CUBOT Kingkong: A Strongman Among Smartphones
If you are looking for a durable, water-resistant and reliable smartphone, CUBOT has a new gear for you. The CUBOT Kingkong phone features a 5-inch screen protected with Gorilla Glass and is the perfect companion for long hikes and wilderness trips and will also work great in everyday use. Read our review and see what’s so impressive about Kingkong.
CUBOT Kingkong – Features
CUBOT Kinkong is a smartphone with 5-inch IPS display capable of rendering images at a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and has a 1.4 GHz quad-core MTK6580 CPU. Its main advantage is an extremely durable cover that protects it against flooding, dust, extreme temperatures and shock. Powerful glass protects display and is highly resistant to scratches and cracks. This powerful phone will serve you well on the road and at work – wherever you need reliable equipment.
|CPU||MTK6580 Quad Core 1.3GHz|
|Display||5 inch, 1280 x 720 px|
|SIM Cards||Dual SIM, Dual Standby, 1 Micro SIM + 1 Micro SIM|
|Internal memory||16 GB|
|Cameras||Front: 8.0MP, Back: 13.0MP|
|I/O Interface||3.5mm audio jack, Microphone, Micro USB, Speakers, TF/Micro SD card slot|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Light, Geomagnetic, Gravity, Proximity|
|Wymiary||17.00 x 10.00 x 4.20 cm|
CUBOT Kingkong: Pros and Cons
- Solid and sturdy, it won’t fall apart from everyday use or accidental falls
- Waterproof IP68 protects completely against rain and accidental wetting
- Good battery and energy-saving display and CPU that ensures long working time
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby mode allows you to use two SIM cards at the same time
- Best bang for the buck in rugged smartphones category
- No figerprint reader
Ruggedness and build quality
CUBOT Kingkong really lives up to its name and you don’t have to be afraid that it will easy break down, although of course it’s not indestructible. Its thick casing is made of a zinc and aluminum alloy that has increased hardness, and is additionally reinforced with a shock absorbing hard rubber, protecting delicate electronics inside from harm. This smartphone can withstand pressures up to 1 ton. The interior is protected against water and dust by securing all sockets and speaker with special coating. The temperature at which it can operate is -35 to +60 degrees Celsius, so it’s the perfect phone for long travels away from urban comfort.
All this couldn’t be possible without increasing weight of this smartphone and the size of bezels. Anyway, it doesn’t differ much in this respect from other rugged devices and its size and weight is comparable to similar Blackview or Ulefone smartphones.
Performance and display
Rugged phones aren’t generally the best devices performance-wise, because you don’t expect to render movies at the highest resolution or to run the latest games on them, and this is also the case here. The Mediatek MTK6580 Quad-core processor is clocked at just 1.3 GHz, so it’s not the latest CPU, though it can handle daily tasks such as web browsing or social media posting without any hiccups. 16 GB internal memory also seems to be not that much, but it can be easily expanded by adding a MicroSD memory card.
The 10-point, 5 inch IPS touch screen can display in HD 1280 x 720 px resolution. It’s not a big touchscreen, but it suffices for comfortable use of various apps or even GPS navigation.
13.0MP rear camera has a decent sensor that allows you to take good quality pictures, especially when the scene is properly lit. Its 0.03 s fast autofocus helps taking photos on the move. The 8.0MP front camera has been designed for selfies and video calls and works as intended for these tasks. Two SIM slots are available, and can work simultaneously in Dual SIM mode, Dual Standby, allowing you to use CUBOT Kingkong as a one phone for work and for home.
The geomagnetic sensor uses pre-installed compass app, ensuring that you shouldn’t get lost in the wilderness, but if you do, additional guidance is provided thanks to an accurate GPS module.
If you are looking for a hard-to-beat phone and you don’t want to spend too much, pick CUBOT Kingkong. Although this smartphone may not have the best hardware configuration, it is sufficient for everyday tasks, and its rugged construction and solid workmanship will serve you very well. Besides, you can buy it on GearBest at a really attractive price of just $89.99 with free shipping worldwide. This offer is limited, so be sure to grab yours before it expires!