Big, bright screen

The Blu Life Play features a large 4.7-inch HD screen (1,280x720) that's bright and easy to read. Read full review
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Editors' Rating
3.0 stars

MSRP: $229.00

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Electric blue just for you

The back of the Blu Life Play sports an eye-catching electric-blue hue. The phone also comes in pink, grey, white, and yellow. Located on the back as well is the 8MP camera. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $229.00

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Slim and very trim

At just 0.31 inch thick, the Blu Life Play is almost as thin as the Samsung Galaxy S4. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $229.00

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Strangely placed USB

Unlike most smartphones, the Blu Life Play has a Micro-USB port located on its top edge. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $229.00

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Not many buttons

On the Blu Life Play's right side are the phone's only physical buttons -- volume and power. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $229.00

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Jelly Bean at your disposal

One of the big perks of the Blu Life Play is its modern Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $229.00

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A snappy camera app

You'll find that the Blu Life Play's camera app snaps pictures quickly, and it comes with plenty of features and settings. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $229.00

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Basic typing

Don't expect a slick keyboard on the Blu Life Play. Text entry is very basic without even Google gesture typing. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $229.00

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A small speaker

The Blu Life Play has a tiny speaker on its back left corner which is easily muffled when the phone is resting right-side-up on a flat surface. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $229.00

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Wielding dual SIMs

Rare among U.S. smartphones, the Blu Life Play has two SIM card slots (a standard and mini). There's a microSD card slot as well, plus a removable battery. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $229.00

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