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Top 6 reasons to NEVER buy Blu in Trinidad & Tobago

In T&T, the top 3 phones on flying off the shelves are Samsung, Apple, & Blu devices. I completely understand why Samsung and Apple are amongst the top sellers but I could never quite understand why Blu made the cut.

So we did our homework and came up with the conclusion that there are 6 good reasons why you should pass on Blu devices.


  1. Low Quality – The vast majority of Blu devices from the Dash, Music, Studio, Neo, the list goes on in terms of low-quality devices.

From bad CPUS, terrible cameras, horrible software experience, I can’t think of a legitimate reason to spend money on some of these devices. I blame the retailers here in T&T.

Blu has been heavily touted as a device that works “just like Samsung.”

The problem with retailers promoting the device as such is that customers are expecting a Samsung like experience for the rock bottom price point.

When it does not deliver, the customer is left unsatisfied.


2. Better Options At Higher Price Points – Now Blu has some decent devices like the Vivo series, the energy and the pure.

The problem with them is the price, for the same prices that you can get those devices, you can pick up some really great handsets like the Moto G, HTC Desire, Xiaomi Mi or Redmi series, there are a ton of device options.

The new competition level isn’t with the flagships, it is at the budget and mid-range spectrum. It makes it very tough to pick up a Blu device with so many better options available.

3. Not Worth The Repair – Now for the cheaper Blu devices, parts are hard to come by. The other issue is that they usually are not worth repairing.

If you spent $600tt on the device, you would be hard pressed to spend $300 to go and get your screen repaired.

So if you have a Blu, parts will be one of the things you need to think about if you are going to spend your money.

4. Bad Software – Now the software on the Blu devices are very very laggy.

One of the issues we have is devices always needing to be flashed due to freezing, apps closing randomly, or device constantly resetting (power cycling).

This is due to low-end CPUs, and minimal RAM onboard these devices.

5. What you get is what you buy – Now I said earlier, the real competition in smartphones is in the budget and mid-range market.

That said, when seeking a budget device, there will always be compromises made to get the phone to be as cheap as possible.

Some manufacturers have found ways to make an excellent device at bare bones pricing. Blu is not one of those manufacturers.

If you’re strapped for cash and need a cheap device, look somewhere else.

6. Better options – I gotta reiterate this point. There are much better options available for your money. We will be doing a blog on the top budget, mid-range, and flagship smartphones as we close out the year to give you a good idea of what is available.

If you are looking for a budget phone, yes cost will be your first priority, but you still want a device that provides a good experience, minimal lag or none, storage space, decent ram, parts available for repair.

Blu would not be the best choice due to the lack of options I just listed.


Those are our 6 reasons why if you are living in sweet sweet T&T, you should probably not invest your money into a Blu device. If you have any other reasons we may have missed or have some reasons why you should buy a Blu, let us know in the comments below.

If you have any other reasons we may have missed or have some reasons why you should buy a Blu, let us know in the comments below.

Keron Mcleish

Keron McLeish is the owner of Droid Island and has over 10+ years of international experience working for some of the biggest brands in mobile such as Apple, Telus, and Rogers. He is located in Trinidad and Tobago and is a trusted mobile expert in the region. In his off time, he can be found shooting airballs on the basketball court or eating a bake and shark on the beach.

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