Targeting the growing niche of users looking for a smartphone able to take bumps and knocks, Blackview BV6000 is an IP-68 certified water resistant phone for adventurers, construction workers and outdoor enthusiasts. It’s certainly not everybody’s cup of tea and suits users who demand ruggedness and excellent battery timing without compromising on performance and other features. The smartphone is able to take some serious beating and still keep on ticking without leaving a mark. It’s able to survive harsh environments, accidental drops and scratches. Ruggedness isn’t the only thing that defines BV6000 as the smartphone also packs a powerful processor, plenty of Ram and storage and an array of connectivity options.
Blackview BV6000 is far from an average slim and smart gadget and weighs 247 grams. However, the smartphone targets a very specific niche i.e. people who want their smartphone to survive tough conditions or people who are tired of taking care of their phones. For both type of customers, the phone offers IP-68 certification, which means the phone is water proof in 1 meter water for 30 minutes and protects the enclosure from dust. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 helps in resisting scratches, while all the rubber and metal around the phone ensure that bumps and shocks don’t cause any damage. BV6000 has a lot in common with CAT flagship rugged phone S60, including a 4.7-inch display, 3 gigs of RAM, 13/5MP cameras, dual-SIM slots, 32 gigs of internal storage and Android Marshmallow (BV6000 is now updatable to Android Nougat).
|CPU/GPU||MediaTek MTK6755 2.0GHz Octa Core, Mali T860MP2|
|RAM/ROM||3GB RAM, 32GB Internal, SDCard up to 32GB|
|Display||4.7-inch 1289×720 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection|
|Protection||IP-68 certified (1 meter, 30 minutes), waterproof, dust proof, shock proof, polycarbonate and glass fiver construction|
|Operating System||Android Nougat|
|SIM||Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby, Micro SIM|
|Cellular||GSM, WCDMA, FDD-LTE|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS, OTG|
|Sensors||Atmospheric pressure sensor, E-Compass, Gravity|
|Battery||4200 mAh non-removable battery|
|I/O Interface||3.5mm Audio Out Port, TF/Micro SD Card Slot, Micro SIM Card slots|
|Phone dimensions and weight||15.23 x 8.10 x 1.66 cm, 247 grams|
|Package weight||around 600 grams|
|Package contents||Cell phone, power adopter, usb cable, manual, case opening tool|
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- IP-68 dust and waterproof
- Shock and scratch resistant
- Octacore processor
- Dedicated camera, Push-to-talk and SOS buttons
- Massive battery
- Atmospheric pressure sensor
- Android Nougat
Pros and Cons
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- Great value at an affordable price
- Snappy performance
- Latest Android
- Tough build, premium materials
- Great battery timing
- Quick Charge
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- Decent, but not outstanding camera
Performance and Battery
Powered by the MediaTek octacore SoC known as Helio P10, BV6000 offers decent performance with the Antutu score hovering around 50,000. This obviously isn’t among the greatest performance scores, but still sufficient enough for a smooth user experience and flawless multitasking. The non-removable 4200mAh battery provides enough juice to keep the phone alive for days. The 720p display and quick charging adds even more to the equation and the bundled 10W charger allows to top-up the battery in a matter of minutes. Although the exact battery runtime depends on various factors, an average user should easily be able to get at least two days of battery life out of BV6000. Rugged smartphones are often perceived as low-end phones with crippled internals, but this isn’t the case with BV6000 as it features quite powerful internals.
Polycarbonate and glass build combined with IP-68 certification and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 provides all the protection features users expect from a rugged smartphone. It’s water, dust and shock proof and can survive under extreme temperatures. The phone is able to take daily abuses without any issues and includes many features necessary for campers, adventurers and people who work at tough sites such as construction workers. The dedicated camera, SOS and push-to-talk buttons add value to an already capable smartphone and provide quick access to important emergency functions.
Blackview BV6000 offers everything one expects from a rugged phone without costing a fortune. The combination of an octacore processor and 3 gigs of ram ensure a butter smooth user experience and also performs reasonably well in multitasking and gaming. Some may complain about the low-resolution display, but 720p on a 4.7-inch isn’t a bad thing, which also results in better battery timing. The smartphone is built to last and able to take abuse that most other phones simply cannot. The 13MP primary camera is decent and captures good images in most lighting conditions, but isn’t among the best shooters. Overall, the smartphone offers great value for the money and is one of the best choices available for people who want a durable companion able to survive the toughest of environmental conditions.
How to Buy
Blackview BV6000 is available at a discounted price from Gearbest, but for a limited time period. The following link takes to the product page that provides more information about shipping and answers any questions you might have about the smartphone, including supported network frequencies.