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BLU Life One hands-on impressions

With a 5” IPS LCD display, the BLU Life One sits above the entry-level Life Play, and below the phablet-proportioned Life View in the freshly launched smartphone series from the Miami based manufacturer. Given the increasing popularity which the 5” Android smartphones enjoy lately, the dual-SIM BLU Life One is likely to generate the most interest from potential users.

Save for the smaller display, the BLU Life One packs the same spec sheet as its bigger brother which we previewed a couple of days back. The highlights include a MediaTek MT6589 SoC with 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, PowerVR Series5XT series GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in expandable storage, 5” HD display, and a 13MP camera on the back of the device, coupled with a 5MP unit at the front.

BLU Life One live photos

At a first glance, the BLU Life One does not look as premium as the bigger Life View due the former’s plastic back cover. The frame of the handset however, is made from aluminum, so it feels pleasant and solid to hold.

The measures of the Life One are 144 x 73 x 8.9 mm, while its weight tips the scale at 145 grams. The device is powered by a removable 2,000mAh battery.

BLU Life One sized up against the rest of the Life series

When it hits the shelves, the BLU Life One will boot Android 4.2 out of the box. Like in the case of the Life View, the Life One offers a pleasant Android OS experience thanks to its quad-core SoC.

The BLU Life One is priced evenly with its larger sibling – at $299 unlocked, free of contract commitments. For the money, the latest BLU offering represents good value, thanks to its solid build, good looks, and rich functionality. The BLU Life One, together with the rest of the series will hit the shelves at the end of this month.


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