Cubot has been on the smartphone market for ages. Cubot is particularly known for cheap smartphones with good price / performance and a decent workmanship. The latest model is the Cubot P40, which is again located in the low-budget price range with a Helio A22 processor and HD display. The quad camera and the new Android 10 system should be highlights of the equipment. In the following we take a closer look at what awaits us with the Cubot P40.
In dark environments, you have to remove the phone with an unlock pattern. Unfortunately, we cannot really understand why Cubot did without the fingerprint sensor. After all, there is a headphone connection and current USB-C. The Cubot P40’s display measures 6.2 inches diagonally. This is actually a relatively low figure for 2020. However, the resolution is only HD + 1520 x 720 pixels. The resulting pixel density of 270 pixels per inch is sufficient for a sharp image, but you will still be able to see individual pixels if you look closely.
The MediaTek Helio A22 processor from 2018 drives the Cubot P40. The quad core clocks with up to 2.0 GHz and uses the PowerVR Rogue GE8320 with 650 MHz for the GPU. The processor is quite good for the low-budget price range: Android itself can be used pleasantly with a commemorative second when starting apps. You have to do without complex 3D games and really fast performance. In any case, it is good news that Cubot has packed large memory modules into the P40. With 4GB RAM there are plenty of reserves for multitasking and some apps and files can be stored on the 128GB hard drive.
A quad camera is used on the back of the Cubot P40. The main sensor is a Sony IMX486 and on the front there is a 20 megapixel selfie camera. We already know the 12 megapixel IMX486 from the Redmi 8, where it performs very well. Of course, it is a legitimate question whether the Cubot P40 can produce similarly good results with it. The other sensors on the back have very little megapixel (5M + 2M + 0.3M). The 5 megapixel sensor is a macro camera for close-ups. The two megapixel sensor is a depth sensor for portrait shots and Cubot doesn’t even indicate what the 0.3MP sensor does.
The Cubot P40 supports 3G and 4G reception. In the meantime, you should no longer buy a smartphone without LTE. With B1 / 3/7/8/19/20 are also the important network frequencies. The battery of the Cubot P40 measures 4200mAh. This is a good value for a 6.2 inch smartphone with HD resolution.