Cubot X17 will come with band 20 LTE and more RAM


cubot x17

Cubot are launching another slim phone, with slightly altered specs, more RAM and a new design.

For the shopper looking for a slim Android phone on a budget the Cubot X16 is a fine choice. I was pretty impressed with the phone in our unboxing last week, it looks good and has great build quality. Cubot want to add another slim choice to their range with the Cubot X17, follows the same formula with a few changes.

The major updates on the X17 include an upgrade in RAM from 2GB to 3GB and the inclusion of band 20 FDD LTE support. Physically the X17 differs from the X16 due to the use of alloy on the rear giving it the look of an older Vivo phone.

For those of you who might be interested in the Cubot X17, the phone comes with a 5-inch FHD display, Mediatek MT6735 chipset, 16GB internal memory, 5 mega-pixel 88 degree front camera, 13 mega-pixel rear and 2500mAh battery. Not bad for a phone measuring 143.4 x 69.4 x 6.1mm.

Previous Exclusive: Elephone 4K action camera specifications leaked
Next Xiaomi's Mi Protect will insure your phone starting as low as $4 or 275 INR

20 Comments

  1. Tajwar
    November 3, 2015

    Cubots are getting more interesting, i would love to see another waterproof phone from them.

    • Steve B
      November 3, 2015

      Not sure on that one, as great a concept, i think the waterproofing was a fail for them. Even Sony no longer support the use of their waterproof phones underwater, despite advertising still show such use.

      • Tajwar
        November 3, 2015

        Even so you would want some degree of water resistance on something use on a daily basis and should be standard for every phone.
        Sony should be tired of people literally tossing their phones in water just to see if it survives and believe me I’ve seen a lot of people doing it.

        • Steve B
          November 3, 2015

          It is a good feature, but as soon a a company makes such a claim, many go out to test or prove otherwise, phones inevitably fail such tests, IP ratings get amended, bad publicity ensues.

          • Tajwar
            November 4, 2015

            Exactly

          • Muhammad Yasir
            November 4, 2015

            so .. epic fail ?

            • Steve B
              November 4, 2015

              I think for Cubot it probably was, hence no reappearance, unless they’re saving it for X20/21 (which Doogee like could well be announced next week at this rate).
              I think Inew had the right idea with it’s water resistant nano coating on the L3, no ambiguity with that.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          November 4, 2015

          stupid people exist everywhere !

          what sony meant by waterproof was something like … if u spill your drink on the phone … or if it , BY mistake , falls into a pool while u were taking a selfie :p , it shouldnt die instantly but survive somewhat.

          but if someone wants to go swimming in a ‘Fanta-Sea’ , they prolly should avoid taking their phone 😀

      • balcobomber25
        November 3, 2015

        Most of the Sony stores in Asia still have the display set up with the phones submersed in water. I have a friend who takes his Z1 in the pool every summer and has no issues.

        • Steve B
          November 3, 2015

          Indeed as I said, promos show one thing, words now say another. There’s been several media stories about the massive contradiction and warranty claims being rejected.

          Quote Sony: Many of the Xperia™ smartphones are waterproof
          and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain
          or want to wash off dirt under a tap, but remember: all ports and
          attached covers should be firmly closed. You should not: put the device
          completely underwater; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated
          water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will
          invalidate warranty.

          • balcobomber25
            November 3, 2015

            Salt water should be common sense, it will destroy any phone no matter if its waterproof or not.

            • Steve B
              November 4, 2015

              sure, but someone needs to get the marketing updated to reflect the new stance, not sell phones on lifestyle aspects they no longer warrant.

            • balcobomber25
              November 4, 2015

              Adverts are meant to sell products not to be guidelines for operation. A smart consumer should always read the fine print.

            • Steve B
              November 4, 2015

              Not many of those about unfortunately. Your friends (and my relatives) who take theirs in the pool obviously didn’t.

              Sony doesn’t help much; Xperia waterproofing text: Rain happens. So do drops in the sink and knocked over drinks.
              Small print (on same page): You should not.. expose it to..
              liquids such as drinks.

            • balcobomber25
              November 4, 2015

              I know plenty of people that take their Xperias in pools with no issues at all. What they mean by we exposing it is purposely trying to show off and dipping your phone in a cup of soda. A little bit of liquid from a tipped over cup is fine, prolonged exposure in an acidic drink could cause serious damage.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              November 4, 2015

              AHAH

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 4, 2015

      lol … im surprised they havent hopped on the ‘Flagship’ bandwagon yet !

      altho i highly anticipate it from them … for someone who can copy vivo’s aesthetics quite impressively !

  2. Simion Florin
    November 3, 2015

    Weak battery

  3. Brooklyn701
    November 4, 2015

    Battery is way too weak and the Dual SIM or SD/TF Card design is total shit. Cubot needs to learn that with only 16GB ROM you need to offer Dual SIM AND TF/SD Card.

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    November 4, 2015

    need a review !