Interesting article: http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/18/4100006/why-blu-products-can-beat-samsung Frankly, I don’t think the quality/features are there from what I’ve seen. Yet. But they are definitely trending up. Example: some of them don’t have T-Mobile’s 1700mhz AWS band, which until the end of the year means most T-Mobile towers won’t be high speed 4G. Keep an eye on them though! I expect some very attractive devices with great prices.   Here are some of the interesting and high end devices. Ratings seem pretty good:

 

 

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