Bluboo Maya Review,Specifications & Price
These days phones have become a primary need for everyone. And this 80$ phone is worth every penny you spend on it.Its has all the best features which you can get at that price range.Why spend huge dollars on phones? when you are getting good one at 80$? And here is the review of the Bluboo Maya smartphone from Banggood. Lets get into the review.
Bluboo Maya Specifications
Bluboo Maya smartphone was launched in May 2016.The phone comes with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels and IPS.
The Bluboo Maya is powered by 1.3GHz Quad-core MTK6580A processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM.The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card.As far as the cameras are concerned, the Bluboo Maya packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Bluboo Maya runs Android 6.0 and is powered by 3000mAh removable battery.It measures 15 cm x 7.3cm(height x width) and weighs 138 grams without battery.Battery adds an extra 50 grams weight to the phone.
The Bluboo Maya is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 2G GSM B5(850)/B8(900)/B3(1800)/B2(1900) MHz, 3G WCDMA B5(850)/B1(2100) MHz. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer.So there is no support for 4G LTE.
Shenzhen Huihua Exploit Technology Co., Ltd, established in 2006, is a high-tech enterprise specializing in communication product R&D, and marketing. The headquarters is located in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.
Their company has built up an international-standard production base, equipped with the most advanced, highly-precise detection, and manufacturing equipment. Their term members have more than 10 years solid experience in communication business.They believe in Technology, Innovation, Quality & Service.
Bluboo Maya Review
Bluboo Maya is a killer budget phone at 80$ price range.The only features which lacks in Bluboo Maya are 4G and Fingerprint Sensor.Rest everything is upto the mark. The Bluboo are working with constant updates to the phone firmware.Lets have a look at some of the components of phone.
The Bluboo Maya body is made of aluminium and the finishing makes it look elegant.The edges have been cut so precisely that you can feel that in your hands.And the rear panel features good plastic which gives a metal look.And the phone is really slim.Back cover fits perfectly well to satisfy the IP64 demands. And this is why i called it a killer budget smartphone.
It has three buttons on the right side which are Volume Up, Volume Down and the Power button.The bottom is packed with an USB port, a microphone and a speaker.
And on the top we have the 3.5 mm audio jack to the left side.The phone perfectly satisfies the IP64 dustproof and waterproof features.You can spill water on the phone but it is not totally waterproof. You cannot take it into the water totally.
With a 5.5′ HD IPS touchscreen, the display looks really colorful. The pixel resolution is 720 pixels x 1280 pixels. A software called as MiraVision enhances the picture quality of the display.
There are three modes in MiraVision which are Standard,Vivid and User Mode. There is a purely transparent cover on the display which protects it.
Text was perfectly visible and while looking from various angles the picture actually looked washed out.With the Dynamic Contrast feature you can increase the brightness of the video which helps you in dark conditions.
There is a 13-megapixel camera with a sony sensor on the back which takes very decent pictures and perfectly adjusts the white balance in pictures.Shutter speed lacks the picture behind.
Also the HDR mode really slows down the picture clicking speed.You can even take panaromic shots as well with the camera. There is an inbult app called “Beautysnap” with which you can edit the pictures (like eyes, lips, cheeks, etc). Beautysnap is more like Beautify app from playstore.
But anyway it enhances a picture very well. And on the front there is an 8-megapixel camera fro selfies.You can directly beautysnap an image on the go with a click. You just have to stick with the camera quality as you are spending 80$.
Also, there is a cool mode called as “V-Gesture” which will detect your “V” gesture and takes the picture automatically.Cool right? Here is a picture taken from the phone.Look at that clarity 🙂
Software, Hardware & Performance
As Bluboo Maya runs on Android 6.0 , it comes with all the necessary apps that are needed for daily usage.I think Bluboo has just installed the apps that are highly needed to reserve the space and memory as well.
Some of the Google apps like Gmail, Google Calendar, YouTube, Google Drive, Chrome, Google News etc., apps are missing which you can download from playstore. Also apps such as Downloads, Gallery, Music, Phone, FM, Email, Messaging, Camera ,Calculator ,Clock and SIM Toolkit comes as stock.
There are lot of Phone Ringtones and Notifications sounds to choose from. Also there is an “Sound Enhancement” option to boost the sound and to enable Audio Surrounding feature.
Also i have found that if you enable Loudness option, there is a lot of distortion in the sound.So only use it when you are away from the phone.Anyhow, the sound is crisp and audible.
Constant updates are being provided which shows that the developers are working on the phone very well. Coming to the performance, the phone speed is just average. Antutu Benchmark score is 22844 which is slightly less when compared to Redmi Note 4G.
This benchmark score perfectly fits the price of the phone. CPU model is MT6580A with 1.3GHz Quadcore.Based on that, the phone performance is smooth. Also the renderer is MALI-400 MP with which you can play decent games.
I tried playing Temple Run 2 and it went very well without any lag. The 2GB RAM gives a buttery smooth multitasking. And the sensors are just Acceleration, Light and Proximity sensor.
There is no Gyroscope in the phone.Sadly, you cant be able to use VR Headsets with the phone. The internal memory read and write speed is too high for the phone.It is around 118 MBPS which is too good at this price range.
Battery life is decent with the 3000mAh unit and also android 6.0 has an built-in intelligent power saver to save the battery power.So you don’t have to worry about the battery life.
Also, there is no quick charge feature available in Bluboo Maya.Call quality is also very good, voice from the speakers at the bottom of the Bluboo Maya and microphone sound natural and clear.
Signal Reception is also very good, I did not experience any drop in calls, in fact, the antenna was rather great, It manages to get signals when other phones couldn’t. GPS is actually not very fast nor it is very accurate.
You can buy Bluboo Maya from Banggood at 80$.There is an international free shipping.So you dont have to worry about getting the phone.I live in India and i got the phone within 20 days.And i expect a faster delivery with other countries.
Nothing much to say as you have read all the features above. If you are looking a phone with better battery life and the features of Android 6.0, then this phone is a good match for you. It also looks so good in your hands.
The 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage enables super efficiency and a great storage space to you. You can even use an external SDcard. Fingerprint sensor isn’t really a “must-have” feature, but it lacks the security. I suggest you to buy this phone if you are searching for a phone under 90$.
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