Almost all the modern day smartphone brands are coming up with lightweight body and bezel-less screens. These striking new features are attracting buyers but they come at the cost of durability of a smartphone. In fact, they are very sensitive to use especially in tough conditions. You need to be extra cautious while using smartphones with these latest features. If you are looking for a rugged smartphone that can work in extreme harsh conditions, you must take a look at Blackview BV 8000. The best part is that this smartphone is certified as IP68, a proof of its water resistance. It comes with a dependable bezel around the screen to make sure that the phone is resistant to dust and shock. Although it is a Chinese gadget but most smartphone analysts consider it as a solid phone with an excellent camera, long battery life, and powerful processor. Here is a compact and helpful review of the features of Blackview BV8000, adjudged the best rugged phone of the year.
Specifications of Blackview BV800 Pro
|OS System||Android 7.0|
|CPU||MTK6757V 64-bit Octa-core|
|GPU||ARM Mali-880-MP2 900M|
|Storage capacity||64GB EMMC|
|Screen Size||5.0 Inches|
|SIM Cards||Dual SIM (Micro)|
|Battery||4180 mAh Lithium-Polymer|
|Weight||243 g (0.54 pounds)|
|Price||Check latest Price|
Design & Build
Most of the rugged phones that other brands are offering fail when it comes to the visual appeal of the phone. Blackview has a unique design with curved corners and the whole body is made from an ultra-durable raw material that can withstand heavy pressure and impact. The whole design is waterproof with the provision of USB and ear plugs. The screen size is 5 Inches and the overall size of this tough beast is 6.15 Inches Length x 3.11 Inches Width x 0.5 Inches thickness.
The back camera is perfectly placed on the metallic base with a black body finish all around. This metallic flap also acts as a covering for SIM and MicroSD card. The screws of this flap are visible on the backside. The screw driver is included in the box to open this flap. This sturdy phone is no doubt feels heavy in hand but provides a firm grip for better handling. The phone does not get apart after falling from a 2 meters distance.The fingerprint scanner is also placed ergonomically on the side of the phone for easy scanning.
The full HD 5 Inches screen is powered by an IPS panel which ensures wider viewing angles and low battery consumption. For optimum visibility, the screen offers a high resolution of 1920×1080 pixels with a conventional aspect ratio of 16:9. With a pixel density of 441 PPI, you can enjoy games and other media files in rich and crisp colors. Blackview BV8000 Pro comes with a brightness level of 414 cd/m (2) which is sufficient, if not great for both indoor and outdoor viewing. Overall an acceptable display for adventurers and travelers.
With an Octa Core CPU and Helio P25 chipset, you can enjoy heavy-duty apps and games without any lag. This outdoor smartphone is equipped with a powerful ARM Mali-880-MP2 900M GPU (graphics Processing Unit). The 6GB DDR4 RAM ensures the mobile operation at high speed and works on multiple tasks at the same time. The storage is taken care by 64 GB eMMC (flash memory), which you can extend by buying an external TF card.
If we look at the ports and connections in this BV8000, it has only one USB Type C port for both charging and data transfer tasks. You can also connect other devices to this port since it supports OTG (on-the-go) feature. One more thing that needs a mention here is that you can only use the USB cable that is provided along with the phone since the port is provided deep inside the phone. The other buttons on the Blackview include volume up-down keys on the top left and a customizable button on the lower end. On the right side, there is a power button on the top, fingerprint scanner in the center and camera button on the lower end.
Images Credit: blackview.hk
Blackview BV8000 comes with a 16 MP camera at the rear and an 8 MP camera on the front for selfies. The phone uses Samsung’s S5K4H8 technology that offers a large aperture of F2.0 for capturing wider angles. The rear 16Mega Pixel camera uses 5 pcs of HD lens to capture vivid and true images. The fast focus of 0.1S technology makes sure that the shooting is captured in quick time. You might find hard time focusing far away objects and the selfie camera results are also moderate in quality. Overall the color reproduction is acceptable even in dark areas.
The phone is loaded with Android 7.0 and Blackview sends regular updates to fix any bugs or any newly released software patches. The phone comes with a professional dual grade GPS system to help civil engineers, miners or other professionals working in extreme conditions. Among the basic apps available on-screen, the phone also offers an outdoor toolbox that consists of some vital tools like barometer (for measuring height), Bubble level, Protractor, magnifier, Pedometer, sound meter and much more.
Apart from having a rugged body, this phone also comes with a sturdy battery of 4180 mAh ratings. Keeping in mind the need for a longer battery life in harsh environments, this Chinese manufacturer has rightly taken care of battery woes.
The Phone comes with a number of accessories. Most of the accessories are designed according to IP68 specifications. The BV8000 accessories include
- Screen Protector
- USB Type C cable
- OTG Cable
- Screwdriver cum ejector tool
- Power Adaptor
There is no competition to Blackview BV8000 when it comes to performance. Equipped with a powerful processor, rugged body, and all weather design, this phone has already been appreciated by its users who are able to use it efficiently in toughest conditions. Although the phone is compatible with SIMs across most of the regions, you must check the manual before ordering it.