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  • 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Excellent value for the money
  • 5” HD curved Gorilla Glass display
  • Decent screen resolution
  • Decent speakerphone quality


  • Average front and rear camera
  • Amazon Prime bloatware
  • lock screen advertising

Bottom Line

The Blu R1 HD is great for simple day-to-day tasks, but the cameras and lock screen advertising may deter some buyers.

The BLU R1 HD has received positive user feedback for its 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor, its excellent value for the money, its 5-inch HD curved Gorilla Glass display, its decent screen resolution and its decent speakerphone quality. However, most users thought that both the front and rear camera quality is average and the Amazon Prime bloatware and lock screen advertising is highly annoying. The battery is also not removable. For the price, the BLU R1 HD offers a solid bang for your buck, but the Prime subsidized phone has Amazon bloatware and advertising.

  • Weight: 0.31 lbs
  • Display Size: 5.0 inch
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery Life: 24 hours

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 80
    PCMag July 7, 2016

    The Blu R1 HD is an unlocked Android phone with a good balance of performance for the price, making it a fantastic value for Amazon Prime users and regular customers alike.

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  • 64 September 28, 2016

    The Blu R1 HD isn't a very good handset, but for $60 on Amazon Prime, it's a good enough starter phone or backup device.

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Operating System Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Weight 0.31 lbs
Battery Life 24 hours
Connectivity Wi-Fi | Bluetooth | GPS | microUSB v2.0 | 3.5mm jack
Internal Storage 16GB
Removable Memory microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)
Display Size 5.0 inch
Display Resolution 720 x 1280
Display Type IPS
Display Technology LCD capacitive touchscreen
Front Camera 5 MP
Rear Camera 8 MP
Graphics Mali-T720
Additional Features microSD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 5.63 x 2.78 x 0.33
Warranty 1 year

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