teardrop notch as it’s just a regurgitated chassis.


Their main client seems to be terrorists and spies so they can’t be tracked by police and people and they don’t need to take pictures


This means that the phone runs on official Android, in which case it is literally a spy device that can collect everything EXCEPT video and location.

iOS and Android are private from other people, but never from Google, Apple or their government. But most people are okay with that.


Benco V80s is a privacy-focused phone with no cameras or GPS
It still sports a teardrop notch for some reason. “

In addition to comments from others, I consider the following reasons for the notch:

Helps you find the top of the phone.
Can be used for proximity and ambient light sensor, if camera space is empty.
Split the notification bar into two sides, which might look somewhat neat.
Waterdrop Notch is better than Punch Hole, because it’s not like a dead pixel (horror),
The punch hole might look fancy at first glance (depends on what the screen is showing), but I prefer the black of the top of the front camera. the dead pixel is more annoying. way more than any notch, I’m not sure but maybe even more than a long notch.
I need to test phones with different front camera positions (bezel, notch, teardrop, hole-punch, pop-up, etc.).
The notch is soothing when working with a phone (except in horizontal mode and/or full screen mode). I feel like rounded corners with the bezel are not good, I don’t know Sony phones bezels that don’t have rounded corners, it’s probably like 16:9 phones which were ok and even better [without considering 21:9 aspect ratio].
The 16:9 phone is good, but a phone around 20:9 is better with a notch because you have more screen instead of thick bezels (some may prefer the aspect ratio/style/ screen real estate of older phones).

But when you rotate the phone you can find the notch so bad i mean in full screen mode the upper black part which is tangential to the camera like the punch hole but can look a bit better that notch, I don’t know, I should test (more),
The problem is that when this happens you will have rounded corners on the bottom while solid (no cutout) corners on the top. [=Asymmetry],
* In my case, Around the phone, the glass protection of the phone is black, so I couldn’t test the notch experience well.

I instinctively know the notch well when I look at the top of the phone in standing mode,
To say what’s better/best, Although we don’t have much choice these days,
I should try phones with different camera replacements: notch, hole and ones without a cutout, since it also depends on the type of use.

Anyway, I want to hear your opinion on mine and why another option is better.

PS: The notch is good, In this text, Notch is a notch most of the time, and not a long notch, except when I wrote the notch next to the water drop.

PS 2: A cutout for a single camera also has the advantage of easily finding the camera during a selfie or a video call.

PS 3: The punch in the left corner is not symmetrical but probably better for games.

PS 4: Each type of cutout is bad for gaming and also bad for watching videos. Without black space, you lose some of your content.

I’m interested to know why LG only used the notch in their flagships.

Please read the comment posted by someone else, which may satisfy you:

The punch holes look absolutely atrocious. Nothing is more aesthetically disturbing than a hole…


I can’t remember his name, but this guy who keeps hating selfie cams, here’s your phone! 🤣


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  • JY{

The next generation will be without Wi-Fi?


Pleasant. More variety and diversity. Benco here hears the cries of a particular user who wants models without a selfie camera. Which is very good, by the way.

Well, Benco went even further; answered your future call by removing both the selfie and the back, as well as the GPS, for better privacy.



  • Anonymous
  • YUU

Notch? I guess it’s for the proximity sensor and privacy?? LoL, as long as the phone is running Android. There is no privacy 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️


It’s one silly decision after another. I can’t wait to see what security patch is included. From the same guys who claim “the latest” Android 11, leave a dent in the screen despite having no front camera, and chose a largely unverified Unisoc for their “security-focused phone”, I wouldn’t hold back not my breath…

There’s a lot to laugh about this phone, but other reviews have already pointed that out. From the fact that a microphone is much more powerful than a camera because it’s omnidirectional while the camera only captures what’s in front of it, to the fact that there are other ways to track you that don’t require GPS but are just as effective, such as WiFi surveying and ultrasonic beaconing for private parties, cellular mapping for state-sponsored parties, and icing on the cake: vanilla Android and the myriad of tags it does to Google (default).


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  • FC6

CptPower, Jan 12, 2022I wonder how many will sell and how many people will buy. This is the weirdest of so weird… moreThis guy, Demongonort, will buy them all. He hates the selfie camera and wishes it were gone.


rizki1, Jan 12, 2022thank you Benco you made me laugh today. Me too. So why use the waterdrop display if there’s no selfie camera at all? Since when did the camera become a privacy issue? Is this phone designed for President and King/Queen?


I wonder how many will sell and how many people will buy.
This is the weirdest of weird lines since xelibri.


If there is no front cam they could have removed the notch and made a good one
I would have brought it to watch videos


KondriX, January 12, 2022Or you can enable airplane mode to be offline, or maybe stop using a phone if you’re… moreExcept that turning in airplane mode is useless

The phone will always send WiFi pulses

Android has built anti-privacy features into the operating system itself

People really don’t understand how nearly impossible privacy is these days.


  • Anonymous
  • rJX

It would be cool if they used a punch-hole screen and instead of the camera a key fob in the screen hole


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