While BLU is not a household name in the U.S. when it comes to smartphones, they make some nice devices – especially for the price. Our only complaint in the past was their lack of availability on different carrier networks or 4G connectivity and BLU has fixed those problems with their new Studio C Series…they push the limits to bring the best quality and design at exceptional pricing, with six colors to chose from, to one of the fastest growing market segments – the no-contract unlocked smartphone consumers in the USA.
The new BLU Studio C series is compatible with any GSM Network in the U.S. such as – T-Mobile, AT&T, Metro PCS, Cricket Wireless, Tracfone, Go Smart, Simple Mobile, Net 10, Straight Talk, Ultra Mobile, Telcel America, H20 Wireless, Red Pocket, and Walmart Family Mobile, among others.
Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products says, “BLU is dedicated to continue bringing consumers choice in the way of unlocked smartphones, driven by the demand for affordable quality devices and the freedom of selecting their airtime provider, thus by eliminating the dependency of locked devices which the Network Carrier has to offer. We will continue to fundamentally change the mobile industry by making great looking smartphones that can do amazing things, priced for everyone.”
BLU is all about great value and choice – offering us up the Studio C Series in four different configurations, with one to suit most consumers’ needs. The Studio 5.0 C HD and Studio C Mini are available now at Amazon.com. I will not go into a lot of detail, as Alex is preparing reviews on both devices, but we will say that both be running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, which is tremendous for a device in this price range. They will be Dual-SIM, are powered by a MediaTek Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and offer a great camera and 4G HSPA+ connectivity.
The Studio C Mini is going smack up against the Moto E, and the Studio 5.0 C HD is going head-to-head with the Moto G – but at only $119.00 and $149.00, respectively, they both have better specifications and are lower priced than the models from Motorola. We hope that you look forward to Alex’s reviews of these two devices – we have included the specification sheet below that shows all four devices, however, the first two are the only ones being released today.
The Studio 5.0 CE is the least ‘spec’d’ of all of the devices – it doesn’t even have 3G, comes with less display resolution, a smaller camera and a smaller 1800mAh battery. The Studio 5.0 C adds back the HSPA+, keeps the 5MP main camera, but drops to a VGA front-facing camera and uses the smaller 1800mAh battery.
Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know what you think of these two BLU Studio devices – it certainly seems like a lot of phone for your dollar…as always, we would love to hear from you.