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BLU Life Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the battery and camera are overall positive. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the features and reliability.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for BLU Life Play

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of BLU Life Play from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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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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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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...

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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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dont buy from marketplace

 

this is a fantastic phone until the charging port breaks then you're totally screwed because best buy won't even acknowledge that it was bought thtough marketplace to use the warranty would I recommend buying this phone yes through marketplace no

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