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BLU Advance 4.0 Unlocked Dual SIM Phone (Black)

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  • Unlocked Dual SIM Phone, Dual Core 1.3 GHz Processor
  • 4.0" High Resolution WVGA Display
  • 3.5 mm Audio Jack, FM Radio, MP3 Player, MP4 Player Micro SD Slot up to 32GB
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4GHSPA+ 21 Mbps 850/1700/1900: Nationwide AT&T: Cricket Wireless, Tracfone, Straight Talk, Net10, H20 Wireless, 420 Wireless, Black Wireless, Consumer Cellular, Pure TalkUSA, Red Pocket, Telcel America. T-Mobile: MetroPCS, Lyca, Speedtalk, Go Smart, Simple Mobile, Net10, Straight Talk, Solavei, Ultra Mobile, Telcel America, Walmart Family Mobile.
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Price $ 77.62 $ 98.00 $ 111.50 $ 82.95
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Display Size 4 0 centimeters 5 inches 5 inches
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Description Primary: 5 MP, 2592 ? 1944 pixels, LED flash, Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, Video: 720@30fps|Secondary: VGA Primary: 3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels, Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, Video: 720p@30fps|Secondary: No Primary: 5 MP, 2592 ? 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization, face and smile detection, Video: 720p@30fps|Secondary: VGA 3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, Video 720p@30fps
Battery Life 15 hours 15 hours Information not Provided 1080 minutes
Item Weight 0.82 pounds 0.5 pounds 1 pounds 0.38 pounds
Product Site Launch Date Tue Nov 26 19:31:02 UTC 2013 Tue Oct 22 14:02:15 UTC 2013 Tue Jan 14 08:00:01 UTC 2014 Thu Mar 27 18:44:01 UTC 2014
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Color: Black
  • Size (LWH): 4.92 inches, 2.56 inches, 0.49 inches
  • Weight: 13.12 ounces
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 15 hours
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 600 hours
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches ; 13.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00GXHPN1U
  • Item model number: A270
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,016 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Color: Black

BLU Advance 4.0 A270a Unlocked Dual Sim Black

Customer Reviews

Worked perfect with my AT&T SIM card.
Bradley C.
It really depends on what you're doing with the phone and how many apps are running in the background.
Amazon Customer
Great alternative for the samsung galaxy phones.
james powell

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

440 of 458 people found the following review helpful By Michael Crouse on January 31, 2014
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
To introduce myself, I had a Samsung Skyrocket S2 that decided to die on me at the end of last month, and then my backup phone (a cheap Chinese phone) decided to start dying too. There's a phone I want to spend some money on coming out in the next few months, but I need something to get by and to act as a backup phone when I do make that purchase, so after some searching I settled for this one. I listen to a lot of music on my phone, read email, do some app development of my own as a grad student, and occasionally watch videos on Youtube or use GPS to find some place I've never visited before. All in all, barring development I'm a fairly gentle phone user but I also have some tech savvy to form a useful opinion. When I looked up info on the Advance 4.0, I was able to find specs but not much in the way of useful reviews, so I tried to be as thorough writing this as possible.

Design: The Advance 4.0 is bulky for a 4" phone - it's nearly as large in length and width as my 4.5" Samsung S2 Skyrocket, and it's thicker too. The outside of the case is smooth plastic - it isn't slippery in the hand but it does attract fingerprints more than any other phone I've had. However, the phone does come with an Otterbox-like case and a screen protector, and I'd recommend using both. Inside under the battery are two SIM slots and an SD slot. The SIM slots are easy to use and well-labelled but the SD slot frankly scares me. It's flimsy and easy to bend and doesn't offer much protection to the card in the slot. Add that to being under the battery and this isn't a phone for someone who likes to use multiple SD cards. However, all of this is to be expected with a phone in this price range, and getting a case and screen protector included is a great deal.
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116 of 125 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 18, 2014
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
I bought this phone to upgrade from my AT&T GoPhone Avail (ZTE-Z990). I didn't actually have much of a problem with the Z990, except for one thing: it only had 130MB usable space for installing apps. Even 4 years ago (when I originally bought it) that was considered a minuscule amount of space. After doing everything I could to get around this problem, I finally gave up and decided to find a new phone.

The BLU Advance 4.0 has 1.27GB of space for apps (the other 2.72GB is for the Android OS). I know that's still pretty small by today's cell phone standards but it's a HUGE upgrade to me. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to be able to download and install all the apps I want, plus some I never had the option of installing before. (I still use AppMgr Pro III. It lets me know what programs I can move to my external SD card. Out of the 26 apps I've installed, 11 were able to be moved to my SD card. At 37 apps I've only filled half the 1.27GB with the help of AppMgr.)

I switched to T-mobile (from AT&T) with this phone. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't have to touch any settings to get this phone to work with T-mobile. Call, text, and data all loaded automatically when I installed the SIM card. I'm told HSPA+ is 4G. If that's the case then this phone DOES get 4G (as well as 3G and 2G). Reception for cell and data are, of course, entirely dictated by location. I've been very fortunate thus far, all things considered (I live in Wyoming, lol).

I was pleasantly surprised to see there was absolutely no "bloatware" on this phone. I LOVE IT. There's something immensely satisfying knowing that not one bit of memory is being wasted on an app I don't want. Other than standard Google stuff (which is part and parcel with Android), you only get the basics.
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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Ashley on March 12, 2014
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
I'm really happy with this phone. It's priced just right and I have all the features I need plus more.

I can call, text, take pictures, play games, browse the internet, get directions, download apps and so on. I can even change the background of my text conversations to a personal picture, live wallpaper, or regular wallpaper. I'm currently using an HTC Thunderbolt silicone case for my Blu phone and it fits plus looks nice (I did not receive a case with my phone). The case cut outs don't match but the calls are not affected and the camera cut out will take a slight adjustment and I just slip the case off when I'm charging my phone.

I will never go back to a contract with any phone company, ever.

UPDATE 3/27/14

Although I still think this phone is nice for the price, there are some things I have noticed while using it more often. The phone has slow reaction at times. My "demands" are not always met with speed when texting or playing Bingo Bash, for example. Also, I cannot receive pictures directly in my text messages. I have to click on a link that takes me to an external source where my pictures are held for seven days, and that is if I can view them. I cannot seem to send pictures through text either (I have only tried once). Sending and receiving pictures through text is something I thought was standard on all cell phones but apparently not. I'm disappointed big time about that. All and all I still recommend this phone. It picks up my wifi with no problem and I can sync my email to it as well. It really reminds me of my now broken Galaxy S, except for the few disappointments.
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