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Blu Advance 5.2 Review: Best Unlocked International Smartphone Under $60

Blu Advance 5.2 Unlocked Smartphone

To be able to achieve an international reputation is a huge feat, one not every smartphone brand can achieve. Those that do achieve this status usually have something to show for it, such as the BLU Advance 5.2. Following is a BLU Advance 5.2 review to understand why this phone acquired this status.


Just like every other modern smartphone, this one has cameras on both sides. The back camera is 5 MP with flash and the front also has a 5 MP camera with flash so photographs and selfies can easily be taken.

This works well with the high storage capacity (mentioned further on) as a large number of photographs can be stored at a particular time.

The phone has decent storage as it has an 8 GB internal memory with the capacity to handle a micro SD card of up to 64 GB. The phone also 1 GB RAM and a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor with Mali-400 GPU. The operating system is Android 7.0 Nougat. All of these features ensure that the phone runs smoothly with little to no glitches.

The phone has a smooth and appealing metal design with a 5.2” curved glass display that has good graphics. The look of the phone is simple yet satisfying. This compliments the cheap price as the phone is approximately $60, much cheaper than all the other brands around like Apple or Samsung.

It weighs around 3.2 ounces so it is not that heavy either. This phone supports 3G internet and is a Quad band GSM phone making it compatible with almost all the GSM networks such as AT&T and StraightTalk.


This phone is an optimal choice for individuals looking to get a decent phone at a lower cost. The cheap price is a good bonus coupled with the rest of the features for anyone who cannot afford the bigger and more expensive brands.

Furthermore, the high storage capacity allows for many photographs to be taken and applications to be downloaded. The phone supports up to 64 GB other than the internal storage making it a good phone for individuals who need to save various videos or items along with important office files or documents that they can categorize and store on their phone for easy access.

The phone is tightly sealed in the metal case and cannot be opened easily so it is recommended for all those people who feel they are clumsy and have a tendency to drop their phone. This phone will not open up that easily, ensuring the battery and other aspects of the phone remain intact.

The phone supports 3G internet and is a Quad band GSM phone so it is recommended for individuals who move around a lot or even those who travel. The phone will provide signals in the most populated of areas and also in places away from the city.

The BLU Advance 5.2 is a smart place to start. If you are buying your child their first phone or if you are about to purchase a smartphone for the first time in your life, this phone is highly recommended. It gives sufficient options and has all the basic necessities so you don’t feel left out. Since it is cheap, it will not be too heavy on the pocket either.

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Written by TJ

Tarik aka TJ is the founder of He writes articles and uploads videos documenting his trips in different countries. Get ExpatKings Premium to get access to all of his exclusive behind the scenes videos and photos.

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