Blu Products have been around for a while, and the reason you haven’t heard of them is that they don’t indulge in radical campaigns for the devices like Samsung or LG. There’s no denying it, the Miami-based company have built some beautiful unlocked smartphones and have quite a large number of fan followings.
BLU Products used CES 2015 to introduce several new Android smartphone products (VIVO Air, Studio Energy, Studio X and Studio G phones), all of which would be sold unlocked. Prices for the devices range from $89.00 to $199.00. The smartphones that caught our attention were the VIVO Air and Studio Energy smartphones. The VIVO Air is a 5.1mm thick smartphone and it clocks in as the thinnest and lightest phone you can buy in the United States at 3.5 ounces. The VIVO Air is also made of aluminum magnesium alloy, giving it a very sturdy build. The device is powered by a MediaTek MT6592 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a Mali GPU. On the front is a 4.8-inch, 720 display, and there’s an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel shooter on the front. The VIVO Air comes in two models: white with gold accents, or black with gun-metal accents. You can buy the smartphone for $199 from Amazon.com and other retailers in mid-to-late January.
The second device we like from BLU Products is the Studio Energy, a 5-inch device with an outstanding 5,000mAh battery pack, dwarfing the Droid Turbo’s 3,900mAh battery. Owners of this device can expect four days of “standard” use at a time with the size of its battery. The device Studio Energy has a 1.3GHz MediaTek processor, 720p screen, HSPA+ data, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front shooter. The smartphone will cost $179 unlocked when it ships in late January.