3GB RAM Bluboo X9 looks like a solid Ulefone Paris rival


bluboo x9

Bluboo are making their mark on the 5-inch “high-design” segment of the market with their own Bluboo X9 phone, check out the video and specs after the jump.

A trend is growing for 5-inch smartphones with high quality build and design, and it is one that we are surely going to see continue well in to next year. Phone makers from Cubot to OnePlus all have 5-inch metal bodied phones on sale, and now the Bluboo X9 has surfaced to take up its position.

Looking at the image of the phone it looks like the Bluboo X9 could be a neat alternative to the Ulefone Paris, especially if want something with a little more RAM and are after fingerprint security.

The main selling points of the Bluboo are a CNC machined metal frame, TouchID scanner on the rear, 3GB RAM, 8-core Mediatek MT6753 chipset, 5 mega-pixel front camera and 13 mega-pixel rear. The 5-inch display is a FHD panel with 2.5D curve and is made from Asahi glass.

Bluboo X9 intro video

Bluboo don’t mention when the phone will go on sale but they do say that a reseller price of just $149.99 has been finalised.

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16 Comments

  1. Nilzie
    December 15, 2015

    Why this over the xtouch?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      December 15, 2015

      exactly.

  2. Joel Adames
    December 15, 2015

    looks a lot like the ECOO E05 that ecoo did not manage to pull off…

    any word on the XTOUCH PRO ???

    • Tony Lee
      December 15, 2015

      it really has the same looks as ECOO E05

  3. balcobomber25
    December 15, 2015

    Not a bad looking device, rest of the specs are pretty standard for this price range but the fingerprint is a nice bonus.

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    December 15, 2015

    still waiting for the Xtouch review ?!
    wth happened to that promising package of a phone !

    • mersault
      December 15, 2015

      As I read on other site (forum.xda-developers.com) it’s quite a disappointment…

      • Muhammad Yasir
        December 15, 2015

        aww man 🙁

        • theozanhan
          December 15, 2015

          The rear panel,bluboo says is glass but… After review(avaible on youtube by an xda user) the rear panel is glossy plastic. Liar the bluboo!

          • mersault
            December 15, 2015

            Not only that…battery capacity is questionable, touchscreen problems, poor fingerprint sensor, average photos with blurry edges,…
            I had big hopes for that phone, but obviously I’ll have to wait for another phone

            • theozanhan
              December 15, 2015

              Zte axon mini and honor 7i are good. But axon mini premium for 350-400$ is very good

            • Tony Lee
              December 15, 2015

              i think it has mant steps need to walk to improve the using experience.

            • reb
              December 16, 2015

              Battery capacity is real: 3000mAh.
              Touchscreen problema not in mine.
              Fingerprint sensor works good (9/10), you only have to delete & save your fingerprint again. Or, as I recommend to every chinese mobile, record 2-3 times the same fingerprint to increase the performance exponentially.
              Average photos/blurry edge with the stock camera app. With fxcamera, Google camera, lenovo camera, etc they are much much better. They need optimization (software). But you are right to point on that problem because the blurry edges could also be the use of a cheap optics (hardware)… Camera is, as always on 95% of these devices price range, good on daylight, average (to bad) with no light.

              For the price (not the 170-180$ official, I mean the real 115-140$ that we paid on igogo, black Friday, or 11.11, etc) is a real good device.
              Premium, good looking, fast…
              Negative points: no fast charge, no cristal on back, camera (to check).

          • Muhammad Yasir
            December 15, 2015

            horrifying !

            i was genuinely thinking of going for the xtouch OR the x9
            but i guess i’ll wait it out for the Lenovo k4 note !

  5. theozanhan
    December 15, 2015

    Back cover what material is? Plastic or metal?

  6. Arturo Caceres
    December 18, 2015

    bluboo sucks dont even waste your time on this company real serius companies like xiaomi doogee meizu etc chinese phones are cheap why look for cheaper wich sucks oh i forgot bluboo is beyond your life so means you wont get your xtouch jajaja i cancel my order already