I am comparing this with an AT&T Samsung S4 running the latest AT&T kitkat rom (almost 2 years old). I would have expected this to perform better.
Running the Quadrant Benchmark app, this phone gave a score of 6975 vs the 11338 (S4) = 61% of the performance of a 2 year old phone.
the Antutu benchmark came in at 18537 vs. 28451 (s4) = 65% of the performance of the S4
I ran a speedtest.net benchmark using the same sim card and geographical location on the app
the Blu phone got 8.5Mb at best (avg about 5Mb) where as the S4 was pulling 37Mb data speeds.
I'm not sure why this data is hard to come by on the web, but here it is. It is by no means a replacement for an aging S4 even with it's technology over 2 years old. Finding a used S4 might be a better choice in this instance, since the S6 is due soon and those used S4's will be more readily available.
Again the battery is a big plus, but if you want performance, be advised.
Comparing this to my son's Samsung S3, the benchmarks are nearly identical with the Blu Energy barely winning. The Data speed however was 27Mb download on the S3.
This Phone's benchmarks compare more with a Samsung s3 (dual core) rather then the S4 (quad core).
Just bought this and I cant wait... only problem I have found is lack of cases.. can anyone help? None I like on Amazon
My husband and I bought 2 of these about 5 days ago and we like em. The battery last about 2 days depending on how much you use it. The phone is a little slow and its heavy but other than that we haven't had any problems.
blu studio energy 5000 battery and lumia 1030 50mp camera the best.
I'm so waiting for the review so I can c the battery test. Either way I'mstill going to purchase this baby in black
lcf208, 13 Feb 2015best phone 5000 battery.not have 4G. the phone does 4g because it supports hspa+
Please make a review @GSMArena!!! We want check test due to this greatful battery!
It is live on Amazon now, @149.00$. I'm wanting to buy it but I'd wait a few weeks to see how it goes.
Now this looks like the phone I'd like to buy. Battery has always been the weakest point of BLU smartphones. Let's watch the reviews once it's out.
Very compelling. I'm only concerned with how the powerful the processor is vs how much battery saving it actually does. If this thing had a Snapdragon 400 in it with LTE and 16 GB of memory OMG I would be swooning right now. I'd be punching everyone in the face who knocked BLU. But in this current configuration it's only sort of interesting.