In a world where some companies make headlines by offering top-tier phones at mid-range prices, BLU takes a different approach. The company offers mid-range phones at budget prices… and budget phones and really low prices.

This week the company is adding 4 new Android phones to its lineup. Each features Android 4.4 KitKat, a multi-core processor, and price tags ranging from $89 to $149.

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The BLU Studio 5.0 HD is the best of the bunch. This phone has a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel IPS display, a MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a microSD card reader for up to 64GB of removable storage, a 2000mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, and 2MP front-facing camera. It sells for $149 making it cheaper than a Motorola Moto G.

BLU’s Studio C Mini is a smaller phone with a 4.7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel IPS display, 512MB of RAM, 5MP and 2MP cameras, and a $119 price tag. Most of the other specs are the same as those for the Studio 5.0 C.

For $109 you can get a BLU Studio 5.0 C with a 5 inch, 854 x 480 pixel display, a MedaiTek MT6572 dual-core CPU, a 5MP rear camera and VGA front camera, and an 1800mAh battery. Like the other models this phone has a microSD card slot, but it only accepts up to 32GB of removable storage.

The cheapest model is the new BLU Studio 5.0 CE which has a 5 inch, 854 x 480 pixel display, an MT6571 dual-core processor, a 3.2MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 512MB of RAM, and an 1800mAH battery. It sells for $89.

All of the phones include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM Radio functionality and they’re all GSM phones that should work with AT&T or T-Mobile in the United States. But the cheapest model only supports 2G networks while the other models all support faster 3G HSPA+ networks.

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5 replies on “BLU launches 4 new smartphones for $149 or less”

    1. They look like a Mi2s. And an iPhone. Everything looks like an iPhone.

  1. The description and table are different. BLU Studio 5.0 C in text twice, and resolution of display 1280×720 in table not present. Only 720×1080

  2. i’ve been using the blu life play as my daily driver for about 6 months and i really love it. the only problem is the limited built-in storage. actually, the problem is that many apps store data locally by default– even though i have a big honking SD card in there. if they could bump up the internal storage just a little bit, it would give these phones enough headroom that i would have no hesitation recommending them.

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