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Blu Energy XL packs a 5,000mAh battery, 6-inch Super AMOLED display for less than $300

By Shawn Knight
Jul 6, 2016
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  1. Budget handset maker Blu Products has unveiled a new smartphone that addresses a major concern among today’s buyers: battery life.

    The Blu Energy XL features a large 6-inch 1080p (367 PPI) HD Super AMOLED curved touch display coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Processing power comes courtesy of an octa-core MediaTek 6753 chip clocked at 1.3GHz with Mali-T720 graphics and 3GB of RAM.

    The device, offered in silver and gold color schemes, can be configured with up to 64GB of local storage that’s expandable via microSD card slot. Other notables include a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture lens, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, Wi-Fi, a fingerprint reader and a USB Type-C port.

    It’ll ship running Android 5.1 Lollipop although it’s unclear if there are plans to roll out updates to Marshmallow or Nougat. It’s also worth pointing out that the phone doesn’t have very many LTE bands which means you’ll get worse coverage compared to other devices.

    A massive 5,000mAh battery is said to be good for 72 hours of standard usage and more than 30 days of standby use.

    While the Blu Energy XL doesn’t carry current flagship-level hardware, it’s also not nearly as expensive as a top-of-the-line device. The handset is on sale today over at Amazon priced at just $299.99.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    I've seen pictures of it from every angle, and the screen doesn't have any curve.
     
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  3. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 954   +273

    Screen images simulated, it appears. They don't even simulate a curved screen? Someone messed up...
     
  4. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 909   +384

    Unless these new phones popping up with huge batteries, are aimed at "3rd world countries", why make them with hardly any global frequencies?
    My phone has a 4,000mAH battery, is 2 years old and gets 2 days battery...use to be more, but the battery gets USED A LOT.
    Wish these phones had all of the USA LTE frequencies.
     
  5. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 845   +335

    These random phone makers are popping out of nowhere and they usually have cheap phones with powerfull specs. Usually it's quality that suffers. Don't be surprised by the random app crashes and restarts.
     

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