- Size (LWH): 5.6 inches, 2.8 inches, 0.29 inches
- Weight: 4.32 ounces
BLU Life One 4G LTE Smartphone - GSM Unlocked - 8GB + 1GB RAM - Gold
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|Voice / Text||2G Data||3G Data||4G LTE Data|
- 4G LTE, Unlocked Dual Sim Phone, Android 4.4 KitKat with Immediate Upgrade to Lollipop
- 8GB internal with 1GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 1.2GHz Quad-Core, 64-Bit architecture and Adreno 306 GPU
- 5.0" HD 720p Display; 13MP Sony IMX 135 Sensor Camera with LED Flash, 5MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE,(4/7/17),4G HSPA+ (850/1700/1900/2100). GSM Quad Band: US Compatibility Nationwide on all GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Straight Talk and others
- Unlocked, and compatible World-Wide including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and other countries.Kindly refer the user manual attached below for troubleshooting steps and instructions
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From the Manufacturer
|PURE XL||STUDIO ENERGY 2||ENERGY X||STUDIO G LTE||VIVO AIR LTE||LIFE ONE|
|Networks||GSM|HSPA +42 Mbps | LTE||GSM|HSPA +42 Mbps | LTE||GSM|HSPA +21 Mbps||GSM|HSPA +42 Mbps||GSM|HSPA + 42 Mbps||GSM|HSPA +42 Mbps|
|Display||6.0 Inches||5.0 Inches||5.0 Inches||5.0 Inches||4.8 Inches||5.0 Inches|
|Cameras||24 MP Main w/ BLU Bright + | 8MP Auto Focus Front||8MP Main w/ BLU Bright + | 5MP Front||8MP Main w/ BLU Bright + | 2MP Front||5MP Autofocus Main w/flash | 5MP Front||8 MP Main w/Flash + | 5MP Front||13 MP Main w/Flash |5MP Front|
|Memory||64GB | 3GB RAM||16GB | 1.5GB RAM||8GB | 1GB RAM||8GB | 1GB RAM||16GB | 2GB RAM||8GB | 1GB RAM|
|Processor||2.0 Ghz Octa-core||1.3 GHz Quadcore||1.3 GHz Quadcore||1.1 GHz Quadcore||1.2 GHz Quadcore||1.2 GHz Quadcore|
|Operating System||Android 5.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 4.4 Kit Kat (upgradeable)|
|Battery||3500 mAh||5000 mAh||4000 mAH||2500 mAh||2050 mAh||2420 mAH|
|Dimensions / Weight||164 x 82.2 x 9.6 mm | 207g||144.7 x 71.2 x 10.1 mm | 175.2g||141 x 70 x 8.9 mm | 154g||143 x 72 x 8.95 mm | 149g||141.9 x 68.1 x 5.1 mm | 98g||143.5 x 72.1 x 7.5 mm | 120g|
When it comes to a flawless camera experience,
the Life One Series never falls short with its main 13 Megapixel camera with Sony IMX 135 sensors or the front 5 Megapixel front camera for the most epic self portraits.
Enjoy great features in the main camera like Zero Shutter lag, HDR, face beauty, and time lapse, which gives professional style pictures.
Tour de Force
When building the Life One Series, there was thorough and careful thought put into every detail, this is why you will find a Quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor with 64 bit architecture and1GB RAM, which creates the ultimate user experience.
Whether it is movies, video games, pictures, or work presentations, the Adreno 306 GPU will impress you with the crisp replication of every pixel.
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
The front of the Life One is covered by Gorilla Glass 3 so all the beauty has an extra layer of armor to protect it from scratches and cracks.
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 enables improved damage resistance and toughness compared to former glass compositions and is up to three times more damage resistant than Gorilla Glass 2.This type of Native Damage Resistance is a unique feature of Gorilla Glass 3.
Form & Function
Introducing the all new BLU Sandstone grey finish on the Life One. An advanced paint technology that combines the essence of nature, in this case a stone texture, to form a brilliant feel and look.
The middle housing is made of metal, which is the perfect finishing touch to a premium device. Weighing in at a mere 125-grams.
With a custom user interface running on stock Android, the Life One Series is eye candy no matter if you are looking at its gorgeous design or user friendly interface.
Detailed Vivid Display
Unbelievable HD image with 720 x 1280 resolution.
BLU Infinite View Technology (IPS) which will allow you to share your screen with all your friends no matter what angle you are looking at them from, everything will look perfect.
Stay connected with speeds of up to 10X faster than 3G.
Life one series comes with 4G LTE bands 4 (1700Mhz), 7 (2600Mhz), and 17 (700Mhz) and 3G bands 850/1700/1900/2100.
What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the carrier's SIM card into the phone and you're ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it's as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
What are the benefits of an unlocked phone?
Freedom: Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier.
Travel: Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It's as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Selection: Choose the phone with the features you want, whether or not your carrier sells it, and get more service options without a contract.
How do I set up my unlocked phone?
The first thing you’ll need is a SIM card for your desired carrier. When activated, the SIM card will let your phone connect to your carrier’s network. If you decide to upgrade to a newer unlocked phone in the future, you can easily remove the SIM card from your old phone and put it in your new phone—just make sure you get the right size of SIM card (nano, micro, or standard) for your phone. If you want to use your phone while traveling internationally, you can easily buy a SIM card for a carrier that operates where you’re traveling. As long as it’s activated, you can just swap SIM cards when you arrive at your destination.
Top Customer Reviews
I've owned a lot of phones over the years, but I've got to say this one was the best deal on a great phones since "Cellular" companies gave you phones for free. I bought this for my 17 year old, quite frankly because I wouldn't feel that bad if he lost, broke, or bricked a $149 phone. When the price dropped to $99, it became an even better deal.
I've kept an eye on BLU phones for a while now, and while they seemed OK, it was clear that almost every one of their models gives something up in the interest of keeping the price low or focusing on a different shiny new object. Either you had to settle for a bad screen, no 4G, certainly no LTE in most cases, or something that was actually important. The Life One really doesn't seem to do that and has the kind of specs that a flagship phone would have had just a couple of years ago. In short, this is an amazing piece of technology at an unbelievable price.
We have a Family Share plan on AT&T, and all we had to do was slip in the SIM card and the SD card (you'd be foolish not to put an SD card into this phone) and we were off to the races. Turned t on and setup was a breeze, since my son had come from a feature phone, I had to make a call to AT&T to provision the phone for 4G LTE, but that took only about 10 minutes. I don't think you'd have to do that if your SIM card already was tied to a smartphone. The phone found WiFi, latched on to a strong 4G LTE signal, and showed a strong signal for calling, even stronger than my two year old LG Optimus G Pro.Read more ›
In my opinion this phone is perfect for anyone who does not want to be stuck in and contract and does not plan to install many apps or play more graphic intensive games. The phone is good for using the Internet, taking pictures as long as you are using a microsd card, making phone calls, and a lighter usage of apps.
I rated this phone 4 stars. The rating based on the criteria I have listed.
I have tested this phone on both at&t and T-Mobile networks. I am including screenshots in my review. Feel free to ask questions in the comments field and I will try to answer them.
- Device Storage: This is my biggest CON. The cost difference between 8GB and 16GB NAND Flash is minimal. The company should have gone with 16GB even if they decided to slightly increase the cost of the phone. Considering the Android OS takes up a good portion of the storage, which will be worse with Lollipop once BLU pushes out the upgrade later this year. . available storage showed 4.66GBYes you can add a Microsd card but many apps cannot be move to the MicroSD card.
- RAM: 1GB of RAM limits the amount of multitasking you can perform without suffering from stuttering. No issues watching Netflix
- Shipping with KitKat rather than Lollipop does not make much sense with a new phone.
- Missing BAND 5 (at&t) and BAND 12 (T-Mobile) LTE Bands. This could impact some people.
- Single Band WiFi. 2.4Ghz only.
- Not much bloatware like you see with the major manufacturers. Mostly Google apps and only a few BLU apps
- Easy to navigate and use interface.Read more ›
For anyone who doesn't know, the older 2G wireless phones and other 2G wireless devices (vehicles, alarms, vending machines etc.) will be extinct in 2017, when GSM companies strictly go to higher speeds of 3G and 4G wireless networks. This makes it an even more perfect time for those that need to upgrade to this great buy on a 4G LTE phone. Now, for the features:
THE PHONE CONSTRUCTION:
The 5 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1/4" beautifully designed and sleek phone is very sturdy with it's great grip rubbery case back cover.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This phone was great until a couple days when it completely shut down and will is not responsive at all. I've tried everything and nothing works. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Waste Product..!! please don't buy it. It stopped working after 3 months.Published 2 days ago by ravi
Phone specs mean nothing, they are slow, wonky phones, and there simply is NO CUSTOMER SERVICE. You can have the fastest CPU, doesn't matter if the manufacturer doesn't know how... Read morePublished 6 days ago by George C. Williams
I bought this phone 1 year and one month ago. Today the screen went black after freezing multiple times yesterday. Holding down the power button does not bring it back to life. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
phone works good, does what it needs to... memory sucks and the camera is AWFUL. it takes too long to focus and does not do well in low lightingPublished 10 days ago by Valerie
Android 4.4 KitKat with Immediate Upgrade to Lollipop this is a lie I got mine in Jan 2016 it is now July and still no upgrade BLU Life One 4G LTE Smartphone - GSM Unlocked - 16GB... Read morePublished 10 days ago by John