I had a Blu Studio XL for a year and loved it. I was looking for a smaller screen, LTE, and a better camera. I found it with this phone. Its a great looking phone. I have had it for 3 weeks now and no complaints. The only thing I noticed compared to my Studio XL phone was battery life. The Octa-core processor and the higher pixel screen draw more power from the battery. so I get about a day usage with this phone. I was spoiled with the Studio XL because I got at least 2 days of usage. so if you do casual web surfing emails and facebook. You should have no problems with this phone.
Jojo, 04 Jul 2016Why didn't work in Europe the phone has lte band 7 a european lte band, was it because your si... moreRefers to the difference between just the glass touch screen and the entire phone front(glass plus surrounding bezel and keys). For example if a phone had all glass touchscreen on the front the ratio would be 100%. If half the front was a touchscreen and half surrounding bezel then the ratio is 50%.
AnonD-552170, 23 Jun 2016I bought this phone in US and now I am using it in Europe. LTE is not working of course, but s... moreWhy didn't work in Europe the phone has lte band 7 a european lte band, was it because your sim provider didn't use this band for lte?
pardon for my ignorance, but can some one please tell me what---5.5 inches (~81.6% screen-to-body ratio) means???
I don't really know what screen to body ratio means!!!
I bought this phone in US and now I am using it in Europe. LTE is not working of course, but still on a good day I get up to 20 down and 5 up. One thing I observed immediately was that the buzzer (vibrator chip) had a cheap feel, like it had a lower frequency then in other phones. Hard to explain, it just felt cheaper. But it has become less irritating, either it has been "burnt in" or I have got used to it.
Other then that I must say it is a great phone. I have been using it for 2 months now. The camera is great. The battery life is the best I have had in any phone. Still have to charge it every night though, but I always have 30% left when it is time to plug in a charger. I am not a heave user with games and web browsing, but I use Google maps a lot.
Other phones has left me stranded with an empty battery in the afternoons because of Google maps. So I was forced to have an extra battery pack with me to be able to perform my work. This has so far not been necessary with this phone.
Its a little bit big as all other 5,5 phones. 64 gig SD card slot is great. The dual SIM system with either a SD card or a nano SIM in the same slot is stupid. Ok, you can have dual SIM, but who doesn't wan't to have music on a SD card on their phone? On top of that, if you have (like me) a SD card and a Micro SIM in the 2 slots, then the phone calls that SIM number 2! Shouldn't this be the standard setup and in this configuration the SIM should be named number 1. It doesn't make a difference but when I was unboxing the phone and started it up for the first time it confused me, and I thought I had put the SIM in the wrong slot.
Small complaints, all in all its a great phone. I have never felt that this phone is a low budget phone.
Al, 30 Mar 2016I received my Blu Studio One Plus, having purchased it because of the large 5.5" HD display an... moreNice input. I was having the same question why BLU could make a phone with over 81% of screen to body ratio! So they couldn't and faked it.
can some one please tell me if this device, is built in metal frame,and also if the back cover is metal or is all plastic?
It will last all day and even give you a few hours the next day.This is usually with low to moderate use. For heavy users, you'll get 4 hours of screen on time.
help!!, 30 Apr 2016can somebody tellme wich is the best option between the BLU Studio One Plus or the life one X ... moreThese phones have the same camera's both upfront and back. The processor is the same with the same amount of ram and GPU graphics as well. They both have the same UI with 5.1 near stock experience. The only different is the screen size and the back of the Life One X is a rubbery plastic while the One Plus looks to be a metal back or a smooth plastic. I have the Life One X and its a fast phone for $149. You cannot go wrong with either.
can somebody tellme wich is the best option between the BLU Studio One Plus or the life one X (2016), about camera quality, heavy gaming, processor speed, and battery performance???
If you need a great phone with a so so camera, this one works. It's not as good of cameras as the 640xl lumia. That I can say for sure. I came from a lumia 640xl to this. Not even close on the camera. Performance wise , the speed is great. Very fast phone. Screen is fine also. No complaints. Just the camera...
I originally intended to purchase the BLU Vivo 5 but there was none in stock. I then noticed the Studio One Plus on display and after checking it out for about 5 minutes (love how it felt in my hand) I bought it. I've had it for about 3 weeks now and it has been great so far. The display is much sharper than the Vivo 5 and the battery life is amazing compared to my old phone. 1 charge easily lasts me 2 days doing mostly texts, emails and making calls, with some light web browsing. WiFi reception is excellent and 4G connection speeds have also been good. I love the pure stock Android experience it has and I'm glad that BLU stayed with stock and didn't skin it like the Vivo 5 and Vivo XL. I wish it had double tap to turn on the screen but that is a minor gripe. The camera is OK in bright conditions but low light makes it harder to focus but i know this is to be expected in this price range.
I would have preferred the larger storage and RAM of the Vivo 5 but I have been very happy with the Studio One Plus. I hope BLU keeps its promise to upgrade it to Android 6 but based on its past record, I won't hold my breath.
I received my Blu Studio One Plus, having purchased it because of the large 5.5" HD display and supposed small size. The specs from Blu are that the phone is 143.5mm tall & 71.2mm wide. The thickness given is inconsistent -- one place on their info sheet says 7.6mm thick, & another says 8.7mm thick.
It seems Blu can't even measure the size of their phones! I measure 152.8mm tall, 76.4mm wide, & about 8.5mm thick. So in actuality, the footprint isn't "small" like I thought based on Blu's specs, but rather quite average. It about the same as the Honor 5X, which has the same size screen & resolution, and has a very desirable fingerprint reader. It's nowhere close to the 81% screen-to-body ratio mentioned is several places.
Nice job, Blu!