Our title plays on the Miami-based company’s tagline, “Bold Like Us.” BLU is pretty bold for bursting onto the low-cost segment of the smartphone scene some six years ago. The company takes foreign-produced devices, rebadges them, and markets a standout spec for each one: this one’s the thinnest in North America, that one’s got the largest battery here …
… these ones fit into any size hand …
And this little piggy is our flagship.
On paper, the 2015 iteration of the BLU Life One brings LTE [...]
When Pocketnow editors get new devices, we usually report to you what the overall, balanced experience is like. Generalizations stand in for several days’ worth of nuance in our reviews. What does a day of “moderate use” mean anyways?
That’s why we’re beginning a series called “Driver for the Day,” taking you through a typical or extraordinary day in our busy lives with our review device. We report to you on what it did, what it didn’t do and how all of that affected what we were [...]
Ahh, BLU. They might buy other manufacturers’ devices wholesale, but they do give their darndest to refine them down in sunny Miami, Florida. We’re going to find out if their refinements have equipped their latest flagship, the BLU Life One, with a good camera. Keep in mind that this device is retailing on Amazon for nearly $150 with a special pre-sale rebate of $50 going on until June 15th, so we’re looking for bang in those bucks.
The Life One’s Sony IMX135 sensor is a familiar one to Motorola Moto X 2014 owners. The 13 megapixels (4160 x 3120 effective [...]