Blackview BV5800 Review

Blackview BV5800 4G Android 8.1 Smartphone

2GB RAM 16GB ROM 13.0MP + 0.3MP Rear Camera IP68 Water-proof Smartphone

Hi Guys,Here we have my review for the new rugged smartphone from Blackview the Blackview BV5800,Shipped this time by fed-ex with a £24 customs charges to pay so not too bad. The phone arrived to me in the UK in 7 days from china very well packed.

Main Features:
Blackview BV5800 4G Smartphone Android 8.1 5.5 inch MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz 2GB RAM 16GB ROM 13.0MP + 0.3MP Rear Camera IP68 Water-proof 5580mAh Built-in
Display: 5.5 inch 1440 x 720 pixels screen
CPU: MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz
System: Android 8.1
Storage: 2GB RAM 16GB ROM
Camera: 13.0MP + 0.3MP rear camera + 8.0MP front camera
Sensor: proximity sensor, E-compass, gyroscope, light sensation, gyroscope
SIM Card: dual micro SIM

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
WCDMA 900 / 2100MHz
FDD-LTE B1 / 3 / 7 / 8 / 20, TDD-LTE: B40

About Blackview
Chinese manufacturer Blackview has slowly been building a reputation in the rugged smartphone market.
BLACKVIEW was founded in March 2013 by serial entrepreneur Xu Ming(David Xu) , who believes that high-quality technology doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Blackview brand is owned by Shenzhen Doke Electronic Co., Ltd.
BLACKVIEW advocates „quality and experience“, imposing strict examination on each procedure from design to production. In terms of quality, all products of BLACKVIEW are subject to strict high standards and high-quality testing processes to ensure that every user has perfect experience.

Blackview BV5800 as a 4G smartphone with 5.5 inch display that gives you a vivid and great visual experience. 0.3MP + 13.0MP dual rear cameras, you can enjoy images with 1440 x 720 high resolution. It comes with most of the features we’ve come to expect from a smartphone, including 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM storage equipped with Android 8.1 OS and 5580mAh big capacity battery so that you can play games faster.NFC giving you the option to pay for your shopping where you see the contactless sign at the checkout.

Looks and feel
The phone itself feels Awesome & looks top quality with its metal sides,rubberised plastic on the top and bottom.All the ports are sealed to stop the water getting in but are also easy to get at with just your fingers.On the edges of the phone you will find curved corners, as well as all the usual buttons and inputs..Comes pre installed with Android 8.1.It already has a screen protector fitted and there’s another in the box so you even have a replacement,A good 18.9 HD+IPS screen of 5.5inc in size so its not too big in the hand or jeans pocket.

Bottom of the phone
Is the charging point (Fully waterproof)

Right hand side
Is the volume rocker along with the PTT button

left hand side
Is the SIM tray and SD card slot (Fully waterproof)

Is the 3.5mm headphone jack (Fully waterproof)

Rear of the phone
Is the dual camera,Finger print reader,LED flash light & the NFC sensor (The fingerprint reader works so well on this phone iv only had it fail once so far)

What is near field communication payment?
NFC (near field communication) is the technology that allows two devices—like your phone and a payments terminal—to talk to each other when they’re close together. NFC is the technology that enables contactless payments.
Near-field communication (NFC) lets you pay for your shopping by just holding your phone over the contactless card reader in most stores once set up on the phone.

Home screen

App Draw

The thickness of the BV5800 isn’t small at about 15MM thick, but don’t forget it comes with the IP68- Waterproof protection and a huge 5580mAh battery with fast charging.,The average user should easy get 2 or 3 days out of the phone (Depending on usage)plus its only about 3 hours to fully charge from flat. It uses the 64bit Mediatek MT6739 processor, 2GB of RAM & 16GB of ROM

Main camera
Dual Camera system with fast focusing
Resolution 13.0MP + 0.3MP rear camera
Sensor model Sony IMX134
Flash Dual LED flash
Selfie (Secondary) camera
Resolution 8 Mp
Flash No

Some Camera Photos

For a 13MP camera it really does give you some great shots


Dual band Wi-Fi 2.4G & 5G

Good to see the 5G Wi-Fi another nice touch

Blackview BV5800 waterproof test

The BV5800 has lived up to its name by being fully waterproof(I have even been swimming in the sea while the phone was in my pocket)Not even a small amount of water has found its way in to the handset.
The phones speaker does sound like you have killed it once your out of the water but a wash out under the tap shake it and let it dry and all is good again (Panic over)

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Games and UI

The BV5800 has played both beach buggy blitz and asphalt 8 with ease (A little slow on the loading time but other than that both worked fine)

The UI of the phone is the standard Android 8 with no crap installed, runs very well smooth and not too slow.

Some tech stuff





Brand: Blackview
Language: English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, Norwegian, etc.
OS: Android 8.1
Service Provider: Unlocked
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM
SIM Card Type: Dual Micro SIM Card
Type: 4G Phablet

CPU: MTK6739
Cores: 1.5GHz,Quad Core
External Memory: TF card up to 32GB (not included)

2G: GSM 1800MHz,GSM 1900MHz,GSM 850MHz,GSM 900MHz
3G: WCDMA B1 2100MHz,WCDMA B8 900MHz
WIFI: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet
Wireless Connectivity: 3G,4G,GPS,GSM,Wi-Fi
4G LTE: FDD B1 2100MHz,FDD B20 800MHz,FDD B3 1800MHz,FDD B7 2600MHz,FDD B8 900MHz,TDD B40 2300MHz

Screen resolution: 1440 x 720
Screen size: 5.5 inch
Screen type: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Auto Focus: Yes
Back-camera: 13.0MP + 0.3MP
Camera Functions: Face Beauty,Face Detection,Panorama Shot
Camera type: Triple cameras
Flash light: Yes
Front camera: 8.0MP
Touch Focus: Yes

Media Formats
MS Office format: Excel,PPT,Word
Music format: APE,FLAC
Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPG
Video format: 3GP,MKV,MOV,MP4

Other Features
Additional Features: 3G,4G,Alarm,Bluetooth,Browser,Calculator,Calendar,Camera,E-book,GPS,MP3,MP4,Wi-Fi
FM radio: Yes
Google Play Store: Yes
I/O Interface: 2 x Micro SIM Card Slot,3.5mm Audio Out Port,Microphone,Micro USB Slot,Speaker
Sensor: Ambient Light Sensor,Geomagnetic Sensor,Gyroscope,Proximity Sensor

Battery Capacity (mAh): 5580mAh
Battery Type: Li-ion Battery,Non-removable

Package Contents
Back Case : 1
Cell Phone: 1
Charger: 1
User Manual: 1

Unboxing video

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Dimensions and Weight
Package size: 18.50 x 12.00 x 3.50 cm / 7.28 x 4.72 x 1.38 inches
Package weight: 0.5970 kg
Product size: 15.69 x 7.85 x 1.55 cm / 6.18 x 3.09 x 0.61 inches
Product weight: 0.2500 kg

Is this phone worth the money,Oh yes it sure is iv had so much fun with this phone without worrying if its going to get damaged or wet,If your an out door person this is the phone for you with its excellent camera and big battery you can shoot all day long.


Hmmm Right Where to start,,Some of you may or may not no me for my Reviews over the past few years. I love testing the tech that comes from china,Theres some good and some bad I will do my best to show you the good and warn you about the bad.

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