BLU Studio 5.3 II Unboxing: Galaxy Note II competitor?

Aaron Baker
member from Dallas, TX
Published: April 4, 2013

They're trying to go head to head with popular smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note II and LG Optimus G Pro - and if price is an early indicator, they'll do well in many markets worldwide.  Meet BLU, a Miami-based phone manufacturer that's working to lower the price point of unlocked devices.  Available for $229.99, the BLU Studio 5.3 II specs include:

  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 5.3-inch qHD (540x960) display
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording
  • 2,200 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM card slots (miniSIM)
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

As you'd expect, the screen isn't up to par with the high-end devices on the market and the 512 MB of RAM will turn off Android geeks, but for someone that wants a big phone without a big price tag, the BLU Studio 5.3 II could do the trick.