Cubot R9 Review, Price and Specifications

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Cubot Mobile was little known in Kenya before the global launch of their Cubot Note S in Kenya. This is also the phone that shifted a number of users into using KiliMall an online shopping retailer just like Jumia. Cubot Note S since its launch has done great. But has Cubot been doing anything lately? Sadly enough, since the year started Cubot has only 2 smartphones in its name in 2017; the Cubot R9 and Cubot Rainbow 2.

What does the Cubot R9 bring on board? Join me on this journey to discover how unique this handset is not how different it is.

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Cubot R9 Key Specifications

  • Display: 5.0″ inch HD 2.5D display
  • Resolution: 720*1280 pixels
  • Pixel Density: 294ppi
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Processor: Quad core MediaTek MT6580 processor
  • Frequency: 1.3GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • ROM: 16GB
  • SD Card: yes to 32GB
  • Cameras: Primary: 13MP with LED flash and front snapper: 5MP with flash
  • Battery: 2600mAh

The handset is not big as majority of devices out there. The screen is a 5.0″ inch display and you can relate to that. If you have been using the 5.5″ or the 5.85 rounding to 6″ you will feel a small difference in the display screen. The display is HD yes, resolution of 720*1280 pixels.

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Cubot R9
The phone is much slimmer than most of the models released by the same company. It prides itself for having a 7.85mm thickness. The dimensions are 144*72*7.85mm. A couple of devices beat this thickness even from brands like TECNO Mobile.

The handset runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, and this is an up 👍. It features a quad core MediaTek MT6580 chipset processor that ticks at 1.3GHz. In as much as this is not the best but still it’s not the worst.

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Cubot R9 comes in a couple of colors. To be precise this handset is available in 3 colors; Gold, Black and Starry Blue. You can get any of the variants above.

The device doesn’t support 4G and so if your were looking for a 4G enabled phone, then look somewhere else. You got 2 SIM cards you don’t have to worry. Cubot R9 feats dual card slots SIM 2 is nano thence can be used as SD slot or SIM 2 slot.

Cubot R9 too brings on board fingerprint scanner as part of the security update. With the 0.1s fingerprint scanner you can swiftly unlock you handset and forget about users who are always pricky.

Cubot R9 is defined by good performance. A handset that doesn’t support 4G, features a HD display not FHD and is equipped with 2GB RAM means performance is upped. Cubot R9 score worst on the display, and processor part but 2GB RAM is just what it needs to somehow cancels out the spoilers. The internal storage is 16GB with an SD card slot incase you need additional storage.

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Cameras: the Cubot R9 is not forgotten on the camera front. The primary camera (rear camera) features a 13MP camera with 500mA LED flashlight for enhanced dim light photography. The front shooter is equipped with 5MP camera and a 50mA LED flash too.

On final note the device brings on a big joke with a battery of 2600mAh capacity. With all the good specs listed, Cubot underscores this handset with a meagre battery. The battery is detachable so you can easily buy and replace one.