Budget smartphone company BLU’s latest phone is one of the company’s most expensive to date… but it’s also got some of the best specs.

The BLU Energy XL features an octa-core 64-bit processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a fingerprint scanner, and a 1080p display. But its most impressive feature is probably the battery: the phone packs a 5,000 mAh battery which BLU says should last for up to 3 days of regular use or up to 30 days of standby time.

Amazon is selling the BLU Energy XL for $300.

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Wondering how BLU made room for such a large battery? By making a big phone.

The BLU Energy XL has a 6 inch display and the phone measures 6.3″ x 3.2″ x 0.3″. It weighs just over 7 ounces.

The phone features a 1.3 GHz Mediatek 67533 ARM Cortex-A53 octa-core processor and supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, and 4G LTE with support for Voice over LTE.

There’s a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash and an 84 degree wide angle lens.

If there’s a down side, (aside from the huge screen, which may be a turn off for some folks), it may be the software. The BLU Energy XL ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop.

BLU says an Android 6.0 update will be available “before the end of the year, but by then Android 7.0 Nougat should be available.



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