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Cubot X19 smartphone

Cubot X19 - The € 100 budget smartphone

After a long time Cubot released a new smartphone of the X-series. The Cubot X19 is a well-equipped handheld 100 € price range. It offers an everyday use MediaTek Helio P23 processor, an 5.9 inch FHD + display and a guaranteed upgrade to Android 9 Pie.

Cubot X19 - budget smartphone

Things have been rather quiet around the Chinese smartphone manufacturer “Cubot” in recent months. Although some new models were released, they could not match the success of the box office hits at the time. The manufacturer now wants to celebrate its comeback with the Cubot X19 and is presenting a well-equipped smartphone in the €100 price range.

No notch, but a lot of color!

Simple colors are a thing of the past! Cubot is also very trendy with a different colored back. “Magic Gradient” is the name of the color gradient, which shimmers differently depending on the incidence of light. For those who prefer something simpler, Cubot also has a glossy black model on offer. The dimensions of the unibody case, which is largely made of glass and metal, are 155.06 x 74.67 x 9.55 mm. The weight is a moderate 175g.

Cubot X19 display

Instead of notch, Cubot relies on classic display bezels. The display itself is of the IPS type and has a 5.93 inch diagonal with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. So-called 2.5D Curved Glass ensures curved edges, which above all contribute to a better look. Further features of the panel are a contrast ratio of 1300: 1, a 90% NTSC color space coverage and a 450 cd / m² luminance.

16 + 2 Megapixel dual-focus camera

The dual main camera uses an unspecified 16 megapixel main sensor with f / 2.0 aperture and a 2 megapixel secondary sensor. Especially in the low-budget price range, Chinese manufacturers often opt for a fake second sensor that has no influence on the recording quality, but serves purely for design purposes. How the second sensor is to be classified remains to be seen. The main camera is supported by an LED flash. The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels and comes with a simple fixed focus.

Cubot X19 camera

Helio P23 system-on-chip

The system-on-chip is the MediaTek Helio P2017 (MT23T), released in 6763. The CPU is made up of 8 Cortex-A53 processor cores, which in turn are divided into a performance and energy saving cluster (2.5 - 1.65 GHz). The GPU is an ARM Mali-G71 MP2, which allows one or two mobile games. The system is supported by a 4GB RAM and a 64GB data storage. Memory expansion using a MicroSD memory card is possible without the need for the second SIM slot.

Cubot X19 specifications

Mobile, battery and others

The Cubot X19 is a dual SIM smartphone with Cat. 7 DL / Cat. 13 UL LTE modem. Fast LTE is available on both slots (standby). The following bands are supported:

 Mobile radio frequencies / bands 
GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
WCDMA: B1 / B7
FDD-LTE: B1 / B3 / B7 / B8 / B20

The smartphone is connected wirelessly with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi (802.1.1 a / b / g / n) and Bluetooth 4.2. As expected, NFC is not present. The connection options amount to an outdated MicroUSB socket and a 3.5 mm jack audio socket. GPS is used for navigation. In addition to the typical smartphone sensors (gyroscope, proximity sensor, acceleration sensor), there is also a fingerprint sensor. A notification LED is located above the display so that you do not miss any notification.

Cubot X19 design

Cubot specifies the capacity of the non-replaceable battery as 4.000 mAh. A quick charge function is not supported. The Cubot X19 is delivered with Android 8.1, which is largely based on stock Android. The manufacturer has already announced an upgrade to Android 9 Pie for June 2019.

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  1. sebo

    21. February 2019 18 to: 18

    The price is really good, but I've become cautious about these China smartphones. This 2 megapixel sensor can only be fake. No fast charging is also critical for the 4000er battery. And then also Micro-USB? Hello 2019! Then rather put on a bit and buy something decent of Xiaomi.

    • Timo admin

      21. February 2019 21 to: 20

      Hi Sebo, that's true with the MicroUSB. Since you should have installed a USB-C socket. The 2 MP sensor, I also believe that it will have no real benefit.

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