Today we would like to introduce the Cubot X20 Pro to you. A China mobile phone designed for the lower middle class. Cubot has always been able to offer good smartphones in the past. Cubot presented its new entry-level smartphone X20 Pro in mid-September. The device already offers a triple camera, a FullHD + screen with mini-
notch as well as 6 GB RAM and 128 GB capacity at a low price. In the review, we take a closer look at the external and internal values ?? of the smartphone.
The Cubot X20 Pro has in addition 6 GB of RAM and 128 Ho of ROM, as well as a triple photo module integrated into a square like on the iPhone 11. The technical sheet of the X20 Pro is interesting on paper, but is- what the user experience is satisfactory? Find out the answer to this question in our full review.
Technical data of the Cubot X20 Pro
|Model||Cubot X20 Pro|
|display||6.3 inch 19.5: 9 full HD + (2340 x 1080 pixel) LC display (409 PPI)|
|processor||MediaTek Helio P60 @ 2 GHz|
|graphics chip||ARM Mali G72|
|Internal memory||128 GB|
|camera||12-megapixel SONY IMX486 + 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle + 20 MP Sony IMX350 depth camera|
|front camera||13 megapixels|
|battery pack||4,000 mAh|
|connectivity||Bluetooth, USB Type-C, GPS, 3.5 mm jack, LTE band 20|
|operating system||Android 9|
|Dimensions | Weight||15.71 x 7.43 x 8.5 mm | 250 g|
The Cubot X20 Pro is delivered in a black box with a gold “X20 Pro” logo on the front. On the back, also in gold letters, the user can find some information about the specifications. The scope of delivery includes the Cubot X20 Pro, an anthracite-colored and a slightly transparent TPU case, a 5V / 2A power supply, a USB Type-C cable, a SIM needle, a Quickstartquide, and other paperwork. A protective film was on the display from the factory. We removed this for the review Properties of the display glass.
Design & Appearance
The Cubot X20 Pro is a medium-sized smartphone. It is equipped with a 6.3-inch screen measuring 157 x 74.6 x 8.6 mm in terms of dimensions. The black edges surrounding the slab are thin. The one on the top is 3mm thick and the bottom one is 7mm. The X20 Pro is fitted with a discreet teardrop notch. However once in hand, we notice that the phone is quite heavy, it weighs 233 grams on the scale. This weight is largely due to the protective glass present at the front and rear and also to the metal frame. The phone will not be forgotten when you slip it into your pants pocket.
The volume rocker and the power button are located on the right of the smartphone, the dual SIM slot is placed on the left and the mono speaker and the USB Type-C port are located at the bottom. A 3.5mm jack port was unfortunately omitted and yes, an adapter is also missing. The back houses the triple camera and an LED flash. You are probably wondering where the fingerprint sensor has gone? Well, there is none. For real! Is that what you call courage or madness? In everyday life, the fingerprint sensor is actually indispensable and since the “FaceID” function often works slowly or insufficiently (at least with cheap smartphones), we got frowns for the first time. More on that later.
As far as the processing is concerned, Cubot has done a good job with the X20 Pro. The keyword here is of high quality. There are no processing errors or defects. The physical buttons are not absolutely firm in the frame, but they also do not clatter. The glass on the back has no scratches or tears at the end of the test period.
Overall the Cubot X20 Pro design and conception are satisfactory. The combination of metal and glass is good when you consider the price of the phone. By cons, we regret that it is as heavy and that the manufacturer has decided to remove the fingerprint sensor.
In terms of display, Cubot uses a decent 6.3 “FullHD + IPS LCD display with 5-point touch digitizer, tempered glass (presumably Gorilla Glass) and a slightly oleophobic surface in the X20 Pro. As expected, the sharpness is good, the brightness is absolutely sufficient and the colors are also displayed well (albeit somewhat coolly). When using the “night light function”, the cold blue tones can be filtered out as desired.
The viewing angle stability is also good because the colors do not change when tilted. The digitizer works very reliably and the finger glides effortlessly over the surface, but unfortunately only a maximum of 5 fingers are recognized at the same time. In the end, however, this should not disturb most people – especially in the price range.
The pixel density per inch is 409, which is enough for the image to stay perfectly sharp. The screen aspect ratio is 19.5: 9 and the body/screen ratio is 92.8%. Finally, this is what is indicated on the technical sheet of the device. Because in fact the black edges present around the slab are still present. The drop-shaped notch is relatively discreet. In any case, it does not disturb the functioning of the telephone.
Hardware & Perforamnce
The Cubot X20 Pro has one of my favorite mid-range processors, the Helio P60. In addition, the processor is quite an announcement for a cell phone under $150. The Mediatek chip has been on the market since the end of 2018 and is therefore still up to date. The computing unit consists of a performance cluster with four Cortex-A73 cores with up to 2.0 GHz and is supported by four Cortex A-53 cores with up to 2.0 GHz in the energy-saving cluster.
An ARM Mali G72 with 800 MHz clock frequency is used as the graphics unit. Cubot’s internal storage was not too bad either and installed a decent 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. With a maximum reading speed of 300MB/s and a writing speed of 188MB/s, high-quality eMMc chips were also used here. This is very commendable for the lower price range of the Cubot X20 Pro.
The X20 Pro is efficient, all daily tasks are carried out efficiently and quickly. However this remains a low-end model, you will not be able to play the latest 3D games with the parameters set to high. During our test, we played Asphalt 9 and the game was always smooth. On the other hand, the graphic parameters were set to medium. It is not a monster of power, but its performance is sufficient to play all the games on the Play Store.
At a price of less than $150, however, the Cubot X20 Pro offers a good performance, which of course is sufficient for everyday life from social media, messaging, internet surfing and the like and enables a smooth user experience. If you want it to be faster and smoother, you have to put a little more money on the table.
From a camera’s point, the Cubot X20 Pro’s cameras are made up of 3 different sensors. A 12MP central Sony IMX486, a 125-degree super-wide-angle lens with an 8MP sensor for a second, and a 20MP depth sensor for a third.
In normal mode, you should always leave the AI ?? switched on in order to achieve the best possible picture result. This can only be omitted for tripod shots and manual focusing. The sharpness is satisfactory in good lighting conditions and the colors are usually displayed correctly. The bokeh mode enables good photos with depth effect and the susceptibility to errors is very low. Small areas of the foreground are only partially separated from the background. But that also happens to the big ones.
When taking macro and landscape shots, the user tends to manually zoom, which we would advise against in the Cubot X20 Pro. This digital zoom brings no added value. Even when taking close-up pictures, it does not produce a real magnification and here, too, the color reproduction is sometimes incorrect. If you then operate the manual focus, the software tries to deliver a usable photo.
The front camera has a 13MP Sony IMX214 sensor. This does a good job and enables handsome selfies. Of course, this sensor also has to struggle in lowlight situations but is also doing well here. Unfortunately, there is no front flash and the display cannot be switched on like a light source. Selfies in dark surroundings are not feasible.
Battery & Other Features
The Cubot X20 Pro is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery. Without knowing the capacity of the battery, we thought of a higher figure, knowing the weight of the smartphone. In addition in use, it is not a super enduring model. You will only manage to reach a day of autonomy in intensive use. Watching a video on YouTube for an hour consumes around 6% of the battery. During a one-hour play phase, the battery decreases between 12 and 15%. We clearly expected more. It will take about 2 hours to get a 100% battery with the AC adapter provided in the box.
CUBOT X20 Pro is equipped with the latest Android 9.0, which is a system without major bugs, with a simple and clean interface. There will be no annoying ads that affect the user experience and the fluidity is exceptionally high. In addition, the interaction is simpler and more intuitive.
Verdict & Buy
As we said at the beginning, the Cubot X20 Pro will find the right person to get it. It has a large Full HD display, plenty of RAM, very good autonomy, honest telephone and WiFi antennas, good call quality, while expandable memory, headphone port, and radio make it a great friend for music and radio listeners. the absence of the fingerprint sensor.
The conclusion for the Cubot X20 Pro is rather sobering despite decent performance processing and a rear triple camera. The price of under $150 is fair depending on the offer. Right now Cubot X20 Pro is now availalbe on Gearbest For Just $154.99 at Flash Sale. Click the follwoing button for order now: