Cubot P30 Review

6 September 2020, 09:57:17

Cubot P30 Review
You can buy a Cubot P30 at a promotional price from AliExpress.

Design, build and controls

The Cubot P30 has a 2.5D curved glass for the front and a 3D curved four-sided rear shell made of plastic with a glossy finish and a carbon-fiber-like pattern on the black version that we review. Other available colors include blue and green. The frame is metal and has a glossy finish as well. All in all, this cheap smartphone is very well-made and feels quite solid. The Cubot P30 has almost the same footprint as another smartphone from the brand - the Cubot X20 Pro. The two smartphones have identical displays and batteries. However, the Cubot P30 is 0.03 mm narrower at 74.3 mm, 0.5 mm shorter at 156.6 mm, and 45 g lighter at 185 g. The thickness of both devices is 8.1 mm. Compared to other smartphones with 6.3-inch displays and 4000 mAh batteries, the Cubot P30 seems to have slightly below-average dimensions for a smartphone of that size class and average weight. The display takes up 84.01% of the total front surface of the device which is an excellent ratio for a Cubot smartphone. The design of the device is quite classic and resembles previous models from the brand. Above the display, there's a waterdrop notch for the front camera, an elongated earpiece above the notch, light/proximity sensors, and a blue LED notification light. The thickness of the bezels is quite acceptable. The on-screen navigation bar can be customized and hidden entirely for a more immersive experience. The square camera module on the back of the device is identical to that of the Cubot X20 Pro not only in design but also in terms of cameras. The only difference is that on the X20 Pro, it is positioned in the top left corner, while on the Cubot P30, the camera module appears centrally on the top of the upper half of the handset. There's even a fingerprint sensor below it. The camera module protrudes a couple of millimeters from the surface. The hybrid, dual-SIM tray resides on the left frame and the right one houses the volume and power buttons. On the bottom one, there are two speaker grilles but only one covers a speaker. The USB Type-C 2.0 port is placed centrally between the two grilles.

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