By Stephen Schenck | November 26, 2013 4:42 PM
Despite being based out of the US, Blu is not a smartphone manufacturer we end up talking about often. We may need to start rethinking how much attention Blu gets, as today’s announcement of the affordable Blu Life Pro offers a decent combination of size, sleek design, and a low sticker price.
At just 6.9mm thick, Blu calls the Life Pro the thinnest smartphone around with a five-inch HD display, and we’re inclined to agree. However, you won’t find any 1080p panel here: the specs are decidedly mid-range, with a 720p screen, 1GB of RAM, no LTE support, and a MediaTek quad-core A7-based SoC.
You’ll also find 16GB of storage, a 12-megapixel main camera with quite high-res 5-megapixel front-facer, 2500mAh battery, and treats like an FM radio tuner. None of this is great-great, but the specs are roughly in line with the new Moto G (even if performance won’t necessarily be).
The Blu Life Pro will be available through retailers like Amazon for about $300 – not as cheap as the Moto G, sure, but if a slightly larger display and a very thin chassis are important to you, this Blu might be worth a look. Then again – this is getting into Nexus 5 territory, and it could be very tempting to just pay a little more for a much higher-end model.