The Cubot X20 and X20 Pro look a bit like iPhone 11, with FaceID, large batteries and a clean Android 9 Pie. They all cost a lot of money. Is it worth the risk of buying them? Cubot presented three new and quite interesting smartphones from the middle price range: Cubot X20, Cubot X20 Pro and Cubot P30. Their common advantage is a large battery and low price. The design may also appeal (although its originality is highly debatable), but will it be worth buying?
While Cubot certainly wanted to treat the X20 Pro as a flagship, it is still an average in terms of specification. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing interesting about it. Some people may like the strangely familiar rear panel design, but believe me, in six months’ time half the smartphones will be wearing them. So Cubot can be called the creator of the new trend.
The camera island has three lenses. The main one hides a Sony IMX 486 sensor with a resolution of 12 MP. Such a sensor is a very reasonable choice at this price, which can provide good results even in bad light. Add to that a 20 MP depth measurement unit and an 8 MP ultra-wide angle (125 degrees). I hope that the appropriate software has been taken care of. The result of the work of such a set is to be a very good portrait mode.
At the front there was a 6.3-inch IPS screen with FullHD+ resolution. Don’t be fooled, the frames aren’t as thin as on promotional graphics, but it’s not bad anyway. Here’s a curiosity – Cubot X20 and X20 Pro do not have a fingerprint reader, and unlock is done only with FaceID.
What does the manufacturer offer us in the specification? The common denominator is the battery, which has a capacity of 4000 mAh and pure Android without the manufacturer’s cap. This is a good choice and should translate into a whole day’s trouble-free operation away from the socket.
However, if you want more computing power, you should definitely bet on Cubot X20 Pro. It is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 and supported by 6 GB of RAM. The X20 has MediaTeka P23 and 4 GB of RAM – both sets will work every day, but more powerful will also allow you to play.
You can read more about the strongest Cubot X20 Pro on the manufacturer’s website. If you like it, Cubot organizes a competition in which you can win 10 copies of this model. The rules are banal (you can read more about them on the action page), so maybe it’s worth trying your luck?
The Cubot P30, on the other hand, evokes associations with another Chinese manufacturer – at least in terms of the camera’s island. But if you look at the specification, you’ll find exactly what you find with Cubot X20. For a change, however, it has a fingerprint reader on the back panel, which may be a decisive advantage for many people.
The processor is MediaTek Helio P23, the operating memory is 4 GB and the user data is 64 GB. The cameras are also the same – 12 MP is the main unit, accompanied by a 20 MP lens for depth detection, as well as an ultra-wide angle. You may also like the battery capacity, which is again 4000 mAh.
I must admit personally that offering exactly the same specification in a completely different enclosure speaks to me a little. I certainly cannot praise Cubot for its originality, but on the other hand – hardly any manufacturer is tempted to do so.