In this review, we would be taking on the technicalities and the specifications associated with Blackview’s recent flagship phone, the Blackview BV5000. As this device gets transpired for worldwide use, a lot of buzz can be witnessed in the wake of its release. Just as on the higher end, devices such as the Bluboo Xtouch which we reviewed some time back under the handle Bluboo
Priced at approximately $160, the Blackview BV5000 is a reasonable device supplementing your requirements with almost decent specifications and functionalities. Shining in the bright orange, this device is designed to specifically be compatible with the current version of the Android or the Windows operating systems integrated within. You need to be careful as any changes such as upgrading or modding the custom ROMs can render the device’s warranty null and void.
So, without further ado, let’s begin with reviewing the Blackview BV5000 by initially over-viewing the initial offerings offered by the device. Before we do that, just know that you can buy this device in a beauty of colors as shown below.
The highlights of the Blackview BV5000
Well, the highlights of the Blackview were pretty impressive. As we got to lay our hands on the device, the 5.0 touch screen of the smart phone seemed really sleek and attractive. The device comes running on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop platform. First of all, the device is IP67 Waterproof as well as dustproof and shockproof.
Another important point worth noting is that the device has an IPS capacitive touch screen. Core hardware includes presence of the MediaTek’s MTK6735P processor, the processor being Cortex A7. It is quad core and with the 1.0 GHz clock speed, it seems to create a decent impression.
The device seems really impressive with the Dual cameras(both rear as well as front) as well as the Dual SIM card standby modes define the functional scope of the device. The device has support for multiple networks including 2G, 3G as well as 4G.
Now, moving on further with the Blackview BV5000 review, we would be studying the specifications associated with the device section-wise.
Blackview BV5000’s hardware
The CPU as well as the GPU form and integral part of the hardware of your device. So getting into the specifics, the CPU core is built up with the MTK6735 64-bit MediaTek’s processor thus making it very powerful.
On the other hand, the RAM and the ROM are integral too and when it comes to this device, the Blackview BV5000 has a RAM of 2GB where as it has a ROM of 16 GB.
Also, you get the option to avail an external memory by using a TF card of storage up to 32 GB. The powerful Mali T720 GPU on the other hand facilitates your gaming experience by transcending its gaming performance to a whole other level.
Integral trivia on the side
The Blackview BV5000 us a 4G smart phone which comes unlocked as you buy it has a support for more than a dozen languages within its system. Some odd languages such as Persian, Kishwahili, Lativiesu, Magyar as well as many other languages are supported.
The device has a standard SIM card as a Micro SIM card thus providing a dual standby mode to run on. Being Dual SIM expands the functional scope of the Blackview BV5000 significantly. Moreover, the newest sweet take on Android, the Android 5.1 lollipop enables the device to take a bigger leap and impress a large consumer base.
The Network Support exhibited
Well, the network support provided by the Blackview BV5000 is quite satisfying in comparison to the other smart phones in this range. The Blackview BV5000 has a wireless connectivity as well as the support for Bluetooth 4.0.
GSM support is provided and the support for both, GPS as well as A-GPS too. Adding to these functionalities is the support for the 2G, 3G and the 4G networks as well. 802.11 b/g/n support for the wireless internet is exhibited by the Blackview BV5000. The support for WCDMA coupled with the support for FDD and LTE is also there. In entirety, the Blackview BV5000 is pretty much like the next smartphone out there satisfying all the basic needs, network-wise.
Moving on to the display
Now, moving on to the display, it would only be fair to talk about the quality of clarity exhibited by this device. The 5 inch screen happens to be capacitive. Moreover, the screen is comprises a one glass solution and is an IPS HD screen.
Thus, in totality, the display on the Blackview BV5000 is decent enough to prove its supremacy over other devices in a similar price range boasting of their specifications.
As you can see in the images surrounding this section, the clarity of the display on this screen speaks volumes about itself.
Diving into the Camera specifics
The camera type on this device is the dual type camera which most obviously signifies the existence of the rear end as well as the front end camera. On the Blackview BV5000 device, the rear end camera is of 8 Megapixels and contains a flash as well as the auto focus feature within. The front end camera on the other hand is rated 2 Megapixels which is just satisfactory for a device in this range.
Moreover, you can interpolate the rear end camera to 16 Megapixels. You get to record videos too and with the flashlight feature, doing that in less bright places becomes an easy task. Just check out the camera samples below.
Thus, you can’t help yourself admiring the quality of the camera on the Blackview BV5000. The clarity is definitely lovely and the pixels too don’t seem distorted at all. So when it comes to analyzing the devices on the grounds of camera, we can just say that it’s definitely a big plus.
The formats supported by the camera on this device are PNG, JPEG as well as GIF when it comes to the picture formats where as on the note of Video formats, H.253, 3GP, MP4 as well as H.264 formats are supported.
The battery life – An integral feature
The battery on the Blackview BV5000 is really commendable as it is powered 5000mAh which is probably the best not only among the devices in this very price range but among some higher end devices too. The rating on the battery stands at 4700mAh.
One important point worth noting is that the battery is non-removable so just be a little cautious there! You also get a live wallpaper support, yet another advantage you get to avail!
All additional features by the side
As you must have seen in the video, the Blackview BV5000 is waterproof and flourishes in all tests while proving the same. This is a device you can entrust when it comes to ensuring its rigidity. The damage control mechanism is really strong with this one which is why the device seems truly robust and rugged.
On the side, the device has a standard SIM card slot as well as a MICRO USB slot. A 3.5 mm Audio jack port is also there along with a microphone plugin and a speaker.
The Blackview BV5000 is IP67 rated and contains ambient light as well as proximity sensors along with a gravity sensor. WAP, browsing facilities, Light Sensing as well as Sound recorders are some amongst the many other features which this device has.
This device truly is a masterpiece in its almost-affordable price range of approximately $160. The USP of this device by all means is it’s superpower battery. Every smartphone has a lot of expectations to live up to as it arrives in the markets for public display. The Blackview BV5000 tries its best to live up to each expectation by delivering the quality services in the best manner possible.
As you can interpret through this Blackview BV5000 review of ours, this device lives up to all the expectations be it the hardware, the display, the network support, the camera or the battery support. This is by all means a classy phone with the only drawback being that it falls a tad bit short while living up to the hardware expectations.
- Build Quality: 9 out of 10
- Appearance: 9 out of 10
- Button placement: 8 out of 10
- Interface experience: 9 out of 10
- Display quality: 8 out of 10
- Price/performance ratio: 9 out of 10
- Camera performance: 8 out of 10
- Battery performance: 9 out of 10
To summarize in a line, “This is the device which satisfies the need of every person who intends to purchase a high-end phone at a mid-end price range”.