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The Blu Vivo 5 May Be The Budget Phone For You According To Consumer Reports

Blu Vivo 5

Consumer Reports joined Into Tomorrow this week to tell us about the Blu Vivo 5:

Are you in the market for an unlocked smartphone? You’ve probably never heard of the Blu Vivo 5, but it might be the phone for you, so says Consumer Reports. Their electronics spokesman James McQueen is here to explain why.

You may have never heard of Blu, but this smartphone maker has been selling quite a few phones in the burgeoning unlocked-smartphone market. Unlike most phones, you can take an unlocked smartphone to a new carrier with little fuss, provided the phone has radios that are compatible with the provider’s network. Blu’s phones are ultra-cheap by smartphone standards, yet they have many compelling features.

The Blu Vivo 5, for instance, which costs just $200, has a very good—and very large—5.5-inch HD display, yet is one of the thinnest and lightest phablet-sized models we’ve seen. And it’s actually two phones in one, thanks to its dual SIM-card slot that allows you to have two phone accounts—even from two separate providers.

That makes the Vivo 5 an appealing option for anyone who needs a second smartphone but only has the budget—or pockets—for one. There is one downside to this capability: The slot for the second SIM card is also the slot for the microSD memory card, which means you can’t have expanded phone storage when you’re using two accounts.

For more info on this story, visit ConsumerReports.org.

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For Into Tomorrow, James McQueen – Consumer Reports

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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