Top Heavy-Duty Smartphones for Adventure and Outdoor Work Environments


Don’t be fooled by phrases like “heavy-duty smartphones” when you browse the Internet for rugged mobile handsets. For a handset to qualify, it must be truly water-, drop-, and dust-proof. The handset must have a long battery life, and an extra-strong screen. 

Heavy Duty Smartphones

However, heavy-duty smartphones should not only be durable but also exceptionally functional. Imagine a handset that is 4G enabled and comes with thermal imagery, fingerprint sensor capacity and 4G dual SIM capacity. Now imagine an entire range of heavy-duty smartphones with these or related characteristics available at competitive prices.


Where to Find Such Heavy-Duty Smartphones?


We are a proud distributor of the Blackview brand of heavy-duty smartphones in South Africa. Our convenient online shopping facility makes it possible to view the full range available, gain an overview of the specifications for each handset and compare features before you make a buying decision. Read discussions about some of the smartphones, and once ready to buy, simply place your order online. Secure payment options are available, and we run regular specials.


Learn More About Some of the Heavy-Duty Smartphones


Below is an introduction to some of these rugged smartphones to give you an idea of what is available.


BV9800Pro 4G Thermal Imagery Heavy-Duty Smartphones


This handset is as durable as it gets. It comes with a Gorilla Glass 5 screen, which makes it well-suited for engineers, construction workers, miners, rescue workers, anti-poach game rangers, tour guides, firemen, and law enforcement officers.


With a 6580 mAh battery, you can expect long intervals between recharges. The handset is GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou enabled, making it perfect for navigation wherever needed. The smartphone boasts a 16MP front camera and a rear one. It also features 48MP plus 5MP thermal imagery. The Android 9 operating system is as reliable and fast as it gets.


Watch this video to discover the top reasons to invest in this smartphone.


It is IP68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810 certified, as well as water-, dust- and fall-proof. With 128GB storage and 6GB RAM, operation is fast while you also have a lot of storage space for photos and videos. The octa-core processor also adds to the speed of operation and superb performance of this handset, which also comes with NFC, fingerprint sensor capacity. Ready to learn more? View the specifications and more information on the BV9800Pro 4G handset here.


BV9600E As One of the Best Affordable Heavy-Duty Smartphones


Want a rugged handset that is also a bargain at any price? Then consider this handset with its 5580 mAh battery, Android 9.0 operating system and 4GB RAM. It also features 4G dual SIM capability and has the convenience of wireless charge capacity. With this feature, you can charge the phone without a cable. It gives you more manoeuvrability, and thus more usage time. The 128GB storage space provides enough space for storing videos, documents, and photos.

Navigation is made a breeze with the GPS and GLONASS capacity. Drop resistance is extremely important in the outdoor work environment. If you operate in construction, chances are that the handset will fall from your pocket once or twice during a project. This handset has a drop resistance of 1,8 metres, which means a drop from the ladder will not cause breakage. The ruggedness is further improved with the Gorilla Glass 5 screen, which gives the screen excellent crack resistance.


The 16.0 MP rear camera together with the 8.0 front camera make for high-quality photos. If you want to take pictures on the go, then the autofocus functionality is another plus to consider. The phone has dual flash functionality while the Near Field Communications (NFC) gives you the ability to transfer any content from the handset to another NFC-enabled phone. It has Bluetooth capability, a compass for easy navigation while hiking, and a barometer.


Watch this video for a quick overview of the BV9600E features.


BV9900E As One of the Leading Super-Slim Heavy-Duty Smartphones


Want a handset that has the features of a rugged outdoor phone, but the looks of a stylish office handset? Then the BV9900E is for you. It has 8GB RAM and a large 5.8-inch screen that gives you maximum video viewing convenience. Add features such as the MediaTek P90 processor and the fast Android 9.0 operating system, and you have a high-performance phone.


Why have we included this handset in the category for heavy-duty smartphones? Simply because it is IP68 waterproof certified, drop-proof for a fall of up to 1,5 metres and operation even in an environment where the temperature can drop far below zero. You can use the handset in a cold storage environment or in the middle of the Karoo at the height of the winter without having to be concerned that it will not perform as it should. It is even IP69K high water pressure certified. The phone comes with a 48MP Sony rear camera and fingerprint sensor capacity as well. View more features here.


BV5900 for a Robust Handset at An Exceptionally Competitive Price


Want the bells and whistles of top-of-the-range heavy-duty smartphones without the price tag? Then this is the handset of choice. It comes with Android 9.0 as operating system, a 5MB camera, built-in face recognition, quad-core 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex, GPS and GLONASS enabled and Gorilla Glass 3 screen. The 4G dual SIM and 13MP +0.3MP rear camera are more features to consider. Have a look at this stunning phone here.


BL6000Pro 5G – The Future of Heavy-Duty Smartphones


Yes, 5G is here! And this is the first 5G rugged outdoor cellphone on the market. It is not your average rugged smartphone. This handset has features such as an 800 octa-core processor, making it a high-performance phone. It is also dust-, water- and drop-proof (certified). Use it while swimming, work with it in sandy conditions and even in a cold room because it can handle operating temperatures far below zero degrees Celsius. The device also has a long-lasting battery and optimisation for energy saving, giving you longer periods between recharges. Wireless charging, 48 MP triple rear camera, liquid cooling, 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM are more reasons to buy this phone. Learn more about its features here.


In Conclusion


These are only a few of the heavy-duty smartphones from the reputable Blackview brand. Join the thousands of satisfied customers by buying a rugged outdoor handset from us. Buy the best, buy a Blackview phone. View our product range here.