BLU releases a new line of affordable dual-SIM Android troopers sans LTE capabilities
Despite its recent entrance on the Windows Phone market, the Florida-based BLU, a maker of budget-friendly smartphones, continues to release affordable devices. In fact, the company just expanded its lineup of Android-powered devices with yet another slew of entry-level ones, which are yet again devoid of on-board LTE capabilities. Meet the C series (the "C" stands for "Color", apparently), which comprises the BLU Studio 5.0 C HD, Studio 5.0 C, Studio C Mini, and the Studio 5.0 CE. All of these run Android 4.4.2 KitKat, have a duo of SIM card slots, and come in a range of popping, vivid colors, but has BLU finally made the perfect line of affordable devices, which will successfully rival the crazy-popular Moto G and Moto E?
Could it be the BLU Studio 5.0 C HD, the best-specced device from the new family? It is endowed with a quad-core MediaTek MT6582 SoC, ticking at1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1080 pixels, an 8MP rear camera, 4GB of on-board storage, microSD slot, and a 2,000mAh battery. The phone comes with HSPA+ capabilities. As you can see, the specs list of the Studio 5.0 C HD is almost on par with the one of the Moto G, but BLU's device comes with a smaller price tag - $149.
Another representative of BLU's entry-level KitKat line is the Studio 5.0 CE and it's hands-down the most underwhelming one – starting from its dual-core MediaTek MT6571 heart, the 5.0-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, a 3.2MP rear camera. Yes, it also comes with 4GB of RAM and a microSD card expansion slot, but the Studio 5.0 CE even lacks the ability to hook onto 3G networks. You can only use it on supported EDGE networks. That's what you get for the $89 that the BLU Studio 5.0 CE will set you back.
The last new BLU device, the Studio C Mini, is the most compact one. It comes with a 4.7-inch IPS display, a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, a quad-core MediaTek MT6582, humming at 1.3GHz, 512MB of RAM, and a 5MP rear shooter. Its other specs are similar to the ones of the Studio 5.0 C HD, but it comes in cheaper than its more powerful peer - $119.
All of BLU's new devices can be purchased from Amazon and will work on any US GSM network, so if you are not picky and currently on the market for an affordable phone, you might consider the colorful series.