Video: BLU Pure XR Unboxing and Tour

BLU announced the released the Pure XR today, its latest smartphone to pack a mighty punch for a relatively inexpensive price. Available right now on Amazon for $299, BLU has baked in everything they could to make the Pure XR compete with some of the best phones on the market. If you need a fingerprint reader, it has it. Octa-core processor? It has that, too.

BLU was kind enough to ship us over a unit in the White and Gold look. but there is also a Grey model available for the same price. Specifications for the device includes a 5.5″ Full HD display (1080×1920), MediaTek Helio P10 64-bit 2GHz octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 16 mega-pixel rear-facing camera with f/1.8, Android 6.0 “Marshmallow,” and LTE connectivity for all major GSM carriers.  (more…)

BLU Energy XL Priced at $300, Features 5,000mAh Battery, 6″ AMOLED Display and Fingerprint Reader

BLU has a new device this week, the Energy XL. The name is rather suiting, as the Energy XL features a massive 5,000mAh battery, juicing a smartphone with a 6.0″ FHD Super AMOLED display and MediaTek octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM.

The phone also comes with a 13MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, as well as 64GB of onboard storage. Another feature, one you may not expect from the $300 price tag, is a built-in fingerprint reader. Dang, BLU, you’re getting fancy these days! (more…)

Deal: BLU Life One X for $99 on Amazon, $50 Off List Price

One of Amazon’s Gold Box deals of the day is a Life One X from BLU, a relatively inexpensive Android smartphone with quite a few decent specs. For only $99, down from the usual price of $149, the Life One X features a 5.2″ Full HD display, octa-core Mediatek processor, 2GB of RAM, and 13MP rear-facing camera.

Not only are you getting a smartphone with complete access to Google Play for $99, but the packaging also includes a free leather case, screen protector, charging cable, power adapter, and a set of headphones. For $99, that’s a steal. (more…)

BLU Unveils Impressive Smartphones at Reasonable Price Points

BLU, a smartphone manufacturer based in Miami, Flordia, has been shattering preconceptions of budget handsets for a while, but its latest collection may be the company’s magnum opus. Yesterday, Blu unveiled the Vivo Air (pictured above), which measures at a mere 5.1mm thick and weighs less than 100 grams. The Studio Energy, meanwhile, packs a 5000 mAh battery, and its lower-end entries, the Studio and Life One series, sport upgraded hardware.  (more…)

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…)