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BLU Studio One UK 4G Smartphone £69.99 @ Amazon

£69.99 @ Amazon
5.0 inch HD curved touch display 720 x 1280 with IPS technology 13 MP main camera + 5 MP front camera with built in f2.0 aperture, blue glass filter and LED flash 1.3 GHz Quad Core MeditaTek pro…
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5.0 inch HD curved touch display 720 x 1280 with IPS technology

13 MP main camera + 5 MP front camera with built in f2.0 aperture, blue glass filter and LED flash

1.3 GHz Quad Core MeditaTek processor

16 GB Internal memory and 2 GB RAM with Micro SD up to 64 GB

4G LTE (1/3/20/38/40) and 3G(900/2100)

Box Contains

Handset,USB Cable,Headset,Cover,Screen Protector,Quick Guide,SIM Tool

This is Dual Sim OR Single Sim + Micro SD
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11 Likes
deany76
Looks like a great phone at a very good price point - amazon 30 day "No Quibble" cant go wrong
This wont go too hot as supply wont be able to handle demand - unless amazon have a ton of stock.
☞ Accepts SD cards
Hot.



​headphone slot too
7 Likes
In terms of Mediatek I think people are overreacting when it's a budget phone. You're never going to get a stronger performance Snapdragon/Exynos processor than Mediatek for the same price unless there's some big glitch.
I've used all kinds of phones and for the average user of chrome, Facebook, phone calls, texting, YouTube you're not going to have a vastly different experience.
Benchmarks aren't real world and can be manipulated by software and hardware just like the emissions tests that Volkswagen gamed. Even benchmarking after 30 minutes of resource intensive activity results in sometimes vastly different results.
I think software is often more important as the same processor can be amazing in one phone, and dire in the next if it's in a dodgy android version.
Personally I have switched over to Chinese phones for the past 4 years and have upgraded each year by looking at the £100 purchase price and thinking '£8 a month is cheap for the phone, it's paid off already'.
My contract is £5.25 a month and has way more than I need so overall I'm paying £13 a month for everything including regular phone upgrades.
If you compare the first phone I had to what is possible at £100 now it's incredible and I won't be going back to being ripped off with sky high contracts which lock you in and pay far more for your phone.
The first £100 phone was 4GB ROM, 1GB RAM 4 inch, now i could get 64GB ROM 4GB RAM.

Edited By: escortboy on Sep 15, 2016 08:08: Typo

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#1
Looks very S5/S6ish. Like it.
3 Likes #2
MediaTek...... I'm out.
2 Likes #3
MediaTek... Ok that's me out
#4
Nice price and heat added.
1 Like #5
Looks like a great phone at a very good price point - amazon 30 day "No Quibble" cant go wrong
This wont go too hot as supply wont be able to handle demand - unless amazon have a ton of stock.
☞ Accepts SD cards
Hot.


Edited By: deany76 on Sep 14, 2016 04:52
11 Likes #6
deany76
Looks like a great phone at a very good price point - amazon 30 day "No Quibble" cant go wrong
This wont go too hot as supply wont be able to handle demand - unless amazon have a ton of stock.
☞ Accepts SD cards
Hot.



​headphone slot too
#7
iam after a new phone for the wife and this will be a big improvement from her iPhone 4s. I can afford an iPhone 7 but I refuse to be ripped off. now..any one knows a reason for not buying this phone? any one used it before?
#8
sam1970
iam after a new phone for the wife and this will be a big improvement from her iPhone 4s. I can afford an iPhone 7 but I refuse to be ripped off. now..any one knows a reason for not buying this phone? any one used it before?
Mediatek
#9
No updates since Dec15 sounds bad.
3 Likes #10
Looks like the Blu life mark is a better deal with a fingerprint sensor for a tenner more https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blu-Life-Mark-SIM-Free-Smartphone/dp/B01CG0U6TG/
#11
untakenname
Looks like the Blu life mark is a better deal with a fingerprint sensor for a tenner more https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blu-Life-Mark-SIM-Free-Smartphone/dp/B01CG0U6TG/


​Was looking at this yesterday, and, so far as I understand it the internals of the two are identical except the mark has the fingerprint sensor. if that's not important to you then the studio one is the better buy.
2 Likes #12
I have just bought the blu life and I'm so thrilled with it looks like my galaxy 6 which broke in less than 6 months through 'liquid damage' even though it's never been wet! Couldn't afford £300 replacement so opted to try blu so glad I did never again will I get these mega expensive phones they're just not worth it love my blu more and I even get fingerprint recognition bonus :):)
1 Like #13
paulandpam1
sam1970
iam after a new phone for the wife and this will be a big improvement from her iPhone 4s. I can afford an iPhone 7 but I refuse to be ripped off. now..any one knows a reason for not buying this phone? any one used it before?
Mediatek

Sorry but what does that mean? Iam not very clued about these things
#14
tnm1975
untakenname
Looks like the Blu life mark is a better deal with a fingerprint sensor for a tenner more https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blu-Life-Mark-SIM-Free-Smartphone/dp/B01CG0U6TG/


​Was looking at this yesterday, and, so far as I understand it the internals of the two are identical except the mark has the fingerprint sensor. if that's not important to you then the studio one is the better buy.


​The studio has a slightly bigger battery which could mean it lasts longer.
1 Like #15
sam1970
paulandpam1
sam1970
iam after a new phone for the wife and this will be a big improvement from her iPhone 4s. I can afford an iPhone 7 but I refuse to be ripped off. now..any one knows a reason for not buying this phone? any one used it before?
Mediatek

Sorry but what does that mean? Iam not very clued about these things


​It's the manufacturer of the processor. I wouldn't let that put you off in this day and age, they are more reliable than they used to be.. You probably are better off spending a little more though and getting the Moto G Play or a bit more and the regular Moto G (around £130) as that will receive steady updates from Motorola/Lenovo. Its highly likely that BLU are no longer supporting this device if it's true what someone else posted - that it hasn't received a software update since December! This could leave it more vulnerable security wise.
1 Like #16
sam1970
paulandpam1
sam1970
iam after a new phone for the wife and this will be a big improvement from her iPhone 4s. I can afford an iPhone 7 but I refuse to be ripped off. now..any one knows a reason for not buying this phone? any one used it before?
Mediatek
Sorry but what does that mean? Iam not very clued about these things

Which chip set is better, MediaTek, Intel Atom or Snapdragon?
#17
skykid3
sam1970
paulandpam1
sam1970
iam after a new phone for the wife and this will be a big improvement from her iPhone 4s. I can afford an iPhone 7 but I refuse to be ripped off. now..any one knows a reason for not buying this phone? any one used it before?
Mediatek
Sorry but what does that mean? Iam not very clued about these things
Which chip set is better, MediaTek, Intel Atom or Snapdragon?
For an Android device pick a Qualcomm Snapdragon over MediaTek and Intel Atom
#18
yaacov81
tnm1975
untakenname
Looks like the Blu life mark is a better deal with a fingerprint sensor for a tenner more https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blu-Life-Mark-SIM-Free-Smartphone/dp/B01CG0U6TG/


​Was looking at this yesterday, and, so far as I understand it the internals of the two are identical except the mark has the fingerprint sensor. if that's not important to you then the studio one is the better buy.


​The studio has a slightly bigger battery which could mean it lasts longer.


​i am not sure about this. according to blu they are the same
http://bluproducts.com/life-mark
#19
paulandpam1
skykid3
sam1970
paulandpam1
sam1970
iam after a new phone for the wife and this will be a big improvement from her iPhone 4s. I can afford an iPhone 7 but I refuse to be ripped off. now..any one knows a reason for not buying this phone? any one used it before?
Mediatek
Sorry but what does that mean? Iam not very clued about these things
Which chip set is better, MediaTek, Intel Atom or Snapdragon?
For an Android device pick a Qualcomm Snapdragon over MediaTek and Intel Atom

Not if its an 810
#20
Apparently no android update in a while. Unless there is a custom ROM I would avoid
#21
evening guys, question : This or the elephone s1 ? any advice would be appreciated !! thanks in advance .
#22
lonesomepuppet
evening guys, question : This or the elephone s1 ? any advice would be appreciated !! thanks in advance .

Put the extra money and get a decent Android device. Xperia, SAMSUNG..if you don't fancy them have a looksy at Nextbit Robin
#23
This or life mark?
#24
yes spotted it on camel camel a few hours earlier .
looks very identical to samsung s6 .
good value phone .
if i didnt have xaomi redmi note 3
i would have got it
pS
mediatek aint that bad , for Daily tasks i dont feel any difference from my s7
not into gaming ;)
#25
delvey1987
Apparently no android update in a while. Unless there is a custom ROM I would avoid
As its mediatek expect little to no custom ROMs. They don't release android kernel source so you cannot build newer kernels. Cheap for a reason unfortunately.
2 Likes #26
bigsipie
MediaTek... Ok that's me out

Did you come back in before going out again?
#27
jameshothothot
deany76
Looks like a great phone at a very good price point - amazon 30 day "No Quibble" cant go wrong
This wont go too hot as supply wont be able to handle demand - unless amazon have a ton of stock.
☞ Accepts SD cards
Hot.
​headphone slot too

Think AGAIN:

Samsung next to ditch 3.5mm headphone jack

http://a.msn.com/r/2/AAiPvYx?a=0&m=EN-GB

Headphone 'anything' may NOT be on the cards for anyone for much longer still?.

Sadly ..... :-(
7 Likes #28
In terms of Mediatek I think people are overreacting when it's a budget phone. You're never going to get a stronger performance Snapdragon/Exynos processor than Mediatek for the same price unless there's some big glitch.
I've used all kinds of phones and for the average user of chrome, Facebook, phone calls, texting, YouTube you're not going to have a vastly different experience.
Benchmarks aren't real world and can be manipulated by software and hardware just like the emissions tests that Volkswagen gamed. Even benchmarking after 30 minutes of resource intensive activity results in sometimes vastly different results.
I think software is often more important as the same processor can be amazing in one phone, and dire in the next if it's in a dodgy android version.
Personally I have switched over to Chinese phones for the past 4 years and have upgraded each year by looking at the £100 purchase price and thinking '£8 a month is cheap for the phone, it's paid off already'.
My contract is £5.25 a month and has way more than I need so overall I'm paying £13 a month for everything including regular phone upgrades.
If you compare the first phone I had to what is possible at £100 now it's incredible and I won't be going back to being ripped off with sky high contracts which lock you in and pay far more for your phone.
The first £100 phone was 4GB ROM, 1GB RAM 4 inch, now i could get 64GB ROM 4GB RAM.

Edited By: escortboy on Sep 15, 2016 08:08: Typo
#29
Looks good for the money, lot of spec for the price, nice find op.
1 Like #30
I owned one of these,I say owned because I returned to amazon due to a few issues.Build quality is impressive,and looks very stylish.The issues I had was with wifi,bluetooth and speaker.
I found wifi to be weak compared to my old phone.
Bluetooth was weaker still.Move 1 metre away from a bluetooth speaker and it would cut out.
And the speaker on this phone is also very weak.
Also note that you will have to decide whether you use 2 sims or 1 sim and an sd card.
#31
escortboy
In terms of Mediatek I think people are overreacting when it's a budget phone. You're never going to get a stronger performance Snapdragon/Exynos processor than Mediatek for the same price unless there's some big glitch.
I've used all kinds of phones and for the average user of chrome, Facebook, phone calls, texting, YouTube you're not going to have a vastly different experience.
Benchmarks aren't real world and can be manipulated by software and hardware just like the emissions tests that Volkswagen gamed. Even benchmarking after 30 minutes of resource intensive activity results in sometimes vastly different results.
I think software is often more important as the same processor can be amazing in one phone, and dire in the next if it's in a dodgy android version.
Personally I have switched over to Chinese phones for the past 4 years and have upgraded each year by looking at the £100 purchase price and thinking '£8 a month is cheap for the phone, it's paid off already'.
My contract is £5.25 a month and has way more than I need so overall I'm paying £13 a month for everything including regular phone upgrades.
If you compare the first phone I had to what is possible at £100 now it's incredible and I won't be going back to being ripped off with sky high contracts which lock you in and pay far more for your phone.
The first £100 phone was 4GB ROM, 1GB RAM 4 inch, now i could get 64GB ROM 4GB RAM.


​want to recommend me a phone and retailler around that price range.. have two children wanting the best phones they can get for that kinda money at Xmas. cheers
#32
i bought this last night with £5 off for prime now code seems a good phone so far
#33
escortboy

The first £100 phone was 4GB ROM, 1GB RAM 4 inch, now i could get 64GB ROM 4GB RAM.
64GB ROM & 4 GB RAM for £100 - sounds good can you share the name & model of phone?
#34
skykid3
paulandpam1
skykid3
sam1970
paulandpam1
sam1970
iam after a new phone for the wife and this will be a big improvement from her iPhone 4s. I can afford an iPhone 7 but I refuse to be ripped off. now..any one knows a reason for not buying this phone? any one used it before?
Mediatek
Sorry but what does that mean? Iam not very clued about these things
Which chip set is better, MediaTek, Intel Atom or Snapdragon?
For an Android device pick a Qualcomm Snapdragon over MediaTek and Intel Atom
Not if its an 810

Depends on the version of the 810. Later releases do not suffer overheating issues. I know as I run one and it's cooler than most other phones I've owned. Bloody powerful too.
#35
Bunglistik
escortboy

The first £100 phone was 4GB ROM, 1GB RAM 4 inch, now i could get 64GB ROM 4GB RAM.
64GB ROM & 4 GB RAM for £100 - sounds good can you share the name & model of phone?
Lenovo K80M - It's only available from Coolicool at that price right now. You'll need to find a 2% off voucher code and use TCB.
http://www.coolicool.com/lenovo-k80-4gb-ram-intel-z3560-18ghz-quad-core-55-inch-ips-fhd-screen-android-44-4g-lte-smartphon-g-40624
#36
sheps
escortboy
In terms of Mediatek I think people are overreacting when it's a budget phone. You're never going to get a stronger performance Snapdragon/Exynos processor than Mediatek for the same price unless there's some big glitch.
I've used all kinds of phones and for the average user of chrome, Facebook, phone calls, texting, YouTube you're not going to have a vastly different experience.
Benchmarks aren't real world and can be manipulated by software and hardware just like the emissions tests that Volkswagen gamed. Even benchmarking after 30 minutes of resource intensive activity results in sometimes vastly different results.
I think software is often more important as the same processor can be amazing in one phone, and dire in the next if it's in a dodgy android version.
Personally I have switched over to Chinese phones for the past 4 years and have upgraded each year by looking at the £100 purchase price and thinking '£8 a month is cheap for the phone, it's paid off already'.
My contract is £5.25 a month and has way more than I need so overall I'm paying £13 a month for everything including regular phone upgrades.
If you compare the first phone I had to what is possible at £100 now it's incredible and I won't be going back to being ripped off with sky high contracts which lock you in and pay far more for your phone.
The first £100 phone was 4GB ROM, 1GB RAM 4 inch, now i could get 64GB ROM 4GB RAM.

​want to recommend me a phone and retailler around that price range.. have two children wanting the best phones they can get for that kinda money at Xmas. cheers
There's loads of options out there. I'll have a think.
#37
does it beat an iphone5?
#38
escortboy
sheps
escortboy
In terms of Mediatek I think people are overreacting when it's a budget phone. You're never going to get a stronger performance Snapdragon/Exynos processor than Mediatek for the same price unless there's some big glitch.
I've used all kinds of phones and for the average user of chrome, Facebook, phone calls, texting, YouTube you're not going to have a vastly different experience.
Benchmarks aren't real world and can be manipulated by software and hardware just like the emissions tests that Volkswagen gamed. Even benchmarking after 30 minutes of resource intensive activity results in sometimes vastly different results.
I think software is often more important as the same processor can be amazing in one phone, and dire in the next if it's in a dodgy android version.
Personally I have switched over to Chinese phones for the past 4 years and have upgraded each year by looking at the £100 purchase price and thinking '£8 a month is cheap for the phone, it's paid off already'.
My contract is £5.25 a month and has way more than I need so overall I'm paying £13 a month for everything including regular phone upgrades.
If you compare the first phone I had to what is possible at £100 now it's incredible and I won't be going back to being ripped off with sky high contracts which lock you in and pay far more for your phone.
The first £100 phone was 4GB ROM, 1GB RAM 4 inch, now i could get 64GB ROM 4GB RAM.
​want to recommend me a phone and retailler around that price range.. have two children wanting the best phones they can get for that kinda money at Xmas. cheers
There's loads of options out there. I'll have a think.

cheers will look forward to hearing from you
#39
escortboy
In terms of Mediatek I think people are overreacting when it's a budget phone. You're never going to get a stronger performance Snapdragon/Exynos processor than Mediatek for the same price unless there's some big glitch.
I've used all kinds of phones and for the average user of chrome, Facebook, phone calls, texting, YouTube you're not going to have a vastly different experience.
Benchmarks aren't real world and can be manipulated by software and hardware just like the emissions tests that Volkswagen gamed. Even benchmarking after 30 minutes of resource intensive activity results in sometimes vastly different results.
I think software is often more important as the same processor can be amazing in one phone, and dire in the next if it's in a dodgy android version.
Personally I have switched over to Chinese phones for the past 4 years and have upgraded each year by looking at the £100 purchase price and thinking '£8 a month is cheap for the phone, it's paid off already'.
My contract is £5.25 a month and has way more than I need so overall I'm paying £13 a month for everything including regular phone upgrades.
If you compare the first phone I had to what is possible at £100 now it's incredible and I won't be going back to being ripped off with sky high contracts which lock you in and pay far more for your phone.
The first £100 phone was 4GB ROM, 1GB RAM 4 inch, now i could get 64GB ROM 4GB RAM.

People dislike mediatec not because of performance (which isn't bad actually), although GPS is still rubbish and probably always will be, its the fact they refuse to release source code as the GPL requires them. Just another money grabbing company.
#40
I had the windows version. Ok at the price point (£59) until it stopped charging, even whilst indicating it was. It eventually died and Amazon refunded me as it had gone out of production.

The camera in the windows one was garbage though. It couldn't hold focus, hopefully they've solved issues like that. I wouldn't hold out any hope of decent OS updates etc. They seem to do short production runs if the windows one is anything to go by.

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