The dual camera setup trend is surely going to be one of the highlights of 2017 in the smartphone world. This time around we take a look at the Bluboo D1 that comes with a first of its kind two dual camera setup – dual cameras at front and back.
Besides the dual camera feature of the D1, the affordable pricing of this device is something worth mentioning. You can get this device for less than $80 from most online stores. Let’s take a dive into the many other exciting features that this device offers.
Design & Display
For a cheap device, the Bluboo D1 design is amazingly great. This device comes with a metal unibody build made of aircraft aluminum alloy. The look and feel of this smartphone shout “premium” all the way, and you’ll be surprised to know that the Bluboo D1 actually costs less than $80. In addition, the device is quite comfortable to hold because of the subtle svelte build. The Bluboo D1 measures only 8mm thin and 167 grams heavy.
You have a fingerprint sensor at the back of the device with a fast unlocking speed of 0.1seconds. The fingerprint sensor can recognize fingerprints in 360 degrees and can store up to 5 different fingerprints. Also at the back of the D1 are two micro SIM card slots as well as a dedicated microSD card slot.
The display on the Bluboo D1 is a 5.0” HD IPS display. Since the display is a 720p one (1280 x 720 pixels resolution), the pixel density is 294PPI.
Hardware, OS & Performance
For a 2017 device, the Bluboo D1 really disappointed as it features the old MTK6580A chipset. This chipset with a quad core 1.3GHz CPU which is paired with 2gigs of RAM and 16GB of ROM. However, this is quite justifiable by the price of the device – since it’s in the low-end spectrum of smartphones. You can also increase the internal storage space to 256GB via a microSD card.
Surprisingly, the Bluboo D1 comes running with the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS. Running apps on this device can be smooth for most casual apps and games, but it’s performance is sure to throttle down on heavy, intensive games.
For photography, the Bluboo D1 uses a dual camera setup at both the front and back – a first of its kind. There’s an 8MP and 2MP combination for the rear dual camera setup and another dual camera setup of 5MP + 0.3MP combination at the front.
Normally, the rear camera only makes use of the 8MP sensor for capturing images. If you want to use the 2MP sensor in combination with the 8MP, then you’ll need to switch to the “DSLR” mode which allows you to experience the “bokeh” effect. The same can also be achieved with the dual front camera setup.
Other interesting features of the cameras are the selfie softlight and breathing light effects that help to produce beautiful images.
Battery & Connectivity
There’s a removable 2600mAh Li-Po battery in the Bluboo D1. This ensures that you can replace the battery when it runs. The average standby time on the Bluboo D1 is about 12.5days for both 3G and 2G. The included charger is rated at 5V/1A, which is pretty much a regular charger.
Battery on the Bluboo D1 is somewhat on the average side. The device’s battery capacity is pegged at 2600mAh, which should deliver you just through the day.
The Bluboo D1 unfortunately has no 4G connectivity support. However, you get the Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi support, and 3G connectivity present.
- 5” HD IPS display
- MediaTek MT6580A with 1.3GHz quad core CPU and Mali-400 GPU
- 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
- Android 7.0 Nougat OS
- Dimensions: 139 x 70 x 8mm
- Weight: 167 grams
- 8MP+2MP rear cameras, 5MP+0.3MP selfie cameras
For a really affordable price and a premium package, the Bluboo D1 will be a great deal. If you are a photography enthusiast and you want a device that offers a great value for money, then you definitely need to add this device to your bucket list.