Blackview BV8800 vs. Blackview BV9900, which is better?


Nearly over 1 year after the launch of the flagship of Blackview BV series, Blackview BV9900, the Blackview brand has presnted its follow-up model, Blackview BV8800. Hailed as the new rugged flagship, it begs one important question. Will the newcomer BV8800 take over the pole position of the BV9900 in the Blackview BV lineuup ? Let’s take a look at the key specs first.

Battle of the specs

Winner : BV8800

BV8800 BV9900
90Hz display 60Hz display
MediaTek G96 MediaTek Helio P90
8GB + 128GB 8GB + 256GB
Samsung® ISOCELL JN1 50MP AI quad camera Sony® IMX582 48MP AI quad camera
Night vision
8380mAh battery 4380mAh battery
33W fast charge 18W charge
Doke OS 3.0 (based on Android 11) Android 9 Pie
MIL-STD-810H & IP68 & IP69K   MIL-STD-810G & IP68 & IP69K  

The winner is quite clear in this part. Blackview BV8800 knocks the Blackview BV9900 out, despite the minor quip with storage being little smaller than BV9900’s. But still more than sufficient for heavy users. Overally, the BV8800 does a better job in terms of the key factors, that are responsible for the speed, efficiency, photography or battery life of your smartphone. In regard to toughness, both phones are IP68 & IP69K certified. But the BV8800 is upgraded to MIL-STD-810H from MIL-STD-810G, that the BV9900 meets. This delivers stronger capability of withstanding any possible blow and torture.


Battle of Adventure dedicated functions

Winner : BV9900

BV8800 BV9900
Barometer Barometer

For serious outdoor phones, resistance to water, drops, dust is a must-have feature. Being armed with more adventure-dedicated features is a bonus for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. Both the BV8800 and the BV9900 have a barometer sensor, which is helpful for predicting subtle changes in the weather to safeguard safety when hiking, mountaineering. But the BV9900 has an IceMode that pushes the practicality to the extreme. With this mode on, basic phone functions — Phone, Message, Contacts, Camera — can work normally even in a freezing temperature as low as -30℃. While other phones shiver to shut down automatically. This is perfect for arctic explorers or people, who just live in extremely cold areas.

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Battle of Health-care functions

Winner : BV9900

BV8800 BV9900
Heart Rate Monitor
UV Meter

For people, who expect health features from their phone, BV9900 is a clear winner. It has a heart rate monitor, that can keep you aware of your heart rate and a hygrometer indicating air condition — dry/comfort/wet. To ensure you’re always aware of changes to your home/household with just a quick glance. UV Meter for measurement of UV intensity is also helpful in outdoor environments.

Design battle

Winner : Draw

In terms of design, there’s a huge difference between the BV8800 and the BV9900. BV8800 features a typical industrial style — rugged and robust. Tough Aluminum alloy side frame fixed with screws, the top and bottom ends are covered with shock-resistant silica gel & PC, that seamlessly extends to the textured back. On the back upper side is located a uniquely octagon-shaped camera metal module and on the lower side is a lanyard hook providing convenience for climbing activities. The phone’s four corners are thickened with TPU soft rubber for extra protection from any possible drops and shocks.

BV9900 surprisingly doesn’t look like a rugged smartphone. The whole body is slim and relatively light compared to the others. The back is simplistic to the point, that it’s close to the business style. But the toughness is not weaker at all. As it’s supported by a full aluminum alloy frame and shock-proof silica gel on the back. On the front, it’s protected by the scratch and impact resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5.

How to choose?

On the whole, the Blackview BV8800 and the Blackview BV9900 each stand out in a completely different way. For people, who are picky about the specs, the BV8800 is an obviously go-to choice. The BV8800 will kick off its world premiere on January 10th, 2022 (PT) with limited $199.99 early bird offers. You can find more details about it in here. However the BV9900 is ideal for people, who expect an all-in-one multi-tasker and  integrating more adventure feature or health-care features.

And the appearance is a clear-cut distinction too — the BV8800 is more rugged looking,  while the BV9900 features business style. It has no clear winner in this part, as it all depends on personal preference.

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  1. Panagiwths Radaios
    January 6, 2022

    Bv 9900 Pro have a thermal camera by Flir thermal systems…

  2. Farzad Panahi
    January 6, 2022

    Any phone by BlackView is garbage! They do not provide updates. I have had BV 9900 Pro since it launched but the phone has not received even a single update. Customer service is non-existent! Avoid phones from this company by all costs.

  3. Micheal Qualls
    January 7, 2022

    I had the BV9800 Pro for a while. It was amazing. I loved it. I got some super cool pics and videos with the thermal camera. For the price… It beats a lot of high end phones. On the other side… You get get a FLIR camera that plugs into any phone with a USB C jack. I might go for the 8800… Though I don't understand their naming. Why the smaller number is better? Then there's other phones they have with smaller numbers that are worse. With that… It's worth more than the price.