The Blu Studio Energy 2 is a new entry to the smartphone market, and with its 5000 mAh for just $180, it’s sure to impress.
Specs and looks
The phone has a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen covered by Gorilla Glass 3, with the rest following normal phone design: a fairly big bezel, speakers on the back of the phone, an audio jack up top, lock and volume buttons on the side and a charger jack with a microphone located on the lower side of the phone. This design covers a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, of which 11 is available to the user. Its 5000 mAh is its main pro, but it also has Dual SIM and 4G capabilities. These specifications, especially the gigantic battery, make this phone quite heavy and thick, but still comfortable to hold.
What’s in the box?
The Blu Studio Energy 2 comes in a normal phone box with phone details on it. Upon opening the box, you are greeted by the phone itself. After taking out the cardboard holding the phone, you find that the phone comes with just about every accessory you need: a charging cable, an OTG adapter cable, earphones, a wall charger, a silicone case, a screen protector and the obligatory manuals. It is interesting that a fairly cheap phone includes so many accessories, but it is a welcome change from the usual contents. If you would rather watch an actual unboxing of the phone, here is a great video by YouTube user goonnoodles:
Huge battery, low price
This phone has a gigantic 5000 mAh battery, meaning that it can resist up to 3 days of use without charging. This means that one charge will last for at least two days to even the busiest user. The fact that this phone has a low-clocked core makes the battery even greater, as this phone will allow you to crank the brightness up and stream movies for up to 36 hours. Of course, the charging is slow, but it is to be expected from such a huge battery. If you want to learn more about the battery, watch the video below:
Android Lollipop, sweeter than ever
This phone comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed, and it runs it like a champ. The menus and built-in apps run flawlessly, without any performance hiccups. The phone can also run most games on the market really well, and it will suit every user, due to it being able to process any task quickly. BLU has included a variety of lock screen gestures with this version of Android, which means that you can set custom symbols, and upon drawing them on a locked screen, the screen will unlock and perform the task assigned to the gesture. One con of the phone is that when loaded with too many apps, it might get slower, but this is to be expected, given its specifications.
Decent camera for a decent price
For its price tag, the Blu Studio Energy 2 offers two decent quality cameras: an 8 megapixel rear one, which is able to make pretty photos, and a 5 megapixel front camera, which takes grainy photos, even though that is to be expected for this price. Overall, these cameras are the bare minimum, and for 180 dollars, you shouldn’t expect more.
At $180, the Blu Studio Energy 2 has a fantastic screen. The 5-inch Super AMOLED doesn’t get very bright, but it can get brighter than most Samsung phones. It also features a color reproduction customization option, meaning you can change the colors on screen for warmer or cooler colors.
The Blu Studio Energy 2 is a fantastic budget phone option, featuring an amazing 5000 mAh battery for a low price. Its initial price tag was $180, but you can find it cheaper on many websites.
For an in-depth review, check out the video below: