Review: Great on paper, but not in real life
Over the past few months, we witnessed a flood of Asian budget phablets with impressive specs over, but a number of companies are now shifting their attention to compact 5-inch models. The reason is simple: there are just too many phablets out there and smaller 5-inch models are more popular in western markets.
Bluboo’s Xtouch is one of these quasi-flagship designs. It’s a 5-inch phone based on a MediaTek octa-core processor, backed by 3GB of RAM. It’s also got ample storage in the form of a 32GB eMMC 5.0 unit. As an added differentiator, Bluboo decided to integrate a fingerprint scanner on the home button.
The phone boasts a 450-nit JDI 1080p display, capable of covering 95% of the NTSC colour gamut. The display is protected by a pane of scratch resistant 2.5D glass.
The Xtouch boasts 13- and 5-megapixel cameras based on Sony and OmniVision sensors respectively.
The whole package weighs 158 grams, which quite a lot for a 5-incher. However, it features a 3050mAh battery, which justifies the extra weight to some extent. Not bad for a phone that sells for $179 with free shipping, but let's take a closer look.