BLU Announces the Studio C with a 3,000mAh Battery for $99

May 21, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

BLU, who is pretty much known for putting out cheap Windows Phone and Android smartphones, has released another new addition to their Studio lineup. Today, the BLU Studio C is available on Amazon for just $99. Which is a pretty crazy price, and it’s worth noting that is unlocked, no contract. It will work on T-Mobile, AT&T and any MVNO that uses their networks. That includes Straight Talk, Simple Mobile and others.

As far as specs go, the BLU Studio C has a 5-inch HD IPS Display, powered by the MediaTek 6582 quad-core 1.2GHz processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. There is also a microSD card slot that supports up to 64GB of storage. We have a 8MP camera on the back with a 2MP front-facing camera on the BLU Studio C. Additionally it’s running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It does only support HSPA+ this time around, no LTE unfortunately. Which is expected at this price point, I think. Even Motorola couldn’t get the Moto E under $150 with LTE. This is also a dual-SIM device, two Micro SIM cards.

The bands that it covers are pretty standard, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 for SIM 1 and SIM 2. 3G Network: HSDPA 850/1700/1900, and HSPA 850/1900/2100. So no LTE, but if you’re in a good HSPA+ area – especially from T-Mobile as they do HSPA+ 42 and AT&T only goes to HSPA+ 21 – you should still have some pretty decent speeds on this device.

BLU is offering the Studio C in 5 colors. Black, White, Orange, Pink and Mint. We actually have the Mint one on hand and have been using it for a few days. We’ll have our review out later today, and you won’t want to miss that. Early thoughts are pretty positive, especially if you are looking for a backup phone, or something for your kids that doesn’t cost $700. Or if you just want a cheap phone for yourself, it’s a great buy. You can pick one up on Amazon right now. No pre-order needed.

BLU Studio C 5.0-Inch Android Smartphone with Lollipop OS