Blackview BV9900E – $ 259.99 at AliExpress
(£ 210.34 / AU $ 369.58)
This discounted version of Blackview’s rugged flagship smartphone has slightly less memory and no FLIR camera, but otherwise holds up exceptionally well. Plus, it’s available for almost half the price!View deal
We were extremely impressed with the rugged Blackview BV9900 Pro smartphone when we reviewed it earlier this year – and even gave it our coveted editorial award. Now Blackview has released a new and cheaper iteration: the BV9900E.
The discounted version of Blackview’s rugged flagship smartphone is available from online retailer AliExpress for just $ 259.99 (£ 210 / AU $ 370) – that’s nearly half the price of its flashy cousin.
The unit ships for free to the US, UK, Australia, and dozens of other areas around the world, but it’s worth noting that prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.
There are only two major differences between the 9900E and 9900 Pro: the latter has more memory and a FLIR camera.
All other components in the original are still there, including a Mediatek P90 CPU with 128 GB storage, 5.84-inch FHD + display, 48-megapixel Samsung rear camera, 16-megapixel front camera and 438,000 mAh battery.
Other features include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual nano SIM card with microSD slot, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, IP68, wireless charging and MIL-STD-810G certification.
Rivals like the Oukitel WP6 and Doogee S68 Pro may have more memory or a larger battery, but the Blackview BV9900E offers more balance thanks to a superior processor and overall feature set.
Keep in mind
- If this product comes from mainland China, it will take at least a month to arrive in the UK or US (and possibly more). You may also be charged an additional tax directly or through the courier.
- If you’ve managed to get your hands on a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we’ll tip you.