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Review of BLU C5L. Thorough explanation of the pros and cons of its functions and specifications/performances

Created date: 02/23/2019, 21:05:57, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 12:01:59

We've conducted a detailed review of the BLU C5L, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the BLU C5L

BLU C5L's size

The BLU C5L is 2.9 inches (72.5 mm) wide, 5.7 inches (144.3 mm) tall, and 0.4 inches (10.3 mm) thick. I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the BLU C5L, it weighs about 153 oz (153 g). The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

In giving an overall rating to the BLU C5L, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

The CPU performance of BLU C5L

The processing power of the BLU C5L is comparatively low at 1.4GHz×4(Quad core). You'll most likely notice its lack of power when running games or playing videos. However, you shouldn't have any problems making calls, browsing the internet or using apps like Twitter or Instagram.

The BLU C5L only has 1GB of RAM, which is fairly low. The RAM is regularly insufficient, so operation gets unstable and jerky even when using apps that are not resource intensive.

In rating the BLU C5L's overall operational speed, it ranks at the low end of smartphones. It will lag and feel sluggish even during normal use. In most cases, users will feel the performance to be lacking.

BLU C5L's storage capacity

The BLU C5L has 8GB of data storage. This is fine if you mainly use email or social media sites, but if you plan to take photos and videos or play games, you should buy an upgrade.

Since the BLU C5L is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

BLU C5L's screen

The BLU C5L has a 5 inch screen. The iPhone X has a big screen, which very likely won't ever trouble you. Just be aware that it's not a very good size for writing long blocks of text.

The screen quality of the BLU C5L is such that videos and images can be blurry at times. There's a noticeable lack of image quality in general.

The camera function of BLU C5L

The performance of the BLU C5L's main camera is rather low with only 5 MP pixels. If you take a lot of pictures, then you'll likely be dissatisfied with what this camera has to offer.

The BLU C5L comes equipped with a 2 MP pixel front-facing camera, which is very low resolution. If you aren't particular about your videos or photos, it might be fine, but otherwise, we recommend a smartphone at least one tier higher.

The battery performance of BLU C5L

The BLU C5L's battery capacity is 2000 mAh, a standard level for these types of phones. Compared to other smartphones, the BLU C5L has a standard battery life. It should not be a problem for normal use. However, if you spend a lot of time online or playing games, you may find the battery life a bit dissatisfying.

Overall assessment of BLU C5L

The BLU C5L's performance level is that of a budget smartphone. It's a bit too weak to use as a main smartphone, so if possible you should consider something slightly more powerful. However, it should be sufficient for people that only want to use the most basic functions, like making calls and browsing the internet, and for people that don't really use smartphones much.

The merits and demerits of BLU C5L

The merits of BLU C5L

  • It has a big display that makes it easy to see text and images.

The demerits of BLU C5L

  • The image quality on the screen is not good.
  • The CPU performance is not very good, and will become operationally sluggish when using apps.
  • The back camera is quite low-spec, so its not really suited for taking pictures to upload to social media.
  • The rear-facing camera is very low resolution, so you should not think of using this smartphone as your main camera.

Comparing the specifications of BLU C5L against similar products

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

BLU C5L

55.5-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (72.5 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.3 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.3 mm)

BLU G9

55.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (71.8 mm) x 6.1 inches (155.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (8 mm)

BLU G8

47.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1 inches (78 mm) x 6.4 inches (161.4 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.6 mm)

BLU G6

53.8Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.4 mm) x 6.0 inches (153 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.1 mm)

BLU G5

54.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (71.5 mm) x 5.9 inches (150.5 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.4 mm)

BLU G5 Plus

47.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1 inches (78 mm) x 6.4 inches (161.4 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.6 mm)

BLU G9 Pro

51.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.1 mm) x 6.2 inches (157 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm)

BLU Bold N1

52.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74.1 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

BLU C5L

69.1-Weight:153 oz (153 g)

BLU G9

64.4Weight:165 oz (165 g)

BLU G8

58.0Weight:181 oz (181 g)

BLU G6

66.4Weight:160 oz (160 g)

BLU G5

55.6Weight:187 oz (187 g)

BLU G5 Plus

58.0Weight:181 oz (181 g)

BLU G9 Pro

57.2Weight:183 oz (183 g)

BLU Bold N1

57.6Weight:182 oz (182 g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

BLU C5L

74.0-Display size:5 inch

BLU G9

90.5Display size:6.3 inch

BLU G8

90.5Display size:6.3 inch

BLU G6

85.2Display size:5.7 inch

BLU G5

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

BLU G5 Plus

90.0Display size:6 inch

BLU G9 Pro

90.5Display size:6.3 inch

BLU Bold N1

90.7Display size:6.4 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

BLU C5L

14.7-

BLU G9

47.4

BLU G8

47.4

BLU G6

45.6

BLU G5

45.6

BLU G5 Plus

45.6

BLU G9 Pro

75.3

BLU Bold N1

75.3

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

BLU C5L

20.0-RAM size:1GB

BLU G9

70.0RAM size:4GB

BLU G8

60.0RAM size:3GB

BLU G6

60.0RAM size:3GB

BLU G5

50.0RAM size:2GB

BLU G5 Plus

50.0RAM size:2GB

BLU G9 Pro

70.0RAM size:4GB

BLU Bold N1

70.0RAM size:4GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

BLU C5L

24.0-Storage size:8GB

BLU G9

67.0Storage size:64GB

BLU G8

67.0Storage size:64GB

BLU G6

67.0Storage size:64GB

BLU G5

55.5Storage size:32GB

BLU G5 Plus

55.5Storage size:32GB

BLU G9 Pro

90.0Storage size:128GB

BLU Bold N1

90.0Storage size:128GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

BLU C5L

50.0-Battery capacity:2000 mAh

BLU G9

80.0Battery capacity:4000 mAh

BLU G8

80.0Battery capacity:4000 mAh

BLU G6

62.0Battery capacity:2800 mAh

BLU G5

65.0Battery capacity:3000 mAh

BLU G5 Plus

65.0Battery capacity:3000 mAh

BLU G9 Pro

80.0Battery capacity:4000 mAh

BLU Bold N1

72.5Battery capacity:3500 mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

BLU C5L

27.5-Rear-camera resolution:5 MP

BLU G9

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

BLU G8

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

BLU G6

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

BLU G5

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

BLU G5 Plus

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

BLU G9 Pro

97.8Rear-camera resolution:48 MP

BLU Bold N1

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

BLU C5L

15.8-Front-camera resolution:2 MP

BLU G9

71.2Front-camera resolution:13 MP

BLU G8

71.2Front-camera resolution:13 MP

BLU G6

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

BLU G5

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

BLU G5 Plus

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

BLU G9 Pro

75.4Front-camera resolution:16 MP

BLU Bold N1

71.2Front-camera resolution:13 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

BLU C5L

62.3-Color:Black/Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (72.5 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.3 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.3 mm), Weight:153 oz (153 g)

BLU G9

60.0Color:Black/Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (71.8 mm) x 6.1 inches (155.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (8 mm), Weight:165 oz (165 g)

BLU G8

52.7Color:Black/Red/Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1 inches (78 mm) x 6.4 inches (161.4 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.6 mm), Weight:181 oz (181 g)

BLU G6

60.1Color:Black/Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.4 mm) x 6.0 inches (153 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.1 mm), Weight:160 oz (160 g)

BLU G5

55.3Color:Black/Blue/Red/Twilight/Chameleon Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (71.5 mm) x 5.9 inches (150.5 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.4 mm), Weight:187 oz (187 g)

BLU G5 Plus

52.7Color:Black/Red/Twilight/Chameleon Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1 inches (78 mm) x 6.4 inches (161.4 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.6 mm), Weight:181 oz (181 g)

BLU G9 Pro

54.6Color:Nightfall/Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.1 mm) x 6.2 inches (157 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm), Weight:183 oz (183 g)

BLU Bold N1

55.0Color:Raven Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74.1 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm), Weight:182 oz (182 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

BLU C5L

25.1-Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 854, Pixel density:195 ppi

BLU G9

53.5Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1520, Pixel density:266 ppi

BLU G8

53.5Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1520, Pixel density:266 ppi

BLU G6

57.3Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:282 ppi

BLU G5

59.6Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:292 ppi

BLU G5 Plus

54.0Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:268 ppi

BLU G9 Pro

85.1Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:409 ppi

BLU Bold N1

84.9Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:402 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

BLU C5L

18.0-OS:Android, CPU specs:1.4GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:1GB

BLU G9

89.6OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22, CPU specs:2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

BLU G8

77.7OS:Android, CPU specs:1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

BLU G6

77.7OS:Android, CPU specs:1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

BLU G5

64.3OS:Android, CPU specs:1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB

BLU G5 Plus

64.3OS:Android, CPU specs:1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB

BLU G9 Pro

85.2OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60, CPU specs:2.0GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

BLU Bold N1

87.9OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6771V Helio P70, CPU specs:2.1GHz+2.1GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Specifications of BLU C5L

BLU C5L
ImageBLU C5L
MakerBLU
Release date2, 2019
ColorBlack/Blue
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9 inches (72.5 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.3 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.3 mm)
Weight153 oz (153 g)
Display size5 inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)480 x 854
Pixel density195 ppi
Battery capacity2000 mAh
CPU specs1.4GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size1GB
Storage size8GB
Rear-camera resolution5 MP
Front-camera resolution2 MP

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