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Cubot King Kong 3 Rugged Smartphone Review

Rugged phones have always been on the top of priority list for the people living in adverse condition. There was a time when android phones hardly had decent display, good camera or strong body structure. To keep pace with the modern world, smartphone companies have emphasized largely on the demand of the customers. Now they look for smartphones having various exclusive features. To accomplish the demand of particular customers who prefer to have android phones having strong body, Cubot has introduced their King Kong 3 Rugged phone.

  • Network : 2G-3G-4G
  • Rear Camera : 16MP+2MP
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • Waterproof: Support
  • Dustproof: Support
  • Display : 5.5 inch (1440 x 720)
  • Ram+Rom : 4GB+64GB
  • CPU : 2.5GHz
  • Battery: 6000mAh 
  • NFC Key: Support


King Kong 3 is a stable smartphone weighting 280grams which clearly shows how heavy the phone is.
In spite of being a budget phone, its construction quality certainly exceeds the expectation of the customers. There were some protection issues in King Kong phone of Cubot which they solved in King Kong 3 by making it a drop-proof phone. The display is shielded with a factory screen which keeps it protected from any unwanted incident. It is well-equipped with protective edges which can keep it safe even if it falls on any uneven hard surface. Its six sides & four corners are covered with polystermaterial which makes it a fully armed phone. It passed the 1.5m dropping test 300 times after ensuring 360o screen protection. Because of that successful dropping test, Cubot claims it reduces screen broken rate by 90%.

It is packaged in a polycarbonate & aluminum shell which makes it a very robust phone. There is a fingerprint reader at the back below the dual camera. Both power button & volume rocker is located at the right edge. The left edge houses the SIM/MicroSD card slot & a programmable button which switches on the phone & opens the camera as well. The card slot has a rubber gasket which protects it from dust & water.

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Temperature -30°c to 60°c

In addition to all these features, King Kong 3 is temperature-proof as well. It can withstand from -30°c to 60°c temperature in different harsh environment. It doesn’t matter whether you are in cold Arctic, the South Pole, or the hot equator, the desert, King Kong 3 is strong enough to fight with any adverse condition.


King Kong 3 is also a dust-proof phone which is industrially designed to keep it non-jammed from turbid liquids & sludge. After passing the dusty environment test for 1000 hour+ time, it can certainly be regarded as a dust resistant phone.

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According to the claim of Cubot, the case of King Kong 3 is IP68 certified which makes it a water resistant phone. Due to its IP68 waterproof certification, it can be submerged in water up to 30 minutes at 1.5m depth. That will help it to avoid any type of watery accident while surfing, swimming, working in rain or even during underwater activities.

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Comparing with its predecessors, its display size has increased a lot than before. It features a 5.5 inch HD+ GFT screen with an aspect ratioof 18:9 & 1440×720 screen resolution. Its GFT screen helps to see it even under heavy sunlight. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which ensures its safety.

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Camera Section

Cubot has also taken care of the camera section of King Kong 3. It features a dual rear camera which are 16MP & 2MP respectively. The 16MP camera has a Sony IMX135 sensor with an f/2.2 aperture whereas the 2MP secondary camera does the work of enabling soft-focus option. A 1.0A flashlight has been added to rear camera to capture photos with enough detail even under low light.

Alongside its rear camera, there is a 13MP front-facing camera having f/2.2 aperture.Addition of “Beauty Mode” to the front camera ensures snapping clear photos. It has about 13 million pixels which makes it indomitable to shoot excellent photos.

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Cubot has used MT6763T (Helio P23) octa-core 2.5GHz processor in King Kong 3 having Mali-G71 MP2 650MHz GPU. It is equipped with 4GB RAM & 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128 GB. The processor & the RAM/ROM facilities are decent enough for multi-tasking & lag-free gaming experience.
It is packed with a very powerful 6000 mAh battery by dint of which you can easily use the phone for 2 days. A 18W fast charging technology has been featured with the gigantic battery to charge it at a quick speed. Using the given Type-C connector, it will take approximately 2 hours to charge the battery fully.

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Operating & Security System

Regarding the operating system, Cubot has used Android 8.1 (Oreo) system in King Kong 3. It is one of the cleanest operating system which is free of bugs, malware. Apart from these, it has smooth operation & fast startup facilities too.

The security system of King Kong 3 is very well-preserved. It has three rear fingerprint modules which can unlock the phone within 0.1s only. It supports five sets of fingerprint data, it is readable for 360° & waterproof as well.

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Advanced NFC Technology

The full form of NFC is “Near Field Communication”. It is a necessity in the modern world life. That’s why Cubot has used NFC technology on King Kong 3 to connect with other people in a smart way. This exclusive feature offers you a much smarter & safer lifestyle.

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  • Operating System : Android 8.1
  • Color: Black
  • Dustproof : 99% dustproof rating and Dusty Environment Tests.
    up to 1000hrs
  • Drop proof: From 1.5-meter dropping tests.
  • Temperature range : -30°C to 60°C.


  • Resolution- 1440 x 720
  • Display type- Corning Gorilla Glass
  • screen- 5.5 inch

Memory card details:

  • RAM (Random access memory) – 4GB
  • ROM ( Read only memory ) – 64GB
  • External memory card – TF card maximum 128GB support (not included)


  • Rear Camera – 16MP+2MP
  • Front Camera – 13MP
  • Flash – 1A flash
  • Function – F/2.2

Processor :

  • Processor : 2.5GHz MTK6763T (Helio P23) Octa Core

Battery :

  • Capacity – 6000mAh
  • Battery type – Lithium-ion
  • charge type – Fast charging 9V/2A
  • Standby time- 600h
  • Call time- 46h
  • Games time – 10h
  • Music – 50h
  • Video time- 15h

SIM card details:

  • SIM card – Dual SIM supported
  • SIM card – Nano SIM Card Technology


  • 2G – GSM (850/ 900/1800/ 1900) MHz
  • 3G – WCDMA FDD-LTE -B1,B2,B4,B5,B8
  • 4G – FDD-LTE -B1/B2 /B3/B4 /B5 /B7 /B8/B12 /B17/


  • GPS – Support
  • Bluetooth – Support
  • WiFi – Support

Sensors :

  • NFC ,Light Sensor,Gravity,Proximity ,Geomagnetic and others


King Kong 3 has full Netcom facility which is well supported by 4G network band. This is really helpful when you travel around the world. You don’t have to change your phone if you frequently visit multiple countries.

It houses dual navigation system where both GPS & GLONASS are housed. That leads you a precise direction when you visit a new place. Besides, Geomagnetic/Gyro is also available in the phone to operate it more conveniently.
It has various networking features in 4G FDD-LTE which support 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 17 / 20 band.


Robust phone
Excellent battery life
A great source of connectivity


Moderate camera
Average Processor


Cubot King Kong 3 is a complete package which can give you a much easier daily life. Apart from some minor flaws, it is simply an all-rounder. So if you are a traveler with an adventurous mindset, this phone can be a perfect companion of you during your journey.

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