Cubot X18 Plus Review

5 April 2018, 11:36:18

Cubot X18 Plus Review

Overview

Cubot X18 Plus succeeds the X18 only half a year after the X18 has been announced. It shows a noticeable upgrade in display size and resolution, battery capacity, chipset capabilities, RAM, storage, and software as it arrives with almost stock Android 8.0 Oreo. This model is suitable for every user with a tight budget that wants to upgrade to a full-screen smartphone with the latest OS out-of-the-box.
You can buy a Cubot X18 Plus at a promotional price here.

Specifications

Cubot X18 Plus is equipped with a 5.99-inch display with an in-cell IPS panel that has an FHD+ resolution (1080 x 2160 pixels), an 18:9 aspect ratio, and 90% NTSC colour coverage. The typical brightness is specified as being 450 cd/m2 and the static contrast ratio is 1300:1. The screen is protected by a 2.5D curved glass of unspecified type. The glossy plastic hood covers a 4000 mAh Li-Pol, unremovable battery coupled with a 5V/2A charger. Performance-wise, the model relies on a 64-bit MediaTek MT6750T chipset. Built on the 28nm process, it packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU with four 1.5GHz cores and four 1GHz ones. The graphics department is managed by a dual-core 650MHz Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. There are 4GB of single-channel LPDDR3 RAM on board, clocked at 833MHz and 64GB of internal memory, expandable with up to 128GB. The camera department features a 16MP Samsung S5K3P3SX primary shooter (interpolated to 20MP) with a 5-element lens, an f/2.0 aperture, blue filter glass and 1A dual-LED flash. There's an auxiliary VGA snapper on the back, interpolated to 2MP. The front-facing shooter packs an 8MP GalaxyCore GC8024 sensor (interpolated to 13MP) and a 4-element lens with an f/2.8 aperture. The device supports 2G GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G W-CDMA (900 MHz, 2100 MHz), and 4G FDD-LTE (800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz) networks. LTE speeds are Cat. 6 ones. The wireless connectivity options of the X18 Plus include Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot. The smartphone works with GPS and GLONASS and is equipped with a Micro-USB 2.0 port and a 3.5 mm jack. The model runs on stock Android 8.0 Oreo.

Complete Cubot X18 Plus specifications.

What's in the box

Cubot X18 Plus is placed inside a simple white rectangular box with a photo of the phone on the lid. The model's name is placed in the top left corner. On the back of the box, there's information about the main features and certifications of the device. The smartphone arrives with the standard protective films for the screen and back. The set of accessories include:

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