Bluboo have finally launched their bezel-less Bluboo S1 and we now have the official first impressions coming from the company. The handset features a 90% screen-to-body ratio, it’s a good performer and quite affordable as well.
BLUBOO S1 Specifications
- Full display design,90% screen-to-body ratio
- Helio P25 octa-core processor
- Sony Dual rear cameras: 16.0MP+3.0MP
- Massive storage: 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM expandable up to 256GB
- SHARP 5.5” FHD display protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
- LTE CAT6 support
- 0.1s front touch access
- 3500 lithium-ion polymer battery & fast charge
- Double-sided 2.5D Curved Design
- OTG connection
- Type C Port
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Nano SIM+Nano SIM/SD Card
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- Available in Piano Black and Pearl White
BLUBOO S1 Official First Impressions
The Bluboo S1 comes with a beautiful tri-bezel-less 5.5-inch Full HD display made by Sharp, coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The back of the phone is made of organic glass which is very reflective and has a mirror-like finish. Meanwhile the frame is made of an organic reinforced plastic which feels like ceramic but it’s very light and comfortable.
Above the display we find a thin bezel with the speaker grill, the camera front-facing camera has been moved to the bottom, next to the home button / fingerprint scanner.
Hardware wise, the Bluboo S1 is well packed with the previously mentioned MediaTek Helio P25 clocked at 2.5GHz which allowed the phone to score 60151 on AnTuTu. You also get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory (expandable up to 256GB) for a smooth user experiences and no worries about running out of storage. With these specs the S1 is able to play pretty much any game on the Play Store without any problems.
As far as cameras are concerned, the Bluboo S1 comes with a dual camera setup composed of a main 16MP Sony camera to snap “ordinary” photos and a secondary 3.0MP shooter to log depth into and create photos with bokeh effect, both cameras get some help in low light situations from the built-in dual LED flash. The selfie camera is instead 8MP and placed at the bottom right of the phone.
Bluboo’s S1 should be able to get a full day of autonomy with heavy use thanks to its 3500mAh battery. The battery can be fully charged in less than 90 minutes and can get you 28 hours of continuous calls, 36 hours of music and 22 hours of video playing.
Lastly, the Bluboo S1 runs Android 7.0 Nougat for a smoother performance. With the latest Google OS you’ll be able to enjoy features such as improved fluency, enhanced data flow control and split-screen multitasking. The OS comes with a customized UI made by Bluboo to give it a nicer look, but there is no bloatware, just weather widgets and some more.
In conclusion, the Bluboo S1 is a really good looking smartphone with overall good hardware for the price. Price is also what makes this phone really tempting as it only costs just above $150. You can learn more about the Bluboo S1 on the official website.
Disclaimer: This is the official portrayal of the phone’s features, it does not reflect our testing.