BLU Vivo Air Unlocked Cellphone, 16GB, White/Gold


Measuring at 5.1mm thin and with its bezels that are only 1.8mm, the Vivo Air will captivate everyone and anyone that lays eyes on it. Built with state of the art CNC technology, the Vivo air is chiseled into one elegant piece of technology. High quality aluminum magnesium alloy allows for a lighter (97g) and stronger device. Capture true-to-life memories with the BLU Vivo Air’s 8MP Camera. The floating lens steadies the shot for sharp, focused imagery and the advanced sensor lets more light in. And, take perfect pictures without having to adjust a bunch of settings. Just point, shoot, and take your best shot. The 5MP front camera can shoot at an 88 Degree wide angle, which will allow you to maximize your selfies. When it comes to the brains of the operation there is a 1.7 GHz Octa-core processor that will handle any of your tasks at the stroke of a finger. The Vivo Air provides a seamless user experience with the power to run multiple apps at once, quickly browse the web, or enjoy smooth rendering of graphics for just about any game with optimized battery efficiency.

$ 169.00


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  1. mao_yoshioka says:
    350 of 374 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    People will comment on your thin phone, January 23, 2015
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    Very thin form factor | build quality | might levitate | gorilla glass 3 front and back | aluminum sides | octacore | runs very stable | very good super amoled screen | phone size just right | decent sound | good 8MP back camera which does not protrude | flash | very good front camera | decent battery life | smooth web and text scrolling | great cell and wifi reception | great gps | has fm radio | has bluetooth 4.0 | proximity, accelerometer, gyro, compass, light sensor | blu almost gives it away for free, who needs an $800 iphone | just replace the stock launcher with a third party launcher | I have attached some photos taken with this phone (they have on-the-phone image post processing with free software but still demonstrate what is possible to achieve) | my phone kept in a thin case or without survived numerous drops on a hardwood floor unscathed

    Amazing price for what you get. This is a beautiful sleek feather-like device, the build quality is just fantastic. I got it in black, but I imagine white color would be even more attention grabbing. I am coming from Galaxy S3 (T999 with 2 Gb of RAM) and Vivo Air still feels like a relatively significant upgrade.
    The quality of the screen is on par with Galaxy S3 (and S4 as I am comparing to my coworker’s phones), Air’s screen feels brighter and has a cooler tone, my S3 screen turned too warm after nearly two years. Air’s 1280×720 screen resolution and 306 ppi pixel density are very sufficient for its size and for prolonging the battery life. Air’s screen is SuperAMOLED technology, which gives the blackest blacks and bright, saturated colors, however, all AMOLED screens are barely visible in direct sunlight. If visibility under direct sunlight is important, go with IPS screens.
    Air’s form factor and the light weight are much better than S3. Air is a more attractive device. Air has WAY better cell reception including WiFi. My S3 after some update developed an issue of telling me that “your connection is unstable” every 5 minutes and barely ever had half a bar indoors. S3 would also faint unless situated within a foot of a WiFi router. Air’s modem seems solid and has a wider range. The quality of Air’s sound seems comparable to S3 T999 (also through the headphones). Air’s camera is corresponding to S3 in bright light, but appears to have more noise in low light. Air’s flash is strong and tends to wash out the images taken within a close distance. In the native Air’s camera app, it is possible to tap on the screen to tell the phone precisely where to focus and to separate areas of focus and metering by holding on the square and moving the yellow circle out of it elsewhere. Very cool feature and it will help to get exposure right and to avoid blown sky.
    Air is not my DSLR or Fiio music player with Wolson DAC, but it is reasonable for a phone. I use Rocket player app on Air and I enabled the 10 band equalizer to open up the sound more. Air’s sound volume when you hold the phone to your ear on a call is sufficient even in the car but appears to be not very loud. I see no way to bump the ear speaker volume in accessibility settings. On the call volume is very loud through the headphones. I had an issue with some extraneous noise while listening to the stored music on Air through the earphones when the phone was simultaneously plugged in to charge with some chargers. It appears that the super slim body does not have the greatest shielding.
    Air’s ambient light sensor appears to be on the back of the device, which seemingly renders auto brightness screen adjustment rather flickery. I found I prefer screen brightness set manually.
    I have been on android for years, nevertheless, at first I could not figure out how to answer a call on Air. When the phone rings, to answer the call pull down from the center, to reject pull up. There are no visible red and green buttons, just the lines on the top and bottom of the screen. Since one has to slide the card of the caller up or down, instead of pushing the on-screen buttons, this prevents accidental and non-intended answer or rejection.
    I have not had a single dropped call with Air so far. Bluetooth pairs and works. Google Play market comes on the phone as a native app. Blu has already released two little updates for the device which I installed with no issues. I have also not experienced any WiFi issues with this device with any firmware version. I heard Air is to receive Lollipop in July.
    Air has been running fast and steady for me, it seems a bit snappier than S3 in spite of having less RAM. The octacore processor compensates for 1 Gb of RAM and less quantity of RAM on Air with a power efficient processor probably means better battery life. Air has quite very smooth scrolling in Chrome compared to my former jumpy S3. I have not experienced any stuttering with Air, unlike with S3. Typing on Air is very precise, the built in keyboard (a spin of Google Keyboard) is very good…

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  2. J. Wavrecan says:
    203 of 222 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Absolutely WOW!, February 18, 2015
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    J. Wavrecan
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    I will start by saying that I am extremely particular about any tech that I purchase. Originally I was going to go with an iphone 5 s or 6 simply because Apple is a good well known product however, I did hear that the Blu phones were pretty solid smartphones. Well I had never actually used one or handled one. I decided to take a chance and went ahead and purchased the Blu Vivo Air. Let me tell you, the pictures do this phone absolutely no justice. This phone is so slim you almost feel like you would break it but it is solid it does not feel cheap in anyway. Whenever I have a smartphone I put it through the ropes, I will run apps back to back to back to back nonstop and I load my phone up with so many apps to where I literally have a hard time downloading emails because so many apps are on my phone. After a few days of having the Blu Vivo Air, I tell you what I’ve downloaded many many apps and not one has lag or crashed or given any type of problem on this phone, this phone is a rock solid piece of tech that I would absolutely highly recommend to anyone whether you are an Android user or Apple user, I would highly recommend the Blu Vivo Air smartphone.

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  3. David Bradshaw says:
    233 of 258 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Phone; Probably the best looking and most affordable phone!!, February 2, 2015
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    David Bradshaw (San Francisco, CA) –
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    This review is from: BLU Vivo Air Unlocked Cellphone, 16GB, White/Gold (Wireless Phone Accessory)
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    UPDATE (2/20/15)

    I wanted to emphasize about the WiFi problem that some are reporting on reviews. At first I had this problem as well. After testing I found that the WiFi process seemed to be freezing (which would require a reboot; at one point not even Airplane mode would turn WiFi off). After playing around in the settings I found that in the Advance WiFi settings the WLAN Optimization seemed to be the problem. After changing these settings I never had another issue with WiFi (except with one app; will mention in a moment). In Settings I went to WLAN and hit the three dots at the bottom right and chose “Advanced”. From here I have Network Notifications (off, this is preference I find it annoying), Keep WLAN on during Sleep: Always, Scanning Always Available: TRUE, Avoid Poor Connections: FALSE, WLAN Optimization: FALSE. With these settings I have not had an issue of WiFi freezing or losing connectivity.

    I mentioned one app having a WiFi problem. I am not sure what is happening exactly (I believe the app is trying to keep the connection alive and causing an issue when idling). This is the Denon HEOS app, which controls WiFi speakers. I am not sure if this is the app or the phone, but the speakers have had issues before so I cannot be certain it is the phone. However, I can use the app and control the speakers, I just have to be sure to kill the app once the music is playing and kill the “HEOS Available” constant Notification, and then there is no problem.

    The WiFi process freezing seems to be a bug in the OS (another bug I found is the Soft key lights toggle is inverted). Maybe they will fix it, but if you disable the stuff mentioned above it will work perfect, and my battery life has also improved drastically after doing this (I believe the frozen process would be stuck using a high CPU percentage which drained the battery). In a normal day of usage I usually have around 60-60% (17 hours), while the Galaxy S4 only has around 10-30%).

    UPDATE (2/18/15)

    I created a video showing the phone playing games, music, video and other useful things. It turned out to be about 20 minutes (my video reviews are just as long as my written…) so I cannot upload it on Amazon. I have put it on YouTube but cannot include a link. However, if you are interested in it and search for it on YouTube I am sure you can find it (my name is on it). You can see it playing GTA and Crazy Taxi and it is very responsive and fluid for the specs, so I wanted to show that in a video (since just saying it does not mean much). It shows features of the phone, browsing, photos, videos, game playing, audio…

    UPDATE (2/6/15)

    After the performing the fix for the WiFi problem I mention (fix is below), I have had amazing battery life. On normal days of use (Pandora for about an hour riding to and from work on my bike; with 4G and Bluetooth) and the normal checking email, facebook, and web sites throughout the day (and of course the occasional OK Google {Random question that popped in my head}) I usually have about 50-60% battery left when I go to bed (usually between 11:30-12:00; and I wake up around 7:30). That is great battery life. Now of course when I am playing the Simpsons Tapped Out or Minecraft when bored the battery does not last as long, but I have yet to have it die on me since disabling the WiFi battery saver setting. I now have replaced my iPhone 5 with this phone and use it as my main phone, it brings back the feeling of when I first got my iPhone 3G when everyone looked like “what is that” when you had your phone out (back when not every single person and child had an iPhone)…

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    First off this phone is beautiful! When you open the box you will be amazed how gorgeous this phone is. The body is that of a super expensive device and the gold touch (not too goldish but a nice hue) makes the phone look elegant. No one will ever believe this is a $200 phone. For this review I am going to break it up into categories, I will also try to make a video review for it, as I was super impressed with it playing it GTA Vice City and wanted to show it in action.

    Look/Design

    The phone is great looking and just looks plain elegant. You will feel elite compared to your Plastic Samsung friends and it even looks better than the iPhone. This phone reminds me of a Sony device; very minimalistic. It feels good in your hands (it is about the same size as a Samsung Galaxy S4. It is also super thin. You should expect people to notice the thinnest of your phone.

    The box also was very elegant and reminded me of Apple packaging, here is where it differs from Apple packaging: they gave you a case for the device (although in Apple’s defense they gave me a case for my old iPhone 4 to help with the antenna) and they give you a screen protector!!!!! The normal items are also in the box…

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