Cherry Mobile’s partnership with Lazada resulted into a new mobile brand exclusively sold online. The device, called Cubix Cube, is a sub-Php4.5k smartphone with impressive hardware in this price category.
The Cubix Cube’s claim to fame is its octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM with a price tag of only Php4,490. That’s a combination previously unheard of consider other similar hardware combo priced around Php6k to Php7k.
Cubix Cube specs:
5-inch HD IPS On-Cell display, 1280 x 720 @ 294ppi
MediaTek MT6592M 1.4GHz octa-core processor
16GB internal storage
Supports up to 64GB MicroSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
13MP rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front-facing camera
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
The Cube is available in two colors – black and white with gold trimmings — and between the two, we think the white and gold combo looks much better. The unit has a 5-inch IPS display but we noticed it is a little bit washed out. The handset looks decent and has the slim profile so it feels good on the hands.
The processor is under-clocked to just 1.36GHz, perhaps to optimize and extend battery life. Nevertheless, the unit is still snappy and performs well within expectations.
Check out our quick video review below of the Cubix Cube.
To sum it up, here’s what we liked and did not like about the handset.
What we liked about it:
* Very affordable price
* Very good processor
* Generous amount of RAM
* Dual-SIM capability
* Decent camera performance
What we did not like:
* Glossy back finish
* Low battery capacity
The Cubix Cube is exclusively available in Lazada with a suggested retail price of only Php4,490. See links below for direct listing.