With the Blu Selfie, it doesn’t take any detours into telling people what it’s intended purpose would be. It has a 13-megapixel front-facing camera, which is, of course, to take great selfies. However, it is placed in a price point that won’t immediately compel people to buy it, even for those who love taking pictures of themselves. For its price, there are considerable other options in the market. It does take above-average vanity shots, so it still displays itself as a solid choice.
The Blu Selfie Makes for Better Vanity Shots
The Blu Selfie is one distinctive-looking smartphone as its design separates from the normal “chocolate bar” look. It has V-shaped ends and a wraparound “chin” found on its bottom. It is made entirely out of plastic, but everything feels sturdy and tightly assembled.
It comes with measurements of 5.75 x 2.62 x 0.38-inches and weighs 4.8-ounces. With its dimensions, it is a bit on the long side, but it is narrow enough to be used with just one hand. The Power button, however, can be found on the top edge, which does not make quite sense since the phone is on the tall side. Volume buttons can be found on the left portion of the device, and there is a dedicated camera button found on the right. Unlike other smartphone manufacturers that place dedicated shutter buttons into their mobile phones, the Selfie does not wake up from sleep when you press on the said button.
It has a 4.7-inch LCD display that sports 720p resolution. This immediately matches the Moto G’s screen in quality. Viewing angles and contrast levels are strong, which are an added bonus for a relatively budget-friendly phone. Furthermore, boosting the brightness to maximum is sufficient for outdoor use.
While it supports a bunch of bands in terms of mobile network connectivity, it cannot connect to faster HSPA+ 42 and LTE bands. This is quite the shortcoming especially if you’re looking for a relatively fast mobile Internet connection. Therefore, this is a phone that may be perhaps be more suitably connected to Wi-Fi at all times for surfing around the Internet.
The Blu Selfie comes powered by an octa-core, 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 processor along with 2GB of RAM. In terms of synthetic benchmarks, it does fairly well with the competition. Pictures, especially coming from the front-facing camera, looks great but not a clear winner. Overall, it is still a solid choice in terms of performance, build quality, and design.