Unsurprisingly, Blu has announced another new phone. The company's latest flagship, the Vivo X ticks almost all of the buzzwords when it comes to smartphones: octa-core CPU, quad cameras, an 18:9 display, and an attractive price point.

Specs

Display 6" HD+ 720p Incell
Software Android 7.0 Nougat
CPU Helio P25
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB, expandable via microSD
Cameras 20+8MP front, 13+5MP rear
Battery 4,010mAh
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; LTE Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/28
Color Black
Price $299 ($199 promo price)

Blu wants people to pay special attention to the camera setup. The "Super Selfie configuration" features a 20MP IMX376 with a f/2.0 aperture paired with an 8MP 120° wide-angle lens. Along the back, the 13MP cam features phase detection auto- and laser focus, plus a 5MP depth-sensing partner.

Though the MSRP sits at $299, early birds can grab the Vivo X for $249 over on Amazon (despite the PR claiming $199). Whether you decide to buy one is up to you, but I am curious as to how this performs against the $199 Honor 7X.

Press Release

MIAMIFeb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BLU Products, the market leader in unlocked devices in the United States, announced today the launch of the BLU VIVO X, its latest flagship smartphone powered by MediaTek's Helio P25 premium 2.6GHz 64-bit True Octa-core™ LTE smartphone SoC, designed for both high end flagship performance and power efficiency. The BLU VIVO X features a vivid 6.0-inch HD+ 18:9 widescreen Incell display with curved Corning Gorilla Glass, advanced quad cameras with photo enhancing editing software for superior camera performance.

The VIVO X is available for $299.99 on Amazon.com, but will be available at an introductory limited time offer at $100 off, so just $199.99 for the lucky initial buyers of the Vivo X.

Customers who wish to purchase the BLU VIVO X can visit the following link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0795W4SRD

Advanced Quad Cameras - Stunning Image Quality

When it comes to cameras, two is better than one, and four is better than two.

The VIVO X boasts a dual Super Selfie camera configuration with a 20 megapixel SonyIMX376 camera sensor featuring advanced technologies, F/2.0 aperture, and 1/2.8 inch sensor with 5P lens which provides more clarity and capture impeccable selfies. Paired with an 8 Megapixel 120° Wide Angle camera in order to capture exquisite selfies to make sure you don't miss any details.

Additional Features Include:

  • Enhanced Depth of Field
  • Real Time Bokeh Effect
  • Face Beautification Features
  • Panorama Selfie to capture beautiful backgrounds
  • Group Selfie Mode to make sure you don't miss anyone
  • Bright and Soft Front Flash for better low-light selfies

The dual main camera setup boasts a 13 megapixel camera sensor featuring advanced technologies, F/2.0 aperture, 1/3 inch sensor with 5P lens, real-time HDR, and Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) with Laser Focus for twice the focus rate and accuracy. Paired with a 5 megapixel camera that is used to capture depth of field to take the perfect picture.

Additional Features Include:

  • Slow Motion Video Recording
  • Panorama Mode
  • Face Beautification Software for Video and Picture
  • Adjustable Depth of Field
  • Real Time Bokeh Effect

Visually Stunning Display - Amplify Your Viewing Experience

The BLU VIVO X's gorgeous 6.0-inch HD+ (1440 x 720) 18:9 widescreen Incell display elevates the smartphone's visual experience to a new level with stunning graphics and life-like colors that seem to jump off the screen, protected by a curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 touch panel. The VIVO X's display provides the user with a whopping 80% screen-to-body ratio, providing a bigger canvas on your mobile phone for all your pictures, movies, and ample space for everyday tasks.  In choosing the resolution the HD+ quality is balanced perfectly with customer preference for longer battery life as opposed to higher resolution displays which had minimal user experience improvement but much higher battery usage.

Powerful – Efficient and Performance Oriented Processor

The BLU VIVO X is powered by the 64-bit MediaTek Helio P25 chipset with 2.6GHz Octa-core processor for a seamless user experience. The smartphone blazes through multiple apps simultaneously, quickly browse the web, or just enjoy the smooth rendering of graphics for just about any game, all while maximizing power efficiency. Coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable internal memory, there is nothing the VIVO X cannot handle.

Super Battery and Ultra-Fast Charging

The BLU VIVO X comes with a super 4,010mAh battery with an Ultra-Fast 5V/2A fast charging capability that will charge your phone to 100% in less than 120 minutes. Rest assured that scrambling to find a wall outlet to charge you phone is a thing of the past. Also, to preserve and maximize the last of the remaining battery with the Extreme Power Saving Mode which will keep only the basic functions of the phone to help you reach the finish line.

Forward Thinking Design

The VIVO X was gorgeously designed and precisely engineered with structural integrity and aesthetic elements with a narrow bezel, perfectly placed fingerprint sensor, and an 18:9 curved glass display. Fine mirror like electrolyzed finish on the décor lines to compliment the aluminum housing for a premium grade product that is second to none. Stealth midnight black finish for an elegant look that is sure to make others envy.

Other Key Features:

  • Ultra-Quick Fingerprint Sensor
  • Facial Recognition
  • Maxx Audio Sound Enhancement
  • Split Screen Multi-tasking
  • Dual WhatsApp Support
  • Smart Gestures
  • OTG Charging Supported
  • Dual Sim, Dual Standby Support

Learn more: http://bluproducts.com/devices/vivo-x

Full Specifications:

  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz, (4G LTE Cat 6 Up to 300Mbps) FDD 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/28
  • Display: Curved 6.0-inch Incell HD+ 1440 x 720, 268 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P25 MT6757V , 2.6GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53 with Mali-T880 GPU
  • OS: Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual Rear Cameras: 13.0 megapixel, with LED Flash, Phase Detection Autofocus, (1.12mm pixel size, 1/3 inch sensor, 2.0mm aperture) HD [email protected] video recording + 5.0 megapixel (1/5 inch sensor)
  • Dual Front Cameras: 20.0 megapixel Sony IMX376, LED Flash, (1.0mm pixel size, 1/2.8 inch sensor, 2.0mm aperture) HD [email protected] video recording + 8.0 megapixel 120° Wide Angle (1/4 inch sensor)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot
  • Security: Encrypted Fingerprint Sensor
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Memory, MicroSD Slot (up to 64GB)
  • Dimensions: 160 x 76.8 x 8.2 mm I 188g
  • Battery: Non Removable Li-Polymer 4,010mAh
  • 5V/2A Quick Charger
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby Connectivity
  • Available Color: Midnight Black