BLU Life Pure XL with Snapdragon 800 processors raises the bar for Blu Android phones

All of the smartphones that we've seen from Blu have so far been entry level or midrange Android smartphones that cut corners on display quality and processors to make a phone that's good enough for the price. Today, Blu has begun selling the Life Pure XL, a phone that raises the bar for what it has done in the past by including higher-quality specs.

The Blu Life Pure XL has a 5.5-inch display with 1080p HD resolution, meaning it has an impressive 401 pixels per inch. There's also a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM that makes the phone perform 120 percent better than previous devices. I've used Blu phones in the past and liked them but complained about their weak gaming capabilities, but with the presence of a Snapdragon, the phone is going to be capable of playing practically any Android game.

One drawback of the Blu Life Pure XL is that it doesn’t support 4G LTE. If you can live with that, the HSPA+ 42 Mbps phone is on sale now for $399 (32GB). A cheaper version with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM will go on sale in June for $349.

Blu Life Pure XL specs

  • Network: 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/1900/2100, Micro-SIM
  • Display: LTPS 5.5 inch Full HD 1080 x 1920, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core 2.2GHz Krait-400 with Adreno 330 GPU.
  • OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • Camera: Rear – 16 megapixel with 1.34? pixels, 1/2.3-inch sensor, Largan M8 lens, Video Record 1080p @ 30fp; Front – 8.0 megapixel, autofocus.
  • Connectivity: NFC, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Memory: 32GB internal memory, 3GB RAM (L260) and 16GB + 2GB RAM (L259)
  • Dimensions: 150.6 x 75 x 9.5 mm, 128 grams
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2500 mAh battery

Author: Andrew Kameka

Andrew Kameka is a Miami native with five years of experience covering mobile technology. A graduate of FIU, he has also written about soccer, music, and the entertainment industry.

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