Ever since its launch, Blackview OSCAL S60 Pro has impressed users more with its specs-to-price balance and overall performance than with the night vision. Which is available for the first time in the rugged budget lineup. However, the night vision isn’t just a feature of bells and whistles. There is much more to it than it seems.
How does S60 Pro’s night vision work?
Before getting down to the applications, first a brief explanation of how night vision actually works. Blackview OSCAL S60 Pro embeds the night vision into the 8MP Sony® IMX219 sensor at the upper right of the rear camera module. Upon the upper center of the module, there are two small IR LED emitters giving off infrared light of 830~870mm wavelength. Collecting these lights reflected off from objects, the night vision sensor outputs an ultra-clear black and white image. As the emitted light is invisible to naked eyes, people won’t alert others using it, while effortlessly walking in low-lit environments or total darkness. With an effective distance of up to 10m, it sometimes reaches even further than a phone’s flashlight.
The night vision option is off by default. Tap the night vision icon to toggle it ona and then you will find the utter darkness a few seconds ago turning into a black and white world, that you can see clearly. One thing to note, though the front camera doesn’t support the night vision due to no IR LED lights on the front.
What does S60 Pro night vision do?
Enhance the sense of safety at night
A pitch-black night is full of the unknown, which might arouse panic or fear about whether someone’s lurking around in the darkness. Especially when you are alone with nothing else, but the phone. Turning the flashlight on is a go-to choice, but what if it’s inconvenient to light up the way ? Like for example to avoid attracting attention? The IR night vision camera will allow you to see, giving a chance to penetrate through darkness and strengthening the sense of security and peace of mind at night.
Whether you are running in a dark alley, taking a shortcut home on midnight, getting through an area with no electricity, strolling on streets late at night or just anytime you feel unsure about the dark, using the night vision imager with S60 Pro can be a big help. This hand-held protector can reduce the risk of being viciously and criminally targeted. So it’s safer and more assuring to carry around than a non-night-vision rugged phone.
Go on your nightly adventures
A pitch-black night might also offer a thrill for you. Giving you a spur to adventure and spice up your long and dreary nightlife. So you act on military tactical or escape games, play extreme hide-and-seek in the absence of light for a heart-pounding challenge or have a sleepover in a deserted building haunted by mysterious legends. In all such adventures the night vision camera can be your secret weapon.
Observe nocturnal wild animals
The sun has gone and the nocturnal animals are ready for their activities. For wildlife enthusiasts, night vision is of much avail in wildlife observation at night. It helps you quickly navigate your way, locate the animals and search for an ideal observation spot to capture a vivid picture and video. You can clearly see how they stretch, jump, run or nestle together, without scaring them away.
Check for hidden cameras in the hotel room
A hotel is a private place for conversations and activities, even though you share it with thousands of people you have never met. However, it has slowly stopped being a place of enforced privacy, but a center of information gathering, where you are frequently an unwitting provider of profitable data. After checking in, open the night vision camera to detect, whether a secret camera is sneaking up on your privacy.
Find a seat in the theater
When you are late to a movie, using the night vision camera is much better than the flashlight to see your way down the aisle and find your seat in the dark theater. What if your items dropped on the floor and you need to rummage in your bag to get something ? Or you have to leave earlier for something unexpected? Night vision might be the best way of working such problems out, without interrupting others.
Search for lost pets
Out of curiosity or boredom, your pet might run away if doors, windows, or gates are left open at night. Besides carrying a flashlight for your search, night vision will also come in handy to look through the drains, sheds, bushes, corners in basements, garages, or under vehicles, where it might hide.
Create more interesting content
Coming up with an attractive topic for vlogging to get more followers online might rack your brain. Night vision can be your muse for content creation, unleashing unlimited possibilities with a touch of the button. From filming a clip of spooky ‘supernatural‘ contentu, shooting a special night-out tour to recording the cute poses of your pets in the dark.
What other S60 Pro highlights can you expect?
Powerful and versatile as the night vision is, S60 Pro is still a rugged phone for your daily needs at its core. Core of it consists of MTK Helio A25 processor, 4GB + 32GB, up to 1TB TF expandable storage, 5580mAh battery and Doke OS 2.1 based on Android 11. It works seamlessly and flawlessly for most of your demands. Underwater Mode on the 8MP front and 13MP rear cameras ensures snapping of brilliant underwater moments too. And we can’t forget about the NFC either. All of that is housed in a rugged military-grade build, passing the latest certification of IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810H for the best resistance to water, dust, shocks, and drop.
But the best comes with the pricing. Because OSCAL S60 Pro is currently available just for $109.99. So don’t hesitate to get one, if you are looking for an affordable rugged device with night vision perks.