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Blackview BV9700 Pro Smartphone Review: Rugged phone measures heart rate and air purity

Mike Wobker, 👁 Florian Schmitt, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Katherine Bodner), 10/22/2019

Shock-resistant and waterproof. Buyers of a Blackview smartphone are on the safe side if they need to use the device in stormy conditions. The robust design is not only visually pleasing, it is also IP68, IP69k and MIL-STD certified. But do not trust everything the manufacturer says! Find out in which areas you should not rely on the manufacturer's claims in our review.

Blackview BV9700 Pro

The smartphones made by the Chinese manufacturer Blackview have so far always been very robust. The two models BV5800 Pro and P10000 Pro, however, had several weaknesses in terms of a slow system, weak speakers or a mediocre camera. This might no longer be the case with the BV9700 Pro thanks to its Mediatek Helio P70 processor and 6 GB of RAM, although things will also depend on the performance of the ARM Mali G72 MP3 GPU and the 128-GB storage device.

We will be comparing the Blackview BV9700 Pro with a few comparison devices (see table below). You can add any device from our database to the comparison via the box at the bottom of each comparison table.

Blackview BV9700 Pro (BV Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
5.84 inch 19:9, 2280 x 1080 pixel 432 PPI, capacitive, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB NVMe, 128 GB 
, 117 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: USB Type-C, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass, heart rate monitor, air purity measurement, USB-C, LTE Cat. 6
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (B2(1900)/B3(1800)/B5(850)/B8(900)), UMTS WCDMA/TDSCDMA/CDMA (B1/B2/B4/B5/B8/B34/B39/BC0/BC1), LTE FDD/TDD (B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28a/B28b/B34/B38/B39/B40/B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.5 x 165.9 x 81.3 ( = 0.65 x 6.53 x 3.2 in)
Battery
4380 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
wireless charging
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix 16MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, Keyboard: on screen, USB AC adaptor, USB Type-C cable, USB Type-C headset, USB Type-C adapter, screen protector, 12 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 0.164 W/kg, SAR value (body): 0.29 W/kg, ruggedized
Weight
283 g ( = 9.98 oz / 0.62 pounds), Power Supply: 74 g ( = 2.61 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
330 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Comparison Devices

RatingDateModelWeightDriveSizeResolutionBest Price
77%10/2019Blackview BV9700 Pro
Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3
283 g128 GB NVMe5.84"2280x1080
79%05/2019RugGear RG850
430, Adreno 505
209 g32 GB eMMC Flash5.99"1440x720
76%08/2019Ulefone Armor 6E
Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3
268 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.2"2246x1080
76%04/2019Cubot King Kong 3
Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2
280 g64 GB eMMC Flash5.5"1440x720
78%03/2019Crosscall Trekker-X4
660, Adreno 512
250 g64 GB eMMC Flash5.5"1920x1080

Case - certified waterproof smartphone

The Blackview BV9700 Pro has a lot of metal and hard plastic surfaces. It is mostly gray and looks very solid and stable. This impression is confirmed by its IP68, IP69k and MIL-STD-810G certifications. They certify that the robust smartphone is protected against shocks, dust and water and can also resist high-pressure streams at high temperatures. However, users should be warned that the actual size of the screen is significantly smaller than the manufacturer claims (see our photo below).

Blackview BV9700 Pro
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Blackview BV9700 Pro

Size Comparison

165.9 mm / 6.53 inch 81.3 mm / 3.2 inch 16.5 mm / 0.65 inch 283 g0.624 lbs166 mm / 6.54 inch 83 mm / 3.27 inch 13.3 mm / 0.524 inch 268 g0.591 lbs162.5 mm / 6.4 inch 78.3 mm / 3.08 inch 13.3 mm / 0.524 inch 280 g0.617 lbs162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 82 mm / 3.23 inch 12.85 mm / 0.506 inch 250 g0.551 lbs163 mm / 6.42 inch 79.2 mm / 3.12 inch 11.5 mm / 0.4528 inch 209 g0.4608 lbs

Connectivity - Outdoor phone with additional sensors

Blackview has equipped the BV9700 with a Mediatek Helio P70, 6 GB of RAM and a 128-GB eMMC flash storage. The ARM Mali-G72 MP3 is responsible for displaying graphics. The outdoor smartphone also offers a slot for a microSD card reader, should users need more storage. However, this is a hybrid slot which means that using a microSD card prevents users from using two SIM cards. Both NanoSIM slots support LTE and VoLTE and the device also supports VoWiFi. 

The USB Type-C port is connected using the 2.0 standard and requires a particularly long connector (must be at least 3 mm/~0.11 in longer than a normal Type-C connector). The BV9700 comes with a suitable adaptor. Users will not be able to stream Full-HD content from sites such as Netflix (no support for DRM L3).

Apart from the usual sensors, the Blackview BV9700 also features a heart rate monitor that can measure your heart rate by holding the sensor to a fingertip. The robust smartphone can also measure the CO2 content in the air.

Software - Outdoor apps for Android

The Blackview BV9700 runs on Android Pie with security updates currently dated 5th March 2019. Users of Android phones will immediately find their way around the Blackview phone. The only difference is that the manufacturer has included various applications that should be helpful outdoors in its toolbox app. These include a compass, an application for the heart rate monitor and air purity sensor and several other features. The BVFamily app is another addition. It has its own store and offers lots of information on Blackview devices. These applications cannot be uninstalled.

Software Blackview BV9700 Pro
Software Blackview BV9700 Pro
Software Blackview BV9700 Pro
Software Blackview BV9700 Pro
Software Blackview BV9700 Pro
Software Blackview BV9700 Pro
Software Blackview BV9700 Pro
Software Blackview BV9700 Pro

Communication and GPS - Slow Wi-Fi in the Blackview BV9700 Pro

The BV9700 Pro supports mobile connections in GSM, 3G and LTE networks. It supports LTE cat. 6, which in theory enables download speeds of up to 300 MBit/s and upload speeds of up to 50 MBit/s. The device also supports NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and the Wi-Fi standards 802.11 a, b, g, n and ac.

While the device is supposed to support the fast ac standard according to the manufacturer, the BV9700 is not able to connect to fast networks using the 5-GHz band during our Wi-Fi test. The transfer rates are accordingly slow and are similar to the speeds of our comparison devices. The only exception is the Crosscal Trekker-X4.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
322 (min: 301, max: 330) MBit/s ∼100% +403%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=449)
228 MBit/s ∼71% +256%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
64 (min: 46, max: 76) MBit/s ∼20%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763T, 64 GB eMMC Flash
63 (min: 56, max: 62) MBit/s ∼20% -2%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
58.7 (min: 57, max: 60) MBit/s ∼18% -8%
RugGear RG850
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
45.5 (min: 36, max: 51) MBit/s ∼14% -29%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
275 (min: 268, max: 279) MBit/s ∼100% +400%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=449)
217 MBit/s ∼79% +295%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
55 (min: 50, max: 58) MBit/s ∼20%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
52.3 (min: 48, max: 56) MBit/s ∼19% -5%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763T, 64 GB eMMC Flash
50.2 (min: 35, max: 54) MBit/s ∼18% -9%
RugGear RG850
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
29.5 (min: 17, max: 46) MBit/s ∼11% -46%
01020304050607080Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø61.1 (46-76)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø55 (50-58)
GPS test indoors
GPS test indoors
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors

The app "GPS test" locates our position within 4 meters (~13 ft) outdoors. The device did not manage to locate us indoors.

The device was actually a little more precise when tracking our movements on our bike tour than the comparison device Garmin Edge 520. It did particularly well on curves.

GNSS - Blackview BV9700 Pro
GNSS - Blackview BV9700 Pro
GNSS - Blackview BV9700 Pro
GNSS - Blackview BV9700 Pro
GNSS - Blackview BV9700 Pro
GNSS - Blackview BV9700 Pro
GNSS - Garmin Edge 520
GNSS - Garmin Edge 520
GNSS - Garmin Edge 520
GNSS - Garmin Edge 520
GNSS - Garmin Edge 520
GNSS - Garmin Edge 520

Telephone and Voice Quality - good connection on the BV9700 Pro

The Blackview BV9700 Pro uses the standard Android telephone app. The volume during phone calls is good, which enables communication even in loud surroundings. Voices are clear and easy to understand on both sides of the line. The included USB Type-C headset has similar qualities. 

Cameras - mediocre dual camera and few configuration options

Photo taken with front camera
Photo taken with front camera

The main camera of the Blackview BV9700 Pro is a dual camera with a 13-MP and an 8-MP lens with an aperture of f/1.75 and f/2.0, respectively. The front camera also has 13 MP and takes decent portrait photos. While the image itself is a little pale, the subject is reproduced nicely. However, fine structures and details are not sharp, even without zooming in, and colored areas are not delineated well.

The main camera is good enough for fun snapshots. The image subjects are recognizable, but again colors are rather pale. The edges of objects and fields of color are a little grainy. The BV9700 Pro has difficulties with blurry edges and badly-defined objects when taking close-ups. Colors, however, appear stronger in these photos. Objects in the image are only just recognizable in bad lighting conditions. Their edges are very blurry and colors are not reproduced accurately. The camera app offers various modes, for example a night mode or face mode. However, this only enables you to make rudimentary changes via slide bars, such as making the background blurrier or putting a soft focus on objects. The professional mode enables users to manually adjust the white balance, ISO value and exposure.

Videos recorded with the BV9700 Pro are of similar quality. You can choose between 480p, 720p and 1080p, but it is not possible to adjust frame rates or similar.

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

Colors turn out a little too dark with yellow, green and brown tones appearing most similar to the original. All colors turn out too dark in bad lighting. A photo of our test chart taken under controlled lighting reveals that areas outside the focal point are blurry and, again, colors appear too dark. This becomes even stronger under bad lighting conditions.

ColorChecker Photo
17 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
20.9 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
25.5 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview BV9700 Pro: 17.6 ∆E min: 8.43 - max: 28.09 ∆E
ColorChecker Photo
4.3 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
6 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview BV9700 Pro: 5.19 ∆E min: 1.2 - max: 10.07 ∆E
Blackview BV9700 Pro - Test chart
Blackview BV9700 Pro - Test chart (detail)

Accessories and Warranty - Smartphone with screen protection and headset

The BV9700 Pro comes with a USB AC adaptor plus USB Type-C cable, a USB Type-C headset, a screen protector and an adaptor with which users can connect conventional Type-C connectors to their Blackview smartphone. Users can also purchase a night vision camera that can be used together with the BV9700 Pro.

Buyers of the Blackview receive a twelve-month warranty.

Input Devices & Handling - GBoard included

The BV9700 uses Google's GBoard for text input. The touchscreen responds very well to inputs, although it offers a little too much resistance for easy drag-and-drop motions. The position sensor responds well and quickly adjusts the orientation of the screen to that of the smartphone.

The fingerprint reader, which is positioned on the side, was reliable in our test. However, its position could make it a little uncomfortable to reach for users with long thumbs. Both the heart rate monitor and the air purity sensor were a little slow, but did provide results after playing around with them a little.

Display - wrong size information

Subpixel
Subpixel

According to Blackview, the screen of the BV9700 Pro consists of a 5.84-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2280x1080 pixels. After hearing that not only do the render images of the device show a significantly larger display than the device has in reality, but that the display size stated in the technical specifications is inaccurate, we decided to take a closer look: Our measurements confirm that the real display size is 5.66 inches. This means that users are not only tricked by false product images, but that the technical specifications contain wrong information.

The screen itself has a good brightness value of 524 cd/m² on average and a brightness distribution of 87 percent. However, the manufacturer uses PWM to regulate display brightness, which means that the display is always flickering at a frequency of around 91 Hz.

479
cd/m²
533
cd/m²
549
cd/m²
529
cd/m²
521
cd/m²
549
cd/m²
515
cd/m²
502
cd/m²
544
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 549 cd/m² Average: 524.6 cd/m² Minimum: 1.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 521 cd/m²
Contrast: 1797:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.22 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 11 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 0.558
Blackview BV9700 Pro
IPS, 2280x1080, 5.84
RugGear RG850
IPS, 1440x720, 5.99
Ulefone Armor 6E
IPS, 2246x1080, 6.2
Cubot King Kong 3
IPS, 1440x720, 5.5
Crosscall Trekker-X4
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
Screen
-52%
-3%
-8%
-22%
Brightness middle
521
444
-15%
357
-31%
365
-30%
374
-28%
Brightness
525
469
-11%
352
-33%
379
-28%
352
-33%
Brightness Distribution
87
88
1%
91
5%
82
-6%
86
-1%
Black Level *
0.29
0.62
-114%
0.24
17%
0.14
52%
0.35
-21%
Contrast
1797
716
-60%
1488
-17%
2607
45%
1069
-41%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.22
9.75
-57%
6.08
2%
8.03
-29%
7.46
-20%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.5
22.4
-136%
9.46
-0%
16.34
-72%
13.27
-40%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
11
13.5
-23%
7
36%
10.3
6%
9.8
11%
Gamma
0.558 394%
2.736 80%
2.292 96%
2.197 100%
2.152 102%
CCT
8077 80%
9287 70%
7695 84%
9941 65%
10554 62%

* ... smaller is better

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 detected 90.9 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 90.9 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 90.9 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9266 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The contrast ratio of 1797:1 and the black value of 0.29 cd/m² are good. However, colors on the BV9700 Pro have too much blue in them. The night mode enables users to add a yellow cast to the display, which is supposed to be easier on the eyes.

CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color space
CalMAN - color space
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation

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
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 47 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
47 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25 ms rise
↘ 22 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. » 75 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

The BV9700 Pro is easy to use outdoors, although the reflective surface can make reading the screen a little difficult, depending on the viewing angle.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

The IPS panel of the BV9700 has very stable viewing angles. Screen content can be read even from very wide angles without distorting colors.

viewing-angle stability
viewing-angle stability
viewing-angle stability
viewing-angle stability

Performance - an affordable mid-range outdoor phone

The Mediatek Helio P70 processor and 6 GB of RAM make the BV9700 Pro a device that is capable of running more demanding apps. Thanks to a large flash storage with a capacity of 128 GB, users should also have sufficient space to install these apps. Graphics are displayed by the ARM Mali-G72. This hardware combination places the Blackview smartphone in first place in many of our tests and even enables it to beat the significantly more expensive Crosscall Trekker-X4 in some areas. The BV9700 Pro is fast and enables quick navigation through menus and open apps in everyday use. 

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
5201 Points ∼98%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
2452 Points ∼46% -53%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2965 Points ∼56% -43%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
5322 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (4812 - 5201, n=4)
4948 Points ∼93% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=325)
4691 Points ∼88% -10%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
5796 Points ∼100%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
2605 Points ∼45% -55%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3948 Points ∼68% -32%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
5021 Points ∼87% -13%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (4746 - 5796, n=4)
5198 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=384)
4726 Points ∼82% -18%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1529 Points ∼97%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
685 Points ∼44% -55%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
878 Points ∼56% -43%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1570 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1446 - 1529, n=4)
1483 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=384)
1426 Points ∼91% -7%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8046 Points ∼99%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
3596 Points ∼44% -55%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8142 Points ∼100% +1%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4960 Points ∼61% -38%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
6135 Points ∼75% -24%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (5992 - 8142, n=6)
7513 Points ∼92% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11440, n=388)
5333 Points ∼65% -34%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
11781 Points ∼100%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
4290 Points ∼36% -64%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
11141 Points ∼95% -5%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6379 Points ∼54% -46%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
6651 Points ∼56% -44%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (7160 - 11781, n=6)
10255 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 14946, n=556)
5785 Points ∼49% -51%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2587 Points ∼97%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1835 Points ∼69% -29%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2355 Points ∼88% -9%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2350 - 2587, n=5)
2449 Points ∼92% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=68)
2676 Points ∼100% +3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1098 Points ∼40%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
306 Points ∼11% -72%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1030 Points ∼38% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (951 - 1107, n=5)
1042 Points ∼38% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=68)
2721 Points ∼100% +148%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1259 Points ∼51%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
376 Points ∼15% -70%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1177 Points ∼47% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1096 - 1264, n=5)
1194 Points ∼48% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=68)
2478 Points ∼100% +97%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3055 Points ∼100%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1121 Points ∼37% -63%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2608 Points ∼85% -15%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1895 Points ∼62% -38%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2724 Points ∼89% -11%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2309 - 3055, n=6)
2675 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4683, n=396)
1981 Points ∼65% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1096 Points ∼61%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
305 Points ∼17% -72%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1081 Points ∼60% -1%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
415 Points ∼23% -62%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1266 Points ∼71% +16%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (941 - 1096, n=6)
1046 Points ∼59% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=396)
1787 Points ∼100% +63%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1278 Points ∼77%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
364 Points ∼22% -72%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1243 Points ∼75% -3%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
502 Points ∼30% -61%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1437 Points ∼87% +12%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1098 - 1278, n=6)
1209 Points ∼73% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=397)
1658 Points ∼100% +30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3116 Points ∼100%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1148 Points ∼37% -63%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2585 Points ∼83% -17%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1882 Points ∼60% -40%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2748 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2295 - 3116, n=6)
2694 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=424)
1893 Points ∼61% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1615 Points ∼68%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
529 Points ∼22% -67%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1580 Points ∼66% -2%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
643 Points ∼27% -60%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2001 Points ∼84% +24%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1427 - 1615, n=6)
1556 Points ∼65% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=424)
2386 Points ∼100% +48%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1809 Points ∼85%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
601 Points ∼28% -67%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1729 Points ∼81% -4%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
753 Points ∼35% -58%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2130 Points ∼100% +18%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1591 - 1809, n=6)
1715 Points ∼81% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=424)
2004 Points ∼94% +11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2842 Points ∼100%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1116 Points ∼39% -61%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2511 Points ∼88% -12%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1768 Points ∼62% -38%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2731 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2272 - 2842, n=6)
2563 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4519, n=476)
1888 Points ∼66% -34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1111 Points ∼75%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
252 Points ∼17% -77%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1093 Points ∼74% -2%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
395 Points ∼27% -64%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1185 Points ∼80% +7%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (884 - 1125, n=6)
1053 Points ∼71% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=476)
1478 Points ∼100% +33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1285 Points ∼90%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
304 Points ∼21% -76%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1250 Points ∼88% -3%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
477 Points ∼34% -63%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1356 Points ∼95% +6%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1029 - 1293, n=6)
1211 Points ∼85% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=477)
1423 Points ∼100% +11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2895 Points ∼100%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1128 Points ∼39% -61%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2459 Points ∼85% -15%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1754 Points ∼61% -39%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2751 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2306 - 2895, n=6)
2566 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4540, n=516)
1754 Points ∼61% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1285 Points ∼66%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
522 Points ∼27% -59%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1253 Points ∼65% -2%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
616 Points ∼32% -52%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1914 Points ∼99% +49%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1253 - 1608, n=6)
1408 Points ∼73% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=515)
1936 Points ∼100% +51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1466 Points ∼71%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
593 Points ∼29% -60%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1406 Points ∼68% -4%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
720 Points ∼35% -51%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2053 Points ∼100% +40%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1406 - 1767, n=6)
1561 Points ∼76% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8165, n=518)
1674 Points ∼82% +14%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
18798 Points ∼95%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
9051 Points ∼46% -52%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
12566 Points ∼63% -33%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
19890 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (15003 - 20711, n=5)
19135 Points ∼96% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=676)
14217 Points ∼71% -24%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
20307 Points ∼70%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
9704 Points ∼33% -52%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11234 Points ∼39% -45%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
29055 Points ∼100% +43%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (17412 - 20403, n=5)
19235 Points ∼66% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=674)
22183 Points ∼76% +9%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
19951 Points ∼76%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
9551 Points ∼36% -52%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11505 Points ∼44% -42%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
26356 Points ∼100% +32%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (18037 - 20433, n=5)
19147 Points ∼73% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=674)
17924 Points ∼68% -10%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
43 fps ∼86%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
34 fps ∼68% -21%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
23 fps ∼46% -47%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
50 fps ∼100% +16%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (34 - 43, n=5)
37 fps ∼74% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=694)
38.1 fps ∼76% -11%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
39 fps ∼80%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
34 fps ∼69% -13%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
36 fps ∼73% -8%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
49 fps ∼100% +26%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (29 - 46, n=5)
36 fps ∼73% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=703)
28.1 fps ∼57% -28%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
23 fps ∼100%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
18 fps ∼78% -22%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11 fps ∼48% -52%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
22 fps ∼96% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (18 - 23, n=5)
20.8 fps ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=600)
21.9 fps ∼95% -5%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
21 fps ∼91%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
17 fps ∼74% -19%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
22 fps ∼96% +5%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
23 fps ∼100% +10%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (17 - 35, n=5)
22 fps ∼96% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=609)
19.4 fps ∼84% -8%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
14 fps ∼78%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
12 fps ∼67% -14%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
7.2 fps ∼40% -49%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
15 fps ∼84% +7%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.9 - 14, n=5)
11.8 fps ∼66% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=466)
17.9 fps ∼100% +28%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
13 fps ∼78%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
11 fps ∼66% -15%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
16 fps ∼96% +23%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
15 fps ∼90% +15%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (11 - 25, n=5)
14.4 fps ∼86% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=468)
16.7 fps ∼100% +28%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
4.9 fps ∼49%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4.7 fps ∼47% -4%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3.9 fps ∼39% -20%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2.6 - 8.7, n=6)
5.6 fps ∼56% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=189)
9.99 fps ∼100% +104%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3 fps ∼43%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2.9 fps ∼42% -3%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1.5 fps ∼21% -50%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2.8 - 3.7, n=6)
3.03 fps ∼43% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=188)
6.98 fps ∼100% +133%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8.1 fps ∼55%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
6.9 fps ∼47% -15%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6.9 fps ∼47% -15%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.9 - 15, n=6)
9.83 fps ∼67% +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=193)
14.7 fps ∼100% +81%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8.3 fps ∼51%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.5 fps ∼52% +2%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4.1 fps ∼25% -51%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.1 - 8.6, n=6)
7.95 fps ∼48% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=193)
16.4 fps ∼100% +98%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8.2 fps ∼67%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.6 fps ∼62% -7%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4.1 fps ∼34% -50%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
9 fps ∼74% +10%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (7.6 - 8.2, n=5)
7.82 fps ∼64% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=391)
12.2 fps ∼100% +49%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7.7 fps ∼71%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.1 fps ∼65% -8%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
8.5 fps ∼78% +10%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
9.4 fps ∼86% +22%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.2 - 13, n=5)
8.26 fps ∼76% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=395)
10.9 fps ∼100% +42%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
148726 Points ∼100%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
59936 Points ∼40% -60%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
136987 Points ∼92% -8%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
91026 Points ∼61% -39%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
140917 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (130058 - 148726, n=5)
137529 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=296)
143587 Points ∼97% -3%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1174 Points ∼94%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
684 Points ∼55% -42%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1244 Points ∼100% +6%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
753 Points ∼61% -36%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1095 Points ∼88% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1076 - 1244, n=5)
1152 Points ∼93% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 9387, n=635)
773 Points ∼62% -34%
Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1721 Points ∼77%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
740 Points ∼33% -57%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1716 Points ∼76% 0%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
952 Points ∼42% -45%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2247 Points ∼100% +31%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1716 - 1759, n=5)
1741 Points ∼77% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=635)
2070 Points ∼92% +20%
Memory (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2839 Points ∼100%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
706 Points ∼25% -75%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2598 Points ∼92% -8%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1252 Points ∼44% -56%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2799 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1856 - 2839, n=5)
2352 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=635)
1530 Points ∼54% -46%
System (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3977 Points ∼79%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1746 Points ∼35% -56%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
3722 Points ∼74% -6%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2952 Points ∼58% -26%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
5048 Points ∼100% +27%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (3722 - 4682, n=5)
4070 Points ∼81% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=635)
2994 Points ∼59% -25%
Overall (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2186 Points ∼90%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
889 Points ∼37% -59%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2132 Points ∼88% -2%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1276 Points ∼53% -42%
Crosscall Trekker-X4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2428 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1959 - 2186, n=5)
2086 Points ∼86% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=635)
1501 Points ∼62% -31%

The results of the browser benchmarks are not quite as impressive, but still place the BV9700 Pro towards the top of our comparison field. Websites are accessed quickly during everyday use and even media content loads swiftly.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Crosscall Trekker-X4 (Chrome 71)
55.524 Points ∼100% +11%
Blackview BV9700 Pro (Chrome 77)
50.055 Points ∼90%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (34.3 - 50.2, n=4)
44.1 Points ∼79% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=532)
41.9 Points ∼75% -16%
RugGear RG850 (Chrome 73)
18.351 Points ∼33% -63%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
RugGear RG850 (Chrome 73)
72 Points ∼100% +38%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=165)
67 Points ∼93% +29%
Ulefone Armor 6E (Chrome 76)
55 Points ∼76% +6%
Blackview BV9700 Pro (Chrome 77)
52 Points ∼72%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (35 - 55, n=5)
47.4 Points ∼66% -9%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Crosscall Trekker-X4 (Chrome 71)
10573 Points ∼100% +7%
Blackview BV9700 Pro (Chrome 77)
9863 Points ∼93%
Ulefone Armor 6E (Chrome 76)
9455 Points ∼89% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (6269 - 9863, n=5)
8722 Points ∼82% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=693)
6801 Points ∼64% -31%
Cubot King Kong 3 (Chrome 73)
4896 Points ∼46% -50%
RugGear RG850 (Chrome 73)
3386 Points ∼32% -66%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
RugGear RG850 (Chrome 73)
13599.1 ms * ∼100% -202%
Cubot King Kong 3 (Chrome 73)
11353 ms * ∼83% -153%
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=718)
10523 ms * ∼77% -134%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (4198 - 5608, n=5)
4705 ms * ∼35% -5%
Blackview BV9700 Pro (Chrome 77)
4496.1 ms * ∼33%
Ulefone Armor 6E (Chrome 76)
4302.1 ms * ∼32% +4%
Crosscall Trekker-X4 (Chrome 71)
3954.2 ms * ∼29% +12%

* ... smaller is better

The internal storage of the Blackview BV9700 Pro has good write and read rates that are comparable to those of its competition. The performance of the card reader, however, is below average in our test with our 32-GB reference card from Hama. The BV9700 Pro did not recognize the Toshiba Exceria Pro M501, which we usually use as our reference card.

Blackview BV9700 ProRugGear RG850Ulefone Armor 6ECubot King Kong 3Crosscall Trekker-X4Average 128 GB NVMeAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
599%
71%
696%
571%
0%
457%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
1.7 (Hama 32)
63.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3647%
11.2 (Kingston 32GB)
559%
74.31
4271%
59.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3400%
1.7
0%
49.2 (1.7 - 87.1, n=428)
2794%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
45.1 (Hama 32GB)
83.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
86%
41.7 (Kingston 32GB)
-8%
81.15
80%
83.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
85%
45.1
0%
67.5 (8.1 - 96.5, n=428)
50%
Random Write 4KB
21.86
12.64
-42%
15.8
-28%
11.21
-49%
14.3
-35%
21.9
0%
22.3 (0.14 - 250, n=752)
2%
Random Read 4KB
89.48
39
-56%
43.4
-51%
17.21
-81%
71.5
-20%
89.5
0%
47.6 (1.59 - 196, n=752)
-47%
Sequential Write 256KB
190.2
120.74
-37%
103.3
-46%
134.32
-29%
194.7
2%
190
0%
97.6 (2.99 - 590, n=752)
-49%
Sequential Read 256KB
293.81
280.06
-5%
287.5
-2%
241.01
-18%
272.4
-7%
294
0%
275 (12.1 - 1504, n=752)
-6%

Games - the BV9700 Pro can be used for gaming

The ARM Mali G72 MP3 in the BV9700 Pro is suitable for gaming. Games are displayed smoothly as long as users don't insist on always playing at the highest settings. We tested the games "Arena of Valor" and "Asphalt 9:Legends" and did not encounter any judders. The touchscreen responded well and the position sensor was reliable. Only long drag-and-drop motions were made a little difficult due to the high resistance of the screen surface.

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends

Emissions - high volume and hardly any heat production

Temperature

According to our measurements, the surface temperature of the BV9700 Pro reaches a maximum of 41 °C (~106 °F) under load. This makes the outdoor smartphone feel warm at most.

Max. Load
 40.1 °C
104 F
38 °C
100 F
37.5 °C
100 F
 
 39.4 °C
103 F
38 °C
100 F
37.8 °C
100 F
 
 38.6 °C
101 F
38 °C
100 F
37 °C
99 F
 
Maximum: 40.1 °C = 104 F
Average: 38.3 °C = 101 F
34.2 °C
94 F
38.1 °C
101 F
41 °C
106 F
34.2 °C
94 F
38 °C
100 F
40.1 °C
104 F
34.5 °C
94 F
37.3 °C
99 F
39.9 °C
104 F
Maximum: 41 °C = 106 F
Average: 37.5 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.5 °C = 105 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.3 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.1 °C / 104 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 41 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.6 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heat map - top
Heat map - top
Heat map - bottom
Heat map - bottom

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The high-volume speakers of the BV9700 Pro produce particularly strong highs. This means that voices are reproduced nicely, but music and other media content sounds rather weak.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.746.12537.142.83133.735.94037.4425036.336.66328.330.88023.723.810023.223.51252224.216020.434.620018.440.825017.749.531517.354.540017.758.950018.161.6630206780016.371.5100015.578.4125014.179.7160014.175.4200014.571.4250014.372.831501572.9400014.770.7500016.970.1630015.371.880001568.41000014.565.81250014.763.51600014.566.8SPL65.56727.985.6N1819.4160.7median 15.5median 67Delta2.310.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseCrosscall Trekker-X4
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Crosscall Trekker-X4 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 28% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 55% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 37% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life - Outdoor smartphone with large battery

Power Consumption

While the BV9700 Pro's power consumption is around 10 percent higher than that of comparable smartphones, it still does not consume too much energy. The included AC adaptor has a rated output of 18 watts and can supply the Android device with sufficient power.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.2 / 1.5 / 2.8 Watt
Load midlight 3.5 / 7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Blackview BV9700 Pro
4380 mAh
RugGear RG850
4000 mAh
Ulefone Armor 6E
5000 mAh
Cubot King Kong 3
6000 mAh
Crosscall Trekker-X4
4400 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio P70
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-0%
7%
-7%
12%
9%
7%
Idle Minimum *
1.2
1.2
-0%
0.8
33%
0.9
25%
0.7
42%
0.87 (0.61 - 1.2, n=3)
27%
0.882 (0.2 - 3.4, n=782)
26%
Idle Average *
1.5
1.7
-13%
1.6
-7%
1.9
-27%
1.4
7%
1.6 (1.5 - 1.7, n=3)
-7%
1.74 (0.6 - 6.2, n=781)
-16%
Idle Maximum *
2.8
2.6
7%
2.5
11%
2.4
14%
2.2
21%
2.34 (1.73 - 2.8, n=3)
16%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=782)
27%
Load Average *
3.5
3.8
-9%
3.8
-9%
5.2
-49%
4.1
-17%
3.51 (3.24 - 3.8, n=3)
-0%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=776)
-16%
Load Maximum *
7
6
14%
6.5
7%
6.8
3%
6.4
9%
6.38 (5.63 - 7, n=3)
9%
5.92 (1.2 - 14.2, n=776)
15%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Our realistic Wi-Fi test shows that the BV9700 Pro can make great use of its battery capacity with a runtime of just over 17 hours. The included USB AC adaptor recharges the 4380-mAh battery in around 2.5 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
17h 13min
Blackview BV9700 Pro
4380 mAh
RugGear RG850
4000 mAh
Ulefone Armor 6E
5000 mAh
Cubot King Kong 3
6000 mAh
Crosscall Trekker-X4
4400 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
1033
857
-17%
942
-9%
1267
23%
839
-19%

Pros

+ robust case
+ good system performance
+ IP68, IP69k and MIL-STD 810G certified

Cons

- very long USB Type-C connector necessary
- wrong display size specifications
- slow storage card reader
- slow Wi-Fi

Verdict - A combination of ups and downs

Review: Blackview BV9700 Pro
Review: Blackview BV9700 Pro

The Blackview BV9700 Pro impressed us with its strong exteriors. Its performance has significantly improved as well with good benchmark results confirming a smooth-running system. However, the average camera, the slow Wi-Fi and the rockbottom performance of the storage card reader are still big weaknesses.

The Blackview BV9700 Pro is very stable and offers a good system performance. But do not be fooled by its technical specifications.

Another issue is the use of the very long USB Type-C connector. While the phone is delivered with a suitable adapter, this is easily lost. On top of that, the specification of the display size is simply wrong. While we could perhaps excuse some cheating on render images, buyers will probably be very disappointed when they realize their newly-bought device has a size of 5.66 instead of 5.84 inches.

Blackview BV9700 Pro - 10/20/2019 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
87%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
80%
Connectivity
45 / 70 → 64%
Weight
87%
Battery
92%
Display
84%
Games Performance
14 / 64 → 22%
Application Performance
60 / 86 → 70%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Camera
62%
Average
72%
77%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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