If you know the name Blu, you most likely realize that it offers unlocked phones on Amazon and, best case scenario Buy at budget costs. The majority of Blu’s phones retail for not exactly $250, so it’s not shocking that they don’t have the most premium design or finishes. The organization is attempting to change that discernment with its new Vivo 5 and Vivo XL, two new phones that combine slick designs and upscale materials with Blu’s generally low prices.

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The $199 Vivo 5 is a 5.5-inch smartphone with Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 720p Super AMOLED show, octacore MediaTek processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of capacity, 3,150mAh battery, and a 13-megapixel camera. Those specs are decidedly mid-extent, yet at the same time great at the Vivo 5’s cost. Maybe much all the more shocking is the Vivo 5’s slick design, thin, 6.9mm-thick frame, and metal finish, which are not normal to see at this price level. Its design is fundamentally the same to Apple’s iPhone 5 and 5S from 2013 and 2014.

The $149 Vivo XL is significantly less expensive than the Vivo 5, however it exchanges the genuine metal frame for a plastic finish “motivated by fluid metal.” Despite its name, the XL has the same 5.5-inch, 720p Super AMOLED show as the Vivo 5, alongside the octacore processor and 13-megapixel camera. It ventures down to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of capacity and has a somewhat thicker 7.5mm frame.

Both phones have USB Type-C charging ports and bolster LTE on T-Mobile. The Vivo XL will work with AT&T LTE in lion’s share of territories the nation over, however the Vivo 5 needs bolster for AT&T’s most mainstream LTE groups. Blu says that both phones will be upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, yet it doesn’t say when the overhaul will be accessible. The Vivo XL will hit Best Buy and Amazon this month, while the Vivo 5 will arrive some time in February.

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