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BLU Tank Extreme 5.0 (2017) review

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Mediatek MT6580
Mali-400 MP2
1 GB / 8 GB
5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus

BLU announced the launch of the Tank Extreme 5.0 smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the BLU Tank Extreme 5.0 phone with 5 inches display, Mediatek MT6580 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The BLU Tank Extreme 5.0 comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5 inches phone comes with IPS display (720 x 1280 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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BLU Tank Extreme 5.0 specifications

BrandBLU
NameTank Extreme 5.0
ModelT490Q
Release date2017

Body

The weight of BLU Tank Extreme 5.0 is about 6.38 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BLU phone are average (6.04 x 3.14 x 0.54 inches).

Weight6.38 oz
Dimensions6.04 x 3.14 x 0.54 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The BLU Tank Extreme 5.0 comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCMediatek MT6580
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP2

Display

The size of Tank Extreme 5.0 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches IPS display of BLU Tank Extreme 5.0 with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of BLU Tank Extreme 5.0 (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Tank Extreme 5.0 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.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The BLU Tank Extreme 5.0 doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. 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 Tank Extreme 5.0 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 3000 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 battery of Tank Extreme 5.0 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable

Features

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 comes 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 Tank Extreme 5.0 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. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, IP65 dustproof and waterproof
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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 Tank Extreme 5.0, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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