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5 things I Hate about BLU Pure XL

BLU PURE XL is a great DUAL SIM LTE phone, with Octa Core 2.0 GHz CPU, 6″ Super Amoled display and 64GB + 3GB Storage / Ram – especially at $349

However there are some things that I absolutely hate about it, and there is nothing I can do to change most of them. Watch this:

Here is my list of TOP 5 THINGS I HATE IN BLU PURE XL:

1) Physical Capacitive Touch Buttons. First, these buttons are not back lit, and are hard to see, especially in the dark. Second, the sensor area of each button is VERY small, so they are extremely hard to press, unless you finger is directly on top of the button. Third, with Tempered Glass Screen Protector on the screen, they become even harder to press.

2) Dedicated Camera button does not always work properly! Normally to activate camera from screen off, you need to press and hold Physical Camera button for 3 seconds. But often even after 5 seconds, nothing happens, which you can see in this video.

3) No update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is expected from BLU. BLU products is notorious for not updating software on their phones or doing only MINOR updates. So far BLU Pure XL needs bug fixing update for its camera app and to fix Screen Cast / Mirroring with Chromecast 2015.

4) No ROOT access available (yet) and BLU is not helping developers. This limits users from using ROOT apps or custom roms, and blu is refusing to provide Kernel source and other files needed for BLU Pure XL Root Access.

5) Phone is TOO HUGE! Although I love the 6″ screen, it is very difficult to use with one hand.

BONUS – #6) No BAND 12 LTE (700 MHz) on T-Mobile, means poor reception in buildings, and in rural areas.

OnePlus Two or OnePlus X

I am planning to review on (or maybe both) of the new ONE PLUS phones – the One Plus Two or One Plus X, and I would like your suggestions one which one you are more interested in.

Both of these phones have US Dual SIM support and according to several sources, One Plus Two will support T-Mobile’s Band 12, as well as AT&T LTE network, while One Plus X will not support T-Mobile Band 12, and will not support AT&T Band 17 (700MHz) which it uses for most LTE connections.

So – are you interested in either of these Dual SIM phones and do you want me to review either of these? Please let me know in the comments below.

Quick specks on both of these phones:

One Plus Two

5.5″ QHD LED Display
Snapdrangon 810 (underclocked to keep temps down)
16 or 64 GB storage

One Plus X

5″ FHD LED Screen
Snapdragon 801
16 GB storage
DUAL SIM LTE (partial US coverage – see above)

Gorilla Glass 3 FAIL

I’ve had my ASUS ZenFone 2 for a couple of months now. But for the first 3 weeks after I got it, I did not have a case or screen protector on it. If you look at phone specs, it has the much hyped Corning Gorilla Glass 3, supposedly virtually indestructible (I’m exaggerating a bit here).

Well … in my first 3 weeks of gentle use / testing the phone, there were over a 100 of small, and about 10 deep scratches. I did not have my keys in the same pocket as the phone, and I NEVER carry change (because I hate it), so I really do not know where all these scratches came from.

See for yourself in this HD video:

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Review of BLU Studio 6 LTE Dual SIM

BLU Studio 6 LTE

BLU Studio 6 LTE Review

The BLU Studio 6 LTE name pretty much says what the phone is all about – it’s a 6″ IPS display phone, which is DUAL SIM, and can connect to an LTE network (in US, LTE will only work on T-Mobile, while on AT&T you will only get 3G HSPA+), a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, and a massive 3200 mHa battery that last you ALL day and then some:

Here is my Full Review of the phone after 2 weeks of testing as my primary phone:
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Posh Titan HD – One of the best Dual SIM phones for US market

POSH (Also branded as SHARKK) Titan HD highlights:

US 3G / 4G HSPA+ Dual SIM Phone, with 5″ HD (720P) bright display, and a VERY good 13 MP camera, Fast 8x Core Processor.

Dual SIM Features:

SIM 1: 4G HSDPA+ (850/1700/1900 MHz)
SIM 2: 2G GSM Only (primarily used for calls)

5″ HD LCD Capacitive Touch-panel Display, Ultra Slim – 8.0mm Thick, 13MP Primary Camera with LED Flash, 5MP Front Camera
Powerful Octa Core 1.7 GHz Processor (MediaTEK – MT 6592), 1GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory with Micro SD Support (Upto 32 GB officially)
Enhanced 4G HSDPA+ Network Support – GSM/Edge/4G HSDPA+ 850/1700/1900 – Dual Sim
2200mAh Battery, Micro USB Charger, Microl SIM, 1 Year USA Warranty
Package Includes: Phone, Wall Adapter, Charging Cable, Headphones, Manual, Battery