Review the Bluboo Xtouch to buy the phone for $99.99; will it survive a drop test?

Review the Bluboo Xtouch to buy the phone for $99.99; will it survive a drop test?
Earlier this month, we told you about the Bluboo Xtouch, a premium looking handset available for less than $200. In the wake of yesterday's unveiling of the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 and its shatterproof screen, Bluboo posted a video showing how the Xtouch screen can survive some nasty drops. It might not feature the five-layers of protection used for Moto's ShatterShield, but Bluboo says it counts on Gorilla Glass 3, a specially cut metal frame, and a "U Type" suspended screen to keep the glass from cracking.

The Bluboo Xtouch normally costs $149.99. But the manufacturer has a deal for the first 3000 buyers who send it their review of the device before November 10th. Those "reviewers" will receive a $50 rebate from the company, dropping the price of the phone down to an affordable $99.99.

The handset offers a 5-inch screen with 2.5D glass (the back panel uses 3.0D curved glass) carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That works out to a 441ppi pixel density. Under the hood is the MediaTek MT6753, featuring an octa-core CPU. 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM is inside along with 32GB of expandable native storage. The 13MP rear-facing camera employs Sony's IMX214 sensor, and the 8MP front-facing snapper shoots selfies and handles video chats. A fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button, and a 3050mAh battery keeps the lights on. Android 5.1 is pre-installed.

It sounds like quite a deal for $149.99, and a even better one at $99.99. You can watch the Bluboo Xtouch screen undergo the aforementioned drop test by clicking on the video below. If you're interested in ordering the device, click on the sourcelink.

source: Bluboo via gizChina (1), (2)


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