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BLU G91 Max is a budget phone phone with 8GB RAM and wireless charging (but no 5G)

The BLU G91 Max is a budget smartphone with a few specs that you don’t typically find in low-cost models, including 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and support for wireless charging. That’s not bad for a phone with a list price of $250 and which is currently on sale for $180. But some of […]

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BOLD N1 is a $250 smartphone with some premium features (AMOLED display, 128GB storage, wireless charging)

The BOLD N1 is a smartphone designed to offer flagship-level specs at a low price, and it… kind of delivers? With a 6.4 inch, FHD+ AMOLED display, metal and glass body, dual rear cameras, in-display fingerprint sensor, support for wireless charging and wired fast charging, the BOLD N1 sure sounds like a flagship. So why […]

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BLU has a software fix for users locked out of Life One X2 smartphones

If you’ve been unable to login to your BLU Life One X2 smartphone for the past week, there’s finally a fix available. BLU rolled out a software update in November that left users unable to unlock their phones using their existing PIN or patterns. But now the company says affected users can email [email protected] to […]

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Users can’t login BLU Life One X2 phones after software update

Budget smartphone company BLU is often criticized for failing to roll out operating system updates for its Android phones. But this week the company did roll out an update… and it’s causing serious problems for users. The latest update for the BLU Life One X2 won’t let users login to their phones after it’s installed. BLU […]

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Amazon (sort of) suspends sales of BLU smartphones due to security/privacy concerns

It’s been a little over half a year since security researchers at Kryptowire discovered software running on some budget smartphones that sends sensitive data to a server in China without notifying the the user of the phone. One of the phones in question was the popular (and dirt cheap) BLU R1 HD. BLU released a […]

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BLU launches a $180 phone with FHD display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage

Budget smartphones have come a long way in the past few years. Smartphone maker BLU’s latest is the BLU Life One X2 Mini. It sports a 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip. Sure, that octa-core processor mobile platform isn’t exactly going to win […]