We’re guessing BLU’s recent plunge into higher-end, LTE-capable Android territory didn’t make much of a difference for the fledgling Miami-based phone maker’s reputation and profits, as the OEM is already back to its old ways.
As if there wasn’t enough choice in the budget arena, four, count’em, four new BLU low-cost handhelds are up for grabs via Amazon starting today. The zippiest, baddest and priciest of the bunch is the Studio 5.0 C HD, a $149 five-incher that is probably aimed at Motorola’s upcoming Moto G2.
Like the unannounced Moto, the Studio boasts 720p screen resolution and packs quad-core processing power. Of course, we don’t expect the G2 to rely on MediaTek for its onboard chip option, so point Motorola.
Then again, the Studio 5.0 C HD is much cheaper than the G2 will ever go for unlocked, plus it tows a bitchin’ (by entry-level standards) 8-megapixel camera. The 2,000 mAh battery isn’t half bad either, while the 4 GB of internal storage is, but at least it can be expanded via microSD.
Moving on to even cheaper shores, the Studio C Mini costs $119, the Studio 5.0 C is $109, and finally, the Studio 5.0 CE goes for an incredible $89. All four, plus the Studio 5.0 C HD, run Android 4.4 KitKat out the box, otherwise accommodating mostly cringeworthy specs.
For instance, they all feature 512 MB of RAM. The C Mini is a 4.7-incher with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, whereas the other two are, you guessed it, five-inchers with 854 x 480 pix. Oh, and the 5.0 C and 5.0 CE come with horrible 3 MP main snappers in tow.
So yeah, they’re affordable, but are they affordable enough?