It’s a little odd to see Miami-based mobile device manufacturer BLU Products snub CES 2014, yet still unveil a slew of new Android gizmos while the show takes place, but maybe the glitzy Las Vegas stage would have been a tad out of the fledgling company’s league.
Or they just decided to skip the Florida – Nevada trip and save a few future development bucks. Either way, the fresh Life range shall not go unnoticed. Leading the pack, you have a 5-inch Life One X handheld that sports a top-notch Full HD panel, average (by high-end standards) quad-core 1.5 GHz MediaTek CPU, punchy 2 GB RAM and solid 13 MP rear-facing camera.
The price tag? A measly $279 in a 16 GB flavor and $299 with double the built-in storage. Now that’s what I call cutting-edge technology on a budget.
Moving a little lower on the totem pole, we find another 5-incher, the Life One M, and a duo of 4.7-inchers, the Life Play X and Play S. Aside from size, the Life One M has the edge in camera capabilities, thanks to a 12 MP snapper, and battery size, with 2,000 mAh.
However, the limited storage space (4 GB) helps keep the price low, at $200, which is actually 20 bucks less than the Play X, an HD mid-sized fellow with 8 MP cam and 16 GB of memory. As for the $200 Life Play S, its strong points are the 720p resolution and quad-core power, with 4 GB internal storage and 8 MP main shooter filed under flaws.
On the software side of things, you get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean across the board, including on the $200 BLU Life View Tab, an 8-inch slate with dual 5 MP cams, a quad-core SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM and 4,500 mAh battery. A job well done, BLU, now let’s work on advertising and boosting public perception.
Via [GSM Arena]