I forget what it was that made me pay attention to this phone. Usually I ignore BLU phone unless they mention a six-inch screen.
This one has a 5.2-inch screen. And when it was introduced, it was at a special (and temporary) US$99 price. It’s now at US$149.
I have to say this is the first phone with a small screen that I find very tempting.
The back camera is apparently kick-ass killer is why. Aside from the screen also being full 1920 x 1080 HD, bright, with great contrast.
Same-day update after the break at end of post.
Here’s a guy so in love with it he ditched his Nexus 6P:
Someone in Comments there wrote:
This blu phone is just a rebranded micromax canvas 5, it will never get updates
And this video shows three camera photo samples (around 2:57 in) that impressed the hell out of me:
That camera is clearly better than the one on the Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G that I’ve been lusting after.
The camera of a phone matters a lot to me. What’s the point otherwise?
So, this phone is now on my radar.
Same-day update: J. Williams posted his camera video:
So Macro mode looks a little weak, but otherwise I’m impressed.
Second same-day update: Android Authority is impressed too. Their camera samples are less impressive. AnTuTu 6.x score is in the 37,000 range.
As a triage phone for me, this could do. I don’t know of anything else as impressive for this price.