Over the past couple of weeks I have been using the BLU VIVO IV Android phone as my primary device. While I still remain skeptical of the Android platform for a lot of reasons (I’m not a fan of the UI for example), that could not detour me from this phone. BLU, a US-based company, has an outstanding device in the VIVO IV. It is sexy slim, solidly built and has some outstanding features that make this $299 phone (I picked mine up for $199 from B&H) one everyone should consider if they are looking for an affordable phone. While the BLU VIVO IV isn’t perfect, a lot of what I didn’t like about it can be adjusted through other apps available in the Play Store. It means you may have to do some customizing to get it the way you want it but performance wise, you are not going to be disappointed.