Blu Vivo 5R Review – Mediocre Performance for an Affordable Unit



The Blu Vivo 5R is a follow-up smartphone model to the Vivo 5, and the latter was launched last year. If you’re already familiar with the predecessor, then when talking about its design, there’s nothing that will particularly knock your socks off. It has a similar metal design, which won’t surprise anyone already familiar with the brand. However, it does bring about improved specs, along with a fingerprint sensor, which was definitely absent in the Vivo 5. But since the market is now crowded with budget-friendly phones, where does this smartphone place itself to separate itself from the crowd? In truth, it doesn’t budge much to stay away from the competition.

Blu Vivo 5R Review - Mediocre Performance for an Affordable Unit

The Blu Vivo 5R Brings a Sharp 1080p Display Accompanied With Average Camera Performance

The Blu Vivo 5R comes into the market with two color variations: silver or gold. As mentioned earlier, it has a similar unibody design that can be found in its predecessor. However, the placement of the ports, camera sensor, buttons, and speaker are all different, so it would still be highly unlikely for you to confuse the two.

For the Vivo 5R, it comes with measurements of 6.1 x 3.0 x 0.3-inches, and it weighs 5.9-ounces. When you compare the two phones by hand, the successor to the Vivo 5 is definitely heavier than the original since it is almost an ounce heftier, even though both do share similar dimensions. Nonetheless, it is still too large to be using with one hand.

Looking at the front, you will be graced by a 5.5-inch display that sports a 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution display. This is surrounded by a rather significant bezel that has the normal set of capacitive buttons found at the bottom lip. What’s great about the display is that it is able to dish out crisp images because of its pixel density of 401-pixel-per-inch. However, color accuracy and saturation could be a bit better. Still, viewing angles are still good, and even better when turning the brightness levels all the way to maximum.

Powered by the MediaTek MT6753 processor clocked in at 1.3GHz, the Blu Vivo 5R its brains are rather dated. Hence, when you do some benchmark tests on it, it will unsurprisingly fall behind the pack. Still, you will be able to take advantage of 3GB of RAM, which means you will be able to open up some apps with minimal lag and stuttering. Ultimately, this is a smartphone that is placed at the right price, but it only has mediocre performance levels that won’t make you purchase it upon first glance.


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Blu Vivo 5R Review – Mediocre Performance for an Affordable Unit
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