Amazon Canada Amazon.ca Deal of the Day: BLU R1 Plus Android Smartphone $139.99 (regularly $214.99) Get a BLU R1 Plus Android Smartphone for $140!

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Get a new phone with today's Amazon.ca deal of the day, because you can get the BLU R1 Plus Android Smartphone for $139.99 (regularly $214.99) with free shipping, for a total savings of $75.00!

The BLU R1 Plus features a lackluster 5.5" 720p screen and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, making it best-suited as a backup device or for novice smartphone users. It current boasts an average user rating of 3.1/5 from over 100 reviews on Amazon.com and product features include:

  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 ARM Cortex processor
  • 32GB of internal storage (expandable to 64GB via MicroSD) and 3GB of RAM
  • 13MP camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera with LED Flash
  • Dual-SIM compatibility
  • Glass touch panel, metal trim and machined aircraft grade aluminum construction
  • 4000mAh battery with 30-day standby time and 2-3 days of usage without charge

Don't hesitate, as this offer is available today only, May 19. Amazon.ca offers free shipping for all Prime members or on orders over $35.00 for those who aren't members.

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    • Introducing R1 Plus, the newest member of the BLU smartphone family. The new R1 Plus promises performance, power, and style
      - Fast 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 ARM Cortex processor with 32 GB Internal memory and 3 GB RAM
      - Enjoy the best of Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow, including Google Maps, Gmail, Play Store, and more
      - Dual SIM and MicroSD support for up to 64 GB of expandable storage
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    • This or moto g play?

      Price seems good - anyone know if it comes with case? But it seems negative feedback is on multi-touch issue (zoom in) - although looking at the latest comment, it seems it just got fixed.
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    • these BLU phones are always going to be better spec'd than most of the competition around the same price points.

      the major downside with BLU is that they rarely do any OS updates if ever at all. so it's usually what it came with straight out of the box forever.

      getting Moto G phones are probably the safer bet, since they are likely to get OS updates and will have better support in general.
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    • I'm fine with the price, the resolution, the battery... the low resolution only means that the battery life will exceed expectations (or so I hope). My issue is with that Mediatek processor, which ruins the deal for me (and the price).

      Says here that it's roughly on par with the SD410's, which I'm not all that happy about: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mediatek- ... 416.0.html

      The SD410's pretty bad. And it's sad that a perfectly good phone has what appears to be a crappy processor. Because of this, it's only worth $100 to $120 at most for me (believe me, I'd snap it up at those prices). I'd rather spend a bit more and get something with a Snapdragon. I've heard too many bad things about Mediatek over the years, things that a lot of RAM can't solve.

      Of course, the only thing differentiating this phone from those cheap phones is a) Canadian frequencies and b) warranty. So yes, this is a good burner phone. But the phone's too big for me and has a Mediatek processor, so I'll probably end up buying a Redmi Note 4 for $150ish or 4X from Asia for $100 to $120 when someone I know travels there this year. Since I don't need 1700/AWS, Chinaphones work well for me.
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    • Please remember that you get what you pay for. it is true for ever. I I have a blu phone the specs are very good and the price is cheap. but it takes blur pictures; not running smoothly; stuck; the screen is not responsive.
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    • True story, I bought the Blu One X on sale from the already cheap price and sold it on kijiji after a few months. I have patience but the ghosting on the screen took it all out of me, so unfortunately it is someone else problem now haha.
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    • sk2003 wrote:
      May 19th, 2017 11:42 am
      I'm fine with the price, the resolution, the battery... the low resolution only means that the battery life will exceed expectations (or so I hope). My issue is with that Mediatek processor, which ruins the deal for me (and the price).

      Says here that it's roughly on par with the SD410's, which I'm not all that happy about: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mediatek- ... 416.0.html

      The SD410's pretty bad. And it's sad that a perfectly good phone has what appears to be a crappy processor. Because of this, it's only worth $100 to $120 at most for me (believe me, I'd snap it up at those prices). I'd rather spend a bit more and get something with a Snapdragon. I've heard too many bad things about Mediatek over the years, things that a lot of RAM can't solve.

      Of course, the only thing differentiating this phone from those cheap phones is a) Canadian frequencies and b) warranty. So yes, this is a good burner phone. But the phone's too big for me and has a Mediatek processor, so I'll probably end up buying a Redmi Note 4 for $150ish or 4X from Asia for $100 to $120 when someone I know travels there this year. Since I don't need 1700/AWS, Chinaphones work well for me.
      I was debating on this phone vs the Redmi Note 4. In the end, I chose the Redmi Note 4 due to better processor, better quality control and Xiaomi support. It came to roughly $205 Cdn shipped, not sure where you're getting a $150 price from - that is the USD price.
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    • It should be noted that there are a lot of complaints about the multitouch not working properly on this Blu Phone. I'd pass.
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    • After years of wasting money on the latest flagship phones, I switched to a Blu Advance 5.0 about a year ago and it's been amazing. Not amazing in that it's a great phone, it's garbage. But it lets me do the things I NEED to do, without being one of those phone-staring zombies you see walking around. Unfortunately, that model isn't quite as forgiving to drops as my $1k phones have been and the screen is in pieces.

      So, I've been waiting for a good deal on a similar Blu phone and at $148 the R1 Plus looks like a tremendous deal so I've ordered.
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    • this should work on wind freedom mobile....
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    • From the Amazon reviews, multitouch is still not fixed totally, even with the update.

      Disturbing reports of battery drain issues and poor battery life (on a 4000 Mah 720p phone this is totally unacceptable).

      Blu is known for having crap support and basically abandoning its hardware in terms of updates.

      I'd pass. Spend more and save lots of headaches, or get the Moto G Play for around $150 which is not as impressive hardware wise, but is well supported without any of these issues.
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    • Kurtz7834 wrote:
      May 19th, 2017 2:22 pm
      From the Amazon reviews, multitouch is still not fixed totally, even with the update.

      Disturbing reports of battery drain issues and poor battery life (on a 4000 Mah 720p phone this is totally unacceptable).

      Blu is known for having crap support and basically abandoning its hardware in terms of updates.

      I'd pass. Spend more and save lots of headaches, or get the Moto G Play for around $150 which is not as impressive hardware wise, but is well supported without any of these issues.
      i have a samsung s5 and bought a bear battery pack extended battery i believe its 6000 Mah love it i had the old battery wouldn't last more than 2 hrs ive rooted it i bought the phone for 120.00
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    • Is the XiaoMi Redmi 4A a better option? Currently CDN$138 at Gear best
      Xiaomi Redmi 4A 4G Smartphone - GLOBAL VERSION 2GB RAM 32GB ROM

      RFD seems to be blocking links to GB
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    • jtkv wrote:
      May 19th, 2017 2:29 pm
      Is the XiaoMi Redmi 4A a better option? Currently CDN$138 at ********
      http://www.********.com/cell-phones/pp_617010.html?wid=4&utm_source=mail_api&utm_medium=mail&utm_campaign=regular.0516E&eo=zf2Vjaa7Ham3Fzbv&email=b2t8IyN4cDJlSlBKRHkyY2N0V24vRythcnZad2Jpc2NBd2dnNmljeTVTV0E5M3dZPXwxNDg2OA==
      I'd definitely pick the Redmi 4A over this Blu Phone. But you will have to wait at least a month, and possibly up to two for shipping from China. Your Gear-Best deal looks good- global edition and 32 GB storage. They are shipping via Singapore Post so it won't be a speedy delivery, has to clear Vancouver customs.

      I ordered the Redmi Note 4 Global edition for roughly $205 Cdn.
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    • Kurtz7834 wrote:
      May 19th, 2017 2:33 pm
      I'd definitely pick the Redmi 4A over this Blu Phone. But you will have to wait at least a month for shipping from China. Your Gear-Best deal looks good- global edition and 32 GB storage.

      I ordered the Redmi Note 4 Global edition for roughly $205 Cdn.
      Where did you buy your redmi note 4? I see it on aliexpress but there are tons different sellers. And how much extra did you pay for duties?
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    • osuman wrote:
      May 19th, 2017 2:56 pm
      Where did you buy your redmi note 4? I see it on aliexpress but there are tons different sellers. And how much extra did you pay for duties?
      I bought it from the official Xiaomi Online store a couple of weeks ago. At the time it was $150 USD, however now I see it is up to $184 USD. I wanted to order it directly from Xiaomi for fast shipping.

      So if you need to order it today, another seller is a better option. I don't have experience with the other Aliexpress stores.

      This is the seller I used:
      https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Global- ... 63337.html

      I choose standard mail shipping so hopefully there won't be duties, but that's YMMV. With DHL shipping getting hit with duties is almost guaranteed.

      I see this store currently has the Gold version for $147 USD. Black and Grey are a few bucks more
      https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Origina ... 19576.html

      I would also suggest ordering a case and a screen protector when you order the phone. You won't find one in Canada.
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    • Cheap phones are really starting to appeal to me - I would feel much better pairing a cheap $100 phone with a decent laptop for productivity than current phone that costs about as much as a decent laptop.

      Hoping to get an Android One phone, just not sure how since I believe it's only sold in India.

      Thanks to OP for renewing my interest!
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    • zentro wrote:
      May 19th, 2017 9:21 am

      Buy at your own risk, but shouldn't be hard to return if anything. Deal is warm, lowest price before was $109 USD (about $148 CAD at the moment).
      Actually this is a much lower price than the people who got it from US. I paid 131.71US including shipping and import fees and with the exchange at 1.35. my total was $178. This one here with taxes is 158 which is 20 cheaper. The big issue was the multi touch but they seemed to have that fixed with a patch that BLU released yesterday. It is a decent unit for the price but beware that BLU has a reputation for not updating software. They said they will have a release for Nougat but don't trust them until you see it.
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    • trinxified wrote:
      May 19th, 2017 10:55 am
      the major downside with BLU is that they rarely do any OS updates if ever at all. so it's usually what it came with straight out of the box forever.
      I was surprised when my Blu phone's (different model) wireless update notified there's an update waiting to download. It's almost 500mb so I'm guessing it has to be an upgrade from Android Marshmallow to Nougat.

      Perhaps they're getting better at pushing through OS updates now that they're more popular?
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    • I wouldn't buy a BLU phone unless I can get proper support. I contacted BLU after buying a BLU LIFE XL during their amazon.ca sale last year - BECAUSE their official parts seller bluphoneparts.com was out of stock on the removable battery. For an 2016 released phone. They told me to go check with bluphoneparts.com and NO RESPONSE after I pointed out to them that I was asking them WHERE ELSE BECAUSE YOUR DEALER IS OUT OF STOCK.

      EDIT cuz rage spelling.
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