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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11 Comments

1. levie003

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

this phone seems great! just Googled its detailed infomations and features, i found it's very interesting to see a $149-$179 smartphone so amazing. even though its Mt6753 CPU not such attractive than before, but it seems Bluboo is trying to producing a smartphone with great balance between price and features. look forward to see the real performance of this phone !

2. andrewcen

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Good test, very cheap price , reserve to buy as the specs is ok, 3+32 , octa-core 5'' screen with 2.5D glass

3. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

If we want to live in a world where we can just forget about blazing fast processors and amazing specs and just buy a good solid phone, this is the one. Processor does its job even though its not flagship level. But of course most of us readers will expect more but me personally would love to use this as my family driver. Its very sexy I'm not gonna lie.

4. tonyv13

Posts: 97; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Nice for 170$ am I the only one who mute the video to watch it?? Lol

5. levie003

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

why mute it ?

6. djdrex1997

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Silento? Really? The phone is cool and all but the song pulled the whole video together.

7. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Dang another great phone that would be perfect for my mom. Too bad it doesn't use CDMA. Dang you Verizon.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

$149 for 5inch 1080p, 3GB RAM, 3050 mAh battery, 32GB+microSD slot. and survive droptest? lol, i dont need this phone but somehow i really want to buy it (also those processor and camera is good enough, change the price to $250, and it will be good mid-ranger or, maybe they can make flagship spec device at $250 :D )

9. vaha7

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 29, 2015

I have now bluboo xfire. Good low-cost phone ($84) with perfect screen, 4G, good gaming and long battery life. If XTouch have price $149 is cool. If $99 it's unbelievable.

11. Tech-8816

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

When will the Bluboo Xtouch reach to $99, just tell me, vaha7, I am going to buy it at that price. haha...

10. cleatglitch

Posts: 155; Member since: May 25, 2013

would...phone to tick

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