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Yes, it's a Blackview review, the first of its kind on our website! The maker has been gaining traction in different markets, and its phones have finally made it to our office, too. Blackview makes affordable, rugged smartphones; some of them even have cool features like thermal or night vision cameras. And today, we will be exploring such a device - the Blackview BV8800 with a night vision camera and an impressively large 8,380mAh battery.
So, Blackview seems to be a lot like Ulefone, doesn't it? Indeed, the Blackview BV8800 we have for this review is as rugged as the (Power) Armor Ulefones, and it has both IP69K water resistance and drop-to-concrete resilience from a 1.5m distance.
The BV8800 offers a 6.58" 90Hz Full HD display and runs on the Helio G96 chipset by MediaTek. Of course, its most interesting bits underneath its reinforced body are the battery and the camera departments.
This Blackview BV8800 model weighs 367 grams, and it's not because of the thick plastic and metal shielding. The large battery inside has an 8,380mAh capacity, which should give this phone days, if not weeks, of battery autonomy.
And then there is the quad-camera on the back with a 50MP primary, an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP depth sensor, and the showstopper - a 20MP Night Vision camera with IR emitters. The last piece will help you see and capture what's in the dark, and we are not talking Night Mode here, but real night vision like those available on security cameras or dedicated NV goggles.
So, the BV8800 is a rugged midranger with a beefy battery and a night vision camera. It is a unique piece of equipment, that's for sure, so let's scroll through its specs and get this review started.
Even if the Blackview BV8800 is a midranger, we can spot two obvious omissions right away - there is no microSD expansion slot and a 3.5mm jack. We think those are essential for this type of rugged smartphone and would have definitely raised the BV8800 perceived value.
And that's about it. The rest seems like a solid package for a solid device. So, let's get this thing out of its box, shall we?
The Blackview BV8800 arrives in a reasonably large box that contains the phone itself, a 33W USB-PD power adapter, and a USB-C cable.
The phone has a pre-applied screen protector - it's not a glass one, but one of these thin films that get smudged in no time. And while it is not our cup of tea, we do appreciate having it.
Hello friends I want to ask you a question. I have had a bv 8800 for a month and I have a problem with the discharge of a battery with the screen off and at rest it spends 4% per hour. the phone at rest in my life to last a day the curious thing is ...
Blackview customer service or support is non-existent. So hope you have no issues. BV9800s suffer from faulty wireless charging boards after a short period of time. What about the BV8800?
How can I play radio on this phone