The newly announced BLU Vivo XL3 comes with a 5.5” HD+ 18:9 Display, that’s what we do see in everyday phones but BLU slashed the priced under $150!
BLU announced new range of Smartphone to their Vivo series and it is worth sharing and of course, buying too!
The company wants its customer to experience the beauty of affordable Smartphone, this is the Blu Vivo XL3!
The design on the Vivo XL3 looks lush, it is impressive to note that, the company also added Facial Recognition.
They seems to conduct a research on market survey to what their customer wants and yea, they brought in the glass meets metal design!
Blu Vivo XL3 – Key Specs
*. Display: 5.5” HD+ 18:9 widescreen curved Corning Gorilla Glass display
*. Screen resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
*. Camera: 13MP Main Camera with LED flash + 13MP front Camera with LED Flash and beautifying software
*. Storage: 32GB Internal memory MicroSD up to 64GB
*. RAM: 3GB
*. Color: Gold and Silver
*. Processor: 1.3GHz Quad core MediaTek processor with Mali-T720 GPU
*. OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
*. Facial recognition: YES
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES
*. Network and Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, GSM, WCDMA
– 4G LTE; (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/28)
– 3G HSPA+; (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
*. Battery: 3300mAh capacity
Where to buy and How Much is the Blu Vivo XL3
There are different factors that might affect the price of a Android Smartphone, which includes;
*. Stores differentiation: Few Stores tends to sell more costly than another because they have more fame and popularity than others and they most times claims that their products is the best and original of them all. And they includes;
a. Offline Stores and
b. Online stores
*. Locations: One of the major factor that affect price. The price of a products tends to varies from one location to another.
The Blu Vivo XL3 is one of the best Smartphones to be categorized under the $110 price, N35,200. Meanwhile, you can also get it at the best price at offline or online stores.
You can get the phone at Gearbest or Amazon.
Design and Display
Vivo XL3 being the successor to the Vivo XL2, packs a significant upgrade from its predecessor. One remarkable upgrade, is the design on the phone with the fingerprint sensor scanner nicely placed on the back.
The glass plus metal design is what we normally see on mobile phones, which gives a premium feeling but the we rarely see that on phones priced under such amount.
Due to the material used for the design, the phone feels slick and the company says, the color shines more brightly in brilliance, a shiny metal!
On the screen display, the phone comes with a 5.5-inch HD+ 18:9 screen display. The phone is a near bezel-less design.
The 720 x 1440 screen resolution is not a flagship-meet and don’t expect the brightness of $800-priced-phones.
The 18:9 aspect ratio provided a wide-screen curved feature with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display. There is edge-to-edge display, volume and power buttons on the right.
It is available in Gold and Silver.
On the back, you have one camera lens set-up with a Fingerprint sensor, which is mounted under the camera lens. It sports a 3.5mm headphone jack!
And it is comfortable when operating with one hand!
Camera and Connectivity
The Vivo XL3 sports a defined-clear 13mega-pixels front camera with LED flash while on the back, there is a 13mega-pixels back camera also.
This is not bad for such standard of phones! But don’t expect much, the photos taken by Vivo XL3 camera may not meet your expectation and it is not flashy!
There is also Facial recognition enabled. This allows you to keep your device safe with your Face and you can unlock it more faster too.
All you have to do is to enable the feature, scan and save your face.
The handset comes with 4G LTE, (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/28), 3G HSPA+ (850/900/1700/1900/2100) and supports all GSM Networks nationwide, WiFi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, GSM, WCDMA.
Performance and Battery
On the handset processor performance, it is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and and a Mali-T729 GPU.
You might break you down but believe it, the processor on the Vivo XL3 is down-to-earth, it is faster, efficient also capable of completing and executing all your commands!
The trust of watching movies, playing intense games, switching apps is not guarantee, you should be a little careful of how you make use of it, as not to receive crashed reports.
And the phone runs on BLU’s custom skin on top of Android 8.0 Oreo!
There is a 32GB of internal storage and you can also add a microSD card for an additional 64GB of storage. The battery comes with 3300mAh capacity, no support for fast charging indicated.
The battery might be too small for current phones, as it tends to drain down without touching it due to the background apps running, so remember to switch off apps or phone, in order to save some capacity!
If you are on budget but looking for a portable Android Smartphone with beauty, mid-range fast processor, good camera pixels, then you should opt-in for the Vivo XL3 device, it is something worth some few coins!