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Cubot X9 Review – 8 cores in $108


Cubot X9 is a cheap smartphone having 8 cores and a metal body. It is a cost effective smartphone, available only at $108 on Gearbest. It is a very premium looking smart phone having 6.9 mm thickness, weighing only 129 gm along with a metal frame makes it look premium. Cubox X9 have outstanding features that are enough to attract the users. High configuration and more eye catchy design enhances the customer experience.


  • Excellent Built Quality
  • Decent Camera (13.0 MP + 8.0 MP)
  • Fast Processor (octa core with 2GB of RAM)


  • Display Quality not up to the mark
  • Poor output sound quality
  • Less Battery Backup

Design & Display

cubot x9 display

Cubot X9 is a beautiful looking smartphone and has a very delicate design. On the top of the 5-inch display screen, you’ll find the 8.0 MP front-facing camera on the right and the proximity sensor to the left. Below the display, there you’ll find the three capacitive navigation buttons.

The built-quality is really good. The back panel is also very attractive. There is a 13.0 MP rear camera on the top right corner on the back of the phone along with a single LED flash. You’ll find the bright color logo of Cubot on the bottom of the panel.

There are two volume rocker buttons on the left edge of the phone and you’ll find a power button just below the volume rocker buttons. There is no button on the left edge of the phone.

On the top of the phone, there is 3.5 mm audio jack and on the bottom, you’ll find USB jack along with the speakers. It appears to be a clone of iPhone.

Overall the design is beautiful and the metal body protects the phone from accidental damage and make it more premium. The phone doesn’t look as a cheap smartphone.

Now coming to the display of the phone, it has a powerful 1280*720 HD IPS display. There is no additional protection like gorilla glass to protect the screen from accidental damage.

Performance & Battery Backup

cubot x9 performance

Cubot X9 is powered with 1.4 GHz MediaTek MTK6592M Octa Core processor and trust me this processor can beat the doogee octa-core smartphones. You’ll get 8 cores in $123. The original price of this phone is $167 but on gearbest, you’ll get flat 26% discount. Anyway, let’s talk about its performance.

The 8 core processor of Cubot X9 enhances the user experience, the phone won’t lag at all. You can easily play high-end graphic games with ease. Based on Antutu Benchmark, Cubot X9 scored 29684 which is quite amazing in this price range.

Cubot X9 is powered with 2 GB of RAM which is again decent considering the price range and from this 2 GB RAM, you’ll get around 1.2 GB of free RAM after the first boot. The phone has 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64 GB.

Now coming to the battery backup of this smartphone. Cubot X9 has 2200 mAh battery. With an HD display (720p) like this, battery capacity of 2200 mAh won’t last much long. So the battery life of this smartphone could be one of the con, but again you can’t get anything in price range of $123. If you can compromise with the large battery backup then Cubot X9 could be the way to go.


cubot camera

Now coming to the camera performance of Cubox X9, the phone has 13.0 MP rear camera with autofocus and single LED flash light and 8.0 MP front facing camera with auto focus.

The pictures captured with rear camera is of excellent quality. The shutter speed is also quite fast, you’ll feel really very easy to capture good pictures with its rear camera.

Now coming to the front facing camera quality, the 8.0 MP front facing shooter captures decent quality selfies and can catch up with the flagship products.

Overall you are getting a very decent camera. I don’t think anyone would not be happy with the camera quality of Cubot X9.

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Final Words

If your budget is low and still you want to purchase a premium feature packed smartphone then Cubot X9 is the way to go. In just $123 you’ll get a 8 core processor along with 2 GB of RAM. The camera quality is also very decent. If you are not brand oriented person then I’d recommend you to go for it. Although the display quality is not that much fascinating, but again you have to compromise on something as you can’t get everything under $123. You are also getting 26% discount if you purchase this phone from Gearbest as the original price of this phone is somewhat around $167. It’s a very decent deal and I’d recommend you to go for it.


About Saransh Bhatt

Hey Kicker, Welcome to Kick-It-Easy, I'm Saransh Bhatt pursuing Electrical Engineering, running a tech blog. I'm a huge science and technology enthusiast. I'll be posting abut tips and tricks for android and how to guide around all tech stuffs. Subscribe to Kick-It-Easy to get instant updates via email.

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