BLU Energy XL Priced at $300, Features 5,000mAh Battery, 6″ AMOLED Display and Fingerprint Reader

BLU has a new device this week, the Energy XL. The name is rather suiting, as the Energy XL features a massive 5,000mAh battery, juicing a smartphone with a 6.0″ FHD Super AMOLED display and MediaTek octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM.

The phone also comes with a 13MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, as well as 64GB of onboard storage. Another feature, one you may not expect from the $300 price tag, is a built-in fingerprint reader. Dang, BLU, you’re getting fancy these days! (more…)

Deal: BLU Life One X for $99 on Amazon, $50 Off List Price

One of Amazon’s Gold Box deals of the day is a Life One X from BLU, a relatively inexpensive Android smartphone with quite a few decent specs. For only $99, down from the usual price of $149, the Life One X features a 5.2″ Full HD display, octa-core Mediatek processor, 2GB of RAM, and 13MP rear-facing camera.

Not only are you getting a smartphone with complete access to Google Play for $99, but the packaging also includes a free leather case, screen protector, charging cable, power adapter, and a set of headphones. For $99, that’s a steal. (more…)

BLU Unveils Impressive Smartphones at Reasonable Price Points

BLU, a smartphone manufacturer based in Miami, Flordia, has been shattering preconceptions of budget handsets for a while, but its latest collection may be the company’s magnum opus. Yesterday, Blu unveiled the Vivo Air (pictured above), which measures at a mere 5.1mm thick and weighs less than 100 grams. The Studio Energy, meanwhile, packs a 5000 mAh battery, and its lower-end entries, the Studio and Life One series, sport upgraded hardware.  (more…)

BLU Studio 5.0 C HD and Studio C Mini Unboxing and Hands-on

BLU introduced two new devices this morning, the Studio 5.0 C HD and the Studio C Mini, set to go up against Motorola’s budget devices, the Moto E and Moto G.

These two low-end phones are aimed directly at off-contract buyers, hoping to get a great Android experience at a crazy-low price. Both devices feature specifications which you would expect in a $100+ smartphone, but when comparing to the Moto G and Moto E, they are not that bad.  (more…)

BLU Has a 4G LTE-capable Smartphone Finally, the Studio 5.0 LTE

We have talked about BLU devices a few times, but one of the main pain points we have with the company’s phones is that they never feature 4G LTE. Sure, they rock HSPA+, but for someone who is used to the speeds that LTE delivers, going back to HSPA+ is quite hard.

Finally, BLU has a 4G LTE capable device, the Studio 5.0 LTE. While the device does bring LTE speeds to users (only available on T-Mobile and metroPCS’ LTE networks), the rest of the phone could have used some work.  (more…)

BLU Life Pure XL: Unboxing and Hands-on

A device hit our doorsteps today, in addition to the Moto E, this time being the Life Pure XL from BLU. This device was announced at the beginning of May, instantly grabbing the attention of our community thanks to its great specifications and budget-minded price tag.

The Life Pure XL features a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage, a 5.5″ Full HD (1080p) display, 16MP rear-facing camera, 8MP front-facing camera, HSPA+ connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth, 2,500mAh battery, Gorilla Glass 3, a ton of extra goodies inside of the box, and comes running Android 4.2.2.  (more…)

BLU Unveils Life Pure XL – 5.5″ 1080p Display, Snapdragon 800, 16MP Camera, Priced at $399

A new device from American-based BLU has been unveiled, the Life Pure XL. Unlike most other BLU devices, this one should certainly turn a few heads, as BLU has thrown a few specs into this new device to even make the hardcore Android enthusiasts happy.

For starters, the device features a 5.5″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16MP rear-facing shooter, 8MP front-facing shooter, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Gorilla Glass 3, HSPA+ connectivity, and comes running Android 4.2 with a timely update promised to Android 4.4+. This might be BLU’s most spec-packed device, so it’s getting harder and harder to ignore these off-contract phones, especially when they are priced at just $399 off contract.  (more…)