The Blackview BV6000 is a smartphone which is both a flagship as well as very rugged. It is also reasonably priced at $200, so I’m expecting it to sell like hot cakes.
Now, you might ask, what is special about this phone? The answer is that it is IP68 certified, which means that it is waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. The 4.7-inch screen is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is shatter- and scratch-resistant as well. It is that strong so that you do not have to worry about dropping the phone, having it run over by a car or getting dipped into a puddle of mud.
But that doesn’t stop there. The Blackview BV6000 is powered by a MTK6755 64bit Octa Core 2.0GHz CPU and a Mali-T860MP2 GPU giving it the processing power of a flagship. The 3GB RAM ensures smooth multitasking and the 32GB internal storage is ample for installing many apps and storing lots of multimedia.
The 4200 mAh battery ensures that the phone will last atleast an entire day of heavy usage. The fast charge feature ensures that the phone will reach 100% from 0% in 4 hours flat.
The phone runs on Android 6.0 with a customized UI that is optimized for the phone and puts in features like Push-to-Talk (PTT).
The phone has dual-SIM LTE (4G+) support for bands 800, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz with download speeds upto 300 Mbps and upload upto 50 Mbps. As usual, it is backward compatible with 3G and 2G networks. The local connectivity options are 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1.
The smartphone has a 13.0MP primary camera with flash and autofocus. The front camera is OVS670 5.0MP which shoots great selfies. The phone also has a dedicated camera/shutter button, so you can take photos without tapping the screen and disturbing the photo stability.
Travellers and hikers will find this phone extremely useful because it supports both GPS and GLONASS for navigation, which means a better position lock and accurate tracking with less dead zones on the map. There is also an atmospheric pressure sensor (barometer) which can tell you how high you are from the ground level; an important feature for mountaineers.
Finally the cherry on the cake, is the NFC feature with which you can pair devices, exchange data and use Android Pay. The phone also supports OTG and you can attach external storage devices to it.
The Blackview BV6000 is currently on sale at Everbuying for $199.99. You can purchase in the following colours: Sunshine Yellow | Violet Black | Army Green