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BLU Studio X8 HD 5" 2G Octa-Core Android Dual-SIM Unlocked GSM Smartphone

Meet the Studio X8 HD, the newest member of the Octa-Core powered BLU smartphones. Beautifully designed to give you great performance and user experience. Running a battery efficient MediaTek 1.4GHz Octa-Core Processor, your Studio X8 HD can handle any task you throw its way. Everything will show crisp and clear on your 5" HD Display, combining BLU Infinite View (IPS) and BLU Next Lens (OGS) technologies, your movies and pictures will look beautiful. Enjoy first-class like pictures from your 5 megapixel main camera and don't forget to selfie with the 5 megapixel front camera.

The Essentials
  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM
  • 5" HD IPS touchscreen display
  • Android v4.4 KitKat
  • 5 Megapixel Camera
  • Front-Facing 5 Megapixel Camera
  • 1.4GHz Octa-Core Processor
  • Internal Memory: 4G, 512MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth
  • Removable Li-Ion Battery
  • 3.5mm audio jack, microSD card reader (up to 64GB)

What's Included
  • BLU Studio X8 HD Smartphone (S530)
  • Screen Protector
  • Earphones
  • Wall Charger
  • Battery
  • Quick Start Guide

Measurements
  • 5-3/4" x 3" x 3/8"
  • 0.4 lbs

Made in China

One year limited warranty provided by Consumer Certified Repairs. For warranty support, please call: 1-866-603-0640

For more information on this offer, please refer to the Unlocked Phones tab above.

Please Note: This phone will not come activated with wireless services. End user must contact the carrier directly to select service plan and activate. Evine does not sell or provide customer support for wireless service. For issues arising after 30 days from purchase, you must contact the provider for support or facilitate warranty returns/exchanges with Consumer Certified Repairs (1-866-603-0640) directly. For additional information please contact service provider or the manufacturer directly. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use and data and other application usage patterns.

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Unlocked Cell Phones

What's an unlocked phone?
It's basically a mobile phone that's not tied to a single network or service plan at the time you purchase it. You simply buy the phone and then get it connected to any compatible network and service plan you choose. An unlocked phone needs a SIM card from a communications service provider or carrier before it will work.

What's a compatible network?
Unlocked phones use either CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) or GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks with an interchangeable SIM card. The GSM network is used by AT&T and T-Mobile while the CDMA network is used by Sprint and Verizon. When you buy your unlocked phone, make note of which networks it can utilize so you can find the appropriate service provider.

What's a SIM card?
A SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card is a small, removable plastic card with a chip that holds personal information such as your phone number, address book, text messages and more. The SIM card also includes a security key with authentication information that specifically identifies the phone. Typically, an unlocked phone will not include a SIM card. You'll likely receive one through your carrier when you connect your phone to a new or existing service plan. Regardless of the SIM card's origin, the unlocked phone will recognize it and start sending voice and data over the network.

What are the advantages of an unlocked phone?
The first big advantage of an unlocked phone is that you're not limited to the small selection of devices that a particular carrier offers. You get to choose your unlocked phone from any of the available mobile devices that have a SIM card slot and are compatible with your network.

Along those same lines, you can buy an unlocked phone and add it to your current service plan without requiring a new contract. (Note that bringing the unlocked phone to a new carrier will most likely require you to sign a contract with that carrier.) You can take any SIM card from any carrier and put it in your unlocked phone as long as the phone is compatible with the network and bands. So, if you sign up your unlocked phone for service with AT&T and decide later to switch it to T-Mobile, you can still use the unlocked phone you originally purchased.

And with an unlocked phone, you don't need to wait for your contract to expire to upgrade your phone. Instead of waiting for your contract renewal to get a new phone, you can purchase an unlocked phone and use it now on your existing service contract. The added benefit is that when your current contract is up, you'd be free to cancel your plan and switch to any network or carrier you wanted – taking your phone with you to your new plan and carrier! You could also purchase prepaid plans so you'd have no monthly fees.

One last thing for you international travelers: With an unlocked phone, you'd be able to purchase and install a new SIM card from a carrier operating within your destination country so you could avoid paying the astronomical roaming charges associated with using a mobile phone outside the United States. And maybe you just want to purchase a cheaper unlocked phone for your trip and leave your expensive phone at home to keep it from getting lost, stolen or damaged.

What are the disadvantages of an unlocked phone?
When purchasing a new "locked" phone, the carrier often subsidizes the cost of the mobile phone. (They're making money off the service plans and other add-ons, not the device itself.) So an unlocked phone does not benefit from the subsidy offered when bundling the phone with a carrier contracted plan. You're responsible for the entire cost of the phone up front.