CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

The Chinese manufacturer CUBOT has with the CUBOT R11 a very cheap phone in the offer (about $100).

CUBOT was so nice to send me a copy of this phone for this test. The tension was great, as I did not know what to expect.

Overall, I am a not virgin in terms of Chinese phones, my current phone is a Chinese, a Huawei Mate 10 Pro. Also, Mate is also playing in a different league.

CUBOT R11 3G Phablet

Price: $109.99

5.5 inch with 1440 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 2GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 2800mAh, Android 8.1, MTK6580 Quad Core 1.3GHz

CUBOT R11 3G Phablet

Price: $109.99

5.5 inch with 1440 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 2GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 2800mAh, Android 8.1, MTK6580 Quad Core 1.3GHz

I do not want to anticipate the actual review, so we go through the encounter with the CUBOT R11 in chronological order. So, let’s start with specs of new budget CUBOT R11.

CUBOT R11: Specifications

Display: 5.5 inches with 1440 x 720 pixels
CPU: MTK6580 Quad Core 1.3GHz
GPU: Mali-400MP
RAM: 2GB
Internal memory: 16GB
Memory extension: up to 64GB
Cameras: 13.0MP + 2.0MP main and 8MP front camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n , dual-band,3G, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS
Battery: 2800mAh (5V/2A)
OS: Android 8.1
Connections: Micro USB and TF card slot
Weight: 165 grams
Dimensions: 150.3 х 71.4 х 8.9 mm
Price: $110

CUBOT R11: Packaging

A few days after the request from CUBOT, a nice package from Hong Kong arrived at the home and I went to work and opened it.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

In a pretty handsome matte black cardboard box with embossed relief lay the phone, a transparent Bumper, a Micro USB cable and the charger in front of me.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

Everything human needs for a phone. A screen protector was already on the phone, but this was once again separately protected.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

Studs or headsets are in my opinion no longer really as a bonus to a phone. The saved money, the manufacturers prefer to invest in more sensible cost phones. Now, let’s see more design and appearance of new phone CUBOT R11 in our analisis.

CUBOT R11: Design and Appearance

The CUBOT R11 is made of plastic. The design is strikingly reminiscent of other 2: 1 six-inch models.

I got the Gray copy, but the black or blue, as seen on the CUBOT website, even looks a little better. This is, of course, personal preference, but I like phones with some color.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

The dimensions are 150.3 by 71.4 by 8.9 mm, so quite slim and compact. Thanks to the 2: 1 aspect ratio, it is about the size of a conventional 5.5-inch model.

The two sensors of the camera just like iPhone X, as already mentioned very fast reacting fingerprint sensor.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

Exactly where he belongs in my opinion, because on the back usually rests the long finger. But maybe I’ve been spoiled by LG Back button for many years, too.

At the bottom, there is the Micro USB port. A 3.5mm jack connection you will find at the top.

As usual, the power button and the volume rocker are located on the right side. All in all, the copy sent to me makes a good, stable impression in this discipline.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

This phone CUBOT R11 in the review has a removable battery, which is very surprising in our time. Also under the back cover, you will find a slot for two SIM cards and Micro SD Card Slot.

No wonder, Umidigi has made no compromise on the Lite and just used the same housing as the case of the more expensive models of the S2 series. In that sense, anything but “lite”.

CUBOT R11: Display

Thank the gods, a notch! Just kidding. That would still be the case, even if in the favorable segment, this unspeakable trend towards the tooth gap would further drag on its disease circles.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

As already mentioned, the display of CUBOT R11 measures 5.5 inches in 2: 1 aspect ratio. The resolution is 1440 by 720 pixels. Calculated, this gives 324 pixels per inch. This is certainly not much measured on other phones, but it for the equivalent of $100 (plus customs).

Nevertheless, the IPS display of the Japanese company Sharp works very well. Contrast and brightness are impressive, the color reproduction also fits and surprises for this price.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

Evenings Netflix is not a problem. An adjustment of the color temperature as well as a read mode with a smaller amount of blue to protect the eyes of the phone of course.

Long evenings “social networks” for example on Google Plus are also quite pleasant.

At the relatively low resolution of CUBOT R11 in the test compared to all the phones I have had in recent years (mostly LG G series, now a Huawei Mate 10 Pro), I quickly got used to it.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

The touchscreen responds quickly and accurately and here there is nothing to complain about.

I can say little to the actual glass, but the phone has not been scratched alive with other pocket dwellers living together after several days of pretty rude back and forth because a test should indeed be realistic.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

To expect gorilla glass here would also be rather illusory. Overall in this cheap class a good result!

CUBOT R11: Hardware and Performance

The CUBOT R11 in the analisis has a MediaTek MTK6580 paired with a Mali-400MP GPU. The SoC is a quad-core, with four cores running at a maximum of 1.3GHz. The cores are based on the Cortex A7 design.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

The SoC is fired with 2GB of RAM. This is also a good thing in this price range because nothing bothers with several open apps and it is easy to switch between the apps.

Also, I want to mention that CUBOT R11 works on new operating system Android 8.1.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

The measured speed between 3.7 and 3.8 GB/sec is not top, but the device class perfectly appropriate.

Of course, this is miles away from my Daily Driver with 840 to 210, but the Umidigi costs only a fifth.

In practice, this is perfectly sufficient for the target group. Also, Antutu, 3DMark, and Co were launched on the CUBOT R11.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

Of course, benchmarks are always to be treated with caution, because optimizations are often made on benchmarks that, in real life, have few effects.

However, benchmarks are still very good for relative comparability. Something over 22k in Antutu could be expected for the SoC.

CUBOT R11: Connectivity

On the subject of WLAN, the CUBOT R11 offers the standards 802.11 a / b / g / n, as expected.

Speed and range were all in the ordinary range, at home I could see little difference to the other phones, tablets, Chromecast devices, etc.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

Otherwise, there is only Bluetooth 4.0 on the Wireless Data Transfer front, newer BT incarnations.

GPS and Glonass are also on board. The GPS already points me to the other side of the road and can not be compared with the accuracy of the GPS sensors in my other phones. But here too the price has to be considered. Accurate navigation rather not, but for the use of “now and then” no problem.

As sensors, there are still P and L sensors, accelerometers, a gyroscope and a geomagnetic sensor, also called a compass).

CUBOT R11: Camera

So far we have had a lot of light and little shade in this review. Now we have to come to the dark spot of the CUBOT R11 in this test. On the back of CUBOT R11, there are 2 sensors. The 13 MPixel sensor and a 2 MPixel sensor as the alleged dual-cam constellation.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

However, the second sensor seems to be a dummy, because if it is covered, it really has no effect on the camera software.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

This is not so uncommon with China phones, but personally, I find that annoying. The bokeh effect is of course software.

Supposedly, the sensor provides an f2 aperture, which is actually f14 in terms of sensor size and crop factor coverage, but that’s always the case with smartphones.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

There is also a lot of window dressing in the game because only with the comparability to correct camera optics is calculated. But the light output is anything but good, that should be f2?

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

Of course, a phone for the price, for example, the Leica concession alone as a license fee per single Mate 10 Pro, offer no super camera.

In sunshine (which we, unfortunately, do not have at the moment) and outdoor, it works. We prefer to forget the front cam right away.

CUBOT R11: Battery

Let’s come back to something pleasing. The battery of the CUBOT R11 actually offers a 2800mAh.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

Since the resolution of the display is conducive to general energy savings, the CUBOT R11 easily survives until the end of a second day at several hours of use.

For people who use the smartphone only for news, a little internet and other less demanding activities, standby times of several days will be possible.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

Especially for this target group seems to be an insider tip especially because of the large battery of this phone!

For a full charge needs the 2 amp power supply in my test a little more than three hours. Alright, I can live with.

CUBOT R11: Conclusions and Reviews

Overall, the CUBOT R11 in our review shows us a lot of light and little shade. Of course, the price must always be kept in mind, otherwise, any claims and comparisons will be dubious.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

The display is perfectly OK for the price range, even surprising. Sure, the resolution is low, but that, in turn, leads to the acceptable power consumption of the Sharp IPS display.

Although the SoC is getting old, it still does its job properly and still feels “fluffy”. The storage capacity of 2GB is also not pleasant in this price range.

Dual Sim or Sim plus MicroSD up to 64 GB is also a good thing. Connectivity (except for GPS) and handset are also points where there’s nothing to complain about.

Only the camera, yes the camera. A very decent sensor, but the rest, we forget it and do not let us over talk about the camera of the CUBOT R11. Because otherwise, it is a very good phone, especially for the price.

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display?

And let’s be honest, for $100 there are no better cameras, all of which are grotty in the price segment.

For whom would this phone CUBOT R11 be suitable? I can imagine that people who use their phone primarily for Internet, social media, news, do not take a lot of pictures, but on long battery life worthwhile here could find a cheap alternative. Especially the endurance qualities are already impressive for this price range. Also as a second and emergency phone, it is quite useful.

CUBOT R11: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

Now, you can buy a handset CUBOT R11 at a good price for only $109.99 with free delivery. As you can see the price of the phone pleases, as well as the appearance of a particularly modern 18: 9 aspect ratio display and dual camera design like iPhone X.

CUBOT R11 3G Phablet

Price: $109.99

5.5 inch with 1440 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 2GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 2800mAh, Android 8.1, MTK6580 Quad Core 1.3GHz

CUBOT R11 3G Phablet

Price: $109.99

5.5 inch with 1440 x 720 Pixels, RAM: 2GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 2800mAh, Android 8.1, MTK6580 Quad Core 1.3GHz

CUBOT R11 Review: Existing Removable Battery and 18: 9 Display? was last modified: March 26th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn

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