We have so many powerful smartphones that can achieve anything on the go. There are no surprises that a smartphone can handle a lot of things easily. In today’s highly competitive smartphone market, manufacturers are making smart devices with an interesting set of specifications.
Now we came across various devices to pick a premium looking device at an unbelievable price. Our review of the Cubot X15 contains build quality, performance and battery life. So let’s take a detailed look at the device to see if it is really worth the money.
Cubot X15 Review: Build Quality & Features
The first thing you notice about the Cubot X15 is the design. It is pretty compact and gives a premium feel in your hand. The Cubot X15 comes with pretty impressive specs for its price point and features a 5.5-inch FHD display with 1920 X1080p. The device is powered by a quad-core MTK6735 64bit processor and has 2GB of RAM.
The front panel has a camera, sensors and below the 5.5inch FHD display, you have the three touch button. On the back, it has the 8M camera with 1A Flash, and at the bottom, it has a Cubot logo.
The phone also has a 16MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front camera, which is first of its kind in a device front 8MP camera which is priced low. The phone ships in 16GB and also comes with 2750mAH power battery.
The display of the device is pretty good and offers good quality. The IPS display offers good viewing angles and even in the outdoor sunlight the display is clearly visible. We don’t see too many devices in the under $180 pricing with an HD resolution and a display that is really great to use. Overall, the build quality and finish of the device is really good and Cubot has done a very good job.
Cubot X15 Review: Performance
The device comes in Android 5.1 Lollipop flavor, the OS nearly offers Stock and easily customizable. Powering the device is the MTK6735 64bit processor with a combination of 2GB RAM means you can expect good processing speeds. We used the device for 7 days to test the performance, the hardware is good and satisfy the money you spend.
The internal storage of the device 16GB and you can upgrade up to 32GB using expandable memory. The best part of the device is gesture and OTG support. You can wake, access camera, play music using simple gestures. With OTG, you can connect your external drives with a USB cable on the go.
The Cubot X15 also comes with Hotknot features, which uses NFC to communicate and transfer file sharing on the go. Coming to gaming performance, the device is capable of playing almost all high-end hits in the Play Store. The device is a dual SIM 3G and 4G capable, the signal quality is good and we did not have any issues with dropped calls or signal issues.
The camera on the device is a 16MP sharpshooter with LED flash and an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. The photos taken with the 16MP camera have decent clarity and color quality. The images possessed good depth and brightness levels, we satisfied with the image quality. The phone supports video recording in 1080p, the video quality is also pretty satisfactory.
Cubot X15 Specs
Display: 5.5 inch 2.5D FHD Screen, 1920×1080 pixels
CPU: MTK6735 64bit Quad Core, 1.3GHz
System: Android 5.1
RAM + ROM: 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
Camera: Back camera 16.0MP dw9714 graphic sensor, 5P lens, f/1.8 aperture + front 8.0MP f/2.0 aperture
Features: OTG, HotKnot
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, Micro SIM, Nano SIM
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
4G: LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
So is the Cubot X15 value for money at $165.99? We say yes undoubtedly. The build quality, hardware specs, and performance is top notch. The device is definitely set big name in the budget category.