Blu Studio 5.5S Unlocked Cellphone, White
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- 5.5 inch IPS Display: QHD (540x960)8MP Camera with LED Flash with HD recording (1080p), 2MP Front Camera
- 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Unlocked Dual SIM Phone; 3.5mm Audio Jack, FM Radio, MP3 Player, MP4 Player
- 3G & 4G HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps 850/1700/1900: Nationwide AT&T: Cricket Wireless, 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.
- The Studio 5.5 S bundles a premium design, affordability and simplicity all in one incredible package. This user friendly smartphone runs on Android V4.2 Jellybean, featuring a 5.5" display, Quad Core 1.3 GHz processor and 8MP camera. Stay in touch via Facebook, Whatsapp, and more!
- 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.
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What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the carrier's SIM card into the phone and you're ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it's as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
What are the benefits of an unlocked phone?
Freedom: Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier.
Travel: Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It's as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Selection: Choose the phone with the features you want, whether or not your carrier sells it, and get more service options without a contract.
How do I set up my unlocked phone?
The first thing you’ll need is a SIM card for your desired carrier. When activated, the SIM card will let your phone connect to your carrier’s network. If you decide to upgrade to a newer unlocked phone in the future, you can easily remove the SIM card from your old phone and put it in your new phone—just make sure you get the right size of SIM card (nano, micro, or standard) for your phone. If you want to use your phone while traveling internationally, you can easily buy a SIM card for a carrier that operates where you’re traveling. As long as it’s activated, you can just swap SIM cards when you arrive at your destination.
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|Camera Description||Primary: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, image stabilization, Video: 1080p@30fps|Secondary: 2 MP||5 MP||8.0||13.0||8.0||13.0|
|Screen Size||5.5 in||5 in||5||6||5||5.5|
|Item Dimensions||3.06 x 6.14 x 0.35 in||2.8 x 5.7 x 0.3 in||0.31 x 5.71 x 2.84 in||0.3 x 6.4 x 3.2 in||0.3 x 5.6 x 2.7 in||0.33 x 6 x 2.98 in|
|Item Weight||5.86 ounces||3.32 ounces||0.5 lb||0.5 lb||0.95 lb||0.5 lb|
|Operating System||Android OS, V4.2 Jelly Bean||Android||android 6.0||Android||android 6.0||google_android|
Find everything you need rightat your fingertips. Work or play, rain or shine – STUDIO 5.5 S comes preloaded with all the Google services you need to make this device truly yours. And with Google Play, you have access to all the music, movies, and apps you want. Thinner than its predecessor at 8.9mm, this Phablet stuns at first glance. As big as it is, comfort is not an issue with its ergonomic and thin design Access 3G & 4G blazing speeds at a moments notice Multitask all you want thanks to the 1.3Ghz Quadcore processor purring on this bad boy. Your video game’s and power point presentation's will jump out of the screen thanks to the Arm Mali - 400 GPU
Top customer reviews
-The price. When I saw this phone and its specifications I thought it would be at least $350, but I was pleasantly surprised when this phone was roughly half of that.
-5.5 inch screen (great for reading and typing emails/documents)
-8 megapixel rear camera (with flash) and a 2 megapixel front camera
-Good speaker compared to what I have had in the past
-Comes with a phone case and screen protector
-The phone case protects the phone somewhat, but it won't protect against accidental drops like a hard case will
-It is hard to find a case other than the one provided that is specifically made for the 5.5S (I solved this by getting a small purse that is just big enough to carry my phone, wallet, keys, etc.)
-Nothing about the phone itself.
Overall opinion: I would recommend this to anyone who wants a Samsung, but can't afford one. It is sleek and fast. Its expandable memory is great and I really like the overall design of the phone. Although I don't like the case it comes with, it an easy fix if you're creative.
*** Update*** Ive had this phone now for about 2 months. I can ONLY say that Im more impressed now than I was!! No glitches, no freezing, no issues of any kind! I use this phone daily, and I am completely impressed with its performance and everyone that Ive shown the phone to is impressed with it as well! my ONLY issue is that cases are kind of hard to find to protect the phone, but I did find some. other than the case issue, I can only say that Im LOVING this phone!!! you cant go wrong with it! If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would!!***
Ive only got ONE word to describe this phone.... WOW!!!!!! for the price,the features, the performance... you cannot go wrong with this phone!!! I got two of them one for my husband and one for myself. the first "glitch" I encountered (if you want to call it that) was with the sd card door. in playing with it, I saw two little arrows, and slid the latch forward, toward the top of the phone and it promptly popped right open!! I put the card in, slid the door back into place.. and that was done!! that is one complaint.. the instructions say nothing about sliding the door, and the only way I knew how to do that was I happened to see the arrows on the door itself. the second complaint, its new enough, its hard to find cases for them. Other than that.. this phone is absolutely amazing! I finally found cases for the phone to keep it protected, so I am totally thrilled with the purchase!! Ok, so, now that those "issues" are solved, on with the review...
in opening the box, be prepared, this phone is LARGE!! Im coming from a Tmobile prism here, so next to that this phone is HUGE! I thought for a brief moment that it was going to be an issue.. its NOT.. it grows on you quickly! the phone is solid, lightweight and super super responsive. its far and away the easiest phone Ive ever transferred to! basically, it does it for you! actually, as far as weight goes, my old phone weighs more! the sound quality is fantastic, the camera is a delight. auto focus, flash, it even gives you options to customize the pictures! the display on the phone is bright and clear, with options to customize the brightness. I chose this phone because I wanted a Samsung galaxy phone, without having to pay the Samsung prices! I got what I wanted and more!
The phone is solid feeling without being heavy. it comes out of the box with a screen protector, little bumper case, charging equipment (the cables are flat! I love them!! they dont twist around and become hard to keep where they are handy!) and a set of ear buds with different size sleeves. and there is a microphone with the earbuds!! the cable to these is also flat!! sound quality is amazing with them and the microphone is clear as a bell!
As I said before, the only setup problem I encountered was with the SD card door. I tried gently to pry it up, to no avail, then saw the little arrows on the sides of the door itself. I slid it up, it went easily, the card went in, and then I shut the door and pulled it back down.. NOWHERE in the directions did it have the instructions to do that! beyond that.. I had absolutely no issues at all!
for us "older folks", there is an option for text sizes and even hearing aid compatibility! the video quality on this phone is fantastic! its large enough to where you can watch a video without getting eyestrain!
texting is a breeze with this phone with the talk to text function. if you prefer to use a keyboard, the onscreen keyboard is great, turn it on its side and it actually gives you a keyboard that you can use comfortably! there is also a function that will read the texts to you.
for the money, personally I dont think you can get a better phone than this! Blu is an up and coming company based out of Miami, FL. I called tech support to see if they had cases that hadnt hit the internet site yet, but they did not. HOWEVER, they do have a "parts" site based out of TX so that if you lose the back, the camera goes bad, etc, you can order parts for the phone at really decent prices. if you need a new battery, they have them for $25!
Would I buy a BLU again? In a split second!!! The price is right, the features are amazing, the quality is fantastic and its probably as versitile as a computer in your hands. OH.. the phone also will take a 64g sd card with no issues at all!
If you have ANY questions about buying this phone, contact me! Ill be thrilled to answer any questions that you might have regarding this phone!!
I want the money back of the phone.