BLU Advance 5.0 HD Unlocked Dual Sim Smartphone US GSM (Grey)

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  • Unlocked Dual Sim Smartphone, Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 5.0 Inch HD Display with IPS Technology. Made from Real Aluminum Metal Not Plastic.
  • 5MP Main Camera + 2MP Front Camera; 8GB Internal Memory 1GB RAM Micro SD up to 64 GB
  • MediaTek MT6580 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor with Mali-400 GPU
  • GSM Quad Band 4G HSPA+ (850/1700/1900): US Compatibility Nationwide on all GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Straight Talk, Pure Talk USA and others

Bright and vivid 5.0 HD” smartphone, the new Advance 5.0 HD blends technology and design into an incredible Package. Metal finish front frame brings out the front essence of a great smartphone while the natural sandstone finish with the special paint technology finish on the battery Cover ensure excellent hand held experience.

3 Responses to BLU Advance 5.0 HD Unlocked Dual Sim Smartphone US GSM (Grey)

  1. Amazon Customer says:
    235 of 242 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very smart and economical IMO to include the case and screen …, July 30, 2016
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    This review is from: BLU Advance 5.0 HD Unlocked Dual Sim Smartphone US GSM (Grey) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    For $70 I think you are getting your money’s worth. The phone comes with a case, plastic screen protector, earphones, microUSB cable, and an outlet adapter. Very smart and economical IMO to include the case and screen protector as even people who are in the market for budget phones will typically have to buy those as well. For the price, or even for double the price, I don’t think there are many phones that have much better specs. The newest version android, quad core 1.3ghz processor, 1gb ram, ~294 pixels per inch, and weighing in at only 142g.

    I’ve noticed some reviews saying they had trouble opening the back of the phone to insert the battery. They are right that there are no direct instructions provided for that which certainly should have been included in a start-up manual. If you look at the phone with the screen towards you, in the top right corner of the phone has a small indent that should allow you to open the back with a low to medium amount of force.

    The phone itself looks nice and runs pretty smoothly. I’ve maybe noticed a slight lag when opening some programs for the first time in a while. I’ve also noticed some widgets are not properly responsive if you don’t open the program for that widget before hand. Not sure if that’s an issue with the phone itself, the OS, or the apps, though it’s likely not the apps.

    If you have very basic phone needs, this phone is a prime choice especially since you don’t have to buy a screen or case. As for the earphones, I would have gladly paid something like $3 less and not have received those.

    Also, since there’s a Pokemon GO craze going on right now, this phone can play the game but not on the augmented reality mode since I do not believe it contains a gyroscope.

    I’ve only had the phone for about five days so I will update the review if my opinions change on it.

    Edit 1:

    Have had the phone for almost three weeks now and am still very satisfied with my purchase. I forgot to mention what carrier I am using. I am on T-mobile and everything seems to work just fine, even though on the compatibility rating it says “partial” coverage for 3G and no coverage for 4G. I’m sure there is a very technical explanation for all this, but my phone usually tells me I’m on 3G or 4G when I’m not connected to wifi. Battery life seems to be pretty good.

    Edit 2:
    Have had the phone for a month now and still like it a lot. I am having some issues with the headphone jack, however. When I plug in my headphones, sometimes it doesn’t register to the phone for some reason and while sound comes out of the headphones, it doesn’t cancel the sound coming out of the speaker. I’ve tested this with multiple pairs of headphones so it seems to be a problem with the outlet. If I plug the headphones in slowly then it works fine.

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  2. Jessica says:
    189 of 199 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    It came packaged great, with a case, September 20, 2016
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    I am extremely impressed with this phone! It came packaged great, with a case, screen protector, earphones and charging cable with a plug. It really a beautifully designed phone, its pleasing to the eye. It took a bit to get use to the power button on the side but now i actually prefer it there. It runs just as well as an expensive phone, no lag no issues. It does only have 8gb of memory and the system takes up 4gb, so keep that in mind but with my sd card i haven’t had any memory issues. If you are looking for an affordable phone that works like an expensive phone, this is it. This phone runs just as well as my lg g4 did and for a hell of a lot less money! If you find my review helpful, Please click on yes, “was this review helpful to you?”
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  3. Christine says:
    423 of 455 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Does what a typical Android phone does but for half the price!, April 11, 2016
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    After reading all the reviews about this phone over & over again and weighing my options, I finally purchased the phone and was able to receive it that same day. I had low expectations, assuming that it would have very low quality screen & horrible resolution, horrible camera quality & little to next to none storage — BUT… when I did a thorough look at the phone it was a very nice decent Android. I assume that the screen would feel like plastic but it’s GLASS, nice smooth touch to it. (Since it was hard glass, I quickly ordered a tempered glass screen for protection.) The back cover had a great texture almost imitating leather with a rubber feel to it. I purchased the phone in the color white (It was a nice pure white/clean) so I also bought a case to protect not just the phone itself but the color so that it wouldn’t dull over time. I don’t take pictures much & Im not too big on downloading apps so the storage issue wasn’t bothering me much but I did stick a 16gig SD card in just in case. (I was able to download basic apps like FB, Insta, Snapchat without any issues) Camera quality isn’t all that great but it’s decent in great lighting or with flash on. (I will insert a picture of my dog taken by the BLU phone) This phone has a not so great battery life, it drains as soon as I unplugged it and started using it. It’ll probably only give you a few hours of life if you use it constantly on&off at full brightness. Out in the sun the phone screen can be hard to see too so be aware of that. I was able to compare the phone to my sisters Samsung Prime Core phone and it looked GREAT next to it. It felt lighter than the Samsung & looked as if I paid $100 + for it. It’s not the greatest phone if you compare it to the top notch $500 & Plus phones like iPhones, Samsung’s Galaxy’s & etc but it’s great phone to start off your teen kids with. Overall I have to say that I do love this phone for the price range and its 5″ screen size.

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