Just in time for Christmas, BLU Products is back with another mid-range phone. This time it is the BLU Life One X3, a $249 phone that does a nice job of handling everyday tasks and is sleek-looking to boot. The BLU Life One X3 is an all-metal and glass device with a properly rounded back, a tapered glass screen, and no-hard edges anywhere. It’s a joy to hold and fits very comfortably in the hand. The screen is a respectable 1920×180 @ 5.5 inches. The phone runs on the MediaTek¬†6753 platform, which in my experience thus far does an admirable job of handling tasks like email, messaging, and social media.¬† And the kicker is the 5,000 mAh battery that gives you up to two days of usage.

It continually amazes me how good low and mid-range devices are getting. The Life One X3 continues this trend with its nice screen, huge battery, decent processor package, and sleek look. There’s a responsive fingerprint reader, too. I’ll be back next with a full review. For now, check out the spec rundown below and the product listing over at Amazon.

SPECS

CPU MediaTek 6753, octa-core CPU @ 1.3 GHz
GPU Mali T720
RAM 3 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB
microSD Support Yes, up to 64 GB
LTE Bands 1/2/3/4/7/12/17/28
HSPA Bands 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Battery 5000 mAh
OS Android 7.0
Display 5.5 inches, 1920×1080, 400 PPI
Main Camera 13 MP with LED Flash
Front Camera 13 MP with LED Flash
Bluetooth 4.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Front