The Cubot Cheetah is the first fruit of the cooperation between the Cubot and Cheetah Mobile companies and i’m sure many of you have installed some app from this chinese software leviathan, because they claim to have over 600 million of non-chinese users.
Looking at the official Cheetah Mobile website the numbers are pretty staggering, 635 million of mobile network users and total worldwide users of some of their products in billions. So it’s only quite logical the first reason the Cubot Cheetahphone being interesting is the support of huge company behind it and 10 GB of free cloud space coming with it.
According to Cubot statement the second reason is great full metal build of the phone with polished GPS equaling the best navigations. Third reason would be the Samsung sensor used for the 13 MPix rear camera with PDAF so the photos should be better and without noise even in low light conditions.
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Fourth reason in favor of the Cheetah is built-in gyroscope for the 3D gamers on the phone and the fifth the hardware specs of the phone meaning octa-core MT6753 processor paired with 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of storage and 5.5-inch FullHD resolution display.
The final decision is of course up to the potential customers and the official retail price of $199.99 could be little too high no matter the benefits, but as far as we know Cubot is planning some sale event for the Cheetah with lowering it to $149.99 which is much easier to stomach. We will keep you informed once we know more.
Reasons it might not be great:
1. That hideous black border.
2. Most of Cheetah’s apps are glorified bloatware and some of them are malware.
3. For the price there are better phones with newer processors. I like the 6753 but not for $200.
4. Camera. Samsung makes some excellent sensors but unless it’s paired with a good lens and has good optimization it is going to be like most other budget phones.
5. That hideous black border.
Thanks to Balco for providing the corrilary to the puff piece with no compensation. Cubot is a good budget phone but it seems to me that this Cheetah phone is not taking off. So expect a wave of publicity extolling its virtues. As usual Karel lends his name to the effort with a thin disguise of objectivity.
Don’t worry. He can extend list to 10 or 20 in a no time.
Not most, all their apps are littered with spyware
quick pic is still the best gallery app bar none though
Never tried it. I use Google Photos, mainly for the cloud upload.
on both my nokia n1 and OPO google photos doesnt work properly, distorted thumbnails, hanging, crashes etc shame really would love to use.
I use a outdated version with a different assignment to avoid updates on Play Store, all this to avoid Cheetah Mobile updated versions, the app gets weird bigger, also I don’t trust companies like this one. It’s a matter of time for Quickpic get bloated with some lockscreen, battery saver or cleaner, extra features.
i notice “That hideous black border” twice lol
It had to be mentioned at least twice lol.
i can only roll on the floor holding my aching tummy now hahhaha
The camera on the X17 / X17S is very good, no reason why this can’t be similar given pricing. My old Cubot X9 did fine for updates, though that was when Cubot only released a couple of phones a year, rather than a couple of hundred.
The updates won’t be coming from Cubot they will be coming from Cheetah and Cubot. That could complicate things.
lol, wtf happened with the capactive buttons? They are completely missaligned
Reasons why I dislike this phone:
1. Horrible black borders, they are really the worst I’ve seen yet.
2. Cheetah mobile crap, means it will come full of bloatware.
Resellers are responsible for that bloatware, not Cubot.
Their new line of devices are much better than what Doogee, Elephone, UMI and Elephone are offering – cameras that actually take good photos and great built quality.
I agree about those borders though, that’s the only place they cut corners.
Except Cubot is going to have very little control over it. Cheetah is going to pack this thing full of bloat including their incredibly useless Clean Master and Battery Doctor, both of which are pictures in the photos above.
They are being sponsored, but those two apps can be easily disabled.
Lenovo is the king of bloatware, Samsung don`t fall far behind, and don`t get me even started on Asus 😀
Agree with you on all of those, Samsung especially. My wifes S7 had over 65 apps preinstalled.
Another reason why it might not be great:
– It’s a Cubot
seriously $200 ????