Blu Studio 5.0 C HD Android phone review

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The Blu Studio 5.0 C HD Android phone is so much better than expected at an amazing price. A great buy.

From the moment I opened the box I knew we had a winner. A dual sim, unlocked phone with an almost non-modified Kit Kat version of Android. That right there would cost you hundreds more in most phones. BUt the pricing on this made me skeptical until I did some real world testing

Included are the wall charger, USB cable, headphones (with additionally sized ear pieces) and even a camera case. The phone case itself is a sturdy plastic that did not feel cheap.

Battery life:
I basically got a full day or normal usage. Once or twice i needed a small charge to finish the day. You will need to charge this nightly if you are a casual user.

I liked the almost raw, stripped down Android loaded on the phone. Adding apps worked as expected from Google Play. I did have an issue with a couple higher end graphics games or ones that needed a lot of horsepower to run, but I expected that in the specs so I don’t count it against the phone. I know what I was getting into and you should have the same expectation. This works great with all the social apps (Facebook, Twittter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc).

The camera did a great job at 8MP in normal daylight and dusk. I wish the flash setting was a bit better, but once again it performed well. The front camera did good on video chat over wifi when you have lighting around. Almost all phones are only 2MP on the front camera so this is very comparable. The 1080p recording was fine but make sure to use the external microSd card for the reasons I mention below.

The dual sim cards is such a treat to have. I loaded a few test networks in (make sure to know what is supported and isn’t) and was able to use the SIM switcher app easily. I really think this is the way phones should be offered. Unlocked with the ability to run a normal everyday SIM card and one that is pay-as-you-go swappable with a few swipes and clicks. Your phone carrier may not work everywhere while another will. I think this is great for business users that travel and definitely international users.

Keep in mind that this is not LTE speeds do do not get mad when things are a bit faster than 3G but not blazing fast to do. it is well stated that this supports HSPA+ only on the networks.

The internal memory is small but the 32GB microSD card slot (card not included) makes loading apps and media easy. Some apps will not run from the SD card so keep that in mind. Space on the device itself is not huge but once again, great for everyday users and apps.

Wifi, Bluetooth, the FM radio and the hotspot mode work fine. I had no problems or expectations on them that was not met.

This is a great phone for the college student, young kid as a starter phone or one that you won’t worry about when traveling (for both the cost and ability to run different networks). The pricing of this as an unlocked phones makes it something you just greatly consider!

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Nyirobi Ojulu says:

what the heck?! I didn't get extra ear bud tops and where can I find the notepad on this phone?

Mostrealreal says:

Where is the feature to switch Sims? I don't understand.

Jamie Doyle says:

It would have been better if you had shown what the Cameras were like for Photo and Video.

angel Mc Auley says:

how to block numbers using blu?

Nicky Holsey says:

I bought my first Blu phone, the Studio X8 HD, put in the sim card, but the phone does not recognize it! I tried putting sim in the second sim slot – still no go! the sim works in my other phones. What should I do?

Francisco de Mey says:

I own 2 Blu phones from a former contract with the local telecom provider. I would like to use them on my trips to Europe, but …… they are locked and the provider doesn't unlock them. Can someone please tell me how to unlock them?

LittleMissToasty says:

The true question… How well does Pokemon Go play on it

Ratbar the Great says:

it can't run YouTube videos correctly its always a second or two behind

Raheem Batson says:

I like blu phones

Ravynshire Druid Grove says:

I just ordered this phone and I am really excited to check it out. I have had iPhone for the last 5 years and frankly … Well.

The feature I am most interested in, is the fact that I can drop in 2 sim cards and travel between Britain and the US without any hassle.

I will write back in if you want any input.

Thanks @SpikedStudio for the review!

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