BLU VIVO X hands-on



BLU's line of Android-powered smartphones have always been known to be aggressively priced! Most people would be left to think that they're simply cheap products, but thankfully there is noticeable attention to their designs and specs – so in that regard, they do offer a considerable amount of value. With its latest flagship model for this year, the BLU VIVO X, it's taking all the trends we've been seeing all of last year and accompanying it with an irresistible price point.

Honestly, our first impressions about the BLU VIVO X is that it suspiciously looks a lot like the OnePlus 5T. Sporting that trendy all-screen, minimal bezel design that has taken off last year, combined with a premium aluminum housing, we have to give it props for being a stunner. Sure, it's not as refined, evident by how there's a slight gap surround the glass panel on front, but the overall package is still nonetheless impressive – more so when it includes a headphone jack and fingerprint sensor.

On the front of the phone, the main draw here is the 6-inch 720 x 1440 display with Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. Naturally, it follows the trend of adopting an 18:9 screen-aspect-ratio – with minimal bezels along the left and right edges. While the resolution is just a smidgen lower than other comparable phones in its class, it's still detailed enough to make out small text. However, the colors and iridescence of the display seems subdued.

Other features for the BLU VIVO X include an octa-core MediaTek 6757 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 4010 mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat. Considering this is BLU we're talking about, we're really curious to know whether this flagship will be treated to future Android updates in a timely manner, seeing that its phones are notorious for not getting upgraded.

Despite that, you'll be fascinated by the trove of cameras it's packing. In fact, the rear camera features a dual configuration (13MP + 5MP) that'll deliver those bokeh effects that have been synonymous with phones of late. We took a few samples in our short time, and so far, we're not totally impressed by the results. Additionally, it's worth noting that it also sports a dual-camera system with its front cameras – a 20MP + 8MP dual camera. This pairing, however, is meant to deliver a wider capture, similar to the cameras found with LG's smartphones.

Needless to say, they're able to cram a whole lot into the BLU VIVO X. Flaunting all of last year's trend into a premium looking body, the BLU VIVO X certainly has a potential to attract buyers with its hard-to-beat price of $199.99 on Amazon, which is available for a limited time as a launch deal. Afterwards, it'll go back to its normal price point of $249.99.

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13 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I'm still waiting Vivo launches Tony Stark's cellphone of Captain America Civil War. It was stunning. I want an all sceen phone like that one.

11. Poptart2828

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Who knows that could be the vivo xplay 7. At least I am hoping.

3. Jacksie66 unregistered

Blu phones are shıte..

6. tangbunna

Posts: 441; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

unlock bootloader and install Android One. be aware it is chinese spy here. be happy with american spy Android Genuine.

4. Duncdawg26

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

First phone worth considering from Blu in a couple years. At $200-250, there's still no reason to pick it over the 7x. Maybe if there's fast charging and better wifi... Is mediatek's gpu any better than kirin's?

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Huawei Mate SE is coming out and it's just like a 7x but with 64gb rom and 4gb ram. I've heard that the price will be $250, and if that's true I see absolutely no reason to get this BLU. For the CPU alone thou, I've had the Xperia XA1 Ultra with the Mediatek P20 and it is damn smooth. It's definitely much more snappy than using the Honor 7x (though it could be because the software of the 7x sucks). I expect P25 to be snappier and with a lower screen res than the Xperia XA1 Ultra, this Vivo X should fly on everyday tasks. But then again, BLU software probably sucks too. I believe it can only be worse than what Huawei offers, lol.

10. KingSam

Posts: 1338; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Yeah not to mention the 720p display. Honestly still no reason to choose this.

14. Laynithan

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Plenty of reason; more ram, 4 cameras, better battery life. I have the phone and I can say it's absolutely amazing!

5. gamehead unregistered

I kinda want to give them another chance, but I kinda dont at the same time

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

exactly what I'm thinking.

8. Firenze91

Posts: 204; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

BLU?? What is that? Never heard of or seen anyone using it so I'm gonna pass

12. dirtydarko

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

Unfortunately like much of the Vivo Line, this appears to be a re-branded Chinese phone, probably a Gionee. Thus it will have a ridiculously stupid skin over Android making it infuriating if not unusable. If this shipped with stock Android I would consider it.

13. electrophage

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Fastest sale ever. back to full price after one day

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