The Flagship Rugged Smartphone
What do some of us consumers generally think or assume when we hear "Rugged Smartphone"? Some of us would think that rugged phones are very sturdy but usually look HIDEOUS. Fair enough.
Rugged phones are designed that way because they have to be indestructible and must take a substantial beating - And we know they can!
The Blackview BV9900 PRO is the proof that rugged phones do not have to be UGLY and BULKY.
It proves that having a decent look does not mean skimping on features that matter most. It even manages to hide the FLIR Thermal Camera on it's back!
The designers decided to go ahead with metal bands on the sides instead of going rubber bumpers like the usual rugged phone. Not only does it give it better protection to the device itself, but it also gives a more premium aesthetic to it.
This phone runs on the latest software, ANDROID 10, right out of the box so you can be sure that you're getting the latest security features. This phone is not only putting another layer of protection on the hardware side of things but also with your data.
And just how sturdy is the Blackview BV9900 PRO, you ask? It is Military Standard CERTIFIED (MIL-STD-810H).
What USA buyers need to know
- All Blackview Phones are network unlocked.
- Only SOME Blackview phones have the 3G and 4G bands to work in the USA.
- HD Voice is required for phones as 2G and 3G networks are being retired.
- Not all carriers are welcoming on BYOD Phones.
In short, we have tested the BV9900 PRO on
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon and the device works pretty well especially on the 4G/LTE Network.
AT&T AND VERIZON ACTIVATION UPDATE
Please be warned that AT&T and Verizon will begin phasing out 2G and 3G connectivity in 2022. Because of this, they have already made some big adjustments with activations. Some of the tier 1 reps from ATT or Verizon might tell you that your Blackview phone will only run 3G - which is completely not true.
A few of our ATT and Verizon users reported having the same experience but they were able to resolve the issue eventually. Some of these reps just either don't know what to do, or they are mandated to not activate unlocked phones, for some reason. But one thing's certain - Our phones DO WORK GREAT on the ATT 2G/3G/4G networks and Verizon's 4G network.
(See the full blogpost on this here:
1. Blackview BV9900 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 USA Carriers. You should never buy a network locked Blackview set. They are also rare so this point should be easy to fulfil.
Blackview BV990O PRO is unlocked by default.
2. BV9900 PRO has bands that work on AT&T, Verizon & T-Mobile
Based on data in
devicesranks, frequencycheck, & kimovil.com, Blackview BV9900 PRO should work with most USA Carriers. BV9900 PRO supports many bands' frequency.
- WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/19
- CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10
- FDD-LTE Bands:1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/28B/66
- TDD-LTE Bands 34/38/39/40/41
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 BV9900 PRO has all of the main bands used by Carriers in the US
3. HD Voice is needed from 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 BV9900 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
- See if there is a HD or VoLTE icon at the signal bar
- Make a phone call and see if your network connection stays on 4G.
- It should not drop to 3GWhile on a phone call, surf the internet.
If your phone can do all three, you most likely have a HD Voice Phone.
Blackview BV9900 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:
- Find your phone IMEI
- Register / call to your carrier mobile provider
- Then it will be activated
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.
BV9900 PRO DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS
Product: BV9900 Pro
OS: Android 10
Color: Grey, Silver
Dimensions: 156.5*78.3*14.2 mm
Display Resolution: FHD+ IPS
Screen Size: 5.84 Inch
Screen Resolution: 1080*2280
Screen to Body Ratio(%): 83%
Viewing angle (H/V): Full angle
Glass: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
WIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
3G: WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/19
4G: FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/28B/66, TDD: B34/38/39/40/41
CPU Clock: Two ARM Cortex-A75 cores operating at 2.2 GHz , Six ARM Cortex-A55 cores operating at 2.0 GHz
GPU: IMG 9xm-hp8 970MHZ
RAM Type: LPDDR4X
ROM Type: UFS2.1
TF Card Slot: Support
Max TF Card Capacity: 128GB
USB: 24pin TYPE-C
Front Camera: 16.0MP
Front Camera Sensor: S5K3P9-SX
Front Camera Aperture: f2.0
Rear Camera: 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + Thermal imaging module
Rear Camera Sensor: IMX582 + GC5035 + GC2375H
Rear Camera Aperture: f1.79 + f2.4 + F2.4
Rear Flash: Yes / False flash
Battery Capacity: 4380 mAh
Max Charging Current: 9V 2A
Operating Temperature: -30℃ to 55℃
Navigation: GPS + GLONASS + Beidou + Galileo
Air pressure sensor: YES
Coulomb Counter: YES
Wireless Charging: YES
Sim-Card Type: 2 Nano-SIM
Earphones Jack Type
Head: 0.461 W/kg;
Body: 0.959 W/kg;
Total standby time: 22 days
User Manual, Protective Film Separately, Power Adaptor, USB Cable, OTG Cable, Earphones
Free 9H Tempered Glass
1-Year US warranty