Want a smartphone with a massive 5000 mAh battery? Blu Studio Energy is now available in the US

Want a smartphone with a massive 5000 mAh battery? Blu Studio Energy is now available in the US
Blu kicked off 2015 by announcing 7 new Android smartphones, with the Studio Energy being among them. Starting today, the Studio Energy is available to buy from Amazon in the US, unlocked, for $149.

The Blu Studio Energy is not the type of handset that you usually see in the US, as it offers a very generous 5000 mAh battery in a relatively compact body. According to Blu, this battery can provide up to 96 hours (4 days) of standard usage, or up to 45 days of standby time. This definitely beats other battery champs out there - like the Motorola Droid Turbo. The Studio Energy can also be used as a power bank to recharge other devices (a reverse charge cable is included in the box).

While the 5000 mAh battery is definitely its most important selling point, the Blu Studio Energy also offers other features that are notable for its price point: 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, Dual SIM Dual Active technology, and Android KitKat upgradeable to Lollipop. The new handset measures 144.5 x 71.45 x 10.4 mm, and further comes with a quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek processor, HSPA+, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. You can check out our Blu Studio Energy hands-on for a closer look at the smartphone.

What do you say, is the Blu Energy Studio worth $149? Do you plan to buy one?


sources: Amazon, Press release

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Studio Energy
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(33h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

There is a Chinese phone with 5,350 mAh battery. It's called Elephone P5000. Surprisingly, it comes with high-end specs.

2. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I'm pretty sure this is a Chinese phone, albiet rebranded, as well.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its an American company based in Miami Florida. The founder is from Brazil.

19. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

.... that rebrands Chinese phones and sells them in the Americas (Mostly Central America)

25. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Company's name and location are in the US. That's about it. The company didn't even design its phones. Most phones by BLU are just the exact same thing you can find in China and other countries under different brands (like Gieonee in China). Back in the days of the BLU Life One (1st gen) , BLU made some stupid statement on the facebook page. It was said by BLU that the Life One had a micro SD slot, but people who bought the phone couldn't find it. They commented asking where the slot was, and BLU's answer was "please check either the top or bottom of the phone. It should be somewhere there." A few days later BLU deleted that whole post about the microSD thingy and changed all the information regarding that microSD slot leaving almost no trace. It was hilarious to me. Just don't fall for it. The "American company" idea about BLU is bs. XD

3. engineer-1701d unregistered

what high end specs, the 1.3 qd core with 8mp camera upto 64 gb card.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Its pretty much a twin of an iPhone. They call them high end specs ftr.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Except it runs laps around this phone except besides battery life.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Has it been benched yet?

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Please tell me you were joking lol. Oh? You're serious...

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Semi sort of both lol.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Whatever floats your boat.

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

But after 5 laps the battery is dead and this one will go on lol.. :)

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Lmao +100 Arte must rolling on floor somewhere.

27. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Lmfao.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lmao that was a good one. +1

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I agree, I couldn't care less about having the fastest processor as I don't do mobile gaming. What I do care about is having a versatile tool such as a smart phone that is dependable and won't die if it's not continually plugged into an outlet. For that very reason alone, I feel that Apple is far behind Android.

9. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Talks about Elephone P5000 (MTK6592, MALI-450 MP4, 2GB/16GB/ 5",1920*1080, 5350 mAh, 16MP+8.0MP, Dual SIM,dual standb) not this Blu Studio Energy

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Bang for buck is quite high, kudos.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22731; Member since: May 28, 2014

Decent handset for the cost. Great battery!

17. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

The battery life certainly piques my interest. I'll see what the reviews say about this phone.

20. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Saygus v2 for the win!

21. NokiaDrew

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

Does anyone know if this device uses Nano SIM or Micro SIM?

24. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3185; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Blu typically uses a micro on SIM 1 and mini (standard) on SIM 2. SIM 1 is usually their choice to have HSPA. LTE is not a common item with Blu phones either.

22. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

If it can be used on Verizon Network then sure it would be a buy for me because I need a back up phone in case mines break.

23. ldenningjr

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

Does anyone know what carrier it will work with

26. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

so what, if the phone software sucks the big battery doesn't make sense, people must know size doesn't matter

28. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Blue phones are usually (if not all) unlocked and works with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and like most unlocked phones basically with all companies except Verizon...

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22731; Member since: May 28, 2014

Unless Blu makes CDMA handsets, it won't for Sprint. Blu phones are GSM. Different technologies.

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