Cubot J5 is Cubot’s new smartphone for the young. It is an inexpensive entry-level smartphone which packs quite a punch. Cubot J5 has a moderate 5.5-inch display which is kept on by the 2,800mAh battery capacity on the inside. There is also a MediaTek MT6580 SoC which is connected to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable Internal storage which runs the Android 9.0 Pie effortlessly. Let’s see what else Cubot J5 has in store
Cubot J5 Key Specs
・5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 960 x 480 pixels
・Android 9.0 Pie, 2GB Of RAM
・Mediatek MT6580, Quad-Core 1.3GHz
・16GB built-in storage
・8MP rear camera and 5MP selfie camera
・2,800mAh non-removable battery
Cubot J5 Design And Display
Cubot J5 has a 5.5-inch 480p IPS LCD display with a 196ppi which uses an 18:9 aspect ratio, leaving enough space at the top for the front-facing camera and, speaker grill and other sensors. There is also a chin at the bottom with small size bezel.
A single rear camera sits at the plastic back with an LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is missing here which is understandable given that it’s an entry-level smartphone. The device measures 9mm in thickness weighs 173grams and comes in three colours; Black, Blue and Gradient. It also has both a dual Nano SIM slot and a microSD card slot for additional storage.
Cubot J5 Camera Review
At the back of the device is a single 8MP camera accompanied by an LED flash to light up low light scenes during photography sessions. For selfies, the single front-facing 5MP handles that and although it doesn’t have an LED flash, it does take some really nice photos.
Cubot J5 Hardware and Software
Under the hood of the Cubot J5 is the MediaTek MT6580 SoC which is a Chipset with a Quad-Core processor clocking speeds of up to 1.3GHz paired with a Mali-400 MP2 for gaming. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. Talking about storage, it is expandable here, up to 128GB via it’s dedicated MicroSD card slot. Surprisingly, it runs the latest Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with their UI overlay on top.
Battery & Network Connectivity
A 2,800mAh keeps this light turned on here and it doesn’t have fast charging. It charges through the almost extinct microUSB port. It also doesn’t have 4G LTE but there is 3G and 2G. There is also Bluetooth, GPS, LED notification light and a 3.5mm jack.
Cubot J5 Price and Availability
Cubot J5 costs just $85 which approx about N33,000 and is already on various online stores.
Cubot J5 Full Specifications
Dimension: 150.3 mm x 72.0 mm x 9.2 mm
Weight: 173 grams
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type: IPS Capacitive touchscreen
Screen Resolution: 18:9, 960 x 480 pixels, 196ppi
Software and performance
Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
Chipset: MediaTek MT6580, Quad-core 1.3GHz
RAM: 2GB RAM
Internal Storage: 16GB
Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB (Dedicated slot)
Primary: 8MP – LED flash
Network and Connectivity
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi direct, hotspot
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: 2100 MHz
USB: Yes, microUSB
Audio Jack: Yes
Fingerprint Sensor: No
GPS: Yes, A-GPS
Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
Capacity: 2.800mAh Removable
Fast Charging: No
OTG Support: –
Price and Availability
Recommended Retail Price: $85