Cubot P30 Review

6 September 2020, 09:57:17

Cubot P30 Review

Overview

The Cubot P30 competes in a rather saturated market of mid-range smartphones where the specifications/price ratio is taken to its highest levels and even small details can be dealbreakers. The P30 fits better in the lower-mid-range market and its price of USD 110 is quite tempting. For this money, you get a smartphone with a decent display, good battery life, a dated but reliable chipset, a good main rear camera. Let's review all specifications in detail as well as what's in the box before we proceed to the in-depth review of the Cubot P30.
You can buy a Cubot P30 at a promotional price from AliExpress.

Specifications

Cubot P30 is equipped with a 6.3-inch IPS with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. According to the manufacturer, this display uses an in-cell panel that covers 90% of the NTSC color space, has a 1300:1 contrast ratio, and 450 cd/m2 brightness. The screen has a waterdrop notch in its center that houses the 13MP Sony IMX214 front-facing camera. On the back, there's a triple camera module and a fingerprint sensor. The cameras are headed by a 12MP Sony IMX486 shooter. It is adjoined by a 20MP Sony IMX350 depth-sensing unit and an 8MP wide camera with a 125° angle of view. The device is powered by a 4000 mAh battery keeps the lights on and is paired to a 5V/2A fast charger.

Cubot P30 is based on a MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763V) chipset. Built on the 16nm process, this system-on-chip houses a 2GHz octa-core CPU and a 700MHz dual-core Mali-G71 GPU. The onboard LPDDR3 RAM measures 6GB and the built-in storage measure 64GB. The latter can be expanded with up to 256GB. The Cubot P30 is equipped with a hybrid, dual Nano-SIM tray with both SIM cards supporting 4G LTE Cat. 4 and VoLTE simultaneously. The model works with the following network bands: 2G GSM (2/3/5/8), 3G WCDMA (1/2/4/6/8), 4G FDD-LTE (1/3/5/7/8/19/20). The wireless connectivity options of the Cubot P30 include Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Display. The smartphone also supports GPS, GLONASS, and is equipped with a USB Type-C 2.0 port with OTG support. There's no 3.5 mm jack. The device runs on stock Android 9 Pie.

Complete Cubot P30 specifications.

What's in the box

Just like previous models from the brand, the Cubot P30 is placed in a flat black box that has a fabric-like texture. The model's name is imprinted on top of the lid in gold letters and the brand name sits on the sides. Inside the box, the smartphone is positioned on the ride side above a stack of documents such as a quick start guide, etc. To the left, the charger and USB cable are positioned. There is no headphone adapter. Here's the full list of accessories:

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