Blackview BV8000 Pro
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Blackview BV8000 Pro
Outdoor heavyweight. With the BV8000 Pro, Blackview brings an update to its outdoor smartphone series that is the successor to the BV7000. The features are remarkable: 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, Full HD display, and a 16 Megapixel camera. In addition, it is IP-68 certified and has a fingerprint sensor and some other sensors that might be helpful in an outdoor smartphone.
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Of course, you should be treating everything you own with a reasonable amount of care, but sometimes accidents just happen. Maybe you’re prone to dropping your phone in the toilet, or maybe you work outdoors in the rain a lot. Maybe you’re just really clumsy. Either way, a rugged phone might be for you, and right now, the Blackview BV8000 Pro is a great choice at a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
While the design of the BV8000 Pro might not appeal to everyone, it should rank high on your list if you’re looking for a ruggedised phone with high-end features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
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Positive: Nice display; good hardware; decent main camera; VR ready; fast fingerprint sensor; support NFC.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2017
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
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Positive: Solid workmanship; good hardware; support waterproof; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/15/2017
Model: If you are the kind of phone user who can’t avoid dropping your phone once in a while this Chinese manufacturer may have an answer for you in the Blackview BV8000 Pro. While phones these days are getting slimmer than slim they aren’t getting any tougher like the bygone era of your mother's Nokia 3310, which is still the running gag among users who remembers it even in 2017. The Blackview BV8000 Pro was originally unveiled at the MWC 2017. Let's take a look at what the phone offers. The first thing to note here is this phone is IP68 rated which means it is both dust and water resistant up to a depth of 1.5 m for 30 minutes. While it has the said rating this device doesn’t have any protective covers for its connectors. This is a little awkward although Blackview has made sure the connectors themselves are impermeable. In terms of chassis material and construction the Blackview BV8000 Pro is made out of a mixture of some rubber dampeners and plastic, no metal chassis here. Depending on your take, this is either disappointing or a smart move, although it is understandable as metal chassis tend to dent. Overall, the rigidity is as advertised with no noticeable flex. Hardware-wise the Blackview BV8000 Pro is powered by a Mediatek Helio P20 MT6757 chip, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage with expandability via the microSD slot. The Blackview BV8000 Pro is also equipped with a Sharp IGZO FHD screen, which has excellent color reproduction and is also quite reasonably bright even when used outdoors under sunlight. Adding to its rugged theme the panel is also protected with Corning’s Gorilla glass 3.
As with most smartphones these days the Blackview BV8000 Pro is also equipped with a fingerprint reader which is located on the back of the chassis. Moving along to software the Blackview BV8000 Pro is pre-installed with Android 7 Nougat with unusual software such as an Earthquake Warning System, Sound Meter and a Heart Rate app. This might prove useful and isn’t the usual bloatware users have come to expect of most android devices. Fortunately, as bloatware is kept at a minimum. In terms of performance everything ran smoothly as expected. However, the performance is somewhat mildly disappointing when compared to competitors. Lastly the Blackview BV8000 Pro is equipped with a 4180 mAh battery which should keep this device satiated in its power needs. Normal usage shows that the phone tops out at 27 hours on a single charge while on 3G, which is about on par or even slightly better than most smartphones out there. Being a rugged phone, the Blackview BV8000 Pro might suit professionals at a relatively affordable price. However, when compared to its predecessor it seems that it is less balanced this time around.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
ARM Mali-T880 MP2: Mobile graphics solution for tablets and smartphones, which can be found in ARM SoCs (for mostly Android based devices). The Mali-T880 can be built with 1 to 16 clusters, where the MP2 version features 2 clusters/cores.
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Helio P20 MT6757: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2.3 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.6 LTE modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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This brand from the Blackview International Group was created in Hong Kong in 2013. Smartphones are the focus of marketing.
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