February 25, 2020

BLU View 1 (B100DL) Tracfone Review

BLU View 1 Review - Tracfone Smartphone

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Tracfone BLU View 1 Review
The BLU View 1 is a newly released (late 2019) Android powered smartphone available through Tracfone and we will be sharing the full list of features, specs and more in this review.

The highlights for the BLU View 1 include the 5.5" touchscreen, Android 9.0 Pie, and compatibility with GSM or CDMA networks on Tracfone prepaid service.

Tracfone offers a wide variety of cell phones to use with their prepaid service. All the phones from Tracfone are locked to their service and cannot be used with other service providers (Learn how to unlock your Tracfone here).

Some of the other recent smartphones from Tracfone include the Samsung Galaxy A10e, LG Journey, and LG Solo. We will be comparing the BLU View 1 to these devices further on. See all the new phones in our Latest List of Tracfone Smartphones.

Let's start with our pro's and con's for the BLU View 1.

BLU View 1 Quick Facts

What we Like:
Low price
Large screen
Android 9.0 Pie

What we Don't Like:
Only 16 GB Storage
Low Screen Resolution
Slow Processor

The BLU View 1 leans heavily towards the budget friendly side of the scale with many retailers listing it for $50-60. But that comes with some cuts on features and it seems that the screen and performance were some of the areas BLU cut back on to keep the cost low.

Let's take a closer look at the full list of features and specs on the BLU View 1 to see exactly what it offers.

BLU View 1 Features and Specs

Below are the features followed by the technical specs
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 4G LTE on CDMA or GSM (Depends on ZIP code)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Alarm Clock
  • GPS
  • MP3 Player
  • Standard 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Hearing Aid Compatible
  • Access to over 1 Million Apps on Google Play
  • Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting
  • USB Charger
Samsung Galaxy A10e Technical Specs
Size: 5.6'' (H) x 2.8'' (W) x 0.4'' (D) inches - 5.4 oz
Camera: 8 MP Rear Camera with LED Flash,  5 MP Front Camera
Screen: 5.5" screen 18:9 ratio (480x960 resolution)
Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Memory: 2 GB
Storage: 16 GB internal storage (supports up to 64 GB MicroSD Card)
Battery: 2,500 mAh battery (removable) with talk time up to 13 hrs, standby 20 days

BLU is a cell phone manufacture based in Miami, FL that specializes in low-cost smartphones. They have been around since 1985, and launched their own brand, BLU, in 2010.

Time for a more detailed look at some of the important features on the BLU View 1 with our review.

BLU View 1 Tracfone Review

The BLU View 1 comes with a large 5.5" screen in the popular 18:9 ratio which are both great features on this phone. The resolution on the screen, however, is not great, at just 480x960 pixels which is about 195 pixels per inch. By comparison, the Galaxy A10e has 295 PPI and the average for smartphones is 300 PPI. The higher the PPI the more detailed images will be on the screen.

Overall the screen is large, but not the most impressive when it comes to quality and clarity.

Internal Specs - Storage, Processor and RAM
Most Tracfone smartphones come with 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM, and the BLU View 1 follows this trend. But most users would prefer a larger storage capacity, at 32 GB, which allows for many more apps, photos, songs and more to be kept on the device. The actual internal storage on the BLU View 1 after the Operating System and pre-installed apps is closer to 6 GB. Additional storage is available with a microSD card.

As for the processor, it is a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 which balances performance with energy consumption. It is not the best for resource intensive games or apps.

The 8 MP rear camera on the BLU View 1 comes with an LED flash and 1080p recording capability. There is also a front facing selfie camera with 5 MP. Overall the cameras are adequate, but can be slow and struggle in lower lighting.

Check out our 8 Tips for Taking Better Cell Phone Pictures

At 2500 mAh, the battery is on the smaller side but still enough power to get through most of a day with low to moderate usage. On the bright side, the battery is removable in case you want to replace it at some point.

Android OS
The operating system on the BLU View 1 is Android 9.0 Pie which features a number of nice improvements over previous versions. Some of those improvements include gesture navigation, app usage statistics and time limits, and adaptive battery for improved performance.

Tracfone does not typically allow phones they sell to get OS updates so it is usually best to get a phone with a more recent version of Android to keep it secure and free from any risks. In some cases Tracfone has offered OS updates.

Compared to some of the other recent phones form Tracofne including the Samsung Galaxy A10e, the BLU View 1 is nice, but just not as sleek. It has large bevels around the screen, and is a little thicker than many.

This phone comes in at a very reasonable price, but the lack of any impressive features leave it better suited for users looking for a backup device or a phone they won't use for too much beyond calling and texting. The BLU View 1 just doesn't have the performance to keep up with more resource intensive applications and the screen while large, just isn't the best quality.

For some other options with more performance, storage and improved screen, consider the Samsung Galaxy A10e or even the Moto G6 which has been available for a couple years now.

Where to Buy the BLU View 1

Find the BLU View 1 from a variety of retailers online:

See the BLU View 1 on Amazon
See the BLU View 1 on Tracfone Website
See the BLU View 1 on HSN with airtime bundle

View the device tutorial to learn more about specific technical questions or leave a comment below!

This concludes our review of the BLU View 1, we hope you found it useful!

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February 12, 2020

Tracfone Deals and Sales - February 2020

Best Deals and Discounts on Tracfone for February 2020

Welcome to TracfoneReviewer where we share the latest news, reviews and Tracfone promo codes!

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Tracfone Deals and Sales Feb 2020
Shopping for a new Tracfone device can be difficult with so many different options available from a wide variety of retailers. It can be tough to find which phones are the best price and the best deal.

We are here to help! We keep track and monitor various deals and each month we gather the best prices on popular Tracfone smartphones and provide the updated deals to our readers below. Some of these deals include airtime bundles, and others just the phone. (The best value usually includes airtime deals).

Prices and deals can change often, sometimes going up or down. We've included both Tracfone smartphone deals and several unlocked phones that can be used with Tracfone BYOP.

Keep up with the newest phones in our Latest list of Tracfone Smartphones (2019).

Now let's get tot he deals.

Tracfone Deals and Sales List - February 2020

Samsung Galaxy A10e
One of the latest Samsung devices released by Tracfone, the Samsung Galaxy A10e features a 5.83" screen, 32 GB Storage, 2 GB RAM and an Octa-core processor. It runs Android 9.0 Pie and also has Bluetooth 5.0. Get the full list of feature and more in our Review of the Galaxy A10e.

View the Samsung Galaxy A10e on QVC with airtime bundle for $99

LG Journey
The LG Journey was released in late 2019 and offers some great features at a budget price. Some of those features include a 5.45" screen, Android 9 Pie,  quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and Bluetooth 5.0. Read our full review of the LG Journey to learn more.

View the Journey on QVC with airtime bundle for $69

Moto E5
The Moto e5 is another great budget phone option with a large, 5.7" touchscreen, quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, and Android 8.1 Oreo. it has great battery life thanks to a large, 4,000 mAh battery and can be used on CDMA networks. See all the details in our Moto e5 Review.

View the Moto e5 on eBay with airtime bundle for $49!

Moto G6
If you are looking for a little more performance and internal storage, the Moto G6 is still a great option and can be found at a low price! It comes with a full HD 5.7" screen, 32 GB storage, octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM, Android 8.0 (my be upgradable to 9) and a dual rear camera with 12 MP sensor. See our full Moto G6 Review to learn more about this phone.

View the Moto G6 on Amazon with airtime bundle for $108
View the Moto G6 on eBay with airtime bundle for $99

Unlocked Smartphones for Tracfone BYOP

Take a look at these great unlocked options for use with Tracfone BYOP. Many users prefer using the BYOP program because of the flexibility in choosing whatever phone best suits their needs. All you need is an unlocked phone, like one of the options below, and a Tracfone SIM Kit to get started! These are some of our top picks at a great price.

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Moto G8 Plus
Moto G8+ Plus
Featuring a 6.3" FHD display and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with 2 0GHz octa-core the unlocked Moto G8+ Plus is unlocked and compatible with GSM netowkrs (AT&T). It comes with a triple rear camera plus front selfie cam, and has a huge, 4000 mAh battery for plenty of charge to last through a full day.

View the Moto G8+ Plus on Amazon

Samsung Galaxy A10e
This unlocked budget phone has some similarities to the Tracfone version, but also comes with some upgrades such as a larger, 6.2" touchscreen and dual rear cameras. It also features an octa-core processor, 32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM and Android 9.0. The unlocked Galaxy A10e can be used on GSM networks with Tracfone BYOP.

View the Samsung Galaxy A10e on Amazon

Google Pixel 3a
The Google Pixel 3a has a number of impressive features for the price, with one of the most stunning the 12.2 MP rear camera capable of amazing images. It also features an octa-core processor, 64 GB storage, 5.6" full HD screen, and much more. The Pixel 3a can be used with GSM or CDMA networks.

View the Google Pixel 3a on Amazon

That concludes our deals and sales list and hope these help you get the best price on a new smartphone!

Leave a comment below with any thoughts or questions and also join us on Facebook to connect with our growing community and get the latest info.

All the phones in our list above are VoLTE capable according to Tracfone, but you may want to take a look at our recent post about Tracfone Closing their 3G CDMA network and how it may affect you.

If you're new to Tracfone, start with our Beginners Guide which shares helpful information about how it all works.

And finally don't miss out on our Tracfone Promo Code list with many different codes to get free minutes when adding airtime!

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February 6, 2020

Tracfone Promo Codes for February 2020

Tracfone Promo Codes - February 2020

Welcome to TracfoneReviewer where we share news, reviews and promo codes!

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Tracfone Promo Codes
Winter is well underway for many, with long nights and cold days, but we've got some fresh Tracfone promo codes to warm everyone up!

Each month we gather the latest codes from around the web and share them here for our readers and visitors to use for free.

There is nothing you have to do to get the extra airtime, simply add the code when checking out online, on your phone, or over the phone. Some codes are for use with certain devices, or can only be used a few times.

Below are codes for regular airtime cards, add-on cards, and smartphone only cards. Select the code for the card you will use, and enjoy the bonus minutes!

These are the latest codes, but we also have more options listed on our main Tracfone promo code page.

Don't miss out on the newest phones from Tracfone with our List of the Latest Tracfone Smartphones.

Let's get tot he codes!

Tracfone Promo Code List - February 2020

Regular Airtime Cards

60 Minute Card use code 12745 and get 60 bonus minutes (Can be used up to 10 times)

120 Minute Card add code 59305 for 30 bonus minutes

200 Minute Card enter 17662 to get 40 free minutes

450 Minute Card use 83755 for an additional 50 minutes

1 Year/400 Minute Card use code 23898 to get 300 bonus minutes

Smartphone Only Airtime Cards

51040 - $15 off - $125 Smartphone Only Card- Valid February 2020

98615 - 100 bonus Talk - $15 Smartphone Only Card - Valid February 2020

27913 - 100 bonus Data - $25 Smartphone Only Card - Valid February 2020

14223 - 500 bonus Data - 1 GB Data Add-on Card - Working February 2020

49413 - 1000 bonus Texts - 1000 Text Add-on Card - Working  February 2020

78439 - 500 bonus Data - 1 GB Data Add-on Card - Working February 2020

16311 - 1000 bonus Texts - 1000 Text Add-on Card - Working February 2020

38783 - 1000 bonus Texts - 1000 Text Add-on Card - Working February 2020

66975 - 500 bonus Data - 1 GB Data Add-on Card - Working February 2019

These are the latest promo codes from Tracfone. We hope these codes worked for you and leave a comment below with any thoughts or questions.

See the Changes and Predictions for Tracfone in 2020 to keep up with new phones, network changes and more!

New to Tracfone? Start with our Beginners Guide which walks through the basics of how it all works and some resources for learning more about adding airtime, activating new phones or getting the best deals. Or learn more about the new Unlimited Smartphone Cards and how they work.

How secure is your phone? We just shared our top Smartphone Security Tips!

Join us on Facebook for all the latest posts and send us a message if you have questions!

Don't miss out on the best Tracfone Deals and Sales including unlocked phones for Tracfone BYOP.

And lastly, get 7 Tips to Make your Airtime Last Longer plus data saving tips.

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