BLU Life One X: Unboxing and Hands-on

With the demand continually going up for budget devices that aren’t cheap pieces of plastic and silicon, BLU is an American company that appears to be leading the charge. Designed in Miami, one of BLU’s newest devices called the Life One X, has landed on our doorstep. The device is placed at the top of BLU’s lineup, a device that can surely compete against any other budget-priced smartphone from last year or the upcoming 2014 lineups.

The device features a 5″ 1080 display, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, a 2,000mAh battery, and comes running Android 4.2.1 out of the box. For the price of just $264.99 off contract, this is a steal for someone who doesn’t need access to 4G LTE, and can instead rely on HSDPA speeds to get them through a full day.  (more…)

Hands-on and Overview: BLU Life Pure

We have never talked in length about BLU devices, but as off-contract pricing for budget phones is now a growing issue thanks to the Moto G, BLU is a major contender in this arena. They have been a round for some time, based out of Miami, creating sleek hardware designed for people in the market for affordable phones. Usually you can find a BLU device through online retailers such as Amazon for about $150 and up. Regardless of preconceptions of “cheap” phones, the newest device in their lineup, the Life Pure, is being marketed as a competitor to the Nexus 5 and even the Galaxy S4. And on paper, it could definitely get away with that.  (more…)

Blu Unveils the Life Pro, Currently the World’s Thinnest 5″ HD Smartphone

This morning, Blu Products announced the Life Pro, the newest member in a family of affordable and decently spec’d out smartphones. The main features of the Life Pro that will have people talking is its incredible thin design, measuring in at just 6.9mm – which just so happens to make it the world’s thinnest smartphone sporting a 5″ HD display. As for the display, it is a full 5″ HD panel, with a resolution of 1280 x 720.

The device is powered by an unnamed 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, allowing just the right amount of power, but still not too much to allow the price of the device to be kept quite low.  (more…)

These BLU “Life” Phones are Almost Perfectly Affordable Unlocked Android Companions

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The search for the perfect unlocked device still goes on, but we did happen across these newly launched BLU devices, the Life Play, Life View and the Life One. Each device comes running Android 4.2, as well as being powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.2GHz. They are unlocked, ready for usage on AT&T and the 1900MHz band of T-Mobile, offering folks a reasonably priced alternative to some of the more high-end devices out there. They feature IPS displays and come in a variety of sizes/colors, each of which is matched by a very enticing price tag.  (more…)