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BLU Life Mark - 4G SIM-Free Smartphone - 16GB +2GB RAM + 12 months warrant- Grey or White £79.99 @ Amazon

£79.99 @ Amazon
Features 5.0 inch HD touchscreen display with IPS technology and fingerprint sensor 13 MP main camera, 5 MP front camera with f2.0 aperture Android v5.1 Lollipop operating system with 1.3 GHz…
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5.0 inch HD touchscreen display with IPS technology and fingerprint sensor

13 MP main camera, 5 MP front camera with f2.0 aperture

Android v5.1 Lollipop operating system with 1.3 GHz 64-Bit MediaTek 6735 quad-core processor

2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory expandable up to 64 GB, 4G dual Micro SIM (GSM+GSM)

2300 mAh lithium-ion battery provides talk-time of 20/16/7 hours on 2G/3G/4G networks and standby time of 400 hours
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#1
Already posted :3
#2
pity it is 5.1, and stuck at that
#3
£59.51 for white Amazon warehouse one. Used very good when you've got student prime!
#4
shalton
pity it is 5.1, and stuck at that
http://kidapso.com/how-to-upgrade-blu-life-mark-to-android-marshmallow-6-0-1/

I have this phone. Bought for £79.99 as a backup. Not had any of the problems that other people seem to have had. The only thing I don't like is the tinny sound from the speaker when playing music but using bluetooth external speaker fixes that. Oh and use open camera instead of the one that comes with it.



Edited By: ianking on Oct 10, 2016 19:24: updated
1 Like #5
Thanks for this
1 Like #6
just orderd one had my ultra 6 refunded from amazon thx o.p
#7
Surprisingly decent phone for the money, but the screen is easily scratched and completely washes out in direct sunlight.
The camera is poor and its not great at picking up a phone signal in less well served areas.
I bought one as a stop gap while my LG G4 was being repaired, it did the job, and for the money was a real eye opener.
1 Like #8
never heard of this brand before
#9
I bought one to replace a nexus 4 and the blu is better in all respects. Good battery life and charges from 0% to full in 4 hours. Stock android is great and the fingerprint sensor is faster than the iPhone 6 sensor. Camera is average but does ok. Seriously buy a large sensor camera if your into photography, all phone cameras are poor compared to a large sensor. I find the screen brightness is fine but haven't used it in full sun.

Oh did I mention it has a fingerprint sensor for £80!

They are also launching a blu vivo 5r for £170 on Amazon, has a great spec too.

Edited By: silps on Oct 10, 2016 23:18
1 Like #10
cat410
never heard of this brand before
American brand who specialise in value for money. The have a large catalogue of phones on their website.

http://bluproducts.com/home/

Edited By: silps on Oct 10, 2016 23:29
#11
I've had one of these for a couple of weeks. It has been £80 for a while. I had a Lenovo K5 for a month beforehand, for £95 on the Amazon Prime day - it has been £125 since then. The BLU Life Mark has 4 cores instead of 8 for the K5, and is noticably slower to charge. The Lenovo would charge up when plugged into a 2A socket in my car, whilst using Waze. This one slowly discharges. Both have 2GB RAM, and are a pretty similar size. This has the USB socket at the bottom. Its at the top of the K5.

It comes with a gel case, a screen protector and some in ear headphones.

Its a reasonable phone, from Amazon. You can probably get a better specification for less from a Chinese site, but warranty repairs and returns will be more of a hassle.
#12
escortboy
£59.51 for white Amazon warehouse one. Used very good when you've got student prime!
I would advise paying the extra and getting the full warranty.
#13
kalico
escortboy
£59.51 for white Amazon warehouse one. Used very good when you've got student prime!
I would advise paying the extra and getting the full warranty.
You get 12 months warranty on items sold by Amazon warehouse, you just get refunded if it develops a fault rather than being given a replacement.
#14
one of the comments was about it stuck on 5.1 what issues will this cause , never given this any thought before ,as I'm running same on Vodafone smart ultra 6 and was looking for a stand in phone
1 Like #15
bullerbug
one of the comments was about it stuck on 5.1 what issues will this cause , never given this any thought before ,as I'm running same on Vodafone smart ultra 6 and was looking for a stand in phone
Blue has mentioned that it will be upgraded to 6.0
#16
one final question , I'd be hung if I got this and it couldn't run Pokémon go
#17
Been wanting to get a device for my 6 year old to use to play Pokemon go on. Would this be suitable?
#18
JJBDude
Been wanting to get a device for my 6 year old to use to play Pokemon go on. Would this be suitable?
Yes it should run pokemon go
#19
bullerbug
one final question , I'd be hung if I got this and it couldn't run Pokémon go
Unfortunately it will run pokemon go
#20
kp39
bullerbug
one final question , I'd be hung if I got this and it couldn't run Pokémon go
Unfortunately it will run pokemon go


​thank you . have a poor student who needs a new phone with a small budget . I think this may tide them over
#21
It's definitely a "value" phone, but 2GB of RAM in 2016 is a bit worrying. My nexus 5 has just been replaced as it's not coping too well with android marshmallow and lags significantly with Google maps, which I use all the time. Also, battery less than 3000 mAh means you'll need to charge the phone at least once a day.
#22
kcajjones
It's definitely a "value" phone, but 2GB of RAM in 2016 is a bit worrying. My nexus 5 has just been replaced as it's not coping too well with android marshmallow and lags significantly with Google maps, which I use all the time. Also, battery less than 3000 mAh means you'll need to charge the phone at least once a day.


​i find it's a fast phone and you can get 2 days out of the battery
#23
kp39
bullerbug
one of the comments was about it stuck on 5.1 what issues will this cause , never given this any thought before ,as I'm running same on Vodafone smart ultra 6 and was looking for a stand in phone
Blue has mentioned that it will be upgraded to 6.0

Could you please share a link so I can have a read?

Thanks
#24
ianking
shalton
pity it is 5.1, and stuck at that
http://kidapso.com/how-to-upgrade-blu-life-mark-to-android-marshmallow-6-0-1/
I have this phone. Bought for £79.99 as a backup. Not had any of the problems that other people seem to have had. The only thing I don't like is the tinny sound from the speaker when playing music but using bluetooth external speaker fixes that. Oh and use open camera instead of the one that comes with it.

Have you installed marshmallow ? as that link takes you too a spam site
#25
escortboy
kalico
escortboy
£59.51 for white Amazon warehouse one. Used very good when you've got student prime!
I would advise paying the extra and getting the full warranty.
You get 12 months warranty on items sold by Amazon warehouse, you just get refunded if it develops a fault rather than being given a replacement.
Really? That's interesting. I thought it was only 30 days on Warehouse deals. I'm struggling to find a link to confirm it either way. Do you have one?
#26
kalico
escortboy
kalico
escortboy
£59.51 for white Amazon warehouse one. Used very good when you've got student prime!
I would advise paying the extra and getting the full warranty.
You get 12 months warranty on items sold by Amazon warehouse, you just get refunded if it develops a fault rather than being given a replacement.
Really? That's interesting. I thought it was only 30 days on Warehouse deals. I'm struggling to find a link to confirm it either way. Do you have one?
I don't have a link but it's stated in countless threads and users have had no problems.
Try it yourself! :)
#27
ordered.
#28
nice find
#29
ianking
shalton
pity it is 5.1, and stuck at that
http://kidapso.com/how-to-upgrade-blu-life-mark-to-android-marshmallow-6-0-1/

I have this phone. Bought for £79.99 as a backup. Not had any of the problems that other people seem to have had. The only thing I don't like is the tinny sound from the speaker when playing music but using bluetooth external speaker fixes that. Oh and use open camera instead of the one that comes with it.




​Hi. have you installed marshmallow?
#30
Good mobile and the attractive surface appearance.
#31
Bought this phone before coming to the USA on holiday. Battery life is not great unless you have it on battery saving mode but other than that it runs fast and I really like the finger print censor.

For the money it is a great dual sim phone that takes a 64gb card
#32
ianking
shalton
pity it is 5.1, and stuck at that
http://kidapso.com/how-to-upgrade-blu-life-mark-to-android-marshmallow-6-0-1/
I have this phone. Bought for £79.99 as a backup. Not had any of the problems that other people seem to have had. The only thing I don't like is the tinny sound from the speaker when playing music but using bluetooth external speaker fixes that. Oh and use open camera instead of the one that comes with it.

does it have nfc ?

thx :)
#33
rasdonny
ianking
shalton
pity it is 5.1, and stuck at that
http://kidapso.com/how-to-upgrade-blu-life-mark-to-android-marshmallow-6-0-1/
I have this phone. Bought for £79.99 as a backup. Not had any of the problems that other people seem to have had. The only thing I don't like is the tinny sound from the speaker when playing music but using bluetooth external speaker fixes that. Oh and use open camera instead of the one that comes with it.

does it have nfc ?

thx :)


​Nope
#34
finnmaccool
rasdonny
ianking
shalton
pity it is 5.1, and stuck at that
http://kidapso.com/how-to-upgrade-blu-life-mark-to-android-marshmallow-6-0-1/
I have this phone. Bought for £79.99 as a backup. Not had any of the problems that other people seem to have had. The only thing I don't like is the tinny sound from the speaker when playing music but using bluetooth external speaker fixes that. Oh and use open camera instead of the one that comes with it.
does it have nfc ?
thx :)
​Nope

Thx
#35
rasdonny
finnmaccool
rasdonny
ianking
shalton
pity it is 5.1, and stuck at that
http://kidapso.com/how-to-upgrade-blu-life-mark-to-android-marshmallow-6-0-1/
I have this phone. Bought for £79.99 as a backup. Not had any of the problems that other people seem to have had. The only thing I don't like is the tinny sound from the speaker when playing music but using bluetooth external speaker fixes that. Oh and use open camera instead of the one that comes with it.
does it have nfc ?
thx :)
​Nope

Thx


​Mines due today. will update on first impressions.
#36
ahenry
I've had one of these for a couple of weeks. It has been £80 for a while. I had a Lenovo K5 for a month beforehand, for £95 on the Amazon Prime day - it has been £125 since then. The BLU Life Mark has 4 cores instead of 8 for the K5, and is noticably slower to charge. The Lenovo would charge up when plugged into a 2A socket in my car, whilst using Waze. This one slowly discharges. Both have 2GB RAM, and are a pretty similar size. This has the USB socket at the bottom. Its at the top of the K5.

It comes with a gel case, a screen protector and some in ear headphones.

Its a reasonable phone, from Amazon. You can probably get a better specification for less from a Chinese site, but warranty repairs and returns will be more of a hassle.


​Have to agree. I've just received mine and wasn't expecting much, but I'm surprised. it's as good if not better than the galaxy s5 I hated, and runs fast enough for what I need. plays dead trigger 2 a treat also.
The GPS fix is faster than my Note 4 indoors and the camera is definately better than the S5. I'm impressed with the finger print scanner. it's really fast to unlock and makes the one on my Note 4 look like cheap Sh1t.
#37
Currently £84.99 on amazon.co.uk
#38
Well spotted.

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