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BLU Vivo 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of BLU Vivo 5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and screen are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reception. There are some mixed comments about the GPS navigation.

performance, price, portability, screen, design

reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BLU Vivo 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BLU Vivo 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 user reviews of BLU Vivo 5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The screen and price also get good opinions. Views are divided on the GPS navigation.

performance, price, screen, usability, design

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BLU VIVO 5 Smartphone -5.5" 4G LTE GSM Unlocked - 32GB +3GB RAM - GoldBLU VIVO 5 Smartphone -5.5" 4G LTE GSM Unlocked - 32GB +3GB RAM - Gold

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BLU Vivo 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of BLU Vivo 5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Views about the usability and camera are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good comments, whereas many are less positive about the size.

portability, performance, price, camera, usability

size

95% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BLU Vivo 5 Smartphone-5.5-Inch 4G LTE GSM Unlocked-32GB Plus 3GB Ram, GoldBLU Vivo 5 Smartphone-5.5-Inch 4G LTE GSM Unlocked-32GB Plus 3GB Ram, Gold

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Blu Vivo 5 (Unlocked)

 

The Blu Vivo 5 is an attractive unlocked Android phone that offers good bang for your buck, but there are better options available for the price.

Affordable. Smooth performance. Attractive metal build. UBS-C port. Expandable storage.

Lacks important US LTE bands. Heavy custom UI layer.

Software and Conclusions The Vivo 5 ships running Android 5.1 Lollipop , but an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is expected. As mentioned earlier, Blu has departed from other devices in its lineup by laying on a pretty thick UI layer here. The app...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

BLU Vivo 5 Review

 

By nature, phones under the $200 price point are expected to cut corners not only with the hardware on the inside, but especially in how they're designed on the outside. Miami-based BLU has been trying dearly to change this perception with its line of...

Attractive all-metal construction ; Sleek, mostly uniform construction ; Lightweight ; Low outright cost of $200 ; Above average battery life

Choppy graphics processing performance ; Weaker screen luminance makes it unusable in direct sun ; Underpowered internal speaker ; Custom Android experience isn’t for everyone

Slowly but surely, BLU has been gaining traction on the entry-level side of the US smartphone market, and the BLU Vivo 5, along with the Vivo XL, is a testament to how far the company's products have come. A year or so ago, BLU’s phones hardly drew...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Blu Vivo 5

 

Blu is selling the Vivo 5 directly to consumers unlocked. This Android device is slim, attractive, and made from good materials. It boasts a big screen, solid camera, exceptional battery, and compatibility with AT&T and T-Mobile. Here is Phonescoop's...

The Vivo 5 smartphone from Blu isn't for everyone. It's an unlocked handset that's only being sold online. While there are a growing number of people who prefer to buy unlocked phones, the Vivo 5's limited support for AT&T and T-Mobile LTE causes me...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Lipayne (bestbuy.com)

Good for the price

 

The good: nice and slim, lighter than I thought it would be with the aluminum case. The headphones sound great that came with it. The two main reasons for the purchase were battery life and storage, neither disappoints. The not so good: there was an...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Mesteban (bestbuy.com)

This is the Best Blu phone

 

This phone is amazing. It's big and comfortable. Comes with a lot of accessories and an octo-core processor. Scored over 2800 in Geekbench 3 and 38000 in Antutu.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Emily (bestbuy.com)

Partner loves it

 

My partner and I have been using BLU devices for a few years now, because the price point and quality are spot-on for what we want. We have not yet had a BLU device fail in any way, so I felt pretty good about surprising him with their 2016 flagship,...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: jgreen3401 (bestbuy.com)

Great Value, Solid Phone

 

First, if you are looking for an unlocked solid phone on a budget, this could be it. I am on ATT so my primary concern was that this phone only has LTE bands 2, 4, 7. The Vivo XL has all 5 LTE bands but that one isn't available. I've never seen it...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Tyroar (bestbuy.com)

Exceptional quality phone for the price

 

Pros -Great build quality. It feels extremely solid in hand, though very light weight. -The screen is nice and colorful. It is quite bright as well. You can see it just fine with sun glare. -The system is very snappy to respond. I've yet to experience...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: isrg (bestbuy.com)

Average Sound Quality

 

I have got this 3 days back and till now everything appears good apart speaker quality as i'm getting disturbance and noise while using skype or video calling apps.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: PATORUZU (bestbuy.com)

NO SOUND - NO PURCHASE

 

Got mine yesterday. The phone looks great, works great, except NO SOUND!!!! Tried everything form the software point of view, nothing works. I could understand the lesser quality, but not this. I am returning mine today. I may have received a lemon,...

Feb, 2016