Review of Blackview BV6000

Impact-resistant, protected against dust and moisture - these words can describe smartphone Blackview BV6000. And still it is a lot of metal, durable frame, powerful screws and plugs. But that's not all that can show off the new product - a device powerful enough to make on it can run all of today's applications and games. Productive filling in protected gadget is more rare, but such is the BV6000, and check in was especially interesting. Download BV6000 ROM

Technical characteristics of Blackview BV6000

  • Screen: 4,7 ", 720x1280, 312 ppi
  • Processor: eight-processor MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755), 2,0 GHz
  • Graphics Accelerator: Mali T860
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal memory: 32 GB
  • Memory card support: microSD up to 32 GB
  • Communication: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz || UMTS 900/1900/2100 MHz || LTE Band 1, 3, 7, 9, 20, 33, 34, 38, 65, 69
  • SIM: 2 micro-SIM, Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
  • Camera: Basic - 13 Mn (F / 2.0, LED-flash), front - with a 5 megapixel
  • Sensors: proximity, lighting, microgyro, atmospheric pressure sensor
  • Battery: 4500 mAh non-removable
  • Dimensions: mm 81x152,3x16,6
  • Weight: 247 grams

Box content and Packaging

The smartphone is packed in a plain white cardboard box. Front - the name of the model, view images of brick walls, on the sides - company logos and QR-code, behind - the icon with the basic technical characteristics.

The kit includes the AC adapter with a current 2 A, micro-USB cable to the elongated connector, the protective film on the display, flat-blade screwdriver with a headset and cap with additional bolts, user manuals.

Appearance

Appearance at Blackview BV6000 severe, you might say, men's - as the saying goes, you take in your hands, you feel a thing. The people would add "you can chop nuts," and made no mistake - it is possible, but testing done without this.

Review of Blackview BV6000
Review of Blackview BV6000
Review of Blackview BV6000
Review of Blackview BV6000

Most of the front panel holds a 4.7-inch display is covered with a protective glass Gorilla Glass 3. Under the screen are touch buttons: "Menu", "Home" and "Back". Above you can see the proximity sensors and lighting, as well as a front camera.

The gadget is enclosed in a solid metal frame, and the rear surface is made of a biomaterial (polycarbonate combined with glass fiber), which gives structural strength and protects the gadget from all kinds of dangers.

BV6000 is available in three colors: purple-black (Violet Black), «dawn yellow» (Sunshine Yellow), or "army green» (Army Green). Variations in fact almost indistinguishable in appearance, but in the corners of the structure visible color insert. To the Editor 4PDA smartphone came in the most brutal coloring - long live the hacks!

In front at the bottom of the frame flaunts large IP-68 label, which means that the smart phone is not afraid of dirt, and it can be immersed in water. And the dive time is not limited, and the maximum depth can be up to three meters, but in our case - limited to foam from a foam generator and a bucket with water.

On the right side are located the physical volume on and buttons. On the left - a dedicated button for the application "Camera", SOS-button is customizable and dedicated key for PTT (Push To Talk). The latter function is a little half-forgotten, but can still be useful: it allows you to use your smartphone as a walkie-talkie walkie-talkie.

At the top end closed plug a 3.5mm headphone output and an atmospheric pressure sensor, below under the same flap is micro-USB connector. It is important to note that it is quite sunk deep, so use the usual micro-USB cable does not work, will have to take the cable that comes with a special connector, lengthened by about half.


On the back of the top unit is located in the main camera with LED-flash. The lid is secured with screws and flat-blade screwdriver, underneath there are two micro-SIM slot and a memory card. It is also worth noting the presence of additional protective pads.

Despite the massive body in Blackview BV6000 have NFC module. Its location is marked in the center of a special character with antennas. Just below the marked icons reminiscent of the degree of "indestructibility" of the device. Just downstairs is a speaker and a kind of hook-fastening tape.

In case several different types of bolts with slots, not only hexagons, but also, for example, four-leaf clover. It remains a mystery, they are made for beauty or with their help it is really possible to completely disassemble the smartphone.

Ergonomics

The large dimensions of the device are dictated by the protection from external influences, but do not contribute to the convenience of carrying. First of all, the machine is very heavy - almost a quarter of a kilogram.

The length and width determines the BV6000 screen diagonal of 4.7 inches, plus a massive metal frame around it. Smartphone could easily be operated with one hand (button layout is very good, all are directly under the fingers), if not for the decent housing thickness: the device is not very comfortable to hold in the palm of your hand, the rectangular frame and are not conducive to comfort.

IP-68 standard
IP-68 standard

But all this is in comparison to conventional smartphones. And for a secure device that is supposed to keep the valiant and a two-handed grip, Blackview quite easy to use.

MPE housing and more pleasant to the touch. The look and the metal, and bimaterial too great. Workmanship is generally very high - no backlash, all done on the conscience.

Screen

In Blackview BV6000 mounted 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 720x1280. Image Density - 312 dpi is sufficient for high-quality images without a hint of pixelation.


The screen is generally a pleasant surprise: a high stock of brightness, wide viewing angles and natural colors.

The default gamma is cool, but it can be changed to your taste with the help of MiraVision application to "Settings".

Interface

Blackview BV6000 running Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with easy to use interface, however, will have to get used to the redesigned icons. For example, we had a few times to look through desktops to find the Play Market. The main feature of the interface - the absence of a folder with all applications that we often see in smartphones from China.

On the default home screen, set the wallpaper with the image of expensive watches and standard application icons such as "Camera", "Gallery" and "Browser".

In addition to the usual set of Google on the device almost nothing preset no. The screen lock all familiar: the top-center - hours notice and active, bottom - Quick Launch icons phone, camera and unlock the device.

Alerts pane is opened in two stages: active notification at the first swipe and fast setup on the second.

Application for Push-To-Talk (PTT) should be installed independently, QR-code located on the box.
In Blackview BV6000 uses a standard "dialer" from Google: classic sans serif font, big numbers.

The keyboard is also standard. It does not support continuous input, but otherwise quite comfortable.

Apparatus in the work

In Blackview BV6000 set an eight-processor MediaTek MT6755, also known as Helio P10, with a clock frequency of 2 GHz. Graphics Accelerator - Mali T860. On board 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. The latter can be expanded using microSD cards up to 32 GB. What can I say, we have a really powerful beast on quite modern "iron"!

Desktops, Applications menu, gallery and settings - all turned over smoothly and without problems. The browser is also no inhibitions.

Synthetic tests showed the following results:


Online video works without problems. With movies and TV shows, downloaded into memory, the smartphone also copes fine.

The sound quality and loud. Usually located behind the speaker easy to close the hand, but there is a great thickness of the device dictates a slightly different grip, and this problem is rare.

Complete headset sounds mediocre, to the same plug, covering the audio jack, fits very tight, and every time to open it - not an easy task. Simply purchase a bluetooth-headphones and enjoy music in them.

Camera

The smartphone is set manufactured by OmniVision sensor resolution of 13 megapixels with interpolation up to 18 MP. Aperture of f / 2.0. Also there is LED-flash. In front of the camera sensor OmniVision 5670 uses a resolution of 5 megapixels, viewing angle is 85 degrees.

Application for shooting can be started from the lock screen or by clicking on the icon on your desktop, or pressing the button on the left side of the casing.

The application is simple. Upstairs, a small selection of shooting modes: Picture in Picture, Panorama or normal. In the lower right corner you can enable HDR, adjust the flash or switch to the front camera.

Unfortunately, the standard situation for devices from China - serious flaws localization. Not the first time we get to the video quality option: after all, "high quality" is opposed to "good", which is actually higher.

Day outside the camera takes pretty good, with high detail. However, the images fall down markedly in the warm range. Plus, you need to follow the focus - a device often wrong.

In premises with good artificial lighting, everything is much better, since the white balance is determined accurately, and images please not only good detail, but in most cases natural colors. In low light shooting is also high quality.

Perhaps the weakest point of the camera - flash. All pictures taken with it, greatly marred.

The camera works well in HDR mode, but it is worth remembering about the littered the warm range of white balance. And so, the device pulls well and the dark and bright areas of the frame.

From front-facing camera with a 5 megapixel sensor to not expect great results, but it does its job very well: it is enough high detail and natural colors.

The video recording quality is quite good. However, here too warm colors and little trouble focusing.

Generally, when dealing with the protected device has to submit with a weak camera, but still very good in the case of Blackview BV6000. Main claims - to "walk" the wrong focus and white balance when shooting outdoors.

Wireless interfaces

The device supports two cards in the micro-SIM Dual SIM Dual Standby mode. During the test LTE speed was up to 70 Mbit / s for reception and release rate reached during the daytime to 41 Mbit / s.

The gadget is equipped with a module Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n. Also Bluetooth 4.1 is installed and that it is important to note, the NFC. Location module is allocated behind a special icon. The sensor is very stable.

Navigation supports GPS and GLONASS systems. Satellites are determined quite quickly: on a "cold" start it took just a few seconds.

Battery life

In Blackview BV6000 installed non-removable battery capacity of 4500 mAh. In a typical scenario of use of its charge lasts an entire day. This includes reading social networking, chat in messengers, web-surfing (about 3-4 hours of using the Internet as a whole), 20-30 minutes of voice calls, the pair shooting dozens of pictures and a few videos.

PCMark tests showed that the smartphone will work almost twelve hours of maximum load. In practice, the result is a little different: one hour of the game at half brightness and Wi-Fi enabled spent about 18% of the battery charge. Videos in HD-quality you can watch nine o'clock in a row at full brightness.

For charging and synchronization with a PC using a special elongated connector micro-USB. At full with supplied adapter to charge the battery with a current 2 A takes a little over three hours.

Results of review

Blackview BV6000 - a smartphone with a surprise. When you see, you think only about what is a secure device that is not afraid of falling from a height into the water immersion and the fact that children will bury it in the sand on the beach. But in fact this is a very decent "piece of iron", which not only will be safe and sound wherever fine fellow does not gather, and the king's men, but will be qualitatively to keep in touch, take and display photos and videos, please modern toys, going without brakes, and all this - in HD-quality display.

Pros:

  • quality display;
  • loud speaker;
  • protection from falls, dirt and water;
  • great battery life;
  • support for two micro-SIM card (single slot).

Сons:

  • main camera "yellow" and loses focus;
  • localization flaws.