After the interest of the Mi Mix from Xiaomi, and based on the fast-emerging industry trend, bezel-free phones are becoming quite popular. Once relegated to the high end flagships, the barely there bezel design has made its way to budget-friendly phones.
Let’s take a look at how one of the more well known bezel-free phones, the Xiaomi Mi Mix, stacks up against an upcoming model from Bluboo. Both phones feature the uber-thin design along three edges; the hardware specs shake out below:
Xiao Mi Mix
- Snapdragon 821 Quad Core 2.35GHz
- Adreno 530 GPU
- 4GB RAM+128GB ROM/6GB RAM+256GB ROM, TF Expansion nonsupport
- 6.4 inch Display with FHD resolution;362 PPI; 91.3% screen-to-body ratio;
- 16.0MP rear camera +5.0MP front sensor
- 4400mAh high capacity battery;quick charge 3.0
- Rear Fingerprint Scanner
- Deep black ceramic body
- MIUI8 OS
- MTK Helio P25 Octa Core 2.5GHz
- ARM Mali-T880 MP2
- 4GB RAM+64GB ROM/6GB RAM+128GB ROM, 256GB TF Expansion support
- 5.5 inch SHARP FHD Display;368 PPI; 90% screen-to-body ratio;Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection;
- Five-point multi-touch; Dual-layer touch panel; reacting to wet or gloved hand
- Dual rear camera setup: 16.0MP+3.0MP combo with depth-of-filed effect; 8.0MP front-facing shooter
- 3500mAh Li-polymer Battery;quick charge; 4.4V Battery Core
- Front Fingerprint Scanner, unlocking screen in less than 0.1 second; 360 degree recognition; Recording Five Fingerprints
- Double-sided 2.5D curved glass
- Android 7.0 Nougat
It’s pretty obvious that the Mi Mix is the more powerful of the two phones, but that doesn’t mean the Bluboo doesn’t shine in a few areas. For instance, the S1 offers up dual rear cameras with bokeh effect, 8.0MP front camera, expandable memory support up to 256 GB, dual layer touch panel, wet/gloved controls. Throw in the dual-sided curved glass and the phone is a pleasure to look at and hold.
Where things get really interesting is in the area of price. Consider that the Bluboo S1 is priced at only $150 while the Mi Mix’s retail price comes in around $700. It’s here where you’ll need to figure out whether the money is worth the difference. Do you need that sort of performance?
Of course, let’s keep in mind that this is pairing two phones up on paper. The Bluboo S1 is not even out yet (June release) so it’s not a true comparison. Camera samples, build quality, software, and other details are going to help better draw any conclusions. In the meanwhile, if you’d like to learn more about Bluboo, head to the official website. As for Xiaomi, you can read up on them at their respective site, too.