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BLU Life Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of BLU Life Play. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and portability are generally positive. The usability and price also get good views, whereas many are negative about the size.

screen, price, usability, portability, design


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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Consumer review by: ( review summary for BLU Life Play


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 Reviewers 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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Patrick Austin (

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,...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: CNET (

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

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: MobileBurn (

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...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Evan Selleck (

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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: (

Blu Life Play Review: can a $230 Android phone still be high-end?


The Blu Life Play seeks to shatter the idea that a cutting-edge Android smartphone needs to be expensive. Can a $230 Android phone still be high-quality at half the cost of what Samsung and HTC charge?

Expert review by: Patrick Austin (

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...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Guillermo_Maxwell (

"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

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: yankeescrimshaw (

"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.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: CyberTom (

Great Unlocked Phone


Very durable phone. Be sure to get some outer protection. I have a small rubber 5 dollar case. Never had an incident.

Works fine with Straight Talk. I use this in Atlanta and it uses the AT&T 4G cell towers. Almost always have full signal here. Be sure to do a system reset when you get the phone and upgrade to the latest version before setting up service. You will...

Took and hour to get Straight Talk APN to work right with MMS ; Had to Root phone to get rid of bloatware. Runs fine and fast now

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Athenator (

Great Case


For anyone with Straight Talk, this phone is compatible but programming it was a little tricky, but you sort of just have to try out different APN settings which you can find with a simple online search.

Very well priced; I bought this in February of 2012 for $199, it has a quad core processor and at the time was up to par with phones that cost twice as much. The software is great, I've had no performance issues related to the phone, and it's still...

The hardware on the phone definitely leaves something to be desired; if you are rough on phones, this isn't the one for you. I do drop the phone a bit at home onto carpet, but I've never had any excessive damage to it. I definitely see why the box...

Dec, 2014