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I have bought 5 BLU phones in the past, they were ok to a little above ok. This phone is no where near the quality, speed , etc. that I expected. I would NEVER recommend this phone to anyone, even to someone I don't like. Total junk
Exasperating and not worth the money. At first I thought it was a great deal, but then it started to suck around the third week. Wonder how many good reviews were written the first week of use.
Basically, I kept getting errors for "no SIM card " and "mobile data unavailable" which were corrected easily at first by rebooting, then later it would take about 5 reboots to fix. It was getting progressively worse. Then when I tried to fix the problems by switching on the right settings, the options were greyed out/unclickable/inaccessible. So I couldn't fix these repeated problems.
I spent time researching these errors and trying solutions but weirdly, things only corrected themselves right when I began processing the return! WoOOOoo.. maybe it's psychic and knows I hate it lol. I guess if you're tech savvy and poor, this would be a great choice for you, but this has started to glitch out on me and I haven't downloaded a single app, or taken a single photo or put on a single audio file. I only had downloaded three PDFs and then it gave me a message about wasted file space & to delete unwanted files. Oh and even though I downloaded a PDF reader, it works only sporadically and sometimes the app shows up and sometimes it doesn't. I don't even feel like bothering to find out why; this phone is taking up too much time to fix for a brand new phone.
PROS: 1.Value for money 2. Cheapest smartphone I could find on Amazon with some reviews 3. Sleek and easy to grip 4. Android 5. Comes with silicon phone case
CONS: 1. Processor is slow, things take time to open 2. Old way of pattern or number unlock. 3. Two step open. Have to touch the check button to unlock after putting in the unlock pattern/number 4. Phone speaker volume could be a bit better 5. My phone clock was set to EST, couldn’t get it to be on PST 6. Charges slowly
I like the phone as it is dual SIM card capable it works with GSM providers only it won't work with CDMA providers due to it not using MEID it uses IMEI only most carriers Look for IMEI numbers instead
I noticed a hidden Malware component that is in the system ui of Android go oreo edition I used Malwarebytes anti-malware for Android and it flagged the system ui component as such as potentially unwanted program that's the only anti-malware scanner detecting it as such also I like how opera mini is included instantly
I purchased this as a "family phone," so the kids would have a basic way to call and text while they are out roaming the neighborhood. I thought it was great that it had such garbage reviews - that meant the kids wouldn't want to be on it! But, it has such poor processing that it is enraging to try to make a call or send a text. You can type out an entire sentence before the first letter even appears. The call quality is abysmal. This isn't even a good junk phone! its literal garbage, but I will be sending it back for a refund instead of just trashing it.
Good small phone. Perfect for basic web usage. Best at text and calls. The picture quality is wonderful. Pictures are better taken outside for better quality. Honestly, I like my Blu, I only bought this small phone because I wanted to test if it worked with my sim card. It does, I plan to buy the higher Priced Blu. For now and for my usage, its perfect. I do admit, as stated before, due to the ram size it is slow if using it for web or facebook, etc. But if need a cheap, Durable phone for just calls and text, then this one is good. Or for you children. You can use the wed, but loading is slow.
Realistically, why would one want to search on a small screen anyway.
Mostly, I only use a smartphone for phone calls or messaging. So I have no idea about any other functions it may have. In the past, BLU phones have not performed very well for me. This one so far has performed much better.
Very bad phone!! Do not buy this!! I bought it and have used it for a month. It gradually got slower and slower and the camera is 🤮🤮 VERY BAD!! It charges so slow. Lasts for 30 mins and dies. I once accidentally dropped it from 6 feet. The whole screen shattered! There were lines coming from the LCD, and the camera popped out! Then it started smoking and got very hot. I threw it away. I woke up the next day to throw away the trash and opened the lid. Boy did that stink! The phone was now changing colors and was in 3 different pieces. It smelled like skunk fart and took hours to get rid of out of the garage. I almost fainted taking the phone out to put in a ziplock bag because I didn’t want the garbage men to faint! I put it in the ziplock bag. I THEN SAW LIQUID IN THE BAG. I THEN PUT IT BACK IN THE GARBAGE AND BOUGHT A NEW IPHONE 11. Do not recommend to anyone for whatever reason. I could barely run any games on this phone when I was using it too.
Worst phone I've ever bought, can't install anything from play store, I factory reset and still can't install anything and whats even worst is that after inserting my Sim card, the phone won't even show me not one contact from my Sim, total waste of my money...
Waste of money. I bought as a cheap solution to traveling in Europe for work. Here's the breakdown: 1) cant run maps. Just dont bother, I topped up the data and it cant even track my actual location effectively let alone do navigation. 2) cant receive calls from US numbers. I tried everything, tried dialing with and without the US country exit code, tried dialing from multiple US phones. Same result. It connects but the message is always that "the party you are trying to reach is unavailable". Tried a different SIM in the phone, same result. I can call TO US numbers no problem but receiving fails every time.
End result: I'm going to have to buy another phone and transfer SIM for use in the EU. Might work fine if literally all you want it to make and receive calls within the EU, otherwise miserable failure that will end up costing me more money than I paid for the damn thing.
This phone is perfect for my son, who is always breaking his. It's inexpensive yet performs as well as his old smartphone. It's an unbeatable value! He put his SIM card from his old phone into this one and was instantly connected. I would highly recommend it.