Top critical review
Useless speakerphone + questionable battery life = do not buy this phone
June 28, 2018
I really, really, really wanted to like this phone. I have been a loyal Blu customer for many years, and I was sad when my Blu Studio Energy died after many years. I bought the Life One X3 because like the Studio Energy it has a 5000mah battery. That is the first issue: the battery drains significantly faster than the Studio Energy with similiar usage (Studio Energy lasted two days without charge, Life One X3 almost makes it a full day). The second issue, which is why I returned this phone, is that the speakerphone is absolutely useless. As mentioned in another review, the person you are speaking to will hear their own voice repeated back to them with a slight delay and at full volume. This is completely unacceptable. I have tested this under four conditions (with the phone in my car cupholder, sitting in a quiet park, walking down a city street, and in my quiet home) and the problem is always there. If you ever use speakerphone, you simply cannot use this phone, and because other people have reported the issue it seems like there's a very high chance it is defective manufacturing.