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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of BLU R1 HD. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The performance and durability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the reception and portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BLU R1 HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of BLU R1 HD from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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This summary is based on the products: BLU R1 HD - 8 GB - Black - Prime Exclusive - with Lockscreen Offers & AdsBLU R1 HD - 8 GB - Black - Prime Exclusive - with Lockscreen Offers & Ads

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Paul Miller (

Blu and Amazon have redefined the budget smartphone


I recently read a book called The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly. There are a bunch of chapters in it. One of the chapters was about how in the future we won't really own much of anything, but we'll...

Inexpensive ; Understated design ; Fast enough for Pokémon Go

Bad cameras ; Lousy reception ; Ads in your face

Jul, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (

Blu R1 HD


The Blu R1 HD is an unlocked Android phone with a good balance of performance for the $50 price, making it a fantastic value for Amazon Prime users and regular customers alike.

Inexpensive. Sturdy build. Solid battery life. Latest Android software. Dual SIM card slots and expandable storage.

Prime-subsidized phone includes Amazon bloatware and advertising. Lackluster camera.

Conclusions When I reviewed the $150 Blu Life One X, our previous Editors' Choice, it was hard to imagine a phone undercutting it without making huge sacrifices to build quality and performance. With the R1, Blu has managed to do just that. For the...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Team AA (

BLU R1 HD review


What does a $50-$100 smartphone offer? Let's find out in a closer look at the latest affordable offering from BLU, in this in-depth BLU R1 HD review!

Good design and solid build quality ; Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box ; Extremely affordable

Below average camera experience ; Lockscreen ads with Amazon Prime exclusive version

BLU gets a lot right with the R1 HD, with its solid design and build quality, decent performance, and clean software experience. While the camera suffers and the lockscreen ads (with the Prime exclusive version) can be annoying, its unbeatable price...

Jul, 2016
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