Product Launch by Luke Jones on Wednesday August 06, 2014.
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One of the better budget smartphone manufacturer out there is Blu, a brand that typically delivers plenty of bang for your buck. Sure, if you rock a Blu device then you may not be mixing it with the giant companies of the mobile world, but your left field choice will still be solid. The company has today launched a couple of new handsets that target two of the best budget smartphones on the market.When Motorola launched the Moto G last year the company changed the game. Here was a handset that was saying "I am affordable, look good, and can perform like a device twice my price". It really was a huge statement and it helped to reshape the budget smartphone market, paving the way for a vibrant corner of the smartphone world to emerge. Earlier this year Motorola followed it up with the Moto E, a handset that did much the same for the entry level as the G did for budget. Blu thinks it can top those Moto smartphones, and while you are right in thinking it is not the first company to think that, its new devices are worth a closer look. First up there is the Blu Studio C Mini, a handset that will be going up against the Moto E, so we think it?s only fair to compare them. The Studio C Mini gets a larger 4.7-inch screen compared to the 4.3 inch panel on the Moto E, but neither device will wow you with resolution. Under the hood there is a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 with 512mb of RAM, the Moto E packs a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 with 1GB of RAM so wins this round. Elsewhere both devices get 4GB of internal storage and MicrosSD expansion, while both pack 5 megapixel rear cameras. The C Mini does get a 2MP front facer though whereas the Moto E is bare of lenses up front. Any compromises the Studio C Mini may have are arguably made up for with its price, as it will retail for $120 (the Moto E is $130). Next up is the Studio 5.0 C HD, a smartphone with the Moto G in its crosshairs. The C HD gets a sizeable 5-inch screen with 720p resolution, while the Moto G packs a smaller 4.5-inch 720p display, which you prefer will be personal choice. The processor is a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 with 1GB of RAM, while the G sports a Snapdragon 400 with the same RAM, so again it is a split. The Studio 5.0 C HD does get an 8MP shooter though, while the Moto G only gets a 5MP lens, although the HD loses out in terms of storage, with the G's 8GB besting the 4GB available here (although expandable storage is supported). Again, price could be the kicker, with the Blu handset a full $30 cheaper than the Moto G at $150. source: Android Police
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at Glamorgan University before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news.