At the end of November 2016, the US mobile manufacturer Blu has revealed its first UK phone, the Vivo 6 priced at £239.99 (Gold/Rose Gold) both exclusive sold via Amazon.co.uk. The mid–range Android handset comes full of impressive features and is taking direct aim at the One Plus 3.

Main Blu Vivo 6, Protective Case and spare screen protector as one is already install on the smart phone, earphone, USB Type C cable, USB On-the-Go adapter and charger

 

Front of the Vivo 6 with Front finger print sensor
Back
Top of the Vivo 6 with 3.5mm headphone jack
Bottom of the Vivo with speaker and USB type C
Volume Controls and on/off botton
Sim/micro SD slot

With the Blu Vivo 6 has an aluminium unibody design and boasts a capacious 5.5–inch screen with a full HD 1080p display. It’s powered by a octacore processor, which is backed up by 4GB of RAM.

Vivo 6 manages to get the basics right which hits the storage sweet spot with 64GB that is enough space for most even to build up a mobile movie library. You can also add your extra data or stuff in a micro SD card spot storage. Thebatt USB C port ensures speedy charging like charging from 4% to 35% in 30 minutes which will keep up going for the day at work.

Round the back, there’s a 13-megapixel camera, made by Sony, with an 8-megapixel effort around the front for selfies.

With a 5.5in screen size the Vivo 6 really boosts the viewing experience. If you have never had or used a phone-screen at such a size before, you’ll be more inclined to start catching up on the week’s TV during your daily commute.

A feature on the Blu Vivo 6 is an Edge Bar, which can be activated by sliding left or right on the fingerprint reader on the bottom.

This will bring you quick access to settings, a notepad and other things that you can configure manually.

Camera

The 13MP rear snapper has phase detect autofocus and a twin LED flash, even the most experts and favours of photographers should be able to take some impressively inside or outside the light.

This is also having 8MP selfie cam that is equally as impressive, as long as you feed it enough natural light to keep the noise levels low. If you like your filters, then you might be loving beauty which enables you to tweak your photos.

There are plenty of camera modes to play around such as HDR, Panorama, Time-lapse and a dedicated Night mode. There’s even a dedicated GIF creator too.

Here are the camera modes you get on the Vivo 6, which gives scope to get the best from the camera.

Both taken on and rainy and overcast

Both picture not to bad for a very rubbish UK weather.

Nice Hot Chocolate on a cold day

Battery Life

It can easily survive a day of light use, so there’s no need to be running home from work to prevent it from blacking out. Watching an hour long television show usually knocked 15% off the battery total.

The Vivo 6 keyword is very simple you will be delighted by the simplicity of the phone’s layout, because this phone is having such a kind of very easy and interesting layout. Your all apps are available from the phone’s home screens like iOS.

The Vivo 6 ships with Marshmallow and a special Blu skin launcher on top of Marshmallow.
Specs

  • A 7.6mm Aluminium Unibody shell
  • 5.5-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 (401PPI)
  • Octo-Core 1.8GHz MediaTek P10 SoC with 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB onboard storage + microSD expandability (up to 256GB)
  • 4G Dual SIM (second SIM or memory card, not both)
  • Cat 6 4G modem (150/50Mbps)
  • 3,130mAh battery with Quick Charging
  • 13-megapixel main camera with Phase Detection AF (PDAF)
  • 8-metapixel selfie camera
  • USB-C
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Supplied with a screen protector fitted (plus spare), clear flexible case and USB On-the-Go adapter

Conclusion

The Blu Vivo 6 is an exceptional good phone for the money, with excellent battery life of 3,130 mAh it will keep you going for a long while.

Pros

  • Great spec list for the money – Full 5.5-inch HD display, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage are highlights at under £240
  • Display is sharp, colours are good
  • Tweaks to Android are mostly minimal and well thought out
  • Solid photos in bright conditions
  • Premium all-metal design
  • USB-C port
  • Battery Life is very good can last 2/3 days with light/normal usage

Cons

  • There’s no app drawer as part of the UI, which is down to personal preference but it would be easier to keep the home screen organised
  • No Waterproofing
  • No NFC

If the Vivo 6 had waterproofing and NFC it would have got the Movies Games and Tech Gold Award.

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