The phone comes with just a power plug and the USB cable.
Blackview BV2000s: DESIGN
The device is very compact as it has a 5” display and the phone is made of plastic. My review unit comes in white colour but it has a lot more other colour options.
On the front top there is a 2MP snapper along with other usual stuff. On the bottom you can find a physical home button and non-backlit capacitive keys.
On the back you can find an 8MP shooter with dual LED flash and the speaker grill.
The buttons are located on the right side and they have a great tactile feedback.
Under the hood, there is a removable 2400mAh battery, two SIM card slots and the microSD card slot.
Overall, the phone is well built and I have no complaints at all.
Blackview BV2000s in pictures:
Blackview BV2000s: DISPLAY
The Blackview BV2000s has a 5” 720p panel, which is pretty sharp, it has decent colour reproduction and it is a good display overall for such a cheap phone.
Blackview BV2000s: UI
The phone runs on Android 5.1 with the Blackview’s skin on top of it, which removes the app tray without any reason but it adds a lot of customisation options and other features for a budget phone.
You can customise the device using the dedicated theme store, change wallpapers, adjust launcher settings and so on.
As far as extra features go, you have some typical gesture and motion controls. They all work okay and gesture recognition is pretty accurate. However, I found them to be kind of slow to work.
When it comes to day-to-day performance, it is pretty good and I can see a significant improvement over the regular BV2000. The UI is running smoothly most of the times. There were just a few times when some stutter kicked in but there is nothing to be worried about.
Blackview BV2000s: BENCHMARKS
Blackview BV2000s: HARDWARE and PERFORMANCE
The Blackview BV2000s is not going to be your next powerhouse device. It has an MTK6580 64bit Quad Core 1.3GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and just 8GB of expandable storage.
The 3D gaming experience is actually no bad. I played Asphalt 8 for extensive period of time on medium graphics settings. I didn’t have lags and there were just a few skipped frames. Still, I would say that the Blackview BV2000s is a good performer for the phone this cheap.
Blackview BV2000: CAMERA and IMAGE QUALITY
As far as camera, the 8MP shooter does not impress. Even the daylight shots don’t look good. There is a low amount of details, there are some focusing issues and the images will not impress you.
The low-light shots…. They do not impress either as the images lack in every aspect you can imagine.
Same can be said with the 720p video quality.
Blackview BV2000: MULTIMEDIA
Consuming HD content is an okay experience as the playback is smooth. However, the sound that is coming out of the rear mounted speaker is kind of tinny. Well, this is what you should expect from such a cheap phone.
Blackview BV2000: CONNECTIVITY
As far as connectivity, everything is working fine as I had no issues with the Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth, call quality or signal reception.
Blackview BV2000s: BATTERY LIFE
When it comes to the battery life, it is pretty good. The 2400mAh unit can last you a full day and you will get around 4 hours of screen-on time on light usage.
Blackview BV2000s: CONCLUSIONS
The Blackview BV2000s is indeed a cheap phone and you can get it for less than $70. It has a decent design and good build quality, and a pretty good display for such a low price.
Also, the UI and even gaming performance is pretty good and I can see a noticeable upgrade over the previous BV2000 model.
However, the camera is kind of disappointment but this is what you get with the phones this cheap.
All in all, Blackview BV2000s is a pretty good offering for a very low price of just below $70. While it is not perfect as the camera does not impress but it does other things pretty much right and you simply cannot expect more for the price.