The Blu Life One X arrives into the scene before the year ends. It is a low-cost, high-quality smartphone that has been given an impressive setup of design, software, and hardware. Hence, it can easily beat out its rivals without so much as a sweat.
For a Low-Budget Phone, Almost Nothing About the Blu Life One X Feels Cheap
For the record, there’s nothing about the Blu Life One X that feels on a budget-friendly plane. It has a luxurious aluminum frame that has a grippy matte texture. It is also surprisingly svelte. For its dimensions, it comes in at 5.9 x 2.9 x 0.3-inches. It also weight 5-ounces. When compared to the Moto G, Motorola’s contender even feels downright hefty in comparison.
There are clicky power and volume buttons found on the right side of the device, which feel satisfyingly nice. There is an audio jack on the top, and a micro-USB charging port on the bottom. These are things which you can relatively see on just about any smartphone. However, it has a soft-touch back panel with a faux-leather texture, which is reminiscent to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4. The back panel can be peeled off to reveal two SIM card slots and a microSD card slot. The latter can handle microSD cards of up to 200GB of storage. However, the battery is sealed in and is therefore non-removable.
The Life One X has a 5.2-inch IPS LCD which is bright, sharp, and rich. It has a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution which is very impressive for a handset at this price point. It delivers a pixel density of 424ppi, so you can expect good contrast for images and videos on the phone. Color reproduction is also good, and the screen is visible even when hit with direct sunlight. The company even adds a nice touch of altering the contrast, sharpness, and color temperature levels to your preferences.
It supports Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity but it does not have compatibility for dual-band Wi-Fi and NFC. However, these are uncommon for its price point anyway. Still, another unsurprising element for the phone is tha tthe single back-facing speaker sounds low and tinny, but audio from a Bluetooth-connected device or a wired unit produces okay audio performance.
The Blu Life One X can easily best out other contenders from other smartphone manufacturers easily within its price class. It is a culmination of great design, software, and hardware. However, the sound performance from its built-in speaker could do better. But overall, all the positives outweigh its negatives (or negative).