The Bluboo Maya is one of the newest entry-level smartphones to arrive and is still currently in its pre-order status. While this is an entry-level handset and does certainly come with an entry-level price tag of $99.99, it is one which also comes with a fairly good spec sheet compared to many of the other entry-level handsets on the market. For instance, this is a smartphone which comes equipped with a 5.5-inch JDI display, while inside comes boasting 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and is powered by a 64-bit quad-core processor. In terms of cameras, the Bluboo Maya comes equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera as well as an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Additional features include a 3,000 mAh battery and Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
It is specifically worth pointing out that the processor on offer with the Bluboo Maya is the MediaTek MT6580 processor. This is last year's model and one which has since been superseded by the next-generation MediaTek MT6737. As a result, multiple Chinese smartphone manufacturers are looking to include the newer MT6737 processor on their latest entry-level handsets. That is, except the Bluboo Maya which still comes sporting the older MT6580 processor.
That said, an interesting comparison video is now available on YouTube which pits the older MT6580 processor against the newer MT6737 processor. The video does this by comparing the Bluboo Maya against another new entry-level handset which comes running the newer MT6737 processor, the Homtom HT17. Generally speaking the video seems to show the older processor dealing with general usage much better than the newer one. Although, it is worth pointing out that part of this will be due to the Bluboo Maya also coming equipped with 2GB RAM, which is in contrast to the 1GB RAM on offer with the Tomtom HT17. However, what this does highlight is just how important it is to take into consideration the overall selection of specs when buying an entry-level handset. As on this occasions the older processor with more compatible specs performs better than a phone boasting a newer and supposedly more advanced processor. What makes this even more interesting is that both of these devices are currently available at the exact same $69.99 pre-order price. Those interesting in checking out the full comparison video can do so by hitting play below while those interested in finding out more about the Bluboo Maya can do so by heading through the link below.