BLU Vivo XL4 is a cheap notched phone compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T

BLU Vivo XL4 is a cheap notched phone compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T
BLU Products, a Miami-based company specialized in selling affordable unlocked phones in the US, is getting ready to release a brand new Android handset. Called Vivo XL4, this new BLU smartphone is succeeding the Vivo XL3 from earlier this year and offers a modern design (including a notched display) at an accessible price. 

While the BLU Vivo XL4 hasn't been officially announced, it's already listed on Amazon - here and here. Priced at $149.99, the new device is not in stock yet and will ship "within 1 to 3 months."

Aspect-wise, the Vivo XL4 resembles the Vivo XI+ (BLU's first notched phone - released several months ago for $249.99). However, the specs of the Vivo XL4 aren't on par with those of the Vivo XI+, although they're not bad for a $150 smartphone.

One of the highlight features of the BLU Vivo XL4 is its 4,000 mAh battery that should last "at least a full day" on a single charge. The handset further offers a 6.2-inch screen with 720 x 1520 pixels, fingerprint scanner, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, USB Type-C, and a dual rear camera. The processor that's powering the Vivo XL4 is a MediaTek Helio P22 - a decent octa-core CPU specifically designed for affordable mid-range smartphones. At the moment, it's not clear what Android version the new device is running, though we assume it's Android 8 Oreo.
 
The BLU Vivo XL4 comes with US warranty and is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile (including their prepaid brands), but won't work on Verizon, Sprint, or US Cellular.

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9 Comments

1. KingSam

Posts: 1334; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

My phone has p22 and it's garbage.

6. Duncdawg26

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

What phone is that?

9. furrybear56

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 29, 2018

And the helio p22 was just fine for my liking, i am able to play minecraft, pubg, and other intense games like asphalt 8. So stop bashing on the phone because it has a notch, it can easily be hidden. Like for real. Stop nit-picking everything about it just because it doesnt meet your expectations, AT $129.99 - $149.99! Just please stop

2. Nionx

Posts: 164; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Garbage. Not that Blu phones are filth, but Blu phones aren't the most dependable. Also this has a notch. Garbage.

4. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Its not the notch that makes it garbage but th cpu and the RAM

8. furrybear56

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 29, 2018

Its not garbage. You just need to adjust your high ass expectations. You act like a $129.99 dollar phone is gonna be just like a damn $999.99 dollar phone. Lay off

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

This phone would have looked so much better if they had just matched the bottom bezel with a top bezel of the same diameters for symmetry

5. Duncdawg26

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

Actually, that's a pretty decent spec sheet as far as the US market is concerned (minus the assumption that the phone will never see an update of any kind)

7. RevKev

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 05, 2018

Please be careful if you are interested in purchasing this phone. I have had two different Blu phones over the last few years, the R1 HD and now the Vivo xl3 plus. I have no issues with the phones themselves. In my experience, they were just as advertised. However, the real issue is with Blu support and development. In all my years of experience with them, I have never seen them update any phones, even though they advertised the fact that they would. In fact, with the xl3 plus, they promised in their Amazon ad that they would be updating the 7.0 nougat with 8.0 Oreo. So, if you buy the xl4, just know that you're stuck with 8.0. There's no updates coming, regardless of what they say. Buyer beware!

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