BLU C4 Pros & Cons Review

Picture of the BLU C4, by BLU

- Analysis by KJ David


Destined for the pockets of buyers who want no more than a tiny Android with just the bare essentials, the BLU C4 does not even bother with 4G-LTE connectivity , which was all but a standard smartphone pro around the time of this Phonerated review -- don't miss out on the latest LTE-enabled phones here. Moreover, its rudimentary 1.3GHz quad-core processor is accompanied by a paltry 512MB RAM , which obviously puts it on the back foot versus some comparable Android Go Edition smartphones.

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Speaking of Android Go, its Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition consists of lighter versions of standard Google applications -- a method of eating up less storage as well as boosting the phone's overall performance, which the C4 needs badly, considering its aforementioned old-fashioned processing pros and cons. It also comes with an inbuilt data manger for conserving mobile data allocation.

Going back to its cons, the C4 is powered by a 1300mAh-only battery that somewhat belongs to the basic and feature phone categories instead of smartphones, knowing that tons of other low-end 2018 models start out with 2000mAh raw battery capacities. 1300mAh may just be what it needs, though, taking into consideration its heavily-outmoded 4-inch display , which sits on an 800 x 480 WVGA resolution and a 224ppi-only pixel density count.

Joining its specs is a basic 5-megapixel rear-facing camera rigged with a standard LED flash and an HD-720p maximum video capture resolution, while another 5-megapixel camera for selfies sits right above its small screen -- note that unlike some of its siblings in BLU's C-series, it does not have a front-firing LED flash for brightening selfies up when shooting under poor lighting conditions.

Also among the C4's pros and cons are an 8GB internal storage memory and a 64GB microSD card slot , both of which sound respectable, at least by 2018 budget-tier standards. This unlocked low-ender comes with two SIM card trays as well, while its exterior is coated in either Dark Blue, Gold, or Black.

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So, with its essentials-only approach in terms of technical features, the Android-Go-powered BLU C4 calls out to those eying a cheap introductory-class smartphone.


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