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This is one of the best smartphone I've used: - very fast to open app and to editing video, - the display is very bright, - handfree phone: no need to shout because the microphone is sensitive and it seems to filter out some background noise; the speaker has a good volume. Remember, that this smartphone is not so light weight, it's a Rugged smartphone with a big screen: - night vision really work, it has two ir-led to illuminate a reasonable area (you can use an external ir illuminator to improve the deep), - camera, you can set the video to 2k, with a good performance. The wide angle help a lot to take panoramic pic, - the Bluetooth has a very wide range, making it one of the most powerful Bluetooth devices I have used. Have 3 things to improve... 1 it doesn't have jack connection for headset, earphones. You have to use Bluetooth headset. 2 with gloves, I find it hard to use the volume and power buttons because they are too close together. 3 has no slot for memory card! BUT... IN THE END IT'S A GREAT WORK COMPANION, I recommend it for its performance and reasonable cost.
I had this phone for one day and it will now not turn on or charge. Nothing new was installed, only a SIM card. - UPDATE: The supplier has since contacted me to offer a refund, with no need to return the phone. So I have opted to change the rating I previously gave. Very good customer service and I am sure they will learn from this.
At the price I paid (around £300), I am taken aback, in a good way with the specification of this BV8800 rugged smartphone by Blackview.
It comes with the up to date and stable Android 11 core system but what I like is Blackview's own Doke 3.0 operating spoke which is pre-installed. What Doke does is it predicts which apps you are likely to open before you do, based on your previous opening history. So after a restart, this phone is already half prepared to open your apps before you open them speeding up the experience even more.
I find the startup and shutdown times are fast probably aided, of course by the G96 chipset series offering an octa-core speed of 2.0 GHz. Storage space is 128 Gig, and ram is a healthy 8 Gig ensuring smoothness and speed when I open multiple apps.
The 6½ FHD display boasts a whopping 90Hz refresh rate and I must say I'm impressed with the texture, quality, sharpness and smoothness in operation. Colour vibrancy is in no way compromised, in fact if anything, it's better than what I'm used to. It excels in bright surroundings, even in sunlight.
As with all of these rugged phones, it comes with a top quality, robust outer casing able to withstand heavy knocks. I've always liked that feature. The casing on this phone, however is totally waterproof and it can take, what I find to be excellent quality underwater photos.
The 50MP rear camera delivers excellent high definition pictures in my opinion. It can also capture photo and video infra-red, monochrome images from total darkness.
Battery charging takes a couple of hours but it feels like it lasts for ages, I find.
There are more features, of course but for me everything works well and fast. I can't fault it and for £300, I think it's very good value for money.
Had this phone a week or so now and so far it's pretty good. Clear screen, don't expect to much from the camera. Every now and then it will say I've dailed an incorrect number but when I ring again it will work. Slow charging so allow plenty of time. Maybe change charger will help. For the price it's well worth it for calling texting and odd internet work.probably would purchase again as it's a good phone for the money
Had the phone a couple of weeks and so far very pleased with it. Came packaged up very good and was easy to set up. Battery life is good and signal strength is good to. Big screen and clear so easy to see and use. Comes with a charger. Would definitely recommend