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BLU Studio 5.3 in white makes a point out of not being your typical budget smartphone

Let’s face it: the BLU Studio 5.3, which is on our hands today, looks like anything but a budget minded Android smartphone. It is very big and very white. And yes: it also packs two SIM card slots and two (!) homescreen buttons.

Without a closer look at its hardware and specs, the BLU Studio 5.3 can easily pass for a direct competitor to the mighty Samsung Galaxy Note. But it is not. It costs less than half the Korean royalty, and doesn’t have the ambition to go head to head with it

Instead, the white dressed giant is gunning for the hordes of budget Android devices, sporting displays in the 3″ range, and falling short from the presence it packs.

Now on with the specs. The BLU Studio 5.3 features a an ARMv6 CPU, clocked at 650MHz, a PowerVR SGX531 GPU, and 512MB of RAM. There is 200MB of built-in memory, which can be further expanded through a microSD card slot. The screen is a massive 5.3 incher, which is let down by its WVGA resolution, giving it the lowly pixel density of 176 ppi. There is a 5MP camera on the devices back, and a VGA front unit for video calls.

Quite logically, the measures of the BLU Studio 5.3 are hardly the most pocket friendly ones out there. They are 150 x 81 x 10.9 mm, while the device’s weight tips the scale at 192 grams. A 2500 mAh battery powers the phoneblet lookalike.

BLU Studio 5.3 live photos

In the software department of the BLU Studio 5.3, you get Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread out of the box. Interestingly enough, the device’s UI comes with a slew of themes and launchers out of the box, thus allowing you to make it look right up to your taste. Check it out in action below.

Are you curious to find out more about this peculiar budget device? Stick around, because we have a review in the works!


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