Bezel-less Bluboo S1 compared against Samsung S8


Bluboo S1

Upcoming tri-bezel-less Bluboo S1 often gets compared to the Xiaomi Mi Mix, because it’s clearly a phone heavily influenced and inspired by this model. Bluboo brass think that the S1 can offer a cheaper alternative to the extremely expensive Xiaomi piece and are not afraid to promote it like that. But what happens when it takes on even heavier weight in Samsung S8 ?

It’s quite clear that these phones are from different galaxies hardware-wise, but on the other hand the same can be said about the price. And Bluboo S1 can claim some small victories thanks to higher 90 % screen-to-body ratio or 3500 mAh battery. For the better idea check out the following table with the specs :

Model Samsung S8 BLUBOO S1
CPU Exynos 8895 Octa-Core 2.3GHz, 1.7GHz MTK Helio P25 Octa Core 2.5GHz
GPU Mali™-G71 MP20 ARM Mali-T880 MP2
RAM+ROM 4GB+64GB 4GB+64GB/6GB+128GB
Camera 8.0MP front cam+12.0MP main cam 8.0MP front cam+ dual rear cameras (16.0MP +3.0MP)

DSLR-quality depth-of-field effect

Display 5.8” FullHD+/ WQHD+ SUPER AMOLED 2960 x 1440 5.5“ SHARP FHD
Battery 3000mAh

Talk time up to 20 hours (3G)

Music play up to 67 hours

3500mAh

Talk time up to 24 hours (3G)

Music play up to 80 hours

Fingerprint Rear Fingerprint scanner Front Fingerprint sensor
SD Card Extend up to 256GB Micro SD (TF) up to 256GB Micro SD (TF)
Design Infinity Display

83.6% screen-to-body ratio

immersive full display

Tri-bezel-less design

90% Screen-to-body Ratio

Double-sided 2.5D Curved Design

Dimensions 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm 148.6X74.3X7.9mm
Weight 155g 175g
Price $724.99 $150

Bluboo S1 will hit the market in June and with the $150 projected price tag it will most certainly be an appealing device for the budget-minded bezel-less lovers. You can find more about the phone model on the official website.

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6 Comments

  1. Vulcano
    June 8, 2017

    When you look at Screen to body ratio and Dimensions you will find out, that BluBoo is bullshitting people and that Samsung is even better..sad to say that, Im not a Samsung fan at all..But looks like impressive phone anyway..

  2. Charl
    June 8, 2017

    How you dare compare youself with Samsung. You should compare youself with DOOGEE MIX and the new one on the list, the whatever Maze Alpha. But not Samsung, please!

    • Nicolas Marshall
      June 11, 2017

      Justify this comment

  3. June 9, 2017

    Something doesn’t add up with the Bluboo’s dimensions. How can it have a smaller display than Samsung’s S8 (5.5 vs 5.8), be the same height (148 mm) yet be a full 6 mm wider (74.3 vs S8’s 68.1?? If it is wider than the S8 with a smaller display, it must have side bezels. The width is comparable to conventional 5.5 inch phones with full bezels, many are around 75 mm wide. The old LG G3, also a 5.5 inch phone, was 74.6 mm wide for example. If Bluboo’s listed dimensions are accurate, they’ve missed the point which is to make the phone narrower by cutting side bezels, hence easier to hold despite having a relatively large display.

    • Nicolas Marshall
      June 11, 2017

      5,5″ is the diagonal. The screen on the bluboo is “squarer”, so it might add up. But it’s true they’ve missed the point of making the phone narrower.

  4. June 9, 2017

    Here’s the thing though, the Bluboo is WAY too wide. S8 wins, hands down because a narrower phone will be easier to hold.