The “small smartphone” topic seems to be gaining momentum again lately. It was only in May that the founder of the first “real” smartwatch, Pebble, released an announcement for smaller smartphones and now Chinese manufacturer Kubot is talking to a compact smartphone. The Cubot Pocket comes with a screen that measures just 4 inches diagonally, which makes it look ridiculously small in today’s world.
After all, because the price is based on the compact layout Starting at 159.99 euros on Amazon, the price of a qubit pocket is reasonable. But what do you actually get for the money? A glance at the data sheets reveals that some cases had to be saved.
Weak in the chest of the mini smartphone
The 4-inch screen has a resolution of just 1,080 x 540 pixels and uses a Unisoc T310 quad-core processor under the hood. It has at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of flash memory on board, allowing the latter to be expanded via microSD.
The back has a single 16MP sensor and the front camera takes selfies at 5MP. With colleagues from Chinahandys.net There is a commenter who has already imported the part via Aliexpress. “Good. It only takes time to focus the camera. With WhatsApp the camera stays completely blurred,” he summed up.
The 3,000 mAh battery seems small by current standards, but the hardware shouldn’t be particularly power-hungry. Incidentally, it is charged via USB-C.
Although the components are unfortunately not really believable, for some the software may be the determining factor in passing the qubit pocket. Instead of the latest Android 12, Android 11 is already installed and from experience we probably shouldn’t expect a big update (even security patches would be a pleasant surprise).
Lastly, you also need to be accustomed to the unusual housing of the qubit pocket, which makes the device slightly larger than absolutely necessary. In my opinion, the golden frame does not make the smartphone look more elegant. What do you think of Cubot Pocket?
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