July 14, 2020
Blackview BV9900 Pro Specs and Price
The Blackview BV9900 Pro is the flagship model of the ever rugged smartphone vendor, BlackView tagged as the world’s fastest thermal rugged smartphone.
The smartphone delivers a fantastic set of upgrades with it’s IP68/IP69K and military-grade chassis to warrant a very solid rating
It offers resistance from damage with its drop-proof up to 1.5m in height, water immersion up to 1.5 m in depth for 30 minutes, flushing, shock and impact
Compared to it’s predecessor, BV9800 Pro, it is so close and yet so far, bringing only marginal improvements to the table.
Details on BlackView BV9900 Pro, it’s specification, price and review will be discussed here, with an aim to help you make your purchase decision.
Design and Display
The BV9900 Pro retain it’s simple but rougher design, influenced by it’s metal frame for sturdiness, TPU and polycarbonate for improved grip as well as giving it a tidier, more professional finish.
It’s evolution over the years paved way for a more solid, more rugged and more utilitarian than its predecessor with it’s IP68/IP69K and MIL-STD-810G certifications
And like it’s less premium sibling, BV9900, it can withstand a temperature as low as -30 degrees Celsius and its IceMode feature allows you to operate this four (4) basic functions which includes Message, Contacts, Phone and Camera as the temperature dips to -15℃.
The smooth texture on the rear panel is home to four photomodules at the top left, an heart rate sensor and the brand logo lies at the bottom.
Flipping to the front is a small 5.84-inch OGS panel with centrally placed teardrop cut-out has FullHD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2080 pixel covered with a Corning Gorilla 5 protection.
The 264g thermal rugged smartphone measures 78.3mm x 15.65mm and a 14.2mm thickness that is home to a side mounted fingerprint sensor, volume rocker, power button, speaker grill, SIM tray as well as USB Type-C port.
The quad photo sensors create rich and detailed photos even in low light but lacks optical stabilization so u must handle the phone confidently to eliminate blur.
The rear quad photo sensors comprises of a dual 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor + 5MP depth camera, and another dual 16MP ultrawide camera + a 2MP macro camera.
This quad-photo system can capture 4k videos pegged at 30fps.
The centrally placed tear-drop notch house a 16MP Samsung S5K3P9-SX selfie camera.
Hardware and Software
The company swaps the P70 mediatek processor from it’s predecessor to a P90 processor.
Performance on the Blackview BV9900 Pro is handled by an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P90 processor and IMG 9xm-hp8 970MHZ GPU combo is enough to get you through the days tasks with little or no lag.
The Blackview user interface software still runs on the stock version of Android 9.0 Pie operating system which is quite a disappointing.
It got an extra 2GB of RAM to it’s predecessor to give a 8GB of RAM while it 128GB UFS 2.1 built-in storage remains the same. Even the FLIR-less sibling, BV9900 comes with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB onboard storage.
To cover up this lapses, it got an external storage support.
It device is not 5G enabled despite being the flagship model, the dual SIM smartphone also packed USB Type C port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC.
Another flip side of this smartphone disappointment is the fact that the battery capacity dipped by almost a third, from 6580 mAh to 4380 mAh with 18W fast charging via USB and 10W fast wireless charging support.
Blackview BV9900 Pro Price and Availability
The Blackview BV9900 Pro is available and it cost around $445. In Nigeria the price starts at 250,000 Naira, while in Ghana it costs 3,700 GHs, and 69,000 KSh in Kenya.