BLU Pure View hands-on

Usually when we're dealing with a phone classified as a mid-ranger, most people would assume they would be flaunting prices somewhere between $250 and $450, but when it comes to BLU, it's in a totally different field. BLU just announced the availability of its latest "mid-ranger," the BLU Pure View, which comes in at its usual oh-so tempting price of $179.99.

One look at the BLU Pure View, it's evident that smartphone designs have evolved significantly from what they were like a few years ago. Quite frankly, it can pass for some kind of high-end phone with its curved glass construction! The polished surfaces do nicely to elevate its look versus other, higher priced devices on the market – so it's just incredible that we have something this cheap in price to rival designs from smartphones costing well over $500. And you know what? It even somehow manages to pack along a 3.5mm headphone jack and fingerprint sensor!

While its 5.7-inch 720 x 1440 18:9 display covers much of its façade, it does exhibit noticeable distortion at when it's tilted slightly away from a straight-on view. Naturally, for a phone to be priced where it's at, this is one expected compromise. Under the hood, it's powered by a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek 6753 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and expansion via its microSD card slot. Its performance, naturally, isn't the most fluid out there – evident in how it seems to take a little bit more time opening native apps.

Going into the software, however, it's quite a surprise that it's running Android 7.0 Nougat with BLU's custom skin. For a 2018 released smartphone, that's a bit of a disappointment – more so when it's anyone's guess as to whether or not it'll ever get upgraded. Then again, if you're that kind of person that doesn't care about new software, then this won't be much of an issue. Right? Rounding things out, the BLU Pure View also features a single 13MP rear camera, dual 8MP cameras for a wider selfie capture, 3000 mAh battery, and face unlock.

Sure, the $179.99 cost no doubt undercuts most of the competition in the space, but for a limited time only, it'll be offered at the launch price of $129.99 through Amazon. There's no exact word on when this special pricing promotion might end, but if you're strapped for cash, this will certainly save you a chunk in the process!

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Pure View
  • Display 5.7" 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Meh. I love BLU but that's too close to the price of the Honor 7x which is a much superior phone. Honestly the BLU Vivo X which is a better comparable phone to the Honor 7x should be priced at $199, and this should be priced at $129 permanently. Their intro prices are much closer to market prices than what they increase them to...

2. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Flossy Carter did a pretty good review on this one.

3. skwy1963

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

flossy is great

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1260; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

There are better budget phones than Blu's awful phones. Software support is non-existent on their devices.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

The device comes with only 32gb internal storage, not 64 like stated. And the microSD slot only supports up to 64gb.

6. scrafi

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 10, 2019

Nice Post You can check it also Review of BLU Pure View || best budget phone​best-budget.html

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