The Blu Vivo XL Review
The Blu Vivo XL Review- One of the focuses for the smartphone manufacturer Blu that is a Florida based phone manufacturer is to bring to the market, low cost and medium budget smartphones, which caters to all basic smartphone user needs. The Blu Vivo XL is the latest addition to the Blu series of smartphones.
The first thing to notice about the Blu Vivo XL is its style. The stylish looks coupled with the textured back cover design make it a killer at a glance. The phone has a golden color option for the metallic color lovers. When you take it in your hands, the glossy back, and the matte edges combined, gives a nice feel. You may like to protect the front cover which is not scratch proof. For the protection, you get a plastic front panel guard with the smartphone box.
The power button and the volume button both falls at the right side of the phone, and the navigation keys are at the bottom of the screen as physical buttons. But the navigation button and the back button have swapped positions compared to other smartphones. And this may take the user some time to get accustomed to the navigation. Like the other Blu phones this phone also contains the USB port at the top of the phone. The headphone jack port and the multicolor LED are also at the top of the phone.
A very interesting design of the Blu Vivo XL is how the 5.5 inches large screen still accommodates inside the handy bezel. You can operate the phone with a hand, and slide fingers on it easily as there is little space between the screen and edges. And you would love the hardy feel of the plastic body of the phone which doesn’t feel cheap in spite of being made available at a low price.
The smartphone features an AMOLED display of resolution 720 p, and a screen size of 5.5 inches, which is impressively big. The resultant pixel density is 267 ppi. The 720 p is not the best resolution for smartphones, but looking at the phone price, it’s a decent configuration. Rather the mediocre display helps the battery stay live for more hours each time it’s charged. Moreover as the contrast and colors are brought much crisp and saturated because of the AMOLED display, thus making up for the 720 p resolution, and giving a fairly good experience.
Hardware and Performance
Coming to the inner built, you would find a MediaTek MT6753 octa core processor inside, powering the device with 1.3 GHz speed, and is supported by the 2GB RAM and Mali-T720 GPU. The smartphone is reported to be a great performer with this built. Only when you switch apps using the recent apps screen, you may notice a lag in the performance.
If you area gaming enthusiast, this is not the device for extreme gaming through the day. But as long as casual gaming is concerned, the device is a decent performer.
You would be more than impressed with the 16 GB of internal memory at this price range. If you use microSD card, you can expand an extra 64 GB of memory. Enjoy dual SIM and multiple connectivity options with the Blu Vivo XL. The phone is also 4G LTE compatible.
Talking about audio output, you would love what you hear. The sound quality is quite decent. Battery life is average, and with full charge it would last for the day. Here the low resolution display is justified which help the battery meet all your daily task requirements by providing 3150 mAh power with a full charge.
You get a strong 13 MP camera in the rear and a 5 MP selfie camera at the front. There is auto focus phase detection technology, and LED flash light. The snaps you get from the camera in proper daylight and sufficient indoor lighting are quite good. Images are detailed, sharp, crisp, and the colors are prominent. However this quality cannot be anticipated in low light conditions.
With Android 5.1 Lollipop version, the smartphone is a nice performer with a built in skin too. But some of the android typical features, like the lock screen, app drawer etc are missing. You would get some third party preinstalled apps in the phone. Softwares updates come timely and an update to the Marshmallow is anticipated to come soon.
- AMOLED display offering raw color effects
- Great battery life
- Huge 5.5 inch display screen
- Stylish design
- Charging port is USB Type C
- 4G LTE supported
- Camera is average in this price range
- Resolution could have been better
- Little bit of performance lag occurring at times
If you have to go for the Blu Vivo XL, then the main reasons would be the speedy processor, 16 GB of internal memory, and 13 MP rear camera, all packed within the nice 5.5inch display screen stylish smartphone. You get all that in the medium budget that is affordable making it a trendy option to pick go for. Thank you for reading our Blu Vivo XL Review.