BLU mostly rebrands the Chinese smartphones and sells them in the U.S. The company also offers value for money specifications with its unlocked smartphones. The BLU Life One X2 Mini is the latest smartphone from the company. It is the smaller variant to the BLU Life One X2 which was first launched in September last year. While the 4GB RAM variant of the Life One X2 is sold at $200, the new Life One X2 Mini costs $180. As seen with its elder sibling, the Life One X2 Mini also sports metal-built unibody design.
It comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display and is protected by a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 on top.
Under the hood is the 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. On the other hand, the Moto G5 Plus smartphone which is also retailing at the similar price range comes with much better Snapdragon 625 SoC. It also includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be further expanded additionally up to another 64GB. The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box with the customized UI laid on top.
As seen with the earlier launched BLUE smartphones, the Life One X2 Mini also comes with pre-installed bloatware apps. Talking about the camera, it features a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and f/2.2 aperture. There is also an 8MP camera on the front for selfies and video calls. Both the cameras are accompanied by LED flash. The Life One X2 Mini is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery which we expect to give at least a single day of usage. It also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology which can charge the device much faster than the conventional chargers.
The device supports dual SIM dual standby and offers Cat.4 LTE for accessing faster data speeds. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM Radio, 3.5mm Audi port, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The physical home button on the front also comes integrated with a fingerprint sensor. It measures 142 x 69.6 x 8.7 mm and weighs 152 grams. The device can be purchased from Amazon and is available in Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold color options.