BLU D510: Half the Price of Galaxy Note, Half the Capability
If you have your eye on the Samsung Galaxy Note because you like the idea of having a 5.3″ screen in your pocket, you might want to also consider the BLU D510, now on sale for $260 at Negri Electronics. The D510 is a dual-SIM phone, with both SIM slots providing UMTS 820/1900/2100 bands, granting it access to AT&T’s 3G network if you’re in the US. Inside you won’t find a dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos as found on the Note, but rather a far weaker 800MHz single-core CPU with 256MB of RAM. For the lower price, you’ll also get a screen with fewer pixels than the Galaxy Note: we’re talking 800×480 instead of 1280×800, making for a grainy pixel density of around 175. The D510 has all other modern radios and functions you’d expect, like A-GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and microSD support. It’s running on Android 2.3 and is powered by a 2500mAh, like the Galaxy Note. If you’re in the market for a budget unlocked GSM “tabphone”, the D510 might fit the bill.