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Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW In-Depth, Unboxing and Hands-on

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What do you know about Cubot X18 Plus? The smartphone provides pretty good specifications, beautiful design, and perhaps the most interesting part – it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

The price of new smartphone is only $170, but you will get 6-inch display with Full HD resolution, 4 and 64GB of memory, 13MP front camera, and 20MP dual rear camera, and big 4000mAh battery. It sounds very good, do you agree?

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4G Phablet - 5.99 inch Full HD 18:9 - Android 8.0 Oreo - MTK6750T 1.5GHz Octa Core - 4GB RAM - 64GB ROM - 4000mAh Battery - 20.0MP + 2.0MP Dual Rear Cameras - 13MP front camera - Fingerprint Recognition

$79.99 $129.99

Cubot X18 Plus: Package

We already have some phones from Cubot company, and all of them come in a similar boxes. It is a white box and blue label with smartphone model number. Also, here we can see the image of smartphone with really thin bezels, and dancing girl.

As usual, the back panel provides some details about device inside.

When you open the box, you can see the smartphone in silicone case. Also, there is user manual, SIM needle, USB cable and power adapter. So, the package is quite standard, but silicone case is a good bonus.

Cubot X18 Plus: Design

First, I need to say that Cubot X18 Plus is made of glossy plastic. I am not a big fan of this material, because it is a fingerprint magnet. You will have to wipe the smartphone from time to time, or most likely to use silicone case.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW design back panel

On the back panel, you can see dual rear camera, flash and fingerprint reader. All of them have metal frames to add premium feel. It looks pretty good. Also, the back side is curved, so it is comfortable to hold the smartphone in hand.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW design back panel

Of the right side there is Power button and volume rocker, and a slot for SIM and microSD memory card on the left side. There are no surprises here, everything is standard.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW design slot for sim and microSD cards

At the top you can find 3.5 mm audio jack, which is really good.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW design 3.5 mm audio jack

And at the bottom is located microUSB port with a speaker.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW design 3.5 mm audio jack

As you can see, the back panel and sides are pretty standard. However, the most interesting part is the front panel. Here we have 6-inch display with thin bezels on sides. I cannot say, that Cubot X18 Plus is completely bezel-less, because there are thin bezels on sides, and quite big on top and bottom, however it looks very good for budget phone.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW design front panel

Now let’s compare Elephone U Pro and Cubot X18 Plus. Both of them come with 6-inch displays, but Elephone U Pro has smaller bezels on top and bottom. So, the smartphone itself is more compact than Cubot X18 Plus. However, you should not forget what Elephone U Pro costs about $450, while the price of Cubot device is only $170.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW design front panel vs Elephone U Pro

Also, there is front camera, earpiece and other sensors above the display of Cubot X18 Plus.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW design front camera

Cubot X18 Plus: Display

Now, let’s talk about the display of new smartphone. As I already said, it has 6-inch diagonal and Full HD Plus resolution, 2160 by 1080 pixels. The screen is bright, detail and contrast.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW display

To be honest, I don’t remember the flagship phones from Cubot, however its budget devices are pretty good.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW display outdoors

The maximum brightness of 450 nits provides comfortable using indoors and even outdoors. Also, the display is very responsive. Any touches, taps or swipes are registered very quickly.

I cannot find any information about protection glass on Cubot X18 Plus. I hope that smartphone has Corning Gorilla Glass 3, but there is no official confirmation. The protection glass helps against scratches and other damage.

Cubot X18 Plus: Performance

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW hardware specs

As for the performance, Cubot X18 Plus looks pretty good budget phone. Yes, it is powered by outdated chipset MediaTek MTK6750T, and I would like to see something newer or even Snapdragon processor, however combined with 4GB of RAM it provides good performance. I haven’t notice any problems with user interface. It is really fast and smooth. The settings menu, widgets, apps and others open very quickly.

Cubot X18 Plus has 64GB of storage, which it pretty good, but also you can microSD memory card up to 256GB. It sounds really impressive. The smartphone uses hybrid slot, so you can use only 1 SIM card and microSD memory card at the same time.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW storage

Right now, I want to show you AnTuTu and GeekBench 4. The smartphone scores about 55600 points in the first benchmark AnTuTu, while GeekBench 4 shows 651 points and 2682 points in single core test and multi core test, respectively. This is very expected result from this chipset.

I already played some games, for example, Asphalt 8, and it runs pretty good.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW asphalt 8

Cubot X18 Plus: Software

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW software android 8.0 oreo

Cubot X18 Plus runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. This is really good news, because many Chinese phones work only on seventh version of Android. Also, new Cubot device has almost stock Google launcher. Why almost? Because you can find some pre-installed apps from the Chinese manufacturer, such as sound recorded, messengers, file manager, music app, and others. However, these apps are really useful, and you don’t need to delete them.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW software android 8.0 oreo

Of course, there is Multilanguage support and Google Services, such as Play Store, YouTube and even Google Duo for video chatting.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW software android 8.0 oreo

The smartphone should get software updates regular, and the last one was on February 5 th.

Cubot X18 Plus: Camera

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW rear camera

Cubot X18 Plus is equipped with very promising cameras. On the back panel, you can find 20-megapixel main sensor, and 2-megapixel secondary sensor. The second sensor is designed for bokeh effect, but I am not sure that it really works. Most likely, the smartphone uses software algorithm for blurring the background. Also, there is 13 megapixel front camera.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW front camera

The camera app doesn’t differ from stock Android. Here you can find standard modes, such as panorama, HDR, bokeh and others.

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW camera app

Right now I am not ready to talk about image quality, because I must to take photos in different conditions.

Cubot X18 Plus: Battery

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW battery

Another highlight of this phone is 4000mAh battery. It provides really good battery life for budget device. The manufacturer promises about 6 hours with screen on, and about full day of moderate using.

I cannot find any information about fast charging on official website, but full battery charge takes about hour and a half. It is really good!

Cubot X18 Plus: Connectivity

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW conectivity

As for connectivity, Cubot X18 Plus features Bluetooth 4.0, 2.4G Wi-Fi, GPS, and cellular data. In description, you can find bands and networks, and the smartphone works with most global providers. However, Cubot X18 Plus won’t work with most US carriers. You should check the bands for your region to avoid any problems.

Wi-Fi connection works very good, GPS is OK, and I don’t have issues with microphone and earpiece speaker.

Cubot X18 Plus: Sound

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW sound

And the last thing I want to talk about is the sound. The speaker is located at the bottom of Cubot X18 Plus. You can find two speaker grilles, but only one of them makes sound. The second is used for microphone.

The sound from the speaker is loud. You will definitely hear ringers, alarms and notifications. Also you can watch movies, videos on YouTube, and others. However, for audiophiles it is better to use headphones. In this way, you get strong bass and premium sound.

Conclusion

Cubot X18 Plus REVIEW In-Depth, Unboxing and Hands-on

Cubot X18 Plus is very interesting smartphone. For $170, you will get 6-inch display with Full HD resolution and thin bezels on sides. Also it has good hardware and battery. Android 8.0 Oreo is one the highlight of this phone.

However, I don’t really like glossy back panel, because it is a fingerprint magnet. Also, I have some doubts about secondary camera sensor on the back panel. Most likely, it is fake.

CUBOT X18 Plus - FLASH SALE

4G Phablet - 5.99 inch Full HD 18:9 - Android 8.0 Oreo - MTK6750T 1.5GHz Octa Core - 4GB RAM - 64GB ROM - 4000mAh Battery - 20.0MP + 2.0MP Dual Rear Cameras - 13MP front camera - Fingerprint Recognition

$79.99 $129.99

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6 Comments
  1. […] 20MP dual rear camera, and big 4000mAh battery. It sounds very good, do you agree? You can read our full review and watch videos on YouTube to find out more details about this […]

  2. Здравствуйте, а как купить его за 79.99$

  3. I like it’s Design!

  4. it is a good spec phone from what you are saying.perhaps it would make a good second phone for someone or a good first phone for a teenager.

  5. really this is awesome information admin i truly value your time and energy thank you a lot

  6. I bought one and another one on its way. Looks great so fare however I can not use it yet since there is no user manual in the box and I have failed to locate one on the Net. My advise find a user manual before you buy it otherwise you will be stuck with a dead phone.
    Should anyone know where to find a manual I would greatly appreciate to receive your advise.

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