Blu R2 Plus Specs and Price

Blu R2 Plus

Recently, budget smartphone have been getting better and better. Blu as a company that majors in budget smartphones is one of the smartphone maker involved in this change. The Blu R2 Plus is one of the evidence of this change. Much like the Blu Life One X3, the smartphone boasts of some interesting features. Does it measure up to the price tag placed on it? Let’s find out.

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Blu R2 Plus key Specs and Features

  • 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1930 X 1080 pixels (401 ppi)
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 CPU with 3GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage, up to 64GB with memory card
  • 13MP rear camera and 13MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery

Blu R2 Plus

Design and Display

The Blu R2 Plus is a well crafted budget smartphone. Rather than the plastic design most budget smartphone comes with, what you have here is a rear panel made of aluminium alloy. However, the Blu logo is placed just below the screen which is rather unnecessary.

In the same vein, much like the Blu Life One X3, the smartphone comes with a full HD display. Although not quite saturated like OLED screens, the display is okay and bright enough under direct sunlight. The smartphone features a 1920 X 1080 pixels display with a 401 ppi pixel density.

Battery and Camera

Much like every other budget smartphone, the Blu R2 Plus comes with an average budget smartphone battery. That being said, the smartphone has a 3, 000mAh Li-Po battery and with no quick charge feature.

Taking pictures with budget smartphones keeps getting better. With smartphones like the Blu R2 Plus that features a 13MP rear camera with flash and a 13MP front also with flash. This means you can as well take pictures even in low light.

Hardware and Software

The Blu R2 Plus is pretty much the same as the Blu Life One X3 in terms of hardware. It features an Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor running at 1.5GHz max. Also, there’s an ARM Mali-T720 GPU for graphics munching.

In the same way, it also features a 3GB internal memory alongside a 32GB built-in storage expandable to 64GB using a memory card. Blu R2 Plus also happens to boot Android 7.0 Nougat straight from the factory.

Blu R2 Plus Price and Availability

The Blu R2 Plus is available for sale in various online stores and smartphone outlets. It costs about 47, 000 Naira depending on your location and the deal in place.

Blu R2 Plus Specs

Here are a few specs of the Blu R2 Plus:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Processor: Octa-core MediaTek MT6753
  • GPU: ARM Mali-T720 MP4
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Gold
  • Dimension: 155.7 x 77 x 9.2 mm
  • Weight: 167g
  • SIM Type: Micro SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1920 X 1080 pixels (401 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 13MP camera, 720p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 64GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE – 700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 MHz

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 5.76/21Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner:
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation:
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 000 mAh non removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Blu R2 Plus Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: June 4th, 2018
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