BLU Studio 5.0 C HD and Studio C Mini Unboxing and Hands-on

BLU introduced two new devices this morning, the Studio 5.0 C HD and the Studio C Mini, set to go up against Motorola’s budget devices, the Moto E and Moto G.

These two low-end phones are aimed directly at off-contract buyers, hoping to get a great Android experience at a crazy-low price. Both devices feature specifications which you would expect in a $100+ smartphone, but when comparing to the Moto G and Moto E, they are not that bad.  (more…)

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.  (more…)

BLU Life Pure XL: Unboxing and Hands-on

A device hit our doorsteps today, in addition to the Moto E, this time being the Life Pure XL from BLU. This device was announced at the beginning of May, instantly grabbing the attention of our community thanks to its great specifications and budget-minded price tag.

The Life Pure XL features a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage, a 5.5″ Full HD (1080p) display, 16MP rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing camera, HSPA+ connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth, 2,500mAh battery, Gorilla Glass 3, a ton of extra goodies inside of the box, and comes running Android 4.2.2.  (more…)

BLU Unveils Life Pure XL – 5.5″ 1080p Display, Snapdragon 800, 16MP Camera, Priced at $399

A new device from American-based BLU has been unveiled, the Life Pure XL. Unlike most other BLU devices, this one should certainly turn a few heads, as BLU has thrown a few specs into this new device to even make the hardcore Android enthusiasts happy.

For starters, the device features a 5.5″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16MP rear-facing shooter, 8MP front-facing shooter, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Gorilla Glass 3, HSPA+ connectivity, and comes running Android 4.2 with a timely update promised to Android 4.4+. This might be BLU’s most spec-packed device, so it’s getting harder and harder to ignore these off-contract phones, especially when they are priced at just $399 off contract.  (more…)

BLU Life One X: Unboxing and Hands-on

With the demand continually going up for budget devices that aren’t cheap pieces of plastic and silicon, BLU is an American company that appears to be leading the charge. Designed in Miami, one of BLU’s newest devices called the Life One X, has landed on our doorstep. The device is placed at the top of BLU’s lineup, a device that can surely compete against any other budget-priced smartphone from last year or the upcoming 2014 lineups.

The device features a 5″ 1080 display, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, a 2,000mAh battery, and comes running Android 4.2.1 out of the box. For the price of just $264.99 off contract, this is a steal for someone who doesn’t need access to 4G LTE, and can instead rely on HSDPA speeds to get them through a full day.  (more…)

Hands-on and Overview: BLU Life Pure

We have never talked in length about BLU devices, but as off-contract pricing for budget phones is now a growing issue thanks to the Moto G, BLU is a major contender in this arena. They have been a round for some time, based out of Miami, creating sleek hardware designed for people in the market for affordable phones. Usually you can find a BLU device through online retailers such as Amazon for about $150 and up. Regardless of preconceptions of “cheap” phones, the newest device in their lineup, the Life Pure, is being marketed as a competitor to the Nexus 5 and even the Galaxy S4. And on paper, it could definitely get away with that.  (more…)

Blu Unveils the Life Pro, Currently the World’s Thinnest 5″ HD Smartphone

This morning, Blu Products announced the Life Pro, the newest member in a family of affordable and decently spec’d out smartphones. The main features of the Life Pro that will have people talking is its incredible thin design, measuring in at just 6.9mm – which just so happens to make it the world’s thinnest smartphone sporting a 5″ HD display. As for the display, it is a full 5″ HD panel, with a resolution of 1280 x 720.

The device is powered by an unnamed 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, allowing just the right amount of power, but still not too much to allow the price of the device to be kept quite low.  (more…)