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BLU Life Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and design. The camera and value for money also get good comments, but reviews are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the responsiveness.

screen, value for money, camera, design, portability


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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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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Blu Life Play


It's hard to zero in on an affordable yet satisfying unlocked Android smartphone. Other than the $299 LG Nexus 4 or pricey $569.99 Sony Xperia Z , there aren't a lot of viable options, at least in the U.S. market.

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.

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.

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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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Amazing bargain


I upgraded from a Samsung Rugby Pro (1.5ghz dual, 1GB, 4") which isn't a bad phone at all, yet the difference is night and day. This phone is so much faster and better to look at (bigger brighter screen). It feels nice in your hand and your pocket...

Thin, light, powerful, bright, decent battery life, good cameras. Very lightly bloated with apps we don't need. Comes with screen protector in place and a nice rubbery protective case (which I don't use cuz I like to show off it's thinness). Everything...

Nothing really available on xda as far as ROM's go, but I did manage to root it (Framaroot 1.9.1)

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Packs a BIG BANG for the Price


I have had this phone for about 3 weeks. I use it with tmobile and I get the non-LTE 4g. This i a snappy device that beats any other phone that I have purchased off contract. With my old phone there was a lot of lag while playing games, but not with...

Camera (HD) Android JellyBean Good Size Beautiful Screen

Battery will drain when phone is searching for signal

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just as good as the galaxy s4 or HTC one


this phone is amazing. I would recommend anyone to buy this who has at&t or tmobile. it has a beautiful screen at 720p (not quite 1080p but still good) the price on this is unbeatable for what you get; charger, case, screen protector.I would give this...

the price, size, HD screen, free accessories in box, new version of android, micro sd slot

only 4gb of memory, no NFC, small battery for size of phone

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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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