Cubot P20 Review

24 July 2018, 17:56:44

Cubot P20 Review
You can buy a Cubot P20 at a promotional price from Cubot's official AliExpress store.

Design, build and controls

Cubot P20 has a classic design according to the latest tendencies. The materials in use are typical for lower-mid-range smartphone - a 2.5D curved glass for the front, an aluminium alloy frame, and a plastic back. The protective glass is most probably a regular soda-lime one. The metal frame and plastic back have an electroplated glossy finish that resembles glass. This coating is prone to attracting smudges and scratches, so using the protective case is highly recommended. The smartphone looks quite attractive and feels very thin and lightweight despite its big display. The backplates is curved on all four sides for improved ergonomics. The model is available in blue and black colours, a third gradient version is available as well. We are reviewing a black unit. Cubot P20 has an average width and height for a smartphone with a 6.2-inch display. It is 75.25 mm wide and 156.25 mm high. The model has an average thickness of 8.5 mm and is one of the most lightweight smartphones (167 grammes) with a 6.2-inch display and a 4000 mAh battery. If we have to compare it to the X18 Plus, it is slightly wider and taller, while being lighter and having a larger display and battery. Cubot P20 offers a better screen-to-body-ratio than the X18 Plus. Its display covers 82.11% of the total front surface of the device against 79.63% for the X18 Plus. The whole front is covered with a 2.5D curved soda-lime glass. The forehead has a notch and it houses the front camera, earpiece with a coloured LED notification light below it, light and proximity sensor. The chin below the screen is relatively thin and bare. The navigation is on-screen only. The Display settings contain a Navigation bar menu from where you can switch the places of the Recents and Back buttons as well as dock the navigation bar or make it hideable. From the Display settings, you can also customize the LED notification light. The back of the device houses a dual camera setup with a LED light placed between the two shooters. This module has a vertical arrangement and is positioned in the top left corner. Centrally along the vertical, you will see a circular fingerprint sensor with a glossy rim in silver colour. At the bottom, there's the Cubot logo accompanied by some certification data. The top frame houses a 3.5 mm jack, while the bottom frame includes a Micro-USB 2.0 port with two speaker grilles on its sides. Only the right one covers a speaker. The hybrid, dual-SIM tray is placed on the left frame and the Volume and Power buttons are positioned on the right one.

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