The BLU G91 Pro is trying to be a gaming phone with a two-year-old processor
Mobile gaming continues to be a lucrative market, and everyone is trying to profit from it. Some are trying to make addicting games that appeal to gamers, while others are trying to make gaming smartphones to play those games. The latter is the strategy BLU Products is trying to adopt with its new BLU G91 Pro to prove that the business is still alive. Sadly, there’s no doubt that this gaming smartphone won’t have all of the chops required for this title.
Despite the name, the BLU G91 Pro runs on a MediaTek Helio G90, which probably complicates things a bit for tech-savvy buyers. While the chip was indeed designed for gaming, it launched in mid-2019. The processor uses a combination of older Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 cores for a maximum clock speed of 2.05 GHz, not really high for resource-intensive mobile games.
The phone can also be hampered by the large 6.7-inch HD + display which could reveal the large pixels underneath. While not exactly the worst in terms of pixel density, it won’t do justice to mobile titles designed with Full HD resolutions in mind. Still, for those on a budget, 720p is passable.
Thankfully, the rest of the BLU G91 Pro’s specs are pretty well rounded, especially the decent 6GB of RAM and the generous 5,000mAh battery. It has four cameras on the back, led by a 48 MP Samsung GM1 sensor, although there is unfortunately no telephoto lens in the group. It won’t win any awards for picture quality, but again, these sensors seem usable, especially for a phone whose primary purpose is gaming.
The BLU G91 ProThe biggest draw of, however, will be its price tag of $ 249.99. Like any other BLU Products phone, it is sold unlocked on Amazon, compatible with GSM networks (sorry subscribers, Verizon, Sprint and Boost Mobile). That said, there might be better choices on the market today at this price point, phones with higher specs that might perform better in gaming, even without being marketed as a gaming phone.