Review: Blu Life One X3
The Blu Life One X3 is a phone of hits and misses. Blu managed to assemble a usable handset that, despite its Joe Schmo appearance, functions well enough. It has a big display, solid build, and modern features such as a fingerprint reader. At the same time, the display is nigh unusable outdoors, phone call quality is pretty poor, and battery life fell far short of my expectations.
I appreciate the stock build of Android, and yet the One X3 feels underpowered at times. The camera application, in particular, runs slowly enough to impact usability. Moreover, the camera delivers uneven results when it comes to photography.
The one thing going for the Blu Life One X3 is perhap its price. The phone is available unlocked for $150. That's really affordable, but there are better bargains out there. If you're dead set on an unlocked device, your $150 might be better spend on the Moto E4.
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Dec 14, 2017
Blu Products today announced the Life One X3, a mid-range handset from the unlocked phone maker. The One X3 has a curved-edge glass screen and an aluminum frame painted in matte black.
Blu's latest phone is the Vivo X, an affordable flagship that boasts a 6-inch screen, 4 cameras, and a massive battery. If you're turned on by unlocked Android phones with 2:1 displays and low price points, the Blu Vivo X is a reasonable piece of hardware.
Blu's latest flagship is the Vivo XI+, a metal and glass phone that features a liquid design, a solid spec sheet, and Android Oreo. The phone has a notched 2:1 screen, dual cameras on the back, and an octa-core processor with 6 GB of RAM running the show.
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Cat Phones today announced the S41 and S31 smartphones, updates to models from last year. Cat handsets are actually manufactured by Bullitt Group, which licenses the Cat brand.
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Blu Products today announced its flagship phone for the second half of the year, the Vivo XI+. This phone drops the mostly metal build of older Blu phones in favor of a glass front, metal frame, and plastic rear that are assembled with a smooth profile all around.