Cubot Max 2 as you may have or may have not already known is the successor to the original Cubot Max. The new Cubot Max packs a whole lot of improvements and design changes from its predecessor in what Cubot calls “Full Upgrade” with some pretty decent specs. Cubot also says that it isn’t just bigger, citing the bigger display with thinner bezels, but a maverick. Let’s see how true this is by looking at what it has to offer.
Cubot Max 2 Key Specs
・6.8-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1352 x 640 Pixels
・Android 9.0 Pie, 4GB Of RAM
・MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22, Octa-Core 2.0GHz
・64GB built-in storage
・12MP + 2MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera
・5,000mAh non-removable battery
Cubot Max 2 Design And Display
Cubot Max 2 looks so much different than its predecessor in terms of display. It has a 6.8-inch IPS LCD Panel stretching up to the top of the device with its 19:9 aspect ratio. There is still a little bit of chin at the bottom. However, the bezel at the top is enough to house the front-facing camera hence the notch, but not at the centre, but at top right corner.
The front-facing camera can also be used for Face Unlock a.k.a FaceID. At the back of th device is th dual rear cameras, an LED flash and fingerprint sensor as another means of biometric verification. It weighs 214grams thanks to its hefty battery capacity and measures 8.94mm in thickness. The body of the device which is made of Polycarbonate material comes in two colours options to chooses from – Gradient and Black. It also has a dual Hybrid SIM card slot which means 1 SIM card + 1 MicroSD card or 2 SIM cards.
Cubot Max 2 Camera Review
Nothing exceptional here, The rear camera comprises of a Sony owned 12MP main shooter and a secondary depth sensor 2MP camera for portrait shots. It’s equipped with a dual-LED flash for low light shots and can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps. The single front facing the 8MP camera for selfies is weirdly placed at the top right corner of the display which can also be used for Face Unlock.
Hardware and Software
Computing tasks on the Cubot Max 2 are handled by the MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 SoC which has 8 processing cores clocking speeds of up to 2.0GHz paired with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU and hooked up to 4GB of RAM; a lot of RAM for multitasking. 64GB of storage is available here but can easily be expanded further via the second SIM card slot which also doubles as a microSD card slot, up to 256GB. Cubot Max 2 runs the latest Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, with their UI slapped on top of course.
Battery & Network Connectivity
A massive 5,000mAh powers this device which is equipped with fast charging (5V/2A) for quick refills when depleted, charging is done through it’s USB Type-C port which can also be used to transfer files. Other features of the Cubot Max 2 includes 4G LTE, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, Bluetooth, GPS and the ever ageing 3.5mm jack.
Cubot Max 2 Price and Availability
Cubot Max 2 is already available for sale and costs between $149 – $199 on various online shopping stores depending on the store.
Cubot Max 2 Full Specifications
- Dimension: 81mm x 173mm x 8.94mm
- Material: Polycarbonate
- Weight: 214g
- SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.8-inch
- Screen Resolution: 19:9, 1352 x 640 pixels, 220ppi
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22, Octa-Core 2.0GHz
- RAM: 4GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 64GB
- Card Slot: Yes, up to 256GB (Uses SIM 2 slot)
- Primary: 12MP + 2MP – dual-LED flash, Panorama, HDR
- Secondary: 8MP – HDR
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi direct, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB: Yes, Type-C
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (rear-mounted)
- NFC: –
- GPS: Yes
- Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 5,000mAh Removable
- Type: Li-Ion
- Fast Charging: Yes, 5V/2A (10W)
- OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
- Recommended Retail Price: $149 – $199
- Availability: Available