Cubot X18, another inexpensive and bevelled phablet for this year

Cubot X18

Yes, what until a year ago was an important innovation and improvement in the design of mobile phones , today is a trend that can be seen in more than a dozen devices with different features. In the case of Chinese brands, each manufacturer has its own options and Cubot X18 is one of the latest to arrive, this time for users who do not want a high-end equipment.

Cubot X18 is a midrange phablet that is characterized by being a device that balances its specifications very well to the point of giving good results in its general performance, quality of photographs or autonomy, always without asking the users a high price, and I have seen another phone like this named Blackview S8, and see the review of it. All this is complemented by a first-class design that almost completely eliminates its bezels.

Features of Cubot X18

Official site
Dimensions 15.90 x 7.40 x 0.85 cm
Weight 170 grams
Colors Black
Technologies / Bands 2G: GSM 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz – 3G: WCDMA 900 / 2100MHz – 4G: LTE FDD-800/1800/2100 / 2600MHz
Type of SIM micro SIM
Display Technology IPS Capacitive
Dimension 5.5 inches
Resolution 1440 x 720 pixels
Multitouch Yes
Processor 64bit MTK6737T 1.5 GHz, Quad Core
Capacity 32GB
SD slot Yes, microSD up to 128GB
Android 7.0
Resolution 16 MP
Secondary camera 13 MP
Maker Sony and Samsung
Capacity 3,200 mAh
Fast charge Do not
loading port Micro USB
Headphones Yes (3.5mm mini jack)
Wifi Si, 802.11 b / g / n
Bluetooth Yes, 4.0
NFC Do not
Radio Yes. Need earpiece
Spanish Language Yes
Box contents Mobile phone, Power adapter, USB cable, Screen protector

Design, the most relevant

Cubot X18

Comparison of the look of Cubot X18 with other high ranges

Further details of the technical characteristics of this terminal can be seen below and the conclusions indicate that it is similar to a multitude of telephones already on the market. However, the extra point in consideration is given by its design, taking full advantage of the place your screen occupies in relation to the total space.

With rounded lines on its edges and a 2.5D crystal that gives a curved finish on the sides, it is very easy to pair the mobile with the Cubot Magic, but after all is a step forward in every way. Also that expansion of your screen makes it possible to adopt a new aspect ratio, 18: 9.

To complete, the terminal is manufactured in a casing completely in aluminum that has a shiny finish in its back part. In front, the panel occupies 83% of the total surface and only leaves a small upper margin for your camera and antennas, and another lower where there is nothing to highlight.

Display and general hardware

Cubot X18

Cubot X18 is manufactured in a unibody metal housing

Continuing with all that the Cubot X18 has to offer , the IPS screen is 5.7 inches with a native resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels , perhaps one of the most negative points in the overall summary. Of course, the convenience of use for those with small hands is out of the question, and is that the absence of bezels already mentioned, leaves a feeling of being a smaller phone.

Inside, the other aspect against is in the processor model, since it is MediaTek MTK6737T four-core at 1.5 GHz , and so you can not expect too much from its performance against demanding tasks. The good news is that 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card up to 128 GB.

Finally, the battery has a capacity of 3200 mAh that promises autonomy for a day with continuous use, since precisely the quality of your screen does not require such a high power consumption.

Cameras, fingerprint sensor and more

Cubot X18

Cubot X18 uses Sony and Samsung cameras

To complete the good feelings left by the Cubot X18 you have to focus on your camera configuration, and is that you have chosen a leader of the sector like Sony to present their sensors. Behind, there is a 16 megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and capture speed of 0.1 second, while in the front there is also a lot of quality for selfies.

In total the sensor is 13 megapixels, this time by Samsung, which promises a special work on autofotos or video calls, because its software is responsible for better lighting “artificially” when the natural conditions are not exactly the best.

It is also worth mentioning the presence of a fingerprint reader that happens to be placed exactly in the back center of the Smartphone, with capacity to store up to 5 different fingerprints, recognition in 360º and with speed of 0.1 second. The operating system is none other than Android 7.0 Nougat factory , this time without layers of customizations through and with the addition of a multi-window function, ie being able to display on your big screen two Apps at a time.

Availability and Pricing of Cubot X18

To buy the new Cubot X18 there are several online stores that offer an attractive wreck. Currently the best offer takes Gearbest with a discount for $119.99. And more deals and coupons, you can visit



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