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BLU Life 8 (2014) review

Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Mediatek MT6592
Mali-450 MP4
1 GB / 8 GB
5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px

BLU announced the launch of the Life 8 smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the BLU Life 8 phone with 5 inches display, Mediatek MT6592 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The BLU Life 8 comes with Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery. The 5 inches phone comes with IPS display (720 x 1280 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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BLU Life 8 specifications

BrandBLU
NameLife 8
ModelL280
Release date2014

Body

The weight of BLU Life 8 is about 4.8 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BLU phone are average (5.71 x 2.75 x 0.3 inches).

Weight4.8 oz
Dimensions5.71 x 2.75 x 0.3 inches
Colorsorange, pink, white, yellow
SIM typeMicro SIM, Mini SIM

System

The BLU Life 8 comes with Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
SoCMediatek MT6592
CPUOcta-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-450 MP4

Display

The size of Life 8 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches IPS display of BLU Life 8 with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of BLU Life 8 (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Life 8 has no autofocus capability (fixed-focus). An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera2 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px
FlashLED

Connectivity

The BLU Life 8 doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Life 8 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Life 8 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 2000 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This BLU phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of BLU Life 8 phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, gyroscope, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the BLU Life 8, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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