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Blu’s new Android phone has the iPhone 6S’ best feature at half the cost

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Budget Android phone-maker Blu is stepping up its game with the new Pure XR device.

The $300 unlocked handset features an approximation of the 3D touch feature from the iPhone 6s.

Elsewhere the specs are pretty decent too. There’s a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED screen with 401ppi, all of which is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

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The Android 6.0 Marshmallow device has an oct-core processor and a 16-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus and an LED flash. The front-facing selfie camera is offers wide angle shooting and 8-megapixels.

There’s 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and comes in gold and grey colours. There’s a fingerprint scanner protecting your data too.

It’s available now from US retailers like Amazon and Best Buy offering plenty of bang for your buck.

@nsmartinworld

September 20, 2016, 9:04 pm

I am the mostly contented owner of a Blu R1HD, but the company's lack of transparency about OS upgrades is disturbing.

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