T-Mobile LTE compatible BLU Studio 5.0 now available

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The BLU Studio 5.0 just got a refresh with some tasty Magenta-flavored LTE support. A non-LTE version of the handset has been available for a little while now, and hosts some very acceptable features and specs for a device that only costs $249 SIM-free. It has a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core processor. It also has an 8MP camera with HD video recording, a 1.6MP front-facing camera and a 5.0-inch display.

And now, it’s available with support for T-Mobile’s LTE frequencies:

“The Studio 5.0 LTE is comes with 4G LTE bands 4 (1700Mhz) and 7 (2600Mhz)  and 3G bands 850/1700/1900/2100.”

Although the specs aren’t exactly mouth-watering, the device is clearly designed and priced as a mid/low end product. And, if the price doesn’t tempt you, perhaps the knowledge that it’s available in Magenta coloring will.

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Have you ever tried a BLU smartphone? Have you been tempted to? Let us know. Find out more about the BLU Studio 5.0 LTE here.

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  • bton

    Is it dual sim?

  • Dave H

    I am using a Blu studio 5.0 II and is it great.

  • Darkelf

    It will be available in May.

    • Allen Enriquez

      You mean in T-MOBILE US!?

      • Darkelf

        No not for tmobile us, it stated on blu products website that the lte version will be released in May

  • UMA_Fan

    What the hell is this?

  • BlackJu

    they are also making a Windows phone… Probably another low end device, but I like the look of some of their devices. As I understand it, these are popular in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Thor

    Finally some T mobile frequency’s. One issue with Tmobile is their stores lack of large phones not named Samsung Note. Sony has a large phone as do a few other manufacturers , but no tmobile.

    • ChitChatCat

      T-Mobile phones with the same size or larger screen than this phone: Google Nexus 5 by LG, LG G2, LG G Flex, HTC One M8, Sony Z1S. Oh, yeah, and the Samsungs.

  • Thor

    My Point being maybe now that Blu has our frequencies may be t mobile will sell them in store. HTC one max has no tmobile frequencies.

  • JBrowne1012

    Not mouth watering high end but if t-mobile could put these on the shelves rather than alcatel and huawei for the budget friendly crowd who wants just enough then it would be nice and would put BLU on the map for competition. This Blu would make a great back up phone.

  • steveb944

    As far as I know they’re pretty terrible on updates.

    If you’re considering this device PLEASE look at the Moto X sale first.

    • PiCASSiMO

      Agreed.

  • billmayor

    I’ll wait for the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (mid May).

    Even though its smaller than my current screen size (Note2), and still questioning if Tmobile LTE bands are included.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    I’d still wager the Moto G is a better value for your parents/grand parents/ secondary device, despite it not having LTE. The Moto G I got my mother has a good build quality, Fantastic battery life, Superb screen, and she gets 12-15Mbps regularly (that’s not bad for HSPA+21 at all). She’s VERY satisfied with it, and so am I. There’s definitely a reason it’s sold so good.

  • AB

    I’ve purchased one before. The first 5inch Blu product. I actually liked it a lot. The only problems I had was the network speed(because to the time it didn’t work with 4G on T-Mobile), and it was a bit to thick. Otherwise it was a pretty nice phone.

  • KlausWillSeeYouNow

    I’ve had several BLUs, and they’re quality devices. I’m really happy with them. My Life One X has received two updates so far, and they’re guaranteeing 4.4. So I would highly recommend their devices.

  • Ordeith

    They lost me at 4GB internal storage.
    I wonder if T-Mobile will carry BLU’s upcoming Windows Phone device.

  • Allen Enriquez

    Bring it, bring it at T-MOBILE US y’all!

  • HSPA+

    This device will do great…l have been using blu devices since day one….im currently using the blu studio 5.5s and l love it…now that they are adding LTE it will make it that much better….I hope t-mobile does’nt pick them up for the reason of the price going up. It will happen one day though….Congrats Blu….Keep up the good work.

  • Andrea McCowen

    “Now available” you say? A month later and it’s no where to be found. So where is it?

  • David

    I picked a blue studio 5.0 LTE at metro pcs . It works great good service great connectivity just trying to find a decent case for it is hell.. I need a good combo hard and jelly case or if blue could get otter to make some ide be extatic…