Blu Vivo 8 offers a metal body, Android Nougat and other nice features for under $300


If you're in need of a new unlocked Android smartphone that doesn't cost too much but still offers a nice set of specs, perhaps you'll be interested in the Blu Vivo 8, officially announced today.

Succeeding the Vivo 5R and Vivo 6 (with the mention that the latter is not sold in the US, being available only in Europe), the Blu Vivo 8 is an Android 7 Nougat handset that's mainly made out of metal.

Sporting a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, the smartphone is Blu's latest flagship, and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek 6755 Helio P10 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. The device has a 13 MP main camera on the back, while the front hosts a 16 MP "Super Selfie" camera with its own flash, plus a fingerprint scanner (at the bottom). Furthermore, the Vivo 8 features LTE, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory, and microSD card support. Last but not least, the handset packs a pretty generous 4,010 mAh battery that should last at least a full day. The battery supports fast charging, and should go from 0% to 100% in under 90 minutes.

The Blu Vivo 8 is available from Amazon for $299.99 in two color variants: gold and black. For 48 hours (from August 31 to September 1), Blu will take $100 off the phone's price, offering it for just $199.99. In case you're wondering, the handset is fully compatible only with GSM/LTE carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Interested?


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14 Comments

1. Jacksie66 unregistered

I'd rather a decent phone that won't steal my personal data..

10. PhoneGuru42

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

That's already been proven false

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Blu... Come on... At least use the P20...

5. Furbal unregistered

Yeah p20 wound have made it worth it. P10 is far too inefficient

3. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Get the xa ultra.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

So this is really a rebadged Gionee A1.http://m.gsmarena.com/gionee_a1-8581.php At $199 I sort of want this for it's 4,000 mAh battery as a secondary "work" phone. Currently I carry around a BLU PURE XL as a secondary phone to my Axon 7. I dunno, I've been pretty impressed with the PURE XL, I'd hate to have to put it away. TORN!

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

http://m.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8835&idPhone2=7558 Eh, I guess besides the larger battery, smaller footprint, and the newer version of Android it's not really worth dropping another $199+tax. Buying BLU phones at retail price feels wrong, I found a deal on Craigslist and bought my BLU PURE XL for only $60, it had been dropped a couple times but the screen was perfect. Paying $220(after tax) for something arguably "as good" as what I already have is illogical. PASS!

11. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Why don't you just get the new zte blade z max from metro for $29 with port in? It has 6in 1080p screen too.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Have been looking up for Gionee A1 as its one of the phone that under Google security update list.

6. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Its strange that they decided to put a 16 mp on the front, and 13 on the back, i dont know which one is the better sensor but it sounds like they want to spy on you

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You can always stick a Matt Scott tape to blind the front camera. I did that with my Notebooks. No reason to do it to my smartphone yet but we are getting there.

8. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 275; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

This is a great phone for the price, i cant find a better phone for 199.99 new

9. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Yes you can. The LG G5.

14. CAVBR

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

BLU Vivo 8, also known as Gionee A1, or Quantum Sky.

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