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Blackview BV9800 Pro


Blackview BV9800 Pro
Blackview BV9800 Pro (BV Series)
Mediatek Helio P70 8 x 2.1 GHz, Cortex-A73 / A53
Graphics adapter
6 GB 
6.30 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 116 GB free
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
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
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.8 x 168.5 x 81 ( = 0.58 x 6.63 x 3.19 in)
6580 mAh Lithium-Polymer
wireless charging
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
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
322 g ( = 11.36 oz / 0.71 pounds), Power Supply: 76 g ( = 2.68 oz / 0.17 pounds)
500 Euro



Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 37%, features: 50%, display: 82% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Blackview BV9800 Pro

77% Blackview BV9800 Pro smartphone review: Rugged smartphone with an infrared camera | Notebookcheck
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.
Blackview BV9800 Pro Teardown and Loud speaker replacement
Source: Ricks Tech English
Support, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/25/2022
90% Blackview BV9800 Pro rugged smartphone review
Source: Techradar English
Put it simply, we wish that the BV10000 will be the near perfect all-in-one smartphone for handymen, DIYers and field workers operating in challenging environments. All in all, the BV9800 Pro is a fantastic smartphone that shows how far Chinese rugged device manufacturers have achieved over the past four years, so much so that this smartphone is a worthy recipient of our best-in-class award.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Blackview BV9800 Pro Review: Budget Rugged Phone With Thermal Camera
Source: Extreme Tech English version
I didn’t find the native launcher particularly intuitive, but you can always load your own (I tried Nova Launcher and it worked fine). My biggest disappointment was with the quality of the main (RGB) camera, especially given the 48MP sensor. Blackview makes a big deal out of Night Mode, for example, but it is not as good as either Google’s or Huawei’s. The captured JPEGs also aren’t quite as good as they could be given the high-resolution sensor. Blackview could do a lot to address that by supporting RAW capture, at least in third-party camera apps, but says it has no plans to do so. Then again, it is a $500 phone with a ton of other features, so it isn’t entirely fair to compare image quality to a typical $700+ flagship model. Plus, if you need thermal imaging, the only other smartphone-based solutions will cost you twice as much.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2020
100% Blackview BV9800 Pro rugged smartphone review
Source: Techradar English version
There’s no two ways to put it; the BV9800 Pro remains the best way to get a FLIR/thermal imaging device; it is cheaper than buying the separate FLIR accessory that plugs into a smartphone although you will be able to pick up the older Cat S60 for as little as $353.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

Recensione Blackview BV9800 Pro, Rugged Phone con camera termica by FLIR
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN version
Positive: Tough device; good price; nice cameras; powerful hardware; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2020


ARM Mali-G72 MP3: Integrated graphics card from ARM with 3 cores based on the 2nd generation of the Bifrost architecture.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Helio P70: ARM based octa-core SoC with 4x big ARM Cortex-A73 cores and 4x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A53 cores. All clocked up to 2.1 GHz. Integrates a Cat-7 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) LTE Modem (4G), ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and a dedicated AI processing unit.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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This brand from the Blackview International Group was created in Hong Kong in 2013. Smartphones are the focus of marketing.

However, there are only few reviews and the market shares are very low (2016).

89%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

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