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BLU Studio 7.0 LTE Review

BLU Studio 7.0 LTE Review
BLU Studio 7.0 LTE Review
BLU Studio 7.0 LTE Review
BLU Studio 7.0 LTE Review
Introduction


It’s been increasingly tough to discern the boundaries between smartphones and tablets, considering that ‘phablets’ mesh the best of both worlds. This year, however, we’ve been seeing an unconventional approach by companies as we’ve been seeing more and more tablets with phone functionality sprinkled on to them – like the Huawei MediaPad X2 and Lenovo PHAB Plus to name a couple. The latest one we’re checking out is the BLU Studio 7.0 LTE, which comes at us with its compact tablet-esque size, with phone functions slapped in, at an affordable sub-$200 cost.

The package contains:

  • Wall Charger
  • microUSB cable
  • User guide
  • Warranty card

Design

Boring and shoddy, it fails to generate any interest with its design.

In comparing it to its predecessor, the non-LTE packing BLU Studio 7.0 II, the design doesn’t really change all that much here. We equate its particular design language to the Samsung Galaxy S5, since its plastic chassis sports the same dimpled pattern that made the S5 recognizable, but it doesn’t do much here to elevate the Studio 7.0 LTE’s design to the same premium standards we’ve seen in similar devices like the Huawei MediaPad X2. However, we will certainly say that it’s narrow and light enough to comfortably hold with a single hand – and without much straining too on our part. Due to the all-plastic build, the entire design just comes off shoddy, which some would vouch makes it typical BLU.

Besides the usual stuff found throughout its chassis, we should point out that the BLU Studio 7.0 LTE feature dual front-firing speakers, a microSD card slot, and dual-SIM slots as well. The latter is especially noteworthy because it eliminates the need to constantly swap out SIMs if you travel a lot – so that one can be for domestic use, while the other is used for abroad.


BLU Studio 7.0 LTE Review

Display

You won’t find anything here except for inferior qualities.

Specs-wise, the 7-inch 720 x 1280 IPS-LCD display leaves more to be desired. Arriving at a pixel density of 209 ppi, it doesn’t produce the same level of sharpness and clarity we get from entry-level smartphones nowadays. Rather, we find it extremely challenging reading fine text at a normal viewing distance – so the remedy to that is pinch zooming or bringing the tablet closer to our eyes.

Other attributes of the display indicate nothing more than the obvious here, and that’s it being an inferior made panel. From its cold ~7900K color temperature, to the poor color accuracy in the sRGB color gamut chart, and its peak 378 nit luminance, there’s nothing here that exemplifies its positioning as a superior display, but instead, one that’s lackluster and largely forgettable.

Display measurements and quality

Maximum brightness (nits)Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits)Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
Huawei MediaPad X2 524
(Excellent)
8
(Good)
1:1449
(Excellent)
7277
(Good)
2.04
4.22
(Average)
4.1
(Average)
BLU Studio 7.0 LTE 378
(Average)
14
(Poor)
1:1313
(Excellent)
7907
(Average)
2.32
3.66
(Good)
5.59
(Average)
Lenovo PHAB Plus 257
(Poor)
5
(Excellent)
1:1354
(Excellent)
7215
(Good)
2.52
2.38
(Good)
3.97
(Good)
View all


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posted on 16 Dec 2015, 11:25 1

9. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 155; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


probably deserves a 2. I have no idea how this got a 6?

posted on 16 Dec 2015, 19:38

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


http://www.amazon.com/Studio-7-0-LTE-Smartphone-Unlocked/dp/B016SCZWF6

Cost less than $200 for a 7" LTE phone that could do the same browsing, social apps stuff that you could do on an iPhone so tell me why does it deserve a 2?

Amazon verified purchase review is a good way to see whether the item is for me or not.

posted on 19 Dec 2015, 07:54

13. elitewolverine (Posts: 5111; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


It's saving grace is it's price. And for families on a budget that need an all in one for their kiddos...this is it.

posted on 16 Dec 2015, 23:12

11. Tizo101 (Posts: 394; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


Lol I would buy this phone and i really think it deserves the score. When I was reading I couldn't help but feel like this was a bashing of a sub $200 smartphone but overall the review was pleasing.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 03:17 1

12. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


You are right. Its just sentence after sentence of bashing. There is really no substance in this 'so call' review.

Amazon customers did a much better job describing what they like and dislike about the phone.

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 10:20

15. murali_v_2000 (Posts: 32; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


Biased review.

posted on 19 Dec 2015, 14:50

14. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Totally worth the cost! amazing from Blu.

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Display7.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (210 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53 processor
1 GB RAM
Size7.48 x 3.93 x 0.33 inches
(190 x 99.8 x 8.5 mm)
 

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