Cubot Cheetah Review & Price In Kenya

Cobot Cheetah
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Cubot Cheetah is one of the smartphones recently introduced into the Kenyan market by Cubot. We wrote about the Cubot Dinosaur a few weeks ago. The Cheetah is undoubtedly one of the best Cubot phones that we have seen from this Chinese tech company so far.

The Key features of Cubot Cheetah

5.5 inch screen
Android v6.0 (Masrhmallow)
Octacore 1.3GHz processor
3GB RAM
32GB internal memory
13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
Dual SIM
4G connectivity
Fingerprint sensor
3050mAh battery

Cubot Cheetah review

Unboxing the Cubot Cheetah

This phone comes in a standard package with all the accessories you would expect to get when you purchase a brand new smartphone. When you open up the package, you will find:

  • The Cubot Cheetah phone
  • A USB cable
  • A wall charger
  • A tool for removing SIM card
  • A user manual

Design & Display

When you take a look at the Cubot Cheetah from a distance, you might think that is a phone from Huawei. This is because it looks like some of the new Huawei phone models.  This device has good looks.  Its entire body is made from aluminum. It is available in three colors: gold, rose gold and space grey.

Cubot Cheetah

The front of the Cubot Cheetah is graced with a 5.5 inch screen.  The capacitive buttons are below the curved screen.  The front facing camera, the ear peace and a few sensors are above the screen.

On the back side, there is the company logo, a fingerprint sensor, LED flash and the 13MP camera.  The power and volume buttons are on the right hand side.  The SIM tray is on the left hand side. It doubles as a slot for a micro SD card.  The 3.5mm audio port is at the top of the device. The UB port is at the bottom.

This Cubot Cheetah feels good in the hands. However, it is quite slippery-a protective cover will help with this.

The 5.5 inch full HD display is impressive.  Is provide excellent viewing angles and has high contrast. Bezels are kept to a minimum. The Cubot Cheetah has a good screen to body ratio (70%).

Hardware

The Cubot Cheetah has a 64-bit Mediatek (MT6753) CPU with 8 cores.  The CPU clocks at 1.5GHz.  The phone has 3GB of RAM that helps it to very effective device for multitasking.  This smartphone performance matches what you would expect from a phone with a 1.3GHz 8-core processor and 3GB of RAM.  You will be able to perform different tasks without a problem.

This phone’s internal storage space is 32GB.  You will also get 10GB cloud capacity (permanent).  If you need more storage space in your phone, you can expand the available space by up to 128GB using a micro SD card.  However, you should keep in mind the fact that you will not be able to use a second SIM if you use a micro SD card.

Software

The Cubot Cheetah runs on Android 6.0(Marshmallow).  There is a custom-launcher on top. Useful apps such as CM security and Clean Master are integrated into the Cheetah.

Camera

The primary (back) camera on the Cubot Cheetah has a 13MP Samsung sensor with f/2.0 aperture.  Below the camera, there is a bright LED flash that will allows one to take clear photos in low light conditions.  The camera performs very well in well-lit areas.  This camera is at par with the cameras in phones in Cubot Cheetah’s price range.

The camera on the front side has a 5MP sensor interpolated to 8MP.  This camera is good enough for selfies and video calls.

Connectivity

Two SIM card can be used on the Cubot Cheetah simultaneously.  This phone supports:

  • 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/ 1900MHz
  • 3G: WCDMA 900/ 1900/2100MHz
  • 4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

The following connectivity options are also available:

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • GPS (with A-GPS support)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Hotknot

Battery

The Cubot Cheetah is powered by a 3050mAh Lithium-ion battery. 10 minutes of charge can give you up to 2 hours of talk. When fully charged, this smartphone easily goes through a day of heavy use.

The Technical specifications of Cubot Cheetah

Design

  • Dimensions: 149mmx74.9mmx 8mm
  • Weight: 170 grams
  • Dual SIM: Yes, Nano SIM+Micro SIM
  • Available colors: Rose gold, Gold, Grey

Display

  • Size: 5.5 inch
  • Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels
  • Pixel density: 401ppi
  • Type: IPS, 16M colors
  • Multitouch

System

  • Operating System: Android v6.0(Marshmallow)
  • CPU: 1.5GHz octacore Cortex A53
  • Processor name: MediaTek MT6753A
  • RAM: 3GB
  • GPU: Mali-T720
  • Internal memory: 32GB
  • Micro SD slot: Yes, up to 128GB

Camera

  • Primary camera: 13MP
  • Features: Geo tagging, face detection, Panorama, Autofocus, Touch to focus, LED flash
  • Secondary camera: 8MP
  • Video recording: Yes, 1080p, 30fps\

Connectivity

  • 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/ 1900MHz
  • 3G: WCDMA 900/ 1900/2100MHz
  • 4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • GPS (with A-GPS support)
  • Hotknot
  • Micro USB 2.0

Sensors

  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Compass
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint

Other features

  • Music player: WMA, AAC+, FLAC,MP3
  • Video player: XviD, WMV, H.264,MP4
  • FM radio
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • USB OTG

Battery

  • Capacity: 3050mAh
  • Type: Li-ion

The Pros & Cons of Cubot Cheetah

ProsCons
Beautiful looks
Adequate storage space
Fingerprint sensor
Awesome full HD display
Good battery life
The front camera is not impressive

Cubot Cheetah price in Kenya

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3 COMMENTS

  1. How much are the covers of cubot chettah and what designs are there? Also have had any complains about the phone?

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