May 01 AT 5:16 PM Alex Wagner 11 Comments

BLU Life Pure XL features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 16-megapixel rear camera


Hot on the heels of its announcement of a T-Mobile LTE-compatible version of the Studio 5.0, BLU Products today took the wraps off of its newest flagship smartphone.

Dubbed the Life Pure XL, this Android 4.2-powered handset will be available from Amazon starting tomorrow, May 2. Pricing will be set at $399 for the L260 model with 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the L259 version will launch on May 9 with 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and a $349 price tag.

In exchange for your hard-earned dollars, you’ll be getting a device with a 5.5-inch 1080p display and 8-megapixel front-facing camera, as well as a 16-megapixel rear shooter with a 1/2.3-inch sensor and Largan M8 lens. Inside of the Life Pure XL’s 9.5mm-thick frame is a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2G 800/900/1800/1900MHz and 3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/1900/2100MHz connectivity, NFC, FM radio and a non-removable 2500mAh battery.

As I mentioned before, the Life Pure XL comes preloaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean that looks to be running beneath a custom user interface. BLU says that the Life Pure XL is upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat.

Overall the Life Pure XL looks like a respectable Android handset. Its lack of LTE connectivity is a bit of a bummer, but with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, the device could be worth a consideration for someone on the hunt for an affordable Android phablet.

Source: BLU Products

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  • Arthur

    Shame it’s running 4.2. Price and specs aren’t as good as OnePlus One though.

    • Anthony

      it does say that it’s upgradeable to 4.4…

  • steve

    Wow, some of these specs are better than the s4 and m8

  • Richard Yarrell

    Another waste of a android handset faking the funk Note owns this space period.

    • Orion78

      Another ignorant troll faking the funk that he can afford a handset.

    • SGB101

      What is ‘faking the funk’

      I was impressed with the note2, but then it was the only choice in a large device. Since then there is lots of options and the latest note is nothing special.

      And the less we say of TW the better, it was blasted off my note 2 within 2 months, I tried to live with it, but it offered nothing but bloat,unneeded confusion and hideous styling. Hello cm10+.

    • snowbdr89

      Dick please explain how the note owns this? From what I can see the specs are pretty comparable for half the cost and the most important part no crapwiz bloat!!

  • donger

    Decent phone.

  • Kevin Vesga

    I don’t know how to feel about the battery. On one hand it is slightly bigger than the Nexus 5′s but on the other hand it is smaller than that of the OnePlus One’s.

  • hallbe

    I hear that soon apple droids will be taking over the world and turning everyone into chocolate dipped cherries!

  • mark

    This company makes crap.