Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note vs BLU Vivo 4.8 HD vs BLU Life Pure XL

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung BLU BLU
Announced September 2011 January 2014 April 2014
Status Released - October 2011 Available - January 2014 Available - May 2014
Colors Black, White White, Black, Pink, Yellow Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm
(5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38 in)
137 x 70 x 6.9 mm
(5.39 x 2.76 x 0.27 in)
150.6 x 75 x 9.5 mm
(5.93 x 2.95 x 0.37 in)
Weight 178 g (6.28 oz) 135 g (4.76 oz) 152 g (5.36 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 - D940a
HSDPA 850 / 2100 - D940i
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 (region specific) - -
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9, Exynos Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7, Mediatek MT6589T Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 800
GPU Mali-400MP PowerVR SGX544 Adreno 330
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB/32 GB storage 16 GB ROM 32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included No No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.3 inches 4.8 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels (285 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 66.71% 66.21% 73.66%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS FM radio Stereo FM radio
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 16 MP, 3456 x 4608 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization, Face And Smile Detection, HDR Auto focus, 1.34 ┬Ám Pixel Size, 1/2.3' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@24~30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP [Similar] Yes, 5 MP [Similar] Yes, 8 MP, autofocus [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge Class 12 Yes Class 12
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 11 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0+HS Yes, v3.0 Yes, v4.0
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Yes, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML, Adobe flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM 32 GB, 3GB RAM (L260L)/ 16 GB, 2 GB RAM (L259L)
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included No No
USB OTG Supported - Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2500 mAh 2000 mAh 2500 mAh
Stand by Up to 960 h (2G)
Up to 820 h (3G)
Up to 790 h (2G)
Up to 590 h (3G)
Up to 800 h (2G)
Up to 600 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 26 h 10 min (2G)
Up to 13 h 30 min (3G)
Up to 22 h (2G)
Up to 12 h (3G)
Up to 17 h (2G)
Up to 15 h (3G)