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BLU Life Play X (2013) review

Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Mediatek MT6589T
PowerVR SGX544MP2
1 GB / 16 GB
4.7 inch (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

BLU announced the launch of the Life Play X smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the BLU Life Play X phone with 4.7 inch display, Mediatek MT6589T chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The BLU Life Play X series was launched with Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean) pre-installed, but it is upgradable to newer versions of OS as they become available. The IPS panel of Life Play X has good color accuracy and can display a wide color gamut, resulting in more lifelike and vivid visuals. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The selfie camera of Life Play X allows you to capture self-portraits or group photos without needing someone else to take the picture for you.

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BLU Life Play X specifications

BrandBLU
NameLife Play X
ModelL102
Release date2013

Body

Weight4.41 oz
Dimensions5.39 x 2.69 x 0.31 inch
Colorsblack
SIM typeMicro SIM, Mini SIM

The weight of BLU Life Play X is about 4.41 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BLU smartphone are average (5.39 x 2.69 x 0.31 inch). Smaller smartphones are more compact and easier to carry around, but they may have smaller displays that can be harder to read and interact with. A micro SIM is a smaller (15 x 12 x 0.76 mm) version of the standard SIM card used in mobile devices. The micro SIM card provides the same functionality as the standard SIM card, allowing the user to connect to a cellular network and use mobile data, voice, and messaging services.

System

OS versionAndroid OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
SoCMediatek MT6589T
CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUPowerVR SGX544MP2

The BLU Life Play X comes with Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is closely integrated with various Google services, such as Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive, which makes it easy for users to access and manage their data across multiple devices. The Life Play X has a Mediatek MT6589T CPU. This mid-range, quad-core CPU is capable of delivering fast and efficient performance for a wide range of tasks.

The Life Play X utilizes PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized chip that is primarily designed to handle and accelerate the processing of graphics and visual data. It is responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations on a smartphone screen. PowerVR GPUs are a popular choice for mobile device manufacturers, and are known for their power efficiency and strong performance.

Display

Display typeIPS
Screen size4.7 inch
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 4.7 inch phone comes with IPS display. The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. A larger screen typically requires more power to illuminate, which can impact battery life. The display of BLU Life Play X is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.

Memory

RAM1 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

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. Having more RAM alone does not necessarily guarantee better performance, and other factors such as the processor and storage speed can also impact overall performance. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The Life Play X has only 16 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the Life Play X (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. A microSD card is a type of small, removable flash memory card used to store digital information.

Camera

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

The Life Play X offers only a single-camera setup. The single camera can still be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of the Life Play X is equipped with autofocus. 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. The Life Play X does not have optical image stabilization (OIS). OIS technology is more commonly found in higher-end smartphones and is designed to reduce camera shake and blur, resulting in sharper and clearer images and videos.

Connectivity

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

The BLU Life Play X supports 2G and 3G networks only. 3G is obsolete now, because most phones can use 4G and 5G networks. The BLU Life Play X 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. With Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect your Life Play X smartphone to a wide range of Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, speakers, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and more.

The Life Play X has a GPS receiver. GPS allows smartphones to determine their precise location and provide accurate navigation and mapping services. This includes turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, points of interest, and alternative routes. The Life Play X 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 X phone has built-in FM radio receiver. FM radio allows users to tune in to local radio stations and listen to live broadcasts, news, music, and other content. The Life Play X 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 X 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.

Battery

TypeLi-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 X is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

Features

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes: X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). This BLU phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Life Play X 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 X 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 X, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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