BLU smartphones India has launched the Blu Life Mark smartphone today, the device boasts of a fingerprint sensor at the back and comes with dual SIM 4G LTE support. The Blue Life Mark is priced at INR 8,999 and it is available in white colour. It can be bought on the Amazon India website from today onwards.
We spent some time playing with the Blu Life Mark and we have noted down the answers to common user queries specially for our readers.
Blu Life Mark Pros
- Good battery life
- Dual SIM LTE support
- Fingerprint scanner
- Affordable price
Blu Life Mark Cons
- Immature UI
- Performance not up to the mark
- Average camera
Blu Life Mark Coverage
Blu Life Mark Quick Specifications
|Key Specs||Blu Life Mark|
|Display||5 inches IPS|
|Screen Resolution||HD (1280 x 720)|
|Operating System||Android Lollipop 5.1|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad-Core
|Memory||2 GB RAM|
|Inbuilt Storage||16 GB|
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, upto 32 GB via microSD|
|Primary Camera||13 MP with LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM|
Question- How is Design and Build Quality?
Answer- The Life Mark comes packed shiny plastic body, which feels decent in touch. Sides are made of good quality alloy that holds the components pretty nicely. The back cover has a glossy finish which looks good but makes it a bit slippery. As far as dimensions are concerned, it is a 5 inch phone which can be used with one hand easily.
Blu Life Mark Photo Gallery
Question- Does the Blu Life Mark Have Dual SIM Slots?
Answer- Yes, it has dual micro SIM slots.
Question- Does the Blu Life Mark Have microSD Expansion option?
Answer- Yes, it supports microSD.
Question- Does Blu Life Mark Have Display Glass Protection?
Answer- There is no such confirmation about the display glass protection.
Question- How is the Display of the Blu Life Mark?
Answer- It comes with a 5 inch IPS HD 720p resolution. The display seems decent for the price it comes for. Colours production is good, viewing angles are also fair. Outdoor visibility is not as good as expected.
Question- Does Blu Life Mark Support Adaptive Brightness?
Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.
Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?
Answer- No, the capacitive navigation buttons are displayed on the screen.
Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?
Answer- It comes with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?
Answer- Yes, it has a fingerprint sensor and it works impressive.
Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Blu Life Mark?
Answer- No, it does not support fast charging.
Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?
Answer- 10.11 GB is available out of 16 GB at user end.
Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Blu Life Mark?
Answer- No, apps cannot be moved to SD card.
Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?
Answer- Around 200 MB of bloatware apps are pre-installed, they can be removed.
Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?
Answer- Out of 2 GB, 1.4 GB of RAM was free on first boot.
Question- Does it have LED notification light?
Answer- Yes, it does have a LED notification light.
Question- Does it support USB OTG?
Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.
Question- Does Blu Life Mark offer theme options to choose from?
Answer- No, Life Mark does not offer themes to choose.
Question- How loud is The Loudspeaker?
Answer- Loudspeaker quality is average.
Question- How is the Call quality?
Answer- The call quality is fair, the voice was clear and the network reception was also good.
Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Blu Life Mark?
Answer- It has a 13 MP rear camera 5 MP front shooter. In day light, the colour production and details were fine but the processing speed was slow in shots like HDR. Low light image quality is poor and the shots with flash look over exposed in some cases. It is a decent camera set overall, most of the devices in this range possess the same quality of camera.
Blu Life Mark Camera Samples
Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Blu Life Mark?
Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos but the quality will be 720p.
Question- Can Blu Life Mark record slow motion & time-lapse videos?
Answer- No, it cannot record slow motion video.
Question- How is Battery Backup on Blu Life Mark?
Answer- It has a 2300 mAh battery; it is good enough to handle all the computing tasks for a day. We will be performing a battery test very soon to know the exact performance.
Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Blu Life Mark?
Answer- No, you cannot change the display temperature.
Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Blu Life Mark?
Answer- Yes, it has different power saving modes to improve the battery efficiency.
Question- Which Sensors are available on Blu Life Mark?
Answer- It has Accelerometer, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Fingerprint sensor, magnetic field sensor, orientation sensor and gyroscope.
Question- What is the Weight of Blu Life Mark?
Answer- It weighs 161 grams.
Question- What is the SAR Value of Blu Life Mark?
Answer- SAR values are 0.420W/kg @ 1g (Head), 0.721W/kg @ 1g (Body).
Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?
Answer- Yes, it does support tap to wake up command.
Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?
Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.
Question- What are the benchmark scores?
Benchmark App Benchmark Scores
AnTuTu (64-bit) 32807
Quadrant Standard 14234
Geekbench3 Single-Core- 621
Nenamark 61.4 fps
Question- Does Blu Life Mark Have Heating Issues?
Answer- Yes, we noticed the Life Mark getting hot in after running back to back benchmark tests and also while gaming but it was not very hot at any point.
Question- Can Blu Life Mark be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?
Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.
Question- How is the Gaming Performance?
Answer- Life Mark comes with 1.3 GHz MediaTek 6735 quad-core processor and Mali T720 GPU. It is an affordable chipset from MediaTek and it is not known for its gaming capabilities. Still it can run games like Dead Trigger and Modern Combat 5 at medium level graphic details.
Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?
Answer- Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.
The Blu Life Mark is another addition to the affordable smartphones with fingerprint sensor. It has a solid build and a decent design, but the two appealing feature of this phone are the fingerprint scanner and display according to us. There is a lot of competition in this range and Blu has missed a few tickboxes that could have made this smartphone stand out from the league. With the phones like Coolpad Note 3 Lite already available, it will not be so easy for the Life Mark to mark its place in the market.