BLU G91 Pro tries to be a gaming phone with a two-year-old processor
Mobile gaming continues to be a lucrative market, and everybody and anyone is trying to take advantage thereon. Some attempt to make addictive games that lure in players, while others attempt to make gaming smartphones for enjoying those games. The latter is that BLU Products is trying to adopt with its new BLU G91 Pro to prove that the corporate remains alive and kicking. But, unfortunately, there’s no mistaking that this gaming smartphone won’t have all the chops required for that title.
Despite its name, the BLU G91 Pro runs on a MediaTek Helio G90, which probably confuses things a touch for tech-savvy buyers. While the chip was indeed designed for gaming, it had been launched back in mid-2019. The processor uses a mixture of older Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 cores for a top clock speed of two .05GHz, not exactly that prime for resource-intensive mobile games.
The phone may also be hobbled by the massive 6.7-inch HD+ screen that reveals the large pixels underneath. While not precisely the worst in terms of pixel density, it won’t give justice to mobile titles designed with Full HD resolutions in mind. Still, for those on a budget, 720p is passable.
Thankfully, the remainder of the BLU G91 Pro’s specs are very well rounded, especially the decent 6GB of RAM and, therefore, the generous 5,000 mAh battery. It’s four cameras on its back, led by a 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor, though there’s sadly no telephoto shooter within the group. As a result, it won’t win awards for image quality; on the other hand, those sensors sound serviceable, especially for a phone whose primary vocation is gaming.
The BLU G91 Pro’s biggest pull, however, are going to be its $249.99 tag. Like all other BLU Products phones, it’s sold unlocked on Amazon, compatible with GSM networks (sorry, Verizon, Sprint, and Boost Mobile subscribers). That said, there could be better choices within the market today at that price point, phones with higher specs that would perform better in gaming, even without being marketed as a gaming phone.