Top Cubot Smartphones

Cubot is officially present in Russia, but for many it remains a mystery what it sells. Consider the best smartphones of the brand.

The Cubot brand gained popularity only a couple of years ago, although the manufacturing company has been around for a long time - since 2007. This is due to the fact that the company did not seek to conquer the international market and was content with selling copies of top-end smartphones in China.

Now the company does not limit sales outside the Middle Kingdom, so its equipment is sold in Europe, Latin America and Russia. The manufacturer considers the Russian market the most promising - that is why several models appear in the Cubot catalog every year, which domestic users can buy through local online stores. The concept has also changed: instead of copies, the company produces cute and original gadgets.

Which lines of Cubot smartphones are relevant in 2021?

There is no clear division of Cubot smartphones into lines in the company's catalog. However, it is conditionally possible to single out several main series:

  • J. Budget devices that receive the appropriate filling and the lowest price tags.
  • X. This line is considered the flagship - even though most of the gadgets related to it cost only 15-20 thousand rubles.
  • Note. A distinctive feature of Cubot Note smartphones is the wonderful cameras from Sony.
  • King Kong. Dust- and moisture-resistant smartphones that can withstand even the toughest conditions.

We will present the best of Cubot's smartphones in detail below.

Budget level

J9

  • Processor: MEDIATEK MT6580
  • Screen: 6.2 inches, 1520 x 720, IPS
  • Memory (Operational / Built): 2/16 GB
  • Camera (Round / Frontal): 13 +2/8 MP
  • Battery: 4200 Mah
  • System: Android 10 GO

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The most affordable smartphone company operating on the current Android 10 operating system ("GO Edition" for weak devices) is a model Cubot J9, the main feature of which is a huge HD + screen and capacious battery. Otherwise there is nothing interesting here, an ordinary inexpensive dialer, which will keep the charge well and is able to pull the basic tasks.

On the back of the dual chamber 13 + 2, which can shoot in portrait mode due to the presence of a depth sensor. Given the 2015 installed processor, any at least a bit high quality and good for the optics state employee here, of course, no. The smartphone in principle does not support it on a hardware basis "thanks" MT6580, so the quality of the photo, both on the main and the front camera here is killy and, most likely, it will be unpleasantly surprised by any user.

Speaking about performance, it does not need a detailed analysis and various tests. It is enough to look at the RAM installed inside the chipset and the amount of, which in our case it almost does not affect the overall picture. The processor is extremely obsolete, and at the time of the announcement was in Nizakh among other chipsets from competitors. And considering that the Cubot J9 is pre-installed Android 10, then lags and brakes with a large share of probability will be in everyday use. The device "pulls" only on the title of inexpensive dialer with large screen, no more.

Pros:

  • Large HD + IPS Display.
  • battery life.
  • Low cost.
  • Android 10 GO.

Minuses:

  • Extremely weak processor.
  • Quality Photo and Video Recording.
  • No support for 4G.

NOVA

  • Processor: MEDIATEK MT6739
  • Screen: 5.5 inch, 1440 x 720, IPS
  • Memory (Operational / Built-in): 3/16 GB
  • Camera (back / frontal): 13/8 Mp
  • Battery: 2800 Mah
  • System: Android 8

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CUBOT NOVA - another Budget smartphone In our selection with a rather strange selection of characteristics, but an extremely affordable price, in comparison with the devices of others brands. Unlike Cubot J9, a slightly more modern processor with the support of fourth-generation networks (4G) is installed here, as well as a greater supply of RAM: 3 GB against 2 GB. It works all this on not the new version of Android, but for such a filling it is rather plus than minus.

The rear camera is installed here only one with a basic lensy resolution of 13 megapixel, so make a photo with a wide viewing angle, macro or snatched cool optical zoom The sensor's television. Yes, it is unlikely that someone would have expected such a "performance" from a smartphone, whose value fluctuates around 6500-7000 rubles. The front camera also does not shine good results, all the same, high quality optics here in principle could not determine in view of an old chipset.

ForLagsThe device is responsible for the device of the device MEDIATEK MT6739 (4 x Cortex-A53, 1.5 GHz). High-performance kernels or powerful GPU There is no, so you can forget about heavy games at once, and in principle, the smartphone is not about it. From MT6580 In Cubot J9, the chipset is distinguished by only a newer 64-bit architecture and 4G support, so that in games and difficult tasks will also show itself, but there should be no significant problems and "brakes" in simple applications.

Pros:

  • Compact dimensions and screen.
  • Affordable price.
  • Maximum display brightness.

Minuses:

  • Low performance in games.
  • Weak chambers.
  • Battery capacity.

Note 20

  • Processor: MEDIATEK HELIO A20
  • Screen: 6.5 inch, 1520 x 720, IPS
  • Memory (Operative / Built-in): 3/64 GB
  • Camera (Round / Frontal): 20 + 12 + 2 + 0.3 / 8 Mp
  • Battery: 4200 Mah
  • System: Android 10

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After overpaying a couple of thousand rubles instead of Cubot Nova and J9, you can take much more "vigorous" and modern for our day. Device - Cubot Note 20. The model has a senior version with improved hardware equipping, but also the characteristics that we have in the basic Note 20 are quite enough for a comfortable use of the smartphone. This is a capacious battery, a good amount of memory, a fresh processor, Android 10 and quanda at the price of ultrasound.

Externally, it seems that the smartphone has 4 full sensor on the back of the case. Yes, and on paper, we have a completely accurate definition: the main Sony IMX486 by 12 MP, an additional Sony IMX350 per 20 megapixel, as well as auxiliary lenses (accurate information does not disclose it), apparently, to work with The effect of depth with permissions 2 and 0.3 mp. It seems that some fake modules, as they are not activated in any mode when shooting. The quality of the photo is below average, although it satisfies the price of the smartphone.

What pleases is already much more, so it is fresh, albeit a frankly weak Helio A20 processor from MediaTek represented in January 2020. By architecture, this is an analogue of MT6739, but with a more productive GPU and fresh technical process. In working with graphics, it is unlikely to play roles, so heavy toys are unlikely to run comfortably on the settings below the minimum. In normal use (social network, browser, etc.), there should be no serious problems if the firmware does not begin.

Pluses:

  • Cutter Battery.
  • Fresh version of Android 10.
  • Four cameras - it looks expensive.
  • a large amount of memory.
  • price / characteristics ratio.

Minuses: ​​

  • Not suitable for games.
  • Quality of photos.

Middle class

Note 20 Pro

  • Processor: MEDIATEK HELIO P60
  • Screen: 6.26 inches, 1520 x 720, IPS
  • Memory (Operational / Built-in): 6/128 and 8/128 GB
  • Camera (back / frontal): 20 + 12 + 2 + 0.3 / 8 Mp
  • Battery: 4200 Mah
  • System: Android 10

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But here and an improved version of Note 20, which has undergone major changes in those components that relate to productivity. After overpaying a little more than 1 thousand, we get more than more Powerful processor, the amount of operational and internal memory for such a value of devices, as well as all the same cameras and screen. And externally, Note 20 Pro is not much different from its more affordable younger brother, we are talking about.

In terms of cameras, there is nothing to discuss here, since the previous Note 20 and Note 20 Pro have identical photo sensors, detailed information about the characteristics of which the manufacturer does not disclose. Most likely, this is ordinary marketing, because today even ultra-checkers often get triple cameras, and the worse Cubot? Accordingly, the quality of photos also has not changed and in principle justifies the cost of the device.

The most delicious is a new processor and a monstrously large margin of memory. And the top version with the same MediaTek Helio P60 C 8 GB RAM and 128 GB can be purchased in just 10 100 rubles. Such a chipset can already allow you to run even the hardest games on medium (low) graphics settings with comfortable FPS, A 8 GB RAM will be able to work with a large number of applications simultaneously.

Pros:

  • Shutter processor.
  • There is a NFC module.
  • A huge supply of memory.
  • He holds a charge for a long time.
  • Cost.

Minuses:

  • Basic and frontal chambers.

C30

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P60
  • Screen: 6.4 inch, 2310 x 1080, IPS
  • Memory (RAM/Built-in): 8/128 and 8/256 GB
  • Camera (Rear/Front): 48 +16+5+0.3/32 MP
  • Battery: 4200 mAh
  • System: Android 10

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With Cubot C30, the company went even further. On the one hand, it may even seem that the C30 is a logical continuation of the Note 20 Pro (although it is not). And this is one of the reasons why the model comes right behind the previous representative of the Note line. Perhaps this is the best smartphone in the price / quality category, since for the price of 13 thousand rubles we have an FHD + screen, a fast processor, flagship memory, a large battery, NFC and powerful (so far on paper) cameras.

Unlike some previous devices, Cubot C30 has more “honest” cameras. Behind is a system of four modules that are really involved in the work when switching modes. The main lens from Samsung has a resolution of 48 MP, and it is assisted by a 16 MP wide-angle sensor, a 5 MP macro module and an additional 0.3 MP portrait sensor (most likely a depth sensor). The quality is mid-budget level, but the front camera is terribly lacking in sharpness, especially at night.

MediaTek Helio P60 chipset acts as the main filling here, which means the situation is identical to Cubot Note 20 Pro. Unless a higher screen resolution can play a significant role, but in any case, almost all heavy games will run comfortably at low graphics settings. Nothing is known about the type of memory (the speed of its operation), but at least there is a lot of it, which is already pleasing. In the top configuration 8/256, you can purchase the C30 for less than 15,000 rubles.

Pros:

  • Same as Cubot Note 20 Pro.

Cons:

  • Takes a long time to charge.
  • Low speaker volume.

x20 Pro

  • Processor: MEDIATEK HELIO P60
  • Screen: 6.3 inch, 2340 x 1080, IPS
  • Memory (Operational / Built): 6/128 GB
  • Camera (back / frontal): 20 + 12 + 8/13 MP
  • Battery: 4000 Mah
  • System: Android 9

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The company of the medium-class CUBOT devices was the once former flagship X20 Pro. At the same time, the price of the model collapsed greatly, and it is difficult to calculate it in characteristics: it is too weak for this filling. In general, any flagships are very often falling in price after 1-2 years after the release, but that is so much - perhaps it happens only with the devices of this company, which are highlighted by extremely attractive price tags.

Cameras - Obviously one of the weakest places in X20 Pro, judging by which you definitely do not say that this is the flagship. On the back of the case there is a system of 3 modules: the main Sony IMX486 by 12 mp, "additional" Sony IMX350 by 20 mp and a lens with an increased overview angle by a resolution of 8 megapixel. Macro does not work here, and there are not so many other modes in the standard camera application. With pictures during the daytime and with good lighting, wherever nothing went, but at night the situation is worse.

The third smartphone in a row from the rating receives the same single-grip system MediaTek Helio P60, which we have disassembled along and across. In terms of energy efficiency, it is also a good chipset, which in binding with a battery with a capacity of 4000 MAH is able to provide about 1.5-2 days of active use of the device without recharging.

Pros:

  • Smooth operation of the system.
  • Clean battery.
  • Best characteristics in their price segment.
  • Bright FHD + screen.

Minuses:

  • Image of pictures at night.
  • Video recording.

Top models in Cubot

x30

  • Processor: MEDIATEK HELIO P60
  • Screen: 6.4 inch, 2310 x 1080, IPS
  • Memory (Operational / Built-in): 6/128 GB
  • Camera (back / frontal): 48 + 16 + 5 + 2 + 0.3 / 32 Mp
  • Battery: 4200 Mah
  • System: Android 10

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One of the most top The company's models are Cubot X30. If you compare the characteristics with X20 Pro, then it seems that we have almost the same smartphone in front of us. Differences are visible only in cameras, a slightly modified design of the front panel, as well as the newer version of Android and the availability of the NFC module in X30.

Immediately 5 cameras received a device that can create a false impression of what good quality of the photo it issues. The main module here from Samsung is 48 megapixel here, and help it "wigs" with a resolution of 16 megapixel, the sensor for the macro on 5 mp and 2 lens (2 + 0.3 Mp) responsible for measuring the depth and the effect of blurring the background. Photographs not on the flagship, but not bad middle level, and considering the cost this indicator only multiplies. The front camera on 32 MP also gives good pictures.

Thanks to the battery with a capacity of more than 4000 mAh, which is some "GOST" for smartphones in our day, good autonomy is achieved. It also contributes to the energy efficient layout of the nuclei in Helio P60, relatively small heating and the modern version of Android 10.

Pros:

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  • Good autonomy.
  • Shower processor.
  • Five rear cameras.
  • NFC support.
  • Minuses:

    • Slow charging.
    • Bad stabilization of cameras.

    x50

    • Processor: MediaTek Helio P90
    • Screen: 6.67 inches, 2400 x 1080, IPS
    • Memory (Operative / Built-in): 8/128 GB
    • Camera (Round / Frontal): 64 +?? +?? +?? / 32 mp
    • Battery: 4500 Mah
    • System: Android 11

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    And in line the most advanced smartphone in the model row Cubot - X50. It is so freshly the device that at the moment some of the characteristics of the cameras are not yet known, about which the manufacturer is often silent. In any case, given the price and technical equipment, we can safely say that the company follows its traditions and produces extremely inexpensive devices by the standards of other brands.

    And although Cubot X50 received 4 cameras, information is only about the main module. This SAMSUNG GW1 sensor with a resolution of 64 megapixel, which is already quite good. It was announced in 2019 and entered the mass production at the end of the same year. Supports HDR with expansion of the dynamic range to 100 dB. Among the other 3 lenses, most likely, we will see a module for wide-angle pictures, macro and a depth sensor - it is such a set in most cases by manufacturers. The front camera is 32 MP. I suspect that this same module as in X30.

    Performance is responsible 8-nuclear processor of the mid-level MediaTek Helio P90, represented at the end of 2019. Despite the fact that the chipset for about aven a half years, it has modern and high-performance architecture, which includes a cluster of powerful cores of Cortex-A75 to 2.2 GHz. The graphic core is not the same game, to put it mildly, but can give heat and starts most of the heavy games in the middle settings of the graphics without drawing in FPS without any problems.

    Pros:

    • Cutter Battery.
    • Powerful processor.
    • Not bad main chamber from Samsung.
    • NFC module.
    • The latest version of Android 11.
    • Cost.

    Minuses:

    • No significant was discovered.

    Most secure

    King Kong Mini 2

    • Processor: MediaTek Helio A22
    • ) Screen: 4 inch 1080 x 540 IPS
    • Memory (RAM/built-in): 3/32 GB
    • Camera (rear/front): 13/8 MP
    • Battery: 3000 mAh
    • System: Android 10

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    A selection of the best Cubot smartphones could not do without representatives of the line « King Kong”, which is actively updated with new models. It recently found its newest member in the form of the King Kong Mini 2. The rugged polycarbonate build provides reliable protection against dust ingress into the case, so the smartphone received IP68 certification. The compact IPS screen with a diagonal of only 4 inches stands out in particular.

    Apparently, the manufacturer decided to save money on cameras in order to make the model as affordable as possible. We have a modest 13-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel front sensor. It’s hard to say something about the quality of the pictures, since you can easily find smartphones in the same price segment with better cameras, and there aren’t enough shooting modes here.

    The MediaTek Helio A22 chipset is responsible for the smooth operation of the smartphone. This is an analogue of Helio P22, but with a reduced number of cores (4 versus 8). For basic needs, this will be enough, but the device is definitely not about games. And it is unlikely that it will be convenient to play with such a small screen. The battery here is far from the most capacious - at 3000 mAh, although rugged devices often surpass ordinary smartphones in this indicator.

    Pros:

    • Low price.
    • IP68 certified.
    • Small, compact.
    • NFC available.

    Cons:

    • Photo quality.
    • The battery could have been larger.

    King Kong 5 Pro

    • Processor: MEDIATEK HELIO P22
    • Screen: 6 inch, 1440 x 720, IPS
    • Memory (Operational / Built-in): 4/64 GB
    • Camera (Round / Frontal): 48+ 5 + 0.3 / 25 Mp
    • Battery: 8000 Mah
    • System: Android 11

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    And the last of King Hongs is currently Cubot King Kong 5 Pro. This is not just a reliable piece of armor, which is capable of working in the most difficult conditions, but also a full-fledged modern device with a very adequate set of characteristics and Android 11 on board.

    A smartphone having a huge focus in the direction of reliability, which received IP68 resistance certificates, IP69K and even the MIL-STD-810G military testing series, by definition, should not be an excellent camera. Otherwise, such a device should cost much more in order not to bring losses of the company. But even King Kong 5 Pro got a triple main chamber with a main sensor of 48 megapixel. Helps him lens for macro with a resolution of 5 megapixel and a free-sensitive module by 0.3 mp. Another surprise is a front camera for 25 megapixels.

    This beast is running on the basis of the 8-core single-chip system MediaTek Helio P22. In its structure, it does not have high-performance cores (all 8 is the "Little" core Cortex-A53) and a powerful GPU, so the device is not able to "pull" heavy toys on the graphics settings above the minimum, although there may be problems with this. But what has become a big surprise, so this is a battery for 8000 mAh, which, with such an energy efficient chipset, is able to provide several days of active use of the smartphone.

    Pros:

    • Huge battery.
    • Support NFC.
    • Double loud stereo speakers.
    • Sony's main camera at 48 megapixel.
    • Protection against dust, moisture, pressure and extreme temperatures.

    Minuses:

    • Heavy and overall due to their features.

    King Kong

    • Processor : MediaTek MT6580
    • Screen : 5 inches, 1280 × 720, IPS
    • Memory (Operational / Built-in) : 2/16 GB
    • Camera (Round / Frontal) : 13/8 MP
    • Battery : 4400 Mah
    • System: 7

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    Model Cubot King Kong is protected by software IP68 standard - that is, it is not afraid of neither sand storms, nor diving under the depth of 1.5 meters. The device of the device is made exclusively from durable materials: for example, the right and left ends are made of zinc alloy, and the corners are covered with rubber inserts. The manufacturer declares: Even if the concrete slab will fall on King Kong weighing 1 ton, the smartphone will continue to work fine.

    Cubot King Kong is an excellent version of the "road" gadget for the amateur of travel. In addition to the fact that the smartphone can "survive" in any conditions, it will also not allow to interfere, as it is equipped with a geomagnetic sensor and a Compass App branded app.

    Advantages :

    • Protection according to IP68 standard.
    • HD display, covered with durable glass Longji.
    • Powerful battery.
    • Rear camera with fast autofocus (0.3 seconds).
    • Support for professional GPS navigation.

    Disadvantages :

    • Weak Iron.
    • Very thick case - 14.85 mm.

    Conclusion

    on the mobile market is difficult to find the manufacturer, Which would sell his smartphones cheaper than Cubot. Even among the Chinese competitors whom "PRUD", the firm is managed to stand out low prices. Cubot completely ignores the premium price segment. Perhaps the company is not yet ready for this market, although even recently it has not been done and the mid-level smartphones.

    Mobile devices from Cubot at the same time meet all relevant trends. Even the most affordable devices can boast of cramless design, screens covered with 2.5D-glass, dual rear cameras and good autonomy.