BLU Life One X3

The BLU Life One X3 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 1.3 GHz octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a 13-megapixel main camera and a 13-megapixel selfie unit on the front. Both with LED flashes.


Did BLU bricked your Life One X2 smartphone? Don't worry, you can now buy its sequel

BLU Products, the US-based company that’s trying to conquer the entry-level segment with some of the cheapest Android smartphones that money can buy, recently made headlines due to an issue with a software update.

Apparently, BLU managed to brick a lot of smartphones when the company released a faulty software update a few days ago. Unfortunately, the company didn’t issue any official statements, so if you’ve bought the BLU Life One X2 and installed the last update, then your phone will probably remain unusable.

But there’s a solution to the problem if you’re …

Blu releases Android update that bricks phones, forcing users to lose their data


Blu Products, the Miami-based company known for selling
affordable Android phones in the US (and not only), today released a software
update that’s angering a lot of users.

 

According to countless reports found on Reddit and other
forums, the update in question was sent over the air to owners of the Blu Life
One X2 (a mid-range handset launched last year for $200). By the looks of it, all
those who’ve downloaded the update couldn’t finish installing it. That’s because,
to finish the update, the phone asks for your password, but – likely because of
a major bug – it won’t accept it, no …

Deal: BLU S1 is available for free with Sprint's BYOD promotion, or for $50 off at Amazon

The BLU S1 was released in the United States two weeks ago, as Blu Product’s first smartphone to work on Sprint and Boost Mobile networks. The low-end smartphone was available for purchase at Amazon for $179.99 in its unlocked variant.

Today, Blu Products announced that its BLU S1 smartphone is up for grabs for free when you switch to Sprint after $200 rebate. This is a limited time offer available with Sprint’s BYOD (bring your own device) promotion.

So, how is this going to work? Since the BLU S1 will be part of Sprint’s postpaid BYOD promotion, customers …

Blu S1 launches as a cheap OnePlus 5 wannabe, works on Sprint


Miami-based Blu is known for selling decent smartphones at
affordable prices, and perhaps also for its not-too-original designs. The
company’s newest handset, the Blu S1, is definitely an example of unoriginality,
as it looks way too much like a OnePlus 5. Of course, the OnePlus 5 itself
borrowed design elements (including rear antenna lines) from Apple’s iPhone 7, so
we could say that the Blu S1 is copying a phone that copied another phone. Oh
well.   

 

There is one thing that’s certainly designed differently on the Blu S1
– the rear camera. Unlike on the OnePlus 5, the main …

Blu Advance A5 and A5 Plus are two super-cheap, but not too exciting metal phones


Blu recently started selling two new cheap smartphones in
the US:
Blu Advance A5, and Blu Advance A5 Plus. The two handsets share a similar
design (including aluminum bodies), but differ when it comes to size and some
features. Priced at $109.99, the Blu Advance A5 Plus sports a 5.5-inch
display with 720 x 1280 pixels, offers 2 GB of RAM, and is powered by a
quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. The phone further comes with
16 GB of expandable storage space, a 13 MP rear camera, and an 8 MP
front-facing cameras (both cameras are accompanied by an LED flash).  Costing $89.99, …

The S1 may be the first BLU smartphone to support Sprint's network

The unannounced BLU S1 could be the first smartphone launched by the US-based company that will be compatible with Sprint’s network. The “partnership” between BLU and Sprint hasn’t been officialized yet, but the S1 is now listed on the carrier’s website. 

It’s unclear whether the BLU S1 will be a BYOD (bring your own device) smartphone that Sprint customers will be able to use, or it will be sold as postpaid as well. BLU S1 will be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile too, not just Sprint, so it’s up to each and …

BLU smartphones are back on sale on Amazon “after a false alarm”

Earlier this week, Amazon halted sales of some BLU smartphones due to security concerns. Apparently, some of the phones launched by the US-based company were suspected of sending private user data to unknown servers in China.

Even though BLU denied security reports claiming its smartphones fail when it comes to user privacy, Amazon removed some of the company’s handsets from its store.

However, the affordable BLU smartphones that everyone loves to buy on Amazon are now back on sale. According to BLU, this was just “a false alarm,” so those who’re looking …

Amazon pulls all Blu models from its online store due to fear of backdoor Chinese software

Back in November, we told you that Miami based smartphone manufacturer Blu was one of several OEMs who had at least one smartphone model compromised by software made by a Chinese company called Adups. Allegedly, the software was designed to keep track of the buying decisions made by Chinese smartphone owners by capturing their personal data, and was not meant to appear on U.S. phones.

Blu originally said that it removed the Adups software from all Blu phones that contained it. However, back in December, we told you that some security researches were still finding the Adups backdoor software …

BLU Tank Xtreme Pro ultra-rugged smartphone quietly introduced in the US

US-based Android OEM BLU has just revealed yet another rugged smartphone in the Tank Xtreme series. The new handset is listed on BLU Products’ website without a price tag, but BLU Tank Xtreme Pro is expected to hit the shelves at Amazon soon.

BLU Tank Xtreme Pro is a bulky phone, bigger and heavier than the Samsung Xcover 4, another rugged smartphone that recently made its debut on the market. BLU’s device measures 146 x 74.8 x 13.9mm and weighs no less than 206g (battery included).

The smartphone is IP68 certified, which makes water and dust proof like no …