Blackview BL5000 Rugged Smartphone Review

In today’s era, technology has developed so much that it has become an integral part of our lives. One of those technological miracles resides in our pockets and over the years, has become an irreplaceable aspect of our lives. Yes, you guessed it right! There’s a lot that we depend on our smartphones for. 

From entertainment to work and from studies to gaming, it has become that friend who is always with us. With such a value of smartphones in people’s personal lives, the smartphone manufacturing sector has transformed into a highly competitive industry over the years. And one of the newest game-changer of this industry has arrived recently.

I’m talking about Blackview BL 5000 Rugged smartphone. All the gamers, pay attention. This phone is specifically designed to cater to your gaming needs. However, besides that, its features have also left their mark in other fields of the phone.

Blackview BL5000 display
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What Is The Buzz Around Blackview BL 5000?

Annually hundreds of phone models are launched by leading smartphone manufacturing companies? Then what is so unique about Blackview BL 5000 that makes it the talk of the town? Just like any other smartphone, BL 5000 has the same features- fingerprint sensors, a powerful microprocessor, a magnificent display, a good RAM size, and so on.

However, all of these technologies which this phone is equipped with are a notch above its contemporaries. It is physically rugged and is targeted towards gamers. This is one of the reasons everything in a BL 5000 is better than the rest. The microprocessor used in it is the game-changer for BL 5000.

It is this microprocessor which not only makes it a perfect phone for gaming but also enables the phone to support 5G technology and makes its operation smooth and fast. This makes it one of the few phones with 5G technology currently. Even its display has the potential to beat most of its competitors.

What Are The Specifications of Blackview BL 5000?

Released in July 2021, this phone will go down as one of the first 5G smartphones in the market. While its 5G internet speed is possibly it is mostly looked upon, its other features are also a notch above its counterparts in the market. With a dimensional specification of 164×80.4×12.8mm and a weight of 270g, Blackview BL 5000’s design doesn’t look anything out of ordinary. However, its features say otherwise.

As I said earlier, it is specifically designed for the gamers out there, it possesses all the features that a gamer can dream of. From excellent display to incredible sound quality and a powerful microprocessor installed in its heart, it is just the perfect choice for gaming.

Display

With a perfectly big screen size of 6.36″, coupled with the display of pixel density of a whopping 400 PPI, it is just right to capture all the intricate visual details games have to offer. Not only that, Blackview BL 5000 is pretty capable of giving a movie experience of a lifetime. It comes with a colourful display boasting around 16M colours. Having a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 along with a tough design only adds to its ruggedness. 

Blackview BL5000 back design
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Microprocessor

To deliver once in a lifetime gaming experience, BL 5000 is well equipped with a strong and fast Octacore processor MediaTek Dimensity 700 which is capable of generating a clock rate of 2-2.2 GHz. The most unique thing about this microprocessor is that it is a 7nm microprocessor. This makes it very power efficient relative to 8nm chips that are currently being used in smartphones.

Such a chip is capable of handling any graphically demanding game and deliver a smooth gaming experience. Specifically designed for smartphones equipped with 5G technology, it is nearly 28% more power-efficient than most of the chips in the market.

Connectivity

Looking at how it connects with wireless and wired peripheral devices, this phone has a C-type USB port. It is equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with facilities of Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot. However, one of the drawbacks of these phones is the lack of a headphone jack. So, you can use only wireless earphones and headphones with it.

GPU, Memory & OS

Since Blackview BL5000 is a gaming rugged phone, an ARM G57 MC2 (950MHz) graphics processing unit has been added to the smartphone to give users a surreal experience. To facilitate its operability and speed, it has 8GB RAM along with an internal storage of 128GB sufficiently big not to need a memory card. Such a large RAM enables BL 5000 to function effectively without the system being slowed down or hanged. Talking about the operating system, BL 5000 is run by the latest version of Android, Android 11.

Additional Features

Besides this, BL 5000 also comes up with a number of sensors to make it, even more, user-friendly. Some of these sensors include a Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint sensor, etc. Other non-conventional sensors that give these phones an edge above the rest are Air Pressure sensors (barometer), G-sensor, and Geomagnetic sensors.

Blackview BL5000 build quality
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Owning a newly launched phone comes up with a lot of perks. You get to use the latest technology. Similarly, owning a Blackview BL 5000 gives you an opportunity to use the latest versions of Android and Bluetooth as well.

This newly launched Blackview product supports Bluetooth 5.1. Nowadays, a smartphone is not only supposed to be only smart and fast, but capable of working for long hours as well. This requires a powerful battery.

Camera

Just like every other smartphone, this one also has powerful cameras that can capture the intricate details of the real world. Its rear camera is a combination of SONY IMX362 12MP and Samsung S5K3P9SN 16MP that equips it with the ability to have a 125-degree ultra-wide-angle. To those who don’t know, SONY IMX362 is one of the highest-rated camera sensors right now.

A 12.2 MP sensor, its maximum frame rate is 30fps at a resolution of 4032×3024. It is also capable of capturing 240 frames per second at a relatively lower resolution of 1920×1080.  Talking about the front camera, it has the 16MP Samsung S5K3P9SP04 lens. The cameras are capable of shooting videos at 2K, HD, and 1080p video qualities with a frame rate of 30fps.

The other image sensor in the rear camera is Samsung’s S5K3P9SN which is a 16MP sensor prolific in many Samsung phones. Talking about the Samsung S5K3P9SP04 lens. A product of ISOCELL technology, this sensor is also 16MP with a high resolution of 4640×3456 pixels. Its small pixel size of 1 micrometre facilitates in capturing high-quality pictures.

Blackview BL5000 camera
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Besides this, Blackview BL5000 is also a master in capturing magnificent images of the high resolution of the order of 4160×3120 pixels. Like other phones, it also supports a dual nano-SIM system.

Battery

Even though Blackview BL 5000’s battery is not exceptionally powerful, it has an above par and praiseworthy capacity of 4980 mAh. Not only this, but it also comes with fast charging facility of a power rating of 30W.  Looking towards its physical ruggedness, it is waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof. So, you don’t need to worry about spilling water on it or accidentally dropping it.

What Is The Price Of Blackview BL 5000?

It is quite natural to assume that a phone with this many top-notch features is bound to be pretty expensive. In earlier days, when game-oriented smartphones were a new thing in the market, it used to be the case too. When Huawei and ASUS came up with those, you had to spend nearly a thousand dollars on those luxurious commodities. But now, things have completely changed.

Blackview is selling BL 5000 at around $500. But lo and behold. I have a pleasant surprise for you. Since this is a new product, Blackview is selling them only for around $300 apiece. It is a flat 40% discount. But if you compare it with earlier smartphones of this class, you will find that it is nearly 70% cheaper with multiple improvements in the features.

Due to the high demand and great potential of this product, many leading e-commerce sites like Amazon are selling it. At present, the price listed by Amazon for a Blackview BL 5000 is around $400. It is available in three colours: black, red and orange. 

Conclusion

BL 5000 has a lot more to it, but the above-discussed ones are its salient features. This new product has magnificent features and an appeal to it. It will be interesting to see how this product builds a big consumer base in the times to follow. However, Blackview BL 5000 is relatively new. So, we currently have no idea about its product life. It has to be observed if its price is worth enough for the life it has.

No matter if you are a gamer or not, a phone with such great features and components is bound to be a win-win situation for any type of customer. So, if you are a true gamer by heart or your work requires rough and rugged conditions, then what are you waiting for? Go grab your BL 5000 now.

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Aishwarya Verma

Aishwarya Verma is a technology writer. She loves researching the latest improvements in Cybersecurity, Headphones & Laptops.

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