More for less. In a nutshell, that’s the motto of BLU Products, an up-and-coming mobile phone manufacturer based in Miami, Florida which intends to prove not all low-cost handhelds have to be made in China.
BLU has been dishing out budget-conscious smartphones in North America for a while now, offering quite the impressive bang for buck factors, but their newest additions to the Advance and Studio lines are likely to wow the most.
Granted, they’re fairly retro-looking (read ugly), chunky and laggy, however the Advance 4.0 costs $89 and the Studio 5.0 II goes for $139. Both come pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and essentially the biggest upgrade from previous BLU contenders is they work on most US and Canadian networks (from AT&T to Rogers and T-Mobile), including with HSPA+ speeds.
Still not impressed? Then let me ask you this: know of any other gizmo aside from the Studio 5.0 II that’s priced under 150 bucks and sports a spacious 5-inch IPS panel and dual-core 1.3 GHz CPU? How about any $90 slabs of silicon with the same SoC running the hardware show and a 4-inch 480 x 800 pixels resolution display?
Again, the lists of features on the whole are practically appalling, but the quality-pricing ratios are unbeatable. Provided you really can’t afford to cough up, say, $180.
Via [PR Newswire]