BLU announced the launch of the Advance A5 smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the BLU Advance A5 phone with 5 inch display, Mediatek MT6570 chipset, 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.
The BLU Advance A5 series was launched with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) pre-installed, but it is upgradable to newer versions of OS as they become available. The 5 inch phone comes with a high resolution IPS display (480 x 854 px). This screen can reproduce accurate and vibrant colors. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The Advance A5 also features a 2 MP front-facing camera.
BLU Advance A5 specifications
|Dimensions||5.7 x 2.8 x 0.41 inch|
|SIM type||Micro SIM|
The weight of BLU Advance A5 is about 5.04 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BLU smartphone are average (5.7 x 2.8 x 0.41 inch). Smaller smartphones are more compact and easier to carry around, but they may have smaller displays that can be harder to read and interact with. A micro SIM is a smaller (15 x 12 x 0.76 mm) version of the standard SIM card used in mobile devices. The micro SIM card provides the same functionality as the standard SIM card, allowing the user to connect to a cellular network and use mobile data, voice, and messaging services.
|OS version||Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7|
The BLU Advance A5 comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open-source software. The Advance A5 has a Mediatek MT6570 CPU. This CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. The Advance A5 utilizes Mali-400 MP1 GPU. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized chip that is primarily designed to handle and accelerate the processing of graphics and visual data. It is responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations on a smartphone screen. ARM Mali GPUs are widely used in mobile devices and have a good reputation for performance and power efficiency. They offer competitive performance and power efficiency, making them suitable for a range of applications, including gaming, multimedia, and user interface rendering.
|Screen size||5 inch|
|Resolution||480 x 854 px|
The 5 inch phone comes with IPS display. The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption. The 5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. A larger screen typically requires more power to illuminate, which can impact battery life. The display of BLU Advance A5 is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.
|Internal storage||8 GB|
|Memory card slot||microSD|
512 MB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Most smartphones today come with at least 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, and some high-end devices have even more. Having more RAM in a smartphone can provide benefits in terms of performance and multitasking. When you have more RAM, you can keep more apps and processes open in the background without slowing down the device. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The Advance A5 has only 8 GB of internal storage. The memory of BLU Advance A5 (512 MB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. A microSD card is a type of small, removable flash memory card used to store digital information.
|Main camera||5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus|
|Selfie camera||2 MP|
The Advance A5 offers only a single-camera setup. The single camera can still be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of the Advance A5 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of Advance A5 smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones, particularly for those who frequently use their phones to take photos and videos.
|GSM 2G bands||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Network coverage||2G / 3G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Headphone||3.5 mm jack|
The BLU Advance A5 supports 2G and 3G networks only. 3G is obsolete now, because most phones can use 4G and 5G networks. To connect to a Wi-Fi network on the BLU Advance A5, you simply need to go to the Wi-Fi settings on the device, select the network you want to connect to, and enter the password. The Advance A5 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology that allows devices to connect and communicate with each other over short distances.
The Advance A5 has a GPS receiver. GPS allows smartphones to determine their precise location and provide accurate navigation and mapping services. This includes turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, points of interest, and alternative routes. The Advance A5 isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful for a variety of tasks and features.
The Advance A5 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station. The Advance A5 has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The Advance A5 smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.
|Type||Li-Ion 2000 mAh|
The Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Advance A5 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.
|Sensors||accelerometer, light, proximity|
Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This BLU phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The ambient light sensor detects the level of ambient light in the surrounding environment. The main purpose of a light sensor in a smartphone is to automatically adjust the brightness of the device's display. The Dual SIM capability of BLU Advance A5 phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use.
The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the BLU Advance A5, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.
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