Samsung, LG, HTC, Google, and select others may attract most of the attention when it comes to Android devices, but they're far from the only choices. There is a wide range of handsets available from brands you may have forgotten about, but not because they aren't any good. BLU Products has been upping its game as of late, pushing out products with competent specs and great prices. Now the company is introducing several new models in its "Life" series of devices.


First things first, yes, BLU is still keeping the "One" brand here, something we're increasingly seeing everywhere. That aside, there's more to be irked by. "X" means that this handset has improved specs over the original Life One, whereas "M" represents a lower price. The One X will give you a 5-inch screen with a 1920x1080 resolution. It's packed with 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, and either 16GB or 32GB of internal memory for just $299. The One M will get you a 720p 5-inch screen with a 12MP camera, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot for $100 less.

These handsets are joined by the Play X and S. What these letters represent, I have no idea, but they are upgrades to the budget-friendly Life Play. The two devices are largely the same, but the X comes with more internal memory (16GB versus 4GB) and a slightly higher price tag ($219 versus $199). Both have microSD card slots.


BLU Products is rounding out its lineup with an 8-inch tablet, the View Tab. Like all of the devices listed here, it comes with Android 4.2, but many of its specs are less compelling. We're looking at a very unexciting 1024x768 screen, 1GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, and a 5MP camera.


To sweeten things further, BLU is also dropping the price of the original line of devices. The Life Play will now go for $199, while both the Life View and the One will go for $269. These devices will also be upgraded to Android 4.4 later this year.

Full specs for each device are available in the source link below.

Source: BLU Products

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Alex

    If in Europe we could get Blu devices... would be cool!

  • Simon Belmont

    One X sounds like a certain HTC phone from 2012. I hope they don't see a C&D over that.

    I like that they're going to follow through with a KitKat update. I was beginning to worry they'd be stuck on Android 4.2.

  • Cheeseball

    Mediatek SoCs?

    EDIT: According to their website... yup. MediaTek MT6589T. :(

    Still no kernel source for this chip.

  • Cesar

    Manufacturers need to stop with the "One" names. There's way too many "One's" out there.

  • Merri Mogridge

    I'm really impressed with the amount of mid range phones coming out of CES. They all seem to have pretty decent specs for their price range!

  • [A]dri[A]n

    Awesome news :) I just got a Life Pure, so 4.4 will be awesome :)

  • Stanley Chan

    Very interesting specs sharp screen 441ppi...

    What about processors? Didnt saw any specs...

    • [A]dri[A]n

      Some of them have a 1.5 Ghz Quad Core MediaTek chip and others have the 1.3 Ghz Quad Core MediaTek chip.

  • KlausWillSeeYouNow

    I've always liked BLU, and now I have even more reason to. Nice!

  • Steve B

    These are amazing phones for the price, but once again BLU launches a line of phones without LTE. Once they get LTE in their phones they can be a serious contender.

  • haragog

    They are starting to be more interesting than most big wigs out there.... Just saying.

  • Phil

    Still no LTE. No thanks.

  • Rachel

    they cool phones one thing is am worried about non-removable batteries and lte isnt a big thing in my country so not much of a problem to me