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BLU G5 (2019) review

Android OS v9.0 (Pie)
Unisoc SC9863A
PowerVR GE8322
2 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inch (720 x 1440 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

BLU announced the launch of the G5 smartphone in 2019. The manufacturer is offering the BLU G5 phone with 5.5 inch display, Unisoc SC9863A chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The BLU G5 smartphone runs on the Android OS v9.0 (Pie) operating system. This phone uses a high resolution 720 x 1440 px, 5.5 inch IPS display. This screen can produce vibrant and accurate colors, providing an enjoyable viewing experience for multimedia content, gaming, and general usage. This phone has only one rear-camera (13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus) on its back for photos and videos. Some smartphones with multi-camera setups offer specialized features like macro photography, low-light capabilities, or advanced image stabilization. The selfie camera of G5 allows you to capture self-portraits or group photos without needing someone else to take the picture for you.

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BLU G5 specifications

BrandBLU
NameG5
ModelG5
Release date2019

Body

Weight6.6 oz
Dimensions5.93 x 2.81 x 0.41 inch
Colorsblack, blue, red
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of the BLU G5 is 6.6 oz. It is still considered to be relatively lightweight and portable. The dimensions of this BLU smartphone are average (5.93 x 2.81 x 0.41 inch). For some people, larger smartphones are more comfortable to hold and easier to use, as they provide a larger display for watching videos, browsing the web, and using apps. A Nano SIM is a chipcard that is used in smartphones as a subscriber identity module (SIM). Nano SIM is the smallest SIM card size available and is currently the most widely used SIM card size in newer devices.

System

OS versionAndroid OS v9.0 (Pie)
SoCUnisoc SC9863A
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A55, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A55
GPUPowerVR GE8322
PerformanceAnTuTu v9: 99792

The BLU G5 comes with Android OS v9.0 (Pie) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is an open-source operating system, which means that the source code is freely available to the public and can be modified and distributed by anyone. The BLU G5 has Unisoc SC9863A chipset. The octa-core CPU is fast enough. This makes it ideal for running resource-intensive applications such as video editing, 3D rendering, and gaming.

The BLU G5 comes with PowerVR GE8322 Graphics Processing Unit. The GPU is optimized for parallel processing and complex mathematical operations required for rendering and manipulating graphics. PowerVR GPUs are considered to be highly competitive with other leading mobile GPUs, such as ARM Mali and Adreno. We use AnTuTu app to analyze the performance of this device. It is designed to measure and evaluate the performance of different hardware components of a device, including the CPU, GPU, RAM and storage.

Display

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution720 x 1440 px
Multitouch supportyes

This smartphone comes with an IPS display. IPS is known for its ability to provide wide viewing angles and accurate color reproduction. IPS panels have become more energy-efficient over time, allowing for longer battery life in portable devices. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The display size represents the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner. Text will be easier to read, and videos will be more immersive on a larger display. This smartphone is multitouch capable. Multitouch is a feature in smartphones that allows for the detection and tracking of multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously. It enables users to interact with the device using more than one finger or touch input at the same time.

Memory

RAM2 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

With 2 GB of RAM, a smartphone can run multiple apps simultaneously without experiencing any significant lag or slow performance. Having more RAM alone does not necessarily guarantee better performance, and other factors such as the processor and storage speed can also impact overall performance. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The G5 has 32 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the G5 (32 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.

Camera

Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera8 MP

This smartphone has only one camera on its back. If you have budget limitations or prioritize other features over a multi-camera system, this single camera setup can be a suitable choice. The autofocus is an important feature in this smartphone. Autofocus helps the camera to focus on a subject automatically, which ensures that the resulting photo or video is clear and sharp. The G5 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS). OIS technology is more commonly found in higher-end smartphones and is designed to reduce camera shake and blur, resulting in sharper and clearer images and videos.

Connectivity

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The BLU G5 supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G stands for fourth-generation mobile networks, which are wireless networks that provide faster data transfer speeds and greater network capacity than previous 3G networks. The BLU G5 can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places such as coffee shops or airports. It operates within specific frequency bands, typically 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz, allowing devices to communicate wirelessly within a certain range.

With Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect your G5 smartphone to a wide range of Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, speakers, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and more. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. GPS (Global Positioning System) is a satellite-based navigation system that allows you to determine your location and get directions to your desired destination. The G5 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 G5 phone has built-in FM radio receiver. FM radio allows users to tune in to local radio stations and listen to live broadcasts, news, music, and other content. The G5 has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The G5 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.

Battery

TypeLi-Po 3000 mAh

The Li-Po 3000 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of G5 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

Features

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes: X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). When an object, such as your hand or face, comes close to the sensor of G5, it triggers a response that can be used for specific functions or features. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone that enables it to measure the intensity of light around the device. The Dual SIM capability of BLU G5 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 G5, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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