US$200 BLU Life One XL is an Affordable Android Lollipop for Jamaicans

The BLU Life One XL was launched back in January 2015, so it’s not the latest Blu smartphone. In fact, it’s a very basic but fairly advanced and upgradable smartphone at a US$200!

It has dimensions 156 x 78 x 8.3 mm (6.14 x 3.07 x 0.33 in) and weights 151 g (5.33 oz). It has a 5.5” inches) with an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and displays 16M colors if you can see them all. It that has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels giving the screen a relative pixel density  of 267 ppi pixel . The screen is pretty good though, as its Corning Gorilla Glass 3, so it’s scratch proof.

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Blu Life One XL is easily accessorizable with its all metal finish and comes in the following colours:

  1. Black
  2. Blue
  3. White
  4. Gold
  5. Pink

The OS is a bit dated, as it runs on Android 4.4.2KitKat) which is, upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop. This OS floats on a Quad­core 1.2 GHz Cortex­A53 and has an Adreno 306. The CPU and GPU sits in a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset, the equivalent of a motherboard in a smartphone it has 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal memory and comes with a micoSD Card slot that support up to 64 GB.

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The camera isn’t too bad, as its sports a 13 Megapixel rear-facing camera that has autofocus and a built in LED flash and does 1080p video at 30fps. Geo-­tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection are all standard with the BLU Life One XL. The 5 Megapixel front facing camera isn’t too bad but at least it can do great selfies.

The Blu Life One XL is powered by a massive 2820 mAh battery Li-Ion Battery that puts out 710 hours on 2G and 660 hours on 3G on standby and up to 28 hours on 2G and up to 17 hours on 3G. So not a bad smartphone after all!

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