Summary: Great phone, knowing its strengths and weaknesses. Easily rootable. Not much support, but some. Look for Chinese K-touch V8 compatible stuff as this is virtually the same (KT drivers inside). I lost the FM radio and cannot get it back even with a reset, and none of the available appls- Spirit, FM radio, etc- will work with the hardware, so if the radio is a significant factor, watch out. Also, some carrier 4g works, some don't.
Summary: The Blu Quattro 4.5HD met my expectations of a smart and most importantly, its low price. I bought three units of the phone. The few that saw the phone are already asking about it. However, the manufacturer should produce dual sim version of the Quattro. One of the phones fell and the back cover got broken - its seems to be glass. How can I get a replacement of the back cover?
Summary: I realllly reallly was hoping that this was going to be an incredible phone. In terms of physical specs, it is. However, there is just no support at all for this phone. One of the things that can make a phone successful is if it has a strong and large community of supporters. Be it on xda, android forums, etc. You will find little support for an identical phone called the K-Touch V8, but that's mostly a non-english speaking community.
Summary: I purchased a blu quattro 5.7. My phone storage space starts off at about 0.98GB after a fresh Factory Data Reset and drops daily on its own by about 20-120MB per day. Then when it is less than 5mb I can no longer receive text messages or use any apps. I installed a 16GB micro SD card and in settings>storage>storage location I have set it to External Storage Card..I did this after doing a fresh "Factory Data Reset". No matter what I do.
Summary: This is an incredible phone for its price. Very well made unit, fast and gorgeous display. There's a few drawbacks: Android ICS out of the box, no user replaceable battery and no expansion card slot.
Haven't had much time to play with it, but here are some first impressions...
3 October 2013
Summary: For the same price as the Nexus 4, you get a phone that's twice as good. I'm not kidding. I've had this piece of crap Nexus 4 for 8 months now, and I expected the BLU to only be an incremental step up (purchased it as a gift for a friend overseas). Turns out it isn't only 10x the phone this Nexus 4 is, it's also visibly better than almost every Android phone on the market. It doesn't have all the crapware most phone manufacturers put on their phones.
P. Smith "AV engineer and professional videog..., Amazon
30 September 2013
Summary: Did my research after someone suggesting it to me. Its fast, sleek and functional. At this pricepoint, Its a good buy. It has an excellent camera and the screen is clear and crisp, comparable to many of The samsung and htc phones out there. You most away bear in mind fast and that's the number of cons to include, I expected the microsd to be removable, but I don't think its possible (good thing its 16gb), accessories are very limited ( I'm happy for the plastic case sent...
Summary: After downloading my apps the phone came up with low memory I contacted the seller who after numerous e mails they finally said its a problem with the phone and to get a replacement or refund I must ship the phone back and when they receive it then it will take a further 3-5 days before anything can be done so there is no telling when exactly that will be total crap