I bought this phone to replace my Blu Studio 5.5. With this phone, I finally have a decent camera. It takes perfect pictures, and decent video. Mostly, the phone is fast and the RAM and ROM is MUCH better with this phone. I was concerned when replacing the Studio 5.5 that wouldn't be able to afford a larger size phone that does all that I would require, so it was a relief when I found this affordable phone, and really excited when I put the two phones side by side and saw how much bigger the XL2 is over the 5.5; and I was really pleased that the old phone was able to transmit my personal files to the new phone.
I was NOT happy with all of the advertising, and how much advertising is connected to Apps via PLAY STORE. It's difficult to find apps that are free and do not have apps- it just takes a little effort to find the ones that are w/out. Pay for an app or 2 and no ads, is worth it. There are apps that remove advertising.
I am still getting used to the differences in how this phone operates v. my last phone, but I am really loving this phone.
What you get for the money is quite a lot. I do wish it had more than 16G but I had to get a phone right that second and only had X amount to spend at the time. But, I'm happy with this phone so far. At least I don't keep a lot of pictures or videos on the phone, so it should last long enough for my purposes.
Blu Disappointed, 15 Aug 2017I've read several comments about the problems others are having. Camera, sd card, music, speak... moreI had the same problem with hearing volume, then I realized the problem was me. I wasn't used to a 6 inch phone so I wasnt holding the speaker exactly at my ear. Make sure you're holding the phone at your ear correctly. The top 30% of your ear should be visible when using
Here's the deal this phone is shit. Excuse my language but that is the only way to describe this phone. Extreme lag, crappy picture quality, Bluetooth problems, GPS locator extremely off and the list goes on and on. Let me save you all some time DON'T BUY THIS PHONE. Spend a extra $100 and go get yourself a legit brand phone from HTC, Apple, or Samsung. Worst choice of my life.
This phone does have a recent OTA patch that fixes the trojan and removes 4 bloatware games and apps. There will be no "root check error" on wireless update. Trojan in the "HTMLviewer" file that was non-removable is also repaired. OTA patch was dated 16 June 2017. Battery on phone really does live up to it's promises!
I've had phone for two weeks had nothin but troble seems to have a mind of its own,wish I never bought it
So I've had this blu device for almost 2 weeks now, pro's great battery life I've hardly had to charge the phone and I'm a power user, whenever I play music on the phone it just laughs at me I could literally be playing music for days the most I've seen the battery drop while playing music is about 10% , secondly the screen is HUGE, 6 inches is nothing to laugh at ,though it's 720p and not very pixel dense you will see pixels but I wasnt enough to let me hate it (Movies are awesome on the device especially when you're on the go).My productivity has increased typing up docs is a breeze,video editing you name it, 2G ram doesn't seem like a lot now but it's more than adequate for light multitasking, Speakers are loud, very loud ,call quality is great as well. Also I don't have big hands and I don't really have a problem getting around the screen with 1 hand and I've never really felt like I was going to drop it , the best part about this is putting the phone in my skinny jeans ,sure that pocket is now only for the phone but at least I can take it with me and it only peeks out a bit . Look out for the next post about the cons I'll let you know what's up and tell me what you think.
I've had my BLU now for 3 months, and I couldn't be happier. Everything works like it's supposed to, and I've had none of the issues I see other reviews complaining about. I can hear everything perfectly loud and clear during calls, the Bluetooth is reliable, I can move my apps from SD card to sim and back, change my alert tones and alarm tones with ease, create ringtones from my music and so on. Im glad I picked this as my replacement phone. The only issue I've had with the phone is a lack of cases for it, and in looking at the big picture, lol if that's the only thing I ever find wrong with it, then I can deal with that.
the phone has problem with the following
does not read SD ,
does not allow to use your own music for alarms even if saved in music internal storage folder,
the software in general bad , does not allow for modification
i downloaded many external software to replace the phones software
the speaker is not great
I've read several comments about the problems others are having. Camera, sd card, music, speakers etc...
And, I have to agree. This phone is very difficult. The most annoying for me is the speakers. When a call comes in you can barely hear the person, and they can barely hear you! The position of the speaker on this phone is all wrong.
I have an iPhone 7, and I bought the Blu for the 2 chip capability. Problem is it's very difficult to hear when talking to a person, and vise a versa.
I've done the volume trick everyone else has done, and it barely helps. My neighbor loves the phone, but, she has the same problem when trying to talk with someone. You have to turn the phone over and talk and listen from the same speaker. There is no way you can hold it like a regular cell phone and just talk away.
Anonymous, 28 May 2017This version of Android requires you setup SD cards as internal storageWhy doesnt this phone transfer apps to SD cards
This is a really good phone at a really great value especially if you want a large screen phone, however it does have its pros and its cons. I have only had minor glitches with the network connectivity but overall its been great its 4G LTE is super fast and the WI-FI antenna is phenomenal but i agree with the previous review on this site when it comes to the Bluetooth it is wonky at times but it would probably be reliable enough for most people. The speed of the phone is also modernly fast and good for day to day use with popular apps however i recommend you get the lite versions of Facebook and Messenger since they are more lightweight, The screen (contrary to other reviews i have seen) is actually decent and has a good back-light and HD videos have a sharp appearance.The battery life on this phone is without a doubt the best thing about this phone i have stress tested this on day trips and it has held up beating any expectations you may have and i feel like it charges faster than other phones i have had. Now lets move on to the cons :(, the speaker and even the headphone jack is really substandard for music and video but notifications are pretty loud, so if your a music playing through the speaker kind of person don't buy this phone for that reason you will be disappointed. But overall this phone is a GOOD purchase to be had and i would recommend it especially for the price considering it has a huge screen and awesome battery!
Tito, 02 May 2017Does it use nano sim or micro sim? It accepts micro SIM cards, but any reputable dealer will have cutters and adapters that will allow you to use any size card with the device.