Blackview BL5000 – Are you in the market for a good gaming smartphone that is also rugged, then you should check out the BL5000. The device comes with features that will ensure that you ensure your gaming sessions as well as features that sees to it that device does well even in harsh conditions.
Price – 116,000 NGN
BL5000 is about 116,000 NGN.
Design and Display
Let us begin by taking a look at the rear panel of the device. Here you will notice two upside-down triangles. The top one is a camera module housing the rear cameras as well as an LED flash.
Flip the phone over and you will come face to face with a 6.36 IPS inch display with a punch-hole design. The punch hole is at the top-left position and that is where the selfie camera is placed.
You will also notice bezels but their presence is quite understandable since you would have to balance your hands on them when playing games.
This now brings us to the gaming provisions of the phone. While the Blackview BL5000 can’t completely be categorized as a high-end gaming smartphone, especially when the likes of Rog phone 5 are obtainable in the market, it is still a good enough gaming smartphone.
For one, it comes with a 90 degree USB, this way the phone users will have good ergonomics while playing games even if they are charging the device at the same time.
More so, there is a 3D copper pipe liquid cooling technology that sees to it that the smartphone stays cool even during intense gaming sessions.
Another interesting feature of the smartphone that should be discussed is its water and dust resistance. This allows the phone to remain in optimum condition even in harsh environments. It also goes a long way in helping to protect the device against common accidents.
The device comes with an IP68 rating for water resistance. According to the manufacturers, the device can survive being in 1.5m of water for 30 minutes.
It also features the IP69k rating for dustproof and comes with the military MIL-STD – 810Grating for toughness. So you see that common accidents that would normally render other devices damaged will not have any hold on the BL5000.
Just as is the case with a lot of gaming smartphones, the camera department of the phone is not that exciting. In fact you won’t be totally wrong if you classify its camera quality as being in the low end category despite the price tag.
That being said, the rear camera array of the Blackview BL5000 comprises of a 12MP primary camera with an IMX362 and a 16MP ultrawide camera with a 125-degree field of view.
The front facing camera on the other hand is a 16MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and the S5K3P9SP sensor.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood of the BL5000 is the MediaTeks Dimensity 700 championing performance. It comes with a 7nm processor.
Other performance facilitators include ARM G57 MC2 GPU which takes care of graphics, 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The battery that the device is equipped with is a non-removable 4980mAh battery with a 30W fast charge system.
Moving to the software department, the phone features the Doke 2.0 user interface running on the Android 11 operating system.
For connectivity purposes, the device comes with WiFi / Hotspot, Bluetooth, a USB Type-C, as well as NFC. We have to make it clear at this point that the smartphone does not come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Phone users who want to have private audio listening will have to make do with either type-c headphones or wireless headphones.
The phone users will be glad to know that the phone supports 5G with regards to Internet connectivity. As such, they will be able to handle downloads, uploads and streaming at 5G speeds.