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Picked up a BLU Energy XL about two weeks ago, and I’m slowly switching over to it as my daily driver. My ASUS Zenfone2 has been great, and I’ll use it as a mini-tablet when I’m at home, but it really comes down to this; battery-life.
The BLU Energy XL, as the name implies, has a nice, big, battery; 5000mAh. It charges via USB-C, and it’s really cool to see it recharge at 1% for every minute it’s plugged in! I realize that it can’t, and won’t, stay like that forever, but it’s really nice to see right now.
Aside from that, 6” display (1080x1920), 3GB of RAM, 64GB storage, microSD slot, dual SIM slot. The default software works well enough, and there’s always the option to replace what you don’t like with something else; Chrooma keyboard and ZenUI Launcher are uncommon, but better alternatives than I've used in the past.
The camera isn’t great, but as you’ve seen before, I’m not looking to become a photographer.

The only real shortcoming is that it’s running Android 5.1, but having seen…

Tie Fighters

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Concept of a computer

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Finally, some clouds.

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After about a month without rain, seeing clouds this big is a nice improvement...