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Blu Advance A5 and A5 Plus are two super-cheap, but not too exciting metal phones

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Blu Advance A5 and A5 Plus are two super-cheap, but not too exciting metal phones


Blu recently started selling two new cheap smartphones in the US: Blu Advance A5, and Blu Advance A5 Plus. The two handsets share a similar design (including aluminum bodies), but differ when it comes to size and some features.

 

Priced at $109.99, the Blu Advance A5 Plus sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, offers 2 GB of RAM, and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. The phone further comes with 16 GB of expandable storage space, a 13 MP rear camera, and an 8 MP front-facing cameras (both cameras are accompanied by an LED flash).

 

Costing $89.99, the Blu Advance A5 is powered by the same quad-core MediaTek CPU, but sports a 5-inch 720p display, and offers just 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of expandable storage space. Its rear and front cameras have LED flashes, too, but they're 8 MP and 5 MP units, respectively.

 

Both Advance A5 models are offered unlocked, come with LTE connectivity, and work on carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Cricket, and so on. Sprint and Verizon customers in need of a cheap handset should look elsewhere.

 

The Blu Advance A5 and A5 Plus run Android 7 Nougat out of the box. It's not clear if the handsets will be updated to Android 8 Oreo, but we wouldn't hold our breath for that. If you want to purchase any of the two smartphones, you can check them out at Amazon via the source link below. At the same time, perhaps you'll want to know that Motorola's Moto E4 offers some superior features for $129 (Snapdragon 425 processor and splash-resistant body included) while working on all US carriers, so Blu's latest devices are definitely not the only choices that you have if you're in the market for a very affordable Android phone.

 


source: Amazon 

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posted on 08 Sep 2017, 16:40 1

1. diggie32 (banned) (Posts: 388; Member since: 03 Apr 2016)


For $89, not exciting, but not bad either. Besides the big "blu" logo on the face, not bad looking. Ram and storage are pitiful tho.

posted on 10 Sep 2017, 01:18

3. KeyserSoze (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


This is 2017, any phone maker who still offers the woefully meager and unusable 1GB RAM or 8GB storage in a smartphone is intentionally evil and should be shot or jailed!

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