The new BLU Selfie smartphone comes with a 13MP front-facing camera, $249 unlocked price tag

The new BLU Selfie smartphone comes with a 13MP front-facing camera, $249 unlocked price tag
Over the past couple of years, front-facing cameras on smartphones have started getting more and more attention as the selfie trend skyrocketed. Customers want to be able to take better selfies with their smartphones, and with this being a consumer's market, the manufacturers complied. Called the "Selfie", the new smartphone from BLU tries to take advantage of this modern-age trend.

The main attraction of the BLU Selfie is its 13MP front-facing camera, one that also comes with an LED flash. On the back, there's another 13MP camera, also paired with an LED flash. In other words, the BLU Selfie should take photos of comparable quality independent of which camera you're using.

The BLU Selfie comes with 4.7-inch display running at a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels, plus a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 for protection against scratches and cracks. Under the hood, the handset comes with specs such as a 1.7 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot that accepts cards of up to 64GB in size, as well as a 2300mAh battery. On the software side, the BLU Selfie runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, and we wouldn't count on the handset being updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, or any other Android version for that matter.

The BLU Selfie lacks LTE compatibility, and can be used in the US with AT&T, Cricket Wireless, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The smartphone will run fine on AT&T and Cricket's HSPA+ networks, but T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers will be able to use the HSPA+ connection only in cities where the 4G 1900Mhz band is present.

You can buy the BLU Selfie unlocked in one of three color options (Black, Blue, or White Gold) for $249.99 from Amazon.

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Selfie
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh

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22 Comments

1. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

The front is ugly and the back is even worst!

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Agreed

9. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Agreed. At least they have unique camera design at the back unlike the S6/Edge that they copy the producing camera of iPhone 6.

11. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Tons of phones have had protruding cameras. And it isn't something to be proud of. They are ugly.

14. QWERTYslider unregistered

$250 is EXACTLY what the S6 Edge and Iphone 6 should cost. Paying $650 for either is RIDICULOUS, especially without a removable battery and SD.

17. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

I think the front isn't that bad actually but wtf happened with the back lol

2. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

the same is available in the name of Micromax in India with the same price

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

What's the model name cuz I have never seen it..

15. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

BLU is a rebadge of Gionee phones. Not Micromax.

20. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Well, there is a Micromax phone just like this one. It's the Micromax Canvas Selfie or something like that.

22. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

They rebadge phones of various manufacturers, not only Gionee.

4. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Holy uglymoli

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That bezel makes HTC m8/9's bezel looks tiny...

6. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Overpriced with older specs. Next phone please.

7. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Reminds me of the Xperia Neo.

8. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Blu was on the right path, they wandred off.

12. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Next time someone calls a good phone ugly, send them this phone's picture to remind them what ugly is.

13. CellieCell

Posts: 151; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

The way i see it for $250 their isn't anything better. And thanks PA for mentioning the HSPA frequency. Availability.

16. kerginaldo17 unregistered

For the price and 13mp camera is the more beautiful phone ever.

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I wish Phone Arena picks this up and reviews the selfie quality. Depending on how they turn out, I might know someone it's perfect for since they take a lot of selfies.

19. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

A rebranded Meitu (Mito) 2/ Meitu M4 phone that's quite popular here in China. Whis PA could add that info.

21. Samir_Maric

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

It's the Micromax Canvas Selfie re-branded...Lol Check out this link http://www.micromaxinfo.com/mobiles/smartphones/canvas/canvas-selfie-A255

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