The Blackview BV series now includes some devices. Unfortunately, none of them could connect to the success of the first Blackview BV. The Blackview BV9500 Pro in our review should set that up.
At first glance, the smartphone is similar to its predecessor, but there are a few significant differences.
In addition to the current Android and a better camera, there is a much larger battery. This is to make the Blackview BV9500 Pro the most enduring battery Monster.
Whether this requirement is met, and whether the BV9500 Pro as an everyday smartphone is good, you’ll learn in this review.
Blackview BV9500 Pro: Specifications
|Blackview BV9500 Pro:||Specs|
|Display:||5.7 inches IPS with 1920 x 2160 pixels|
|CPU:||MediaTek Helio P23 Octa Core 2.5GHz|
|GPU:||ARM Mali-G71 MP2|
|Cameras:||16.0MP + 0.3MP main and 13.0MP front camera|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n , dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, NFS and GPS|
|Connections:||USB Type-C and TF card slot|
|Dimensions:||165.0 x 81.8 x 18.7 mm|
Blackview BV9500 Pro: Design and Appearance
10.000mAh need space. Lots of space. That’s why the Blackview BV9500 Pro is pretty big and looks like a classic rugged or outdoor smartphone in the analisis.
You can not make the mistake here and think that’s exactly what it is.
Without a doubt, the Blackview BV9500 Pro is much sturdier than an average smartphone, but it is definitely an outdoor device designed for crashes and other mechanical stress.
Likewise, it does offer IP certification and is therefore waterproof.
One-handed operation is possible with big hands. This mainly refers to typing on the keyboard. Here is the 18: 9 format of the display very positively noticeable.
As far as processing and stability are concerned, the Blackview BV9500 Pro does not really have anything to criticize.
The smartphone passes the bending test without any problems and feels quite high-quality, which is mainly due to the two thick metal struts on the left and right.
Incidentally, on the right, you will find the hardware buttons, which are quite large, but so fit the design.
Wiggle or rattle do not do this. The back looks as if it were made of metal and feels comfortable and offers a neat grip.
Blackview BV9500 Pro: Display
With 5.7 inches and a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, the Blackview BV9500 Pro represents the established standard among 18: 9 smartphones without Notch.
The display has the typical rounded corners and delivers a surprisingly good picture quality.
The display delivers a razor-sharp picture with realistic and vivid colors as well as a really good contrast.
Black looks rather dark in the LCD display and the illumination of the display is perfectly even. The brightness is high enough to be able to recognize enough outdoors.
At the same time, you can adjust the brightness far enough down to protect your eyes in the dark. Blackview should still improve the automatic brightness control.
It does not react sensitively enough during the day, which means that the display often shines brighter than necessary.
Something of a pity is that MediaTek Miravision has been canceled. Thus, the user has no way to customize the presentation to personal taste.
For the touchscreen, Blackview uses a 10-digit digitizer in BV9500 Pro in our test, which shows no quirks.
Blackview BV9500 Pro: Hardware and Performance
So the Blackview BV9500 Pro is based on the Mediatek Helio P23 and thus achieved in the Antutu benchmark a score of just under 65,000 points.
In everyday life, the Blackview BV9500 Pro in our analisis delivers a useful performance but is not quite as well optimized as some other smartphones with this processor.
The graphics driver also does not seem to be perfectly optimized yet, because the performance in challenging 3D games leaves something to be desired.
For example, Asphalt Xtreme jerks so hard at the highest graphics settings that it’s not really fun.
When memory Blackview is, as usual, generous and equips the BV9500 Pro with 6GB of RAM. This achieves the typical throughput of 7.5 GB/s, which we also know from other Helio P23 smartphones.
The RAM management is excellently successful in the BV9500 Pro and not restrictive. In the test, we were able to easily open 15 apps in the morning and call them back in the evening without being reloaded.
For your personal data, the Blackview BV9500 Pro has128GB memory at the start. This is quite fast and can be extended by Micro SD card.
SD cards can be formatted as internal storage. Unfortunately, however, one puts on a hybrid slot, so you have to distinguish between Dual SIM and Micro SD extension.
Blackview BV9500 Pro: Software
The Blackview BV9500 Pro in the test is delivered directly from the factory with Android 8.1.0 Oreo. In the test, the security patch from April 2018 was on board and thus at the time of the firmware release Current.
As usual, Blackview relies on a stock Android, which comes along with some additions in the system settings completely without adjustments.
Blackview also overcomes the annoying bloatware and equips the Blackview BV9500 Pro with just a few Google Apps.
As with previous Blackview devices, the BV9500 Pro also includes support for most languages and a preinstalled Google Play store.
Blackview BV9500 Pro: Cameras
The Blackview BV9500 Pro should finally have changed. And at least for the main camera that is true.
Here comes a Sony IMX298 with f/2.0 aperture is used. The 16MP is an old acquaintance and many manufacturers have already achieved good results.
The Blackview BV9500 Pro is no exception. By day, the smartphone delivers excellent photos with very good sharpness and plenty of details, which look good even on a big screen.
The trip time is not the best, the smartphone needs some time to focus, but the quality counts in the end and this is true.
Moving objects are sharply scanned. HDR photos look very good, although the camera takes 2 to 3 seconds to take a picture.
Very handy is the dedicated camera button, which not only starts the camera app but can also be used to trigger.
Bokeh mode? None. As usual, both dual cameras (front and main camera) are a fake.
Instead of the advertised 0.3MP sensors comes (again) in each case a GalaxyCore GC0310 VGA sensor used which has not even missed a decent lens.
This can only detect differences in brightness, which is used to display a message when the second lens is obscured.
The so-called bokeh mode is at the end again an ugly fuzzy circle that you can change in size and intensity. This has nothing to do with a bokeh effect.
The front camera itself is fine but needs a lot of light for sharp photos. In twilight sets blur and noise very quickly. The front lighting is more of an emergency light than a real help and distributes its light very punctually.
When filming you are limited to a maximum resolution of Full HD, which is true for both cameras. The quality of the video recordings is rather bad for the front camera, mediocre for the main camera.
The main camera has an optical image stabilizer but does not show much effect. Shots are still very shaky.
Continuous autofocus is supported, but it reacts quite slowly. The sound quality of the recordings is in the midfield.
Blackview BV9500 Pro: Battery
The manufacturer advertises the Blackview BV9500 Pro with 10,000mAh and keeps that at least almost.
You can tell by the weight and it is confirmed by the statistics of AccuBattery and an external measurement. 9.980mAh are with our device – a great value.
Logically, the Blackview BV9500 Pro in the review should be the most enduring smartphone we’ve ever tested. And that is indeed the case!
Our test device was delivered with a charge of 100% so that the device could prove itself from the beginning.
The start of use was on a Tuesday at 11:00 clock, completely empty was the battery just a week later on Monday at 17:00 clock.
The Blackview BV9500 Pro had to endure not only the everyday use but also the usual benchmarks and detailed GPS and camera tests.
It can, therefore, be said that the Blackview BV9500 Pro easily survives 5 to 6 days in relatively demanding use, without having to plug in the power socket.
But what about charging the battery? Does not such a big battery need hours to get full? No! The Blackview BV9500 Pro uses Fast-Charging with 5V and rich 5A.
Charging is therefore with a power of 10 watts, and that’s fast. In our test, the battery was charged from 20% to 100% in 2 hours and 50 minutes. The section from 20 to 70% lasted only 2 hours.
You only have to bring more patience if you load the Blackview BV9500 Pro with Wireless Charging.
Blackview BV9500 Pro: Conclusions and Reviews
Blackview BV9500 Pro finally succeeds in building on the first model in our review. There are minor weaknesses here and there, but the bottom line is that you get a pretty solid smartphone with very impressive specs.
The Blackview BV9500 Pro is for the time being a record holder in terms of battery life. For the future, we would wish that Blackview finally takes a distance from the fake dual cameras.
The topic is simply exhausted and really everyone knows what’s going on. As long as the dual camera is not real, nobody needs the crap.
Blackview would do better to focus on a decent camera performance in the future.
Blackview BV9500 Pro: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
At the moment, you can buy Blackview BV9500 Pro only on the official Chinese stores for the best and low price of $299.99.