BLU intros Studio Energy 2 with 5000mAh battery, Energy X with 4000mAh battery

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After introducing the BLU Pure XL last month and marketing it to T-Mobile customers, BLU is back again today with two more Android phones that it’s aiming at T-Mo users.

The BLU Studio Energy 2 and Energy X are all about battery life, with the former offering a 5000mAh battery and the latter packing a 4000mAh battery. BLU claims that both will get you 3 days of use on a single charge. One downside to the batteries is that they’re both non-removable, but most of the mobile industry is trending that direction, so it’s not totally surprising to see on BLU’s new phones.

Here are the full spec lists for both of BLU’s new pieces of kit:

Studio Energy 2

  • 5-inch 1280×720 Super AMOLED display
  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6735 processor
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 16GB of storage
  • microSD slot
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • Dual SIM
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • LTE bands 2, 4, 7, and 17
  • Non-removable 5000mAh battery
  • 144.0 x 71.2 x 10.1mm
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Energy X

  • 5-inch 1280×720 LCD screen
  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6580 processor
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front-facing shooter
  • 8GB of storage
  • microSD slot
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Dual SIM
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • HSPA 850/1700(AWS)/1900/2100
  • Non-removable 4000mAh battery
  • 142.0 x 70.0 x 8.9mm
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop

One other detail that’s worth noting is that while BLU is marketing these new phones at T-Mobile and MetroPCS subscribers, the devices don’t support all of T-Mo’s wireless bands. For example, the Studio Energy 2 is missing band 12, which means no Extended Range LTE that reaches farther distances and offers better building penetration, and no Voice over LTE, either. It also doesn’t support T-Mobile’s 1700/2100MHz HSPA, though T-Mobile has been focusing on its refarmed 1900MHz HSPA coverage more as of late. Meanwhile, the Energy X has no LTE at all, though it does at least boast better support for T-Mobile HSPA than its Studio Energy 2 sibling.

If you’re willing to accept those wireless trade-offs, you can snag the Studio Energy 2 and Energy X from Amazon starting today. The Studio Energy 2 is priced at $179.99 unlocked, while the Energy X is $109.00 unlocked.

Source: BLU Products (PRNewswire)

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  • ThatsMrtoyou

    Blu phones are known as junk. They feel like dollar tree quality. Mediateck processor and the screen is not even true HD 1080. Amoled screen at that resolution. LoL….what a joke. I wonder if you need an invite to buy this

    • YABD

      Blu phones come inside cereal box.

      • Thatguy

        lol. They should come as conciliation prizes

    • maximus1901

      Yep they’re crap.

    • AS118

      I agree. If you want a cheap phone, might as well get a Moto G or HTC Desire over stuff like this. Blu phones aren’t even that much cheaper.

    • mingkee

      BLU is China brand which means it may have “backdoor”.

  • Ascertion

    Why can’t other phones have a battery like this? It’d be nice to have a Flagship with this level of battery!

  • StevenM

    With less than 2GB of RAM and no Band 12 support? No thanks.

  • Cam Fas

    Now if only APPLE and samsung would listen to consumers and put this type of battery into their phones I would understand if they didn’t want to put 5000mah but we should be at a 3500MAH-3800MAH for large flagships by now but we all know its all about the profit margins id be fine if they had a version with the bigger battery for 50 bucks but they would probably charge 100 for a larger battery but at least we would have options other then the bulky battery cases

    • Planned Obsolescence is a standard American business practice. It greases the economy.

  • Frankwhitess

    Kudos Alex for always informing us of Kool phones the can work with T mobile and informing us with everything that is related to t mobile! I even love when you put us on to Special with phones that work with the t mobile network… You are doing a awesome job!!! Know that we thank you!!!! And for the haters,… Stop the hate…. It’s truly Disturbing seeing you complain about retarded complaints….. I love when I see the same person being negative on every article Alex makes… It’s like ya are obsessed with him lol…. And for the record,.. This comment is in general.. I just felt like speaking my mind.. :)

  • David

    Improve G2’s battery and camera and add band 12, sell it for $150 we have a winner.

    • mingkee

      Band 12 is hardware issue and it is same going to G3.
      G4, V10, and G Stylo have B12 and VoLTE.

  • kgraham182

    Thanks for tipping us on these phones. No Band 12, who cares. No Wifi-calling, who cares. No VoLTE, who cares. No LTE on the Energy X, who cares aint like TMO has Band 12 LTE only area. Non-removeable battery, who cares. At least it’s an Android and I can expect it to be updated regularly, right?

    • randypower

      What is BLU’s track record for updating android on their phones?

      • kgraham182

        I’m not sure, they probably don’t update them at all. I know with WP8.1 they updated their phones firmware regularly and are even updated some of their phones to Windows 10 Mobile when it’s release.

        • randypower

          Thanks. Not surprising that MS has a better upgrade plan than BLU.

  • nd5

    Alex, I’ve had my eye on Blu for quite some time but I just can’t take them seriously since most of their phones don’t have LTE. They seem to have a prevalence for using MediaTek chips as well… Neither of those things bode well for TMoUS or for that matter any US carrier. If they got serious and started selling more phones that offer LTE compatible with T-Mo and AT&T, even if it resulted in slightly higher prices, they might start to catch on. Until then, they’re just going to be a 3rd tier supplier of phones… only slightly better than 2-3 year old used ones.

  • AS118

    Tradeofs are too much for me. Speakers on the back instead of on the front or the bottom are a dealbreaker too. Moto G’s probably a better option.

  • Dmitri

    How is it aiming at T-Mobile customers without LTE 12, VoLTE and WiFicalling?

  • Marsupial

    I think that Tmonews should stop writing anything about any phones that do not include B12, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi Calling. Phones without those three are just not worth purchasing to a TMO subscriber.