The newest trend in phones is dual cameras. It seems like every phone released so far in 2017, bar the Samsung Galaxy S8, has a dual camera. These new camera setups are designed to pull more light into low-light photos, add more detail, and a better bokeh effect.
While the Apple iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 7 Plus may have set the trend of high-priced phones featuring the cameras, you don’t have to shell out a ton of money to get your hands on a phone with a dual-camera. Today, we’re talking about the Bluboo D1, a $70 Android device that has dual cameras, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a quad-core processor. Now, we’ve been trained to think that higher price = better, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. To demonstrate that fact, Bluboo passed along a few pictures taken with its own Bluboo D1 and the Huawei Mate 9.
To give you an idea of the hardware we’re working with here, the Bluboo D1 has an 8MP main lens with a 2MP lens to collect depth and the Huawei Mate 9 has a 12MP RGB sensor with a 20MP monochrome sensor to let in as much light as possible.
At first glance, can you really tell much of a difference? I certainly can’t pick out small difference until I got pretty close to my screen. The Mate 9 provides a little bit better detail and has better color representation, but the Bluboo D1 looks damn good too.
Again, not a ton of difference here. Regardless of how the D1 does in comparison to the Mate 9, it does an excellent job for a phone that costs less than a nice steak dinner.