BLU launches another two ridiculously affordable phones with respectable specs

BLU launches another two ridiculously affordable phones with respectable specs
Spying scandals and software updating fiascos aside, BLU Products sells some of the best low-cost unlocked smartphones in the US, charging as little as 200 bucks for a "flagship" model with a Full HD+ "Infinity" display, triple rear camera system, and premium gradient design. 

But if you can't afford the G9 Pro (or even the slightly cheaper G9), BLU is launching a pair of respectable mid-rangers today at outright insanely low prices. The Vivo X5 and XL5 are available exclusively on Amazon for $20 off their $99.99 and $129.99 MSRPs for a "limited time." The introductory discount makes these bad boys significantly cheaper than the likes of the Moto E6 or Nokia 2.2, and obviously, you're looking at unlocked devices fully compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile here.
The costlier model certainly justifies its $30 premium, sporting a large 6.3-inch HD+ Infinity screen with a small V-shaped notch while packing a massive 4,000mAh battery under its surprisingly eye-catching hood designed to resemble a leather back. The BLU Vivo XL5 also features dual 13 + 2MP rear-facing cameras, a single 13MP selfie shooter, and Android 9.0 Pie out the box with a two-year promise of additional security updates.
Of course, a two-year major OS update vow would have been much nicer, but long-term security support is fairly hard to come by in this price bracket as well. The aforementioned promise also applies to the BLU Vivo X5, which runs the same OS version as its big brother. The two ultra-affordable handsets share an unnamed octa-core processor, 3GB RAM count, 64GB internal storage, and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, but the little guy only comes with a 2,800mAh battery, single 13MP rear camera, and 8MP selfie shooter. 

Finally, the 5.7-inch HD+ display of the X5 is surrounded by thicker bezels, although all in all, this is still far more compact than the XL5. And the two are similarly attractive for bargain hunters who believe the BLU brand is reformed and no longer interested in violating user privacy.


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