Bluboo have been promoting their low-cost Xfire this month and have now shared real photos of the device with a few more hands on details.
The Bluboo XFire is Bluboo’s entry-level Android smartphone with an RRP of around $80, however the company is holding a special event every Wednesday where customers can buy the handset for only $50!
Specifications for the phone are already well-known and include a 64bit MT6735 SoC running a pure Android 5.1 install and giving the device dual SIM LTE support. Memory parameters are 1GB RAM, 8GB memory with room for a micro SD card. A 5-inch display keeps the phone compact while the low qHD resolution claims to improve battery life.
Bluboo had already sent us a comparison of the 8 mega-pixel main camera on the rear of the Xfire in comparison to the iPhone 6 camera. You can take a look at those images here.
Until this morning we had only seen renders of the phone (in black, white or blue) now real photos of the Xfire show us what the phone really looks like and gives customers a clue of what to expect for $50.
With the images Bluboo have pointed out a few areas of interest. To start with the Xfire has no hardware navigation buttons and relies on on-screen controls. This is a love or hate feature, but personally I quite like onscreen buttons if the option is there. Bluboo say that they were able to create a screen to body ratio of 77% using this navigation method which is better than phones of a similar price.
On the rear Bluboo have pointed out the use of dual microphones, for noise cancellation. This is often overlooked on entry-level phones so it is great to see on the Xfire.
Bluboo also say their specially designed speaker cavity offers close to HIFI audio on the Xfire. We cannot be sure of this as we haven’t tried the phone in person, but if accurate this would be an amazing feat.
With a compact, low res screen, low power CPU and 1GB RAM, the Bluboo Xfire isn’t the most thirsty of devices so the 2750mAh battery is rated at 2 days of use on a single charge.
Obviously the Bluboo marketing team have been doing overtime and we will have to wait until we get our hands on the phone to see if these features are accurate or not. I’d like to ask anyone who has actually got a Bluboo Xfire to let us know what the phone is really like and if these features are as good as they are claimed to be.