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Bluboo S8 Lite: Pros and Cons

Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)
Mediatek MT6580
Mali-400 MP2
1 GB / 16 GB
5.7 inch (540 x 1080 px)
5 + 3 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus

Bluboo announced the launch of the S8 Lite smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering this smartphone with 5.7 inch IPS display, Mediatek MT6580 SoC, and 1 GB of RAM. It comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Po 3450 mAh, non-removable battery. This phone features a high resolution 540 x 1080 px IPS display. The size of screen is 5.7 inch. The S8 Lite has a multi-camera setup. The lens offers versatility. It lets you capture a wide range of subjects and scenes from different perspectives. Is this phone a good value for its price? My review aims to answer that question by the end.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Bluboo S8 Lite smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device. The specifications below are from the official manufacturer data, but we also consider user reviews. If you've seen any mistakes or things missing in these specifications, please let us know.

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Bluboo S8 Lite specifications

BrandBluboo
NameS8 Lite
ModelS8LITE
Release date2017

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight7.3 oz
Dimensions5.89 x 2.78 x 0.33 inch
Colorsblack, blue, gold
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Bluboo S8 Lite is about 7.3 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v7.0 (Nougat)
SoCMediatek MT6580
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP2
PerformanceAnTuTu v9: 31556

The Bluboo S8 Lite comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box. The Android operating system uses the Linux kernel as its foundation. It includes a user interface, middleware, and many pre-installed applications. The mid-range CPU can deliver fast, efficient performance for many tasks. Many mobile devices use ARM Mali GPUs. They are well known for their good performance and power efficiency. We use AnTuTu app to measure general processing performance. AnTuTu Benchmark is the most popular benchmark app for Android phones.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.7 inch
Resolution540 x 1080 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.7 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 5.7 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM1 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services you use. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The S8 Lite has only 16 GB. You can expand the internal storage (16 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera5 + 3 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera5 MP

The S8 Lite has a multi-camera setup. It lets you adapt to different photography situations. You can achieve various perspectives and compositions. The S8 Lite comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 3G is obsolete now, because most phones can use 4G and 5G networks. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The S8 Lite smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3450 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3450 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of S8 Lite isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, fingerprint, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The S8 Lite smartphone has an accelerometer. The S8 Lite phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Bluboo phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • multicamera setup
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • weak performance
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • no OIS function
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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