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BLU Vivo 8: A Powerful Android Phone in Budget.

September 3, 2017 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) The BLU Vivo 8 is a smartphone with strategic combination of hardware and software. The phone is available on Amazon for US$249 and it can also be bought for less from other service providers. Why the combination of its hardware and software is strategic because BLU has done its best to keep the overall cost of the phone in budget while giving the best possible capabilities to Vivo 8.

The phone comes equipped with 4GB of RAM which is enough to handle everyday tasks and video games. The 5.5-inch LCD screen comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and provides a display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with 401 ppi pixel density. The device runs on an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor with a Mali-T860 GPU.

The processor is slightly less powerful than some of the Qualcomm’s processors available in the similar price range but the 4gigs of RAM and 64GB internal storage support the phone in terms of performance. One more advantage users get with BLU Vivo 8 is the Android 7.0 Nougat. The operating system from Google’s Android is already more efficient than its predecessors, its existence in Vivo 8 supports the phone’s underpowered chipset that tends to lag and heats up faster than Snapdragon processors, which are known for being energy efficient.

Vivo 8 is not the best phone available in the below US$300 bar, but it’s a decent phone that gets the job done easily. You won’t notice lags on the phone and processing is also smooth. From games to heavy applications like Photoshop and some web-based apps, the phone performs without any significant delay in processing.

As far as the design is concerned, the phone features 70.6% screen-to-body ratio which is pretty decent for a 5.5-inch budget phone. What makes it more appealing is the availability of a fingerprint sensor on the Home button. The placement of this sensor is absolutely wise and it works without any problem. Available in two colors Black and Gold, the BLU Vivo 8 comes in a metal housing with an 87% metal to body ratio. Its curved edges make it look like a premium phone.

There’s a 13MP primary camera with f2.0 aperture and LED flash light. The secondary camera comes as a 16MP setup with LED flash light. One of the most surprising things in BLU Vivo 8 is the camera enhancement. With a customized, fully dedicated camera app, the designers have developed a large number of features for the phone’s camera. There are more than a dozen camera modes and settings to get the perfect pictures.

The Vivo 8 comes with a 4,010mAh battery that lasts for up to 2 days when in use. The standby time suggested by the company is 20 days. The company claims that the supercharge technique has given this phone the ability to be fully charged in just 2 hours. There are two charging chips in the phone to make the process safer and cooler. That’s probably an answer for the concerns regarding the heating issues.

Another surprising reason to choose the phone is its ability to make multitasking easier with split screen. You can browse two different applications at once without skipping any updates on any of them. The phone also comes with a very good sound quality thanks to the MAXXAudio technology. The BLU Vivo 8 supports dual sim and you can add up to 64GB of external storage through the dedicated slot.

Overall, the Vivo 8 is a decent phone for the given price range. There is nothing much that can turn out to be a deal breaker since it packs very good features and hardware in a highly competitive price range. It may not be the best, but you won’t regret buying one.

Staff Writer; Corey Shaw

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One Response to “BLU Vivo 8: A Powerful Android Phone in Budget.”
  1. George Jones says:

    At $250 this is a steal but will Android & Apple fanboys give in? I can see this as a secondary phone… Maybe even something for ones kids, or older parents…

    Nice screen size, and top notch hard/software.

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