Blackview BV8000 Pro Review

13 October 2017, 18:42:41

Blackview BV8000 Pro Review
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Cameras

The Camera app on Blackview BV8000 Pro is quite familiar. The main screen of the app contains a circular shutter button with a camera switch to its right and a shortcut to the Gallery to its left. Above the button, the various shooting modes are listed. Photo is default one. The Pro Photo allows you to adjust the ISO, exposure, white balance and focus manually. The Facebeauty mode offers a slider that decreases/increases beautifications features - skin smoothing mainly. The other two modes are Panorama and Video. At the top of the main screen, the flash, HDR, Live photo and Settings shortcuts are placed. The camera settings include photo and video quality/resolution, anti-flicker, noise reduction etc. Above the shooting modes, there's a small circle that designates the degree of digital image zoom. When you tap on it, a slider opens designating a degree from 1x to 5x digital zoom. The small arrow in the left centre of the screen opens the list of filters.
The secondary camera shoots in photo, Facebeauty and video mode only. It also has the LivePhoto mode enabled as well as HDR and digital zoom options along with the same filters. The Camera Settings are almost entirely the same as the ones for the primary shooter. Photo editing is different depending on which app you use to open the file. If you use the Photos application, then you can add filters, adjust the position, light (exposure, contrast, shadows, whites, highlights), colour (saturation, warmth, tint, skin tone, deep blue), and pop.
If you open a file with the Gallery application, you get the usual editing options, such as adding filters and effects, adjusting the position (crop, rotate, straighten, mirror and draw), and/or adjusting the exposure, contrast, shadows, highlights, vibrancy, etc. However, this app also provides an option for additional beautification features, which are quite detailed and include skin improvement, makeup, correction of the eyes, nose, chin, breast, face and teeth.

Primary camera

Blackview BV8000 Pro is equipped with a 16MP Samsung S5K3P3 ISOCEL primary camera. This sensor has a 1/3" size and a 1.0-micron size pixels. It features the Deep Trench Isolation (DTI) technology that aims to reduce the crosstalk between pixels. The camera employs a 5-element lens with an f/2.0 aperture. It interpolates images to 21MP and makes photos with a resolution of 5296 x 3968 pixels and shoots 1080p videos at 30 fps. From the settings, you can choose a resolution of your preference, including the native 16MP one. The shooter has a blue film and is aided by a LED flash and phase-detection AF. The same sensor is used by the rear cameras of the following models we have reviewed: Ulefone T1, Doogee Mix, Ulefone Armor 2, Vernee Apollo Lite, Ulefone Future, Gionee S8, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro 16GB.
HDR: off
HDR: on
HDR: on
HDR: on

Secondary camera

The front-facing camera of the BV8000 Pro packs an 8-megapixel Hynix HI846 sensor and a 5-element lens with an f/2.4 aperture. It makes photos with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and shoots 480p videos at 30 fps. The same image sensor is found in the front camera of Oukitel K6000 Plus.

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