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How will you use your Smartphone?New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?The operating system is a matter of taste; on this Studio X9 HD 8 GB, Blu chose Android.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
Following our tests, we see that this Studio X9 HD 8 GB is not good for all cases.It’s a model that’s mostly intended for troubleshooting.In conclusion, it’s a pricey choice.
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The Studio X9 HD 8 GB, the right choice for surfing the internet?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone.If for you, a phone is just for making calls, you probably won’t need a smartphone.
A model that fits in your pocket: the Studio X9 HD 8 GB.A modest 5-inch screen, which on the other hand is easier to fit in a pocket and easier to hold.
Obviously with this size, it is not easy to surf the net.Forget the videos, too.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
The device is equipped with Wifi.This means that the connection will be easier during your internet browsing.This smartphone has GPS.You’ll appreciate not having to ask for directions anymore.Important when you’re away from home.
This on model, you can have more than one phone number.This means that it is possible to have several active subscriptions in the device.This will even be possible with competing operators.It can be interesting when you travel abroad.
It is important to note that this model does not include reinforced glass.It’s hard to predict that a device will never fall down.
If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
Because of its battery, the range of this model is one of the worst.With a power of 2000 mAh, you will be forced to recharge more often.As a precaution, you may have an external battery available nearby.
And since Blu did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
Is this device good for listening to music and watching videos?
Smartphones have become the new televisions.It’s a device that is always at hand.You can also listen to continuous music anywhere.They are quite powerful and quite connected by streaming video.However, not all smartphones will do the trick.
Unsurprisingly, this model is not really made for multimedia.It is one of the worst in this area.It’s hard to watch a video.A resolution which is moreover in 720 x 1280.However, you can use it to listen to your music playlist.
The screen of this model has been switched to LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching).That is to say that it offers very good colours and very wide viewing angles.
Blu has also designed this product for audio use.The 3.5mm jack input allows the connection of headphones and/or a microphone.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
The right model to play with?
For games, you need performance.Batteries are put to the test every day due to the use of mobile internet and applications.For smooth and responsive rendering on 3D video games, it is necessary to combine a good processor with a good graphics processor.Simply put, the higher these features are, the better your gaming experience will be.
In the end, we found that the power of this Studio X9 HD 8 GB is below its competitors.The Mediatek MT6580 (28 nm) processor is weak and the graphics processing unit of a lower quality than we would have liked.Which makes it look just passable.
A smartphone with RAM, but the bare minimum.This phone only defaults to 8 GB; that’s probably fair.In fact, for some passionate users, Blu has provided an extra space to add more.
If you play a lot for several hours you will find that the battery is low.The result is at the bottom of our ranking.With a power of 2000 mAH, it will need to be recharged during the day.
Performance and good display were expected for the possible applications of this model.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.Its entry-level design with a smaller-than-average screen gives a disappointing result.The precision of the image, the colours; so many elements that will limit your desire to read on this phone.
Finally, it should be noted that NFC (contactless payment) is not possible with this smartphone.
What about the videos?
Having become an essential use of smartphones, the photo function has made great strides since the first generations.The reason being related to the millions of pixels they are equipped with.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Being able to share photos taken with one click is also important.Blu is renowned for the quality of its sensors and the design of its smartphones.
The company has done the bare minimum in this case.This model thus has only one objective.
If you are very attached to the quality of the photos, you may be disappointed by this Studio X9 HD 8 GB.A photo resolution of 8 Mp which gives a low quality result.This phone offers very little space: 8 GB; this is the smallest phone available.Not enough to back up all your video files or music.With this amount available, you will need to quickly sort through what you want to keep and delete the rest.
The Studio X9 HD 8 GB in conclusion
This Studio X9 HD 8 GB is not good for all uses.It’s a model that’s mostly intended for troubleshooting.Only its well-placed price is interesting; it can be a temporary choice.