Cubot X10 – premium body for modest hardware

Cubot is a company, which puts lots of efforts building beautiful design for its devices. We can say for sure, that it’s one of the strongest features, which they offer. Of course this is what first attracts our attention – the design itself. Their latest offerings are all beautiful no matter the price range. Cubot S200 is a great proof – cheap, smooth and beautiful. But now Cubot is going to a new area – their first waterproof smartphone Cubot X10. And it will be no exception of the beautiful design line.

Cubot X10 shows off with almost no side bezels. You can see that by yourself on the pictures. However we are a little bit skeptic about that. We are used to see lots of Chinese manufacturers, which exaggerate and manipulate the presentation photos. But we can say for sure, that the phone looks great. It has a metal frame and two color options (although white plus gold is too much for us).

Let’s move to the specs sheet. Cubot X10 comes with 5.5-ich HD display (720 x 1280 resolution) and measures 153.8 mm  x 76.5 mm x 7.1 mm. It’s thinner and narrower, than the average 5.5-inch phablet. It weighs 160 grams, which is great for this size (considering the metal frame). You’ll find MT6592 processor on board – an octa-core chip clocked at 1.4GHz paired with 2GB RAM. There’s 16GB in-build storage plus microSD card slot.

Cubot X10 comes with Android KitKat out of the box and still no words about a Lollipop upgrade in future. We are a little bit disappointed to see such beautiful device running just on KitKat and with an outdated chip. Don’t get us wrong, it will still be enough for smooth operations, but we think that it’s a drawback.

The battery backup is 2400mAh, which is a questionable number considering the octa-core processor and the big 5.5-inch screen.

There are two cameras 13MP back camera and 8MP front camera. Cubot’s website claims, that the cameras come with f/1.8, but perhaps that’s not true. Currently there are just 1-2 smartphones in the world with such wide aperture (and we are sure that Cubot X10 won’t be one of them).

Cubot X10 – where to buy one ?

Anyway Cubot X10 is one very beautiful (we used this word a lot) smartphone with decent hardware specifications. So where to buy Cubots X10 and what’s the price? It’s still on pre-sell and will be shipped soon. You can check these websites, which currently offer the device.

Official Cubot X10 website

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