Blu Studio 7.0 is now tagged as the ‘world’s first 7-inch smartphone’. This ground-breaking device was manufactured by Blu, a US-based company designing its handsets in Miami and assembling in China. Today devices with screens size similar with Blu Studio 7.0 are considered phablets or tablets which can also function as a phone. You must be a little surprised that it is very affordable even with its multi-functionality. But what can we realistically expect from a 7-inch smartphone that is only $149?

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The thing is it has decent features but you cannot really set the bars high. Considering its reasonable value, what was invested on its size seemed to be knocked off from its other features. In short, it fell short on quality compared to similar devices on the market.

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The Blu Studio 7.0 comes in blue, grey, gold and white with a perforated back like Samsung’s sports a 600 x 1024 pixel resolution display with a poor 169 ppi density. However, it has redeemed itself as it operates with the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat. It houses a dual-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek processor with 1GB of RAM. It has an acceptable 5 MP rear autofocus camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front snapper. It has 8 GB of expandable storage space and uses a 3000 mAh battery.

Its main highlight being its huge dimension, it measures 187.5 x 103 x 9.4 mm and weighs 294 grams. It is already up for grabs in Amazon. It is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile and other GSM networks in the US.

Would you consider getting yourself one of these?