Ratio is a launcher and our way of bringing our custom BllocOS to other Android phones.
At the moment it is still in beta and the program is open for certain OnePlus, Pixel, Samsung and Xiaomi models (full list here). We will also expand to other Android models so please keep an eye on this list.
Please register your interest and phone model on blloc.com and further details will be provided via email. Due to very high demand, there is a wait for an invite to the beta program, but we'll be in touch as soon as possible.
At the moment Ratio is still in beta and we're supporting certain OnePlus, Pixel, Samsung and Xiaomi models (full list here). Once we expand to other models, we'll update this list so please keep an eye on it.
Please select ‘other’ and choose from the new drop-down menu. If your phone is still not listed, please scroll to the very bottom, select ‘My android is not on the list’, and enter your model.
Invite codes are being sent out in batches so we can best support all new users. At the moment it is still in beta and the program is open for certain OnePlus, Pixel, Samsung and Xiaomi models (full list here) We will also expand to other Android models so please keep an eye on this list.
Please know that we will send you an invite ASAP, but due to extremely high demand there is a wait. Thank you so much for your patience. We really appreciate it and we’re excited to share Ratio with you soon.
A separate invitation will have been sent so please be sure to also check your other email folders. The email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org
No. None of your personal data is collected or stored from your Z18, Ratio, or BllocDesk back to Blloc. We value privacy and believe that all your personal data belongs to you.
No, none of our products rely on Google services to work.
Yes, for the Z18 and Ratio Beta we’re using Mixpanel to anonymously analyse basic usage events. This is to help us build a better product.
Events do not contain any personal data, are encrypted via https, and cannot be attributed or traced back to any individual. For example, we analyse the number of active users, crashes and errors on a particular day.
►As the Z18 is rooted and delivered free of Google services, system root access is required. Only Blloc apps will root access. All other permissions are shown to you during setup, and you can decline or revoke them at any time. Just to BllocMode > Blloc Settings > General > Permissions Manager (coming in v3.2.3).
►Ratio will only ask you for the permissions it crucially needs to function as your home launcher. Ratio Pro and Ratio Light require a different set of permissions, and you will be shown what each one does during installation, which you can decline or revoke if you wish. Just to Ratio Settings > General > Permissions Manager.
►BllocDesk requires access to your computer disk for installation, and WiFi for pairing with your Z18 or device with Ratio Pro.
As an independent company, we simply decided to first launch Ratio beta on our own. Our early beta versions also came with system permissions that Google typically does not allow for launchers.
Since then, we have developed Ratio Light and we are actively taking steps to bring this version to the Google Play store.
You can check out which countries we ship to here. We started shipping within Germany, and then expanded to select EU countries that are logistically simple for us to serve. As a small team, we want to offer great customer support and service.
Our warehouse and delivery partners have implemented safety measures and are working as normal. Please expect to receive your phone or case within 4-6 working days, however due to strict border controls across Europe, delivery to some countries may take a day or two longer.
Although border restrictions within Europe do not apply to the movement of goods, delays may occur due to general checks. In some local regions there might be local delivery exceptions. All delivery options will be shown to you in your tracking and notifications.
We work with several delivery partners, and if your order is shipped with DPD, please note the following updates:
►All Countries - From March 21st, Saturday delivery is suspended until further notice
►Most DPD collection points closed throughout Europe are now reopening with the relaxation of lockdown measures. All delivery options will be shown to you in your tracking and notifications.
If delivery cannot be made, your order will be returned to sender. If this is the case, please contact us at email@example.com or chat to us on Intercom.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or chat to us on Intercom.
Orders are normally processed very quickly, so we may not be able to correct mistakes or cancel them. We’re all human so if this happens, please chat to us on Intercom or send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
If the Z18 isn’t quite right for you, you’re welcome to send it back within 14 days of delivery. We understand that there are lockdowns and we want you to be safe first. Of course, if you’re not able to make your return within 14 days, then just let us know. You can drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us, so we can give you the return instructions. At this time, we’re unable to offer pre-paid return labels.
If your return period includes public holidays, please don’t count them.
To claim your replacement, please email us at email@example.com or chat with us on Intercom so we can confirm your insurance status, and give you the return instructions.
We tested the phone in all of our EU shipping countries. For other countries we pulled sources from the internet to this page, where you can find an approximate answer about supported networks.
This page has been compiled to the best of our knowledge, and we recommend that you check Blloc's Band information against your preferred network(s).
We’re not shipping to the US due to the complexities in shipping and network coverage.
Our phone is GSM based so it doesn’t support CDMA carriers as they require different hardware. You won’t be able to use it at 4G, but you will be able to use it up to 3G.
For the moment, we are only able to ship to select countries within Europe.As much as we'd love to help you get your hands on the Z18, neither we nor you know how much you'll end up paying in customs fees, added VAT, import tax etc. Things can also get complicated with warranty, returns and insurance.
If you are a distributor or think you can help us with ideas to expand, we'd like to hear from you. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blloc OS updates are planned to run until December 2021, and security updates will run until December 2022.
No. Studies have shown that lesser usage of color helps focus and minimise distraction and addiction. That’s why we designed our operating system with focus and agility at its core. However the screen is capable of the full color spectrum, and content or apps that are not designed by us will be presented in full colour.
Yes, it has a dual sim port. The second slot is also a microSD slot that can be used to expand storage by another 64GB. You can therefore have either 2 SIM cards, or 1 SIM card and 1 microSD card.
H147.8 x W72.5 x D7.7mm, and weighs 173g.
It's 5.88'' FHD+ at 2280x1080 pixels.
Chipset - Helio P23
Processor - 2.0GHz octa-core
Ram Memory - 4GB
Storage Memory - 64GB
Battery - 3000mAhSIM
Dual active Nano SIMs
Display - 5.8" FHD
Charging - USB-C, fast charging
GNSS - Beidou, Galileo, Glonass, GPS
Back camera - Single Sony IMX258, 13MP
Front camera - Single 8MP
Audio Output - 3.5mm Jack