Comparison between:
- BLU Life Pure
- BLU Life Pure XL 16 GB
- Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

BLU Life PureBLU Life Pure XL 16 GBSamsung Galaxy S4 I9505
BLU Life PureBLU Life Pure XL 16 GBSamsung Galaxy S4 I9505
Prices
Model aliasL240a
L240i
L259GT-I9505
I9505
SGH-I337
I337
Galaxy S IV I9505

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width69.4 mm
6.94 cm
0.228 ft
2.732 in
75 mm
7.5 cm
0.246 ft
2.953 in
69.8 mm
6.98 cm
0.229 ft
2.748 in
Height142 mm
14.2 cm
0.466 ft
5.591 in
150.6 mm
15.06 cm
0.494 ft
5.929 in
136.6 mm
13.66 cm
0.448 ft
5.378 in
Thickness7.7 mm
0.77 cm
0.025 ft
0.303 in
9.5 mm
0.95 cm
0.031 ft
0.374 in
7.9 mm
0.79 cm
0.026 ft
0.311 in
Weight128 g
0.28 lbs
4.52 oz
128 g
0.28 lbs
4.52 oz
130 g
0.29 lbs
4.59 oz
Volume75.88 cm³
4.61 in³
107.3 cm³
6.52 in³
75.32 cm³
4.57 in³
Colors-Black
White
Red
Blue
Black
White
Blue
Red
Purple
Body materials--Polycarbonate

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeMicro-SIMMicro-SIMMicro-SIM
Number of SIM cards111

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTE--LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE Class 12
GPRS Class 12
HSPA+
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 3

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 4.2.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.4 KitKat
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
User interface (UI)--TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCMediaTek MT6589TQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8274Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Process technology28 nm28 nm28 nm
CPUARM Cortex-A7Krait 400Krait 300
CPU bits32 bit32 bit32 bit
Instruction setARMv7ARMv7ARMv7
Level 0 cache memory (L0)-4 KB + 4 KB4 KB + 4 KB
Level 1 cache memory (L1)32 KB + 32 KB16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)1024 KB
1 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores444
CPU frequency1500 MHz2200 MHz1900 MHz
GPUPowerVR SGX544 MPQualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 320
GPU cores144
GPU frequency357 MHz450 MHz400 MHz
RAM capacity2 GB2 GB2 GB
RAM typeLPDDR2LPDDR3LPDDR3
RAM channels-Double channelDouble channel
RAM frequency-800 MHz600 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage32 GB16 GB16 GB
32 GB
64 GB

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

Types--microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPSSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size5 in
127 mm
12.7 cm
5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
5 in
127 mm
12.7 cm
Width2.45 in
62.26 mm
6.23 cm
2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
2.45 in
62.26 mm
6.23 cm
Height4.36 in
110.69 mm
11.07 cm
4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
4.36 in
110.69 mm
11.07 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density441 ppi
173 ppcm
401 ppi
157 ppcm
441 ppi
173 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area70.16 %74.07 %72.52 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
-Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Thermometer
Humidity

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor model-OmniVision OV16825Sony IMX091PQ Exmor R
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSI 2CMOS BSI
Sensor size-6.24 x 4.67 mm
0.31 in
4.69 x 3.52 mm
0.23 in
Pixel size-1.354 µm
0.001354 mm
1.136 µm
0.001136 mm
Crop factor-5.557.38
ISO--50 - 2000
Aperture--f/2.2
Shutter speed--1/14 - 1/10000
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent--4.2 mm
30.99 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Flash type-LEDLED
Image resolution4032 x 3224 pixels
13 MP
4608 x 3456 pixels
15.93 MP
4128 x 3096 pixels
12.78 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Macro mode
Autofocus
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
-Largan M8 lensLargan Precision Optics

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor model--Samsung S5K6B2YX03
Sensor size--3 x 2.4 mm
0.15 in
Pixel size--1.563 µm
0.001563 mm
Crop factor--11.26
Aperture--f/2.4
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent--1.85 mm
20.83 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Image resolution-3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
5 MP--

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYesNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GPS
A-GPS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11b
802.11g
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.04.04.0
Features--A2DP
AVCTP
AVDTP
AVRCP
BNEP
DIP
EDR
GAVDP
GAP
GATT
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
PAN
SPP
SDP
SAP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is considered to be the digital alternative of the analog audio/video interface standards.

HDMI--Micro USB to HDMI MHL adapter

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
MP3
WMA
AAC
AMR
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
MP3
OGG
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecsH.263
H.264
MP4
WMV
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
MP4
WMV
Xvid
DivX
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4
WMV

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity2020 mAh2500 mAh2600 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-PolymerLi-Ion
2G talk time24 h
1440 min
1 days
-17 h
1020 min
0.7 days
2G stand-by time750 h
45000 min
31.3 days
-350 h
21000 min
14.6 days
3G talk time12 h
720 min
0.5 days
-17 h
1020 min
0.7 days
3G stand-by time675 h
40500 min
28.1 days
-370 h
22200 min
15.4 days
4G stand-by time--320 h
19200 min
13.3 days
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removableWireless charging
Removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)--0.285 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)--0.399 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)--0.77 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)--1.17 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features--SGH-I337 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.353 W/kg
SGH-I337 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.84 W/kg; body - 1.18 W/kg
SGH-M919 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.03 W/kg; body - 1.31 W/kg
SCH-R970 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.96 W/kg; body - 1.23 W/kg
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