Tag Archive: VIVO


Vivo V11 preview: In-display fingerprint sensor meets the ‘waterdrop’ notch

Vivo’s latest phone comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a less frustrating notch experience.

Vivo was the first to roll out a phone with an in-display fingerprint, and the Chinese manufacturer is now bringing the feature to its mid-range V series. The V11 is now official in Thailand and India, and will be heading to other Asian markets shortly. The phone offers considerable upgrades over the V9, which made its debut just six few months ago.  [Read More…]

Blu VIVO XI+ review: A new direction for the unlocked phone maker

When it comes to smartphones, the term “flagship” is thrown around an awful lot. It seems every 3-6 months you an announcement touting a device as a flagship or flagship killer. And when it comes to Blu, that seems to be the case even more frequently.

In the past Blu would take it rapid fire approach to releasing devices. It would not be uncommon for it to release anywhere from six to eight phones a year. Many of them, sadly, tend  [Read More…]

Blu VIVO XI+ review: A new direction for the unlocked phone maker

When it comes to smartphones, the term “flagship” is thrown around an awful lot. It seems every 3-6 months you an announcement touting a device as a flagship or flagship killer. And when it comes to Blu, that seems to be the case even more frequently.

In the past Blu would take it rapid fire approach to releasing devices. It would not be uncommon for it to release anywhere from six to eight phones a year. Many of them, sadly, tend  [Read More…]

Vivo NEX review: A bold showcase for the future

The Vivo NEX is one of the most innovative phones of 2018.

The Indian handset market is one of the most competitive in the world, with no shortage of options at all price points. Vivo has managed to rise up the ranks in the country over the last four years through a combination of aggressive marketing and an impressive distribution network. The company has targeted the budget and mid-range segments, but it is now setting its sights  [Read More…]

Blu Vivo XL3 review: Budget friendly affair for the GSM crowd

In what’s become a regular occurrence, Blu is back with another smartphone. Just in the first few months of 2018 we’ve seen the unlocked phone maker introduce devices that range from entry level (R2 Plus) to high end (Vivo X). Recently, the company debuted the Vivo XL3, its first model to run Android 8.0 Oreo.

Priced $ 189.99, it boasts an impressive set of specifications and is a modest improvement over its predecessor. Like all of its Blu brethren the  [Read More…]

Vivo NEX vs. OnePlus 6: A close contest

The OnePlus 6 is the more practical choice, but the Vivo NEX is so much fun.

With the rise of affordable flagships, there really isn’t a compelling reason to shell out over $ 800 for a phone. The OnePlus 6 reinforces that belief by combining top-notch specs with a clean software interface, making it a great option over the likes of the Galaxy S9.

Vivo isn’t a household name in Western markets, but its latest device has  [Read More…]

Vivo NEX with pop-up camera launches in India for ₹44,990 ($650)

Vivo NEX undercuts the OPPO Find X by $ 200 in India.

Vivo unveiled the innovative NEX a month ago in China, and the phone is now making its way to India. The phone retails for the equivalent of $ 700 in China, but Vivo is selling the NEX for just ₹44,990 ($ 650) on Amazon India. That’s a fantastic deal when you consider the tech on offer.

The Vivo NEX is powered by a Snapdragon 845,  [Read More…]

Vivo X21 review: A bold leap forward

The Vivo X21 shows that in-display fingerprint sensors work reliably.

Even if you haven’t come across a Vivo phone, there’s a high possibility that you have heard of the brand: Vivo advertises heavily in the English Premier League, and has picked up the title rights for the FIFA World Cup. It also signed up with Marvel Studios to highlight its products in the MCU, so if you’ve seen any of the recent Avengers movies, you would’ve noticed  [Read More…]

This is how the pop-up selfie camera works on the Vivo NEX

The Vivo NEX’s front-facing camera is one of the coolest things we’ve seen in years.

Vivo may not be that well-known here in the U.S., but on June 12, the company unveiled what’s easily one of the most interesting phones we’ve seen in 2018. The Vivo NEX is the closest we’ve gotten so far to a truly “bezel-less” smartphone, and to achieve this, Vivo did something awfully unique with the front-facing camera.

Instead of slapping it on  [Read More…]

Vivo NEX hands-on preview: One step closer to a bezel-less future

Here’s a look at the next evolution of smartphone hardware.

Vivo isn’t a name we hear about in Western markets, but it’s a huge force in India and China — and most of us were introduced to the brand when it showed off a crazy concept phone at MWC 2018. It had tiny bezels, an in-display fingerprint sensor, a pop-up camera and all sorts of futuristic tech. We thought there was no way this would make it  [Read More…]