Want to know more about a trendy rugged phone? If yes, then you have jumped onto the right page. In today’s Blackview BV5500 review, I am going to talk about the entire features of this rugged phone with imperative pros and cons. Not only that, we will find out the durability of the phone since it’s the core priority of a sturdy phone buyer.
The Blackview BV5500 released in the market in 2018 but still has its dignity in the heart of rugged phone lovers. The apparent reason is Blackview is one of the most reliable brands in this particular niche. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s begin the story.
- Waterproof : 1.5m
- Dustproof : 99%
- Drop-proof : 1.5m
- Temperature : -30°C to 60°C
- Battery : 4400mAh
- Network : LTE 850 MHz LTE 900 MHz LTE 1800 MHz LTE 2100 MHz LTE 2600 MHz LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39) LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41) LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
Display size : 5.5”
Display resolution : 1440 * 720 pixels
Display Type : IPS
Rear camera : 8MP + 0.3MP
Front camera : 5MP
Processor (CPU) : ARM Cortex-A7, 1300 MHz, Cores 4
RAM and ROM : 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM, 32GB maximum extended storage
Design and Durability
Blackview BV5500 is born to be tough with a remarkable design. It can withstand against drop, dust and extreme temperature. Besides, the shatterproof screen will survive any unpredicted incident.
The IP68 certified phone is perfect for water-related sports persons because of an extensive 1.5 m waterproof limit. None the less, it has drop-proof support up to 1.5 m. Wherever or in whatever environment you are, the phone can protect itself from 99% of the dust.
It got MIL-STD-810G certification as well and passed all tests. So, be assured whether you are in cold Siberia or hot Saudi Arabia, it can sustain in any wild situation.
If talking about the design, it has a precision design, which is inspired by a super sports car. To me, it was more likely to a gaming phone with a rubberized body and streamlined shape and that gives you a grip to hold.
You can grab the phone with 3 color offerings – black, green, and yellow. Each of them equally enriches the design because of its sleek and fancy look. The thing that I don’t like about the phone is its 225-gram weight, which is more than any regular smartphone. But its 75.5 * 152.2 * 14 mm dimension seemed to be cool.
Using Blackview BV5500 with its power-efficient Quad-Core SoC CPU feels like a master of speed device. The overall hardware and software sync makes sure to enhance performance.
With 2GB Ram and 16 GB ROM, you can store all-out apps and games. Besides, the UI, multi-tasking experience was also faster than a similar ranged rugged phone.
It seems like the performance is boosted up more because of the MediaTek MT6580P chipset and ARM Cortex-A7. On the other hand, you possibly will not find any visible latency problem, although while gaming with mid or high graphics, you will see a bit of latency.
The only drawback regarding the software part I found is the Android 8.1 Oreo. So, some apps may not perform well. But I guess with the system updates, you can cope with that easily.
Screen and Display
While talking about a rugged phone, it’s mandatory to have a stricter display. And the BV5500 is not also different. With the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, you can get the hell out of tension about the broken screen.
The IPS 5.5 inches of the display can provide you up to 720p resolution. Further, its 293 PPI pixel density and 16 million display colors combine to ensure you to enjoy a wide range of video watching experience.
Unlike the cheap smartphones, the BV5500 comes with a capacitive multi-touch scratch-resistant display. For sure, that added an extra value to the phone.
The BV5500 equipped with Sony IMX134 8 MP, 0.3 MP dual rear cameras that support autofocus. And to be honest, I found the back camera quality pretty fine in both low and daylight. The rear camera supports up to 3284 * 2448 px.
For selfie shots, there is an 8 MP camera on the front panel of the body also though it’s actually 4.92 megapixels. The dual-LED flash is tolerably good to support low light photos or video graphy. Overall, video resolution is up to 1280 * 720 pixels.
BV5500 built to last longer. That’s why Blackview implanted a 4400 mAh long-lasting battery.The good news is it’s a lithium polymer battery, which tends to be safe from an explosion.
Seamlessly, BV5500’s battery performance is super-efficient, not only for regular users but also for heavy users. The standby timeout is 480 hours. For gaming, it is 17 hours. With general use, it can sustain up to 2 days.
Network and Connectivity
The Blackview BV5500 supports dual Nano sim and a micro SD. It has a 2.0 USB Type C port for charging. If you are asking for a wireless charging facility, then there is a big no on BV5500. Anyway, there is also a regular headphone jack. Unfortunately, like Blackview BV5500 Pro, it doesn’t
have an NFC payment gateway.
What I like about BV5500
- Impressive camera
- Outstanding durability
- Precision design
- Faster performance
- Better battery life
What I don’t like about BV5500
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- Low Ram
People buy Blackview phones, not because of the regular features that you will find in other smartphones. It’s because there is a presence of a brand value, attraction to their designs, and most importantly longevity of their product lines.
I have tried to hover mainly on those traits of the phone through Blackview BV5500 review. I hope you will find it helpful. Whatever your view is, let me know in the comment section.