Has anyone heard of a company called BLU?

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Has anyone heard of a company called BLU?

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I was thinking about getting a new cell phone and came across this company that makes what seem to be flagship phones but doesn't charge the exorbitant price. The company is called Blu and they make cell phones. I don't want to get caught advertising so I will let you guys search for it using your favorite search engine.

Take a look and tell me what you think. I'm interested and want to learn more about this company as well as their products.
02/26/2015
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Originally posted by Inquisitor
I was thinking about getting a new cell phone and came across this company that makes what seem to be flagship phones but doesn't charge the exorbitant price. The company is called Blu and they make cell phones. I don't want to get caught ...
Inq,

Being the steadfast studious person you are, I'm sure you researched Blu. Yes prices are way better. I read some of Amazon reviews and myself would be cautious and do more research. One person said battery life is only 1 yr and not replaceable. And something about the GSM. Sounds like good to replace a lost or broken phone and still in a plan agreement.

Let us know what else you find. I couldn't find anything on Cnet on Blu phones.
03/01/2015
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Thanks for the response O.H. I've noticed there are a few differences between Blu phones and the other major mobile phone companies. The differences vary by phone, but, one thing I noticed was that several of their phones didn't offer NFC, a Gyroscope, Thermometer, Wifi versions a or ac, and a few other features.

The only thing that really stands out to me that I'd be missing would be NFC. In the coming months and years NFC will be a bigger deal than it is now.

O.H. you mentioned that some of the phones didn't have a removable battery. Unfortunately, some manufactures are considering this the norm now. I will admit that sealing the back does add a more "finished" look to the phone so this doesn't really bother me too much. Apple started this trend and now Samsung is using it with both of their upcoming S6 phones. Have you seen the S6 curve? I like it.

Also, after reading a few user/owner testimonies from several different websites an issue that came to my attention was that the phone might not be able to always pick up a 4gLTE signal even though it supports the bandwidth range. I think in a crowed city, you might be ok, however if your on the edge of town and heading to the "country" or unincorporated part of the city, you might be relying on 3 or 2G. You still get a signal, however, just not as fast. I dunno, tell me if this is a deal breaker for you.

One other thing is, I have been looking at a specific phone. It's the BLU Studio 6.0 LTE. A few of the features I liked about this phone are that it has dual Sim slots, its size 6 inches and it supports up to 32Gb of removable storage. There are two things that I would have to get use to not having. One is NFC and the other is as far as I'm aware it comes with Kit Kat, so that would be a step back for me.

We are almost done with Mobile World Congress and I'm wondering if this company will announce any changes, tweaks or new tech. Only time will tell.
03/02/2015
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Originally posted by Inquisitor
Thanks for the response O.H. I've noticed there are a few differences between Blu phones and the other major mobile phone companies. The differences vary by phone, but, one thing I noticed was that several of their phones didn't offer NFC, a ...
If they want to stay competitive and grow, they will have to. I'm not comfortable with a phone that might only last 12-14 months due to battery life. I'm sure they will address that though. Most phones batteries will take a charge though might be more often for more than 2.5 yrs +
03/02/2015
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