Watch as the Bluboo Xtouch gets hammered

Watch as the Bluboo Xtouch gets hammered
The Bluboo Xtouch, which can be pre-ordered from the manufacturer for an amazingly low $99 (regular price is $149, which is still unbelievable), has just had its screen improved. Over at Bluboo, they added .5mm to the Gorilla Glass 3 screen to make it even more sturdy. How much sturdier can it be? How about sturdy enough for Bluboo to take a slab of concrete, cover the phone with it, and then slam the slab hard enough to break the concrete in two. The result? The screen remains pristine.

Just to show that this was no fluke, the Bluboo guys did it a second time, with still no damage done to the screen. Bolstering the protection of Gorilla Glass is something that we saw this past summer with the Doogee Valencia2 Y100. On that phone, the Gorilla Glass was extended by .8mm, and that handset was used by the company to crack a number of walnuts. Like Doogee discovered before enhancing the Valencia2 Y100, Bluboo engineers found that the 2.5D glass on the Xtouch could not survive a fall without improving on the protection afforded by Gorilla Glass.

Bluboo has quite a nice spec'd phone here, equipped with a 5-inch screen carrying 2.5D glass, and a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. The MediaTek MT6753 SoC under the hood, brings an octa-core CPU. 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM is inside along with 32GB of expandable native memory. The Sony IMX214 sensor is found in the rear-facing 13MP camera, and the front-facing 8MP snapper will handle selfies and video chats. A 3050mAh battery powers the phone, including the fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. The back cover is made with 3D glass, and Android 5.1 comes with the phone out of the box.

Check out the Bluboo Xtouch getting hammered not once, but twice, by clicking on the video below.



source: Bluboo

FEATURED VIDEO

9 Comments

1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Impressive. SAMSUNG,LG, APPLE STEP UP....

6. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

This is pointless Ill never hit my phone with a hammer... This test should be valid only for rudge-type phones like the ones from Cat.

9. levie003

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

i don't think so, even not rudged phone, it's also needed to people that your phone should stand more impact of droping during nomal using.

7. levie003

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

i think they just want to show how hard the phone screen is, compared with the video of Droid Turb 2, i think they target to the same point to let people know their selling point on screen. good test :)

10. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

great screen, good specs for such a measly price!

11. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

That screen is so dim. Lol

12. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Did they do this test with a regular phone and the screen broke? I don't think so. By placing the concrete block on top of the screen they distribute the force of the hammer strike over the whole screen and bezel. The concrete breaks because it has a point load of the hammer striking it and concrete is brittle without reinforcement. This test is a gimmick.

13. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Yup, lame. it's just like a magic show. I thought he wanted to hit it directly with the hammer.

14. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

It's meant to attrack alot of youtubers. hence earn MONEY

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.