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Cloudfone NBA Edition Hands On and First Impressions


NBA mania is alive once again the game season starts. And we wondered, what if there’s a dedicated NBA phone? To our surprise, there is a phone! Cloudfone has been released phone for a specific type of buyers and this time the company released the Cloudfone NBA Edition, a smartphone for NBA fans. We were able to get a close hands on with the device and here’s our quick hands on experience.

Cloudfone NBA Edition:

  • 1.3GHz quad core Mediatek MT6737 processor
  • Mali T720 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera with flash
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The phone comes in two colors namely gray and gold. Honestly the Cloudfone NBA Edition looks a lot like the Cloudfone Next, the company’s flagship smartphone. But unlike the Next, the back of the NBA Edition can be removed revealing the SIM card slots, microSD card the 4,000 mAh battery.

The juicy part of this hands on is on the software. Cloudfone stacked some build in themes of you all the current NBA teams. In this unit, we chose Cleveland Cavaliers and the icons plus wallpapers change as you set another theme. Really cool!

NBA Live is now pre-installed on this device and when you buy one when it becomes available, you’ll get a Free NBA Season pass! This means, you can watch NBA this season on your phone, anytime, anywhere!

You will probably ask, “Can this phone run NBA 2k17?”. Well, according to Cloudfone, it can run NBA2k17. But we need to test it for ourselves when we get our review unit.

We were able to fiddle around the camera and the UI is very similar with the Next. We were not able to take some photos due to our short time with the device. We do saw some of the photos taken from the cameras and they not bad. Again, we need to do a thorough review of the device.

As of this writing, Cloudfone has not revealed the price and its availability of the Cloudfone NBA Edition. Please stay tuned as we secure a unit for review. 🙂