Blu Energy X Plus 2 is a new, cheap Android phone with a 4,900 mAh battery

Blu Energy X Plus 2 is a new, cheap Android phone with a 4,900 mAh battery
Blu Products just unveiled a new Android smartphone from its Energy series: the Blu Energy X Plus 2. Like the Energy X Plus released back in 2015, the Energy X Plus 2 is a cheap device with a very generous battery, but without other impressive features.

The new Blu handset packs a 4,900 mAh battery which, according to its maker, will last "up to 3 days with standard usage." The battery also supports quick charging, obviously being the main selling point of the Energy X Plus 2.

Sporting a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, the Blu Energy X Plus 2 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MTK6580 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, and offers only 1 GB of RAM, plus 8 GB of internal memory. Luckily, there's a microSD card slot on board. You're also getting an 8 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera with its own LED flash, dual SIM support, and HSPA+ connectivity (there's no support for LTE).

The Blu Energy X Plus 2 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and we don't know when (or if) it's going to be updated to Android 7 Nougat. The smartphone is not yet available to buy, but it does show up on Amazon, where it's priced at $106.72. We assume Blu will release the handset in the near future. The phone is unlocked, has three color versions (black, gold, and rose gold), and will work on GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile.

Is anyone here considering buying the Blu Energy X Plus 2?

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13 Comments

1. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

Anyone else find it a bit troubling that lower end phones are getting high battery capacities? Seems like it should be the other way around.

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

High end devices need to look sleek to stand with the competition. it is all about appearance. No one wants a chunky looking device.

3. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Thats a lie because i put extended batteries on all my phones because i would rather not worry about running out of battery. And i am not the only one who thinks so.

13. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I get the impression you own an iPhone......

4. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

There were several premium mid-range that have big battery, almost 5000mAH such as Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra (SD 652), Lenovo Phab 2 Pro (SD 652), Xiaomi maX (SD650/652), Lenovo P2 (SD 625), Galaxy A9 Pro (SD652), Galaxy C9 (SD625)

9. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Maybe that "only" lower end phones are. Hopefully that'll change with Samsung's problems. There was that battery covered a while back that was non-combusting and half the size for the same power. I can see it being adopted a lot quicker now.

5. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2206; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This phone will lag after 2-3 months of use...

6. NCAAtourney

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

*2-3 hours lol

8. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2206; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Good one!!! LOL!!!

7. OmarD

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 06, 2015

1GB RAM? Really? Oh, come on!

12. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

This phone isn't for you, dude. It's for your grandma.

10. monoke

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Any phone with 5 words in its name has got to be good!! Right? Lol.

11. tangbunna

Posts: 480; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

1GB Ram, i can barely open phonearena.com. trust me!

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