Summary: This phone was a nice idea but poorly executed. Primarily, that means the ROM is incredibly slow and buggy. Check out the android forums for more talk on crappy BLU software. The company gives minimal customer support and were no help in fixing the problem. I don't see myself buying another BLU product. Next time, I'll try picking up something from a larger company. I could name names, but I won't in a review for another company.
Good Android phone for the price (if you don't use a headset)
Albion Exile, Amazon
31 December 2013
Summary: This is my first Android phone: please take that into account. The good: * The build quality seems good; it's comfortable to hold. * Stand by battery life is very acceptable. * No "unwanted programs" pre-installed * OS version is 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Supports mobile hot-spot functions. * Touch screen works well * Display clear and bright. * No problems using it with Fido / UMTS.
Summary: It was was easy to set this phone up. I simply put my sim cards (speakout) in the slots and powered up. BOOM! everything worked. GPS works (inc: google maps + navigation), FM Radio works... (Android is Android - and works great!). I used a 3rd party (android) program to sync data with my outlook. My phone came with a case and screen protector. I am totally impressed. If I have any problems and if (when) I find this devices flaws I will add them.
Summary: This phone is exactly what I was looking for. I've had it over a week now and it works well. The only shortcoming is no meaningful manual. Be prepared to learn everything you need to know about Android 4.0 from the web (I knew nothing). You won't find any real help from the BLU website. If you're ok with sorting everything out by your lonesome, then this phone is a fantastic value.
Great value for a dual sim smartphone with a brand name is for sure better than an knock-off product without brand name
1 September 2013
Summary: This BLU dual sim smartphone is an unlocked smartphone to be used in Canada and also for travelling abroad. The appearance, quality, design and size all meet my requirements. The size of touch screen is only 4" and I like it small and slim. The SIM slots fit all standard SIM. It's an affordable product with a good price. Make use not to use this smartphone in countries for 3G 900 MHz or 2100 MHz bandwidth.
Summary: I bought this for my nother-in-law who was visiting Canada from Mexico. Having 2 SIM slots allowed her to carry just one phone and receive calls from Mexico on her SIM from TELMEX and also another Rogers SIM for calls in Canada. The phone literally arrived within 48 hours of the purchase which is a record for my online purchasing from our remote little city. The Android interface was simple and practical though not quite as clean looking as some.
Summary: Due to nature of my work I cross the border to States every day. Pretty handy to use one phone instead of two. Excellent phone. I use it about two month. It just works how it should. In Canada I use Bell, in US T-Mobile. Never had problem with reception. Speaker is loud enough to use it in the truck. Can’t say anything about data transfer, but the phone grabs hot-spot even from Greyhound bus passing by. I charge the battery twice a week, but I use the phone really hard.