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Blackview BV9800 / BV9800 PRO Rugged Phone Compatible for AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon?

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What US buyers need to know

  1. All Blackview Phones are network unlocked.
  2. Only SOME Blackview phones have the 3G and 4G bands to work in the US.
  3. HD Voice is required for phones as 2G and 3G networks are being retired.
  4. Not all carriers are welcoming on BYOD Phones.

In short, we have tested BV9800 / BV9800 PRO on AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and it is highly likely that these 3 carriers will work. However Sprint are not recommended at the moment.

1. Blackview BV9800 / BV9800 PRO is Unlocked

Compatibility to local carrier provider is 1# problem buyers face in buying foreign manufactured smartphones. This makes you can't buy every phone you want and expect it to work on US Carriers. You should never buy a network locked Blackview set. They are also rare so this point should be easy to fulfill

☑​ Blackview BV9800 / BV9800 PRO is unlocked by default.

2. BV9800 / BV9800 PRO has bands that work on AT&T, T-Mobile, & Verizon

Based on data in devicesranks, frequencycheck, & kimovil.com, Blackview BV9800 / BV9800 PRO should work with most US Carriers. BV9800 / BV9800 PRO supports many bands' frequency.

  1. WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19

  2. TDSCDMA: B34/B39

  3. FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B6/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28A/B28B/B66

  4. TDD: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41

  5. C2K: BC0/BC1

Blackview BV9800 / BV 9800 PRO is compatible with most mobile providers in United States such as AT&T, Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless, FreedomPop, Google Project Fi, H2O Wireless, Lycamobile, Sprint, T-Mobile, Ting (GSM), U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS, Mint Mobile, Straight Talk.

Carriers can use many bands but there are only a few which is important. Please see the BOLD 4G LTE Bands.

Main bands for use in US: 2,4,12,13,17,25,41, 66,71

As you can see in this bar chart, the vast majority of 4G LTE mobile data volume goes through mid-band spectrum. That would be the 1900MHz band 2 (B2) for AT&T; the 1900MHz B2 together with 1700MHz AWS bands B4 and B66 for Verizon; and pretty much the same combination of B2, B4 and B66 for T-Mobile.

Those bands make the backbone of 4G LTE network coverage especially for urban areas .In rural areas of the United States, the importance of low-band spectrum (below 1GHz) has a greater importance. Here, Verizon Wireless is particularly well invested with its 700MHz bands B13, B14, and B17. AT&T and T-Mobile, on the other hand, rely on 700MHz band B12.

☑​ Blackview BV9800 / BV9800 PRO has all of the main bands used by Carriers in the US

3. HD Voice is needed from 2022

Come 2022, 3G networks will be retired. This means that your Voice Calls must use the 4G network. Hence some carriers like AT&T and Verizon have stopped activating non HD Voice Phones. Most new phones should have HD voice and BV9800 / BV9800 PRO has no problems getting HD Voice on AT&T and Verizon.

A simple test to see if your phone is HD Voice Capable is to

  1. See if there is a HD or VoLTE icon at the signal bar
  2. Make a phone call and see if your network connection stays on 4G. It should not drop to 3G
  3. While on a phone call, surf the internet.
If your phone can do all three, you most likely have a HD Voice Phone.

☑​ Blackview BV9800 / BV9800 PRO has all HD Voice working on AT&T, Verizon & T-Mobile

4. Not all carriers are welcoming on BYOD

To activate your Blackview to mobile providers in United States such as AT&T, Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless, FreedomPop, Google Project Fi, H2O Wireless, Lycamobile, Sprint, T-Mobile, Ting (GSM), U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS, Mint Mobile, Straight Talk.

  1. Find your phone IMEI
  2. Register / call to your carrier mobile provider
  3. Then it will be activated
Below is an example guides from AT&T:

Sometimes carriers just won't activate your unlocked or BYOD phone. This is true if you do not have a BYOD plan or on some more restrictive carriers like Verizon/Sprint. In this case, feel free to use our 30 days refund/return policy.

Overview Blackview BV9800 / BV9800 PRO
Catch Every Great Moment with BV9800 Awesome Triple Camera

Blackview BV9800 Designed to be Best Rugged Phone

The case of the Blackview BV9800 Pro is made of thick plastic and has metal sides. According to the manufacturer, the smartphone is IP68-, IP69K- and MIL-STD-810G-certified. In addition to the completely black model, there is another model with orange accents. The BV9800 Pro is the heaviest smartphone in our comparison chart. However, its dimensions are comparable to those of other rugged smartphones.

Product

BV9800 / BV9800 Pro

OS

Android 9

Color

Black, Orange

Weight

322g

Dimensions

168.5*81*14.8 mm

Overview BV9800 and BV9800 Pro (With FLIR camera)

The case of the Blackview BV9800 Pro is made of thick plastic and has metal sides. According to the manufacturer, the smartphone is IP68-, IP69K- and MIL-STD-810G-certified. In addition to the completely black model, there is another model with orange accents. The BV9800 Pro is the heaviest smartphone in our comparison chart. However, its dimensions are comparable to those of other rugged smartphones.

Product

BV9800 / BV9800 Pro

OS

Android 9

Color

Black, Orange

Weight

322g

Dimensions

168.5*81*14.8 mm

Thermal camera in a smartphone

The main camera of the Blackview BV9800 Pro features a 48 MP sensor. The secondary camera for the BV9800 Pro variant is a FLIR Thermographic Lepton sensor of 80x60 resolution. There is also a 16 MP front-facing camera, which takes good portrait shots. Selfies actually look a little too bright, but the details and fine structures are well-preserved. At high zoom levels, images look noticeably blurry.

Camera Comparison of BV9800 and BV9800 PRO

The panoramic shot taken with the main camera looks quite mediocre. The objects are not very easy to tell apart and the whole picture appears grainy even at low zoom levels. Surface textures also look muddy. In close-up shots, objects are easier to tell apart and more detail is preserved. Surface textures are also clearer. Photographs taken in low-light conditions look blurry. Moreover, the colours are tinged with a greyish tint. There is a “Pro” mode, which allows users to adjust the white balance, ISO sensitivity and the exposure time.

Videos shot with the BV9800 Pro look about as good as the photographs. The videos are not wobbly. However, the dimmer areas of the shot appear grainy. Videos can be recorded in 1080p, 720p, and 480p. There is no high-frame-rate mode.

Images taken with the thermographic camera can be interpreted with the help of a temperature scale. Moreover, users can tap on an area of an image to see its temperature. All in all, the implementation works very well.

Features

GPS

GPS + GLONASS + BEIDOU

Sensors

Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, G-Sensor

Gyroscope

YES

Magnetic

YES

Air pressure sensor

YES

Compass

YES

Fingerprint

YES

RGB

YES

NFC

YES

Coulomb Counter

YES

Wireless Charging

10W

Sim-Card Type

2 Nano-SIM

FM

YES

OTG

YES

Earphones Jack Type

3.5mm

SAR

Head: 0.461 W/kg;

Body: 0.959 W/kg;

Total standby time

35 days

NOTE 

*The actual size and weight of the phone may vary due to different specifications and assembly tolerance.

*The above data were gathered in tests in a lab environment. To avoid phone damage or malfunctioning, please avoid using your phone under extreme conditions.

BV9800 / BV 9800 PRO Good rugged smartphone with an infrared camera

Summary

Buyers of the Blackview BV9800 / BV9800 Pro get exactly what they expect. A thermal camera for BV9800 Pro and the best photography available. The large screen size of 6.3 and the large battery makes it a good choice for those who expect to use it a lot on the go.

The rugged smartphone offers a good level of performance and is very responsive during normal use. The battery also meets all of our expectations with one of the largest battery available.

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