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Blackview BV9800 Pro smartphone review: Rugged smartphone with an infrared camera

Robust and long-lasting. Smartphones from Blackview can be quite delicate. However, when it comes to its rugged smartphones, the manufacturer pulls out all the stops. The thick case not only looks mighty solid, but it also houses usable hardware.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk),
Blackview BV9800 Pro

In our reviews, the Blackview BV5800 Pro, Blackview BV9100 and the Blackview BV9700 Pro have proven that they can withstand extreme conditions. However, the system performance was a bit underwhelming and Wi-Fi speeds were also rather low. According to the specifications sheet, the Blackview BV9800 Pro is not going to suffer from such weaknesses. 

Blackview BV9800 Pro (BV Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P70 8 x 2.1 GHz, Cortex-A73 / A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.3 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 116 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: USB Type-C, 3.5-mm headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, up to 256 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Proximity sensor , motion sensor, Gyroscope, magnetic sensor, barometer, Hall effect sensor, e-compass, IR blaster, FM radio
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1, 2G GMS (B2(1900)/B3(1800)/B5(850)/B8(900) ), 3G WCDMA/TDSCDMA (B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19/B34/B39), 4G LTE FDD/TDD/C2K (B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B6/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28A/B28B/B34/B38/B39/B40/B41/B66/BC0/BC1), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.8 x 168.5 x 81 ( = 0.58 x 6.63 x 3.19 in)
Battery
6580 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
wireless charging
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix 48 MP (Sony) + 5 MP (thermal sensor) + Thermographic sensor (FLIR), Camera2 API "Limited"
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, USB Type-C cable, stereo headset, screen protector, SIM removal tool, 12 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 0.461 W/kg, SAR value (body): 0.959 W/kg, Widevine L3 DRM, fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
322 g ( = 11.36 oz / 0.71 pounds), Power Supply: 76 g ( = 2.68 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
77 %
01/2020
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3
322 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.3"2340x1080
77 %
09/2018
CAT S61
SD 630, Adreno 508
250 g64 GB eMMC Flash5.2"1920x1080
76 %
08/2019
Ulefone Armor 6E
Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3
268 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.2"2246x1080
79 %
05/2019
RugGear RG850
430, Adreno 505
209 g32 GB eMMC Flash5.99"1440x720
76 %
10/2019
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3
283 g128 GB NVMe5.84"2280x1080

Case - Waterproof smartphone

The case of the Blackview BV9800 Pro is made of thick plastic and has metal sides. According to the manufacturer, the smartphone is IP68-, IP69K- and MIL-STD-810G-certified. In addition to the completely black model, there is another model with orange accents. The BV9800 Pro is the heaviest smartphone in our comparison chart. However, its dimensions are comparable to those of other rugged smartphones.  

Blackview BV9800 Pro
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Blackview BV9800 Pro

Size Comparison

168.5 mm / 6.63 inch 81 mm / 3.19 inch 14.8 mm / 0.583 inch 322 g0.71 lbs165.9 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 lbs163 mm / 6.42 inch 78 mm / 3.07 inch 13 mm / 0.512 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 - The BV9800 Pro offers VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling

The BV9800 Pro comes with an LED light for notifications and an SD card reader. However, if you decide to insert an SD card, you will have to forgo dual-SIM functionality. Both nano SIM card slots support VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling. The USB Type-C port operates at USB 2.0 speeds. There is also an IR blaster and a 3.5-mm headphone jack. The rugged smartphone cannot play back videos protected by Widevine L1 DRM. Camera2 API is fully supported.

Software - Android Pie with Toolbox

Our review device features an almost stock version of Android Pie. The security patches were last updated on October 5th. The only customisation is a Toolbox folder that contains Water Level, Barometer and other useful applications, amongst which are the MyFLIR application for the thermographic camera and BV Family (an application, through which Blackview provides customer support). The preinstalled applications can only be disabled. There is no way to uninstall them. 

Users should also be aware of the fact that Blackview does not bring out new updates for its smartphones consistently. 

Software Blackview BV9800 Pro
Software Blackview BV9800 Pro
Software Blackview BV9800 Pro
Software Blackview BV9800 Pro
Software Blackview BV9800 Pro
Software Blackview BV9800 Pro
Software Blackview BV9800 Pro
Software Blackview BV9800 Pro
Software Blackview BV9800 Pro
Software Blackview BV9800 Pro

Communication and GPS - Good Wi-Fi and usable geo-location

The Blackview BV9800 Pro supports the following mobile communications standards: GSM, 3G and LTE. The LTE module operates at Category 6 speeds (download: 300 Mb/s, upload: 50 Mb/s). 

For short-distance communication, the rugged smartphone relies on NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi. The BV9800 Pro supports the fast Wireless AC standard. In the Wi-Fi test, our review device achieves very good results and therefore takes second place in our comparison chart behind the CAT S61.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
CAT S61
Adreno 508, SD 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
339 MBit/s ∼100% +8%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
315 (min: 204, max: 334) MBit/s ∼93%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=562)
267 MBit/s ∼79% -15%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
64 (min: 46, max: 76) MBit/s ∼19% -80%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
58.7 (min: 57, max: 60) MBit/s ∼17% -81%
RugGear RG850
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
45.5 (min: 36, max: 51) MBit/s ∼13% -86%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
CAT S61
Adreno 508, SD 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
341 MBit/s ∼100% +13%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
302 (min: 173, max: 415) MBit/s ∼89%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=562)
253 MBit/s ∼74% -16%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
55 (min: 50, max: 58) MBit/s ∼16% -82%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 64 GB eMMC Flash
52.3 (min: 48, max: 56) MBit/s ∼15% -83%
RugGear RG850
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
29.5 (min: 17, max: 46) MBit/s ∼9% -90%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø313 (204-334)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø302 (173-415)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

We use the GPS Test application to examine how well the BV9800 Pro does when it comes to geolocation. The Blackview smartphone supports GPS, GLONASS and Beidou.

On our obligatory bicycle ride, the BV9800 Pro proves to be rather inaccurate when compared to our reference-grade navigator Garmin Edge 500. Nevertheless, the rugged smartphone is still well-suited for daily navigation.

GNSS - Blackview BV9800 Pro
GNSS - Blackview BV9800 Pro
GNSS - Blackview BV9800 Pro
GNSS - Blackview BV9800 Pro
GNSS - Blackview BV9800 Pro
GNSS - Blackview BV9800 Pro
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500

Telephony and Call Quality - Good connection with the Blackview BV9800 Pro

Our review device features Google’s standard telephone application. The BV9800 Pro offers a good call volume and a balanced sound. Quieter background noise is filtered out. However, when talking on the phone in very noisy environments such as on the street, the noise comes through.

Cameras - Infrared camera in a smartphone

Selfie
Selfie
FLIR image taken with the BV9800 Pro
FLIR image taken with the BV9800 Pro

The main camera of the Blackview BV9800 Pro features a 48 MP sensor. The secondary thermographic camera comes from FLIR and has a 5 MP image sensor. There is also a 16 MP front-facing camera, which takes good portrait shots. Selfies actually look a little too bright, but the details and fine structures are well-preserved. At high zoom levels, images look noticeably blurry.

The panoramic shot taken with the main camera looks quite mediocre. The objects are not very easy to tell apart and the whole picture appears grainy even at low zoom levels. Surface textures also look muddy. In close-up shots, objects are easier to tell apart and more detail is preserved. Surface textures are also clearer. Photographs taken in low-light conditions look blurry. Moreover, the colours are tinged with a greyish tint. There is a “Pro” mode, which allows users to adjust the white balance, ISO sensitivity and the exposure time.

Videos shot with the BV9800 Pro look about as good as the photographs. The videos are not wobbly. However, the dimmer areas of the shot appear grainy. Videos can be recorded in 1080p, 720p, and 480p. There is no high-frame-rate mode.

Images taken with the thermographic camera can be interpreted with the help of a temperature scale. Moreover, users can tap on an area of an image to see its temperature. All in all, the implementation works very well.

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

We use the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport tool to assess the colour accuracy of the Blackview BV9800 Pro’s camera. Most of the colours appear overbrightened. However, grey tones appear too dark.

ColorChecker
29.3 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
38.3 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
43.5 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
52.4 ∆E
33.5 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
63.6 ∆E
63.4 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
34.5 ∆E
74.8 ∆E
41 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
84.1 ∆E
69.6 ∆E
51.6 ∆E
36.6 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview BV9800 Pro: 45.45 ∆E min: 13.76 - max: 84.1 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.5 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
10 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
10 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
7 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview BV9800 Pro: 7.97 ∆E min: 2.45 - max: 13.85 ∆E
Blackview BV9800 Pro - Test chart
Blackview BV9800 Pro - Test chart (detail)
Blackview BV9800 Pro - Test chart (1 Lux)

Accessories and Warranty - Wireless charging and an optional night-vision camera

The box contains a USB charger with an appropriate USB Type-C cable, SIM card ejection tool, wired stereo headset and a screen protector. The manufacturer also offers a wireless charging pad and a night-vision camera, which connects to the BV9800 Pro via the USB port.

The BV9800 Pro comes with a 12-month warranty.

Input Devices & Handling - Reliable fingerprint sensor

The BV9800 Pro comes with Google’s standard keyboard. The touchscreen reacts reliably and promptly to inputs. The drag-and-drop functionality does not work very well, because the screen puts up too much resistance when moving fingers over it. The motion sensor reacts reliably to the movements of the smartphone.

The fingerprint scanner on the side of the smartphone works well. Face recognition also functions without any issues. Because only one user account can be created at a time, only one face can be registered.

Blackview BV9800 handling
Blackview BV9800 handling

Display - Large screen with a noticeable blue cast

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The Blackview BV9800 Pro comes with a 6.3-inch IPS screen with a native resolution of 2340x1080. It takes a spot in the middle of our comparison chart with an average brightness of 508 cd/m². The same applies to the brightness distribution of 89%. In our APL50 test, the brightness drops to 396 cd/m² and the black value rises to 0.38 cd/m², which leads to a significantly lower contrast ratio of 1042:1. The minimum brightness amounts to a relatively high 20.37 cd/m².

519
cd/m²
528
cd/m²
498
cd/m²
531
cd/m²
511
cd/m²
495
cd/m²
531
cd/m²
489
cd/m²
474
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 531 cd/m² Average: 508.4 cd/m² Minimum: 20.37 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 511 cd/m²
Contrast: 1762:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 8.1 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 10.9 | 0.64-98 Ø6
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.08
Blackview BV9800 Pro
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
CAT S61
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.2
Ulefone Armor 6E
IPS, 2246x1080, 6.2
RugGear RG850
IPS, 1440x720, 5.99
Blackview BV9700 Pro
IPS, 2280x1080, 5.84
Screen
-5%
5%
-36%
8%
Brightness middle
511
693
36%
357
-30%
444
-13%
521
2%
Brightness
508
672
32%
352
-31%
469
-8%
525
3%
Brightness Distribution
89
90
1%
91
2%
88
-1%
87
-2%
Black Level *
0.29
0.77
-166%
0.24
17%
0.62
-114%
0.29
-0%
Contrast
1762
900
-49%
1488
-16%
716
-59%
1797
2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
8.1
5.23
35%
6.08
25%
9.75
-20%
6.22
23%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
15.2
10.18
33%
9.46
38%
22.4
-47%
9.5
37%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
10.9
6.9
37%
7
36%
13.5
-24%
11
-1%
Gamma
2.08 106%
2.834 78%
2.292 96%
2.736 80%
0.558 394%
CCT
9859 66%
7137 91%
7695 84%
9287 70%
8077 80%

* ... 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17927 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

According to our measurements, the screen of the Blackview BV9800 Pro has a good contrast ratio of 1762:1 and a slightly elevated black value of 0.29 cd/m². This is why the colours are easy to tell apart and the dark hues look only slightly washed-out.

The CalMAN analysis reveals that the blue part of the colour spectrum significantly overshoots its target. The colour reproduction can be adjusted via the two following functions: “Miravision” and “Night Light”.

CalMAN - Colour accuracy
CalMAN - Colour accuracy
CalMAN - Colour-space coverage
CalMAN - Colour-space coverage
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
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
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10.8 ms rise
↘ 21.2 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. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
64.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 30.8 ms rise
↘ 34 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. » 97 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39 ms).

The BV9800 Pro can be used outdoors without any problems. The screen is not very reflective, which is why the screen content is easy to read even in very bright environments.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

The IPS panel of the rugged smartphone from Blackview has very stable viewing angles. Therefore, the screen content can be read from any position without any distortions.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Everyday applications are very responsive

Thanks to MediaTek’s Helio P70 and 6 GB of RAM, the Blackview BV9800 Pro feels very responsive. This is also reflected in the benchmark results, which place the rugged smartphone near the top of our comparison chart. The BV9800 Pro trounces the CAT S61. However, it falls behind its predecessor BV9700 Pro and the Ulefone Armor 6E.

Geekbench 5
Vulkan Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1191 Points ∼87%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (626 - 1191, n=3)
825 Points ∼61% -31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (143 - 3794, n=45)
1362 Points ∼100% +14%
OpenCL Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1259 Points ∼72%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1214 - 1259, n=2)
1237 Points ∼71% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (183 - 4593, n=53)
1738 Points ∼100% +38%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1399 Points ∼77%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1155 - 1458, n=3)
1337 Points ∼73% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (807 - 3575, n=65)
1821 Points ∼100% +30%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
295 Points ∼57%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (295 - 299, n=3)
297 Points ∼57% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (150 - 1344, n=65)
519 Points ∼100% +76%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8074 Points ∼99%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
4748 Points ∼58% -41%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8142 Points ∼100% +1%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
3596 Points ∼44% -55%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8046 Points ∼99% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (5992 - 8365, n=10)
7761 Points ∼95% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 13202, n=491)
5840 Points ∼72% -28%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
11419 Points ∼97%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
5548 Points ∼47% -51%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
11141 Points ∼95% -2%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
4290 Points ∼36% -62%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
11781 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (7160 - 11781, n=9)
10631 Points ∼90% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19711, n=649)
6378 Points ∼54% -44%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2585 Points ∼98%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2355 Points ∼89% -9%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1835 Points ∼70% -29%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2587 Points ∼98% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2020 - 2587, n=9)
2376 Points ∼90% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4057, n=150)
2637 Points ∼100% +2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1095 Points ∼38%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1030 Points ∼35% -6%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
306 Points ∼10% -72%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1098 Points ∼38% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (951 - 1177, n=9)
1071 Points ∼37% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=150)
2915 Points ∼100% +166%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1256 Points ∼48%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1177 Points ∼45% -6%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
376 Points ∼14% -70%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1259 Points ∼48% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1096 - 1297, n=9)
1219 Points ∼46% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6644, n=150)
2627 Points ∼100% +109%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2883 Points ∼94%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
1720 Points ∼56% -40%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2608 Points ∼85% -10%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1121 Points ∼37% -61%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3055 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1605 - 3055, n=10)
2511 Points ∼82% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=497)
2178 Points ∼71% -24%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1093 Points ∼53%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
787 Points ∼38% -28%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1081 Points ∼52% -1%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
305 Points ∼15% -72%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1096 Points ∼53% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (941 - 1191, n=10)
1085 Points ∼52% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9567, n=497)
2077 Points ∼100% +90%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1268 Points ∼66%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
895 Points ∼46% -29%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1243 Points ∼64% -2%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
364 Points ∼19% -71%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1278 Points ∼66% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1098 - 1354, n=10)
1244 Points ∼64% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8204, n=498)
1929 Points ∼100% +52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3029 Points ∼97%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
1766 Points ∼57% -42%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2585 Points ∼83% -15%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1148 Points ∼37% -62%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3116 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2166 - 3116, n=10)
2657 Points ∼85% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=527)
2087 Points ∼67% -31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1606 Points ∼58%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
1297 Points ∼47% -19%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1580 Points ∼57% -2%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
529 Points ∼19% -67%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1615 Points ∼58% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1427 - 1876, n=10)
1624 Points ∼59% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=527)
2766 Points ∼100% +72%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1793 Points ∼77%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
1378 Points ∼59% -23%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1729 Points ∼74% -4%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
601 Points ∼26% -66%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1809 Points ∼78% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1591 - 1934, n=10)
1772 Points ∼76% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=527)
2325 Points ∼100% +30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2869 Points ∼100%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
1711 Points ∼60% -40%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2511 Points ∼88% -12%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1116 Points ∼39% -61%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2842 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2184 - 2869, n=10)
2550 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=577)
2064 Points ∼72% -28%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1104 Points ∼64%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
708 Points ∼41% -36%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1093 Points ∼63% -1%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
252 Points ∼15% -77%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1111 Points ∼64% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (884 - 1259, n=10)
1102 Points ∼63% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=577)
1737 Points ∼100% +57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1279 Points ∼77%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
814 Points ∼49% -36%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1250 Points ∼75% -2%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
304 Points ∼18% -76%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1285 Points ∼77% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1029 - 1417, n=10)
1259 Points ∼76% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7323, n=578)
1660 Points ∼100% +30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2856 Points ∼99%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
1729 Points ∼60% -39%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2459 Points ∼85% -14%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1128 Points ∼39% -61%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2895 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2193 - 2895, n=10)
2546 Points ∼88% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=619)
1927 Points ∼67% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1278 Points ∼56%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
1234 Points ∼54% -3%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1253 Points ∼55% -2%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
522 Points ∼23% -59%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1285 Points ∼56% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1253 - 1767, n=10)
1495 Points ∼66% +17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12494, n=618)
2281 Points ∼100% +78%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1457 Points ∼74%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
1318 Points ∼67% -10%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1406 Points ∼72% -4%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
593 Points ∼30% -59%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1466 Points ∼75% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1406 - 1899, n=10)
1639 Points ∼83% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9492, n=621)
1965 Points ∼100% +35%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
17113 Points ∼89%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
12945 Points ∼67% -24%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
9051 Points ∼47% -47%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
18798 Points ∼98% +10%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (15003 - 24514, n=9)
19279 Points ∼100% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=767)
15269 Points ∼79% -11%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
20321 Points ∼78%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
18375 Points ∼71% -10%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
9704 Points ∼37% -52%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
20307 Points ∼78% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (17412 - 23159, n=9)
20424 Points ∼79% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=765)
25945 Points ∼100% +28%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
19508 Points ∼96%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
16808 Points ∼82% -14%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
9551 Points ∼47% -51%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
19951 Points ∼98% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (18037 - 23447, n=9)
20088 Points ∼98% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 112989, n=765)
20395 Points ∼100% +5%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
42 fps ∼96%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
29 fps ∼66% -31%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
34 fps ∼77% -19%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
43 fps ∼98% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (34 - 43, n=7)
37.4 fps ∼85% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=773)
43.9 fps ∼100% +5%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
38 fps ∼97%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
29 fps ∼74% -24%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
34 fps ∼87% -11%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
39 fps ∼100% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (29 - 46, n=7)
35.4 fps ∼91% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=782)
30.5 fps ∼78% -20%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
23 fps ∼89%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
14 fps ∼54% -39%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
18 fps ∼69% -22%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
23 fps ∼89% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (18 - 23, n=7)
20.9 fps ∼81% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=678)
25.9 fps ∼100% +13%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
21 fps ∼96%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
13 fps ∼60% -38%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
17 fps ∼78% -19%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
21 fps ∼96% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (16 - 35, n=7)
21 fps ∼96% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=686)
21.8 fps ∼100% +4%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
14 fps ∼67%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
9.7 fps ∼47% -31%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
12 fps ∼58% -14%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
14 fps ∼67% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.9 - 14, n=7)
12.1 fps ∼58% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=541)
20.8 fps ∼100% +49%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
12 fps ∼63%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
5.3 fps ∼28% -56%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
11 fps ∼58% -8%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
13 fps ∼68% +8%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (10 - 25, n=7)
13.4 fps ∼71% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=543)
19 fps ∼100% +58%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
4.6 fps ∼41%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
3.1 fps ∼28% -33%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4.7 fps ∼42% +2%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
4.9 fps ∼44% +7%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2.6 - 8.7, n=10)
5.22 fps ∼47% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=290)
11.2 fps ∼100% +143%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2.9 fps ∼36%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
1.8 fps ∼22% -38%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2.9 fps ∼36% 0%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3 fps ∼37% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (2.8 - 3.7, n=10)
3.01 fps ∼37% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=288)
8.03 fps ∼100% +177%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7.7 fps ∼46%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
5 fps ∼30% -35%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
6.9 fps ∼42% -10%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8.1 fps ∼49% +5%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.9 - 15, n=10)
8.97 fps ∼54% +16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=294)
16.6 fps ∼100% +116%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8.5 fps ∼44%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
5 fps ∼26% -41%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.5 fps ∼44% 0%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8.3 fps ∼43% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.1 - 9.3, n=10)
8.24 fps ∼43% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=293)
19.3 fps ∼100% +127%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8.1 fps ∼58%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
5.5 fps ∼39% -32%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.6 fps ∼54% -6%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8.2 fps ∼59% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (7.4 - 8.2, n=7)
7.8 fps ∼56% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=466)
14 fps ∼100% +73%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7.4 fps ∼59%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
5.4 fps ∼43% -27%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.1 fps ∼57% -4%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
fps ∼0% -100%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7.7 fps ∼62% +4%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (6.1 - 13, n=7)
7.83 fps ∼63% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=470)
12.5 fps ∼100% +69%
AnTuTu v8
UX (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
33632 Points ∼62%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (33632 - 38496, n=2)
36064 Points ∼66% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6969 - 110361, n=96)
54312 Points ∼100% +61%
MEM (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
37952 Points ∼68%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (31644 - 37952, n=2)
34798 Points ∼63% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9394 - 122714, n=95)
55500 Points ∼100% +46%
GPU (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
37197 Points ∼37%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (30703 - 37197, n=2)
33950 Points ∼34% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (29020 - 224320, n=95)
100110 Points ∼100% +169%
CPU (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
74929 Points ∼72%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (66634 - 74929, n=2)
70782 Points ∼68% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (23816 - 185108, n=95)
104257 Points ∼100% +39%
Total Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
183710 Points ∼58%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (167477 - 183710, n=2)
175594 Points ∼56% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 607937, n=95)
314806 Points ∼100% +71%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1045 Points ∼84%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
896 Points ∼72% -14%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1244 Points ∼100% +19%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
684 Points ∼55% -35%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1174 Points ∼94% +12%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1045 - 1244, n=7)
1132 Points ∼91% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=710)
808 Points ∼65% -23%
Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1712 Points ∼70%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
1499 Points ∼62% -12%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1716 Points ∼71% 0%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
740 Points ∼30% -57%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1721 Points ∼71% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1712 - 1805, n=7)
1746 Points ∼72% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=710)
2431 Points ∼100% +42%
Memory (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2559 Points ∼90%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
1228 Points ∼43% -52%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2598 Points ∼92% +2%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
706 Points ∼25% -72%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2839 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1856 - 2839, n=7)
2401 Points ∼85% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=710)
1810 Points ∼64% -29%
System (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3915 Points ∼94%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
3283 Points ∼79% -16%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
3722 Points ∼89% -5%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1746 Points ∼42% -55%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3977 Points ∼96% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (3722 - 4849, n=7)
4159 Points ∼100% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=710)
3379 Points ∼81% -14%
Overall (sort by value)
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2057 Points ∼94%
CAT S61
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 4096
1526 Points ∼70% -26%
Ulefone Armor 6E
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2132 Points ∼98% +4%
RugGear RG850
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
889 Points ∼41% -57%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2186 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Mediatek Helio P70
  (1959 - 2221, n=7)
2101 Points ∼96% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=710)
1719 Points ∼79% -16%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Blackview BV9700 Pro (Chrome 77)
50.055 Points ∼100% +5%
Blackview BV9800 Pro (Chrome 79)
47.513 Points ∼95%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=601)
46.4 Points ∼93% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (34.3 - 50.2, n=6)
44.5 Points ∼89% -6%
CAT S61 (Chrome 68)
28.136 Points ∼56% -41%
RugGear RG850 (Chrome 73)
18.351 Points ∼37% -61%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
RugGear RG850 (Chrome 73)
72 Points ∼100% +53%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=237)
69.9 Points ∼97% +49%
Ulefone Armor 6E (Chrome 76)
55 Points ∼76% +17%
Blackview BV9700 Pro (Chrome 77)
52 Points ∼72% +11%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (35 - 55, n=7)
47.4 Points ∼66% +1%
Blackview BV9800 Pro (Chrome 79)
47 Points ∼65%
CAT S61
38 Points ∼53% -19%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Blackview BV9700 Pro (Chrome 77)
9863 Points ∼100% +16%
Ulefone Armor 6E (Chrome 76)
9455 Points ∼96% +11%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (6269 - 9863, n=7)
8696 Points ∼88% +2%
Blackview BV9800 Pro (Chrome 79)
8520 Points ∼86%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=768)
7701 Points ∼78% -10%
CAT S61 (Chrome 68)
5146 Points ∼52% -40%
RugGear RG850 (Chrome 73)
3386 Points ∼34% -60%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
RugGear RG850 (Chrome 73)
13599.1 ms * ∼100% -181%
Average of class Smartphone (1914 - 59466, n=794)
9883 ms * ∼73% -104%
CAT S61 (Chrome 68)
9692 ms * ∼71% -100%
Blackview BV9800 Pro (Chrome 79)
4845.2 ms * ∼36%
Average Mediatek Helio P70 (4198 - 5608, n=7)
4795 ms * ∼35% +1%
Blackview BV9700 Pro (Chrome 77)
4496.1 ms * ∼33% +7%
Ulefone Armor 6E (Chrome 76)
4302.1 ms * ∼32% +11%

* ... smaller is better

The Blackview BV9800 Pro features 128 GB of internal eMMC memory. It achieves slightly above-average results, and it is therefore on the same level as the rest of the competition.

The storage capacity of the BV9800 Pro can be increased by up to 256 GB with the help of a microSD card. The SD card cannot be formatted as internal storage or used to store applications. With our reference-grade SD card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501, the rugged smartphone achieves read and write rates that are comparable to those of other competing devices.

Blackview BV9800 ProCAT S61Ulefone Armor 6ERugGear RG850Blackview BV9700 ProAverage 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-8%
-41%
-20%
-21%
18%
-4%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
61.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
63.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
11.2 (Kingston 32GB)
-82%
63.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
1.7 (Hama 32)
-97%
64.2 (52.8 - 73.5, n=19)
5%
50.7 (1.7 - 87.1, n=509)
-17%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
77.23 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
83.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
41.7 (Kingston 32GB)
-46%
83.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
9%
45.1 (Hama 32GB)
-42%
77.4 (71.6 - 85.9, n=19)
0%
68.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=509)
-11%
Random Write 4KB
20.74
15.1
-27%
15.8
-24%
12.64
-39%
21.86
5%
46.4 (8.48 - 151, n=21)
124%
33.2 (0.14 - 319, n=857)
60%
Random Read 4KB
86.68
44.7
-48%
43.4
-50%
39
-55%
89.48
3%
69.5 (20.7 - 108, n=21)
-20%
57.2 (1.59 - 324, n=857)
-34%
Sequential Write 256KB
185.88
212.2
14%
103.3
-44%
120.74
-35%
190.2
2%
183 (90 - 258, n=21)
-2%
122 (2.99 - 911, n=857)
-34%
Sequential Read 256KB
286.45
284.7
-1%
287.5
0%
280.06
-2%
293.81
3%
289 (144 - 499, n=21)
1%
330 (12.1 - 1802, n=857)
15%

Gaming - Rugged smartphone suitable for gaming

The BV9800 Pro comes with the ARM Mali-G72 MP3 graphics unit. This graphics chip can run current games on medium settings. However, it is not fit for very graphically intensive applications. The titles that we benchmarked ran smoothly with the eye candy turned down. Both the touchscreen and the motion sensor work without any problems.

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

Emissions - Good speakers in the Blackview BV9800 Pro

Temperature

The surface temperatures of the Blackview BV9800 Pro peak at 36.2 °C (97.16 °F). The smartphone feels warm. However, it never gets too hot to hold in the hand.

Max. Load
 32.1 °C
90 F
32.2 °C
90 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
 32 °C
90 F
31.9 °C
89 F
35.9 °C
97 F
 
 30.4 °C
87 F
32.3 °C
90 F
34.1 °C
93 F
 
Maximum: 36.2 °C = 97 F
Average: 33 °C = 91 F
29.4 °C
85 F
29.4 °C
85 F
29.2 °C
85 F
28.2 °C
83 F
29.5 °C
85 F
29.6 °C
85 F
29 °C
84 F
29.6 °C
85 F
30.4 °C
87 F
Maximum: 30.4 °C = 87 F
Average: 29.4 °C = 85 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.3 °C = 79 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33 °C / 91 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 36.2 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 30.4 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.9 °C / 86 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
Heat distribution - front
Heat distribution - front
Heat distribution - back
Heat distribution - back

Speakers

Pink noise
Pink noise

The speakers of the BV9800 Pro sound comparatively loud and offer a rather wide sound stage. This is why the speakers are good enough for casual content consumption. Thanks to a 3.5-mm audio jack, external headphones or speakers can be connected to the Blackview smartphone. We did not observe any issues with the headphone jack

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.440.5253035.53126.728.24027.726.85037.636.46328.827.3802421.310021.223.412521.528.416021.14520016.252.325018.760.531516644001665.650014.566.263014.667.480014.470.7100015.673.8125015.371.4160014.671.8200014.672.6250014.574.2315014.776.5400014.674.3500014.573.5630014.572.1800014.7661000015.171.41250015.166.51600015.155.2SPL27.184.7N0.962.8median 15.1median 67.4Delta1.48.132.342.325.635.425.732.927.428.23738.423.327.221.424.821.728.819.934.517.440.5174716.450.114.552.714.259.114.161.812.664.212.568.61267.411.864.911.66811.470.611.369.211.47111.16711.265.611.363.111.265.811.363.111.350.611.346.567.365.824.179.421.617.80.644.8median 11.8median 63.11.79hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseBlackview BV9800 ProCAT S61
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Blackview BV9800 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 26% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 67% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

CAT S61 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 27% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - 24 hours in the Wi-Fi test

Energy Consumption

According to our measurements, the power consumption of the BV9800 Pro is quite inconsistent. While the rugged smartphone has the lowest power draw when idle, under load it consumes the highest amount of energy. However, the Blackview smartphone is not an energy hog.

The included charger has a rated output of 18 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.28 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.87 / 1.91 / 2.03 Watt
Load midlight 4.4 / 7.49 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Blackview BV9800 Pro
6580 mAh
CAT S61
4500 mAh
Ulefone Armor 6E
5000 mAh
RugGear RG850
4000 mAh
Blackview BV9700 Pro
4380 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio P70
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-9%
6%
-4%
-6%
10%
6%
Idle Minimum *
0.87
1.4
-61%
0.8
8%
1.2
-38%
1.2
-38%
0.85 (0.61 - 1.2, n=6)
2%
0.887 (0.2 - 3.4, n=866)
-2%
Idle Average *
1.91
1.9
1%
1.6
16%
1.7
11%
1.5
21%
1.692 (1.5 - 1.91, n=6)
11%
1.754 (0.6 - 6.2, n=865)
8%
Idle Maximum *
2.03
2.6
-28%
2.5
-23%
2.6
-28%
2.8
-38%
2.09 (1.73 - 2.8, n=6)
-3%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=866)
-0%
Load Average *
4.4
3.5
20%
3.8
14%
3.8
14%
3.5
20%
3.26 (2.29 - 4.4, n=6)
26%
4.09 (0.8 - 10.8, n=860)
7%
Load Maximum *
7.49
5.6
25%
6.5
13%
6
20%
7
7%
6.26 (4.99 - 7.49, n=6)
16%
6.04 (1.2 - 14.2, n=860)
19%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our practically oriented Wi-Fi test, the BV9800 Pro achieves a battery runtime of 25 hours. It takes first place in our comparison chart, in no small part because it takes full advantage of its 6580-mAh battery.

The included charger does not support fast charging and takes about 3.5 hours to fully charge the battery.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
24h 52min
Blackview BV9800 Pro
6580 mAh
CAT S61
4500 mAh
Ulefone Armor 6E
5000 mAh
RugGear RG850
4000 mAh
Blackview BV9700 Pro
4380 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
1492
923
-38%
942
-37%
857
-43%
1033
-31%

Pros

+ robust case
+ good Wi-Fi performance
+ responsive system
+ IP68-, IP69K- and MIL-STD-810G-certified
+ infrared camera

Cons

- chunky design
- weak main camera

Verdict - Good rugged smartphone with an infrared camera

In review: Blackview BV9800 Pro.
In review: Blackview BV9800 Pro.

Buyers of the Blackview BV9800 Pro get exactly what they expect: A robust Android smartphone with an infrared camera. All features work well and there are no areas in which the BV9800 Pro fails. The rugged smartphone offers a good level of performance and is very responsive during normal use. The battery also meets all of our expectations. 

Users who need a thermographic camera and pay little attention to design can go for the BV9800 Pro without any second thoughts.

For a price of about 500 Euros (~$551), we can only criticise the poor quality of the main camera and the very chunky design. The Cat S61, which also has an infrared camera, is significantly more compact. However, it costs about 300 Euros (~$331) more, depending on the offer.

Blackview BV9800 Pro - 01/20/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
87%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
82%
Connectivity
50 / 70 → 71%
Weight
86%
Battery
95%
Display
82%
Games Performance
14 / 64 → 21%
Application Performance
61 / 86 → 71%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
77 / 90 → 86%
Camera
52%
Average
73%
77%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-01-23 (Update: 2020-01-25)
Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Editor
I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.