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Cubot Quest Rugged Smartphone Review

Cubot Quest

Rugged phone is one of the basic needs of people living in adverse condition. That’s why the demand of rugged phones is increasing too with the increase of working opportunities in such condition. 

That’s why Chinese smartphone company Cubot has introduced different rugged phones having identical features. After introducing King Kong 3 way back in November, 2018, they have taken another major step by bringing in Cubot Quest in the market.

Cubot Quest

 

Display

Cubot Quest is the thinnest rugged phone available in the market claimed by Cubot company. It has a 5.5 inch HD+ IPS screen having an aspect ratio of 18:9. Its 1440×720px screen resolution makes it enjoyable to watch. 

Its full HD+ display ensures a much improved graphics performance. It provides 16M colors at 90% color saturation rate. It is covered with very well-protective Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Its height is 157mm.

Cubot Quest

 

Design

Along with 73.7mm width & only 8.8 mm thickness. It weights 211g which makes it a solid & robust but easily portable as well. It is shielded with aluminum & polycarbonate shell which can protect the phone screen beyond our expectation.

The selfie camera & the LED notification light are situated at the top of the screen. The right side houses power on button & volume rocker whereas the dedicated camera button & the sim tray have been added to the left side of the phone. In the sim tray, you can either insert two nano sim cards or a nano sim card & a microSD card.

The back part of the device contains the dual camera along with the fingerprint scanner. It comes in two different colors: Red/black & black version.

Cubot Quest

The rugged phones of Cubot are renowned as very strong devices having different unique features to defend any hazardous incident. Cubot Quest isn’t an exception too. It is IP68 waterproof certified to protect it from any watery accident. 

You don’t have to worry about getting wet with your mobile in your pocket as not only its display is well protected, but also its USB port, card slot & camera are safe. Thanks to IP68 certification of the device. That assures you to move freely either during heavy rainfall or whenever you are busy in any surface water sports.

Along with its water-resistant characteristics, it is temperature resistant too. Because of its strong metallic design, it is capable of working from -20°C to 55°C.

Moreover, as it has a robust body, it is scratch resistant. So even if your phone suddenly drops from your hand on any hard surface, it will remain unaffected because of being drop-proof. It is a dust-proof phone as well which makes it a formidable phone to choose especially for active sportsmen.

Cubot Quest

 

Camera Section

Cubot understands the necessity of the camera of a device too. That’s why A Sony IMX486 12 MP & 2 MP dual camera has been featured in Cubot Quest to give the users a thrilling photo capturing experience. It has also 6P lens with f/1.8 aperture which offers you magnificent photos. PDAF fast focus facility has been given in the device to snap memorable moments in motion. 

You can even capture beautiful photos even under low light. Thanks to the 0.5A LED flashlight which has been included to the rear camera. In order to capture portrait photos, you can enable the Bokeh mode to blur the background while snapping. The images are sharp & clear with enough detail.

 

Cubot Quest

A front facing 8MP selfie camera has also been provided for the selfie lovers in the device. It has fixed focus facility by dint of which you can snap clear photos. An optimized beauty mode has been enabled in the camera which will help to express your natural skin tone in the captured photos.

 

Performance

Cubot Quest offers a decent enough performance by adding a Helio P22 which is clocked by a 2.0GHz Octa-Core processor. GPU & CPU of PowerVR GE8329 & MT6762 respectively ensure a speedy performance. 

Cubot Quest

This performance is backed by 4GB RAM & 64GB ROM. By using the microSD card, the storage facility can be expanded up to 128GB.  It is packed with a undetachable 4000 mAh battery which performs well in day-to-day life. Such a high density can be full charged by type-c port which hardly takes 2 hours.

Cubot Quest

 

Security & Operating system

Cubot is very much aware of the security issue of a device. In Cubot Quest, they have used two different options to ensure the security of the user. To unlock your Cubot Quest phone fast, you can use the fingerprint sensor which is located at the back of the phone. In addition to that, there is also face unlock option which can unlock the phone by recognising your face.

Cubot always believes in keeping pace with modern world technology. Therefore, they have featured Android 9.0 OS in Cubot Quest which has innovative UI icon offering fabulous visual experience. Lower power consumption of the android system has also made it easier to operate.

 

NFC technology & Custom Button

It is one of the prime requirements of a traveler who frequently travels in the whole world. Realizing its importance, Cubot has used it Cubot Quest for the convenience of the users. Whenever you go, you don’t have to be bothered about carrying US Card, Metro Card, Bank Card & others. By using NFC technology, you can store all the information of the cards in your Cubot Quest device.

Another major attraction of Cubot Quest is its Custom Button option. You can perform various actions such as one-click photo, one-click payment, one-click voice assistant etc by simply tapping the custom button.

 

Connectivity

In the global village, you have to communicate with people all around the world. Cubot Quest gives you dual 4G network which is compatible with 4G networks of different countries. That assures you not to change your phone when you visit a new place. GPS option in the phone helps you to locate any unknown place while travelling.
4G FDD-LTE network works well in the phone too within the bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 17 / 20

 

Pros and Cons

Pros
Very thin
Robust as well as sturdy
Stock Android
NFC Technology

Cons
Moderate screen resolution
Average chipset
No fast charging technology

 

Verdict

Cubot Quest is a budget friendly phone for the people who prefer to have a power-packed phone. Some may complain about its battery life or chipset but within its budget range, its simply a bargain. 

If you are willing to spend money on a rugged phone at a moderate budget with exclusive features, Cubot Quest is the right pick for you.