Cubot X12 is a flagship device from the manufacturers of the Cubot Note S sports and Cubot H1 4G models which was two great successors. The company is not that much of a big name in the smartphone world, but they creating some solid devices with some promising specifications for some affordable prices. The X12 is also not different from that. For a price of $100, the cubot x12 provides some decent hardware with great quality. $100 phones these days doesn’t have that much popularity or user attention. But, if you are a budget lover, we think, you must give a look at the cubot x12 smartphone.
It has some good features including 1GB RAM, a Quad-core processor and a Mali GPU, all for a price of just $100. The device is a greatly engineered one with some neat and classy finish over the body. Another rare feature of the device is that it can control some specific air conditioners, TV’s and such electronic appliances in your home. So, it is also a replacement for so many remote controllers in your home. There is much more to explore about the Cubot X12 smartphone. So, let’s look at the Cubot x12 Review.
Cubot X12 Design
The Cubot X12 looks stunning from all angles. The sides are curved to cut down the edges of the devices. Alongside the edges, Cubot accepted a curvy design on the up and down portions of the smartphone. It diverse the device from the normal rectangular smartphones from the first look itself. The device has a matte finish all over the body which doesn’t reflect the light. It has a comparatively slimmer body. To be accurate, the device is about 8.1 mm thick. Cubot accepted a clean design that doesn’t make it a bored device.
Looking from the front, you will notice an IPS capacitive display with a decent visual quality. It doesn’t reflect the light to the eyes of the users. The front camera and the speakers are placed in the traditional way. Moving to the back cover, there is nothing more than the usual scenes. A back camera coupled with the flash, the speaker and the cubot logo with some information. The volume buttons are placed o the left side while the power button is on the right. Overall the X12 looks nice.
The Cubot X12 features a 960 x 540 pixels OGS IPS display with a size of 5 inches. It outputs some decent quality alongside some good visual experience. While watching the HD videos, you could experience the stunning clarity for the resolution it providing. The screen is not that much small, but not that much big. The perfect screen-body ratio looks nice. It won’t affect the visual quality by high brightness or contrast. It is very sleek and optimized for a good visual experience on the screen.
While coming to the camera, it has an 8.0 MP shooter on the back with the functionalities like auto-focus and lighting adjustment. You can record Full HD videos using the perfect shooter. The camera well works on outdoor, but shows some dimness on poor conditions. While flipping the device, there is a 5.0 MP front facing camera which is perfect for selfies. The face recognition feature is also a plus to the camera of the device.
Performance and Connectivity
The Cubot X12 has a heart of MediaTek MT6735M Cortex A7 quad-core SoC running at 1.0GHz which sounds like a bit lower than the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime that provides a 1.2GHz CPU. That device also costs around $100. But, for this price range, the specs are quite explainable. Multi-tasking is covered by the 1GB RAM which also lesser when compared to the Redmi 2 Prime. There is a Mali-720 GPU to power the gaming on the smartphone. The Mali-720 GPU sounds like a great one which can provide a smoother gameplay. But, the battery capacity is being a question mark for gaming on the device.
The device equipped with the Android 5.1 Lollipop version. It can be upgraded to the latest one using the custom ROM installation. The company not yet released the Marshmallow update for the Cubot X12 which means, you should do it yourself. You will not find any problem making apps on the X12 which uses a lot of your system resources. The device is very strict in terms of allocating some decent amount of RAM for the users. It sounds not good but Great.
The 4G connectivity is also a noticeable feature of the device. The 4G technology is still missing on some devices even costlier than $200. So, the inbuilt 4G in a device which worths only about $100 is quite amazing. Cubot did a great job by making this possible on the device. If you want to see the cubot x12 in action, watch the following video.
It has a 2200mAh battery to fuel the whole device. Based on our tests, we found that the device barely manages to fulfill the whole day usage. You may have to charge the device many times if you are a hard-core gamer or video nerd. For normal users, the battery won’t make a problem. Instead, it can provide a good on-screen time.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Smartphone Specifications
- CPU: MediaTek MT6735M Cortex A7 quad-core SoC running at 1.0GHz
- GPU: Mali-720 GPU
- RAM: 1GB RAM
- ROM: 8GB ROM
- External memory: SD Card Up to 32GB
- Screen size: 5 inch
- Screen resolution: 960 x 540 pixels OGS IPS display
- OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Back camera: 8.0MP
- Front camera: 5.0MP
- Battery Capacity: 2200mAh
- Wireless Connectivity: GPS, 4G LTE, 3G, GSM, Bluetooth, WiFi
- WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/a wireless internet
- I/O Interface: TF/Micro SD Card Slot, Mini USB Slot, 3.5mm Audio Out Port
- Additional Features: MP3, MP4, OTG, Gravity Sensing, Browser
- Good Design
- 4G compatibility
- Low Price
- Low battery
Cubot X12 smartphone is ideal for those who need a budget device with some good hardware quality. As it only costs around $100, it is affordable even for the normal people those who need a smartphone. It is an entry level device from cubot and we may expect some variants of the it in future.