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BLU Life Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of BLU Life Play. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and camera are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the features and size.

screen, price, portability, camera, usability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BLU Life Play is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of BLU Life Play from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the battery.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: BLU Life Play L100 Original OEM Li-ion Battery - C735804180T

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Blu Life Play (Unlocked)


At $229, the Blu Life Play is a good unlocked Android smartphone for people who want an affordable device with a large screen, as long as they can give up LTE.

Bright, playful design. Incredibly light. Two SIM slots. High-resolution display. Almost stock Android

No LTE. Low internal storage. Graphically intense games stutter. Mediocre call quality. Poor camera

While it isn't the fastest horse in the race, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more colorful Android phone than the Blu Life Play. At $229 (list), it's a good option for a first smartphone, with its dual-SIM capability and high-quality 4.7-inch display,...

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An unlocked and sexy Android device


The unlocked $229 Blu Life Play offers Android Jelly Bean on the cheap, but getting the more expensive $299 LG Nexus 4 would be a wiser decision.

Blu Products' Life Play is very affordable for an unlocked smartphone. It also features an attractively thin design, a big screen, Android Jelly Bean, and a powerful camera

The Life Play runs a slow processor and has just 4GB of internal storage. It isn’t compatible with some wired phone headsets and lacks 4G LTE support


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Blu Life One X Review: the brightest Blu phone yet


The time for midrange devices will fade in a few years as users begin diverting their interests to ultra cheap handsets or the top of the line high-end smartphones. However, devices like the Blu Life One X remain an attractive option in the middle...

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BLU Life Play Written Review


It's been a few years since Android, Google's mobile operating system, launched. Since then, we've seen a lot of different versions of hardware and software. One conversation has powered through the years, sometimes seemingly growing stronger with the...

Nice hardware color. Amazing 720p HD display. Lightweight and comfortable to hold. Relatively stock version of Android

Poor camera. Not enough built-in storage. Battery is too small. Not quite stock Android

: If you're looking for a device that's cheap, and doesn't need you to sign a new contract to get that cheap cost, the BLU Life Play is indeed a valid option. It's almost-stock version of Android means that updates shouldn't be too far behind from...

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Blu Life Play (Unlocked)


At $229, the Blu Life Play is a good unlocked Android smartphone for people who want an affordable device with a large screen, as long as they can give up LTE.

The 8-megapixel rear camera isn’t very good. Pictures are sharp enough, but color saturation is poor. Dark grays become blacks, making contrast an issue. The 2-megapixel front-facing camera is a pretty good one for such an inexpensive phone. It often...

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"Very Nice Smartphone for the Money"


I've owned this phone for about 6 weeks. I have it activated on Ultra-mobile. Activation process was pretty painless - Ultra does require some configurations to use SMS, but was pretty easy to do with their generic

Big screen. Plenty of processing for an average user. Feels like a more expensive phone.

No accessories, off-brand

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"great phone for the money Blu dash 4.5 is greater value"


These phones work very well on prepaid cards for those that dont want a 125.00 monthly phone bill

android 4.2.1

Blu dash 4.5 has a 4.5 inch screen same process or, but 512mb4gb memory 5 megapixil camera bur sells for 129.99.

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2 Weeks Then A Hairline Fracture Broke The Touchscreen


I have not contacted BLU yet for service, so I can't comment on how well this unfortunate event will be handled by them.

The screen is gorgeous ; Calling clarity is great ; Overall it was a joy to use for two weeks

The touchscreen is highly sensitive to damage. A hairline fracture, caused by I don't know what because I never dropped the phone, completely disabled the right side of the screen. It is now a beautiful phone that no longer functions after only two...

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This phone works great.


Would recommend this phone to anyone needing an unlocked phone. It has all the features of the 400 dollar Samsung Galaxy lls i just got a 2.5 years ago. Just be repaired to work out the APN info with your service provider. Its worth it.

4 processors, Nice IPS Screen, Android 4.2.1 loaded on it, Worked with my Straight Talk GMS Sim right out of the box, , Its extremely light and come with a clear gel cover to show off you new phone

Had to do a total system reset to get Straight Talk APN to work with this phone. I recommend reset on any new phone before you put your personnel info in it, Battery Life Average

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No Brainer!


I own a Nexus 5 and that is what I use daily. I managed to hulk smash my previous one and didn't have anything decent while I waited for a replacement. I like to have something to tinker with anyway. I've been watching Blu progress with their modestly...

Excellent display ; Well made device ; Easily rooted (Framaroot on XDA) ; Very thin ; Comes with everything you need (ear buds, case, screen protector, charger etc) ; Decent amount of ram ; Snappy processor ; Nice battery life ; Expandable storage on...