BLU announced the launch of the Grand XL smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the BLU Grand XL phone with 5.5 inch display, Mediatek MT6580 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.
The BLU Grand XL smartphone runs on the Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) operating system. The IPS display of this phone provides wide viewing angles, accurate color reproduction, better contrast and black levels, fast response times, and consistent image quality. This phone has only one rear-camera (8 MP, 3264 x 2448 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 front camera of Grand XL gives you the freedom to capture moments with yourself or your friends and family easily.
BLU Grand XL specifications
|Dimensions||6.2 x 3.09 x 0.36 inch|
|Colors||black, gold, rose-gold, silver|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
The weight of the BLU Grand XL is 5.01 oz. It is still considered to be relatively lightweight and portable. The dimensions of this BLU smartphone are average (6.2 x 3.09 x 0.36 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.
|OS version||Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7|
|Performance||AnTuTu v9: 31905|
The BLU Grand XL comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Google regularly releases new versions of Android with new features, improvements, and security updates. The Grand XL has a Mediatek MT6580 CPU. A quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. The BLU Grand XL comes with Mali-400 MP2 Graphics Processing Unit. The GPU is optimized for parallel processing and complex mathematical operations required for rendering and manipulating graphics.
ARM Mali GPUs are considered to be a good option for mobile devices, providing a good balance of performance and power efficiency, and are widely used in many popular smartphones and tablets. 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.
|Screen size||5.5 inch|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 px|
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.
|Internal storage||8 GB|
|Memory card slot||microSD|
1 GB 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. The amount of RAM needed for optimal performance depends on factors such as the operating system, the apps and services you use, and how you use your device. If you primarily use your smartphone for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32GB may be sufficient for your needs. The Grand XL has only 8 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the Grand XL (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. MicroSD cards are popular because they're small, lightweight, and easy to use.
|Main camera||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus|
|Selfie camera||5 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. Grand XL is equipped with a basic camera setup, and it does not have any advanced features. Basic camera setups are designed to fulfill the needs of users who prioritize affordability and basic photography requirements.
|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 Grand XL supports 2G and 3G networks only. Compared to modern 4G and 5G networks, 3G networks are generally considered to be relatively slow. The BLU Grand XL supports the latest Wi-Fi standards. Wi-Fi is now a ubiquitous technology that is widely used in homes, businesses, public spaces, and other environments around the world. The Grand XL supports the latest Bluetooth standards, which offers faster data transfer speeds, better range, and improved reliability compared to previous versions of Bluetooth.
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 Grand XL 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 Grand XL phone has built-in FM radio. During emergencies or natural disasters when cellular networks may be congested or disrupted, FM radio can provide a reliable source of information and emergency alerts.
The Grand XL has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The Grand XL 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 2650 mAh, non-removable|
The Li-Ion 2650 mAh, non-removable 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 Grand XL does not have a removable battery. The battery is integrated into the phone's design and is not intended to be removed or replaced by the user.
|Sensors||accelerometer, light, proximity|
Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The BLU Grand XL smartphone has an accelerometer. The presence of an accelerometer in smartphones enables a range of interactive and intuitive functionalities that enhance the user experience and enable innovative applications. When an object, such as your hand or face, comes close to the sensor of Grand XL, 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 Grand XL 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 Grand XL, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.
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