If you are a fan of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge but you can’t or don’t want to spend a lot of money on a smartphone, you should take a look at the Bluboo Edge: the device costs $139.99 - with a pre-sale price of $129.99 - and, besides that, has more to offer than a curved edge display.
The times when a person had to have several hundred dollars in hand for a good smartphone are long gone. Some devices in the lower price segment already come with hardware that was high-end two years ago, and still provides good performance today. For example, the Bluboo Edge – which strongly resembles the Galaxy S7 Edge visually – only costs $139.99.
Like the Galaxy S7 Edge, the left and right sides of the mobile phone’s display are curved, and it is protected with Gorilla Glass 4. Although the screen is “only” HD – that is, 1280 x 720 pixels – content on its 5.5-inch display is sufficiently sharp. To recognize individual pixels, one would have to hold the mobile phone, with its pixel size of 269 ppi, almost directly in front of their nose. The advantage of the HD resolution – compared to QHD or UHD, as with some current flagship devices – is the fact that fewer pixels benefits the runtime. In combination with the 2,600 mAh battery, the Bluboo Edge should easily get through the day, even with very heavy usage.
The display is an OGS panel from Sharp. OGS is the abbreviation for “One Glass Solution” and stands for a thinner design than conventional screens, but also for richer colors and better contrast. The dual-layer touch panel supports 5-point multi-touch, allowing up to five fingers to be detected simultaneously. The Bluboo Edge can be operated with wet fingers or with gloves.
The manufacturer has been inspired by the Galaxy S7 Edge not only in terms of design and display, but also in terms of the home button: a fingerprint scanner is set in this for the protection of the smartphone from unauthorized access. According to the manufacturer, this has a reaction time of 0.1 seconds. A quad-core Mediatek 6737 processor, with a maximum clock rate of 1.3 GHz per core, is used in the metal frame phone. In conjunction with 2 GB of memory, one can expect no wonders in terms of performance, but nevertheless a decent and satisfying work speed. The 16 GB of internal memory can be expanded with a micro SD card by up to 256 GB.
Sony is responsible for the sensors in the cameras. The resolution of the one on the back with LED flash and autofocus is 13 MP; the selfie cam on the front has 8 MP. The Bluboo Edge can accommodate two SIM cards and certain LTE networks. The mobile phone runs Android 6.0. Further technical data includes Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi in the 802.11b/g/n standards and GPS.
The heart rate monitor from the Blueboo Edge lets you monitor your health easily. Check your heart rate anytime and track it to see how your health is progressing. Improve your health and ensure you keep progressing with your fitness goals.
Bluboo has set a pre-sale price of $129.99 for its Edge display mobile phone, and recorded 30,000 pre-orders in the first week. Meanwhile, the smartphone is sold regularly for $139.99. For a small bag of money, you can get a smartphone with decent equipment, and the cool look of the Galaxy S7 Edge with curved display.