Big-screen phones are slowly becoming status symbols. However, if money is a big tight for you, getting one of the premium devices might strain your budget. And here is where BLU with its recently announced Studio 5.5 comes in. The phone is priced at a very affordable $179, and keep in mind that this is an off-contract price. The device will be up for grabs unlocked through Amazon and Best Buy in a few months. The handset also will be available in 30 countries in Latin America.
BLU Studio 5.5 Android 4.2 Phablet
The BLU Studio 5.5 offers huge screen and modest hardware, which accounts for its low price. The display measures 5.5 inches diagonally and offers 480 x 854 resolution, which translates to a pixel density of 178 ppi.
The phone’s surprisingly slim and lightweight body houses a quad-core 1.2 GHz MediaTek Cortex A7 processor with PowerVR SGX544 taking care of graphics. The handset comes with 1 GB of RAM and only 4 GB of internal memory. Luckily, there is a microSD slot for storage expansion supporting up to 32 GB cards.
The BLU Studio 5.5 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with auto focus, face detection, panorama mode, image stabilization and 1080p video capture. On the front resides a VGA camera perfect for video chatting. In terms of connectivity the phone offers GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB and Wi-Fi with hotspot capability.
Other features include dual-SIM, FM radio and a 2,250 battery capable of delivering up to 4 hours of talk time and up to 300 hours of standby time. The device runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and will be available in five color options including Slate Gray, Cyan Blue, Neon Yellow, Fashion Fuchsia and Ceramic White.
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