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Blackview BV5500: Rugged Meets Budget

Blackview BV5500 isn't only rugged by appearance, it is rugged in power dissemination. Know more about the phone here.

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Chinese phone makers, Blackview make most of their smartphones with ruggedness in mind. In 2018, the company was seen as one of the fastest growing rugged smartphone makers and consistently found themselves scoring well in reviews for durability via several consumer reviews. To kick-start 2019, the OEM is out with Blackview BV5500.

And the good news is, it isn’t only rugged by appearance, it is rugged in power dissemination. For specifics, the phone boasts of 4,400mAh battery. Such battery capacity is enough to carry you all through the day without the need to charge.

Now folks, let’s delve in.

Blackview BV5500 Quick Review

Behind the word “rugged” is a hidden word known as ugly. Rugged smartphones are popular for not being cute. That’s because they need to be ready for all adversities. While holding the phone, you won’t get that glossy feeling like that of Huawei Mate 20 Pro, for example. However, since your focus is on the belligerence, that wouldn’t bother you.

Thanks to IP68 rating, water and dust resistance are guaranteed. So, either you’re working in the rain or in the Sahara, you’ve got an able phone. Even if the phone drops easily from your hand at intervals, you have the saving grace of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It shields the 5.5-inch IPS LCD display and also adds beauty. An HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels is what fashions out the sweetness of this display.

Sadly, MediaTek MT6580 is the allocated chipset on the smartphone. That’s the unfortunate part of budget smartphones. Manufacturers try to reduce the phone’s price tag with some cutbacks. Nonetheless, there’s a 2GB RAM attached to the RAM that aids the SoC’s functionalities.

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Battery-wise 4,400mAh dictates the duration of the device. To this end, OTG is also supported to allow charging of other devices. No 4G network is supported on this Oreo OS-powered smartphone.

Blackview BV5500 Key Specs

Here are the Blackview BV5500 key specifications…

Display 5.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Processor Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek Processor
Storage 2GB RAM/16GB ROM (Upgradable up to 32GB via SDCard)
Camera 8MP + 0.3MP Rear/5MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 4,400mAh
Price N30,000 – N35,000

Blackview BV5500 Photos

Blackview BV5500

Blackview BV5500 Price and Availability

The Blackview BV5500 launched in January 2019, you can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below.

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Blackview BV5500 retails at ₦30,000 – ₦35,000 in Nigeria. (CLICK TO BUY BLACKVIEW BV5500 or CHECK OUT OTHER PHONES UNDER N40,000).

Blackview BV5500 Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580P
  • GPU: Mali-400 MP2
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Colours: Black, Green, Yellow
  • Dimension: 75.5 mm x 152.19 mm x 14 mm
  • Weight: 225g
  • SIM Type: Micro SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3


  • Rear Camera: Dual 8MP + 0.3MP camera, 720p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 5MP camera


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE:– –

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: –
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-Band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: Type-C USB v2.0 with OTG


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/WMV/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: –
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 4,400mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery

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