BLU Vivo One Plus Review of Pros And Cons

Picture of the BLU Vivo One Plus, by BLU

- Analysis by KJ David


The BLU Vivo One Plus, for obvious reasons, is a plus-sized version of the Vivo One that comes with several upgrades in terms of technical pros and cons. Despite its refinements, however, this Plus edition's weak points still render it a moderately-specked phablet, especially when pitted against the best phablets as of this technical review.

Among its biggest cons are low-caliber hardware components, namely, a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6739 processor and no more than 2GB of RAM , both of which were lifted straight from the plain Vivo One's playbook. It also brings back its base model's IMG GE8100 graphic processor that's rather unsurprising, given its aforementioned entry-level processor and modest RAM count.

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Despite having practically the same hardware setup as the plain version, however, the Vivo One Plus likely edges out its sibling in terms of endurance, lugging what BLU calls a 4000mAh monster battery inside its chamfered-edge aluminum housing . Sure, many of the best big-battery smartphones bluster with roughly 5000mAh of power, but compared to the Vivo One's 3000mAh capacity, it's right on the money.

A couple more of its key improvements over the Vivo One come in the form of upgraded rear and front cameras. While the Vivo One dedicates a middling 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies, the Vivo One Plus now comes with a 13-megapixel LED-flashed-equipped selfie cam -- an outright pro, coming from a phone with its kind of hardware, not to mention that the best selfie phones often come with front-firing LED lights as well. Additionally, it replaces the Vivo One's 12-megapixel dual-flash primary camera with a 13-megapixel shooter that retains its dual-LED flash setup .

Up front, the Vivo One Plus touts a large 6-inch display with a trendy (as we were exploring its pros and cons) 18:9 aspect ratio -- the conventional aspect ratio for smartphone displays when it came out was 16:9. However, its expansive facade is tainted by a disappointing (by 2018 standards) 1440 x 720 HD+ resolution and, consequently, a sub-standard 269ppi pixel density score .

Fortunately, BLU did not forget to rig it with a standard fingerprint reader combined with an encrypted file management system for added security . It could have done better than 16GB of internal memory , though, but this storage cap does not surprise us, given the rest of its specs.

Long story short, BLU's Vivo One Plus is a wide-screen Android for power-cautious binge-watchers who are shopping on a rather tight budget.


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