The BLU G91 Pro tries to be a gaming phone with a two-year-old processor
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Mobile gaming continues to be a lucrative market, and everyone is trying to cash in on it. Some try to create addictive games that attract gamers while others try to create gaming smartphones to play these games. The latter is the strategy that BLU Products is trying to adopt with its new BLU G91 Pro to prove that the company is still alive. Unfortunately, there is no doubt that this gaming smartphone will not have all the chops required for this title.
Despite the name, the BLU G91 Pro runs on a MediaTek Helio G90, which probably confuses things a bit for tech-savvy buyers. While the chip was indeed designed for gaming, it was released 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 exactly that high for resource-intensive mobile games.
The phone could also be hampered by the large 6.7-inch HD+ display which could reveal the large pixels underneath. While it’s 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 okay.
Fortunately, the rest of the BLU G91 Pro’s specs are pretty well rounded, especially the decent 6GB of RAM and generous 5,000mAh battery. It has four cameras on the back, led by a 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor, although sadly there’s no telephoto lens in the bunch. It won’t win any awards for image quality, but again, those sensors seem serviceable, especially for a phone whose primary purpose is gaming.
The biggest selling point of the BLU G91 Pro, however, will be its $249.99 price tag. Like any other BLU Products phone, it is sold unlocked on Amazon, compatible with GSM networks (sorry, Verizon, Sprint and Boost Mobile subscribers). That said, there might be better choices on the market today at this price, phones with higher specs that might perform better in games, even without being marketed as a gaming phone.