BLU’s Cost Efficiency at Its Best
Last September 2019, BLU released a Vivo X5 and Vivo XL5 that target the mid-range market. To be honest, the hype surrounding the release was not surprising at all. Because, ever since its first day to hit shelves, this Florida based American company, has manufactured affordable yet innovative mobile devices for the everyday consumer.
With cost-efficient offerings in the ever-growing smartphone market, BLU has managed to carve a niche of its own in becoming a frontrunner in the no-contract revolution. BLU has since then committed to giving customers a choice to pick their service provider. Now let’s take a look at their newest phones to see if they stayed true to their tradition of giving affordable yet top-notched quality phones.
Take a look at two of the best blu phones in the market today and see why they deserve to be.
The Vivo X5 looks amazingly compact. The design is even made better thanks to the back cover that is adorned with a beautiful leather pattern that is nice to touch. It exudes simplicity and sophistication that is rare in its price spectrum. With its size of 6.35 x 3.07 x 0.38 inches, you can easily fit it in your palm comfortably and get enough grip even after extended usage. The size is also just right for you to navigate the entire screen without straining your fingers.
This smartphone is armed with a 5.7 inches IPS LCD display with over 16M colors. Its resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels makes it perfect for your on the go video streaming needs. Powered by a 1.6GHz Octa-Core processor, this smartphone is powerful enough to run even the latest apps and games with no worries. With 3GB RAM multitasking is a breeze with the X5.
It also runs on Android 9 that boasts the usage of artificial intelligence to provide you with better features. X5 is considerably more intelligent and can adapt to your usage patterns better than most phones at this price point. For example, the App Actions predicts your next move so you will finish tasks more quickly. It can automatically pull up your playlist once you plug in your headphones, now that is the future!
If you love taking pictures and are always on the lookout for instagrammable locations, then the Vivo X5 will not let you down. With its 8MP front camera, it can perform well even in low-lit areas. This is sure to appeal to people who love photography using their phones. For the primary camera, it is equipped with a 13 MP camera, perfect for taking that fantastic shot.
The X5 is also equipped with useful security features like its rear-mounted fingerprint sensors. You can never be too sure with your sensitive files that are stored on your phone, so this is a marvelous feature.
Travel junkies will also find the X5 as an excellent travel buddy as it is 4G LTE ready. So, whenever you are out of the country or anywhere in the globe, you are sure to stay connected.
The BLU Vivo XL5 is bigger than its sibling, the X5, and sitting at 6.3 inches. It also dons an Infinity Display plus a tiny V-Notch on top. Measuring at 6.35 x 3.07 x 0.38 inches, the XL5 has a fantastic screen to body ratio and thinner bezels, ensuring more room for your fingers to navigate.
The display is bright and crisp thanks to its native resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. On the front side, you can find its amazing 13MP selfie camera that automatically adjusts to lighting. For the primary camera, its 13MP A.I powered dual-camera is equipped with a 2-megapixel sensor. This is particularly useful when shooting professional-grade portrait mode images. Aside from this, the XL5 has other extra features like slo-mo, beautification mode, live filters, panorama, and HDR, among others.
Like the X5, the XL5 is also powered by Android 9. It also adapts to your behavior and app usage, so you are sure to get a personalized experience. Data security can be worrisome; thanks to its fingerprint sensor, the contents of your phone are secured. Like the X5, the sensor is also located at the rear.
Now aside from the size, this may be the most significant difference between the two phones. The XL5 is powered by a 4,000mAh battery, which is enough to keep the device juiced up for a whole day. Now you can stream movies and videos all day without running out of power.
|Specs||Vivo X5||Vivo XL5|
|Dimensions||153 x 73.4 x 9.1 mm (6.02 x 2.89 x 0.36 in)||61.4 x 78 x 9.6 mm (6.35 x 3.07 x 0.38 in)|
|Weight||160 g (5.64 oz)||181 g (6.38 oz)|
|Sim||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type||PS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||PS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.7 inches||6.3 inches|
|Resolution||720 x 1440 pixels||720 x 1520 pixels|
|Processor||1.6GHz Octa-Core processor with ARM Cortex-A55 chipset||1.6GHz Octa-Core processor with ARM Cortex-A55 chipset|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|RAM||3GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|Main Camera||13 MP||13 MP|
|Selfie Camera||8 MP||13 MP|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity|
|Battery||Removable Li-Po 2800 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
If you’re a fan of the Blu phones, then you might wanna check out this Blu Vivo XI+ review.