The bad list is pretty short considering the price, but... Bluetooth is totally worthless for audio streaming unless you lay your phone perfectly still next to whatever it is paired with, and don't even think of turning on a fan in the same room.
The speaker is pretty bad, and the camera isn't nearly as good as it could be, but those are likely on par with other devices near this price.
Otherwise, this is a fantastic looking phone with a surprisingly good looking screen and decently smooth operation. The quick settings menu on the bottom is a welcome change and
All in all, I completely get the camera and the speaker, but I see no reason at all why the Bluetooth should be so horrible. If you're not a Bluetooth person, though, I'm not sure you'll find a better phone at this price.
AnonD-523325, 07 Apr 2016Okay so far so good. Really nice handset. Still trying to get used to the modified android(swi... moreYeah... the speaker is on the low side...
But then again it's a budget phone. Can't really expect more...
John_1, 06 Feb 2016Blu is behind the times. They mishmosh their phones so much. They have poor support and their ... moreI agree... BLU has relatively poor support for software updates.
Then again they produce budget phones with not enough resources and manpower in their company for software development. They do not have a budget like the Apples and Samsungs.
desire , 02 Feb 2016what's the WIFI connectivity?
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ?Yes and only 2.4 GHz support.
No support for 5 Ghz.
It's a budget phone so no AC wifi...
This phone does NOT seem to a support T-Mobile nor AT&Ts VoLTE and WiFi Calling features even though it offers Band 12 and 17.
Those features are seemed to be reserved for the big name smartphones such as the Apples, HTCs, Samsungs or LGs as they are likely to be "officially certified" by such mobile phone carriers.
Then again what do you expect from a $149 USD budget smartphone.
Since BLU phones are unlocked and most are Dual-SIM it is unlikely that GSM/LTE providers such as AT&T or T-Mobile would make a contract with them.
teenbean13, 05 May 2016I just got this phone yesterday. I absolutely love it. My only problem is that after charging ... moreYou have to charge the batery completa two or three times after the firts use
Will this phone work in the UK with phone services such as e.g. O2, Vodafone, EE?
I just got this phone yesterday. I absolutely love it. My only problem is that after charging it all night and closing all the apps after every use, the battery drained so quickly. Love the phone. Disappointed in battery power.
AnonD-523325, 07 Apr 2016Okay so far so good. Really nice handset. Still trying to get used to the modified android(swi... morehaving Band 12 and 17 also have VoLTE which T Mobile requires to use band 12?
And does it pick up Band 700A block of frequencies which share with Band 17?
I decided to buy this Phone because this page said it includes a gyroscope. Now that i have in my hands y realise it doesn't.... Not working with google cardboard
AnonD-523325, 07 Apr 2016Okay so far so good. Really nice handset. Still trying to get used to the modified android(swi... moreUpdate: So after fully charging battery overnight, i went through the day from 7 - 5 with moderate use(few phone calls, some texting, web brow0sing) and i came home with 75% remainging so the battery life is Definately a strong point. If you plan on getting this phone however, you should buy a backup usb-c cable because the one provider in the box is just a 3ft cable, but you get screen protector and clear case in the box too :)
Okay so far so good. Really nice handset. Still trying to get used to the modified android(switched from moto g). The camera is great, 4glte is good on art. No lag although you may notice a small delay when opening some apps particularly right after switching from another. Scrolling is fluid without chopping or stuttering. Battery life is ok( light app use should see you making it 24+ hrs, medium to heavy should last you a work day+). Display is pretty good. The only thing I'm not feeling is the speaker. It's not very loud and the sound quality is not the best(compared to the moto g's stereo speaker, it's a huge downgrade) but I mostly use headphones so not really much of a problem
Richard, 09 Feb 2016I bought one during the Best Buy $100 promotion. It has a beautiful display and it's very fas... moreHow is a 5.5 inch screen more like a tablet? Makes no sense. Everything else you said are OK with me since I don't know anything about this product because I haven't used one
Richard, 09 Feb 2016I bought one during the Best Buy $100 promotion. It has a beautiful display and it's very fas... morelitle tablet, I mean Im selling a minivan from dodge, but Im not sure if selling to you, I may I will encounter the issue that you are going to return it to me saying that it is a microbus, dude you have to read the specs first 5.5 is not like the mini smartphones you may use to have!!! LoL
Richard, 09 Feb 2016I bought one during the Best Buy $100 promotion. It has a beautiful display and it's very fas... moreHey Richard,
I had a similar problem with my sd card. 1st time I put it in.. it showed the card as only 2gb. I ejected the sd card and rebooted the phone. Then I tried the sd card again. The 2nd try it read the sd card fine.
Overall, I love this phone. It's a good balance of everything. I was about to get the zte zmax 2 for $80 at best buy, but decided on this because I liked the look and specs. Antutu benchmark 6.0.1 shows a score of about 35900. Not bad,.... better then a lg g2.
I bought one during the Best Buy $100 promotion. It has a beautiful display and it's very fast, but I returned it. It was faulty out of the box. It wouldn't recognise the sd card. The menu isn't close to stock Android and the buttons on the bottom of the screen are reversed. It's also large, more like a mini tablet than a phone. It's a steal at $100, but it's also got too many faults.