Bluboo X9 Review: The $150 with a boatload of features



Recently, a Chinese cellphone brand, Bluboo, introduced a modern member of its X series – the Bluboo X9 4G smartphone. We are not shocked that the company is already recognized as a corporation with a relatively extensive collection of products. Their releases gained very positive impressions, especially because of the price of these phones.

Situated in Shenzhen, China this relatively new company established in 2006 has successfully entered the market and is continuing to amaze us with devices that have a great performance to cost ratio.

Another example of the company’s great success is the Bluboo X9 and we were compelled to create a review to show you its major features.

Let’s take a look at the Bluboo X9 most prominent characteristics.

Bluboo X9 design

Despite not being too original and playing it safe, Bluboo X9 still has something special for us: the modern design that grabs the attention of the market without any risk of getting harsh critics. Even though it is not appealing to everyone’s taste, we are almost assured that Bluboo X9 has succeeded in achieving a stylish and modern look.

Whether you opt for the silver framed or the golden framed type, this phone will give you a professional look and will fit perfectly in your hand.

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The Bluboo X9 has a 5.0-inch display (IPS LCD display technology), which gives you great contrasts, viewing angles, and lifelike colors. The screen has a resolution of 1,280 by 720 pixels – a 720p HD. Display sharpness can be measured in the density of pixels per square inch, and at 294 PPI, it’s 1.3 times sharper than the average phone released in 2014.

Display features of this screen are the Ambient Light Sensor, the Multi-Touch, and the Proximity Sensor.


Below the display is the physical home button that houses the fingerprint sensor, along with the capacitive back and menu buttons that can be found around it.

The top and bottom bezels make the phone longer than it needs to be, and while the side bezels look thin, the display has thick black borders.

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The Bluboo X9 has a 13 megapixel rear (primary) autofocus camera with digital zoom and face detection, which produces high-quality photos. It can capture 1080p high definition video with its main camera. Its 5-megapixel front camera makes it an excellent choice for taking selfies.
Additional Camera options are Geo-tagging, HDR Capture, Panorama, and Touch Focus.


Operating System

The Bluboo X9 model runs on the 5.1 Lollipop Android, which is currently the most popular platform for smartphones worldwide.
5.1 Lollipop Android OS brings a better visual experience and is more suitable for the ever-improving app market.


The Bluboo X9 model comes with an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 (ARM Mali-T720) system on a chip. The CPU runs at 1.3 GHz, which is an average clock speed for this type of processors.

Smartphone running Helio P10 shows up in benchmarks with decent scores and specifications

With 3 GB of RAM, the X9 has more than enough RAM to ensure the smooth running of multiple applications running in the background.

Gaming should feel like a breeze as we have tested the phone on big 3D games such as Highway Rally (car racing hit) and the phone was able to provide us with the maximum gaming experience.

Also, you are able to watch movies in HD on this device.


By default, the Bluboo X9 has 32 GB of internal storage. When compared to other similar phones that are in the same price range it excels in its storage capacity.


You can increase the memory by adding a microSD card up to 16GB.

Connectivity and Features

Wireless Conectivity Mobile Hotspot Tethering, 4G, Bluetooth. WiFi, 3G
Bluetooth Version Version 4.0
Dual Sim YES
Sim Card Size MicroSD
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Fingerprint ID, GPS
Interfaces microUSB
Charging Connection microUSB
Headphone Connection 3.5mm
Features Memory Card Slot
Networks 4G (HSPA+), 4G (LTE), 3G (HSDPA/CDMA), Edge/2G (GSM/GPRS)
GSM Netwowrks 1900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 900 MHz, 850 MHz,
LTE Networks 2600 MHz, 1800 MHz, 800 MHz
UMTS Networks 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz

Let’s take a look at the summed-up specifications:

Bluboo X9 specifications

  • Screen:5 inches IPS Full HD resolution 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
  • Processor:MTK6753 Octa-core 1.3 GHz
  • GPU:Mali T-720
  • RAM:3 GB
  • Internal memory:16 GB, 32 GB expandable microSD extras
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, 4G (GSM 850/900/2100 MHz; 850/900/2100 MHz WCDMA, LTE 800/1800/2100/2600 MHz)
  • Operating System: Android 5.1
  • Dual SIM: Yes (1 x SIM, 1 x Micro SIM)
  • Sensors: Proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gravity sensor
  • Battery:2,500 mAh
  • Dimensions:145 x 71.5 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight:166 grams
  • Package Contents:1 x Bluboo Xtouch, 1 x battery, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x Power Adapter 1 x Manual in English


Bluboo X9 or Bluboo Xtouch?

They are very similar smartphones, both Bluboo X9 and Bluboo Xtouch have the 5-inch screens and same rear camera. There are only a few variations between these two phones such as the: WiFi and the battery type, storage capacity and front camera.

The value is also quite similar to these two phones; there is only around  a 32 dollars difference in price. So, which factor will prevail in making a decision to buy one of these phones? Is it going to be a design of the device or will it be some other factor maybe?

Bluboo Xtouch
Bluboo Xtouch

Our opinion

We highly recommend purchasing this phone as it had proven itself in every targeted factor that we use for deciding the quality of the device. We rate it as an excellent phone, pointing out that its strongest features are the design, and camera.

When all the stats are taken into consideration, the Bluboo X9 is a reliable phone that can be used on both personal and business occasions.

Being the next in line of Bluboo X series the X9 model has retained much of the companies base characteristics. Performance-to-cost ratio is what separates the X9 from all the other smartphones on the world market.

If you decide to buy the Bluboo X9, you can get it from:

Buy Bluboo X9 from for USD $149.99/957.65 CNY Buy Bluboo X9 from for USD$ 149.00 / 964.08 CNY Buy Bluboo X9 from for USD$ 149.00 / 964.08 CNY

But if you decide to get yourself a Bluboo Xtouch, you can get it from:

Buy Bluboo Xtouch from for USD $179 / 1,150 CNY

Buy Bluboo Xtouch from for USD $179 / 1,150 CNY

Buy Bluboo Xtouch from for USD $179 / 1,150 CNY

Buy Bluboo Xtouch from for USD $179 / 1,150 CNY



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  1. Does it have notification led?
    Is it possible to disable physical button and enable on screen software buttons?
    Can I use 2 sim cards + sd card?

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