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Cubot R9 Full Specs Review and Price

Cubot R9 Review

Cubot R9 is another affordable device from Cubot with all the basic features you will need on a midrange device. The company sure knows how to design a midrange smartphone that is always in demand due to its affordable price.


The R9 has a 7.85mm ultra-thin body and a full metal cover. The back is as smooth as ice and comfortable to hold as well. There’s a fingerprint sensor at the back of the device, which allows for easy access. The fingerprint sensor on the Cubot R9 unlocks the device in just 0.1 seconds.


Cubot R9 boasts of a 5-inch IPS HD Screen, for immersive visuals. Its 1280 x 720p screen resolution and 294ppi bring out the screen sharpness in a subtle way. The 2.5D Glass on the Cubot R9 is capable of protecting the device to withstand any impact. The glass also offers anti-scratch performance and high light transmittance.


It houses the MediaTek MT6580 chipset and 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor. Nothing is slowing this device down as it packs 2GB of RAM, which allows fast multitasking and heavy app launching. In terms of storage, it packs 16GB internal storage upgradeable to 32GB using microSD. Cubot R9 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.


The device sports 13MP rear camera for photography, the 4P lens opens up to f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera is HD enabled with Rakish autofocus technology and dynamic denoising technology, for breathtaking photos. At the front, there’s a 5MP camera tagged “Smart-Selfie”, thanks to its Intelligent beauty feature. The feature and gesture functions bring out the best in your face during selfies. Both of the cameras on the R9 has its dedicated LED Flash for low light environment.


Powering the Cubot R9 is a high-density 2600mAh removable battery.


Cubot R9 is available for just $89, that’s about N30,000 – N35,000.

Full Specifications Of Cubot R9

・Announced: 2017, June
・Status: Available. June 2017

・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: No
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Micro + Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

・Dimensions: 144x72x7.85mm
・Color: Black, Gold, Blue
・Weight: 156.4g

・Type: IPS HD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 8-inch
・Resolution: 1280 x 720 Pixels
・Pixel Density: 294ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 67.2%

・OS: Android 7.0
・Processor: Quad-Core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex A7
・Chipset: MediaTek MT6580
・GPU: ARM Mali-400 MP2, 2-Cores

・Card slot: Yes, microSD up to 128GB
・Internal: 16GB ROM/2GB RAM

・Primary: 13MP
・Secondary: 5MP
・Flash: Yes, LED Flash

・Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
・Bluetooth: Yes, 4.0
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: Light, Distance, Accelerometer
・USB: 2.0

・Capacity: 2600mAh
・Standby Time: 76 Hours
・Talktime: 8.1 Hours
・Fast Charging: No

Joseph Young
Joseph Young
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