Anonymous, 21 Dec 2016Actually they are different HSPA belongs to the WCDMA, which is 3G. HSPA+ is the upgraded v... moreHi I happen to be a cellular technician you are right about HSPA and HSPA+ both have to do with GSM Networks HSPA+ on gsm depending on the device could either be a 4G HSPA+ device or a LTE 4G device if a device has the hardware to run 4G and an HSPA speed it will be slower than LTE but it's still 4G LTE stands for long-term evolution LTE plus like of the new iPhone 7 it's a faster than the four days
4G, 26 Sep 2016This phone uses hspa+, not 4G. It's about the same speed, just different technology. Actually they are different
HSPA belongs to the WCDMA, which is 3G.
HSPA+ is the upgraded version, so some carrier such as tmobile advertise it as "4G"
The real 4G should be LTE exclusively.
My experience was that the phone seemed great for the first few months... then I started noticing it would wake up when I powered it down, the battery would drain independently, the flash light would light up unexpectedly... the OS had a virus attached from factory in China, apparently... the return date expired, and my fix turned it into a brick. The service support in the Philippines wanted nothing to do with it. Lost about $300. The BLU repair centre in Florida also had hundreds of complaints form unhappy consumers. Maybe, you'll have better luck with a budget brand.
Does this Blu Studio Energy have an indicator light for charging and/or messages, missed calls?
As with any Android phone, when you do a major update, always do a factory reset after installing it. Doing this will prevent most of the problems listed on this thread.
ArmsNevs, 10 Aug 2016can someone post a screenshot with 4G?This phone uses hspa+, not 4G. It's about the same speed, just different technology.
Andrew Fortier, 13 Jul 2016There's some good news for those who upgraded only to be disappointed... Get a clean junkwa... morethe files you suggested andrew fortier are no longer available!! im screwed!!
Andrew Fortier, 13 Jul 2016There's some good news for those who upgraded only to be disappointed... Get a clean junkwa... moreSo it works.. I just installed blus lollipop and I run out of space after just a few apps.. I'm a noob but can you explain more about your method? Eg do I need to backup everything if I don't need any old pics n that?
There's some good news for those who upgraded only to be disappointed...
Get a clean junkware free Google Android Lolipop installation on the Blu Studio Energy:
1) Install KingRoot & root the phone (kingroot.net)
2) Purchase, install and run SuperSu-Me (from the Google Play Store)
3) Download, install and use Flashify (from the Google Play Store) to flash TWRP Recovery to the phone (found at blu-dev.com)
4) Download "Lollipop AOSP 5.0.1" (found at blu-dev.com) and place the zip file on your sd card
5) Reboot into TWRP recovery and do a full backup of EVERYTHING (I hope you have a big sd card)
6) Flash the ROM's zip file, and do a factory reset in TWRP
You now have a device that's 40% faster, and has seemingly endless storage for apps... Not sure how they pulled that off in the ROM, but it feels like a completely new phone! I'll probably never get a new phone after this!!!
DONT EVER UPGRADE PERIOD!
I have to return this phone after upgraded getting a new one. Battery is drained don't matter if you do factory reset, Storage just kills all and can't add any apps. I read the review and thought I could try it out, boy am I wrong, should of listened!!! If you don't want to stick with all the problems and have a nice long battery phone stay with Kitkat!!! Lollipop will not help at all not with this phone!
I have to return this phone after upgraded getting a new one. Battery is drained don't matter if you do factory reset, Storage just kills all and can't add any apps. I read the review and thought I could try it out, boy am I wrong, should of listened!!! If you don't want to stick with all the problems and have a nice battery phone stay with Kitkat!!! Lollipop will not help at all not with this phone!
im having the same problem here as well. i looked everywhere online to find a way to downgrade my studio energy to kitkat. companies like blu have really got to listen to their customers opinions more often.
contacts always says not responding and also the phone needs to be restarted frequently to accept or make a call
I updated my phone(Blu studio energy) to lollipop 5.0.2 from kitkat and my camera stopped working and occasionally it doesn't read my SD card
Hi, I have the same problem too, I loved the phone till i used KitKat, now after the lollipop update, the 4G is not seen, nor is the Face recognition. There are also other problems like Battery draining really fast. The storage is also insufficient, i mean if you download around 15 apps, it says insufficient storage. The launcher is also completely wired. And now, all of a sudden, the sim is not being recognized by the phone, wheras in the others it does
I regretted updating my phone should have stayed with kit Kat ... The update has some really annoying errors and I can go back to my previous build ... I got to get a new phone ...my advice if you buy this phone don't update it