- Battery life
- Tons of storage (54gb, actually, not the 64gb advertised, but, still)
- Fingerprint reader
- Headphone jack
- Fast charging
- Cool accessories included
- Dual SIM/MicroSD slot
- Bad quality camera (kinda decent, but not what a 12 or 16 megapixel should be)
- Little sluggy at times
- Mediocre sound quality
I purchased this phone back in March 2018. It is currently September 2018, so I've had a good 6 month to fiddle with it.
The phone has decent built quality (the included case and screen protector help keeping scratches away) and has a good feel to the hand, both with and without the case.
Fast charging is a plus. I have managed to get a full charge in 90 minutes, so if I miss a night's charging, it is not the end of the world. The batery autonomy is amazing, too. by the end of work day I am usually at 70% and by the end of the day around 50%, so I could technically and easily go on for 2 days without a charge (although I've never risked it). I haven't yet fully tested the Extreme Battery Mode, but the one time I partially tested it I managed to go one full day on only 5% battery, so yeah, it would be handy in an emergency situation.
I haven't have yeat any issues with storage (using Google Drive alongside, but still, tons of on board storage).
The fingerprint reader, although a plus, it is not the best I've had. Still works most of the time. There is something else called Gestures Shortcuts, by drawing on your screen while off, can access certain featres such as camera, selfie camera, flashlight, music app, etc. This does not work 100% of the time either and tends to misread actions (PRO TIP: for some reason, gyroscope is involved in GS, so keep your phone standing straight for them to work).
The cameras are horrible. I mean, the quality is relativily decent. That is until you start zooming on the picture. Great amount of noise that should not be present, considering the amount of pixels this camera packs (I know it should not be the only point of consideration).
The UI is also kinda feels cheap and not very customizable. For example, settings shortcuts are not in the notification bar, raher, are pulled from the bottom (like an iPhone). Although third party apps can be used to place them in the NB, it is not that convenient. I highly recommend downloading a Launcher, as the native one kinda stinks.
The phone is very responsive and I hardly get bad reception. The call quality is good.
Overall, I like the phone and recommend it, if you are not too picky.
BLU Vivo 8 phone sucks! It's got spyware/adup built-in. Look it up! If you don't mind your phone secretly sending confidential data to a server in mainland China, by all means buy this junk.
Sargento, 03 Nov 2017Is this phone compatible to use it worldwide or only on the US?2 sim I believe it can be used overseas.
When is blu ever going to make another phone that records in 4k? It's been years and they've only made 1 that could...
AnonD-638006, 09 Dec 2017This brand is not well known. However, it does what Xiaomi, OnePlus, BQ does, among others, wh... moreI don't think so.Umidigi have very good products with great price.Ulefone have good cheap devices like Dod..Only Blubo have bad quality phones.
This brand is not well known. However, it does what Xiaomi, OnePlus, BQ does, among others, which is to make good devices with good specifications at cheap prices, don't do like Doogee, Bluboo, UMiDigi, Ulefone, which the only good thing are their prices and perhaps their great batteries, but they want to join the trend with bad practices and making aesthetic clones of other devices with horrible results.
With SSB, this doesn't happen and I'm happy that despite not being very well known as the last ones named, it doesn't follow the game.
I love its features. I've been using blu for three years now and will like to continue with this mark. How can I purchase this?
AnonD-714166, 08 Nov 2017I have this phone for 2 weeks and it seemed very good I recommend it, luckily I discovered it ... morethat is because iphones goodness is part of a YEARS of marketing, but quality is not that good.
I have this phone for 2 weeks and it seemed very good I recommend it, luckily I discovered it in a page in chile and I tried to find out what it cost me a lot, but I bought it and enjoyed it every day. good cameras and capacity. nothing to envy the iphone. It's a pity that not all people know about it. greetings from Chile
The Best phone in market. Better than Iphones. Just compare The BLU VIVO 8 with Iphone 8 and you will see it.
Nemesis72, 14 Sep 2017its about 128GB not 120 gb as you said or do you forgot how to addThe key word there was *usable* storage.
The operating system and other non-modifiable data will occupy quite a bit of storage space, and an estimate of about 120 GB usable out of the (64+64=) 128 GB theoretical total is probably a fair estimate.
My daughter has this. She games. She streams movies & music. She does FB & IG. And she takes TONS of pictures. She's loving it! It's been a great phone and the price, well, that can't be beat.
AnonD-638006, 07 Sep 2017It can't shoot 4K videos. Max is only 1080p30I know. I'm just saying that that's the only reason why people need so much storage on a mobile phone.
AnonD-696529, 01 Sep 2017is it that bad? I mean I don't game at all.. and this phone is on sale on amazon for 199.99? Y... moreshit id buy it for that price are you kidding thats so much ram and battery power for someone who uses their phone for internet and normal phone purposes
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2017microSD, up to 64 GB...! IS IT JOKE????!!!!!! Coupled with internal memory that's around 120 GB of usable storage. If you need more than that you must be shooting and storing 4K videos or something. In that case you shouldn't be using a budget smartphone. Also, if 120 GB storage isn't enough then more than half the smartphones in this world isn't for you.
AnonD-104084, 30 Aug 2017Mtk P10? I'll pass It performs better than the snapdragon 430 in the previous budget flagship the BLU life One X2. It's a step up and the other specs makes it a deal for $199. $299 would be a deal breaker though.
AnonD-104084, 30 Aug 2017Mtk P10? I'll pass is it that bad? I mean I don't game at all.. and this phone is on sale on amazon for 199.99? You don't think it's worth the price? for someone that takes a lot of pictures, goes on facebook, browses, checks mail, listens to music?