Bluboo S8 Review & Price: the Samsung Galaxy S8 Look-alike

A while back, the design of BLUBOO S8 was revealed in this leak. The BLUBOO S8 is the upgraded version of the BLUBOO S8 lite. When the smartphone finally got its launch into the market, it presented what we anticipated. Furthermore, the technical specifications of the smartphone literally give it off as a cheap smartphone with a critical mission. And that mission is to outshine the rest of the pack. So, stay tuned as I proudly present to you the review of this awesome piece from BLUBOO – the BLUBOO S8 smartphone.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

As revealed in the BLUBOO S8 design article, the back cover of the smartphone is a major selling point. Its IML electroplating technology drags out excellent multi-colour effects to the visuals and also provides scratch resistance. The halo and the lines further contribute to its aesthetic let alone its soft feel. The frontal has no side bezels while the top bezel camps the front camera and the earpiece. The rear dual camera and fingerprint spring out in a very cool vertical format. Fully wrapped in metal, it has three colour options which are: Black, Gold and Blue.

BLUBOO S8 variants

The smartphone has an incredibly large 5.7 inches HD+ display. Its IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen has a pixel density of 282 ppi with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The display has the 2.5D Curved Glass screen and the multi-touch input. The display has a large display area of 83.8% screen-to-body ratio.

HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND MEMORY

The chipset on the smartphone is the MediaTek MT6750T. Powering the BLUBOO S8 is an ARM Cortex-A53 that clocks at 1.5GHz. The CPU has 8 cores and make use of the 28nm process technology. The graphics production is handled by a four-cored ARM Mali-T860 MP2. BLUBOO S8 runs on the out of box Android v7.0 Nougat OS. Multi-tasking on the smartphone is taken care of by a big 3GB RAM. The internal storage on the smartphone has 32GB capacity and can be extended to a marveling 256GB if a microSD card.

CAMERA AND CONNECTIVITY

The camera on the smartphone is a triple camera setup (dual at the rear and a single cam at the front). The front camera has an 8MP shooter for taking selfies. The dual rear camera setup has a primary 16MP snapper and a secondary 3MP snapper. A dual-LED flash is what serves the brightening effect from the rear. 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA and 4G LTE are the cellular connectivity agent present on the smartphone.

SENSORS AND BATTERY

A fingerprint sensor is located at the rear for security purposes. Ambient light sensor, accelerometer and proximity sensor are the other sensors present on the smartphone. A non-removable Lithium Polymer 3,450mAh battery is the duration stronghold of the smartphone. Fast charge technology makes the battery charge quickly.

BLUBOO S8 Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model BLUBOO S8
Announced 25th June, 2017
Released Yes
Status Available

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network WCDMA : 900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network FDD-LTE: 1/ 3 / 7 / 8 / 20
SIM Type Nano SIM
SIM Count Dual SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 300 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 149.5*70.6*8.4mm
Weight 207 g
Body Material Metal
Colours Black, Blue, Gold

Display

Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.7” HD+
Resolution 1440 * 720 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~283 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch input, Scratch Resistant, 2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary Display No

Camera

Primary 16 + 3 MP
Image Yes
Video 1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama camera with LED flash
Flash Yes, Dual-LED flash
Secondary 8 MP

Software

Operating System Android OS, 7.0 Nougat OS
User Interface Yes
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Chipset MediaTek MT6737
CPU Octa core 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU ARM Mali-T860 MP2
RAM (Memory) 3 GB RAM
Internal Storage 32 GB
Card Slot Expandable to 256GB
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Micro USB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a

Battery

Battery Type Li-Poly Battery
Capacity 3,450  mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Standby Up to 387 hours
Talk Time Up to 35.4 hours
Music Play Up to 82.9 hours

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM

Media

Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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PRICE

BLUBOO S8 is priced at $140.

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