Those who are following what’s happening in the smartphone market know there are a few trends. At this moment, all smartphone vendors are offering full-screen devices. But not all of them come in with the same look. Say, the iPhone X and many devices come with a bangs screen. Huawei uses a full-screen technology with narrowed bezels, but there are both the forehead and the chin. Xiaomi still uses a tri-bezel-less design on its Mi MIX series handsets. This approach is considered to be the most innovative. That’s why some manufacturers have chosen it instead of the rest. The Bluboo S1 is among them. It adopts the same design elements as the Xiaomi Mi MIX. But there are some differences as well. So we can state this is a cheaper variant of the Mi MIX. If the latest versions of the latter are priced above $350, you can get your hands on the S1 for $119.99 only. This phone will be yours for the discounted price if using the coupon (code: ITGBMAY88).
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Obviously, the selling point of the Bluboo S1 is its appearance and its screen mainly. The phone sports a 5.5-inch Full HD screen that occupies 90% of the front panel. It is also covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and 2.5D arc glass. The 8MP front camera is placed in the lower right corner like its founding father. But there is also a home button, which lacks in the Mi MIX. As you can guess, the fingerprint reader is hidden under that key. The body is made of glass, while the frame uses metal. Thus, the phone is solid and provides a premium-phone feeling. On the back, we can find a dual-camera using 3MP+16MP sensors combination, but it’s a mid-class camera. So if you are looking for a cheap phone with a good camera, this is not the case.
The Bluboo S1 is packed with a MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core chip clocked at 2.5GHz. It adopts a 16nm FinFET+ process node. Thus, it can provide a smooth and stable performance. The SoC is also coupled with a Mali T880 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a 3500mAh battery. It’s worth mentioning there is no 3.5mm audio jack. But the box includes an adapter.