Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs BLU Life View vs BLU Life Pure XL

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung BLU BLU
Announced September 2013 March 2013 April 2014
Status Available - September 2013 Available - April 2013 Available - May 2014
Colors Black, White, Pink Black, White Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
(5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in)
161 x 82.5 x 8.9 mm
(6.34 x 3.25 x 0.35 in)
150.6 x 75 x 9.5 mm
(5.93 x 2.95 x 0.37 in)
Weight 168 g (5.93 oz) 220 g (7.76 oz) 152 g (5.36 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE - -
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features S Pen stylus - -

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (LTE model) / Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, MTK MT6589 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 800
GPU Adreno 330 (LTE model) PowerVR Series 5XT Adreno 330
RAM 3 GB 1 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 16 GB ROM 32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches 5.7 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (386 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (258 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 74.98% 67.25% 73.66%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 12 MP, 4000 x 3000 pixels 16 MP, 3456 x 4608 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Panorama, HDR 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, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps (LTE model) Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 5 MP [Similar] Yes, 8 MP, autofocus [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge Yes Class 12 Class 12
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 21 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR Yes, v4.0 Yes, v4.0
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB Host 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 HTML5 HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 3 GB RAM 16 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM 32 GB, 3GB RAM (L260L)/ 16 GB, 2 GB RAM (L259L)
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB 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 Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3200 mAh 2600 mAh 2500 mAh
Stand by Up to 420 h (3G) Up to 980 h (2G)
Up to 920 h (3G)
Up to 800 h (2G)
Up to 600 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 21 h (3G) Up to 30 h (2G)
Up to 25 h (3G)
Up to 17 h (2G)
Up to 15 h (3G)