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BLU Vivo 5

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 168 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 77/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Apr 26, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 2674451 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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Consumer review (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. Comments about the design and usability are generally positive. The screen and price are also appreciated, whereas reviews 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

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (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. Opinions about the usability and camera are on the whole positive. The price and performance also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts 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

Dec, 2018

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 : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

I call it 'Blu' steel: A look at Blu's first all-metal phone (hands-on)

 

The Blu Vivo 5 is the company's first aluminum unibody handset, and it comes in at a shockingly low price.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (techaeris.com)

BLU Vivo 5 Review: Budget Devices Can Be Great

 

We in the tech press tend to feature the big names in smartphones when it comes to reviews… Samsung, LG, Motorola, Apple, HTC, you know, the usual suspects. It's rare that we review budget devices and up until recently that mostly had to do with the...

Price, $199.99 off contract. Design, aluminum unibody

Screen struggles in sunlight, capacitive buttons do not have back light

For $199.99 you're getting way more than what you're paying out. Yes, the BLU Vivo 5 has its issues, but those all melt away just knowing you actually own the device and aren't paying a monthly bill on it.

May, 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

Expert review by : Krystal Lora (androidauthority.com)

BLU Vivo 5 review

 

BLU's latest mid-ranger brings premium build quality and solid specs to the table, but is it enough to stand out in a sea of increasing competition? Join us as we find out.

Fantastic Metal Build ; Great Battery Life ; Amoled Display with saturated colors ; USB Type C Charging Port ; Affordable Price ; Average performance

720p display is too low for a 5.5 inch screen ; Software is heavily skinned ; Below average Camera

The BLU Vivo 5 offers by far, the best build design of any phone under $199. From it’s full metal build to it’s thinness and lightweight, the phone feels like it should cost a lot more. Although it isn't perfect, ultimately the BLU Vivo 5 is a...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com.au)

I call it 'Blu' steel: A look at Blu's first all-metal phone

 

Meet Blu's first all-metal phone.

Stay tuned for hands-on photos and video from the show!

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

BLU Vivo 5

 

BLU Vivo 5 Smartphone was launched in January 2016, comes with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED multi touch with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at a pixel density of 267 pixels per inch. The screen is also protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Scratch...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (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 (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
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