BLU Pure XL: A decent Price for a More-Than-Decent Phone

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BLU, the phone manufacturer from Florida has had a primary focus of delivering affordable phones. Yet now, they have released a phone that is above the level of the previous phone: the BLU Pure XL. Let’s check out the characteristics and features of this phone!

The Features

The BLU Pure XL falls under the category of large phones, namely, this is a 6″ phone with a pixel density of 490 PPI. The overall design looks marvellous, The back of the phone has a matte finish, which means that you won’t have to be bothered with fingerprints wiping.

The BLU Pure XL has an octa-core processor with Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 chipset. All that is supported by 3GB of ram and 64GB of internal memory.

In terms of the camera, the new BLU Pure XL has a 24-megapixel dual LED back camera, and an 8-megapixel front camera.

The trendiest thing right now, the fingerprint scanner is something you will find on the BLU Pure XL. It is located in the back, below the camera, and fits the design perfectly.

The Specifications

BODY Dimensions 164 x 82.2 x 9.3 mm (6.46 x 3.24 x 0.37 in)
Weight 207 g (7.30 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)


DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches (~73.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~490 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3


PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR G6200


MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 64 GB, 3 GB RAM


CAMERA Primary 24 MP, 5632 x 4224 pixels, optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/2.3′ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP, autofocus


SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Hi-Fi audio, DTS Surround Sound


Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio FM radio; recording
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host


FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer


BATTERY   Li-Po 3500 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 800 h (2G) / Up to 725 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 38 h (2G) / Up to 24 h (3G)


 The Verdict

The BLU Pure XL is a great phone for a decent price. It doesn’t really fall under the category of cheap phones, since it costs around $400 depending on where you buy it. Of course, it is not the perfect phone, especially if you think about the software that isn’t consistent in the design and has few bugs, but all in all, it is a phone that deserves attention.


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