Last week we reviewed the newest in BLU’s lineup of smartphones, which included the BLU Energy X LTE. This is their latest in their Energy line of smartphones which have a huge battery inside. This one in particular sports a 4,000mAh battery that lasts for days – literally. BLU also has a 5-inch 720p display and a MediaTek MT6735 processor powering the device. Which also help the battery last longer, especially when paired with its “Intelligent Standby Mode”. This smartphone comes in at $129, which is a very aggressive price for a smartphone with these specs, and especially that battery size.
If you haven’t already read our review of the BLU Energy X LTE, we urge you to do so. You can check out our full video review down below. It’s about 8 minutes long, so it’s in-depth but not as in-depth as our written review is. The BLU Energy X LTE comes in both gold and gray and both do look pretty nice in person. The BLU Energy X LTE is available on Amazon now, and it’s compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks (as well as MVNO’s that run on those networks like Straight Talk, Simple Mobile, etc). The BLU Energy X LTE does have 4G LTE, as is noted in the name, but it doesn’t have support for T-Mobile’s band 12. Otherwise it will work as usual on both networks.
We do have dual SIM card slots here, which is a staple for BLU’s smartphones as of late. One does 4G LTE while the other does up to EDGE speeds (it’s meant for voice not data). Lastly, the BLU Energy X LTE does run on Android 5.1 Lollipop along with their own proprietary skin on top. It’s a decent smartphone from BLU, and especially worth it if you need a smartphone that can last all day (or days) along with having support for 4G LTE. In this price range, nothing really competes with the BLU Energy X LTE. The Moto G 2015 is the closest to it, but it doesn’t have this kind of battery life – however the Moto G 2015 is more likely to get updates.