- Analysis by KJ David
One of the lowest-specked BLU phone (Check out our top 10 unlocked BLU smartphones) to come out in 2017, the Dash L4 LTE's array of specs are headlined by a bunch of prehistoric cons, such as a puny 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) 233ppi display and a 1700mAh-only raw battery capacity -- sub-2000mAh power caps were all but inexcusable around the time that we were reviewing its pros and cons -- By the way, we also have a list of the latest big battery phones. Also, its low-caliber 1.1GHz quad-core processor and pitiful 1GB-only RAM are unlikely to sit well with a lot of entry-level shoppers, since eight-core CPUs and 2GB RAMs had already trickled down into this Android class as of its release.
As for its selling points, this humble 4-inch Android manages to squeeze 4G LTE connectivity into its feature set -- probably learning from its Dash L3 sibling's 3G-only mistake. Also, believe it or not, several higher-specked models from BLU fail to offer a 4G network reach as well. Its aforementioned processor and RAM are accompanied by a Mali-T720 graphics processor that's a tad more-advanced versus the Mali-400 graphics engines used by many of its low-end rivals. Also on board is a respectable (when seen from an entry-level vantage point, that is) 8GB internal memory that can be expanded by up to 64GB .
The BLU Dash L4 LTE's pros and cons also include two depressing cameras, in the form of a 5-megapixel-only rear-facing main cam and an antiquated 2-megapixel selfie cam , although we have to admit that rigging both its cameras with their own dedicated LED flashes adds a dash of flavor. This Dash model's lightweight body of 123 grams also sounds like an unsung pro, considering that the average smartphone weighed roughly-150g when it entered the market. We cannot say the same for its 10.5mm body depth though, since most other 2017 smartphones measure just about 8.6mm.
Tying together the Dash L4 LTE's features is the combination of an aluminum housing and a curved glass touch panel , with the Android 7.0 Marshmallow operating system greeting users from the get-go. It is offered in colors like Rose Gold and Silver.
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So, with a flash-rigged selfie cam and 4G connectivity at the helm of its modest specs, the Dash L4 LTE potentially dashes into the pockets of practical and not-so-techie Android buyers.
** This phone is also known as: BLU L4 LTE
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