Cubot X19 Review

9 February 2019, 17:03:33

Cubot X19 Review

Overview

Cubot X19 is the latest offering from the Chinese brand Cubot which has already created a name for itself of offering affordable smartphones that follow some of the latest trends in design. This handset, in particular, sports a large FHD+ display, a glossy four-side curved back, dual-rear cameras, a reasonably sized battery and a power-efficient chipset. All this is packed in a very compact body and the total package costs around $160. It all sounds quite compelling for everyone who wants to enjoy stock Android 8.1 Oreo experience on a good-looking smartphone that won't break the bank. Following is our in-depth Cubot X19 review which discusses in detail every main aspect of the smartphone.
Our review unit is courtesy of Cubot and you can buy Cubot X19 at a promotional price from Cubot Direct Store on AliExpress or from Gearbest.

Specifications

Cubot X19 is adorned with a 5.93-inch FHD+ display with GFF full lamination. The manufacturer specifies a 1300:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits typical brightness and 90% of the NTSC colour space coverage. Under the plastic hood, a MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763T) chipset ticks. It features an octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU with four 2.3GHz and four 1.65GHz cores. A dual-core 770MHz Mali-G71 GPU is responsible for the graphics. There are 4GB of double-channel LPDDR4X RAM on board, clocked at 1600MHz and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 internal memory, expandable with up to 128GB. The camera department features a 16MP OmniVision OV16880 primary shooter with a 5-element lens, an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and 1A LED flash. There's a 2MP auxiliary rear camera. An 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor power the front camera and is paired with a 4-element lens with an f/2.2 aperture. The device supports 2G GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G W-CDMA (900 MHz, 2100 MHz), and 4G FDD-LTE (800, 850, 1800, 2100, 2600) networks. LTE speeds are Cat. 6 ones and simultaneous 4G on both SIM cards is supported. The wireless connectivity options of the Cubot X19 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 works with GPS and GLONASS and is equipped with a USB Type-C 2.0 port and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The model runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo.

Complete Cubot X19 specifications.

What's in the box

Cubot's latest boxes for smartphones are flat and rectangular, all black with the model name imprinted in the centre of the box, usually in gold colour. On the sides, there's the Cubot logo while on the back, information about the main features and certifications of the device is provided. As usual, inside the smartphone lies on top of the accessories which include:

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