Over half a month after the Blackview BV8800’s world debut, the BV8800 finally hits the market today with limited early bird offers — people can get one as low as $199.99 at AliExpress, limited to 500 units with a $20 coupon. After the 500 units are sold out, the price will be bounced to $239.99 ($35 off). All of the offers are effective until January 14, 2022 (PT).
As a new rugged flagship from Blackview, the Blackview BV8800 brings a few new upgrades in durability, smoothness, camera and overall performance and has everything to impress you no matter what you’re using it for. Outdoor enthusiasts will be impressed by the upgraded toughness with the MIL-STD certification upgraded to MIL-STD-810H, while shutterbugs will love the trendy camera features and useful night vision of the BV8800. Most of all, the Blackview BV8800 is equipped with brilliant specs that feel much more high-end than its price tag would have you believe. Read on and get to know how it stands out from its peers.
Daily tasks become more effortless and smoother
While most rugged phones use a 60Hz refresh rate display, the BV8800 steps up the game by sporting a 90Hz display. Everything looks much smoother and snappier especially for fast-motion content, such as video and gaming. Big projects can be swiped down without lag.
And the BV8800 embraces the ultra-fast speed by equipping it with the top-end 4G octa-core chipset, MediaTek Helio G96, which leaves other 4G competitors behind. Based on the AnTuTu benchmark, Helio G96 scores 301167, way much closer to the 337945 met by a 5G chipset, MediaTek Dimensity 800. Coupled with fast 8GB of LPDDR4X memory and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, the user can expect superior performance in data processing, multi-tasking, response time, and vivid visuals. 3D copper pipe liquid cooling technology keeps the phone running cool as the performance ramps up.
Running on the newly-launched Doke OS 3.0 (based on Android 11) is a huge bonus, which brings a massive overhaul over the Doke OS 2.0, including more intuitive gestures to navigate, smart app pre-loading, more user-friendly design, an upgraded notebook supporting recording, handwriting, reminding and encryption, etc. It’s safe to say this system is quite up to par with the top-notch performance of bigger brands.
More user-friendly designs for ultra smoothness over every operation include a fingerprint sensor & power button 2-in-1 key for more speedy unlock, a customized function button for 7 function shortcuts and quick access to your favorite app, and multi-function NFC for cash-free payment, great sound quality of the speaker.
Photos and videos are possible in complete darkness
Outshining all predecessors from Blackview, the BV8800 is equipped with the highest-pixel and best-quality camera system — a 50MP AI quad rear camera set with night vision. The ISOCELL JN1 50MP main camera features improved light sensitivity and color fidelity, which captures striking texture and color every time you snap a photo. Frame the memory just like how your eyes see, but full of vivid details.
The 20MP IR night vision camera, backed by two IR LEDs, makes wonders for photos and videos in complete darkness. What’s more, it’s draw-dropping when you find how it’s so helpful to safeguard your home — for example, turn it on, you’ll immediately know if your house is being watched by burglars in the evening without alerting them. For people who travel a lot and rent rooms and houses all the time and you’re dead serious about your privacy, the night vision can do a favor by detecting a pinhole camera if there’s one.
The 117° ultra wide camera comes in handy for wider landscape/group photography. For people who are into selfies, especially night selfies, Samsung® ISOCELL 3P9 16MP front camera won’t let you down. It’s powered by Tetrapixel™ technology that mimics big pixel to take brighter picture of 4Mp while remosaic algorithm creates detailed 16Mp high-resolution image. This increases light sensitivity to greatly enhance image quality in both bright and dark lighting conditions.
More camera modes include HDR, Night mode, PortraitColor, Underwater mode. Besides, the BV8800 supports cinematic 2k video recording that supports 30 frames per second so you can capture your favorite moments in stunning detail, just as you remember them. Basically, this highly unified camera system can back you up to shoot in any conditions, day or night, wide or ultra-wide, on land or under water.
Adventure with BV8800 gets more carefree and safer
Put it into outdoor use that demands most from a phone, the Blackview BV8800 won’t fail to impress you either. Blackview rugged phones are battle-tested over these years. It withstands the severest of environments. And the Blackview BV8800 goes out of its way in the resistance to water, rains, dust, drops, bumps by ascending to MIL-STD-810H, the latest revision of MIL-STD-810, which includes numerous changes from its predecessor, MIL-STD-810G. And like its counterparts, it meets IP68 & IP69K waterproof ratings.
And the Blackview BV8800 can enhance personal safety if you’re doing a little adventure in nature as it can let you see in complete darkness mentioned before. For example, it helps avoid danger by detecting wildlife, navigate your way back to the campsite if you venture out too late, and find lost party members, even on the darkest night.
Most of all, the Blackview BV8800 is always reliable with a 45% above average capacity of battery, 8380mAh, whose 4G/WiFi off standby time up to 720 hrs (30 days) and music time up to 34 hrs. Basically it can support you for days on average use. Once it runs out of juice, the 33W fast charge takes only 1.5 hrs to brim this giant battery. Supporting reverse charging function, the BV8800 can perform as an enormous 8380mAh power bank to lend juice to your company’s device on the go. The Type-C charging port makes it easier to plug.
More outdoor features you’ll find useful include air pressure sensor for hiking and mountaineering activities, GPS & GLONASS & Beidou & Galileo for more accurate navigation, a lanyard hook for keeping your smartphone safe while venturing into the wildness.
Blackview BV8800 specifications
- Color: Navy Green, Mecha Orange, Conquest Black
- Dimension: 176.2 x 83.5 x 17.7mm
- Weight: 365g
- Rugged rating: IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810H
- OS: Doke OS 3.0 (Based on Android 11)
- Display: 6.58-inch (2408×1080) FHD+ IPS, 90Hz refresh rate, 85% Screen-to-body Ratio
- CPU: MediaTek Helio G96
- RAM & ROM: 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM
- Battery: 8380mAh, 33W fast charge
- Cameras: 50MP+20M+8MP+2M Rear Camera; 16MP Front Camera
- Navigation: GPS+GLONASS+Beidou+Galileo
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.2
- Network: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA:B1/2/4/5/6/8/19 (with RXD),
- CDMA: BCO/BC1/BC10(with RXD), FDD:B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/28B/30/66, TDD: B34/38/39/40/41
- Card Slots: Dual Nano SIM
To sum it up, the Blackview BV8800 is powerful enough to be on par with many full-fledged phones and tough enough to withstand the unexpected in outdoor use. If you’re interested, click here to snap up the early bird offers before it runs out.