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Cubot MAX Review - HUAWEI MATE ON A BUDGET!

Cubot MAX looks to provide a Huawei Mate experience on a budget. Can it deliver?



These are my impressions of Cubot's latest 6.0-inch device.

BOX AND PACKAGING:

CUBOT MAX Contents

You get a really nice shockproof silicon case, a guide, a warranty card, 2A/9V charger and a USB cable. A pretty good packaging for 120$.

HANDLING AND LOOKS:

CUBOT MAX FRONT CUBOT MAX SIDE


This is a 6.0 - inch device, but the screen-to-body ratio is quite excellent for this price segmentThe phone feels very solid and thanks to the texture on the back it feels very great to hold. Did I mention that it also looks COOL? :)

CUBOT MAX BACK


Built quality is super solid for this price segment. All the buttons have good feedback also, the body and screen are very well built. The buttons are not backlight, but there is a notification LED. The Cubot MAX looks and feels well above the asking price.

USER INTERFACE:

Cubot is one of the only Google-certified companies in China(even Xiaomi and Meizu are not certified). This means you get great compatibility with Google apps(Hangouts, Maps, Youtube and more) All google apps and services come pre-installed too! The UI feels and looks like a Nexus UI. Very clean interface and is also bloatware-free!

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Cubot MAX runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

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GPS lock and positioning were very impressive and works very fast with Google Maps.

CUBOT MAX GPS

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS(SPECS):

This device is no slouch when it comes to performance! Packing a 64-bit Octa-Core Processor with 3GB RAM and 32GBs of Storage.

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Battery life will also not be a problem with the 4100mAh removable battery. The device is very responsive switching between apps and games. Heavier 3D games also ran wellI tried the latest racing game - Asphalt Extreme and it ran great.

CUBOT MAX GAMING

ANTUTU and EPIC CITADEL scores are solid for a 120$ device.

CUBOT MAX ANTUTU

CUBOT MAX EPIC CITADEL

Display is SMASHING for watching videos,  like the new Ghost In The Shell trailer:


CUBOT MAX VIDEO CUBOT MAX VIDEO YOUTUBE
CPU :MT6753A , 1.3GHz  Octa-coreGPU : Mali - T720MP3RAM : 3 GBROM : 32 GB (Expansion Supported: 128GB)OS : Android 6.0BATTERY : 4100 mAhLithium battery(removable)CARD :Micro SIM card X 2TF card X 1DisplaySize : 6.0 Inch 2.5D GlassType : IPS , 5-point touchResolution : HD 720X1280 pixelsMain Camera: 13.0mp OV , Auto focus 4P lens, ƒ/ 2.0 aperture with 0.5A2 LED flashlightBack Camera: 5MP with Beauty Mode
CAMERA:

CUBOT MAX CAMERA

Cubot implemented a 13MP Omnivision sensor, that is very well known to me. It's one of the best budget sensors out here for taking photos in good lighting conditions. Here is a shot was taken with the main cam in a sunny day.


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Make sure to check the link below for full-size photos and videos. CLICK HERE FOR FULL SIZE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

Let me show you the camera app. Very standard MTK Cam app, but you can use Google Camera from the Playstore.
Cubot MAX front Cam Cubot MAX Cam Settings


This sensor's weakness is definitely low light shotsso don't expect to get a good shot at night. The camera shutter speed gets very slow and heavy noise is present in the photosThis camera definitely a step above the IMX219 which Chinese manufacturers use in cheaper devices. Just don't go thinking this is a 300$+ camera on a 120$ phone.

SALECONCLUSION:

PROS:
+Great Built Quality
+Very nice handling for a 6.0-inch device
+Google Apps pre-installed and work great, NO BLOATWARE
+Great camera for shots on a sunny day
+Big removable battery will get you through the day
+Display has great saturation and colours are vibrant, great for youtube and browsing
+ Good multi-tasking and 32GB's of storage(expandable with MicroSD)

CONS:
- Camera is useless in low light
- Front Cam could be better
- No Gyroscope and magnetic sensor


Shrey Kapoor is a Tech-Enthusiast, Harvard certified Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics Expert. He Founder Techphlie.com, which is one of the India's Top Tech News Website. Even Forbes and many other renowned publishers took his articles reference. Shrey is a Technology analyst, strategic thinker and creative writer who is passionate to deliver the best, latest possible Tech-News to his followers and subscribers. He completed his masters in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, certified in IPR, T.Q.M. & ISO 9001:2008 In Quality Management Systems.

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