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BLU Has a 4G LTE-capable Smartphone Finally, the Studio 5.0 LTE

We have talked about BLU devices a few times, but one of the main pain points we have with the company’s phones is that they never feature 4G LTE. Sure, they rock HSPA+, but for someone who is used to the speeds that LTE delivers, going back to HSPA+ is quite hard.

Finally, BLU has a 4G LTE capable device, the Studio 5.0 LTE. While the device does bring LTE speeds to users (only available on T-Mobile and metroPCS’ LTE networks), the rest of the phone could have used some work. 

While the phone won’t overly impress with its spec sheet, at the price of only $200, BLU should be able to push a few more units here in the US. Full spec list can be seen below.


  • 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 5″ display (540 x 960)
  • 8MP rear-facing camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 4GB of internal storage, upgradable to 32GB
  • 4G LTE connectivity (T-Mobile and metroPCS)
  • HSPA+ connectivity (T-Mobile and AT&T)
  • Android 4.3+ upgradable to Android 4.4+ Kit Kat
  • $205

While the specs may frighten most hardcore Android enthusiasts, anyone looking for a budget device with 4G LTE connectivity now has another choice in the market. Choice is good.

The Studio 5.0 LTE is available on Amazon right now.


Via: BLU
  • Onlooker

    Anybody know how to tell from the spec. of a smartphone that it can really connect to T-Mobile 4G LTE network?

  • Justin Kos

    Id be interested in finding out what the actual screens of the these phones actually cost to buy, I think it would make for an interesting article about the different components of a modern day smartphone and their value

  • This has been out for some time. I have had them in both my stores for some time. OLD News. May this year they have been available. Finally Tim says. LOL. WOW

  • Shadowstare

    I love the design. HATE the specs. They are shockingly horrible. Seeing the price makes sense….but the Moto X has better specs….right?

  • Brooks Barnes

    It looks like a HTC phone and a Nokia Windows phone were left alone together and this is what came out of it.

  • C-Law

    Menu button? What year is it again?

  • Jeremy Gross

    that display just kills it

  • 540×960 wtf is that??

    • Maxim∑

      its 8k resolution, and your still complaining

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    What about ATT LTE?

  • Teaser38

    Not really aimed at the US market if it only has Bands 4 and 7. Why wouldn’t you get some band 4 coverage on AT&T?

  • Bryan

    WTF is with the bezel of the horizontal one with the cars on it?

  • Bane

    The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is a much better phone for a little more money.

  • master94

    This phone is so old and about to be upgraded soon

  • Patrick Smithopolis

    What the hell can you install on it with 4GB of internal storage?

    • JC

      And deducting the space used by the system we are talking <1.5Gb available to the user.

  • stang68

    Yes, finally (?)

  • Kenny Woodard

    Lol that neon yellow one is sexy tho.

  • 5″ display (540 x 960)
    Is that even possible with today’s technology?

    • TDioWS

      Optimists can see it as an Android PixelArt Skin! 😀

  • Kenny Woodard

    At 720p, this would have been a hell of a deal. Don’t know why they would cut corners on the most important part of the phone.. Specs mean nothing if the screen looks like garbage.

  • Tony Byatt

    WTF is this…

  • modulusshift

    Um. Why not get the Moto G? The LTE version is only a little more expensive than this, and the screen is miles better.

  • merle

    that resolution…woof

  • CaptainHowdy13

    Looks almost like the specs on the Moto G. I’m using one right now with HSPA+ only and am fine with it, though I can’t wait to get my N5 back from repair (I shattered the screen)

  • moew

    Look at that HUGE FOREHEAD!

  • Trevor

    It’ll go well with your new Pebble.

    • rosssimpson