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Blackview N6000 review - Affordable outdoor phone with plenty of power

Handy and robust. If you are looking for a smartphone that can be easily stowed in your pocket and at the same time defies the forces of nature, you should get to know the Blackview N6000. In this test, we take a closer look at the small outdoor phone.
Blackview N6000
Blackview N6000
Processor
Mediatek Helio G99 8 x 2 - 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
4.30 inch 20:9, 1200 x 540 pixel 306 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, Gorilla Glas 5, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 210 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B25/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41/​B66), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.4 x 133 x 65.3 ( = 0.72 x 5.24 x 2.57 in)
Battery
3880 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 18 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.79, phase comparison-AF, dual LED-flash, Videos @1440p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.2, Videos @1080p
Additional features
Speakers: speaker on the back, charger, USB cable, 12 Months Warranty, FM radio, IP68/​IP69K-certified, MIL-STD-810H-certified, assignable button, fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
208 g ( = 7.34 oz / 0.46 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
260 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
76.5 %
11/2023
Blackview N6000
Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2
208 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash4.30"1200x540
75.4 %
01/2023
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2
149 g128 GB eMMC Flash4.50"1170x480
75.3 %
07/2022
Cubot Pocket
T310, PowerVR GE8300
128 g64 GB eMMC Flash4.00"1080x540
86.1 %
04/2022
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15, A15 GPU 5-Core
144 g64 GB SSD4.70"1334x750

Case and features - The outdoor cell phone fits in many pockets

There are hardly any cell phones with screens smaller than 5 inches. The Apple iPhone SE is still a notable exception, but at over 500 euros it is also expensive. The Blackview N6000 is just half the price and is also suitable for outdoor use: it is IP69K and MIL-STD-810H tested. This means you can take it with you on diving trips in shallow water or use it in very dusty environments without damaging the phone.

However, at 208 grams, the handy cell phone is not quite as light and has wide edges around the screen to provide adequate protection against damage from drops. The screen is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5. A rubber coating should also prevent the Blackview N6000 from slipping out of your hand.

In terms of design, the outdoor phone is classic for its product category, with visible screws and industrial design indicating that this is a robust device. The phone is available in either pure black or with orange or green color accents.

The phone comes with NFC, so you can also use mobile payment services. There is also plenty of space for data with 256 GB of mass storage and 8 GB of RAM ensures that the system is not slowed down.

There is no microSD slot or support for eSIM, but you can insert up to 2 nano SIM cards into the smartphone.

Blackview N6000
Blackview N6000
Blackview N6000
Blackview N6000

Size comparison

133 mm / 5.24 inch 65.3 mm / 2.57 inch 18.4 mm / 0.724 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs138.4 mm / 5.45 inch 67.3 mm / 2.65 inch 7.3 mm / 0.2874 inch 144 g0.3175 lbs131 mm / 5.16 inch 58.1 mm / 2.29 inch 13.4 mm / 0.528 inch 149 g0.3285 lbs119 mm / 4.69 inch 58 mm / 2.28 inch 12.5 mm / 0.4921 inch 128 g0.2822 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Communication, software and operation - Pure Android 13 without advertising

WiFi 5 is the fastest Wi-Fi standard that the Blackview N6000 can use to connect to a network. In our test with the Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 reference router, it, therefore, achieves very stable transfer rates that are on par with its class. At speeds between 310 and 362 MBit/s, a Gigabit Internet line can be utilized to a maximum of one third.

For mobile networks, 4G is the highest level, but there are several frequency bands available so that the phone can also be used abroad. During our test period of around 2 weeks, we repeatedly checked the reception strength in urban areas. The Blackview N6000 is somewhat less stable here than high-end smartphones but still has good reception quality.

Android 13 is used as the operating system, with the manufacturer installing its own DokeOS interface. However, this changes very little to the standard Android and does not include any third-party advertising software. The security updates date from July 2023 and are therefore older.

In terms of operation, the Blackview phone is also suitable for smaller hands thanks to its compact dimensions, although many buttons are tiny. There is a button on the left-hand side of the casing, where a single press and a longer press can each be assigned an app, which then starts. More sophisticated functions, such as macros or switching on the flashlight via the button, are not possible.

The Blackview N6000 also has a fingerprint sensor, which is concealed in the standby button on the right-hand side. If you touch it, there is only a short delay before the system is unlocked. Face recognition is also possible, which also works reliably, but is not as secure against manipulation due to the 2D image recognition used.

Networking
Blackview N6000
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
362 (min: 331) MBit/s ∼41%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
329 (min: 310) MBit/s ∼44%
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
369 (min: 328) MBit/s ∼42%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
324 (min: 294) MBit/s ∼43%
Cubot Pocket
802.11a/b/g/n
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
368 (min: 355) MBit/s ∼41%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
210 (min: 204) MBit/s ∼28%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
888 (min: 869) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
746 (min: 599) MBit/s ∼100%
020406080100120140160180200220240260280300320340360380Tooltip
Blackview N6000; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø329 (310-340)
Blackview N6000; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø362 (331-382)

Camera - Moderate equipment

Recording from the front camera
Recording from the front camera

The 48-megapixel camera on the back usually only takes 12-megapixel pictures since it combines 4 pixels into one pixel and thus achieves a higher light sensitivity. The full resolution can also be used in a special mode of the camera software.

The resulting photos are rather mediocre in terms of dynamic range, with bright areas in particular quickly becoming too bright and hardly any details visible in darker areas. The color reproduction is also somewhat pale. The image sharpness is only at a low level. In low light and with high contrasts, images are taken that also lack detail in dark and bright areas and are not as sharp.

Videos can be recorded in a maximum resolution of 2K at 30 fps - a higher frame rate is not supported even in FullHD. The autofocus does not work quite correctly from time to time, and the exposure compensation takes a while to react. Overall, however, the resulting videos are usable in good light.

Although there is a second lens on the back, the manufacturer does not provide any information about it. This means that it is probably only a support lens for portrait shots. In any case, you cannot take photos with it.

There is a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front. It takes usable selfies in good light. However, you should not enlarge them too much, as the details will result in very grainy images.

Image Comparison

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Main cameraMain cameraLow Light
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ColorChecker
3 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
4 ∆E
8 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview N6000: 4.24 ∆E min: 1.28 - max: 8.93 ∆E
ColorChecker
26.7 ∆E
45.1 ∆E
32.8 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
54 ∆E
44.8 ∆E
26.1 ∆E
34.5 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
56.6 ∆E
56.5 ∆E
23 ∆E
41.1 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
62.3 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
43.3 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
21 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview N6000: 38.17 ∆E min: 11.73 - max: 62.34 ∆E

Display - Bright, but not true to color

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The IPS screen is not that large at 4.3 inches, so the resolution of 1200 x 540 pixels is sufficient for a reasonably sharp image. The brightness also surprises positively and is at a high level with average maximum values of 661 cd/m² with an exposed brightness sensor. However, the comparison devices achieve similar values.

In any case, the Blackview N6000 is also suitable for brighter environments, as the screen content is still easy to read. In our measurements with the spectrophotometer, we noticed a rather strong blue cast in the display, so that the color fidelity suffers.

However, we did not measure PWM flickering even at very low brightness levels.

646
cd/m²
658
cd/m²
681
cd/m²
649
cd/m²
644
cd/m²
658
cd/m²
655
cd/m²
662
cd/m²
698
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 698 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 661.2 cd/m² Minimum: 3.98 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 644 cd/m²
Contrast: 1073:1 (Black: 0.6 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.6 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 5.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
87.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.257
Blackview N6000
IPS, 1200x540, 4.30
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
IPS, 1170x480, 4.50
Cubot Pocket
IPS, 1080x540, 4.00
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Retina HD, IPS, 1334x750, 4.70
Response Times
-69%
-40%
-71%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
28.7 ?(19.9, 8.8)
44.6 ?(21.3, 23.3)
-55%
34 ?(17, 17)
-18%
56 ?(27, 29)
-95%
Response Time Black / White *
13.7 ?(10.5, 3.2)
25 ?(12.5, 12.5)
-82%
22 ?(10, 12)
-61%
20 ?(7, 13)
-46%
PWM Frequency
Screen
5%
13%
36%
Brightness middle
644
639
-1%
628
-2%
662
3%
Brightness
661
624
-6%
632
-4%
647
-2%
Brightness Distribution
92
82
-11%
93
1%
92
0%
Black Level *
0.6
0.6
-0%
0.57
5%
0.4
33%
Contrast
1073
1065
-1%
1102
3%
1655
54%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.6
4.98
11%
4.23
24%
1.44
74%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
10.32
8.55
17%
8.81
15%
4.74
54%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.5
4
27%
2.3
58%
1.7
69%
Gamma
2.257 97%
2.223 99%
2.136 103%
2.179 101%
CCT
8251 79%
6873 95%
6945 94%
6746 96%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-32% / -10%
-14% / 2%
-18% / 14%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
13.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10.5 ms rise
↘ 3.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 29 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
28.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.9 ms rise
↘ 8.8 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 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 32 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18170 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - Powerful and lasts a long time

The MediaTek Helio G99 would also look good in a slightly more expensive smartphone than the Blackview N6000, so the phone is certainly impressive in terms of performance. Of course, it doesn't reach the performance of the iPhone SE, but comparable smartphones are significantly slower.

This means that the N6000 can also run somewhat more complex apps smoothly in everyday use and even demanding graphics calculations are possible in the fairly low resolution of the screen.

With its UFS 2.1 memory, the Blackview N6000 is also very fast.

The phone heats up to a maximum of 37.5 °C even under heavy load. This is noticeable as a slight difference to the surroundings with your hand on the casing but is by no means unpleasant. The SoC is not throttled, even if the phone is under heavy load for a longer period of time.

The speaker on the back of the ruggedized smartphone can be clearly muffled, for example, when the phone is placed on a soft surface. Although the sound is loud when the speaker is not covered, it is rather mediocre in terms of quality and lacks fullness and clarity. The sound can also be sent to external audio devices via USB-C port or Bluetooth. The Blackview N6000 supports several audio codecs for wireless transmission, including aptX HD or LHDC for approximate or actual HiRes audio.

The Blackview N6000's battery has a capacity of 3880 mAh. The manufacturer refers to a solid-state battery, which should be more robust and resistant to extreme temperatures. In any case, the battery achieves good runtimes: the phone managed 16:54 hours in our WLAN test, which should be enough for 2 working days with average use. The phone is charged with a maximum of 18 watts, so it takes 1:30 hours to charge the battery from empty to completely full.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
1741 Points +218%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=212, last 2 years)
905 Points +65%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
547 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (490 - 576, n=10)
545 Points 0%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
376 Points -31%
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
345 Points -37%
Multi-Core
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
4788 Points +164%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=212, last 2 years)
2952 Points +63%
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (1670 - 1981, n=10)
1826 Points +1%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1813 Points
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1184 Points -35%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
756 Points -58%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=87, last 2 years)
1431 Points +95%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
732 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (710 - 738, n=4)
728 Points -1%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=87, last 2 years)
3924 Points +91%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2051 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (1864 - 2065, n=4)
1998 Points -3%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=205, last 2 years)
11592 Points +22%
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (8973 - 11027, n=10)
9716 Points +2%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
9506 Points
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
6866 Points -28%
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
6782 Points -29%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Average of class Smartphone
  (286 - 7890, n=101, last 2 years)
2666 Points +1%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2632 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (2478 - 2791, n=9)
2622 Points 0%
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1387 Points -47%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
406 Points -85%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (240 - 9814, n=101, last 2 years)
2658 Points +8%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2467 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (2326 - 2655, n=9)
2462 Points 0%
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1266 Points -49%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
335 Points -86%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3433 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (3112 - 3450, n=9)
3366 Points -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (858 - 4679, n=101, last 2 years)
3116 Points -9%
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2084 Points -39%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
1572 Points -54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (317 - 20131, n=175, last 2 years)
6543 Points +147%
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (2543 - 2843, n=9)
2664 Points +1%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2649 Points
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1393 Points -47%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
404 Points -85%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (267 - 33376, n=174, last 2 years)
9372 Points +282%
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (2375 - 3908, n=9)
2648 Points +8%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2453 Points
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1234 Points -50%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
333 Points -86%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Smartphone
  (938 - 8480, n=174, last 2 years)
4137 Points +13%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3677 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (3102 - 3798, n=9)
3590 Points -2%
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2533 Points -31%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
1588 Points -57%
Wild Life Score
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
8357 Points +567%
Average of class Smartphone
  (394 - 10062, n=132, last 2 years)
2720 Points +117%
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (1183 - 1364, n=10)
1257 Points 0%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1252 Points
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
738 Points -41%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
8909 Points +630%
Average of class Smartphone
  (392 - 20068, n=194, last 2 years)
6097 Points +400%
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (1109 - 1340, n=10)
1226 Points 0%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1220 Points
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
737 Points -40%
Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
2399 Points +595%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 5226, n=199, last 2 years)
1633 Points +373%
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (330 - 378, n=10)
348 Points +1%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
345 Points
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
186 Points -46%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
1877 Points +460%
Average of class Smartphone
  (109 - 5248, n=194, last 2 years)
1639 Points +389%
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (323 - 366, n=10)
340 Points +1%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
335 Points
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
187 Points -44%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
60 fps +36%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
44 fps
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.6 - 123, n=219, last 2 years)
43.6 fps -1%
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
22 fps -50%
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (12 - 44, n=10)
19.5 fps -56%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
9.1 fps -79%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
95.9 fps +499%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.3 - 229, n=219, last 2 years)
63.2 fps +295%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
16 fps
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (14 - 18, n=10)
15.7 fps -2%
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8.6 fps -46%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
3 fps -81%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
60 fps +114%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.8 - 105, n=219, last 2 years)
32.4 fps +16%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
28 fps
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
13 fps -54%
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (8.4 - 28, n=10)
12.9 fps -54%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
5.9 fps -79%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
39 fps +550%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.85 - 94, n=219, last 2 years)
25.1 fps +318%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
6 fps
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (5.4 - 6.5, n=10)
5.89 fps -2%
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
3.3 fps -45%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
1.1 fps -82%
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.38 - 42, n=196, last 2 years)
12.4 fps +396%
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (2.4 - 2.8, n=10)
2.53 fps +1%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2.5 fps
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1.5 fps -40%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
0.48 fps -81%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
65969 Points +230%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4633 - 89112, n=200, last 2 years)
33470 Points +67%
Blackview N6000
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
20019 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G99
  (17228 - 25005, n=10)
19884 Points -1%
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
12386 Points -38%
Cubot Pocket
UNISOC Tiger T310, PowerVR GE8300, 4096
11986 Points -40%
Blackview N6000Cubot KingKong Mini 3Cubot PocketAverage 256 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-81%
-80%
-41%
13%
Sequential Read 256KB
971.8
277.3
-71%
261.6
-73%
826 ?(496 - 984, n=22)
-15%
1452 ?(215 - 4512, n=207, last 2 years)
49%
Sequential Write 256KB
914
131
-86%
186.9
-80%
358 ?(198.5 - 914, n=22)
-61%
1060 ?(57.5 - 3643, n=207, last 2 years)
16%
Random Read 4KB
264.6
43
-84%
32.7
-88%
166.6 ?(108.4 - 265, n=22)
-37%
240 ?(22.2 - 543, n=207, last 2 years)
-9%
Random Write 4KB
275
46.4
-83%
59.5
-78%
141.5 ?(22.1 - 280, n=22)
-49%
264 ?(13 - 709, n=207, last 2 years)
-4%

Temperature

Max. Load
 37.2 °C
99 F
36.4 °C
98 F
36.8 °C
98 F
 
 37.5 °C
100 F
37.2 °C
99 F
36.6 °C
98 F
 
 37.2 °C
99 F
36.8 °C
98 F
36.8 °C
98 F
 
Maximum: 37.5 °C = 100 F
Average: 36.9 °C = 98 F
31.1 °C
88 F
31.4 °C
89 F
31.1 °C
88 F
30.9 °C
88 F
32.9 °C
91 F
30.5 °C
87 F
32.1 °C
90 F
33.6 °C
92 F
30.7 °C
87 F
Maximum: 33.6 °C = 92 F
Average: 31.6 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.9 °C = 107 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.9 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.5 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.6 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.3 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Back
Heatmap Back
051015202530354045Tooltip
Blackview N6000 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø2.07 (2.07-2.08)
Apple iPhone SE 2022 A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 0.0.0.0: Ø10.7 (9.12-14.9)
Blackview N6000 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.5 (7.48-7.51)
Cubot KingKong Mini 3 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.47 (4.42-4.49)
Apple iPhone SE 2022 A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø40.3 (39-49)

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.638.4253032.73126.3234028.826.75034.330.56324.724.68019.319.910022.319.812522.123.416019.730.120013.933.425011.536.131510.344.94008.555.65009.265.663010.571.680013.870.6100011.763.112509.667.716009.768.4200010.873.6250011.278.33150147640001360.7500013.650.4630013.854.4800014.547.51000015.453.41250016.358.41600017.247.1SPL24.983.4N0.646.5median 13.6median 55.6Delta3.212.741.551.135.542.731.733.630.831.932.236.325.13119.427.320.932.317.639.515.847.21348.111.747.710.649.910.556.311.963.513.867.615.469.612.771.21674.512.475.911.675.813.176.513.174.413.774.214.271.614.770.415.375.815.97616.565.117.165.626.185.90.764median 13.8median 69.61.99.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseBlackview N6000Apple iPhone SE 2022
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Blackview N6000 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 11.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (13.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.3% higher than median
(-) | highs are not linear (16.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (33.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 81% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 91% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 8% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Apple iPhone SE 2022 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.1% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 34% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Blackview N6000
3880 mAh
1014 min
Cubot Pocket
3000 mAh
994 min -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (424 - 2844, n=220, last 2 years)
906 min -11%
Cubot KingKong Mini 3
3000 mAh
863 min -15%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
2018 mAh
769 min -24%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
16h 54min

Pros

+ handy cell phone
+ IP-certified
+ bright screen without PWM
+ relatively high performance
+ good battery life
+ fast charging

Cons

- quite heavy
- screen with low color fidelity
- cameras with low image quality
- moderate speaker
- no 5G

Verdict - Small outdoor phone with big advantages

In review: Blackview N6000.
In review: Blackview N6000.

The Blackview N6000 is a comparatively inexpensive and handy outdoor phone that won't let you down even in extreme situations: The screen can shine relatively brightly and the housing is protected against shocks and environmental influences.

The phone is by no means a dwarf in terms of performance either: it has plenty of power and can also cope with more complex apps. It also has a good battery life and reasonably fast charging.

However, the N6000 is only suitable for camera fans to a limited extent, and the phone is comparatively heavy and perhaps not necessarily suitable for a business meeting due to its striking industrial design. The loudspeaker sounds rather mediocre and is not optimally positioned.

The Blackview N6000 impresses as a handy yet robust phone with plenty of power and good battery life.

Even more compact and cheaper is the Cubot Pocket but here you have to do without protection from dust and water. The older King Kong Mini 2 can offer even longer endurance but is also not IP-certified.

Price and availability

Users can buy the Blackview N6000 directly from the manufacturer. Amazon US also lists the device for around $280.

Blackview N6000 - 11/04/2023 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
81%
Keyboard
64%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
44%
Weight
88%
Battery
91 / 86 → 100%
Display
83%
Games Performance
21%
Application Performance
65 / 90 → 72%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
56%
Camera
46%
Average
71%
77%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Florian Schmitt, 2023-11- 5 (Update: 2023-11- 5)