The Cubot X18 was one of the most successful low budget smartphones with 18: 9 display. Fewer thanks to a potent hardware, but due to the mature overall concept, the cell phone could secure one of the first places on our list of best. Now Cubot has introduced a successor who listens to the name Cubot X18 Plus. The new X18 Plus is an update to its predecessor that covers both hardware and design. The biggest differences between the two phones are shown in the following graphic:
The Cubot X18 Plus will look like its predecessor. However, the smartphone with a 6-inch display has an even larger display than the X18. With dimensions of 158 x 73.6 x 8.5mm, it is definitely not a handy device – but that’s just the current trend. Since the Cubot X18 has only small margins at the top and bottom, the operation will be via on-screen buttons. Above the display sits the auricle, the proximity sensor, and the front camera. A classic 3.5mm headphone jack is also available. Otherwise, the device as well as the predecessor, a non-removable back of lacquer-like plastic. SIM cards are inserted via a side slot. One of the two SIM slots can also be occupied by a micro-SD for memory expansion.
Cubot X18 Plus is the display upgrade to Full HD resolution. We think this is a very good step because although the HD + display of the Cubot X18 was convincing, FullHD resolution simply provides a better picture quality. With a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, the mobile phone comes to a pixel density of 403 PPI, which makes it impossible to perceive individual pixels on the screen. It is a traditional IPS display that should provide the user with good viewing angle stability and natural colors.
Hardware & Features
Also in terms of performance brings the Cubot X18 Plus with an upgrade to its predecessor. The now installed MT6750T processor is currently very popular in China mobile phones of the lower middle class and delivers – depending on the system optimization – a good speed. The primary uses of the Cubot X18 Plus remain simple apps like Facebook, Youtube, and Whatsapp, but even games can be used well with the chipset if you can do without the highest graphics setting. The memory modules are fortunately lush. With 4GB of RAM, there is plenty of capacity for multitasking on a large scale and even the internal memory provides plenty of room for videos, pictures, and music even without extension via MicroSD.
The Cubot X18 Plus has a nice dual camera setup on the back, which is not common especially for a budget smartphone. So if your ideal budget smartphone is camera oriented then the Cubot X18 Plus is one the smartphone you should be considering. The smartphone features a dual 16MP + 0.3MP rear camera with dual LED flash and an 8MP front camera with soft selfie flash.
Unlike some of the smartphones in the budget category, the Cubot X18 Plus has a fairly large battery with a 4, 000mAh capacity. The Li-Ion battery is also non-removable like most recently made smartphones. However, the smartphone does not have the quick charge feature although the fairly large battery capacity should make up for that.
Connectivity includes 4G / LTE with support for band 20, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, microUSB connector and dual SIM support (2 nano-SIM). The battery of CUBOT x18 Plus has a capacity of 4,000 mAh and should guarantee almost two days of battery life with a demanding use of the smartphone. The Cubot X18 Plus will launch with Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box.
Pricing and Availability
There is no word yet on the pricing of the Cubot X18 Plus, but it is expected to begin presale early March. The smartphone will be listed on GEARBEST on the Arrival notice.[affegg id=185]