Nice phone and pretty good for the money. I was looking for a much cheaper alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. And this does tick all the boxes. The camera is fine, I have had no issues with using the apps that I use, BUT... and this is where the phone does fall down. The battery life is rubbish. Seriously, you charge it up, and then unplug it, and it begins to lose charge immediately. Which is a bit of an issue for me. True it does last through the day and into the evening, but if you charge up in the evening, unplug the phone and put it away, in the morning you will find you have already lost up to 15% of battery life. Since I am not using my phone in my sleep, and my phone experiences fairly heavy use during the day I can end the day on 1% of battery life. Since everything else works exactly as expected, I have decided to live with the poor battery life, for now.
Kkrlarj, 15 Oct 2016How do I get out of guest mode I ldk how it got activatedHave you had any chance taking guest mode off? I have the same problem
Does this phone have off line GPS function so not required to use data plan to locate where I am so can use this also has a portable GPS. Know some phones has off line/non data plan GPS function, not certain if this phone has it or not. Like to make certain before buying the phone
i bought this phone from 3 weeks ago, till now it is very good
-camera is fine i made a compare between it's camera (front, rear) and sony xperia z1 i found that photos from Blu is better that z1
-battery is good till now stay all the day with the natural use but i think the battery performance wiil appear clearly after a couple of months
-sound is suitable for most of users
- price is very good comparing to it's specs and other mobile with the same specs
- screen display is very good with high resoluation
-you may find small software bugs and this can be solved through updates but i don't know is there a plan for updating or not
I've had mine for about a week now, and it runs pretty fast, but I have to run it with the CareFree stock launcher, because any other launcher used totally disables all widgets. I used Nova Prime and talked to them about it. They said its a problem with this particular phone, and apparently it's an issue between the phone's hardware and Marshmallow 6.0. Some people on the Android forums with this issue have already talked to BLU about it, and they said they are working with Google to try to fix it. I hope they do, because I want my Nova Launcher back!
pet, 03 Oct 2016thanks mighty mouse.......if compared to redmi xiaomi note3.....which one is better?same price... moreHey Pet, I have A xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Gold.
I don't know about Blu but Note 3 is a fantastic phone. i have the 2GB variant and it is still very very smooth.
No lags at all. Camera is decent. Fingerprint Sensor is also very good.
The battery life is excellent.
Overall, this phone is very good for the price.
Hope this helped.
thanks mighty mouse.......if compared to redmi xiaomi note3.....which one is better?same price but rn3 is 2 gb ram 16 rom...and blu 5r is 3gb ram 32rom.....thanks...
pet, 01 Oct 2016does this fon have notification light? thanks No LED notification on the 5R. For some reason they took it out. Vivo 5 has it.
What happened with Gorilla Glass protection? This would be a flaw...