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BLU Studio XL (2015) review

Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop)
Mediatek MT6582M
Mali-400 MP2
1 GB / 8 GB
6 inch (540 x 960 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

BLU announced the launch of the Studio XL smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the BLU Studio XL phone with 6 inch display, Mediatek MT6582M chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The BLU Studio XL smartphone comes with Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. The 6 inch phone comes with a high resolution IPS display (540 x 960 px). This screen can reproduce accurate and vibrant colors. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The Studio XL also features a 2 MP front-facing camera.

BLU Studio XL specifications

BrandBLU
NameStudio XL
ModelD850Q
Release date2015

Body

Weight6.28 oz
Dimensions6.5 x 3.34 x 0.34 inch
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of BLU Studio XL is about 6.28 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BLU smartphone are average (6.5 x 3.34 x 0.34 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.

System

OS versionAndroid OS v5.0 (Lollipop)
SoCMediatek MT6582M
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP2

The BLU Studio XL comes with Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop) 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 Studio XL has a Mediatek MT6582M CPU. This mid-range, quad-core CPU is capable of delivering fast and efficient performance for a wide range of tasks. The Studio XL utilizes Mali-400 MP2 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.

Display

Display typeIPS
Screen size6 inch
Resolution540 x 960 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 6 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 6 inch display should be large enough to provide a comfortable viewing experience for your needs, whether it's reading text, browsing the web, or watching videos. 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 Studio XL is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.

Memory

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

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. 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 Studio XL has only 8 GB of internal storage. The memory of BLU Studio XL (1 GB) 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.

Camera

Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera2 MP

The Studio XL 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 Studio XL 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 Studio XL 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.

Connectivity

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The BLU Studio XL supports 2G and 3G networks only. 3G is obsolete now, because most phones can use 4G and 5G networks. The BLU Studio XL like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi networks use radio waves to transmit data between devices and a wireless access point, which is typically connected to a wired network and serves as a hub for wireless devices to connect to the internet or other networks.

The Studio XL 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. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board.

The Studio 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 Studio XL phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station. The Studio 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 Studio 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.

Battery

TypeLi-Ion 3000 mAh

The Li-Ion 3000 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 Studio XL is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

Features

Sensorsaccelerometer, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

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 Dual SIM capability of BLU Studio 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 Studio XL, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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