BLU Studio 5.5 unveiled, a colorful no-contract phablet alternative

October 6, 2013
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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.

VIA: SlashGear


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  • Derail Doax

    Sort of want. If it cost $50 more at $229 and had a 720p screen I’d be VERY interested. I sold my Note 2 for $380 and bought an Asus Fonepad for $300. But the single core Atom processor is frustrating as hell. If I could turn around and sell my Fonepad for even $280 I’d totally consider rocking a Blu Studio 5.5……

    • Eastern37

      Why did you sell the note 2?

    • Randy Champ

      I want to know why you sell your note 2 too

  • Alain Lafond

    Yes, limited specs… But a very nice gift for a kid…

  • Chris h

    I have it an i like it yes is not a galaxy phone but I can do almostev erything with it all phones have problems but I can do things on it that I couldn’t do on my galaxy 2 all I am missing is the Samsung apps but I really didn’t use them anyway so if I have any problems I will put them up on here

  • Sapp

    I love my Blu studio 5.5 phone all I’m just wondering is if it has screenshot

    • Micah Bacchus

      Volume down button and power button together