BLU announced the launch of the Life Play smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the BLU Life Play phone with 4.7 inch display, Mediatek MT6589 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.
The Life Play was launched with Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean) pre-installed. The IPS display of this phone provides wide viewing angles, accurate color reproduction, better contrast and black levels, fast response times, and consistent image quality. This phone has only one rear-camera (8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus) on its back for photos and videos. Some smartphones with multi-camera setups offer specialized features like macro photography, low-light capabilities, or advanced image stabilization. The front camera of Life Play gives you the freedom to capture moments with yourself or your friends and family easily.
BLU Life Play specifications
|Dimensions||5.39 x 2.69 x 0.31 inch|
|SIM type||Micro SIM, Mini SIM|
The weight of the BLU Life Play is 4.41 oz. It is still considered to be relatively lightweight and portable. The dimensions of this BLU smartphone are average (5.39 x 2.69 x 0.31 inch). For some people, larger smartphones are more comfortable to hold and easier to use, as they provide a larger display for watching videos, browsing the web, and using apps. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older, larger SIM card size. You can use a SIM card adapter to convert a Micro or Nano SIM card into the required size.
|OS version||Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7|
The BLU Life Play comes with Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Google regularly releases new versions of Android with new features, improvements, and security updates. The Life Play has a Mediatek MT6589 CPU. A quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. The BLU Life Play comes with PowerVR SGX544 Graphics Processing Unit. The GPU is optimized for parallel processing and complex mathematical operations required for rendering and manipulating graphics. PowerVR GPUs are considered to be highly competitive with other leading mobile GPUs, such as ARM Mali and Adreno.
|Screen size||4.7 inch|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 px|
This smartphone comes with an IPS display. IPS is known for its ability to provide wide viewing angles and accurate color reproduction. IPS panels have become more energy-efficient over time, allowing for longer battery life in portable devices. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size represents the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner. Text will be easier to read, and videos will be more immersive on a larger display. This smartphone is multitouch capable. Multitouch is a feature in smartphones that allows for the detection and tracking of multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously. It enables users to interact with the device using more than one finger or touch input at the same time.
|Internal storage||4 GB|
|Memory card slot||microSD|
1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Most smartphones today come with at least 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, and some high-end devices have even more. The amount of RAM needed for optimal performance depends on factors such as the operating system, the apps and services you use, and how you use your device. If you primarily use your smartphone for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32GB may be sufficient for your needs. The Life Play has only 4 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the Life Play (4 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. MicroSD cards are popular because they're small, lightweight, and easy to use.
|Main camera||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus|
|Selfie camera||2 MP|
This smartphone has only one camera on its back. If you have budget limitations or prioritize other features over a multi-camera system, this single camera setup can be a suitable choice. The autofocus is an important feature in this smartphone. Autofocus helps the camera to focus on a subject automatically, which ensures that the resulting photo or video is clear and sharp. Life Play is equipped with a basic camera setup, and it does not have any advanced features. Basic camera setups are designed to fulfill the needs of users who prioritize affordability and basic photography requirements.
|GSM 2G bands||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Network coverage||2G / 3G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Headphone||3.5 mm jack|
The BLU Life Play supports 2G and 3G networks only. Compared to modern 4G and 5G networks, 3G networks are generally considered to be relatively slow. The BLU Life Play like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi networks offer several advantages over wired networks, including greater mobility, flexibility, and convenience. The Life Play supports the latest Bluetooth standards, which offers faster data transfer speeds, better range, and improved reliability compared to previous versions of Bluetooth.
The Life Play has a GPS receiver. Many fitness and activity tracking apps rely on GPS to accurately measure and record outdoor activities such as running, cycling, hiking, or tracking routes. The Life Play isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful for a variety of tasks and features. The Life Play phone has built-in FM radio. During emergencies or natural disasters when cellular networks may be congested or disrupted, FM radio can provide a reliable source of information and emergency alerts.
The Life Play has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The Life Play smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.
|Type||Li-Ion 1800 mAh|
The Li-Ion 1800 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 Play is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.
|Sensors||accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity|
Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The BLU Life Play smartphone has an accelerometer. The presence of an accelerometer in smartphones enables a range of interactive and intuitive functionalities that enhance the user experience and enable innovative applications. When an object, such as your hand or face, comes close to the sensor of Life Play, it triggers a response that can be used for specific functions or features.
The Life Play phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles. The Dual SIM capability of BLU Life Play 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.
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 Play, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.
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