BLU Products, ‘considered the leader on the US market of unlocked phones‘, has just announced the second gen of its highly successful BLU Vivo XL. The BLU Vivo XL2 sports all those features we love in its predecessor like supreme design, generous specs and improved camera parameters, proving one more time that low price doesn’t have to come at the cost of quality. Looking like a million dollars, the phablet brings even greater value for exceptionally low price.
BLU introduces the BLU Vivo XL2. The unlocked smartphone brings solid specs for surprisingly low price. Additionally, those who purchase it today can buy it even cheaper.
Premium design and not-so-great display
Raising the bar on aesthetics, BLU equipped the Vivo XL2 in a back case ornamented with a diamond micro pattern we all love so much. To strengthen the effect the manufacturer covered the case with an electrolyzed metallic finish that gives the device an intriguing glass-like transparent coat. So, the handset doesn’t only look premium, but also feels good in hand. Moving on to the front, encircled with thin bezels the display is protected by a liquid like curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that delivers high-quality user experience, and is durable enough to withstand all those drops and scratches the phone may meet on its way.
As for display, the Vivo XL2 hides a 5.5-inch Full HD screen panel with 267 ppi of pixel density. If design is something the phone may be proud of, the display parameters are disappointingly low even for a budget-device. Even though the phablet is far from offering the sharpness provided by Samsung or LG devices, it still delivers decent viewing experience.
Except for microUSB port the BLU Vivo XL2 houses a 3.5mm headphone jack set on the top of the handset accompanied by an infrared blaster. This features come as a big surprise as after Apple and Motorola decided to give up traditional headphone jack we all started to value it stronger than ever and miss the lost functionality.
In the optics department, the Vivo XL2 delivers a combination of 13MP primary camera and an 8MP wide-angle front- facing snapper in charge of bright selfies. Furthermore, the rear sensor is equipped with a phase detection autofocus, LED flash and HD mode and is capable to record 1080p videos. Perhaps, just as in the case of display, those aren’t the best available at the market optic parameters, but they should operate quite well even low-light conditions thanks to the already mentioned HDR mode.
Processor, Memory and RAM
Powered by the quad-core MediaTek clocked at 1.4GHz processor the handset runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The phablet comes with upgraded memory and RAM. The original Vivo XL arrived with 16GB of built-in storage paired with 2GB RAM which customers already praised for fast response and smooth multitasking-mode. With the Vivo XL2 you will get doubled memory of 32GB and 3GB of RAM. This noticeable upgrade should deliver an even faster overall user experience.
All those great features would be nothing without a 3,150 mAh battery that keeps the whole thing ticking. Thanks to such a generous cell the Vivo XL2 offers a whole day of usage on a single charging. BLU claims that the battery will last up to 30 percent more than it the case of original Vivo XL and charge up to 50 percent of power in just 30 minutes due to a Quick Charging support. The mentioned technology allows to reach 2 hours of talk-time in just 10 minutes of charging and to fully charge the unit in just 2 hours, which sound really fast, doesn’t it?
Availability and Pricing
Supporting 4G LTE the BLU Vivo XL2 is compatible with all US GSM networks. It will work with AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket or Metro PCS for instance. The phone is already open for order at Amazon, where it is being offered for just $149.99.Those who will make a really quick purchase decision and buy the device today until 5 PM may additionally benefit from the $50 discount and grab the phone for just $99.