The Blackview company specializes in the production of protected public sector employees. Not so long ago the BV8000 Pro model with IP68 protection was a novelty. But the design was a little outdated. The developers took into account the interests of potential customers, and in 2018, new models of the Blackview BV9000 and Blackview BV9000 Pro phones appeared. At first glance, it is noticeable that the ratio of the screen’s sides has changed. These are the world’s first protected models, which had it at 18:9.
Taking a look at the BV9000 Pro Blackview smartphone, let’s start with the design. The case is still brutal, but not devoid of heavyweight elegance. The materials of which it is made are strong plastic and rubberized, metal.
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The body is protected from the top and bottom by plastic “rubber” overlays, and the line of the end face is not flat, but in the form of a broken one. On the surface of the overlays there are teeth, which are easier to hold the phone. On the ends there are metal plates bolted on. They protect the body when it falls and serve as a decoration element. The corners are rounded. This makes working with the device more convenient. After all, one hand to hold the smartphone, and even work on it can be difficult. Case parameters are 16.2×8.1 cm, thickness 13.4 mm. The weight of the smartphone is 250 g, which is comparable to the version 8000 PRO.
The SIM and memory card slot has moved from the roof of the 8000 model to the top end-face. It is closed with a sturdy plug, through which water does not penetrate to the cards. The back of the slot is covered by a metal plate. Therefore, the small SIM cards do not fall out of the tray during installation. The tray is removed with a complete paperclip with a bent end.
There are no functional elements on the left side. There are 4 buttons on the right side. From top to bottom there are 2 volume control buttons, ribbed to lock the screen. At the bottom is a customizable Smart button. At the bottom is a blank cover for the Type-C connector.
The smart button, fingerprint scanner and phone unlock button are set up. You can only listen to the radio when the headphones are on. You can divide or reduce the screen for simultaneous operation with two applications for convenient one-handed use.
The function of the SOS button from version 8000 is performed by a smart button. Previously, the numbers to which the alarm sms will be sent when the button is held down for more than 5 seconds are prepared. The same button is designed for 3 different actions and can be selected in the settings.
In addition to the unlocking of fingerprints by the scanner, facial recognition is provided, which is not always successful. The Blackview BV9000 and Blackview BV9000 Pro smartphones have an IP68 protection level. They can be lowered to a depth of 1.5…3 m in clear water. To ensure that it continues to work after bathing, close all the existing plugs before the procedure. The smartphone is protected against falling, dust, and temperature fluctuations.
The Blackview BV9000 Pro smartphone handles heavy gaming at medium or minimum settings, but warms up. In 15 minutes of playing in the tanks takes 3% of the charge and raises the temperature of the battery to almost 40 degrees. Video in Full HD resolution is viewed without any problems.
The Blackview BV9000 Pro smartphone has a 4180 mAh battery. This charge is enough to talk for 15 hours. If you’re actively using a large number of applications, including data transmission, you’ll need to charge your smartphone every night. If used less actively, you can last up to 3 days on a single charge.
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