Windows 10-ready Blu Win HD LTE now available from Microsoft

Windows 10-ready Blu Win HD LTE now available from Microsoft
If you're in search of a new Windows Phone handset that features LTE connectivity and doesn't cost too much, you may want to check out the Blu Win HD LTE, which, starting today, is available to buy in the US via Microsoft Store.

The Win HD LTE is the upgraded successor to last year's Blu Win HD. The main differences between the two handsets are that the new one comes with LTE (obviously), and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, instead of the Snapdragon 200 that's found inside the original model. Other than that, the Win HD LTE offers a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, a 2 MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera, dual SIM capabilities, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. The smartphone measures 145 x 72 x 8.2 mm, includes a 2500 mAh battery, and kind of looks like it's been designed by HTC.

Currently running Windows Phone 8.1, the Blu Win HD LTE will be updated to Windows 10 once this is ready for an official roll out.

The grey and yellow versions of the Blu Win HD LTE can be bought right away, unlocked, for $199.99, while the white and orange variants are coming soon. If you don't need LTE, the original Blu Win HD is still available from Microsoft, costing $179.99.


source: Microsoft Store via Windows Central

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26 Comments

1. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Htc is That u

2. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

They copied the HTC bezel and everything....

12. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

But at least the black strip under the screen is useful, unlike the One. BLU nailed it, my only complain are the "8.0 Mega" and "4G LTE" stickers.

23. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Except the massive black strip above with "BLU" on it.

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

For that price it's a good value

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

hory Shet htc

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Personally I would rather wait a little more for the Lumia 640, or at least till I am able to compare the two side by side in store. BLU Win HD looks and feels crappy even when comparing to the Lumia 635 from my experience, and the display of the 635 looks a lot better even though it is only 480p. I expect the same thing to happen for now.

7. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The one review I found for the Win HD LTE said the difference between this and the Win HD was night and day for the better. I'm just worried the camera will blow compared to the 640 XL. If I hadn't bought a Galaxy S6 yesterday, I might have grabbed a Win HD LTE just to play with until the XL releases.

11. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

It's good to know that there is a huge difference between them.

24. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Well, this phone is better then the Nokia 640, better processor. The 640 still uses a SD 400, this sues 410.

26. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

There is more to a phone than the processor. Time will tell, I'll have to take a look at both when they are available in Microsoft Store.

6. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Great value, will be picking this up.

8. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Awesome phone! The problem with blue, if that they didn't come with gorilla glass, so... that's a deal breaker

9. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

How is that xbox music app in landscape? I can't do it with lu lumia 830

10. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Lumia 640 seems better!

13. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Dude, but the Snapdragon 400, why MS keeps using it?

14. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Snapdragon 410.

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

He is saying the 640 has the SD400, which it does, while the Win HD LTE has a SD410, which is a better SoC.

17. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Why not ?? that my question.. The difference between them is small , and maybe microsoft(old nokia division) happens to have a stock of S400..

16. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Honestly I don't think Windows Phone is worth more than $35. I spent $35 on my Lumia 635 and I'd never pay more than that for a higher end Windows Phone. The app gap is still too great and the user experience is still too similar from the low end to the high end hardware. Don't get me wrong I actually LOVE Windows Phone, but the platform is still gimped. I really wish Microsoft would court the top 500 app developers from iOS and Android and get them to create first class apps for Windows Phone.

19. cipnrkorvo

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I'm pretty sure that's one of their priorities right now. They're well aware of the giant app gap problem. Now the question is will they do everything in their power to convince app developers to develop for WP, or will they also allow porting Android apps to WP?

25. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I guess it is subjective... You do not think that Windows Phones are worth more than $35. That's a fair statement to make, although the market has options for phones in higher ranges... and some people - myself included - do spend more than $35 for higher end WP. For me WP provides a better user experience than Android or iOS. But it is all subjective, and people have unique set of values.

18. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

unfortunately it is only 1 gb ram, it's not enough for me, as my application use large memory consumption

20. ShadowHammer

Posts: 209; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

1 GB of RAM on a Windows Phone allows you to use every app in the Windows Store. So you've got me curious, what app are you using that consumes so much RAM?

21. matistight

Posts: 1008; Member since: May 13, 2009

"Windows 10 ready" my lumia 1020 supports Windows 10, so it's not that big of a deal

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It is not to bad, bugs galore though using it on my 1020.

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