Cubot Rainbow 2 Unboxing, Hands On, First Impressions!

I just got the Cubot Rainbow 2 in the mail, a rather stark contrast to the UMi Z Pro that I got. This phone hails as the cheapest dual camera phone in the world, beating out even the very cheap Oukitel U20 Plus.

It can currently be had on presale for around $69.99 which already makes this a very cheap ultra budget phone, let alone a dual camera phone. However, I’m sure sacrifices were made and I’ll be interested to see where Cubot made them.

Cubot Rainbow 2 Specifications

Processor Mediatek MTK6580 Processor
Display 5.0″ 1280×720 px, LCD
Storage 16GB eMMC
Operating System Android 7.0
Cameras 8MP Camera, 2x 2.0MP cameras
Battery 2350mAh
Physical Dimensions 56g, 72 x 144 x 8.3 mm

Cubot Rainbow 2 Unboxing

The phone box is textured and coloured the same way the Cubot Cheetah 2’s box was coloured, a textured gold. Open it up and you find the phone, a manual, and the power plug and cables in here.

Cubot Rainbow 2 Hands On

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The phone is not big in the grand scheme of things and is quite easily palmed with just one hand. However it does feel large for a 5” device and isn’t bezelless either.

It’s made out of a glossy plastic that I’m not particularly fond of (I would rather have matte plastic) but the phone feels sturdy enough. It’s not the smallest phone out there but it’s quite slim. I’ll report more on the build in the full review.

Turning on the phone reveals stock Android 6.0 (even though Cubot mentioned 7.0, see the specs above), as long as it’s not Lollipop I’m fine with that. General swiping and opening and closing the apps that came with the phone is decent enough, but lags quite noticeably behind even the Redmi 4 Prime, I’ll have to continue testing the phone to see how far optimization can go in a chipset like this.

Cubot Rainbow 2 First Impressions

I don’t quite know what to think yet about the Cubot Rainbow 2 as my feelings about this phone are quite mixed at the moment. I’ll take some time to test it out fully, snap some photos with the dual camera and play some games on this to see how well this phone does. Stay tuned for the full review!

Cubot Rainbow 2 Gallery

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  1. Assefa Hanson
    March 12, 2017

    Laggy operation im a bit surprised to hear that cubot usually has clean stable software, ill wait for the review i am a cubot fanboy

    • March 13, 2017

      I’m not necessarily a cubot fanboy but they always have good software. Here the hardware is not great though

      • Assefa Hanson
        March 13, 2017

        I am lol when i was super broke and got me a cheap low spec cubot back in the day it sure did deliver lol fanboy from ever since

        • March 14, 2017

          Haha that’s funny, I just wish Cubot released a high end smartphone

          • Assefa Hanson
            March 14, 2017

            Same here i dont know what their game plan is even an x10 would be a miracke

            • March 15, 2017

              I think I asked Cubot this before a long time ago, and they told me they don’t have any plans in the future to release a high end phone, which is sad.

            • Assefa Hanson
              March 15, 2017

              Once again my eyes swim in the seas

            • March 15, 2017

              Ninjas could also be cutting onions, you never know

            • Assefa Hanson
              March 15, 2017


  2. March 12, 2017

    hi~ Zi Jin, look forward to your depth review