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BLU S1 Rumored to be First BLU Smartphone for Sprint

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Anyone who's on the hunt for a new smartphone to buy can turn to BLU's mid-priced devices. In particular, the BLU S1 is one of those devices you can consider getting.

The BLU S1 has a 5.2-inch HD display, runs on an Octa-Core Mediatek's MTK6750 SoC with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space. On the back of the phone is a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, while a 5-megapixel sensor is available in front. The device has a 2,800mAh battery as well.

This device leaked earlier and was picked up by a number of news sources. It is said to be currently available on Best Cellular at a price of $159.95, discounted from $179.99.

An even more remarkable bit of information found on the site is that BLU S1 is said to be the first BLU device that will work with Sprint or one of its MVNOs. If this proves to be true, it would mean that BLU will finally be allowing non-GSM device users to use their products since Sprint operates on CDMA network.

Although nothing has been made official yet, it's interesting to see that when you visit Sprint's coverage site, you'll find the BLU S1 has been included under the Newest devices. If this proves to be true, Sprint could be making the announcement anytime soon.


Source: AndroidPolice

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  1. Hope this is dual SIM like the Axon 7. It will be "purrfect" for pairing Tello (Sprint) and Freedompop (ATT)

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  2. We have several Blu phones in our household. Some we like, some not so much. Hopefully the S1 will make it onto the "like" list.

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    1. "We have several Blu phones in our household...."

      And I'm sure the mainland China spy agency in Beijing knows all about you guys as a result.

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    2. As supposed to the NSA, who is just as intrusive, with not just cell phones but pretty much everything in your life

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  3. I don't trust BLU brand.

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  4. I wouldn't touch a BLU device after all thw reports of Chinese spyware.

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  5. Is Blu trustworthy? Never really considered one of their phones, and after that backdoor problem that made me not consider them even more. Hope Sprint did their research.

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    1. They've done it multiple times. And that it happened even once indicates gross negligence on their part, in my view.

      There's better burners out there.

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  6. click here for a photo of an ideal suggested Blu phone case.

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    1. Here's an even better one:

      http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/deathbattlefanon/images/2/2d/OM-trashcan-small.png

      But seriously, this phone is overpriced, spyware-infested junk, and advertising Sprint compatibility is like giving away tickets to a sinking Titanic.

      The only thing Blu and Sprint have in common is that they're both complete trash.

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  7. The phone is not worth $399 like they say, it is only worth the discounted price

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  8. Lenovo is as guilty of spying as Blu, so you might as well add Moto phones to the list of junk.

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  9. Blu phones are made in the usa and amazon said the security issue was a false alarm, that is why they are still being sold at amazon, walmart, best buy and other retailers.

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    1. BLU is a US based company but the phones are made in China.

      There were two security issues reported with BLU phones.

      In the first in November 2016, an app called Adups on the phones was discovered to be reporting user's location, call and text messaging logs to a Chinese based server. Amazon suspended sales of BLU phones. BLU blamed a vendor and issued a software update to disable the offending app and Amazon resumed sales of BLU products.

      In July of this year security researchers reported that the Adups app was still on some Blu phones and Amazon again suspended sales. Blu said the tha Adups, which is used to provide OTA updates, no longer collects any user information. Amazon investigated, found that the software was not reveling user data and resumed sale of the phones.

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    2. Trust is easy to lose and hard to earn back.

      They should've switched to an in-house OTA solution.

      Instead, Blu's keeping their brand under a cloud of scrutiny.

      Regardless, they probably won't go under (yet), but only because their business model isn't targeted at informed consumers.

      Until they become a universal meme for terrible quality (i.e. Sprint and LG), they'll do just fine peddling their wares to unsuspecting suckers due to a widespread lack of awareness.

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    3. OnePlus was found to be collecting large amounts of data from the OnePlus 2 by Christopher Moore. By checking the network traffic, he found that the device was sending data to OnePlus that probably shouldn’t leave the phone.

      The data included basic things like unexpected reboots, but also when the device was locked, unlocked, and when apps were opened. Then there was the identifiable info like the IMEI number, phone number, phone serial number, WiFi info, MAC addresses, and more.

      Much of it can not be turned off. The OnePlus Device Manager app is sending the data and can be disabled with ADB and no root (send ADB command “pm uninstall -k –user 0 net.oneplus.odm”) but it’s unknown if this could affect device functionality.

      If you don’t like your data being collected to this extent, maybe OnePlus devices aren’t for you Thankfully the data is encrypted so there isn’t a security risk, but your data is still stored somewhere and who knows for how long.

      Source: Android and Me

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  10. Here's a link to the Sprint BLU S1 btu we're still awaiting the release of the Sprint compatible SIM Card for this phone. https://BestCellular.com/product/blu-s1/

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  11. Here's a link to the Sprint BLU S1. We are still awaiting the release of the Sprint compatible SIM Card for this phone.

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  12. I ordered a Blu S1 from BestCellular and it should ship soon. I see that iWireless is now selling it for $10 more, plus $10 shipping, plus a required plan purchase.

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  13. Phones are shipping without SIMs. Sprint stores don’t stock them. Repair Centers still waiting for SIMs. Sprint CS reps pass you around and haven’t heard of this phone. Sprint edited the BYOD list to say BLU VIVO S instead of BLU S1. There is no BLU VIVO S. The VIVO 5 is GSM only.

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  14. BLU S1 active on my Sprint postpaid account; Sprint sent me a SIM. Works OK so far. Data speeds were highly variable today, maybe because I got it activated during rush hour when the net is congested. 3 APNs were auto-configured and I don't understand the differences. Speaker volume is not very high for ear or speakerphone, and when you turn it up full there is some distortion. The phone is responsive, a little quicker than my Moto E4.

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  15. The Sprint BLU S1 requires a SIMOLW506TQ SIM Card. We have been told that Sprint is working to improve compatibility and may be allowing other Sprint SIM Cards to be compatible with the Sprint BLU S1 soon but we haven’t been unable to confirm these claims yet.

    https://BestCellular.com/product/simolw506tq/

    I just activated a BLU S1 as a demo model in our retail store and it feels nice to the touch. It's got a good quality build and looks like it's worth more than what we paid. Good phone for the price.

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  16. You can get the BLU S1 and 2 months of Sprint postpaid FREE for a limited time. Buy the black S1 on Amazon for $130, $50 off. Call Sprint for a free SIM under their new BYOP Promo. After 60 days of use you will get a $200 prepaid MasterCard in the mail.

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  17. BLU is too dangerous to risk. There might have been a good reason to choose a BLU phone a few years ago, when the price difference between BLU and other models was quite large, but this is no longer the case.

    BLU's reputation only gets worse and worse: from multiple intentional spyware attacks on customers...to intentionally bricking a lot of phones and wiping data remotely with no warning... to the generally abysmal consumer review ratings on its models.

    But the competition has gotten better in the mean time: you can now get excellent handsets from real reputable companies, with far better specs and quality than BLU, for the same price or not much more money at all.

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    1. "from multiple intentional spyware attacks on customers...to intentionally bricking a lot of phones and wiping data remotely with no warning."

      Do you really need to do this again? If so, answer two simple questions:
      1. Why do you claim, in effect that Samuel Ohev-Zion, the BLU CEO knew about the extra data the Adups OTA firmware was collecting, beyond what they had told BLU and the manufacturers? Or, are you just guessing when you accuse him of "intentionally attacking" his customers with "spyware?"
      2. Why do you claim that BLU knew the Life One X2 update would fail to complete (by asking for a PIN that was not set up by users), and that the update would "wiping data remotely with no warning?" Didn't users approved installation of the update, and didn't the affected users enter PIN numbers 10 times, causing the factory data reset / data erasure? Do you have any facts or evidence to back up your claims that BLU knew in advance that this would happen? Or are you just guessing?

      I suspect that you have NO facts or any evidence to back you your accusations that "BLU knew" about these issues in advance. I think you just suspect this. If I am wrong, tell us.

      As to "generally abysmal consumer review ratings on its models." I think people are much better served by determining that on their own.

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    2. I'm no fan of BLU, but the spyware and "bricking" issues are old news that have been thoroughly beaten to death with dozens of repetitious pro and con comments of this site. No further comments on this topic will be published.

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    3. The spyware issue (apparently without BLU) is actually fresh news from today, as per this article about the lingering ADUPS menace:

      https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chinese-backdoor-still-active-on-many-android-devices/

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  18. I bought a BLU S1 from Curtis at Best Cellular. He saved me $20 off list, plus no sales tax or shipping extras.
    This is a very nice lower-mid-range phone for people on a budget. It performs very well on Sprint; I see up to 44 Mbps download and average about 12 in my area. Responsive UI with practically no mods from stock Android 7. Nice bright screen and good pictures. Very good construction and materials; it feels and looks nicer than Motos of equivalent price (which I cross-shopped).
    My only complaint is that I wish the ear speaker could go louder. It's only an issue for me in noisy areas. I recommend this phone to anyone who wants a multi-network phone for GSM and Sprint at a very reasonable price.

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