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no longer looks like such a good deal compared with the Life One X, which offers a sleeker design and a sharper display (along with equally solid camera performance and the promise of Android 6.0 Marshmallow) for the same price.That makes the Blu Life One X our new Editors' Choice for budget unlocked phones, and the device to beat in 2016.

And it's surprisingly svelte, measuring in at 5.9 by 2.9 by 0.3 inches (HWD) and 5 ounces.

It makes the Moto G (5.6 by 2.9 by 0.5 inches, 5.5 ounces) seem downright chunky in comparison.

There are satisfyingly clicky power and volume buttons on the right side of the device, an audio jack on top, and a micro USB charging port on the bottom.

The soft-touch back panel (available in black or white) has a faux-leather texture, reminiscent of the . Its 1,920-by-1,080-pixel resolution is impressive for a phone at this price point.

It can be peeled off to reveal two SIM card slots, along with a micro SD card slot that can handle cards up to 200GB. It has 424 pixels per inch, which is significantly denser than either the Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 (401 ppi) or the Moto G (329 ppi).

Color reproduction is particularly good, the screen is still visible in direct sunlight, and Blu includes some presets to let you alter contrast, sharpness, and color temperature to your preferences. It includes bands that are often omitted on other affordable phones, like T-Mobile's Band 12 and AT&T's Band 17, which allow for better indoor connectivity.

Network Performance and Audio The Life One X has HSPA+ (850/1700/1900/2100MHz) and LTE (2/4/7/12/17) bands, giving it strong U. Unfortunately, the phone is missing Band 5 for AT&T, but I tested it on AT&T's network in midtown Manhattan and still saw strong network performance.

Voice calls are mostly solid, with noise cancellation successfully blotting out background sounds.

The phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, but it lacks dual-band Wi-Fi and NFC, which are uncommon in this price range anyway.

Also unsurprising is that the single back-facing speaker sounds low and tinny, though wired and Bluetooth audio sound just fine.

Processor, Battery, and Camera The Life One X is powered by a midrange octa-core Mediatek MT6753 processor, which punches above its weight in general performance and gaming.

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