Let’s analyze the Bluboo D2 in this review featuring one of the best budget Chinese smartphones available in 2018
Are you looking for a budget Android phone with a decent camera quality? Check our review of the Bluboo D2 and understand the main hardware aspects of this recently released smartphone.
Bluboo D2: Overview
This is not the first time we feature a Bluboo device on Value Nomad, and we can see that the brand is expanding rapidly. The Bluboo D2 is one of their most recent releases for 2018, and follows the same trend of the other Bluboo models. It is quite beautiful, has decent hardware settings, and most importantly its price is quite cheap.
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Bluboo D2: Design
The first impression of the Bluboo D2 is rather positive. It in fact looks and feels more expensive than it really is, at least when just considering its exterior. Its glossy back side is definitely interesting, following a trend seen in upper end models like the HTC U11.
This budget smartphone is available in three colors. The black and the blue version seem the most appealing to me, yet, there is also a gold version available.
Most of the phone exterior parts are made of plastic, yet, it is well finished. Its weight of 170 grams is comparable to other phones in its price range.
CPU and RAM
Now let’s get to the most important aspect of each smartphone: its hardware. Considering that this Android phone is a budget one, one cannot expect much in terms of benchmark, however it is important that it runs smoothly at least for your daily tasks.
The CPU in this Android phone is the MTK6580A. This quad core processor has a frequency of 1.3 GHz and is used in budget smartphones from other brands as well like Leagoo and Blackview.
Finally this cell phone has 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM. While 1 GB is a bit disappoint, and certainly impacts the overall performance, I consider 8 GB ROM to be enough if you don’t record videos often or need various apps installed.
The Bluboo D2 comes with Android 6.0. Even if this is not the most up-to-date version of the Android, it behaves quite well in this device. You will also not need to worry with updates anytime soon, as virtually all apps are compatible with this version of the operational system.
The screen is a positive factor in our Bluboo D2 review. Its 5.2 inch display has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and the screen is pretty strong since it has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The image quality is pretty sharp for both browsing and videos streaming.
The Bluboo D2 comes with three cameras, however it doesn’t automatically mean it has an amazing photo quality. It offers two rear cameras and two front cameras.
However in the case of this Bluboo smartphone, the image quality is surprisingly good for its price. Its photo quality is better than its video quality, but once again, a positive surprise overall.
Its main back camera has 5.0 megaixels (SW 8.0 MP) which is also the spec for its front camera. The second rear camera has 3.0 MP. It supports Full HD (1080p) video recording.
The battery on the Bluboo D2 is comparable to models in its price range with similar hardware. It has a battery of 3300 mAh, which behaves quite well for most of your usual daily tasks. If you enjoying gaming on your mobile phone however, it will not last for a long time.
On the factory review video, we can see how the Bluboo D2 behaves while streaming a video. The result is pretty satisfactory, check out on the bottom of this post for the video review.
The connectivity is probably the least attractive aspect on the Bluboo D2, as it does not offer 4G support. Other than that its WiFi supports the 802.11b/g/n technology. It also has Bluetooth.
This Bluboo smartphone supports dual SIM cards. being 1 micro SIM card and 1 nano SIM card. The battery however, is non-removable.
Bluboo D2 Alternatives
There are a number of similarly priced which can be a good alternative to the Bluboo D2. Some examples are the Ulefone S7 (read review here), and the Oukitel C8.
If you have a few dozen dollars more to invest, I recommend the Xiaomi 4X (read review here), which supports 4G.
The Bluboo D2 is a budget smartphone with modest aspiration. Considering its price, it is a great option if you use your smart phone for general tasks like messaging, web browsing and calls. Its better than average photo and video quality adds to the device. However, if you do not use it plugged with WiFi, its 3G connection can be disappointing at times.
Pros and Cons
- Budget phone with good specs
- Surprisingly good photo quality
- Beautiful glossy design
- No 4G
- Low RAM
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