BLU Studio 5.0C HD review - An unlocked, dual sim Android phone
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The BLU Studio 5.0 C HD phone with dual SIM cards, quad core processor, a close to stock Android 4.4 Kit Kat operating system, 8MP camera and more for under $150? In four colors too.
From the moment I opened the box I knew we had a winner with the BLU Studio 5.0 C HS phone. 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. So let's break down the pieces
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.
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 BLU Studio 5.0 C HS 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 the BLU Studio 5.0 C HS phone 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.
The BLU Studio 5.0 C HS phone 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! See the video for more
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