BLU Vivo IV D970L 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

BLU Vivo IV D970L 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

BLU Vivo IV D970L 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

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Product Highlights

  • GSM / 3.5G HSPA+ Capable
  • 13MP Rear Camera + 5MP Front Camera
  • 1.7 GHz Cortex A7 Octa-Core CPU
  • 16GB Storage Capacity + 2GB of RAM
  • 5.0" Super AMOLED Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • Only 5.5mm Thick
  • Embedded 2300mAh Battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
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This device is carrier-unlocked and should work fully with the carriers listed below with green bars. Yellow bars denote partial network coverage. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. Network compatibility listed here is for reference only and does not guarantee phone compatibility.

BLU D970L Overview

  • 1Description

The unlocked, black Vivo IV D970L 16GB Smartphone from BLU is one of the thinnest smartphones around at just 5.5mm, and features a CNC machined aluminum chassis along with Gorilla Glass on the front and back helping make the Vivo IV feel as good as it looks. It also features a 5.0-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a pixel density of 440 ppi, making it easy to view videos, photos, play games, text message, and more. Additionally, you benefit from an integrated ARM 1.7 GHz octa-core Cortex A7 processor along with an ARM Mali 450 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and an on-board storage capacity of 16GB.

The Vivo IV sports a 13.0MP 4128 x 3096 pixel camera on the back for taking photos and 1080p video at up to 30 fps. Once captured, you can upload your content directly to a variety of social networking sites, send them via text message or email, and more. For added convenience, you can also video chat with family and friends via the integrated front facing 5.0 MP camera.

Running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, this GSM and HSPA+ compatible smartphone allows you to connect to high speed mobile data networks to transfer data quickly and efficiently. When data networks are out of reach, you can utilize Wi-Fi connectivity to stay connected nearly anywhere you go. In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, you can connect Bluetooth-compatible devices to the Vivo IV, as it comes compatible with devices supporting up to Bluetooth 4.0 standards.

GSM / 3.5G HSPA+ Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 3.5G HSPA+ capable. HSPA+ is a cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds much faster than standard 3G; in some cases, HSPA+ comes close to 4G LTE speeds, but is more widely available than LTE because it uses 3G networks. With an HSPA+ connection, this phone should have no problem streaming video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 2G data networks for instances when you can't get an HSPA+ signal. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.
13MP Rear Camera with Pro Camera Controls
With an enhanced 13.0MP camera, you will be able to capture all your important moments in digital format and view them on the enhanced 1080p HD display. You can also stay connected with family and friends via video call and take self portraits with the 5.0MP front facing camera. In addition to standard features like smile detection, best shot and continuous autofocus, the Vivo IV comes with an integrated LED flash allowing you to take pictures in environments with reduced lighting. To further enhanced your photos you can take advantage the Pro Camera Mode giving you complete control over camera settings including the ability to change photo sizes, adjust megapixel settings, zoom settings, photo shooting modes, and much more.
Durability in a 5.5mm Form Factor
The Vivo IV measures in at just 5.5mm thick making it a thin yet durable smartphone. Both the front display and back of the phone feature Corning Gorilla Glass for improved scratch resistance along with a CNC milled metal chassis for enhanced overall durability.
Octa-Core Power
The Vivo IV is powered by an enhanced 1.7 GHz octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM, allowing for faster browsing, gaming, imaging, streaming, and more. In addition to the enhanced quad-core processor, you also benefit from the Mali-450 GPU, providing an improved view of images, videos, movies, and more.
Full HD Super AMOLED Display
With a Full HD AMOLED 1920 x 1080 display, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display technologies, you can enjoy images on the screen from nearly any viewing angle without missing color intensity or clarity.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
The Android operating system features a user-friendly interface, and is designed for intuitive multi-touch navigation. You can customize your home screen with frequently used apps and widgets, as well as create folders and shortcuts to often used items like system settings and bookmarked webpages. With the Android operating system, you will also have access to the Google Play Store, which offers a vast library of apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. And with native mass storage support, you can have your Android device interface with a computer for file management and content sharing.

BLU D970L Specs

Operating System Android 4.2 
Memory 2 GB
CPU 1.7 GHz MediaTek Coretex A7
Storage 16 GB
Size 5.0"
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Technology OLED
Screen Coating Anti-Glare, Gorilla Glass 3
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 2.0 - Micro
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone
Flash Media Slot None
SIM Card Size Card 1: Micro
Wi-Fi 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0  
Front Camera
Resolution 5.0 MP
Rear Camera
Resolution 13.0 MP - Photo: 4128 x 3096 / Video: 1920 x 1080p 30 fps
Rear Camera Flash Yes
Keyboard Virtual
Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (2300.0 mAh)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.8 x 5.7 x 0.2" / 70.2 x 145.1 x 5.5 mm
Weight 4.69 oz / 133 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 6.7 x 1.5"

BLU D970L Reviews

Vivo IV D970L 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek, fast, beautiful! Pros: The first thing people notice about this phone is how thin it is and rightfully so - it is the world's thinnest phone as of the time this review is being written. the octa-core coupled with 2GB RAM allows you to multi-task like crazy while switching between apps. The screen resolution is awesome. Cons: It's easy to consume the full battery charge if you're running a lot of apps. You get a lot of speed with 8 cores and 2 GB ram but eat also means that you will run out of battery faster. Also, the wifi connection can seem a bit flaky sometimes. All-in-all: Definitely, a great phone.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and again! Only Good things to say about the Blu Vivo IV.Great phone would buy anotherone again.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cost efficient product slim, full features, good quality. comparatively cheap in price.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for the price, but has issues I'm relatively happy with the purchase, mostly because of the great price. I've been using the Vivo IV for about 2 weeks now and I have run into a few annoyances which I didn't have with my prior cell phone (Samsung SII). Had I been aware of these, I would likely reconsider my purchase. What is great about the product: --------------------------------- The price is amazing. It's hard to find a good mobile phone for this price nowadays. The design is sleek and beautiful. The cell phone weighs little for its size and it's very thin. Everything runs fast and the screen resolution is top notch. I love the brightness and colors. What is not great about the product: ------------------------------------- For one, whenever I'm in a conversation, somehow it goes into hold without notice, and automatically re-dials the person I'm calling. I don't know if my cheek is causing this but obviously there seems to be a problem with sensitivity on the phone when talking. The back overheats when the phone is in use. Battery life is bad and not much better than my old Samsung SII battery after many years of use. Without use, the battery can last for the day. However, a few phone calls, texts and short app use and you will need to recharge after 6 hours. You can't see the screen at all under sunlight, no matter what brightness you set, which makes it hard to answer a phone call since you need to drag the call towards the green bar to answer. The box did not come with the promised cell phone case or screen protector. No ability to add widgets or remove provided apps from the desktop. You need to download a separate launcher app to have that functionality.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice phone We have the phone for more than two weeks and since now we did not have any problems with it, the only thing is that sometimes gets hot during charging or conversations but this hapens also to other phones so is not such a big deal. Otherwise we like a lot the phone(good job BLU) is realy slim, nice screen, move fast enough. For that price is quite a good phone.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Date published: 2015-06-22
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