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BLU Life One X2 mixes 4GB RAM, fingerprint sensor, budget price

BLU Life One X2 mixes 4GB RAM, fingerprint sensor, budget price

Near the end of 2015, Florida-based smartphone maker BLU Products challenged Motorola’s popularity in the mid-range market by pitting its new BLU Life One X against the 3rd gen Moto G. Now that the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are out, it was perhaps time to revisit that contest. Indeed, BLU has just announced the Life One X2 which does step up the game, expanding storage options and adding a fingerprint scanner. All while mostly still keeping the same low price tag.

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BLU Vivo 5R adds some teeth to all-metal Vivo 5

BLU Vivo 5R adds some teeth to all-metal Vivo 5

“R” is for “Refresh”. That is BLU Products’ tagline for its new Vivo 5R mid-range smartphone. That’s because the Vivo 5R is, truth be told, an incremental step up from the Vivo 5 that the company launched earlier this year. But to be really blunt about it, the Vivo 5R is what the Vivo 5 should have been in the first place, mixing a premium looking unibody design with actually decent mid-range hardware. And at the same price to boot.

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BLU Pure XR crams 4GB RAM, 3D Touch, f/1.8 camera in mid-ranger

BLU Pure XR crams 4GB RAM, 3D Touch, f/1.8 camera in mid-ranger

As demonstrated by Archos yesterday, China isn’t the only one with crazy cheap but decent quality smartphones. Now US-based BLU Products is chiming in with its latest Pure XR. Looking at some specs and the price tag, it definitely looks the part of a mid-range smartphone. But you might not be able to easily tell because of its design and its features, which includes 4 GB of RAM, a pressure sensitivity displays, and a camera that, on paper, should give high-end flagships a run for their money.

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BLU Pure XR teased with an August 29 launch date

BLU Pure XR teased with an August 29 launch date

Blu has revealed a sneak peak of a new smartphone called the Blu Pure XR, something it describes as a ‘premium’ smartphone that will be officially announced this upcoming August 29. The company is remaining quiet about the phone’s features, but a product listing for the smartphone went live on Amazon briefly this month before being pulled; assuming it was accurate, we already know most of the phone's specs.

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Blu Studio Touch smartphone lands at Amazon

Blu Studio Touch smartphone lands at Amazon

Anyone in the market for an attractive and reasonably priced smartphone that they can purchase outright with no contract at a modest price might want to give the Blu Studio Touch a look. The smartphone supports 4G LTE networks and is an unlocked GSM device supporting 4G LTE, (2/4/7/12/17), 4G HSPA+ (850/1700/1900/2100)GSM Quad band.

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BLU Energy XL arrives with 6″ FHD display, biometrics, 5000mAh battery

BLU Energy XL arrives with 6″ FHD display, biometrics, 5000mAh battery

BLU, maker of relatively inexpensive unlocked phones, has launched the new BLU Energy XL. This smartphone features a giant 6-inch Full HD AMOLED display and a fingerprint reader, both of which are great but pale in light of the handset's 5000mAh battery. According to BLU, owners will see about three days of run time when using the phone as they normally would, and a fantastic 30-day standby time when not using the handset.

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Windows 10 Mobile finally descends on select BLU handsets

Windows 10 Mobile finally descends on select BLU handsets

BLU Products might be better known for its wallet-friendly Android smartphones, but, yes, the company does have a sizable roster of Windows Phone devices. However, thanks to Microsoft flip-flopping on the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile, not all of its devices were deemed worthy of the Redmond's update. While Microsoft whittled BLU's list down to only two devices, customers might find them fortunate that three of BLU's Windows Phone devices will, in fact, get Windows 10 Mobile after all.

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Android phone hero war: Flagship VS Flagship

Android phone hero war: Flagship VS Flagship

Back in the days, it was quite easy to classify phones into high-end, mid-range, and entry-level categories. Thanks to advancements in technology as well as increasing affordability of components and materials, smartphones are now all over the place. The brands usually associated with budget devices are starting to churn out classy smartphones. Budget smartphones no longer require buyers to make compromises in performance and features. Features once determined by price tier no longer adhere to that old convention. In short, the Android smartphone market has become a lot more diverse, and also a bit more confusing. Here we take a look at some of the latest and finest across the whole range and see how the come quite close to one another.

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BLU VIVO 5, VIVO XL tote metal bodies, USB-C

BLU VIVO 5, VIVO XL tote metal bodies, USB-C

To some extent, you could probably say that BLU Products is the American Samsung in the sheer number of devices it unleashes on the mid-range, unlocked smartphone market in the US. Naturally, it didn't miss the opportunity to unveil new products at CES 2016. The new VIVO 5 and VIVO XL are almost like twins, fraternal twins, that is. Both flaunt metallic designs on 5.5-inch bodies, MediaTek processors, and USB Type-C ports. But only one of them can boast of a more premium unibody structure.

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The best budget Android phones of 2015

The best budget Android phones of 2015

With the turning of the year sometimes comes the need for a new mobile device. Not everyone, however, will have the budget for a flashy highend smartphone. But just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you have to miss out on many of the strapping of a well endowed smartphone. Luckily for you, there is almost an Android for every need and wallet. Unluckily for you, there is indeed that many choices. To help narrow down that list, we present to you five of the most notable and affordable Android smartphones of the year.

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BLU pits MediaTek-powered Life One X against Moto G

BLU pits MediaTek-powered Life One X against Moto G

BLU Products is one of the more prolific makers of budget-friendly low to mid range smartphones in the US. It doesn't exactly try to compete with the big guys, which could be a futile exercise, preferring to flood the market with unlocked, affordable handsets instead. With the new Life One X, however, BLU is changing its tune a little. With Motorola's Moto G trying to encroach on its territory, BLU feels the need to defend itself and show just how more performant it is at half the price.

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BLU Studio 7.0 LTE is one of a phone as large as your tablet

BLU Studio 7.0 LTE is one of a phone as large as your tablet

Some might think that the BLU Studio 7.0 LTE is one of those things that give the word "phablet" a bad name. Not that it has a good name to begin with. The large-sized phone, and indeed BLU Products reallyThewants you to see it as a phone, is really as large as the smallest tablet in the market. Even bigger if you think there are 6-inch tablets. The advantage is that you really have a 2-in-1 device. The disadvantage, you'll probably want to have headphones always with you, ready to take a call at a moment's notice.

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