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Blu releases powerful Life Pure XL smartphone

Blu releases powerful Life Pur...
The new Life Pure XL from Blu Products
The new Life Pure XL from Blu Products
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The Life Pure XL features a 5.5-inch 1080p LTPS display at 401 pixels per inch
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The Life Pure XL features a 5.5-inch 1080p LTPS display at 401 pixels per inch
The XL's display is topped by Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance for improved protection
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The XL's display is topped by Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance for improved protection
The Life Pure XL is built around a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU, supported by up to 32 GB of storage and 3 GB of memory
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The Life Pure XL is built around a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU, supported by up to 32 GB of storage and 3 GB of memory
The 16 megapixel rear-facing camera features a 1/2.3 inch image sensor and a customized Largan M8 lens
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The 16 megapixel rear-facing camera features a 1/2.3 inch image sensor and a customized Largan M8 lens
Enhanced photography features like HDR, panorama, auto scene modes and voice-activated shutter release have also been included
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Enhanced photography features like HDR, panorama, auto scene modes and voice-activated shutter release have also been included
The new Life Pure XL from Blu Products
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The new Life Pure XL from Blu Products
The XL comes with a non-removable 2,500 mAh Li-Po battery, runs Android 4.2 with a custom UI, is NFC-enabled and sports Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
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The XL comes with a non-removable 2,500 mAh Li-Po battery, runs Android 4.2 with a custom UI, is NFC-enabled and sports Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi

Miami-based Blu Products has unleashed a new 5.5-inch display smartphone that's reported to include market-leading processing, memory, display and camera tech. The Life Pure XL is built around Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 mobile processor, which gets support from up to 3 GB of RAM, and features a 16 MP rear-facing camera with a compact camera-like image sensor and an AF selfie snapper to the front.

Blu says that the 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU beating within the curved polycarbonate unibody case allows the Life Pure XL to significantly outperform its predecessor, the Life Pure, boasting AnTuTu and Vellamo benchmark scores of 35,000 and 1,200 respectively. The 32 GB model comes with 3 GB of DDR3 RAM, while the 16 GB version will come with 2 GB of system memory.

The Life Pure XL is built around a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU, supported by up to 32 GB of storage and 3 GB of memory
The Life Pure XL is built around a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU, supported by up to 32 GB of storage and 3 GB of memory

The 150.6 x 75 x 9.5 mm (5.93 x 2.95 x 0.37 in), 128 g (4.5 oz) XL also packs a 5.5-inch 1080p LTPS display at 401 pixels per inch that's topped by Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance for top notch protection. Blu has thrown in DTS surround sound technology for good measure, and three microphone noise-cancellation.

The 16 megapixel shooter with a customized Largan M8 lens at the rear features a 1/2.3 inch sensor and delivers a pixel size of 1.34 microns. Enhanced photography features like HDR, panorama, auto scene modes and voice-activated shutter release have also been included, and the smartphone is capable of recording Full HD video at 30 frames per second. There's an 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash to the front, with a pixel size of 1.4 microns.

The 16 megapixel rear-facing camera features a 1/2.3 inch image sensor and a customized Largan M8 lens
The 16 megapixel rear-facing camera features a 1/2.3 inch image sensor and a customized Largan M8 lens

Elsewhere, the XL comes with a non-removable 2,500 mAh Li-Po battery, runs Android 4.2 (upgradeable to KitKat) with a custom UI, is NFC-enabled and sports Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi.

The 32 GB Life Pure XL is available now for US$399, with the 16 GB model following next month for $349.

The video below takes a closer look at the smartphone's camera technology.

Product page: Blu Life Pure XL

Life Pure XL - World's Best Camera by BLU

3 comments
Rann Xeroxx
What devices like this and the OnePlus One or even the Nexus show is that if you are paying $600+ for a phone, you are very much over paying for nothing.
bk9sw
This is exactly the Gionee Elife E7 from China, same design, same specs, and same camera with Largan M8 lense and OmniVision sensor :)
Rusty Harris
Still NO USA LTE frequencies? In this day & age?