Summary: Have had the BLU Studio 5.3 S for a full week and am very satisfied with it. The main things that differentiate this Android phone: big screen, big battery, and dual SIM. I almost bought the BLU Life Play (grew tired of waiting for the Life One and Life View), but ultimately decided on the Studio 5.3 S because of its larger 2800 mAh battery (vs. 1800 mAh for the Life Play). With light-to-moderate use, this phone/battery will go the entire day without needing to recharge.
... for about one month now and I am generally pleased with the performance
23 April 2014
Summary: Have the phone for about one month now and I am generally pleased with the performance. The process of adding contact to the address book seems to be round about. It took me a good while to figure it out.
Summary: Amazingly fast. Well, way faster than the last piece of crap i had, so far i love the phone. Games look amazing, you can multitask ie text while watching a movie, also stream movies to a smart tv while you do other stuff on it. My only complaint is that it gets a bit hot, not annoying yet but i'll give it a while. I bought mine used yet it still was in great shape and i got it for over $100 less than the new price.
Summary: I like the phone.. having trouble getting it to work with Straight Talk Sim.. but works fine with Tmobile Sim.. 3G is plenty fast enough, and I use it to tether to my laptop as well. Sometimes shuts off and comes back on by itself... Not sure what is up with that.. But overall pleased with the phone. Still learning to use it... So pleased am thinking about getting a tablet from the same company.
Summary: The phone is great, its nice and big and the screen is very bright and it has good viewing angles. the only problem with the phone is that there's no software updates, so you will be stuck with android 4.1.2 . also the lack of accessories for this is also somewhat of a disappointment, though i am not surprised either. The screen is very delicate on this phone like others, and this phone's screen cracked on my front pocket from my jeans and it is now unusable.
Summary: Excellent product for the price. Technology is top of the line. Only drawback, which seems to be fairly common, is sound quality is sub-par. Although, a quick fix is to invest in a bluetooth product.
a premium phone without an out of this world(galaxy) price
28 December 2013
Summary: pros: excellent battery. i mean this phone has ridiculous battery life. it lasts forever. its like there is a built in generator. the screen is responsive. sometimes i think its too responsive. nice big bright screen. decent speakers. cons: couldn't get WiFi direct to work and Bluetooth audio streaming is shaky or doesn't connect at all. other than that, i would buy again if BLU can fix these issues.
Summary: I got a huge problems with antenna! Connection just disappears time after time and I have to reboot the phone every time it happens. I do that about 10 times per day! I'm really tired of it. I did the factory reset, but it helped only for couple days. Except this problem, it is a good device, huge screen, powerful, very fast, but this issue really pissed me off.