Cubot Note S 3G Phablet Review – Cheetah Inside

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I am here with another super budget friendly and fully feature packed phablet Cubot Note Sthat is available at for $78.77 only. While looking for a budget friendly smartphone we usually have to compromise on one or maybe more features. But Cubot Note S comes with all the features one might expect while buying a phablet under $80. The phablet looks very classy with an elegant round frame that feels so smooth when kept in the hand. It comes with a 1.3 GHz mediaTek MTK6580 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. The full HD 5.5 inch IPS display sure offers amazing graphics and colour contrast. The beauty outside and solid hardware inside integrates perfectly.

You can also check out Cubot X9 and Cubot Dinosaur Phablet reviewed by us. But Cubot Note S among the three comes with the minimum price and amazing features. The phablet also supports various air control gestures that make it super cool. OTG support is the feature that I always want in my smartphone and yes X9 comes with OTG support out of the box. To enjoy all the features of a smartphone to their core you need a good battery. Cubot Note S is equipped with a great battery of 4150mAh. What more to expect, huh? Now, let’s move further in the review to talk about the features in details.

cubot note s

Basic Specifications

  • Brand: Cubot
  • Type: 3G Phablet
  • OS: Android 5.1
  • CPU: MTK6580 64bit
  • Cores: 1.3 GHz,Quad Core
  • GPU: Mali-400MP
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • ROM: 16 GB
  • External memory: TF card up to 32GB (not included)
  • Dual Sim, Dual Standby
  • Back-camera: 5.0MP (SW8.0MP)
  • Front camera: 2.0MP (SW5.0MP)
  • Screen resolution: 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
  • Battery : 4150 mAh

Design and Display

Cubot Note S has an amazing 5.5-inch screen with 2.2mm narrow bezel that’s the highlight of the front of Note S. The phablet has an elegant round frame along its 2.5D edges that enhances the outer beauty of the device. There are three colour variants available : Matt black, Pearl white, and Champagne gold.  With such large battery, Cubot has somehow managed to make the phablet lightweight and with minimal thickness. The complete dimensions of the phablet are :

  • Product size: 15.23 x 7.72 x 0.88 cm / 6 x 3.04 x 0.35 inches
  • Product weight: 0.163 kg

cubot note s design

As discussed the phablet has a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display with resolution 1280 x 720 (HD 720). IPS display offers you better viewing angles and provides natural colours and sharpness to the extent. With Miravision technology, you can enjoy watching HD movies and  play high-end graphic games in 3D. Although there is no screen protection available to prevent the device’s screen from getting shattered. But Cubot has made some efforts to compensate this by providing a nano electroplate anti-fingerprint film. It is very effecting in  preventing oil stains off the screen thus keeps the screen glossy and clean, pretty good, huh?

cubot note s display


Talking about the performance of the device, the Cubot Note S is powered by mediTek MTK6580 1.3GHz quad-core processor with a standard 2GB RAM. Thus the company is right to say that the phone runs absolutely smooth no matter what you do on the phablet. The 400MP mali GPU also enhances the performance by combining with the Miravision technology thereby optimising the graphics and a smooth experience in playing games and watching HD movies.

cubot note s performance

Furthermore, there is 16GB internal storage available that is just double of what other devices in the same price range offer. Also, you can expand the storage of the device by using external TF card up to 32GB to store more photos, music or videos. Cubot Note S also has OTG support which according to me is a must have feature in a phablet.

Camera and Battery

Cubot Note S ie equipped with an awesome 8MP rear camera with flashlight. It contains 4P blue membrane lens and high bright 1A flash which improves the analytic capacity of the camera. The various other functions like Anti-Shake,Face Beauty,Face Detection, HDR, Touch-focus and Auto-focus makes the camera of the device awesome. The 5MP front camera is also great to click selfies and doing video chat with your friends.

cubot note s camera

The phablet comes with lithium ion polymer battery of capacity 4150mAh. The battery is enough to last a full day even on heavy usage. With the latest customized cheetah Clean Master, the battery life is optimised for power management. Hence, the battery will last for even more and you can watch movies or play games continuously without worrying about the charging of the phablet

cubot note s battery

  • Quad-core processor
  • OTG support
  • Nano electroplate anti-fingerprint film
  • Great Battery
  • No screen protection
  • Android 5.1

Final Verdict

After reviewing all the specifications of the Cubot Note S, Review can be summarised into just four words cool, secure, light, and swift. Thus if you are looking to buy a super budget friendly and fully feature packed phablet, this deal is just for you.




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