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Blackview BV9100 Review - Huge smartphone with 13,000 mAh battery

Daniel Schmidt, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 12/11/2019

Monumental. With the BV9100, Blackview has a smartphone in its portfolio that wants to score with its durability and a large rechargeable battery. You can read in our test whether this succeeds.

Blackview BV9100 (BV Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.3 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive touch screen, 5 multitouch points, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, , 55.6 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB (FAT, FAT32), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: Gyro, position, ambient light and proximity sensor, digital compass, OTG, UKW-Radio
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1.800 und 1.900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1.700, 1.900 und 2.100 MHz), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 40 und 66), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.45 x 171.28 x 80.2 ( = 0.77 x 6.74 x 3.16 in)
Battery
13000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix (f/2.0, IMX298) + 0.3 MPix (f/2.0, GC0310), Camera2-API-Level: Full
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (f/2.0, S5K3P9)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, Power supply, USB cable, SIM tool, headset, screen protector, short manual, 12 Months Warranty, Head SAR: 0.461 W/kg, body SAR: 0.959 W/kg, single-band GNSS: GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, IRNSS, SBAS, fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
408 g ( = 14.39 oz / 0.9 pounds), Power Supply: 129 g ( = 4.55 oz / 0.28 pounds)
Price
270 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Units

BewertungRating VersionDatumModellGewichtLaufwerkGroesseAufloesungPreis ab
74%712/2019Blackview BV9100
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320
408 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.3"2340x1080
79%702/2019Motorola Moto G7 Power
632, Adreno 506
193 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.2"1570x720
79%601/2019Ulefone Armor 3T
Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2
374 g64 GB eMMC Flash5.7"2160x1080
76%711/2019Gigaset GX290
Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2
279 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.1"1560x720

Case, Equipment and Operation

The Blackview BV9100 is a heavy and massive clopper that is also extremely durable. The smartphone can withstand falls from 1.5 metres and is IP68/IP69K protected against dust and water ingress, including hot water under high pressure. It has also passed unspecified tests according to MIL-STD-810G. The workmanship is solid and gives no cause for criticism. 

The USB 2.0 port has the Type C design and can handle OTG. The memory is expandable via microSD card, but the exFAT file system is not supported. There is no audio jack, instead the included headset can be connected directly via the USB-C port, which is protected by a cover. The connected headphones also serve as an antenna for the integrated FM radio receiver. 

The operating system used is Android 9.0 Pie, which has the security patches of August 5, 2019 at the time of testing and is not particularly up-to-date. With regular updates from the manufacturer should not be planned here anyway. 

The connection options include LTE, for which the manufacturer does not specify the maximum transfer rates, but due to the SoC used, LTE Cat. 7 is possible at best, but the frequency coverage is good. There is also a fast dual-band WLAN, which shows slight fluctuations when sending data. However, these should not be noticeable in everyday life. NFC and Bluetooth 5.0 complete the equipment. 

Handling the BV9100 is a bit difficult, as the device becomes quite heavy in the long run and the thick frames make it difficult to operate the rugged smartphone with one hand. The fingerprint sensor is inconspicuously integrated in the right frame and does its job properly. 2D face recognition is also offered. 

Size Comparison

171.28 mm / 6.74 inch 80.2 mm / 3.16 inch 19.45 mm / 0.766 inch 408 g0.899 lbs165 mm / 6.5 inch 80 mm / 3.15 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 374 g0.825 lbs162.4 mm / 6.39 inch 79 mm / 3.11 inch 15.3 mm / 0.602 inch 279 g0.615 lbs149.4 mm / 5.88 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Blackview BV9100
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
354 (min: 341, max: 364) MBit/s ∼100%
Gigaset GX290
802.11a/b/g/n
110 (min: 95, max: 119) MBit/s ∼31% -69%
Ulefone Armor 3T
802.11a/b/g/n
94.7 (min: 85, max: 96) MBit/s ∼27% -73%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
802.11 b/g/n
49.4 (min: 35, max: 53) MBit/s ∼14% -86%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Blackview BV9100
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
292 (min: 238, max: 329) MBit/s ∼100%
Gigaset GX290
802.11a/b/g/n
109 (min: 87, max: 114) MBit/s ∼37% -63%
Ulefone Armor 3T
802.11a/b/g/n
99 (min: 30, max: 125) MBit/s ∼34% -66%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
802.11 b/g/n
52.8 (min: 27, max: 58) MBit/s ∼18% -82%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø352 (341-364)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø292 (238-329)

Cameras - Blackview with weak dual camera

On the front there is a 16-MP camera, which takes good pictures in good lighting conditions. At its full magnification, however, these appear surprisingly undetailed, but for social media and Co. the performance is more than sufficient. 

The second lens of the dual camera on the back only collects depth information, there is no telephoto or ultra wide angle lens. The shots are not completely convincing even in daylight, because the optics don't manage to make a clean white balance in every situation. The details appear partially blurred at full magnification. In difficult lighting situations, the dual LED should always be used. 

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
ColorChecker Photo
29.6 ∆E
54.9 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
44.3 ∆E
29 ∆E
64.9 ∆E
63.9 ∆E
32.6 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
76.6 ∆E
45.1 ∆E
42 ∆E
94.3 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview BV9100: 47.2 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 94.33 ∆E
ColorChecker Photo
18.7 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
7 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview BV9100: 12.64 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 20.27 ∆E
Testchart @ 2.500 Lux
Testchart @ 1 Lux
Selfie with BV9100

Display - BV9100 reveals weaknesses in APL test

Sub-pixel array

The Blackview BV9100's 6.3-inch IPS display is quite bright during full-surface measurement and above all has a good black level, which results in a strong contrast ratio. However, if we repeat the measurement with an even distribution of light and dark areas, the luminosity in the center of the screen drops to 337 cd/m² and the black level rises to 0.41 cd/m², resulting in a weaker contrast ratio (822:1). In everyday life, however, this subjectively leaves a good impression. Outside, the panel reaches its limits on sunny days. Especially with regard to the outdoor characteristics, we would have liked a slightly higher maximum brightness. 

414
cd/m²
437
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
422
cd/m²
448
cd/m²
437
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
436
cd/m²
438
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 448 cd/m² Average: 432 cd/m² Minimum: 16.28 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 448 cd/m²
Contrast: 1318:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.7 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 8.7 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.15
Blackview BV9100
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Motorola Moto G7 Power
IPS, 1570x720, 6.2
Ulefone Armor 3T
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.7
Gigaset GX290
IPS, 1560x720, 6.1
Response Times
21%
-25%
46%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
57.6 (26.8, 30.8)
56 (27, 29)
3%
74.8 (36.8, 38)
-30%
34.4 (7.6, 26.8)
40%
Response Time Black / White *
36 (16.4, 19.6)
22 (7, 15)
39%
43.2 (23.6, 19.6)
-20%
17.6 (5.2, 12.4)
51%
PWM Frequency
555.6 (15)
Screen
23%
7%
-5%
Brightness middle
448
608
36%
414
-8%
635
42%
Brightness
432
585
35%
425
-2%
615
42%
Brightness Distribution
92
92
0%
89
-3%
91
-1%
Black Level *
0.34
0.36
-6%
0.27
21%
0.39
-15%
Contrast
1318
1689
28%
1533
16%
1628
24%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.7
5.08
24%
6
10%
10.5
-57%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
12.9
8.74
32%
13.1
-2%
17.9
-39%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.7
5.9
32%
6.8
22%
11.8
-36%
Gamma
2.15 102%
2.219 99%
2.41 91%
1.86 118%
CCT
8026 81%
7772 84%
8157 80%
9570 68%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
22% / 22%
-9% / 0%
21% / 5%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.4 ms rise
↘ 19.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 91 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
57.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26.8 ms rise
↘ 30.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 93 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 13539 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.


Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB)
Viewing angles
BV9100 in cloudy weather

Performance, Emissions and Battery Life

Pink Noise Curves

The BV9100 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35, which is sorted into the lower mid-range and supported by 4 GB RAM. The SoC provides fast system performance, but the integrated GPU is only sufficient for the needs of casual gamers. The surface temperatures remain very low even under load.

The integrated eMMC memory is fast enough and the microSD slot works comparatively fast, although the possibilities of our reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 are not exhausted. 

The loudspeaker on the chin side delivers very dominant highs and sounds very unbalanced, but can become very loud. The included USB-C headset fits well into the auricle and provides good sound reproduction, but even here the sound shows little depth. 

The showpiece of the Blackview BV9100 is the 13,000 mAh battery. The smartphone can withstand a smooth 2,000 minutes in our WLAN test, which is almost one and a half days of continuous use. A great value, but unfortunately it doesn't speak for good efficiency due to the huge battery. 

Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
915 Points ∼49%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
807 Points ∼43% -12%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (915 - 1031, n=3)
983 Points ∼53% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (807 - 3575, n=60)
1865 Points ∼100% +104%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
176 Points ∼33%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
159 Points ∼30% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (165 - 176, n=3)
171 Points ∼32% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (150 - 1344, n=60)
531 Points ∼100% +202%
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5290 Points ∼87%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6076 Points ∼100% +15%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4992 Points ∼82% -6%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
5133 Points ∼84% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (3936 - 5794, n=6)
5159 Points ∼85% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11690, n=418)
5408 Points ∼89% +2%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1202 Points ∼53%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2260 Points ∼100% +88%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1928 Points ∼85% +60%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1536 Points ∼68% +28%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (1021 - 1221, n=6)
1151 Points ∼51% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5576, n=424)
2004 Points ∼89% +67%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
464 Points ∼26%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
423 Points ∼24% -9%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
419 Points ∼23% -10%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
430 Points ∼24% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (432 - 489, n=6)
463 Points ∼26% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=424)
1798 Points ∼100% +288%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
537 Points ∼32%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
516 Points ∼31% -4%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
507 Points ∼30% -6%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
512 Points ∼31% -5%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (496 - 564, n=6)
534 Points ∼32% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=425)
1675 Points ∼100% +212%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1201 Points ∼63%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1906 Points ∼100% +59%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1571 Points ∼82% +31%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (961 - 1213, n=6)
1132 Points ∼59% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5133, n=454)
1914 Points ∼100% +59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
759 Points ∼32%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
654 Points ∼27% -14%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
636 Points ∼26% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (695 - 817, n=6)
760 Points ∼32% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=454)
2402 Points ∼100% +216%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
827 Points ∼41%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
766 Points ∼38% -7%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
733 Points ∼36% -11%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (741 - 881, n=6)
820 Points ∼40% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=454)
2027 Points ∼100% +145%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1117 Points ∼49%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2260 Points ∼100% +102%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1820 Points ∼81% +63%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1489 Points ∼66% +33%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (435 - 1183, n=6)
1006 Points ∼45% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 4909, n=504)
1911 Points ∼85% +71%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
410 Points ∼27%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
423 Points ∼28% +3%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
399 Points ∼27% -3%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
445 Points ∼30% +9%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (223 - 508, n=6)
406 Points ∼27% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=504)
1496 Points ∼100% +265%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
477 Points ∼33%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
516 Points ∼36% +8%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
483 Points ∼33% +1%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
527 Points ∼37% +10%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (270 - 512, n=6)
426 Points ∼30% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=505)
1443 Points ∼100% +203%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1118 Points ∼48%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2309 Points ∼100% +107%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1804 Points ∼78% +61%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1483 Points ∼64% +33%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (997 - 1177, n=6)
1100 Points ∼48% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4900, n=546)
1778 Points ∼77% +59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
654 Points ∼33%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
799 Points ∼41% +22%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
626 Points ∼32% -4%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
633 Points ∼32% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (403 - 736, n=6)
602 Points ∼31% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=545)
1968 Points ∼100% +201%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
720 Points ∼42%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
935 Points ∼55% +30%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
732 Points ∼43% +2%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
725 Points ∼43% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (465 - 802, n=6)
667 Points ∼39% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8338, n=548)
1705 Points ∼100% +137%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
17147 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
16162 Points ∼94% -6%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
12156 Points ∼71% -29%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
12304 Points ∼72% -28%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (10689 - 17468, n=5)
15802 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=704)
14394 Points ∼84% -16%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
11243 Points ∼50%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
14526 Points ∼64% +29%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
12146 Points ∼54% +8%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
10913 Points ∼48% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (7061 - 12205, n=5)
10786 Points ∼48% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=702)
22535 Points ∼100% +100%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9100
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
12175 Points ∼67%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
14860 Points ∼82% +22%
Ulefone Armor 3T
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
12148 Points ∼67% 0%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
11194 Points ∼61% -8%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (7637 - 13081, n=5)
11604 Points ∼64% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=702)
18223 Points ∼100% +50%
Blackview BV9100Motorola Moto G7 PowerUlefone Armor 3TGigaset GX290Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
99%
37%
-14%
29%
10%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
60.66 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65.45 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
73.88 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
22%
74.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
22%
57.8 (11.2 - 74.7, n=109)
-5%
49.9 (1.7 - 87.1, n=452)
-18%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
81.92 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
86.73 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
81.32 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
81.05 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
76.8 (21.1 - 87.2, n=109)
-6%
68.1 (8.1 - 96.5, n=452)
-17%
Random Write 4KB
14.61
72
393%
20.93
43%
10.95
-25%
25.1 (3.4 - 125, n=124)
72%
24 (0.14 - 259, n=781)
64%
Random Read 4KB
37.23
67.5
81%
58.61
57%
33.33
-10%
55.7 (11.4 - 149, n=124)
50%
49.4 (1.59 - 226, n=781)
33%
Sequential Write 256KB
106.23
215.21
103%
210.61
98%
33.77
-68%
172 (40 - 254, n=124)
62%
101 (2.99 - 590, n=781)
-5%
Sequential Read 256KB
279.67
292.44
5%
283.91
2%
275.59
-1%
274 (95.6 - 704, n=124)
-2%
282 (12.1 - 1781, n=781)
1%

Temperature

Max. Load
 31.6 °C
89 F
31.7 °C
89 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 32.1 °C
90 F
30.6 °C
87 F
34.3 °C
94 F
 
 30.7 °C
87 F
31.3 °C
88 F
33.9 °C
93 F
 
Maximum: 34.3 °C = 94 F
Average: 32.1 °C = 90 F
30.4 °C
87 F
29.6 °C
85 F
30.1 °C
86 F
29.4 °C
85 F
30.8 °C
87 F
30.9 °C
88 F
29.9 °C
86 F
30.3 °C
87 F
31 °C
88 F
Maximum: 31 °C = 88 F
Average: 30.3 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  25.5 °C = 78 F | Room Temperature 20.4 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.1 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.3 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 31 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.3 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.


dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.944.72529.124.43125.426.94029.434.85039.435.56327.326.88021.6231002423.612520.720.616019.927.1200183425016.844.131516.254.140015.956.750013.562.663013.966.780012.968.210001470.7125014.773.6160014.177.5200014.280.3250014.586.9315015.479.3400014.970.3500014.864.563001558.6800015.351.61000015.360.91250015.653.51600015.536.3SPL2790.3N0.961.1median 15.3median 60.9Delta1.313.332.239.736.227.529.127.83029.642.344.226.827.120.3232521.817.223.917.928.717.130.817.93816.244.516.549.815.358.315.664.415.67114.876.314.47414.673.314.773.314.170.914.47514.478.314.980.914.773.614.56814.863.71560.516.653.927.186.80.962.8median 15median 64.41.214.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseBlackview BV9100Gigaset GX290
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Blackview BV9100 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 9.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.8% higher than median
(-) | highs are not linear (16% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (32.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 91% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 5% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 93% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 4% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Gigaset GX290 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 33.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (30% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 82% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 10% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 88% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 8% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Blackview BV9100
13000 mAh
Gigaset GX290
6200 mAh
Motorola Moto G7 Power
5000 mAh
Ulefone Armor 3T
10300 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
2000
1316
-34%
2143
7%
1901
-5%
668 (223 - 2636, n=646)
-67%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 78)
33h 20min

Pros

+ IP68/IP69K certification
+ extremely rugged
+ huge battery

Cons

- weak dual camera
- very heavy and thick
- mediocre speaker

Verdict - Indestructible Crusher

In Review: Blackview BV9100. Test device provided by Blackview.
In Review: Blackview BV9100. Test device provided by Blackview.

The Blackview BV9100 is distinguished above all by its exceptional user qualities, which are reflected in its high IP certification and impact resistance. In addition, it has a massive 13,000 mAh battery, which provides for very long battery life, but slightly falls short of expectations.

The BV9100 is the Mountain among smartphones - indestructible and massive. 

The system performance of the Blackview smartphone is good, only friends of complex games will be shown their limits. But just because of its high weight, the BV9100 is not suitable for extensive gaming sessions. In general, the rugged-cell phone is very heavy and thick, there is no room for it in a trouser pocket. Practical that it has a strap for an optional carrying strap. 

The display is bright enough, but drops off quite a bit in the APL test. Moreover, the dual camera isn't really convincing and is only suitable for occasional snapshots. But the Blackview BV9100 is certainly an exciting alternative for users who like to be outdoors and have the option of putting their smartphone in a backpack. Especially since outdoor positioning also works well. 

Blackview BV9100 - 12/11/2019 v7
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
78%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
46 / 70 → 66%
Weight
85%
Battery
99%
Display
78%
Games Performance
6 / 64 → 9%
Application Performance
54 / 86 → 62%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
63 / 90 → 70%
Camera
45%
Average
69%
74%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Daniel Schmidt, 2019-12-11 (Update: 2019-12-11)