BLU’s latest Android smartphone is a mini version of the Life One X2 that launched last year.
The BLU Life One X2 Mini is now available from Amazon for $179.99. For that price, you’re getting an Android 6.0 smartphone with a 5-inch 1920x1080 display, 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, and 8-megapixel front facing camera with flash.
Inside the Life One X2 Mini’s 8.7mm-thick body lives an octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD slot, and a 3000mAh battery. Rounding out the feature set is microUSB charging, dual SIM slots, and a fingerprint reader on the front of the device.
BLU has given the Life One X2 Mini 4G LTE bands 2, 4, 7, 12, and 17. That should make it work on AT&T, Cricket, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS in the US.
The Life One X2 Mini’s display is slightly smaller than the Life One X2’s (5-inch vs 5.2-inch), but most of Mini’s other specs are similar to the regular Life One X2. It is disappointing that the Mini comes preloaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow rather than Android 7.0 Nougat, so hopefully BLU pushes an update to the Mini soon.