Blackview BV5500 Plus Rugged Phone: 3GB+32GB, IP68 Waterproof Dustproof, Dual Back Cameras, Face Unlock, 4400mAh Battery, 5.5 inch Android 10.0, Network: 4G, NFC, OTG, Dual SIM(Black)
$179.00 – $289.00
Blackview is back at the tradie end of the market! This phone has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage like the highly popular BV6000, wrapped up in a new case with Android 10.
The BV5500 Plus is a ‘disposable’ phone, meaning it is glued shut (hermetically sealed) and can’t be fixed if something goes wrong.
There are two price options on this model: Trade-Only at $249, or Full Retail for $399 with 12 month warranty including one free screen replacement if cracked. Please note: because it is factory sealed, the phone may lose its water and dustproofing after a screen replacement.
VERDICT: A small, budget-priced disposable phone, not suitable for Spark. This works on Vodafone/2Degrees.
CHARGING OPTIONS – what you need to know: All our phones come with an NZ/AU Adaptive Fast Charger compliant with MTK chipset protocols. Ultra-fast charging is optionally available by using the manufacturer’s European charger (also supplied with phone) with the Antares travel adapter sold at Countdown and PaperPlus for $14.99. The Antares is rated to 10 amps (most ultra-fast chargers are between 3 and 5 amps) and complies with NZ safety standard SAA130534EA. Beware of sites offering “optional” $29.95 “fast chargers” as they may not deliver a fast charge unless the phone uses a Qualcomm (QC) chipset. Most rugged phones use MTK chips and a QC 3.0 wall charger won’t work properly. The optional high-power car chargers sold by the Outdoor Phone Store charge both QC and MTK phones.