BLU Win JR 4G 4.5-Inch Dual Simfree Smartphone £39.99 @ Amazon
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BLU Win JR 4G 4.5-Inch Dual Simfree Smartphone £39.99 @ Amazon

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Found 30th Nov 2015
4G Dual Sim-Free Smartphone.
Windows 8.1 Upgradeable to Windows 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 1.2GHz Quad-Core, 64 Bit Architecture and Adreno 306 GPU
4.5" IPS Display,
5MP Autofocus Rear Camera with LED Flash
1GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory,
MicroSD Slot up to 64GB
4G LTE Bands FDD: B3(1800)/B7(2600)/B20(800) TDD: B38(2600)/B40(2300)4G Works on all UK networks
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why is this cold?!?
pb_88

why is this cold?!?



​No clue, still a great price even at £5 more than the black Friday deal.
I ordered one when it was £35, but delivery is expected to be late as it is being dispatched from Germany apparently.
I got one of these for 35 the other day and was delivered the day for the mother in-law. Have to say I'm well impressed! For this money I was expecting poor screen, it to be pretty unresponsive, laggy etc but video plays great, viewing angle is a lot better than my Z3 compact. Not sure how the screen will hold up when it's sunny or if dropped but 35 quid this phone is amazing! Only thing the Mrs said is that it's a bit heavy but I like that about it. You also get a case and spare screen protector with it.
Cam is average at best and the bat has lasted ages (although I've not used it as much as I would my own phone) I'm defo gonna pic up another for a spare in case any of ours break! Best and most surprising buy for me in a long time!
Cannot put a foot wrong at this price, bargain!
Cuki999

I got one of these for 35 the other day and was delivered the day for the … I got one of these for 35 the other day and was delivered the day for the mother in-law. Have to say I'm well impressed! For this money I was expecting poor screen, it to be pretty unresponsive, laggy etc but video plays great, viewing angle is a lot better than my Z3 compact. Not sure how the screen will hold up when it's sunny or if dropped but 35 quid this phone is amazing! Only thing the Mrs said is that it's a bit heavy but I like that about it. You also get a case and spare screen protector with it. Cam is average at best and the bat has lasted ages (although I've not used it as much as I would my own phone) I'm defo gonna pic up another for a spare in case any of ours break! Best and most surprising buy for me in a long time!




Hi, can you tell me whether the navigation keys are backlit please.
ive just ordered the blu win 5inch hd 4g one for 60 quid. got it for the bigger screen as im visually impaired. spent ages on youtube looking at the reviews so went ahead and purchased it. so we shall see
seinman

Hi, can you tell me whether the navigation keys are backlit please.



​when the screens active they light up along the bottom.
Shame that they messed up what seems like a good phone for good price with a terrible OS!
229mel

Shame that they messed up what seems like a good phone for good price … Shame that they messed up what seems like a good phone for good price with a terrible OS!


What's wrong with it?
Heat for £35

maxmix
pb_88

why is this cold?!?



Not really in the same league as a DooGee is it?


I got these phones for both my kids and im really impressed for the price i paid
need a first smartphone for my mum. is this about as good as I'll get for this sort of budget? cheers
dadazza

need a first smartphone for my mum. is this about as good as I'll get for … need a first smartphone for my mum. is this about as good as I'll get for this sort of budget? cheers


Pretty good for the money and you'll not get any smartphone for much less. Difficult to answer whether it's suitable for your mum without knowing anything about her or why she wants a smartphone. She may still do nothing more than call, text and view a few pictures.

People get very excited about choice of OS on their phone. If you're used to Windows on a PC/laptop at home or work (especially Windows 8 or 10) this is much easier to get used to than Android or iOS.

It's true that WindowsPhone has fewer apps available, but most of the ones you actually want are available for Windows.
Everything about the phone looks good, just not sure if it'll be updated for as long as the lumias...
Coffee100

What's wrong with it?


As you can see from my Avatar, I've been a long time fan of Android, that was until I decided to try Windows Phone, and I have to say the overall user experience is much better, and that's not just down to the phones specs, the OS seems to be more efficient, everything is just a little bit more fluid and polished.
That said, I still use Android on my tablets as a comparison, but for a phone at least I find Windows a great option, although if having access to lots of apps is important, then you'll find the Windows store has lots available, but nothing like Android, but then search for a game or something on Android, and you'll have tons of the same thing because of people wanting to rip off or cash in on popular titles, so sometimes less is more.
leelukehope

Everything about the phone looks good, just not sure if it'll be updated … Everything about the phone looks good, just not sure if it'll be updated for as long as the lumias...


a: It's 40 quid...
b: The OS will update same as the lumias. If for some reason Blu stop putting out updates, you can always install the insider app and get updates that way.
c: it's 40 quid.
Anyone know if camera is good on these phone
dadazza

need a first smartphone for my mum. is this about as good as I'll get for … need a first smartphone for my mum. is this about as good as I'll get for this sort of budget? cheers



​I picked one up for the mother in law who's a complete technophobe. The tiles and custom lay out is very simple to set up and follow and big enough and easy enough to navigate even for people who struggle sight wise. As I mentioned I'm well impressed & didnt know you could get smart phones that actually work for anywhere near this price.
prometheus24

Anyone know if camera is good on these phone



​Its average, slow focus at times in fact from the few times I've used it I'd say the cam is on par with my old galaxy S2 but I don't rate cameras on phones at all just don't expect the world!
bilbob

a: It's 40 quid...b: The OS will update same as the lumias. If for some … a: It's 40 quid...b: The OS will update same as the lumias. If for some reason Blu stop putting out updates, you can always install the insider app and get updates that way.c: it's 40 quid.



​Mine updated yesterday not sure what from and to but it updated so they do update them.
Does this include the free SatNav with downloadable maps that the Lumia's come with? Or is that a Nokia based pre-installed/free app rather than a Windows Phone one?
bilbob

a: It's 40 quid...b: The OS will update same as the lumias. If for some … a: It's 40 quid...b: The OS will update same as the lumias. If for some reason Blu stop putting out updates, you can always install the insider app and get updates that way.c: it's 40 quid.



BLU have been faster with updates than Microsoft have for the Lumias. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 was released within a week of it being announced for the BLU phones, but it took months for it to arrive on the Lumias.

The BLU phones aren't currently supported by the Insider app, as there is no way to restore the firmware to a stable version if something goes wrong (Windows Device Recovery Tool currently doesn't support them). This is expected to change once Windows 10 is released officially though.
N47H

Does this include the free SatNav with downloadable maps that the Lumia's … Does this include the free SatNav with downloadable maps that the Lumia's come with? Or is that a Nokia based pre-installed/free app rather than a Windows Phone one?



It doesn't come with sat nav software pre-installed, and HERE drive (which replaced Nokia Drive) is no longer available for new users (it only shows up in the store if you already have it installed).

However, you can get around this by installing the 'Phone System Updater' app. Find the HERE section within the app, select the app you want to download and it will divert you to the Windows Store in order to download it.
Cuki999

​I picked one up for the mother in law who's a complete technophobe. The t … ​I picked one up for the mother in law who's a complete technophobe. The tiles and custom lay out is very simple to set up and follow and big enough and easy enough to navigate even for people who struggle sight wise. As I mentioned I'm well impressed & didnt know you could get smart phones that actually work for anywhere near this price.


I'm glad you said that. I bought the 5 inch one for my mum, who needs a simple easy to use phone.
pcs7038

It's true that WindowsPhone has fewer apps available, but most of the … It's true that WindowsPhone has fewer apps available, but most of the ones you actually want are available for Windows.



Voted hot for price specification ratio but have to disagree with that statement. I've got a Lumia 640 and looking to change it for an Android. Wanted to stream football and acestream, sopcast, kodi and sky go are all unavailable for windows. Others such as cyberghost vpn, adblock and Firefox/chrome among others.
Want a good spec smart phone and don't use apps. This is a good deal.
snowflake75

ive just ordered the blu win 5inch hd 4g one for 60 quid. got it for the … ive just ordered the blu win 5inch hd 4g one for 60 quid. got it for the bigger screen as im visually impaired. spent ages on youtube looking at the reviews so went ahead and purchased it. so we shall see



It was only £50 a few days ago on a lightning deal, but even at £60 is a cracking phone. RRP is £99 if I'm correct and has been at that price off and on on Amazoon.
COLD - Can't play Ingress!
Excellent phone for the price - bought one when they were at £35 on friday. I've used it to replace my personal Android phone and Work supplied iPhone by using the dual sim capability (really like the way it deals with both sims). Most of the apps I use are there (missing Amazon music though), although perhaps not as slick (e.g. Flipboard dosen't actually flip, HUKD is basically a scrolling web page etc.)
Hi, I would like to get something like this for my mum, would this fit a Tesco sim card?
formsm2000comp

Voted hot for price specification ratio but have to disagree with that … Voted hot for price specification ratio but have to disagree with that statement. I've got a Lumia 640 and looking to change it for an Android. Wanted to stream football and acestream, sopcast, kodi and sky go are all unavailable for windows. Others such as cyberghost vpn, adblock and Firefox/chrome among others. Want a good spec smart phone and don't use apps. This is a good deal.



​whats the best android at about this price? I'm after one for my mum
Its just gone up £5 and folk are voting hot??? This place does my head in at times!
marty-401

Its just gone up £5 and folk are voting hot??? This place does my head in … Its just gone up £5 and folk are voting hot??? This place does my head in at times!



could they be folks who didn't get to view and vote on the old deal? I guess nobody is allowed to change their opinion of a deal

Edited by: "P_K" 1st Dec 2015
hcc27

It was only £50 a few days ago on a lightning deal, but even at £60 is a c … It was only £50 a few days ago on a lightning deal, but even at £60 is a cracking phone. RRP is £99 if I'm correct and has been at that price off and on on Amazoon.



​darn
Ordered, thanks!
I've been looking for a basic smartphone for my grandma so she can receive MMS etc. Such a bonus that it has active dual sim capacity too!
Thanks so much for sharing, great deal!!!
Edited by: "muntyflumple" 1st Dec 2015
have ordered one...thanks OP!
Thanks OP.
Is this 1gb ram and 8gb storage or 512/4gb?
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