Cubot Note 40, the low range has evolved

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He Cubot Note 40 It is a smartphone that serves as an example of how accessible mobile technology has become in recent years, as it is one of those rare proposals that not only meets our usual expectations of a low-end phone, but exceeds them. with profit. If you are interested in knowing why we think this way, welcome.

To summarize, the Cubot Note 40 is presented with a modern design that takes inspiration from the iPhone, in addition, it outlines a 6.56-inch HD+ screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. Inside it has an octa-core chip accompanied by up to 12GB of RAM (6GB real + 6GB virtual) and 256GB of internal storage, which is incredible for a device that costs around 100-150 euros in most stores. . As if that were not enough, it boasts a 5,200mAh battery and a 50MP dual rear camera, not to mention that it runs Android 13.

Without a doubt, the Cubot Note 40 is an excellent option in its respective range, but if you are looking for something that is a step up and still affordable, allow us to introduce you to its older brother, the Cubot Note 50.

Technical characteristics of the Cubot Note 40

CUBOT NOTE 40
DESIGN
Official site Cubot
Dimensions 165.75 x 75.8 x 10mm
Weight 222 grams
Colors Black, blue, green, purple
GRID
Technologies / Bands
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • WCDMA_1/2/4/5/8
  • FDD_1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28A+B
  • TDD:B41
SIM type Nano SIM (Dual)
SCREEN
Screen technology Capacitive IPS
Dimension 6.56 inches
Resolution 1,612 x 720 pixels (90Hz)
Multitouch Yeah
PERFORMANCE
Processor Unisoc T606
RAM 6GB + 6GB virtual
STORAGE MEMORY
Ability 256GB
SD slot Yes, microSD up to 1TB
OPERATING SYSTEM
Version
Android 13
CAMERA
Resolution 50MP+2MP
secondary camera 8MP
Maker sony
BATTERY
Ability 5,200mAh
Fast charge No
CONNECTION PORTS
loading port USB-C
USB OTG Yeah
Headphone jack No
CONNECTIVITY
Wifi Yes, 802.11abgn/ac
Bluetooth Yes, 5.0
GPS Yes, GPS+GLONASS+Galileo+BEIDOU
NFC No
OTHER FEATURES
Spanish Language Yeah
Box contents Cubot Note 40 smartphone, battery, USB cable, charger with European power adapter, screen protector.

Design and screen of the Cubot Note 40

When you take the Cubot Note 40 out of the package and take a look at its back, it is obvious whose task has been copied. And although this smartphone will never be the same as an iPhone, it is not exactly a cheap imitation either, in fact, its construction is quite solid, with a aluminum chassis which gives a more premium touch to the matter, a rarity among smartphones in this range.

Cubot Note 40 - Design

Textured back panel provides a soft, ergonomic grip, making it comfortable to hold even with one hand. Likewise, the design of the device is aesthetically pleasing and comes in a variety of beautiful and vibrant colors: purple, black, green or light blue.

Color presentations

Not everything is rosy, however, and it’s clear that this is a device that makes sacrifices to stay affordable. The first of them is not having a fingerprint reader. Considering that the Cubot Note 50 does have one, it is a bit disappointing. Secondly, there is no 3.5mm audio jack for headphones either.

In another order of ideas, the screen mounts a 6.56-inch IPS CLD panel with HD+ resolution, density of 269 pixels per inch and maximum brightness of 500 nits. It is not the screen with the best screen-to-body ratio in the world, but it is acceptable in that aspect and the same can be said about the image quality and level of visibility it offers, although we would undeniably have preferred it to be FullHD+ (I know I am asking a lot for the price).

Cubot Note 40 - Screen

Hardware, software and battery

At the hardware level, the Cubot Note 40 is a humble but competent smartphone. From the hand of Unisoc Tiger T606 chipthis one manages to score close to 260,000 points in the AnTuTu synthetic test, so it’s not bad at all for the price, especially considering that it comes with 6GB of RAM plus another 6GB virtual for a total of 12GB. On top of all this, it has 256GB of internal storage (supports SD cards up to 1TB), which again is quite generous.

As an operating system awaits us Android 13 and there is not much to say here, since the manufacturer has not bothered to modify it, and that is a plus point in our opinion.

Cubot Note 40 - Android 13

For basic tasks, everyday applications and social networks, this smartphone is more than enough, we will only notice its limitations in intense applications and 3D Android games. Speaking of games, the Cubot Note 40 is not intended to run anything demanding, but basic or well-optimized titles such as PUBG Mobile, Real Racing 3 and Need for Speed ​​are fully playable on this device with a very consistent frame rate and slightly above the 30FPS mark, although naturally, it exhibits occasional slowdowns, specifically when starting a game or when there are many players or effects on screen.

If we talk about battery, The Note 40 has a 5,200mAh unit which can easily give us 10 hours of screen on or 1.5-2 days of normal use; After all, it is a low consumption and performance terminal. The disappointing thing here is that the charge is only 10W, so it takes a while to refuel.

Cubot Note 40 - Battery

Cameras

At a photographic level, the Cubot Note 40 has a 50MP + 2MP dual rear camera (macro), while on the front it has an 8MP. Be that as it may, the star of the show is undoubtedly the 50-megapixel main sensor. In good lighting conditions the camera performs reasonably well, but obviously struggles in low light environments. The device lacks versatility and its ability to capture details and vibrant colors is somewhat limited. Both the front and rear cameras offer basic performance and the phone’s camera system is not designed for photography enthusiasts, but that is to be expected in this category.

Cubot Note 40 - Cameras

Those interested in the Cubot Note 40 will be able to purchase it through the reliable Amazon.es storebut it can also be found available on PC Components for a competitive price. In addition, Carrefour has it for sale and buy it from My Electro is another good option. As always, we advise checking all offers before making a decision.

PROS:
  • Good design
  • Screen with 90Hz refresh
  • It has a generous amount of RAM and storage
  • Autonomy above average
CONS:
  • The screen is not Full HD
  • It does not have a fingerprint reader
  • Charging is only 10W
  • Without 3.5mm audio jack
7.6
Total score

Design
7.8

Screen
7.1

Performance
6.9

Cameras
7

Battery
8.6

Connectivity
8

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