Cubot seemed to enjoy releasingcompact smartphones. Meet Cubot Pocket 3, which is the direct successor of the Cubot Pocket smartphone announced this spring. (Just in case, I want to clarify that a model called Cubot Pocket 2 does not yet exist in nature. And here some in the news write about the “third generation of Pockets”).
Cubot Pocket 3
Curious moment.Cubot Pocket 3 has a very close relative. This is the Cubot KingKong Mini 3 smartphone announced less than a month ago. King Kong has more memory (6 + 128 GB versus 4 + 64 GB), but otherwise the performance characteristics are exactly the same. Only the appearance is different.
Cubot King Kong Mini 3
KingKong Mini 3 is a typical armored car. The class of protection against water-dust, however, is not declared. But there is also a brutal appearance, and a solid thickness.
I can’t say anything about the dimensions of Pocket 3 yet.Judging by the pictures, he is also not a dystrophic. But not an armored car, no. But it has a memorable “leather” appearance. A clear attempt to make a stylish designer device.
To the characteristics.
The chipset is not too fancy, but notfrankly retarded. MediaTek Helio G85. In AnTuTu I predict 200-250 thousand points. Compared to the Unisoc Tiger T310, which is in the first Cubot Pocket, there is progress.
Cubot Pocket 1
Memory. Like the Pocket 1, it has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. But support for memory cards, apparently, has disappeared.
The screen has a diagonal of only 4.5″ (46 cm²), i.е.in terms of area, it is approximately two times smaller than that of the average modern devices. The resolution is quite low, only 480 × 1170, but in such an area it gives 281 dpi, which is quite acceptable. Pocket 1 has a 4″ (41 cm²) screen. And it's much less stretched out.
The battery capacity has not changed, still the same 3000 mAh.
Save money on cameras. 20 MP rear and 5 MP front. (16/5 MP for Pocket 1).
There is an NFC module, Type-C and dual-band Wi-Fi. Apparently, there is no fingerprint scanner and a standard audio output.
The Cubot Pocket 3 page has already appeared onAliExpress. But the price of $199.99 (₽13,700) printed there now looks frankly overpriced. If Cubot KingKong Mini 3 with the same characteristics can now be bought for $119.99 (₽8210), then Pocket 3, in theory, should cost about the same. I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to overpay for vegan leather.
Cubot Pocket 3
Key features of Cubot Pocket 3:
ScreenS-IPS, 4.5″, 46 cm², 480 × 1170, 281 ppi, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronMediaTek Helio G85
2 x Cortex-A75, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G52 MC2
Memory 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, no memory card
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,19,20,40
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
BatteryLi-Pol, 3000 mAh
Rear camera: 20 MP, flash, autofocus
front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG