The Latest Mobile Craze: Blu Phones?

The Latest Mobile Craze: Blu Phones?
Written by Alyssia Walmsley

This post is really old, there is a new version available: Best Blu Phone ~ Alyssia 🙂

Blu Vivo 5

The Vivo 5 is made by American electronics manufacturer Blu. Blu is known for making all kinds of consumer electronics but they’re mostly known for making affordable Android phones. Blu’s smart phones are feature rich and performance heavy without being immensely expensive. The Blu Vivo 5 is available for $165.

Design

The Blu Vivo 5 comes in a sleek attractive design. The body of the phone is made from a full body metal design that makes it good looking and durable. The phone can be purchased in two basic colors: silver and gold. In terms of screen size, the Blu Vivo 5 phones with a crystal clear HD AMOLED 5.5″ display. While the screen is big enough for you to enjoy all your favorite media and apps, it doesn’t make the phone unnecessarily bulky. The screen is also protected with scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 3 meaning you’ll never have to worry about damaging the screen.

Memory

The phone ships with 32 GB of internal memory to store all your files. If you do run out of space, you can always add in a micro SD card to get an additional 64 GB of storage. You also get 3 GB of RAM with the phone which ensures that you will never have to face any hang ups or freezing.

Features

The Blu Vivo 5 phone comes out the box with a great number of features. The phone runs on Android 5.1 Lolipop with an immediate upgrade to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This means that you’ll be able to get the latest experience right from the get go. You also get a 5 Megapixel front camera with wide angle and blue lens for taking selfies while the main back camera features 13 MP with powerful LED flash. The phone comes with dual SIM functionality allowing you to use two different carriers at once. The phone is also fully unlocked meaning you can use any phone carrier that you want.

Performance

The MediaTek 6753 1.3GHz Octa Core processor works to bring you the best performance that you can expect. Along with the 3 GB of ram, you’ll be able run most games and apps without much trouble. Games will also run smoother thanks to its dedicated MALI-T720 GPU. The phone is fully 4G LTE and 4G HSPA+ supported meaning you can enjoy fast internet browsing on the go.
To support all these performance heavy specs, the phone comes with 3500 mAh battery with fast charging enabled. This is a great addition as it ensures that you can have great performance without sacrificing functionality.

Conclusion

The Blu Vivo 5 is a great smartphone that does everything you need it do at an affordable price.

Blu One X2

The Blu One X2 is a new mid tier smart phone from Blu. It’s feature rich and is available at an affordable price of just around $150.

Design

The Blu One X2 features a slim body with metal finishing. The phone is available in rose gold and silver. The phone feels very sturdy and doesn’t look or feel cheap in the slightest. The screen comes in at 5.2 inches and is fully HD. The screen glass is further protected by Curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which will protect your phone from cracks and scratches.

Memory

The Blu One X2 comes in two options for your memory needs. The first option allows you to have 16 GB of internal memory paired with 2 GB of RAM while the second option gives you 64 GB of built-in memory with 4 GB of RAM. MicroSD card support is included as well meaning you can add an additional 64 GB of storage.

Features

The Blu One X2 includes a host of incredible features despite its low price point. The phone includes a built in fingerprint scanner that can make your phone secure and easy to unlock. There is a dedicated 8 MP front camera with LED flash for taking clear selfies while the back camera features a powerful 16 MP camera with PDAF laser focus. The phone also includes a quick charge feature. This lets you charge the battery all the way from empty is a very short amount of time. You’ll be able to get up to 70% charge in no more than 30 minutes which will ensure you have a fully charged phone on the go.

Performance

The phone’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz Octa Core processor gives you ultra fast performance. When paired with either of the 2 GB or 4 GB ram options, you will get immense boost in all your activities. The phone fully supports 4G LTE and 4G HSPA+ for fast internet browsing and is also completely carrier unlocked. The battery on the Blu One X2 is around 3,000 mAh which will last a long time especially when paired with the quick charge feature.

Conclusion

All in all, the Blu One X2 is a great phone that outperforms most other phones in its category. At this price point, you won’t find much else like this phone.

Blu Studio XL 2

The Blu Studio X2 is the newest in the line of entry level budget smart phones by Blu. The Blu Studio XL 2 is available at just $120.

Design

The Blu Studio XL 2 is very sleek in terms of its design. The compact housing for the phone is not only good looking but it also feels very comfortable in your hand. You can buy the phone in three distinct colors black, gold, and rose gold. The phone’s screen size comes in at an impressive 6 inches. The display is fully HD with IPS technology and is protected by tough Gorilla Glass 3.

Memory

The Blu Studio XL 2 comes with 16 GB of internal memory and about 2 GB of RAM. There is MicroSD card support included the phone which will let you swap in a memory card to increase the storage up by about 64 GB.

Features

Despite being a budget phone, the Blu Studio XL 2 has no shortage of features and functionality. The phone includes a massive 4,900 mAh battery that can power your phone for days. The battery has a big capacity and is capable of providing your phone with as much as 3 days of backup. The included front camera provides 5 MP of quality picture taking with LED flash while the back camera supports 13 MP of crystal clear pictures. In terms of its compatibility, the phone comes shipped with android 6.0 Marshmallow straight out of the box. The phone is also fully carrier unlocked meaning you can use it on any nationwide carrier.

Performance

The Blu Studio XL 2 performs well for its price point. The phone is integrated with a 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor. This processor when coupled with the RAM will provide you with great performance and handle most CPU intensive tasks. The Mali 720 GPU allows you handle very demanding games and video files without any issues. The phone is fully equipped with 4G LTE and 4G HSPA+ allowing you to surf the internet with great speeds. The phone also has a dual sim option meaning you can keep two separate carriers on the phone at all times.

Conclusion

The Blu Studio XL2 sports great looks, great features, and great performance at an incredible price point. The Blu Studio XL2 provides you with a great package that will never leave you wanting more.

About the author

Alyssia Walmsley

Alyssia is a Cornell University graduate of 2003 and a former lead technology development manager for Microsoft and Cisco Networking Systems. Between writing on her blog, SkyGone Inc, she likes adventures and chocolate sprinkles!

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