The BLU Vivo Air is one of the thinnest smartphones we’ve ever seen, and we have a first look [VIDEO]


Bigger might be better, but thinner is… in-ner?  OK so finding a cool idiom to state the thinness of a phone isn’t the easiest thing to do, but what is easy is showing you the BLU Vivo Air. At 5.1mm thin, this phone comes just shy of taking the world’s thinnest smartphone claim (currently owned by the Oppo R5).

blu vivo air

It’s also one of the cheaper devices you’ll see coming out of CES this week at a cool $199. Unfortunately, unlike the ASUS ZenFone 2 announced earlier this week, that price tag does reflect the mid-range nature of its specs. Here’s what to expect under the hood should you opt to buy one:

  • 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED display
  • 1.7GHz MediaTek Quad-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

To boot, it has no LTE. And it looks like an iPhone. But if you can get past all of that then this is one sleek, thin looking smartphone and there are far worse ways to spend $200. The device is set to go on sale next week via Amazon if you’re interested in giving it a go. Take a look at it in our hands-on video up above.

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  1. guess if you break it, its not really hurting any high end specs, huh? crazy that they can make it that thin. I wonder what phones are going to be like in 5 years from now

    1. 2.1 mm thin, with 2 hours battery life.

  2. Weak specs…. super nice thinness. I can dig a thin phone.

  3. I’ll take a few if they add LTE. I bought my daughter a BLU Studio 5.0 LTE and it’s a great phone for the price and she loves it. Make a LTE of the Vivo for around $249 and i’ll buy it. We have been very impressed with what BLU makes so far. Now there are some compromises but not many at $200.

  4. I wouldn’t mind seeing Blu take a run at a flagship class phone. They use close to stock, are reasonably priced, and have a good design.

    1. Would be interesting. They seem to be bent on cornering the low-end to mid-range market first. I was so surprised at how great their phones look, and cheap price (but not so much the performance).

  5. Looks like some cheap Chinese knockoff they would try to peddle to you at a gas station. Worse than being a ripoff, it’s poorly assembled, or at best looks like a watered down iPhone lite. At least the Meizu phones look like they put some effort into it.

  6. We don’t want thinner phones. We want longer battery life.

  7. I’d actually dig this if it had LTE and Lollipop softkeys.

  8. Friends don’t let friends buy Mediatek…

  9. Is it really Super AMOLED? I thought Samsung didn’t license those out(which is why Motorola and Google advertises the Moto X and Nexus 6 as just AMOLED).

  10. Android v4.4 Kitkat

    4G 850/1900/2100

    HSPA+21 Mbps
    Wouldn’t this work as HSPA+ 4G on AT&T? This is straight from the Blu website specs.

  11. *cough* Mediatek *cough*

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