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    BLU R1 HD review says it's way better than Amazon’s actual phone
    Andrew of Ars Technica just published his review of the BLU R1 HD Amazon exclusive and he enjoyed it way more than the Amazon Fire Phone.

    The good
    - A solid deal at $110, an amazing deal at $60.
    - Nice build quality and screen.
    - The $60/$110 model includes 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, both quite decent in a phone this cheap.
    - Marshmallow’s adoptable storage features are supported.
    - Mostly skin-free build of Android with Google Play support and little pre-installed software (aside from Amazon’s on the Prime version).
    - Livable performance and respectable battery life.

    The bad
    - You have to accept Amazon ads and be an Amazon Prime member if you want the great pricing.
    - You get what you pay for when it comes to performance and updates, though BLU at least seems marginally interested in continuing to support it.
    - No Verizon or Sprint support and only “partial” support for AT&T and T-Mobile’s LTE networks.
    - Spotty GPS/location tracking.

    The ugly
    - Any pictures you take with the camera.
     

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