BLU is not exactly the go-to brand when people are shopping for new Android smartphones but the OEM has been offering cool models with high quality specs. The company just launched the BLU R1 HD exclusive for Amazon Prime members last week and the Energy JR last May. The Energy phone impressed us because of its affordable price and super long battery life so we’re expecting this XL version will be even better.
The BLU ENERGY XL comes equipped with a whopping 5000mAh battery. It’s not the standard yet but a number of devices have already tried using such huge battery. The result is longer battery life, that’s good enough for three full days on standard usage. Phone can also last up to one month on standby.
This Blu smartphone boasts of a power efficient processor. The Energy XL is definitely powerful with its 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6753 chipset, ARM Cortex-A53, and ARM Mali T720 graphics. Under the hood you’ll find a 3GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, 13MP rear camera (with OIS, F/2.2 aperture, HDR, and Phase Detection Autofocus), and a 5MP selfie camera. The device also boasts of a 6-inch Super AMOLED camera, 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution, curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3, DTS audio, and USB Type-C 2.0
The 6-inch phablet is still slim at only 8.4mm. You can choose from either the White-Silver or Solid Gold version. It only runs Android 5.1 Lollipop but unit will be ready for the Marshmallow update before 2016 is over.