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Blu Studio 5.3 II D540 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Blu Studio 5.3 II D540 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295 phones. Which is the best phone?

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04 Blu Studio 5.3 II D540 vs 23 Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295

Blu Studio 5.3 II D540
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
5.3"
IPS

540x960

8
MP

2mp

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

2200
mAh

Removable

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
5"
TFT

1080x1920

8
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2600
mAh

Removable

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295

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04 Advantages Blu Studio 5.3 II D540

Studio 5.3 II D540vsGalaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
Advantage+This device has a TFT LCD IPS screen, which are brighter and more vividTFT LCD IPSvsTFT LCD
 6%6%
+Larger screen
5.3"vs5"
Advantage+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightDual LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFMvsNot supported

23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295

Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295vsStudio 5.3 II D540
 122%100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.9Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs1Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
 3 times100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
2GB LPDDR3vs512MB LPDDR2
 5 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GB (11.2GB user available)vs4GB (2GB user available)
 100%100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 64GB vsUntil 32GB
 37%37%
+Lighter
153 grams (5.36 ounces)vs210 grams (7.35 ounces)
 19%19%
+Thinner
9.1 millimeters (0.36 inches)vs10.8 millimeters (0.43 inches)
 3 times100%
+Higher resolution screen
1080 x 1920 pixelsvs540 x 960 pixels
 112%100%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
441 PPIvs208 PPI
Advantage+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo only main cameravsNot supported
 8%8%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2.1 megapixelsvs2 megapixels
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)vsHD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Advantage+Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is newer and saferAndroid 5.0.1 LollipopvsAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
 18%18%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2600 mAhvs2200 mAh
Advantage+The 4G LTE network is newer and faster4G LTEvs3G HSUPA
 13 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G LTE) 100 Mbpsvs(3G HSUPA) 7.2 Mbps
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometervsNot supported
Advantage+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellationvsNot supported
Advantage+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cableMicro-B USB - MHL-2vsNot supported
Advantage+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/acvs802.11 b/g/n
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster4.0 version with A2DPvs3.0 version
Advantage+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devicesNFCvsNot supported
Advantage+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 2vsNot supported
Advantage+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleWaterproof (IPxx certified)vsNot supported

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Model and physical featuresBlu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
BrandBluSamsung
ModelStudio 5.3 II D540Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
Also known asBLU Studio 5.3 2 D540i, Blu Studio 5.3 II D540aSamsung Galaxy S4 Active i9295, Galaxy GT-i9295 S4 Active
Country or region where it's soldfeature not registeredVarious (International)
Release dateFebruary, 2013June, 2013
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth10.8 millimeters (0.43 inches)9.1 millimeters (0.36 inches)
Size (width x height)77 x 150 millimeters (3.03 x 5.91 in)71.3 x 139.7 millimeters (2.81 x 5.5 in)
Weight210 grams (7.35 ounces)153 grams (5.36 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionNot supportedWaterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Blu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
Operating systemAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 5.0.1 Lollipop
HardwareBlu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
Architecture - Chipset32bit - MediaTek MT657732bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A91.9Ghz Quad-Core Krait 300
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX531Qualcomm Adreno 320
RAM memory512MB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage4GB (2GB user available)16GB (11.2GB user available)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHCUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
DisplayBlu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
Display typeTFT LCD IPSTFT LCD
Screen size5.3" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution540 x 960 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)208 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 2
Mobile networks and dataBlu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
Dual SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkUMTS D540a: 850/1900 - D540i: 850/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat3 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
Data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
2G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload7.2/5.76 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingBlu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraBlu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
Main camera8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264 x 2448 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo only main camera
Front camera / Secondary cameraBlu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
Front camera2 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600 x 1200 pixels1920 x 1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaBlu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.263, H.264, WMVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.263, H.264, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, AACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesBlu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB - MHL-2
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth3.0 version4.0 version with A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
DLNAfeature not registeredSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsBlu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerSupportedYes / No
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Urban Grey
- Dual Shot camera
- USB OTG On-The-Go 1.3
- LED notification
- mDNIe
- WiFi dual-band
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- S-Voice
- Group Play
- Smart Stay eye tracking
Power supply and autonomyBlu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
Battery technologyLithium ion - RemovableLithium ion - Removable
Battery capacity2200 mAh2600 mAh
Battery modelC766205220Tfeature not registered
Talk time840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day
Standby49200 minutes | 820 hours | 34.2 days18720 minutes | 312 hours | 13 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Blu Studio 5.3 II D540Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-i9295
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.55 W/Kg (head) | 0.75 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.264 W/Kg (head) | 0.358 W/Kg (body)

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