BLU introduces its first LTE enabled handset, the BLU Studio 5.0 LTE

BLU introduces its first LTE enabled handset, the BLU Studio 5.0 LTE
BLU has introduced its first LTE enabled handset, the BLU Studio 5.0 LTE. The phone is equipped with a 5 inch IPS screen with resolution of 540 x 960, which works out to a pixel density of 220ppi. Under the hood is a quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU with the Adreno 305 GPU handling graphics. 1GB of RAM is inside with 4GB of native storage included. If more storage is required, a 64GB capacity microSD slot is available. An 8MP snapper with AF and LED flash will capture video in 1080p at 30fps. There is also a 1.6MP front-facing shooter for selfies. A 2000mAh battery keeps the lights on,and Android 4.2.2 is pre-installed. An update to Android 4.3 is expected.

The BLU Studio 5.0 LTE supports the HSPA+ and 4G LTE network of T-Mobile and MetroPCS, and any MVNO partner of the nation's fourth largest carrier. The phone is available in Neon-Yellow, Fashion-Orange, Glimmer-Pink and Ceramic-White. You will be able to purchase the model for $249, unlocked, and the phone will ship at the end of May. The device will be found at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and a large number of handset retailers in the states.


source: BLU

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28 Comments

1. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Lol looks like an iPhone meshed with an HTC One.

6. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I tried BLU Life Play for 5 months, and it was awesome. Fighly recommended and very affordable indeed

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

true ione lol its nice looking just not worth buying because its lower grade tech

10. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Its meant to be affordable not a Samsung or any other major flagship.

13. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

No need to bring the flagships here. You can get the LG Optimus F6 for $130 or $120 for a refurb one straight from T-mobile.

16. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

You can get almost any BLU phone for that price.

18. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

And they are totally crap.

19. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

(specs, performance, and build quality)

20. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Crap, they almost meet the same specs as current flagships. The objective at BLU is affordability. People and consumers like you expect to much from phones. Why do you need a phone that exceeds 2, 3 or 4 GHZ are you running Photoshop or playing Battlefield 4 Max Settings on it? A phone made for calling, internet and messaging and a 10th of the app market being used. Lets get real,

21. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

You gotta compare, lol. Did you even read my replies? I already said no need to bring up flagships, and I've brought up the LG Optimus F6. Battlefield what? Did I mention it? Get real? Yup, let's get real.

22. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

I already compared via Phone Arena, I read everything you said. Where is a flagship in my last comment? Question 1: Why do you need a phone that exceeds anything of a computer and no where near same capabilities? You and many consumers expect to much from (mobile phones) Question 2: Whats your point with this LG Optimus F6 ? Blu has quite a variety APPEALING phones that are AFFORDABLE.

23. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

You said "flagships" in your #18. That's not enough? xD Q1: This is a pretty lame question. No joke. You are on phonearena. You are talking about smartphones. You know (or you better know) that people would expect a better phone overall for the same pricetag. Q2: My point with the F6? It's much better than many BLU's phones, and even comparing to the one in the article, I see it as a better choice. Not as good CPU (not too bad either. I've tried it), but same amount of ram, same screen resolution, close screen size, much better build quality, better software, more features, and from a much more trustworthy company. I have a little story about how BLU isn't trustworthy. I've shared in once here on phonearena, but if you want, I'll share it again. Also, for the basic needs you mentioned above, I say spend $60-80 for the Lumia 520 or 521. It can do a lot for the price. These BLU phones are just not worth it. Not with that high price tag. Even if it were $120, I would still pick the F6 between the two (but I'm trying to hold off now. I've bought too much stuff lately). But anyway, if this Studio 5.0 LTE were somewhere around $150, it would be much more reasonable (not for me, but maybe for other people). There are many more options out there. BLU phones are not worth it. The price tag may appear cheap comparing to flagships from Samsung, LG, HTC, Nokia, and some others, but then the mid-range and low-end phones from those company can beat the crap out of BLU, especially when you buy from eBay or other sites instead of buying straight from the carriers.

14. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Looks like an Asus Zenfone 5

2. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

2000 mAh for a 5 inch display and a quad core processor? yikes. that phone will barely last half a day on heavy usage

11. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Its a snapdragon 400 ,should be similar to Cortex A7 cores in terms of power consumption , and the screen is only 540p ; so 2000Mah should be enough

12. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

no actually BLU phones last quite well. The Life Play has a 720p 4.7" display (a beautiful display) and a 1800 mAh battery, and it lasts all day. For continuous use with web browsing, gaming and stuff, I get about 5 hours of screen time. That's pretty good, Battery may be decent on this one, too.

15. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

* last quite well in term of battery, not build quality (lol).

24. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

That's barely better than the Atrix HD, and that already has trouble holding a day's worth of charge with a 4.5" display and a dual-core processor. Nice price and performance specs, but if you're a heavy user, it might not be enough to survive the regular grind.

3. bkzebraphone

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

That's alright I guess. But they should release a flagship phone with LTE

4. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

All the links go to some Dell ad? And yes, I know how to find Blu's website, but this is really a nuisance, and they pop up all over the place.

5. antifanboy14

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

another piece of crap by blu

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

T-Mobile LTE? Get the LG F6!!! Off ebay it's less than $150 (last time I checked it was $120 with free shipping). $250 is too much for this BLU.

9. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

BLU and Nexus are the only Android manufactures id buy any Android from. The rest are expensive for no reason, with these two manufactures consumers definitely get their value worth.

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

If you think Nexus is an Android OEM, you have completely failed.

27. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Im sure Nexus is made by a variety of "OEMS" like Samsung, Asus and LG but the Nexus brand is a pure flat Google experience. Excuse me, uh oh you got me there buddy...

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

Bravo.

17. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

it looks like Asus Zenfone...

25. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Once they start updating their phones to 4.4 they will be in good shape. They have nice phones.

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