I’ve Been asked these questions!
When I started showing off the phone to my friends and family. Some of the questions I got were really cool and others were quite hard to answer with a one sentence answer. So with my friends, and family asking these questions. I thought it was time to answer these as a post to all those who have these questions about the RCA A1 (Amazon Affiliate Link) and the Blu LifeView 5.7′ Phone (Amazon Affiliate Link).
First off these questions come from people asking these questions that I felt should be answered in one place for others to find. It is my hope that this will stop people from asking me directly. Although, it is bound to bring even more questions to me but at least it should stop some of these most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
RCA A1 — For this phone you can add up to 32 GB of of extra space to the phone. You get 4 gb of internal space, so you will have to go by a Micro SD card to put into the phone for extra storage. I found this to be very complicated to the phone because you had to do a lot of jumping through the OS to move apps to the new SD card.
Lifeview By Blu — This phone has a maximum of 16gb and you really only get around 14 gb or 15 gb of storage space but that has not been a problem for me. I have pretty much decided this phone is Rock solid for the most parts. I haven’t had any space issues and I’ve put all my photos to Google Cloud. There is no Micro SD slot for this phone!
RCA A1 — Will get 3G/EDGE on any Carrier that supports HSPA 850/1900 Spectrum. The default list that I tried this one were T-Mobile and AT&T. Both work flawlessly on the phone and I suspect it would do that fast on almost all other carriers.
Lifeview By Blu — It will go as fast as 4g but it isn’t an LTE phone. This means you can expect to get around 10 to 15 MBps which would allow you to stream video from your carrier if you have unlimited service. It however depends on get 4g in your area. It will go to 3g if no 4g is available. It depends on signal strength also.
Contrast and Compare
I was asked by a few people about each phone and it was hard to tell them. So this is where we talk about the phones of each and I’ll tell you my thoughts.
RCA A1 — Was a good phone for the price. You could do a lot with it but the camera was not better than any other low priced phone. The maximum was 5mp and so it wasn’t all that good. I liked the size of the phone but there was no way to protect the phone. It was a good phone for the price.
LifeView by Blu — Love this phone ever since I got it. It has what I needed and the picture quality is above par! The size is a little bigger than I liked but it has been a very useful phone for my purposes and if I had to recommend one of these phones, I would have to say this one.
The RCA is good for the ones who have a lower budget but the LifeView (Amazon Affiliate Link) can do so much more than I ever thought it was possible. I am very glad to of gotten this phone and to tell people about this. I really can’t say much more about this phone but I just like this phone!