The US-based smartphone maker has unveiled two new budget smartphones at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada – the BLU Vivo XL and Vivo 5. Both the smartphones feature good looking design and build, with that comes decent specs and notable features that are not mostly seen on budget smartphones. The budget smartphone market is already very large, so it will be worth seeing if the two new BLU smartphones can stand out in the crowd and if they can find a firm place.

I for one am very impressed with the fact that the BLU Vivo XL and BLU Vivo 5 smartphones have not sacrificed its build quality and features in order to keep the prices of the smartphone low. Both the new devices sport similar looking specifications and the major difference comes in the build and design of the BLU smartphones.

BLU Vivo XL Feature with 2GB  RAM, 13MP camera with LED Flash, BLU Vivo XL Price, Specs

In this piece, we will have a look at the BLU Vivo XL Specs and features. The Vivo XL is the lesser priced smartphone among the two, it sports dimensions of 155.2 x 76.6 x 7.5 mm, and the Vivo XL sports a plastic build but it has a mirror like finish around the smartphone. The body of the BLU Vivo XL flaunts a unique and different pattern detail that we have not seen any other smartphone yet, making the smartphone stand out among the crowd. The power key and the volume rocker buttons are placed on the right edge and the left edge houses the SIM slot.


The BLU Vivo XL features a 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED display on the front that has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core Mediatek 6753 Processor that is clocked at 1.3 GHz, this processor is coupled with 2GB of RAM space (1GB lower than the Vivo 5) and MALI-T720 GPU for graphics. It offers 16GB of in-built storage. Moving on to the camera department, the Vivo XL houses a 13MP camera sensor (pixel size – 1.12mm, 1/3 inch sensor and aperture of 2.0mm) on the rear coupled with  LED Flash. The rear camera captures HD videos 1080p@30fps. On the front, the smartphone has a 5MP selfie camera.

BLU Vivo XL Release with Price tag $149 in January

The BLU Vivo XL runs the Android v5.1 Lollipop out of the box, which is upgradeable to Android v6.0 Marshmallow. It supports Dual SIM usage and comes with connectivity features such as 4G, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, Hotspot, FM Radio, VoLTE. It houses a 3150mAh battery and has a USB Type-C port. The BLU Vivo 5 will be available in the color options of  Chrome Silver, Liquid Gold, Midnight Blue and Rose Gold.

The BLU Vivo XL will go on sale in the US in January itself and it will carry a price tag of $149 (approximately equal to Rs. 9,930).