BLU Life 8 (L280a / L280i)

BLU Life 8 is a smartphone with octa-core Mediatek MT6592 SoC running at 1.7 GHz. Mali-450 GPU is integrated on that chipset. A 5.0-inch display on this smartphone has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It uses In-plane switching technology (IPS) that leads to more accurate colors from all viewing angles. Life 8 has 1 GB of system memory and 8 GB of built-in storage supported by microSD slot which supports up to 32 GB.

BLU Life 8 (L280a-L280i) pink

An 8 megapixels shooter is located on the back of this device. It has LED flash, autofocus support, and HDR, which has become a common feature on a smartphone’s main camera. With that camera, you can record Full HD videos @ 30fps. Another camera is placed on the back with 2 megapixels resolution, allows you to have video call. For accessing internet, the phone’s cellular network supports HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps. It offers fast wireless networking with a dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and easy data transferring with Bluetooth 4.0. A Lithium-ion 2000 mAh battery inside is said to provide up to 900 hours of stand-by time on 2G mode; that’s a remarkable time. The color choices are white, orange, yellow, and pink.

BLU Life 8 (L280a / L280i) Specifications

Form Factor

2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (SIM 1 & SIM 2)

UMTS 850 / 1900 (L280a)
UMTS 850 / 2100 (L280i)

720 x 1280 pixels (HD), 294 ppi density
16M colors
Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch)

Mediatek MT6592 chipset
Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7, Mali-450 GPU

RAM & Storage
8 GB built-in storage
microSD slot, supports up to 32 GB

Operating System
Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)

8 MP (3264 x 2448 pixels) rear camera
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video recording @ 30fps
LED flash, face detection, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama

2 MP front camera

GPRS Class 12, EDGE Class 12, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+ 21 Mbps
microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Wi-Fi hotspot

Lithium-ion 2000 mAh battery
Stand-by Time: up to 900 hours (2G) / up to 750 hours (3G)
Talk Time: up to 24 hours (2G) / up to 14 hours (3G)

Dimensions and Weight
145 x 69.8 x 7.5 mm
136 grams

White, Orange, Yellow, Pink

MP3, WAV, eAAC+ audio playback
DivX, H.263, MP4, H.264 video playback
Dual SIM
3.5mm audio jack
FM radio
GPS with A-GPS

BLU Life 8 (L280a-L280i) pink back

BLU Life 8 (L280a-L280i) yellow back

BLU Life 8 (L280a-L280i) yellow

BLU Life 8 (L280a-L280i) colors

Ivan Andrianto

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