BLU Vivo XL2 launches with 5.5-inch display and $149.99 price tag

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BLU today introduced its latest affordable Android smartphone, the Vivo XL2.

The unlocked BLU Vivo XL2 features a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display and 8-megapixel camera on its face, and a 13-megapixel camera with flash on its backside. Inside the Vivo XL2 lives a quad-core MediaTek 6736T processor paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, dual SIM slots, and a 3150mAh battery with quick charging support.

When it comes to cellular connectivity, the Vivo XL2 includes GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, HSPA 850/1700/1900/2100MHz, and 4G LTE bands 2/4/7/12/17. BLU tells me that the Vivo XL2 supports band 12 LTE and VoLTE on T-Mobile, but that Wi-Fi Calling is not supported.

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Finally, BLU has preloaded the Vivo XL2 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company explained to me that while it wants to upgrade the Vivo XL2 to Android 7.0 Nougat, there’s currently no timeframe for that release.

The unlocked BLU Vivo XL2 is now available from Amazon for $149.99 in blue and gold color options.

While not quite as low-cost as some of BLU’s other phones, the Vivo XL2 is pretty easy on the wallet for large screen Android phone with decent specs. The lack of Wi-Fi Calling and Nougat is disappointing, but if you’re just looking for a big Android phone on a budget, the Vivo XL2 might be an option to consider. You can see it in action in the unboxing video below.

Sources: BLU, Amazon

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  • taxandspend

    They won’t update it. Based on past experience.

    • Ty Christensen

      My mother in law has the BLU R1 HD 16GB ($60 Amazon version) and it has received several updates so far including VoLTE for TMo.

      • ThatsMrtoyou

        You won’t be married long….Get her a real phone. Blu phones are all garbage.

        • Ty Christensen

          Haha, her HTC One M8 screen is broken so she’s using that BLU for now, it’s been an OK phone, nothing special.

  • Max

    Spyware included for free.

  • Joey

    Its actually $99 right now. :)

    • Ty Christensen

      That deal was this morning and is now dead, back to $149.99.

  • Guest

    If I cant win this phone in a cereal box I’m not interested!

  • resource

    The spyware gets updated but not the operating system.

  • Stanislaus Zbyszko

    That would be a fail in my office with no Wi-Fi.