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BLU Studio 5.0 C HD Quad Core - Unlocked Cell Phone - (Blue)

4.2 out of 5 stars 1,552 customer reviews
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US GSM (U)
Blue
  • Unlocked Dual SIM Phone
  • 5.0inch HD Display (720x1280): 8MP Autofocus Camera with LED Flash, and 2MP front camera, HD Video HD recording (1080p)
  • 1.3GHz Quad-core, Android 4.4 Kit Kat
  • 4GB Internal memory with 1GB RAM with Micro SD Slot up to 32GB
  • 4G HSPA+ up to 21Mbps 850/1700/1900: Nationwide Coverage on the Following Carriers:
  • Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
  • 4 GB Storage Capacity (Estimated Free Space 2.25 GB)
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Product Features

Offer Type: US GSM (U) | Color: Blue
  • Size (LWH): 5.1 inches, 3.4 inches, 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 5.92 ounces
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Product Description

Offer Type: US GSM (U) | Color: Blue

Product Description

Beautiful design and a powerful performance, the Studio 5.0C HD, enhanced with Android 4.4 Kit Kat featuring a 5.0" HD display for viewing pleasure, powerful 1.3 GHz Quad Core processing for fast response and a great 8MP camera.

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Product Information

Offer Type:US GSM (U)  |  Color:Blue
Product Dimensions 5.1 x 3.4 x 0.4 inches
Item Weight 5.9 ounces
Shipping Weight 12 ounces
ASIN B00M78E2I4
Item model number D534U Blue
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 1,552 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #109,848 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
#360 in Electronics > Outlet
#2,238 in Cell Phones & Accessories > Unlocked Cell Phones
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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From the Manufacturer

What color represents you?

The Studio series just got some new color to it!

Offered in 6 colors, the Studio 5.0 C HD will impress anyone at

first sight with it's sleek design and dynamic colors.

Technology OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) CPU Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 GPU Mali-400
Memory Internal 4 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM External Card slot- microSD, up to 32 GB
Battery Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery Talk time Up to 10 hours
Camera Primary: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels Secondary: 2 MP Video 1080p@30fps

BLU Studio 5.0 C HD Quad Core, Android 4.4 KK, 4G HSPA+, 8MP Camera - Unlocked Cell Phones -Blue


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Style Name: US GSM (U)Color: Pink Verified Purchase
I ordered the phone a couple days ago and my initial impressions are that this is a very nice phone for the money. I previously owned a Moto G, and this is similar in terms of quality.

Initial impressions:
1) The phone is VERY pink. Not unpleasantly so, but much more PINK than the iPhone 5C, for example. The boldness of the pink is muted somewhat by the enclosed TPU case. The case fits well and is included free.
2) The enclosed screen protector is of poor quality. I will wait until another company makes one and then add one. Without one, the screen does collect fingerprints fairly easily. come armed with a microfiber cloth if this bothers you.
3) Text, movies, etc all look nice on the phone, and it is pleasant to hold. It is weighty enough to feel "not cheap," but not heavy enough to feel HEAVY.
4)Dual sims were easy to assign/manage
5) The camera takes surprisingly good pictures! There are also several settings and modes available from within the app.

These are initial impressions. I will update the review in a few days to give an opinion on battery life.

Hope this helps someone!

UPDATE...BATTERY LIFE:
So far, battery life appears to be low average. Keep in mind that this is with very moderate use. I don't play games,and I don't really stream a lot of music or videos. You should be able to get through the day with basic use. If you stream music or play a bunch of games, pack a charger.

UPDATE...Software:
The phone ships with pretty much stock Android. There is no Google Now in the launcher when swiping to the right, though. A few curious inclusions, given the lack of space: the olden-day Android browser as well as Chrome. The old stock SMS app in addition to Hangouts.
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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

Packaging:
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.

Functionality:
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.
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Style Name: US GSM (U)Color: Pink Verified Purchase
Had it for like four days. Previous phone was an HTC 8x from T-Mobile.
Okay, I was running on an Alcatel one touch evolve for the past 3 months since my 8x decided to brick on me....I researched all the possible unlocked 'budget phones' I could get for a reasonable amount of money. I saw the moto g, the L90, the oneplus one, even an old S3. Then came along BLU.....the phone that intrigued me the most was the life 8 for its processor and nice specs....but then I heard about the studio 5.0c HD.....50$ less, slower processor but otherwise similar specs. I bought it expecting decent performance considering the lack of notoriety of the manufacturer. Boy was I wrong! This phone has excelled in practically everything I've thrown at it so far. Both cameras are light years away from any budget phone...the quad core processor works more than well with KitKat(I have not tried out games)...HSDPA speeds serve my social media needs just fine....and it came with a cool case, earphones and a workable screen protector. I don't think I could of thought of a better off contract 150$ phone. Thank you BLU....so far, of course.

P.s. the only con that keeps it from being rated 5 stars is the battery life and facial unlock....other than those minor chinks....definitely a moto g killer.
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Style Name: US GSM (U)Color: Blue Verified Purchase
Lately, BLU has been causing quite a stir with it's line of low-end KitKat phones, that don't really seem that low-end.

Case in point: the BLU Studio 5.0C HD. What you have here is a quad-core phone with 1GB of RAM, and a 720p display. It's a dual SIM phone and accepts a microSD card of up to 64GB.

Here's the rundown on the specs:

5.0-inch 1280×720 IPS HD Display
MediaTek Quad-core MT6582 1.3GHz processor
Mali 400 GPU
1GB of RAM
4GB of storage with a microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB
8MP shooter on the back
2MP front-facing shooter
WiFi b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
Dimensions: 145 x 73 x 9.7 mm
Dual-SIM
Bands Supported: 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1900/2100
2000mAh removable battery
So why is this phone with specs almost 2 years old a big deal? Well, it's $149. You own it. No contract, and it's unlocked so you can take it (with some drawbacks) to almost any carrier you choose.

Hardware

For a low-end phone, it certainly does not feel cheap. It's grip is on par with some HTC phones, and possibly feels a bit better. BLU added a color matching ear piece on the front of the phone, which I thought was a cool touch.

About that 720p display - while that resolution might sounds low given today's qHD and 1080p phone screens, it is surprisingly good. With a DPI border lining on "retina display" quality, and an IPS screen....well I don't think you will be disappointed. The screen is bright and easy on the eyes.

Moving right along to the processor... Under the hood, you'll find a MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM.
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