BLU VIVO XL4 First Look

I just received the BLU VIVO XL4 last night so I haven’t had time to do a full on review of the phone but here’s a first look at the new budget phone from BLU. The BLU VIVO XL4 lands at $149 from Amazon. What does that $149 get you? It’s a MediaTek based 6.2 inch HD+ phone with an all aluminum body. It definitely isn’t a premium phone but it doesn’t feel cheap or easily breakable. There’s a good heft to it and the size is nice.

With just a short time to actually use the phone I won’t come to any performance conclusions here but I will say that it is a little slow to navigate around. I’m used to using a Pixel 2 XL every day and this phone definitely doesn’t compare but, of course, it isn’t meant to. It seems like it will be a fine replacement or backup phone. Maybe a phone to take out canoeing or hiking where it won’t matter so much if it gets ruined.

BLU packs in their standard accessories for this phone. You’ll get a charger, TPU case, headphones, and a screen protector. All in all, it’s made a good first impression for a phone that costs so little. Expect a final review later. Check out the VIVO XL4 at Amazon.

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CPUMediaTek Helio P22, octa-core CPU @ 2.0 GHz
Internal Storage32 GB
microSD SupportYes, up to 128 GB
LTE Bands1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/28/66
HSPA Bands850/900/1700/1900/2100
Battery5000 mAh
OSAndroid 8.1
Display6.2 inches, 720x1520, 233 PPI
Main Camera13 MP + 2 MP with LED Flash
Front Camera13 MP with LED Flash
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear
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Robert Daniels

I'm a long-time tech and gadget enthusiast that currently uses Android, Windows 10 Mobile, and iOS devices. I'm always interested in ways to improve my family's life with new devices and services, though my beautiful wife might just say I'm addicted to playing with gadgets.

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