Chinese brand Cubot decided to create the perfect smartphone. That's how the H1 – phablet with a 5.5-inch screen and a battery of 5200 mAh and measuring only 9 mm. in the price of about 600 zł . Sounds interesting? Is Cubot achieved its objective? We checked.
Housing and workmanship
The dimensions of the phone, despite the powerful battery and a sizeable screen, are rather standard for this type of equipment. Yes, unrepented of space around the screen, but there is no inordinate amount of her again. Weight (202 g) does not scare and seems to be adequate to the volume of solids. Cubot is convenient to use and ergonomically falls well. While the last test phone Kruger & Matz MOVE 4 complained about the trivial design and painfully simple design, so if H1 Cubota the opposite is true. Housing, though seemingly has nothing in particular, is very rich in a variety of flavors and accents. We went to our editorial model in gold – the appearance it resembles a Elephone'a P8000. The back cover is adorned with a distinctive pattern, such that the color looks even harder. The edges are made of aluminum and the sides are further enhanced by – the aluminum – decorative moldings, in which are incorporated buttons. Front cover glass 2,5 D, but I must admit that these rounded edges are so few noticeable that I learned about them only by studying the specifications of the phone while writing test. The device is made solidly. Clearly better than in the case mentioned just Elephone'a. With an aluminum frame construction is rigid, and all components are compact and well matched. When compressions housing in different places, with different strength, can be heard a timid squeak, but they are not so frequent and intense that surrendered into question the strength of the device. The side buttons are optimally set and have a very nice jump. In fact, the only weakness H1 is too soft glass protecting the screen, resulting in an easy to call "whirlpool effect". The phone comes with two wire inputs: micro USB and 3.5mm audio. Both can be found on the top edge, but at a safe distance from each other, so unlikely that they will interfere with each other.
The temperature of the enclosure
The phone retains the "cool" even under heavy load. After a few minutes of playing or looping demanding all sorts of graphics benchmarks housing is still cool. We recorded a maximum temperature is 35 degrees Celsius around the camera lens. [temperatura_obudowa product_id = "21264"]
Reaching the 5.5-inch IPS seems to be very thoughtful decision. Contrary to the current trend, the panel has a relatively low resolution – HD (1280 x 720 pixels) – which results in a more satisfactory density of pixels (at 267 dots / inch), while not use as much energy as the unit Full HD. Image sharpness is not perfect, but still can not speak here of jagged fonts or visible pixels.The color reproduction would be hard to complain. The colors are saturated and have natural shade. Reservations can only be black, which unfortunately is not very deep. This is especially noticeable when you set the brightness higher than approx. 150 cd / m2. Viewing angles are nearly perfect. In every direction and at every degree of deviation, the colors retain their hue. The display seems to be perfectly tailored also in terms of scale brightness adjustment. It is wide enough to provide the user a comfortable use of the smartphone on a sunny day. Extreme values are 424 cd / m2, and at the opposite pole of 18 cd / m2. The touch panel performs impeccably. It's precise and responsive, supports up to 5 points simultaneously.
While in the previous chapters phone fared well, so this can be said that shines. Beneath the hood lies dormant for huge lithium-ion battery with 5200 mAh. This is the undeniably impressive in the event of a smartphone. Moreover, after removing the back cover we have free access to the battery. Energy efficiency is equally impressive, as the battery capacity. In our test device came out best of all previously tested smartphones, eclipsing the previous leader – Kruger & Matz DRIVE 3. "combined cycle" and with brightness set to 1/3 scale is not a problem to use the phone for 3 days without recharging. If we take care of low energy consumption and will reduce even brightness, this time can extend up to 4/5 days. Until reminded of the good old days phones without touchscreens! Here are the results of our tests, summarized the current leader of the table: [test slug = "accumulator" virtual = "video-wifi-off 3g internet, internet-wifi, loading-ac" product_id = "21,264.20946"] manufacturer can not be predicted any systemic support functions apart from simple energy-saving mode, which is activated when the battery is low. On the other hand, when such performance is not very much needed function. Besides, Cubot compensates for this lack of presence of an entirely new functions to charge other devices via micro USB connector. This makes the phone can also be regarded as a kind of power bank.
The main camera Cubota H1 has a resolution of 13 megapixels and the technical side of it is known only that has an aperture of f / 2.2 and a focal length of 4 mm. It is not known manufacturer of sensor or optics.camera application has not been in any way altered from the default. It allows you to adjust some basic parameters (exposure, white balance, flicker prevention, resolution and ISO) and allows you to select one of 6 basic color effects. We also have the option of activating HDR mode, LED Illuminates, motion tracking mode and panorama. Overall, the interface is responsywyny, and pictures are taken very quickly.
The quality of pictures taken Cubotem is correct, but unfortunately nothing more. Under good conditions, ie when the ambient light is plentiful, the photos come out sharp, colors are quite nice and well-chosen exposure. The problems start when circumstances start to deviate greatly from the norm. With strong light can easily become overexposed, covered with a pale glow image in night conditions or evening reveals a highly visible grain, especially in the areas of uniform color. We have the ability to manually adjust the value of the ISO 100-1600. Interestingly, in automatic mode, the device jumps often at higher values, reaching even 2270. Then the grain even interfere with the reception of photographs, even on the phone screen.
The phone captures videos of poor quality. Limps both detail and smooth video. If you do not plan to show it on the big screen should change the quality settings to "High" to "High". VGA file, even though theoretically a drastic change in resolution is not clearly less detailed than the default 720p (30 frames / sec), and definitely gaining liquidity.
For the shooting self-portraits with an 8-megapixel camera with video recording in VGA quality. Unfortunately, despite the promising-resolution photos, their actual quality is at a level much lower than you would expect. Photographs of the missing primarily focus seem like a slightly blurred and noisy, even under favorable light conditions. Video, unfortunately, have similar standards. Probably enough for video calls, but said 8-megapixel awoke bolder fantasies …
The quality of voice chat
Speaker calls are loud and clear, and the microphone is functioning well despite the lack of support from an additional unit of capturing sounds from the environment. The dialer is not in any way changed relative to the default application. It works so fast, it is functional and material design looks classic and pretty.
Main speaker located in the lower part of the rear wall of the housing. It is a mono unit, which is capable of emitting sound with maximum power of 83 dB. Its quality is standard for phone of this class. This means that the sound is flattened and lack bass.
The device is equipped with two slots for SIM cards. It is worth noting that one of them support the micro and the second mini SIM card. Using both can connect to 4G network, or Aero2. Thus everyone can choose something for themselves.
Connectivity and GPS
The single module WiFi (2.4 GHz) supports standards b / g / n. During testing, the phone did not notice problems with the stability of the connection, including tests of synthetic smartphone has passed successfully all of our scenarios – but it is worth noting that when you move the phone to a lower floor (relative to the router) gave already seen intermittent problems with maintaining a stable connection. On the plus include support for wireless streaming live video miracast. [test slug = "wifi-phone" axis = "negative" product_id = "21264"] Module GPS (with A-GPS) is not perfectly accurate, but it should be enough to navigate – even hiking. Fortunately we do not have objections to the speed of finding a signal.
Built-in Memory and OTG
The phone supports USB OTG. This allows us to connect it to external accessories, such as flash memory, external hard disk, pointing devices such as a mouse or keyboard. The condition for use of the former is, however, the FAT32 file format. It is worth to recall the function of charging other devices via USB przełączki.Internal phone storage capacity is 16 GB. For use in practice remains less than 12.11 GB. In the event that this would be enough, we can extend the value of a microSD memory card of up to 64GB (by using a dedicated slot under the cover). On obtained in this way, the space can move data applications installed.
Performance and System
Under the cover Cubota H1 resides MTK6735P MedaTek system that has been created just for phones affordable but are required to simultaneously pretty good performance. The unit is based on quad-core ARM Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1 GHz, and is responsible for the graphics system Mali-T720. The whole supports the 2-gigabyte RAM. Looking from a purely numerical, you may have some concerns about the effectiveness of the above configuration. Experience shows, however, that everything has been here well thought out. Thanks to the relatively low resolution and good optimization of the system, despite average performance benchmarks, the actual performance is fully sufficient. What's more, low CPU clock frequency also affects lower energy consumption. [wptab style = "4" title = "AnTuTu"] [test slug = "android-antutu" product_id = "21,264.21194"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "GFXBench"] [Test slug = "gfxbench-fps" virtual = "t-rex-3-offscreen, t-rex-3-onscreen, manhattan-3-offscreen, manhattan-3-onscreen" product_id = "21,264.21194"] [/ wptab] [ wptab style = "4" title = "PC Mark Android"] [test slug = "PCMark-android" product_id = "21,264.21194"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "3DMark: Unlimited"] [test slug = "3dmark" virtual="3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-total,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-graphics,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-physics" product_id = "21,264.21194"] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] On your phone launched all the titles in our test suite of games. Even the most advanced (Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 5, Dead Trigger 2), setting the graphical detail at medium or low, there were major challenges for H1. At the top, the game still was possible, but with minor przycięciami animation.After installing the application MX Player and the latest set of codecs, phone easily opened most of our video samples. He died only at the file in the quality of 4K, which is fully acceptable result.
– MKV, 480p, xvid, 1Mbps, he aac, subtitles; – MKV, 720p, h264, 600kbps AAC / MP3 audio dual; – MP4, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, aac; – MKV, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, vorbis, subtitles; – MP4, 720p, h264, 6Mbps, ac3; – MKV, 1080p h264, 10Mbps; – MKV, 1080p h264, 40Mbps; – Mp4, 4K (3840×2160), h264, 34mbps (illiquidity); – Mp4, 4K (4096×1716), h264, aac, 35Mbps (lack of liquidity).Cubot H1 runs on Android 5.1 installed by default Lolipop with graphical overlay manufacturer. On the visual side, changed most of all the appearance of the icons and menu layout. Overall, the interface is quite nice, but it lacks many translations. This inconvenience occurs mainly in the setup menu and system messages. The system works very fast. The interface does not slow down even for applications running in the background. During the tests, there were also no problems with applications and system processes.
Summary and evaluation
Cubot H1 is one of the best things to which you can spend 600 zł. In addition to that, in terms of economics purchase it is second to none, it's just a good, solid smartphone with Android. Its biggest asset is a huge battery, which in combination with the relatively low-energy components sometimes create truly great work on a single charge. For our part, the equipment gets manic award.[temperatura2 product_id = "21264"] [inne_propozycje product_id = "21264"]