BLU got a new phone which is being called Studio View XL. BLU is a brand that is releasing many phones under it’s name. Let’s go over the specs.
Main specs: 5.7 inch Display, 720×1440 pixels screen, IPS LCD type, Android 7.0 Nougat, Mediatek MT6580 Chipset, Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz with Cortex-A7 cores, microSD card support up to 64GB, 16GB Internal storage, 1GB of RAM, 13.0MP main camera, 5MP front facing camera and 3000mAh battery!
This is an entry Android smartphone. It even cost less than Xiaomi Redmi 5. It doesn’t come with a home button but just a front screen with 3 buttons built into the display. In terms of weight it’s fairly heavy with 174 grams but it makes sense since the large display. Pretty thick too with 9.3mm thickness.
You don’t get any 60fps 1080p recording or 4K resolution. The Bluetooth version is also just 4.0 not even 4.1 or 4.2. And microUSB 2.0 is being used as USB connector.
But it’s nice that it packs a fingerprint sensor. Something that most people is using 2018. Some advanced smartphone users have even started to use face unlock. I use that feature on my Galaxy S8 and works 90% of the time! Which is very impressive how technology is improving. I can even use it to login to websites.
The colours it comes in are Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Silver! Another great thing about the battery is that it’s a removable variant. Something that not even Samsung likes to put in their phones. Now they are moving more to back covers which you cannot remove. Probably they do it to make more money.
The battery will last for up to 625 hours in 3G standby and up to 16 hours talk time with 3G. Sadly this phone doesn’t seem to feature 4G which is a downside for most people.
I did a quick comparison a couple of months ago where I compared a Nokia 3310 vs. brand new high-end Samsung phone. It was quite fun to do!