Bluboo XFire 4G smartphone

Last Updated: 1/8/2016

Bluboo Xfire- Introduction

Bluboo Xfire is a 4G LTE Android Lollipop smartphone that costs is just $83.99 from GearBest. The Bluboo Xfire looks good for a budget phone.

Bluboo Xfire- Design

Bluboo’s Xfire design

The Bluboo Xfire looks good for a budget phone. It ships with a smart case not too different to the LG G3’s Quick Circle case, with a silicone rear cover and a front flap that has a circular window by which you can see a clock face.

Overall Bluboo Xfire is built entirely from plastic, which keeps down weight, but it’s clear that this isn’t a premium phone. The removable rear panel – plus 2750mAh removable battery – is a good touch, but also available in blue or white it has a grippy, chequered texture, plus an anodised pink camera surround.

Bluboo Xfire- Display

Bluboo’s Xfire display

With a 5 inch screen and an 8.8mm-thick body, this is a big phone, though its slim bezels to the screen’s left and right make it just about manageable in a single hand. The screen itself is an IPS panel. While colors are realistic and it’s usefully bright, a quarter-HD resolution of 960×540 is pushed almost to its limit on a 5.0 in the screen. The Xfire has a pixel density of 200ppi, which isn’t horrendous, but it’s not as sharp as we’d like. For web browsing, it’s nice, but for viewing media you might prefer an HD display.

Bluboo Xfire- Hardware

Bluboo’s Xfire hardware

Bluboo’s Xfire is a plastic phone with a black slab and silver plastic edge. The plastic build also keeps down the weight, and at 149g the it is also a light for an 8.8mm-thick smartphone. At the side, you’ll fins dual speaker grilles at the bottom, a volume rocker and a power switch on the top right side, and a USB charging port and 3.5mm headphone jack on top.

Bluboo Xfire- Performace

Performance wise it is a best budget smartphone int its range. Bluboo’s Xfire performance is due to the phone’s MediaTek MTK6735 SOC, which combine a 1.0 MHz ARM Cortex A-53 quad-core CPU and Mali-T720 MP2 dual-core GPU, plus 1GB of RAM. In the genuine world, performance is sufficient, but it’ll take a second to launch most apps. Overall Performance was also good in GFXBench 3.0, which tests the graphics performance.

Bluboo Xfire- Camera

Bluboo Xfire camera

The cameras themselves are a strong point in this budget smartphone, with 8Mp and a dual-LED flash at the rear, and a 5Mp selfie camera at the front. It’s able to record full-HD video at 30fps, too. An LED flash is also useful for improving low-light performance.

Bluboo Xfire- Software

Bluboo’s Xfire software

It’s running the latest Android version 5.1 Lollipop and Bluboo promises an OTA upgrade to Marshmallow. The implementation differents from vanilla Android only in its display icons, which adopt the form of curved tiles.

Bluboo Xfire- Specification

  • Display: 5.0 inches, qHD IPS Screen
  • CPU: MTK6735 64bit Quad Core, 1.0GHz
  • GPU: Mali-T720
  • System: Android 5.1
  • RAM: 1GB RAM
  • ROM: 8GB ROM
  • Rear camera: 8.0MP
  • Front camera: 5.0MP
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • GPS: Support
  • OTA: Yes
  • SIM type: Dual SIM
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G

Bluboo Xfire- Verdict

Overall Bluboo’s Xfire is the best smartphone in its price range. It is best for you if you trying the first-time smartphone and for a cheap smartphone, the Bluboo Xfire has a lot going for it. It’s fairly fast compared to its similarly priced opponent, it supports 4G and dual-SIM functionality, and the large screen is useful for browsing the web and viewing media.

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