Bluboo S1: budget-friendly alternative to Mi Mix

The bezel-less trend is taking the world of smartphones by storm. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Xiaomi Mi Mix, LG G6, etc. popularized the concept with consumers around the globe. There is no doubt that all of them are great, but their high prices might not comply with everyone’s budget. But here, you may find that bezel-less smartphones don’t necessarily have to be expensive, because of the emergence of Bluboo S1.

Design

Bluboo S1 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p Arc screen with a outstanding bezel-less feature. Though there is a chin on the bottom, the phone manages to achieve a large screen-to-body ratio nonetheless. In terms of the physical properties, the BLUBOO S1 measures at 148.6 x 74.3 x 7.9 mm and weighs in at 175 grams. It is both shorter and narrower, though, a bit thicker than a iPhone 7 Plus. Now, there are only black and white cover color options available for sale.
Bluboo S1 from GearBest

Configuration

In terms of hardware, Bluboo S1 is powered by an octa-core Mediatek Helio P25 clocked at 2.5 GHz, coupled with 4GB or 6GB RAM, and respectively with 64GB or 128GB of ROM. Both versions are support an external storage up to 256GB. The 3,500 mAh battery provides ample time between charges. Equipped with a front camera of 8.0Mp for selfie and a dual rear camera of 16.0MP + 3.0MP which allows for shallow depth-of-field and bokeh effects. Similar with Xiaomi Mi Mix, the 8MP front camera locates on the chin of the S1, which also hosts the physical home button that doubles down as a fingerprint scanner.
[wpsm_column size=”one-half”]Bluboo S1 rear camera[/wpsm_column][wpsm_column size=”one-half” position=”last”]bluboo-s1-front-camera[/wpsm_column]

Antutu and Geekbench 3 Benchmark Scores

In order to better understand the performance of Bluboo S1, now let’s take a look at some benchmark scores of it. The first test was Antutu benchmark test. It scored 58,743 points on the Antutu benchmark. While on Geekbench 3, it scores 939 points on Single-core test and 4,650 points on Multi-core test.
[wpsm_column size=”one-half”]Bluboo S1 antutu test results[/wpsm_column][wpsm_column size=”one-half” position=”last”]bluboo_s1_geekbench 3[/wpsm_column]

Pricing

Compared to the price of Xiaomi Mi Mix ($665.69), the pricing of Blueboo S1 is at just $189.99 on GearBest flash sale. Considering the price point, it’s very affordable for those who are interested in Mi Mix but lack of budgets.

Bluboo S1 Coupons

As other popular smartphones, GearBest will offer coupons for Bluboo S1 sometimes. Just stay tuned with us we will surely update you with more news and coupons about the Blueboo S1.

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