Geekbuying Blackview BV9500 Review and Coupon
Geekbuying Blackview BV9500 Review and Coupon 64GB ROM 4GB RAM Smartphone – Black
Blackview BV9500’s Review
From the first look at the device, you understand that this is not a sturdy ordinary phone. Like I said it, a beast, with 365 grams. It’s built and looks like a tank. However, it is not ugly, far from it. What we see is an industrial design based on Blackview’s design lines. The body follows the ratio of 18: 9 and features a 5.7-inch display panel. The screen is positioned “inside” the body, with the side frame protecting it from falls. It has a ratio of 75% between the screen and body. The frame is a blend of plastic (polycarbonate industrial rubber) and metal (aluminum alloy for aviation). The metal part on the sides is where the buttons are placed. The left side has two buttons for volume adjustment and a specialized PTT (Push-to-talk) button. The right side has the power button, plus the fingerprint sensor and a custom software button for various uses. The quality of the buttons is excellent – they do not shake, their feel and position are great. The bottom features a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port. Note that the top has an antenna placement. The antenna and the PTT button are a feature of the BV9500 Pro edition, so that specific version we have in our hands cannot be used as a walkie-talkie. The back is plastic. Both cameras are located in the center of the upper side, positioned vertically with an LED between them. Below them is the hatch that contains two micro SIMs and a MicroSD card. You will need the screwdriver to open it and place it. The bottom has the speaker tray. Below is a positioning for a retaining strap. The phone is full of screws for the design, so do not be alarmed, as you just need to open the SIM cover once. The hatch for the SIMs is at the top of the Blackview brand and logo. Below, on the back panel, there are markings for the main features of the phone with waterproof grade IP68. Finally handling is great and this phone will not slip from your hand.
Everything here follows the maximum protection. The BV9500 has an IP68 rating – this means resistance to dust and water (submersible). It also has a MIL-STD-810G rating, making it compatible with the US Military Standards, which ensures military-grade durability. The smartphone is 1.8-meter drop-proof. There is protection in the display panel, not unlike Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The screen has a virtually useless plastic sticker that you can remove without any problems.
It has the support of 4G Global network, compatible with different frequency bands in different countries and regions, besides the indispensable network Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, among others. This phone operates with an advanced dual positioning system (GPS + Glonass), a technology capable of receiving both signals at the same time for a more precise positioning, regardless of the type of climate in which it is. Finally, let’s look at some of the extra features that the Blackview BV9500 brings to our attention. This terminal has a total of 10 professional sensors including a gyroscope, air pressure sensor, and an electronic compass. In addition, we have the multifunctional NFC, which allows us to link different types of cards to our mobile devices, such as credit card or transport, and use them to pay in transit. Depending on the country in which we live, this function can be used to a greater or lesser extent, but in theory can be a very useful alternative.
The 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD + resolution (2160 × 1080 pixels) and 18: 9 aspect ratio has 424 pixels per inch of density. The result is vivid, has high contrast and is very bright at 500 nits for external use. Color temperature and viewing angles are good. The fingerprint sensor on the side is fast and proved to be accurate. Unfortunately, it will not work if you have wet toes. The SoC of the phone is the MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763T, an octa-core processor with 64-bit CPU architecture running at 2.50GHz, manufactured with 16nm process technology, while a Mali G71 MP2 GPU handles graphics. The processor handles everyday tasks with ease and you can perform multiple tasks with the help of 4 GB of RAM. This is not the main power or a gaming platform, so do not expect anything good in this category. The combination of SoC, screen resolution, battery, and software is geared toward energy conservation. Internal storage is 64GB but can be upgraded to 128GB using a memory card. It supports 4G and multi-bands in order to accompany you smoothly for your travels. Navigation works seamlessly with blocked satellites quickly and accurately. WiFi is standard 802.11ac / b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.2. NFC is there to support your transactions. The quality of the calls is excellent and the video calls are good without any problems. The audio is super loud. It’s clear and the clarity is excellent. I was so impressed that I believe you do not need a Bluetooth speaker with this phone.
As usual, Blackview depends on Android with some add-ons. You’ll find Android 8.1 Oreo with the July Google security patch inside. There are some applications to support the BV9500. Blackview Note, SOS, Cell Broadcast FM Radio, Compass, Flashlight, Sound Recorder are standalone applications where the Toolbox offers a choice of specialized tools. The setup is the usual Oreo package, adding some Blackview options. Smart Assistance is the menu where the user can play with some additional software options. You’ll find system movement, screen recording, power-saving manager, shortcut manager, shortcut button, buttons, LED notification, flip to mute and scan. Security and location have a Facial Unlock option, it is fast and almost always accurate, but it is not the quality of the iPhone X with an IR projector, it is more convenient and is not a solid security feature. The system provides a Gestures menu, in which you can add the option of double-clicking the power button to open the Camera application. It is a beautiful and delay-free user interface, based on a ROM apparently. This software provides the office/home feel that you do not find on other rugged phones. I liked the Blackview custom interface from my previous years’ experience with the BV9000 and I still like it now.
Forget what you knew of the camera samples coming from previous sturdy phones. The BV9500 features a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 f / 2.0 aperture sensor to capture your memories in the best possible way. This particular sensor is one of Sony’s bestsellers and offers good results. During the day, we’ll get great photos, but you’ll need some time to focus if you want great results. However, I firmly believe that the focus speed needs to be updated in the next software update. HDR photos are very good on the other hand. Bokeh is software applied as on most non-flagship phones. It is decent under strong light, but nothing to be ecstatic with. The second Sony 0.3MP camera is most of the time positioned to advertise the dual camera logo and can not be trusted for significant shots. Night shots have a lot of noise – especially in the corners – but they are much better than any other rugged phone I’ve seen this year. Selfie-cam has a 13-megapixel Samsung sensor, also a bestseller in the market for low-end Chinese mid-range phones. The quality is not as good as the back camera, but the results are more than good for social media and video calls. Keep in mind that there is no LED flash front. Image stabilization is absent and Video recording is limited to Full HD. Also note that the focus function creates problems here, especially at night.
A monstrous battery of 10,000mAh is the main selling point of this robust phone. It is supported by super fast charging (10W) which can charge the battery in 3.5 hours. You will find the SOT of 24 hours and the 6 + days of use (medium) extremely pleasant. This is the phone you spend almost all week without bothering to carry it. I’ve never held a smartphone with such an incredible battery life. It’s simply incredible. Wireless charging is also present. The problem is (same as with non-fast chargers) that the loading time from 0% to 100% takes a lot of time and therefore the functionality exists just as an advertising trick.
This battery-capable recordable phone, which is also almost indestructible, is this year’s champion, according to me. Performance is good, no delays, but multitasking and games should be tested in “light” conditions. Photos and videos are good in the day, they have the usual reduction of quality in low light conditions. The focus, however, is a problem that spoils a pleasant experience, but thankfully loudness and clarity are perfect! Software/application tools are there to be used and the phone is ready to accompany you literally anywhere, with no worries. With 6GB of RAM, 128GB of ROM and an antenna to be used as a walkie-talkie, it’s a great alternative – but it does have a cost as it’s more expensive.
|Design:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Display:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Camera:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Connectivity:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Performance:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Usability:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Features:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Battery:||(5.0 / 5)|
Blackview BV9500’s Specs
Type: 4G Phablet
OS: Android 8.1
Service Provider: Unlocked
SIM Card Type: Dual Micro SIM Card
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
Cores: Octa-Core, 2.5GHz
GPU: ARM Mali-G71-MP2 770MHz
External Memory: up to 64GB with TF card – not included
Wireless Connectivity: WiFi, GPS, NFC, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth
WIFI: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
Screen size: 5.7 inch
Screen resolution: 2160 x 1080
Front camera: 8.0MP
Back-camera: 16.0MP + 0.3MP
Camera type: Triple cameras
I/O Interface: 2x Micro SIM Card Slot, TF/Micro SD Card Slot, Microphone, Type-C, Speaker
Bluetooth Version: 4.1
Gyroscope, E-Compass, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gravity Sensor
Google Play Store
Additional Features: WiFi, 3G, 4G, Alarm, Bluetooth, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, Camera, E-book, FM, GPS, MP3, MP4, NFC, Notification, OTG
Battery Capacity: 10000mAh
Non-removable Li-ion Battery
Dimensions and Weight
Product dimensions (length x width x height): 6.50 x 3.22 x 0.74 inches / 16.500 x 8.180 x 1.870 cm
Product weight: 0.3650 kg