Blu Products is an American phone manufacturer that designs budget Android smartphones that sell supporting all carriers (unlocked cell phones). Blu cell phones are innovative, and premium designed to match up the latest trends in mobile phone industry and are available at a low cost without sacrificing performance or fashion.
Although the Blu unlocked phones cannot compete with large companies such as Apple or Samsung, the small price tag often makes them best selling cheap phones. For instance, Blu R1 HD is available for just $49.99 for Amazon Prime members. That little pricing enables Blu to sell its devices for a long time, and sell more cheap unlocked phones in the US than any other manufacturer.
With Blu Pure XL featuring a 24MP camera with 4K video recording as its best device, these are the best Blu phones available today.
Blu Pure XR
Released August 2016: Although being a bit old, Pure XR is one of top budget phones of the moment. It sports a metal body design for a premium preview with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display panel featuring FHD resolution on top of it. The 4GB of RAM and a 16MP primary camera further highlight its general specifications.
Blu Pure XR has its screen supports 3D Touch and is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to offer some protection against scratches and drops. Its primary camera is a 16MP wide-angle unit with a large f/1.8 aperture lens, phase detection autofocus, laser autofocus, and dual-tone LED flash for snapping high-resolution videos at 1080p. In selfie terms, this Blu smartphone houses an 8MP wide angle secondary camera with f/1.4 aperture that also shoots videos at 1080p.
It runs the Helio P1o with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (can be extended by another 64GB via a microSD) and is pre-loaded with Android 6 Marshmallow. The handset is equipped with a front-mounted fingerprint, is 4G LTE-enabled, and gets powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. The power consumption on this phone is slow and fast charging will help on a faster revival. The Pure XR is available for orders on Amazon for $272.See Blu Pure XR at Amazon
Blu Pure XL
Released September 2016: Blu is mostly known for distributing some of the best cheap Android phones, but back in 2015, they tried on going beyond mid-range specs. The 6.0-inch Blu Pure XL packs a QHD Super AMOLED display, a beefy 24MP camera (the only Blu phone to support 4K video recording) and runs the MediaTek Helio X10 chipset with 64GB of flash memory.
The Blu Pure XL specs involve 3GB of RAM, 64GB of flash storage with a dedicated slot for a microSD (up to 64GB) for additional memory, and Android 5.1 Lollipop. Tne 24MP phase detection autofocus OIS primary camera with dual-tone LED flash snaps clear 4K videos while the 8MP selfie shooter record 1080p hi-res videos. This is company’s best device by far and the best Blu phone for photography.
This behemoth phone supports 4G LTE network, WiFi, GPS, NFC, and a rear-mounted fingerprint. It gets powered by a 3,500 mAh battery and costs $360.See Blu Pure XL at Amazon
Blu Life One X2
Released September 2016: The Life One X2 is one of those cheap unlocked phones you don’t want to miss out when looking to purchase a smartphone that won’t cost you a kidney. It has a premium body design made of metal with a 5.2-inch FHD LCD display panel made of Gorilla Glass 3 and runs the Snapdragon 430 SoC with up to 4GB of RAM. A front-mounted fingerprint and a 16MP primary camera further highlight its outlook and photography spectrum.
The handset has a clean design, and its 16MP camera has phase detection autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone flash for recording clear hi-resolution 1080p videos. The featured selfie camera is an 8MP unit with a flash of its own for selfie enhancement. It has versions with 2GB and 4GB of RAM with 32GB and 64GB of respective expandable memory and runs the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.
This Blu Android phone supports two SIM cards, 4G LTE network, WiFi, GPS, and a fingerprint sensor on the front-facing Home button. It gets powered by a decent 3,150 mAh battery and is priced at only $149.99. You can opt for the Blu Life One X2 Mini for $159.99, a smaller version of the Life One X2 having a 13MP camera and 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Also available on Amazon.See Blu Life One X2 at Amazon
Blu Vivo 6
Released November 2016: The Vivo 6 is the current best member of Blu Vivo phone series and one of the best unlocked phones for sale. It is an upgraded version of the Vivo 5R that replaces the rear fingerprint for a front-mounted unit and runs a faster chipset. The faster processor enables it to bear more memory while the design changes give it a better preview.
Blu Vivo 6 continues the 5.5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, sports a 13MP phase detection autofocus with f/2.0 aperture lens and HDR for full HD videos, and sports an 8MP secondary camera. It runs the MediaTek Helio P10 mobile processor with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of memory (expandable by up to 256GB), and pre-loads Android 6.
This phone offered as an unlocked Android device supports two SIM cards, 4G LTE network, fingerprint, USB Type-C, and houses a 3,130 mAh battery. Availability is supported on Amazon where the phone is listed for $229.See Blu Life Vivo 6 at Amazon
Blu Vivo 5R
Released September 2016: The Vivo 5R adds in specs and features when compared with its predecessor, Blu Vivo 5, another decent and cheap Amazon Blu phone. It as well comes boasting a 5.5-inch display made of the 3rd generation of Gorilla Glass but this time upgrades to the FHD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, brings a better selfie camera, more memory, and a later version of the Android OS.
The Blu Vivo 5R and Vivo 5 both run the Mediatek MT6753 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of flash memory, but the latest edition supports microSD up to 256GB and is upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow (the Vivo 5 supports microSD up to 64GB and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop).
The Blu Vivo phone features a fingerprint sensor on the rear, supports two SIM cards and 4G LTE network, a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash for recording high-definition videos and an 8MP selfie shooter that as well shoots 1080p clips. It gets powered by a 3,150 mAh battery and can be purchased on Amazon for $185. Its old-generation Vivo 5 is similarly priced and it as well can be found on Amazon.See Blu Life Vivo 5R at Amazon
Blu R1 Plus
Released April 2017: One of the latest and most thrilling cheap unlocked cell phones is made by Blu and is called R1 Plus. While it doesn’t add more pixels on the screen, it brings a large battery with a capacity of 4,000 mAh to its low specs. Unfortunately, this device does not have a biometric identification feature which could further highlight it.
Blu R1 Plus features a 5.5-inch HD display, a 13MP phase detection autofocus camera, 5MP selfie snapper, runs the MediaTek MT6737 processor with up to three gigs of RAM and 32GB of expandable memory. Android 6 is what covers user interface and the rest of the general features and supports.
It is a cheap 4G smartphone that can run two SIM cards, has GPS, WiFi, and the 4,000 mAh battery to keep it up for up to 72 hours on heavy use. Blu R1 Plus expects orders on Amazon for $160.See Blu R1 Plus at Amazon
Blu Vivo XL2
Released January 2017: The Vivo XL2 is another low-entry smartphone alternative offered by Blu. It launched early this year and follows the company’s line of downgrading devices and brings fewer features than 2016 line of Blu phones.
The handset sports a 5.5-inch HD screen, 13MP camera, 8MP selfie snapper, runs MediaTek MT6737T, Android 6, has 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage and supports two SIM cards. Blu Vivo XL2 costs $150.See Blu Vivo XL2 at Amazon
Blu Tank Xtreme 5.0
Released January 2017: Blu Tank series of phones are a bit different from the rest of smartphones built by Blu. With the Tank series, Blu focuses on bringing durable phones that cost a little. Blu Tank Xtreme 5.0 is the latest member of Blu rugged phone series and is currently company’s best.
The handset sports a rugged design and is IP65 certified for durability against water and dust, it sports a 5.0-inch HD screen, 5MP cameras on both sides, supports 4G LTE network, and runs the MediaTek MT6580 chipset with one GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable memory. It is preloaded with Android 6, gets powered by a 3,000 mAh battery, and is priced at just $125.See Blu Tank Xtreme 5.0 at Amazon