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Wafer-thin Cubot X16 reviewed

by on07 December 2015

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Review: 6 millimetres of zinc alloy and glass on a budget

Inexpensive phones have to end up with a cheap feeling finish and unimpressive design? Cubot begs to differ, so the company has rolled out the Cubot X16, an ultrathin mainstream phone with a premium feel, priced at just $150.

But does the approach work? We recently had a chance to test another mid-range phone with an impressive spec and metal frame, only to find that the finish wasn’t nearly as good as it should be. Cubot approached the problem a bit differently, and managed to pull it off.

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The Cubot X16 is designed around a 4.1mm thick zinc alloy frame, with scratch-proof glass at the front and back. The phone is based on MediaTek’s frugal MT6735 quad-core processor, which isn’t exactly a powerhouse, but should be ok for most users.

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Besides, the focus is on the phone’s appearance, not benchmark scores, so let’s take a closer look at the design and build quality.


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