Pre-sales Cubot X6 MTK6592 Octa Core 1.7GHz Phone 5.0 inch IPS 1280x720p OGS Screen 1GB RAM 16GB ROM Android 4.2 Smartphone White £124.79 Sold by GLOBALEBUY-UK and Fulfilled by Amazon. - HotUKDeals
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Pre-sales Cubot X6 MTK6592 Octa Core 1.7GHz Phone 5.0 inch IPS 1280x720p OGS Screen 1GB RAM 16GB ROM Android 4.2 Smartphone White £124.79 Sold by GLOBALEBUY-UK and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Not a world beater but good specs for the price if you don't mind a Chinese brand. I needed a Dual Sim phone for work and I fancy a change from my Iphone 5. Reviews are generally good, apart from the … Read More
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Not a world beater but good specs for the price if you don't mind a Chinese brand. I needed a Dual Sim phone for work and I fancy a change from my Iphone 5. Reviews are generally good, apart from the camera.

Blurb-

The world's first eight-core processor that can run simultaneously. 28nm process, with a quad-core mali 450 GPU, Frequency up to 700MHz, supports full HD video wide screen decoding format, Full-HD 1080P display, but also the world's first full HD supports H.265 video processor.

Specs

✔ 5.0 Inch IPS, OGS screen, full lamination Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
✔ MTK6592, Cortex A7 octa core, 1.7GHz; GPU: Mali-450 MP4
✔ ROM 16GB RAM 1GB
✔ OS Android 4.2.2
✔ Dual Cameras,5.0MP front camera; 8.0MP(interpolation 13.0MP)
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#1
Will be poorer than Moto G
#2
Palwan
Will be poorer than Moto G


I was swaying between this and the Moto G as they are a similar price but as I mentioned above I needed a Dual Sim
#3
#4
Does it come with free spyware (_;)
#5
indianajon
Does it come with free spyware (_;)
Of course it does, they have to somehow make money. oO

Notice, my iNew i7000 did. Had to root it and then delete the fake Google app and a few others.

Edited By: SUMMONER on Jul 25, 2014 18:00
#6
SUMMONER
indianajon
Does it come with free spyware (_;)
Of course it does, they have to somehow make money. oO

Notice, my iNew i7000 did. Had to root it and then delete the fake Google app and few others.


Seriously!??, Guess I'll be rooting the phone then!. I think Cubot is a reputable brand in China but will root anyway :)
4 Likes #7
Dabstar
Seriously!??, Guess I'll be rooting the phone then!. I think Cubot is a reputable brand in China but will root anyway :)
Not all of the Chinese phones have it. In fact it may not even be manufacturers that install the crap, it will more likely be a distributor that is doing it.

Scan your new phone with ESET. If it finds something use TowelRoot & SuperSU to root the phone. Finally install/run Root App Delete in "junior mode" to disable the junk.
Be careful that you don't disable the wrong stuff or you might turn off/loose the Google Play store (happened to me).

Here is the XDA thread that helped me, also I didn't actually follow their exact way of doing it.

The fake Google Services app on my phone wasn't dangerous in itself. But it did have the ability to call home and send data/fetch more crap over time, so was a security risk that should always be removed if present on a phone.

Edited By: SUMMONER on Jul 25, 2014 19:08: ..
#8
SUMMONER
Dabstar
Seriously!??, Guess I'll be rooting the phone then!. I think Cubot is a reputable brand in China but will root anyway :)
Not all of the Chinese phones have it. In fact it may not even be manufacturers that install the crap, it will more likely be a distributor that is doing it.

Scan your new phone with ESET. If it finds something use TowelRoot to root the phone and then Root App Delete in "junior mode" to disable the junk.

Here is the XDA thread that helped me, also I didn't actually follow their exact way of doing it. link


Thanks Summoner for the info, will do this when the phone arrives :)
#9
no nfc support mentioned and no mention of battery size ..... can only guess no nfc and lousy battery .... so cold
#10
majortom
no nfc support mentioned and no mention of battery size ..... can only guess no nfc and lousy battery .... so cold


Correct, no NFC with this phone, but the battery is a decent 2200 mAh
#11
Dabstar
majortom
no nfc support mentioned and no mention of battery size ..... can only guess no nfc and lousy battery .... so cold


Correct, no NFC with this phone, but the battery is a decent 2200 mAh


battery okay then. .. at least a day's worth. .... but to be honest you've got to look for nfc support now for any phone
#12
majortom
Dabstar
majortom
no nfc support mentioned and no mention of battery size ..... can only guess no nfc and lousy battery .... so cold


Correct, no NFC with this phone, but the battery is a decent 2200 mAh


battery okay then. .. at least a day's worth. .... but to be honest you've got to look for nfc support now for any phone


Really??? Why is that?
#13
so is there spyware on the c9w
#14
leeparsons
so is there spyware on the c9w


I would think cubots would be relatively safe but maybe worth following the steps above for all Chinese handsets
#15
expositouk
majortom
Dabstar
majortom
no nfc support mentioned and no mention of battery size ..... can only guess no nfc and lousy battery .... so cold

Correct, no NFC with this phone, but the battery is a decent 2200 mAh

battery okay then. .. at least a day's worth. .... but to be honest you've got to look for nfc support now for any phone

Really??? Why is that?

Because that's the way forward ..... It's a bit like asking why do you need blutooth.
#16
I haven't used Bluetooth in years? What use is it today...
#17
Palwan
Will be poorer than Moto G
How will it?

Moto G has Quad Cortex A7 cores with Adreno 305 GPU
Cubot X6 has Octa Cortex A7 cores with Mali 450 MP4 which is somewhere between Adreno 320 and 330 performance wise.
#18
Hi. Can someone please explain to me what interpolation 13.0MP is?
2 Likes #19
fazlulkhair
Hi. Can someone please explain to me what interpolation 13.0MP is?
Digital pictures are made up of dots (pixels). The more dots there are, the better the picture looks (in theory).

Interpolation is a way of creating more dots on a digital picture than the camera's sensor was physically capable of recording.

In general interpolation is something to be avoided.

Edited By: SUMMONER on Jul 26, 2014 19:31
#20
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#21
SUMMONER
fazlulkhair
Hi. Can someone please explain to me what interpolation 13.0MP is?
Digital pictures are made up of dots (pixels). The more dots there are, the better the picture looks (in theory).

Interpolation is a way of creating more dots on a digital picture, than the camera's sensor was physically capable of recording.

In general interpolation is something to be avoided.

Makes sense. Thank you.
#22
Thanks op. Was just hovering over the "buy" button today on this from BangGood.

Will weigh up if the Amazon factor and quicker delivery is worth the 20% extra in the price over BangGood.

Almost bought the LG G3 from Germany yesterday but, had to let my head rule my heart as I really can't warrant having such an expensive large, thin sliver of a phone in my line of work. By the time I'd get it suited and booted with a case, screen protector etc to take the rigors it must endure, well, it's no longer truly the premium experience it was designed to be, imo.

A slightly less large, £100ish phone like this will be the sweet spot for many like me.

Heat!
#23
nickyjg
Thanks op. Was just hovering over the "buy" button today on this from BangGood.

Will weigh up if the Amazon factor and quicker delivery is worth the 20% extra in the price over BangGood.

Almost bought the LG G3 from Germany yesterday but, had to let my head rule my heart as I really can't warrant having such an expensive large, thin sliver of a phone in my line of work. By the time I'd get it suited and booted with a case, screen protector etc to take the rigors it must endure, well, it's no longer truly the premium experience it was designed to be, imo.

A slightly less large, £100ish phone like this will be the sweet spot for many like me.

Heat!


Just glad the post may have been of some use :)
#24
Both my kids have this phone and love them, I don't know too much about it, but it appears well made and comes with a case, 2 x screen covers and is really speedy and the screen is very nice. The external speaker isn't great, a bit like a tinny Alba speakers from the 80s, but in call the qualitiy is really good.
#25
steve1221
I haven't used Bluetooth in years? What use is it today...
My headphones, car hands-free, car head-unit for streaming, home stereo streamer, pebble watch ...
#26
Just to follow up on my previous post, I did actually order this, though I took advantage of Flubit to do so, for £116.

Could have bought for under £100 from BangGood with an s-line case thrown in on top of the already substantial package in the box, but by the time I weighed up potential customs and the added waiting time this deal (using Flubit) was the better option, I think.

In fact, I've thought quite a bit about this and, if all is as it's seems to upon delivery, I really don't think there's a better bang for buck sim-free phone deal to be had at the moment. What we're talking about here is a device that is doing a damn good job of staying in the Premier League, whilst costing non-league money.

As a previous poster mentioned, there are a couple of minor holes in the spec sheet, as with most any phone. This is less offensive than something like the xiaomi mi3, to my mind, as I'd prefer having no NFC rather than no SD or removable battery. Plus, I envisage the Cubots second Sim being useful to me.
Will report back soon, but I can't see myself being anything other than delighted with this for £116.
#27
nickyjg
Just to follow up on my previous post, I did actually order this, though I took advantage of Flubit to do so, for £116.

Could have bought for under £100 from BangGood with an s-line case thrown in on top of the already substantial package in the box, but by the time I weighed up potential customs and the added waiting time this deal (using Flubit) was the better option, I think.

In fact, I've thought quite a bit about this and, if all is as it's seems to upon delivery, I really don't think there's a better bang for buck sim-free phone deal to be had at the moment. What we're talking about here is a device that is doing a damn good job of staying in the Premier League, whilst costing non-league money.

As a previous poster mentioned, there are a couple of minor holes in the spec sheet, as with most any phone. This is less offensive than something like the xiaomi mi3, to my mind, as I'd prefer having no NFC rather than no SD or removable battery. Plus, I envisage the Cubots second Sim being useful to me.
Will report back soon, but I can't see myself being anything other than delighted with this for £116.

£116 is damn cheap! Be interested to hear how you get on. Main thing that was putting me off was missing 900MHz 3G band.
#28
As promised, I'm getting back with my initial thoughts on the device.

Out of the box it's more than impressive for the price. Absolutely no complaints in that regard.

Also 3g/H+ is perfectly fine.

However, the touchscreen is horrible. Occasionally unresponsive and incredibly inaccurate, especially towards the bottom which, as we know, is where the keyboards mostly display!

I've enabled visibility of touches and can see plainly the inaccuracy of the touch screen and digitizer as it renders the input. Very, very disappointing.

There is no screen calibration option in order to fix. I really thought an issue like this would not occur in this day and age. It's about the only thing I can not possibly live with long term.

I've contacted the merchant today via Flubit, so there will be a testing of the waters in how this is dealt with in comparison to Amazon.

I will shun Flubit in future, I think, if the small savings prove to be negated by customer service hassles.

I will certainly get back to the hukd community if, hoping against hope, I can get a replacement or fix that would enable the full enjoyment of what could (and should) be an excellent phone on a budget.
#29
nickyjg
As promised, I'm getting back with my initial thoughts on the device.

Out of the box it's more than impressive for the price. Absolutely no complaints in that regard.

Also 3g/H+ is perfectly fine.

However, the touchscreen is horrible. Occasionally unresponsive and incredibly inaccurate, especially towards the bottom which, as we know, is where the keyboards mostly display!

I've enabled visibility of touches and can see plainly the inaccuracy of the touch screen and digitizer as it renders the input. Very, very disappointing.

There is no screen calibration option in order to fix. I really thought an issue like this would not occur in this day and age. It's about the only thing I can not possibly live with long term.

I've contacted the merchant today via Flubit, so there will be a testing of the waters in how this is dealt with in comparison to Amazon.

I will shun Flubit in future, I think, if the small savings prove to be negated by customer service hassles.

I will certainly get back to the hukd community if, hoping against hope, I can get a replacement or fix that would enable the full enjoyment of what could (and should) be an excellent phone on a budget.

Sorry to knock your efforts OP but that touchscreen sounds really bad for a phone in this price range. I had the same problem with a £50 Android Dual Sim handset I bought and have to warn anybody buying this of one thing. If the touchscreen is like that from the start and anything like my phone, it gets 20 times worse if you put just one crack in it. I did on mine and it's not like previous smartphones where they still worked perfectly with half the screen in 50 pieces. I have to hit it on a regular basis to realign the touchscreen!

If you're stuck with a touchscreen like mine, it is also worth keeping it really clean. I find that the slightest bit of grease or dirt affects cheap touchscreens a lot more than those used in higher end products.

As an alternative for the same money, you can get a Lenovo Dual Sim phone with a similar spec. I would assume they have to meet higher standards with it being a known brand and part of IBM. I am interested in hearing what other people think though as possibly going to buy a Lenovo handset!
#30
picnick
As an alternative for the same money, you can get a Lenovo Dual Sim phone with a similar spec. I would assume they have to meet higher standards with it being a known brand and part of IBM. I am interested in hearing what other people think though as possibly going to buy a Lenovo handset!
Lenovo aren't part of IBM.
#31
OB1
picnick
As an alternative for the same money, you can get a Lenovo Dual Sim phone with a similar spec. I would assume they have to meet higher standards with it being a known brand and part of IBM. I am interested in hearing what other people think though as possibly going to buy a Lenovo handset!
Lenovo aren't part of IBM.

Thanks for that, my mistake. They are however a multi-billion dollar business and partners of IBM. I am sure if IBM trust them to build their computers (which are good) and have done for years, I trust them. Their phones have good reviews too but I am still interested in what other people think.
#32
nickyjg
As promised, I'm getting back with my initial thoughts on the device.

Out of the box it's more than impressive for the price. Absolutely no complaints in that regard.

Also 3g/H+ is perfectly fine.

However, the touchscreen is horrible. Occasionally unresponsive and incredibly inaccurate, especially towards the bottom which, as we know, is where the keyboards mostly display!

I've enabled visibility of touches and can see plainly the inaccuracy of the touch screen and digitizer as it renders the input. Very, very disappointing.

There is no screen calibration option in order to fix. I really thought an issue like this would not occur in this day and age. It's about the only thing I can not possibly live with long term.

I've contacted the merchant today via Flubit, so there will be a testing of the waters in how this is dealt with in comparison to Amazon.

I will shun Flubit in future, I think, if the small savings prove to be negated by customer service hassles.

I will certainly get back to the hukd community if, hoping against hope, I can get a replacement or fix that would enable the full enjoyment of what could (and should) be an excellent phone on a budget.


Sorry to hear about your troubles, seems to be a bit hit and miss in terms of build quality, the one I received from amazon doesn't seem to have any screen issues... The camera however is rubbish, if you like taking a lot of photos I would definitely avoid this phone.
#33
I reckon the issue is that the screen has a low count on touch points....guess that's why they are so cheap
#34
Dabstar
nickyjg
As promised, I'm getting back with my initial thoughts on the device.

Out of the box it's more than impressive for the price. Absolutely no complaints in that regard.

Also 3g/H+ is perfectly fine.

However, the touchscreen is horrible. Occasionally unresponsive and incredibly inaccurate, especially towards the bottom which, as we know, is where the keyboards mostly display!

I've enabled visibility of touches and can see plainly the inaccuracy of the touch screen and digitizer as it renders the input. Very, very disappointing.

There is no screen calibration option in order to fix. I really thought an issue like this would not occur in this day and age. It's about the only thing I can not possibly live with long term.

I've contacted the merchant today via Flubit, so there will be a testing of the waters in how this is dealt with in comparison to Amazon.

I will shun Flubit in future, I think, if the small savings prove to be negated by customer service hassles.

I will certainly get back to the hukd community if, hoping against hope, I can get a replacement or fix that would enable the full enjoyment of what could (and should) be an excellent phone on a budget.

Sorry to hear about your troubles, seems to be a bit hit and miss in terms of build quality, the one I received from amazon doesn't seem to have any screen issues... The camera however is rubbish, if you like taking a lot of photos I would definitely avoid this phone.

That's good to hear. My advice was more for people who have the issues because as you've pointed out, they aren't all bad. I had a Star B92M before in about the same price range as the Cubot. The screen on that was very good until I smashed it but the software was awful. In all fairness I paid 50 quid for this latest phone so I got what I paid for!

bdt_1978
I reckon the issue is that the screen has a low count on touch points....guess that's why they are so cheap

That sounds about right but the issue pointed out originally regarding the screen being less sensitive at the bottom end by the shortcut buttons is exactly the same problem I had. Maybe there are less touch points at the bottom oooer!

Edited By: picnick on Aug 19, 2014 18:24
#35
picnick
They are however a multi-billion dollar business and partners of IBM. I am sure if IBM trust them to build their computers (which are good) and have done for years, I trust them.
Do they build computers for IBM? Are they partners of IBM? Perhaps you've double checked that, I haven't, so I could be wrong with my doubts.
#36
OB1
picnick
They are however a multi-billion dollar business and partners of IBM. I am sure if IBM trust them to build their computers (which are good) and have done for years, I trust them.
Do they build computers for IBM? Are they partners of IBM? Perhaps you've double checked that, I haven't, so I could be wrong with my doubts.

I'm not an expert but think it's less of a partnership and was more of an acquisition a few years back. When IBM computers disappeared off the shelves, Lenovo continued making them but under their name. If you buy a Lenovo computer, the technology is a progression of IBM products. I think if you look on Google, there is a page somewhere on IBM's website about it or on Wikipedia. An IT company I have worked with for years sell Lenovo laptops and it was them who told me originally about the IBM connection. It is irrelevant really with Lenovo being so big on their own and with all the resources they have. My point was that I would trust products from them to be better than Cubot or any other similar brand like Star as they have the capital (in the billions) to do things properly (ie. obtain a stable, tailor made release of Android) and not just mimic HTC hardware for instance like Cubot have done before, allegedly!

Asus have just released a range of dual sim phones too. They are performing well in reviews and are possibly worth the extra £25 you'd pay over Cubot. I'm just a bit sick of unknown brands either installing bad botched together versions of Android on their phones or installing cheap components (the sat nav is useless on both my latest handset and the Star phone I had before). I need my phone for business hence the dual sim feature I go for so starting to realise that it is not worth saving £25 or even £50 to end up with a substandard product.

However, I have not owned a Cubot phone and it seems people are doing ok with this latest one so maybe it's worth the risk.
#37
fazlulkhair
SUMMONER
fazlulkhair
Hi. Can someone please explain to me what interpolation 13.0MP is?
Digital pictures are made up of dots (pixels). The more dots there are, the better the picture looks (in theory).

Interpolation is a way of creating more dots on a digital picture, than the camera's sensor was physically capable of recording.

In general interpolation is something to be avoided.

Makes sense. Thank you.

That said, an 8mp sensor can be better than a true 13mp sensor anyway when you consider the physical size of them but that's a whole different discussion! :{
#38
picnick
I'm not an expert but think it's less of a partnership and was more of an acquisition a few years back. When IBM computers disappeared off the shelves, Lenovo continued making them but under their name. If you buy a Lenovo computer, the technology is a progression of IBM products
Yep, that's as I understand it too. I agree though, I'd trust Lenovo more than some of the other Chinese brands.

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