BLU Products might not be at the top of the list when it comes to Android smartphone manufacturers but there is no denying that they offer affordable and sometimes interesting options. One such offering is the new BLU Studio 5.5 which may or may not be the budget phablet that you are looking for.
As if having a giant-sized smartphone isn't eye-catching enough, BLU wants your next device to shout your uniqueness with five color options which includes bright shades of yellow, pink, and cyan, along with the usual white and black. These smartphones are, of course, Google Play certified, so you get access to the usual variety of apps, games, books, music, and video, of course depending on market availability.
Things go a slightly different turn here, depending on your preferences. The Studio 5.5, as the name implies, sports a generous 5.5-inch display. However, do not plan on watching your high quality videos just yet as the screen only supports a 480x854 resolution. It runs on a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, the chip of choice for budget devices. It only has 4 GB of internal storage but is expandable with a microSD card. The 5 megapixel rear camera is capable of shooting 1080p videos. At least it is running Andoroid 4.2 Jelly Bean, so you wouldn't be far behind the latest, at least for another half-month or so.
If the specs don't seem like something to die for, the price point might be. The BLU Studio 5.5 phablet will be available from retailers such as Amazon without any contract for an enticing price of $179.