The era of smartphones with big scores over the display is over. In 2019, manufacturers will use a water drop notch, a punch hoke or even a retractable front camera. The company Cubot decided to stand out from the crowd and introduced a new smartphone with a water drop notch, but very unusual. The notch is in the upper right corner instead of the middle of the upper bezel. Have you ever seen this before? We don’t have. The smartphone is called Cubot Max 2. Also, the new smartphone received a large 6.8-inch screen, 5000 mAh battery and an attractive price for just $179.99.
The new Cubot smartphone has a very interesting and stylish design. The back panel is made of polycarbonate, while the frame of the smartphone is made of metal. You can choose the color from two options: Black and Gradient. Both colors are matte, so unlike Huawei or Xiaomi smartphones, they do not glow in the sun. Of course, this is a disadvantage, because you will most likely use a protective silicone case. The entire front panel is equipped with a 6.8-inch display. This is an HD IPS screen with a resolution of 1352 x 640 pixels. The display is quite bright, with good details and rich colors. It is almost steady, except for a thin bezel above and below.
The upper bezel has an earphone. As we have already said, one of the main features of Cubot Max 2 is the water drop notch in the upper right corner, under which the front camera is located. Despite the fact that Cubot Max 2 has a large screen – almost 7 inches – the smartphone is very comfortable to use. Thanks to the thin bezels around the display and the rounded corners, it is even convenient to hold it in one hand. The dimensions are 17.31 x 8.15 x 0.90 cm and the weight 180 grams.
The specifications are pretty simple, which is not surprising for a $179 smartphone. Cubot Max 2 runs on the MediaTek 6762 processor. It also has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. As already mentioned, a slot for microSD memory cards up to 128 GB is available. As for the graphics processor, the smartphone is equipped with the MG performance VR GE 8320. Cubot Max 2 performs well for everyday tasks such as watching videos on YouTube, visiting websites, social networks, and instant messengers.
However, if you like to play heavy games, then you should set low graphics settings, otherwise, there may be a lot of delays. The back wall is very simple. In the middle is a fingerprint reader in a square shape. In the corner, we see a vertical double camera and a flash between the sensors. On the bottom is the Cubot logo. As usual, the hybrid slot for dual-SIM or TF memory cards is on the left, while the power and volume controls are on the right.
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The main camera of Cubot Max 2 consists of two sensors: the main sensor has a resolution of 12 megapixels, but we know nothing about the second sensor. Most likely, it is used for the depth effect. Probably the smartphone makes good pictures in good lighting conditions, but at night the picture quality decreases. This is the main problem of all budget mobile devices. The front camera has an 8-megapixel sensor. It’s no wonder that Cubot Max 2 is equipped with a large battery due to the large screen.
The battery capacity is 5000mAh. This is a very good battery for a cheap smartphone. On the other hand, a large display consumes a lot of battery. We expect about a working day of battery life from the Cubot Max 2 smartphone. Cubot Max 2 performs well for everyday tasks such as watching videos on YouTube, visiting websites, social networks, and instant messengers. However, if you like to play heavy games, then you should set low graphics settings, otherwise, there may be a lot of delays. Cubot Max 2 runs on the operating system Android 9.0. The mobile device supports Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connections and Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n.
We finish the first review of Cubot Max 2, and it’s time for a summary. The new smartphone stands out for its interesting design, the notch in the upper right corner and a large 6.8-inch screen. Performance and cameras are standard for the smartphone in this price range. 5000mAh battery sounds impressive, but given the large screen size, you should not expect a long battery life. You can buy it from Gearbest at $179.99 in Flash Sale