Cubot KingKong 8, rugged smartphone with almost infinite battery

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Some have called it “the unbreakable mobile phone” and although this may seem somewhat exaggerated (there is nothing unbreakable in this life), the truth is that this Cubot KingKong 8 is very close to achieving it. Today we want to tell you what you can expect from this mobile and whether it is a worthwhile option or not.

In addition, we have also looked for the best offer so that you can take it home at the most affordable price possible. Let’s go there.

Design of the Cubot KingKong 8

We start talking about this Cubot King Kong 8 from the outside: we talk about the design, a differential point of this model that is worth stopping at. And precisely if there is something that distinguishes it from the rest, it is that it is a rugged smartphone and this is achieved thanks to its anti-shock and anti-splash protection. To ensure this, it comes with IP68+ certificate IP69Kwhich is currently the maximum protection available for a smartphone.

So you can see it in action, here we show you a video of this model:

This mobile Cubot It is available in three colors: black, red or green, always combined with black as the main color. Its dimensions are 166.9 x 80.2 x 20mm and has a weight of 382 grams. As you can see, it is quite forceful, it is a very thick smartphone and weighs a lot, but it is justified precisely by its high resistance.

If we look carefully at the elements that make up its design, we find on the sides the on/off and volume buttons, the SIM card slot and the flashlight button. In the lower and upper area we find the charging port and the flashlight light, which is precisely one of its most curious and different elements. This is a powerful LED flashlight. 5000 Lumens. This can work great for us in different situations. Whether we are camping, etc., or simply if we lose power at home and need to use a flashlight, you will always have it at hand. We know that a similar effect can be achieved with a normal cell phone flash, but we assure you that it has nothing to do with the possibilities that a real flashlight gives you.

Cubot KingKong 8

Screen and performance

We now go into more detail about its hardware and this time we start with its screen, which is ultimately the first thing you see and the element with which we interact when we use our smartphone. In this case, we have a 6.5 inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1600px and a pixel density of 401 ppi. Likewise, it has an aspect ratio of 20:9.

We cannot talk on this occasion about a very high resolution or a high refresh rate: the truth is that it doesn’t look bad at all, but it is not an excellent screen.

Cubot KingKong 8

We now fully enter into its performance and we find first of all a MediaTek MT8788V/WA octacore processor (4x Cortex A73 2.0GHz + 4x Cortex A53 2.0GHz), accompanied by 6 GB of RAM (which can be virtually extended by an additional 6 GB, 12 GB in total) and an internal storage of 256 GB. If our memory is short, we can expand it up to 1TB per microSD. Of course, the slot is shared with the SIM slot, so we will have to choose whether to use two Nano SIMs (to carry, for example, the personal number and the work number on the same device) or a Nano SIM and a Micro SD .

This combination of processor + RAM offers us a good multitasking experience so that we can use our smartphone without crashes or slowdowns.

Finally, at this point we want to talk about its operating system, which comes with Android 13 to offer the user a simple, intuitive and attractive experience.

Cubot King Kong 8 cameras, how do they perform?

It must be taken into account that this smartphone focuses above all on offering good performance, excellent autonomy and adequate performance. The photographic section is not the priority, but in this case it is not too far behind.

Cubot KingKong 8

In this case, we have a double camera on the back. 48MP + 2MP (macro), while on the front we find a lens 16MP. This smartphone is designed to take photographs in automatic mode in good lighting conditions and to capture objects or elements very close up (for example, if you are going for a walk in the countryside you can capture a flower or even a small insect with good quality. ). It suffers more in poor lighting conditions, such as night scenes or poorly lit places.

Battery and connectivity

One of the points we like the most about this Cubot KingKong 8 is its battery. It comes with an excellent capacity of 10,600 mAh, which translates into an autonomy of several days. On standby, the manufacturer claims that it can exceed 1,200 hours. This, today when batteries last less and less, is quite a feat. Of course, although it has fast charging at 18W, it is not enough for the large capacity that this battery has, so we will have to have some patience. Its loading is carried out via USB-Ca positive part so that almost any charger can be used.

Regarding connectivity, we can mention that it has 4G, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS…

It also incorporates fingerprint reader and a good variety of sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, magnetoscope, gyroscope and ambient light sensor.

Technical characteristics of the Cubot KingKong 8

Cubot KingKong 8 / Cubot King Kong 8
Design
Dimensions 166.9 x 80.2 x 20mm
Weight 382g
Colors
  • Green
  • Black
  • Red
Body Glass/Plastic
Screen
Technology IPS LCD
Dimension 6.5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1612 pixels
Others 20:9 aspect ratio
Performance
CPU Mediatek MT8788V/WA (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
RAM 6 GB (virtually expandable up to 12 GB)
Storage
Ability 256GB
Micro SD card Yes, up to 1TB
Grid
Connectivity
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 41
SIM type Dual Nano-SIM
OS
Version Android 13
Camera
Rear camera
  • 48 MP (wide)
  • 2 MP (macro)
  • 0.3MP
Frontal camera
  • 16MP
Battery
Ability 10,600 mAh
Fast charge 18W
Connection ports
loading port USB
Connector Type C
Connectivity
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
Navigation GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Galileo
NFC Yeah
Other features
Buttons
  • On off
  • Volume control
  • Flashlight
Sensors Proximity sensor, accelerometer, magnetoscope, gyroscope and ambient light sensor.
Security Fingerprint sensor
Resistance grade IP68/IP69K
Box contents
  • Cubot KingKong 8
  • USB-C charging and data cable
  • Power adapter
  • SIM card removal tool
  • Manuals

Availability and price of the Cubot KingKong 8

We have found it on Amazon and also in other stores like PC ComponentsSo like Carrefour and also in My Electro.

PROS:
  • High resistance
  • Three colors available
  • Good performance
  • Includes a very powerful flashlight
  • Excellent autonomy

CONS:
  • Somewhat long loading time
  • Does not have 5G
  • Somewhat modest cameras

7.3
Total score
Performance
6
Screen
6
Camera
7
Connectivity
7
Battery
9.5
Design and materials
8

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