After launching several Mini series in their lower-budget line, Blu went on by introducing a selfie-centric phone with a bargain price. Dubbed as Studio Selfie 2, the handset replaces the Blu Studio Selfie that was launched last year. Interested? Follow us on this review.

PROS:

  • Flat, slick design
  • Stand-out battery durability

CONS:

  • Low pixel density
  • Small RAM

blu-studio-selfie-2Typically, when it comes to form factor, there’s nothing you can hope for when buying an under-$100 device. Although in Studio Selfie 2 case, the plastic frame has been slated wonderfully by manufacturer, bringing flat design across the front and back. The corners are symetrically curvy, and the edges have been made rounded to serve for better palm grip. The dimension stands at 8.5mm slim while the weight counts at 153g.

The 5-inch display features only FWVGA (854 x 480p) resolution, resulting in 194 ppi. That’s way too low for 2016 standard, even for a cheap phone. The screen is an IPS LCD trademarket as BLU Infinite View, giving you a wide outlook angle.

Under the hood, the Studio Selfie 2 packs 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580 coupled with 1GB of RAM. A standard Mali-400 GPU is provided in the package, alongside 8GB of internal storage. There’s dedicated microSD slot that allows for a maximum 64GB extra storage. The operating system is Android 5.0 Lollipop at default, but users can have an immediate upgrade to 6.0 Marshmallow.

Speaking of the camera, there’s actually only a pair of 5MP cameras on the front and back. The rear one, having a f/2.4 aperture, is supported with PDAF and HD video recording capability at 30fps. It takes decent photos under ideal daylight.

Considering the low specifications, you’ll be happy to know that this handset brought a 3000 mAh battery. Blu said it has 25 days stand-by time, while under regular use it should outlast a full day.

Carrying $69 price tag, the Blu Studio Selfie 2 is another typical cheap phone from the manufacturer itself. The camera as the name suggests isn’t the best and won’t even match those found in $150-above devices, but the overall durability worth big applauds.