Some customers who are just beginning their adventure with smartphones may care more about basic functions and price than features and brand. If you are one of those users, then you will be happy to know that BLU has released two new devices for US market, namely the BLU Studio 5.0 II and BLU Advance 4.0. Both phones fit perfectly into entry-level and budget-conscious segment and are priced accordingly. The BLU Studio 5.0 II costs $139 and the price of the BLU Advance 4.0 is set at $89. Both devices are on sale unlocked and contract-free.
BLU Studio 5.0 II vs. BLU Advance 4.0
Both phones are similar in terms of specs, though not identical. The BLU Studio 5.0 II, true to its name, features a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The BLU Advance 4.0, on the other hand, has a 4-inch screen with 800 x 480 resolution. The bigger Studio 5.0 II sports a 2,000 mAh battery, while the Advance 4.0 comes with a 1,600 mAh cell.
Screen size and battery capacity aside, the phones are the same in terms of specs. Both devices are powered by 1.3 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processors and offer 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD slot.
Photographic experience is delivered by dual cameras: 5-megapixel on the back and VGA on the front panel. Both phones are quad-band, offering support GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and HSPA 21+ 850/1700/1900 MHz connectivity, and since the phones come SIM-free, you should have no problem using them on AT&T or T-Mobile.
The OS of choice in either case is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.