Bluboo is not as famous as manycompetitors. So far, she has released only 5 smartphone models. The X550 smartphone was introduced in May, after which it appeared in online stores. It would seem noname. Nevertheless, the advantage of the device is not only in 4G support, but also in its large battery capacity, and most importantly, in low cost. Who cares welcome you under the cat…
See the specifications for this phablet:
? 5.5-inch IPS OGS screen with a resolution of 1280 * 720 pixels
? MT6735 Quad-core 64-bit processor supporting 4G LTE networks
? GPU accelerator Mali-T720
? 2 GB RAM
? 16 GB ROM + support for an external memory card up to 32 GB
? BSI 8MP rear main camera
? 2 megapixel front camera
? support - OTG
? Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system
? 5300 mAh battery
? WIFI, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 n / g / b / a, GPS
? GSM 850/900/1800/1900
? WCDMA 850/900/2100
? FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600
? Gravity Sensor, Touch Sensor, Infrared Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor
? body colors - white and gray
? overall dimensions 148 * 78 * 9.3 mm
? weight 186 g.
Packaging and equipment The device comes in such a black cardboard box
The back side lists the main technical specifications of the smartphone.
In addition to the smartphone itself, the package includes:
? silicone protective "bumper"
? additional protective film on the screen (one is already pasted)
? microUSB cable
? OTG cable
? instruction in English
5v 2 amp charger.
microUSB and OTG cable
Appearance of the device
More recently, a diagonal of 4.5 was considered large, but now the standard is 5.5 inches. This is the size of the diagonal of this smartphone.
The front end is typical of Android devices. Along the perimeter of the smartphone there is a stylish chrome trim, which gives it the appearance of “expensive” (although in fact it is a well-painted plastic).
There is a speaker on top, there is a front-facing video camera and 2 sensors - illumination and proximity level.
Between the sensors and the camera there is an event indication LED that will remind you of missed calls and SMS.
Below we see three touch buttons located in a non-standard sequence - “Back”, “Home” and “Menu”. The buttons are not highlighted.
Matte plastic back panelwhite, there is a camera of 8 megapixels. It stands out a little above the surface. Nearby is an LED flash without a characteristic blue tint.
At the bottom of the lid there are slots for two speakers, although only one is installed in the smartphone.
At the top end you can see the 3.5 headphone jack and microUSB connector.
At the bottom there is only a microphone hole.
Volume controls and the power button are located on the right. They are made of the same plastic as the device case.
There are no controls on the left side.
This smartphone has a non-removable battery. Structurally made in a metal shell. There is support for two SIM cards, but one of them must be in microSIM format. Support for 4G is transferred to the "full-sized" SIM-card. The slot for it is placed very conveniently, the card is easy to insert and remove.
The mass of the smartphone is 190 grams, which is quite a lot. For example, THL 5000 has a weight of only 165 grams, this difference is felt.
Screen The matrix of this display has a resolution1280x720 pixels with HD support. This is a very balanced combination, pixel “graininess” is almost not felt. Thanks to IPS support, the viewing angles of this matrix are almost equal to 180 degrees. Visibility at these angles is very good.
I note a rich and juicy "picture"
Five-touch multi-touch as a control. In bright sunny weather, the display works well.
What I really liked was the flexible adjustment of the screen using MiraVision technology.
OS, shell As it is written on brochures, this smartphone is controlled by Android 5.1 OS - the latest version, code-named Lollipop.
Fortunately, the X550 is not oversaturated with software. It has only what is really needed.
Of the additional features worth notingSmart Wake wireless update feature. Thanks to it, you can turn on one or another application by indicating the desired symbol on the display. With a diagonal size of more than 5 inches, this is a very useful feature.
According to manufacturers, the smartphone has 16 GB. built-in memory divided into two parts, but it is less. About 12 gigabytes remain.
Hardware Testing In Augustof the previous year, the announcement of a new MT6735 chip from MediaTek took place. 9 months after that, smartphones in the budget price range began to be manufactured on the basis of the chip.
Antutu Test Resultsmodest, but we must take into account that we are dealing with a "state employee". If you compare this smartphone with its counterparts, then in terms of speed it is similar to the first version of Asus Zenfone5.
Let's look at the detailed information about iron.
Information about the smartphone in the CPU-Z application.
Launch Epic Citadel. At maximum quality (Ultra), the smartphone produced 23 frames per second,
at high quality - 48 frames per second.
Vellamo test also revealed a modestX550 performance. But once again we recall that this is a "state employee". The chipset, although new, is far from optimal in design. In general, real performance is checked in game mode and in video.
AnTuTu 3DRating Benchmark
X550 Wireless Frequencyseveral LTE networks (ranges - 800, 1800, 2600 MHz) supported in Russia, so I think there should be no problems with high-speed Internet (in any case, in large cities).
4G from the megaphone.
Bluetooth is working fine, receiving a signal via WiFi is also completely satisfied. Even with a concrete wall between the smartphone and the router, the signal is stable. There is support for 5 GHz wifi.
Frequency support from the engineering menu.
It is worth noting that the smartphone is implementedHotknot technology. This is when two screens are next to each other, then one of the devices begins to act as a transmitter, and the other as a receiver.
Hot Knot allows you to perform the same actions that you can perform using NFC, such as:
? Transfer and exchange photos and videos
? Contact data exchange: website addresses, telephone contacts, social media contacts, etc.
? Exchange Application Data
? Mobile Payment Transactions
? Enabling Bluetooth sync, Wi-Fi connections and other services.
In order for this technology to work, bothphones must support Hot Knot and be in close proximity to each other (within at least one centimeter). Unfortunately, I don’t have such a second device and I can’t test it.
GPS In this unit, as in many others,There is a GPS sensor. Alas, like other smartphones on MTK processors, this device does not receive a signal well, it takes a long time to start (about 10 minutes). As a result, the smartphone found only a few satellites.
There is a video on the network where this unit is tested in a car, and this test gives a good result, but in my circumstances it turned out to be much lower.
Sound On the smartphone case there is an inscription3D-sound, there are two holes for the speakers. In fact, there is only one speaker, and I did not find any three-dimensional sound. But the sound is clear, but in my opinion there is not enough volume. If you compare the Xiaomi Redmi 2 that I use now, then the X550 has a significantly lower sound. There are no complaints about the spoken speaker and microphone. In the sound menu there is a system for improving the volume, but turning them on I did not notice much difference.
Battery Battery capacity (5300 mA / h) is one of the main advantages of the device. How much does the claimed number correspond to reality?
Testing your smartphone with a battery test fromAntutu, Got a result equal to 14296 "parrots". This is a very worthy result. Even the THL 5000 has only 9,000 units. After the test, I decided to test it in practice.
Charging 100%, I began to actively useAll applications, including GPS, set the screen brightness to 70%. As a result, only after 3.5 days had to be charged again. With a more gentle mode, you can do without charging up to 5-6 days. There is also a very useful “trick”, the smartphone can be used as a Power Bank and charge other mobile devices from it. To do this, use OTG and usb cables.
Games I do not really like games, but they are a good criterion for evaluating the performance of a smartphone. Tested on two games.
Asphalt 8. The game is going fine, but at medium settings.
GANGSTAR VEGAS I did not observe problems.
CameraWhat camera can a budget model have? As a rule, their quality leaves much to be desired. This smartphone is more likely an exception. It has an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera. The software is standard, there is an HDR mode, there is an effective adjustment of the white balance, color filters, etc.
I post the photos, it's up to you to judge their quality.
In macro mode, I especially liked it.
For lovers of this quality and the mentioned features, I think it is quite enough.
Although everyone has different needs.
OTG Technology Support
Conclusion I think you should pay attention to thissmartphone. For only $ 159 you get a device with 4G support and a battery capacity of 5300 mAh - you are unlikely to find a second such option. IPS has already become the standard, but bright and rich colors with a wide viewing angle are pleasantly surprising. Perhaps the X550's performance will seem low, but it was enough for me for everyday work. Of the obvious disadvantages, I note a weak GPS reception, rare errors in the operation of the proximity sensor. In addition, when talking, the screen sometimes randomly turns on.
Maybe these shortcomings will be fixed in updates, or maybe not.
The device rather pleased, except for these shortcomings.
Thanks for attention!
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