The BLU G91 Max is a budget smartphone with a few specs that you don’t typically find in low-cost models, including 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and support for wireless charging.

That’s not bad for a phone with a list price of $250 and which is currently on sale for $180. But some of the phone’s other specs are rather underwhelming.

For example, it’s powered by a MediaTek Helio G95 processor, which MediaTek positioned as a chip for mid-range gaming phones when it first launched in 2020. But a 12nm processor with 2 ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores, six Cortex-A55 cores, and Mali-G76 MC4 graphics is hardly state of the art in 2022.

The phone has a large 6.8 inch, 2460 x 1080 pixel display with a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio with a hole punch cut-out for a 16MP selfie camera. And on the back of the phone are four rear cameras:

  • 108MP primary camera
  • 5MP ultrawide camera (115 degree)
  • 2MP macro
  • 2MP depth

While the 108MP camera sounds impressive, it takes a lot more than megapixels to make a good picture. That said, the low pixel count on the other three cameras doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence.

Other features include a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 18W wired charging and 10W wireless charging, a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card reader with support for cards up to 256GB.

Those last two are features that are much more common on budget and mid-range phones than flagships these days, but they could actually make the Blu G91 Max a little more attractive for some folks.

One thing the phone lacks? Support for 5G networks. The phone has two SIM card slots, but it only supports 3G and 4G networks (including T-Mobile and AT&T in the US). The phone also tops out at WiFi 4 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity and lacks support for NFC.

The phone ships with Android 11 software rather than the newer Android 12… which is a little sad, as Blu doesn’t exactly have a great track record when it comes to offering OS updates for its phones.

via GSM Arena

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5 replies on “BLU G91 Max is a budget phone phone with 8GB RAM and wireless charging (but no 5G)”

  1. Impressive specs at this price point. For many if not most people, 4G is perfectly fine and will be for the lives of their current phones and then some. I would have considered this model if i had not just bought a phone during the prior holiday season.

  2. For a budget phone at $200.00 ish US per this post, I’m not expecting bells and whistles. Until something that suits my fancy comes along I’ll stick w/my Sammy Note 9 as my main device and this B91Max as a backup. Without China competition, I don’t think Android phones may make it moving forward since Sammy is the only monster competitor out there and I don’t see them lasting if Google and Sammy don’t tie the knot, I may be wrong but just in case, I’m proficient with Apple products too

  3. This seems like a mostly good device except for one problem. What is it with cheap devices sticking with WiFi 4? I understand not having WiFi 6; after all, how many of us updated our networks to support it if it wasn’t automatically replaced? However, in basically every place you go, there will be lots of 5 GHz networks because the 2.4 GHz band is so crowded. It’s not a new thing anymore.

  4. I owned a Blu phone once about 5 years ago. I had no idea they still existed.
    I assume they are using the same plan as before, which was re-releasing an existing Chinese phone under their own brand and abandoning it the next day.

  5. Just wanted to point out a typo on the screen resolution. I think you mean 2460 x 1080, though 20,460 x 1080 sounds fascinating though not very useful and It would be a lot of pixels to drive. I liked how some of Blu’s prior G phones seemed to have replaceable batteries recently and hope they haven’t completely moved on from that. This one appears to be sealed.

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