BLU, a new Android manufacturer you may have heard of recently, has released a new midrange smartphone called the Vivo HD 4.8. It comes in a myriad of bright colors, including neon pink, neon yellow, and the traditional black and white. It seems to be BLU’s answer to the colorful phone craze.
Hardware wise the Vivo HD 4.8 isn’t anything to write home about. It sports a Mediatek 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, a 720×1280 4.8” display, 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 5 megapixel front camera. It runs Android 4.2 at launch and costs $250 unlocked.
That’s $100 less than a Nexus 5 for a lot less than $100 worth of hardware, meaning it really isn’t worth it. If the Vivo HD 4.8 is the best you can afford at the moment it’s better to go phoneless for a bit while you save an extra $100 for a top-of-the-line phone that’s going to last you a while. Keep in mind, that’s just my personal opinion as a Nexus 5 owner. I may be a bit biased.
A commenter in the source article put it best though. How is it that the BLU phone doesn’t come in blue?
Source – Engadget