Blu Life One X (2nd Gen) – An Exclusive Review

BLU is a Latin-American company which is rather new and rapidly growing around those parts. BLU mobile devices are already present throughout Latin America, Central America, the United States, and all of the Caribbean countries. The Blu Life One X (2nd Gen) is the latest device from the company.

In regions such as Central America, 50% of devices that are present at the point of sale are BLU devices. Blu recently launched two windows smartphones, The Win HD LTE and The Win Jr. LTE in India and Europe making its entry into these markets.

The Blu Life One X is a phone which might make the company’s mark in budget smartphone territory and is expected to be launched in India and Europe pretty soon. So here’s the Blu Life One X.

Design

The Blu Life One X gives us a pleasant surprise when taken out of the box. It has a sandblasted and classy looking aluminum frame around the body. It has a leathery looking plastic backing that has been coated with a paint layer really helps the phone to look great in the hand and gives it a premium feel which stands out for its price range.

The device feels just about right in the hand, feeling not too big, not too heavy and neither being too thick for the common user. It has a 5.2-inch screen which makes it a way bit taller, but 5.5 inch seems to be the average size when compared with the devices seen this year.

There is a 3.5mm audio jack up at the top, the power and volume keys at the right side of the device and the micro-USB port at the bottom. The other placements are much as the same as we have seen in all accustomed Android devices, including the front and back camera with led flash.

Blu Life One X

Display

The Blu Life One X has a full 5.2 inch IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3, which supports a resolution of FULL HD 1080×1920. The pixel density of 424 ppi makes the visual experience good and the texts look sharp and crisp. 

There is an interesting feature called the Mira Vision which primarily boosts the colors giving us a better viewing experience. There are 3 distinct modes in the Mira Vision: Standard mode, Vivid mode and User mode.

The Vivid mode produces unnatural colors with brightened tone which seems to be very appealing rather not being original. The User mode enables us to adjust setting according to the user’s preferences. Videos and media consumption seem to be very enjoyable in the Blu Life One X’s display.

Hardware

Under the hood of the Blu Life One X, we have a 1.3 GHZ Octa core Mediatek MT6753 processor with Mali T720 GPU. It is pretty clear that these processors and chipsets are more designed for the cheap to mid-range price bracket and so don’t expect the Blu Life One X to dominate at the benchmark ratings. However, the devices does compliment all your day to day regular usage with a 2GB RAM.

The smartphone has 16GB of on-board storage and a microSD card slot that can support up to 128GB. Geekbench gave it a 628 score for the single core and 2854 score for the multi-core. Antutu gives it a score of 37822. We also compared it with a key competitor the Moto G where the Blu Life One X’s score nearly doubles it.

This makes the phone a decent device for all your basic multi-tasking needs with everything being snappy and responsive. Moving on to the battery, the Blu Life One X is powered by a 2900 mAh battery which is non-removable. This is a really impressive battery capacity and the phone should last for at least a day with no issues. The phone comes with dual SIM slots.