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a Review of the Cubot King Kong 3

The company, which is already used to disappoint, this time managed to construct something worthwhile.

At the end summer 2018 Cubot представила очередную модель своей «бронебойной» линейки, названной в чhas гигантской обезьяны. Новинка сразу заинтриговала любителей гаджетов характеристиками и стоимостью – довольно низкой для защищённых аппаратов. Сейчас можно было бы прогнозировать успех Кубот Кинг Конг 3, если бы не одно «но»: конкуренция. Даже такого экзотического товара, как недорогие смартфоны с протекцией, китайские продавцы предлагают в избытке.

So will the third king Kong to prove themselves or simply go unnoticed? About whereby the apparatus from Kubot can beat the competition, we will cover in this review.

Specifications

  • Materials: rubberized plastic, metal, tempered glass
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • CPU: 8-core MediaTek Helio P23, clock speed 2.5 GHz
  • Accelerator: ARM Mali-G71 MP2, clock speed of 770 MHz
  • Operational / user memory: 4 GB / 64 GB (free around 55.6 GB)
  • Slot memory cards: maximum capacity of 128 GB
  • Display: 5.5 inch, 1440×720 (HD+)
  • Camera: 16 MP + 2 MP
  • Front camera: 13 m
  • Fingerprint: has
  • Navigation: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Wireless modules: 4.2 Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz / 5GHz, NFC
  • Battery: 6000 mAh
  • Size: 78.3 × 162.5 × 13.3 mm
  • Weight: 282 gram

content and design

Cubot King Kong 3 sold in white cardboard box with concise design. Front there is nothing but engraved the names of the apparatus.

Inside the box suddenly find another box and it accessories:

  • power supply.
  • Cable with a plug USB Type-C.
  • The adapter to connect the headphone (Type-C – 3.5-Jack).

Кроме того, в комплекте has иголочка для изъятия слота под SIM и много разных бумажек: гарантийный талон, инструкция и вкладыш-напоминание о том, что аккумулятор аппарата является несъёмным.

the First thing that comes to mind is – what is he heavy! Almost 300 grams! Protected Vernee V2 Pro we had in the earlier review, weighs just over 250 grams and has a battery even more capacious. Cubot KingKong 3 not the impression of a bulky gadget if look at him "full face" — but if you turn sideways, make sure that it really is very thick. You will not call another unit which would have similar dimensions.

Ergonomics developers Kubot sacrificed for reliability. The victim, apparently, not in vain. The third king Kong was stronger than the previous – that it is able to withstand:

  • The fall from a height of five feet (the previous model – 1.2 meters). The device has passed more than 300 tests for impact resistance.
  • A dust storm. The device is dust proof 99%. Cubot developers spent more than 1,000 hours of testing dust.
  • Thermal shock (-30° to + 60° C).
  • Dive to a depth of five meters and stay under water for 30 minutes.

the Gadget is protected by the standard IP68. Made mostly of rubberized plastic, has a metal frame. Looks like a compact radio — though we cannot say that the design of the device failed. Back panel with metal insert, where the 2 eye cameras and dactyloscopy, looks and does great.

По кромкам и торцам аппарат «прошит» крупными винтами. Механические элементы размещены вполне себе типично. Справа кнопка «Power» и качелька громкости. Клавиши, увы, дребезжат – и это может раздражать, поскольку, покупая защищённый гаджет, ожидаешь, что элементы будут подогнаны идеально. Верхний торец пуст, а вот на нижнем присутствует разъём для подзарядки и подключения гарнитуры. Он прикрыт заглушкой. Наконец, слева слот для сим-карт – изымается он с помощью иголочки и с огромным трудом. Слот комбинированный – пару симок и флэшку одновременно не поставишь. Также слева has дополнительная кнопка, функциональное назначение которой нам определить удалось не сразу. Лишь полазив по сайту производителя, мы узнали, что это «кастомная» кнопка, функция которой устанавливается через настройки.

The design KingKong 3 can be described as specific. It is difficult to imagine such a heavy camera in the girl's hands. But for the tourist the most. The smartphone really versatile – they can not only be used as a communication tool, but also to open coconuts, and also to fend off polar bears during tours to Svalbard.

Ecran

At the King Kong 3 display diagonal half an inch bigger than the model King Kong (5.5 inch vs 5 inches), and the dimensions of the devices are similar. Here it is – the magic of the aspect ratio of the display 18:9! It is such a new model and boasts.

The resolution of the screen changed a little — instead of 1280×720 was 1440×720. It is believed that the HD + for 5.5-inch screen is not enough, however, to the clarity of the display image king Kong no complaints can not be. But the brightness of the screen is clearly lacking. According to the manufacturer, the brightness is 450 CD/sq. m. Figure-the "delicious", but in fact the picture in the bright sun fades and becomes almost indistinguishable.

Frustrating and what screen settings low. You can adjust the brightness, enable adaptive mode, and that's it.

Camera

Задняя камера у смартфона двойная, основной сенсор от Сони и имеет высокое разрешение 16 Мпикс. Вроде бы фотографировать аппарат должен замечательно, вот только has у камеры один недостаток – медленный фокус. Если снимаешь со вспышкой, проблема проявляется особенно критично. Приходится ждать 2-3 секунды – из-за этого иногда в кадре оказывается совсем не то, что должно было быть.

the application Interface "Camera» — привычный для пользователя Android. Помимо стандартного режима съёмки has также режимы «Panorama», «background Blur» («Blur), andBeauty". The user can manually adjust the exposure, white balance and other parameters.

For the photo quality, alas, is far from ideal. Lacks clarity when you zoom in the picture "dazzled".

A 13-megapixel front camera clicks fast focus and the flash it does not. Selfie turn out so-so, the image quality is about the same as with the rear camera. For Instagram is hardly suitable – however, "integramedica" usually prefer completely other phones.

Performance and memory

Performance – not the most important quality of the phone is protected; after all, these gadgets are not designed for games. However, with the performance of the KingKong 3, everything is in order.

the Unit is equipped with 4 GB of RAM and a 8-core processor Helio P23. По итогами проверки гонками Asphalt 9 смартфон от Кубот приятно удивил – новая и довольно требовательная игра пошла «как по маслу», без зависаний и лагов. Результаты тестов на Geekbench порадовали ещё больше: гаджет набрал 875 баллов в одноядерном режиме и 4091 балл в многоядерном. То has по производительности Кинг Конг 3 соотносим с моделями OnePlus 3 and Google Pixel, which run on the Snapdragon chipsets – and not the weakest.

Built-in memory 64 GB. Of these, about 10 are occupied by system files and pre-installed applications. If necessary, the memory can be expanded through card MicroSD, adding another 128 GB.

Gauges and

The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 out of the original shell. The manufacturer puts in it plus, and here he is probably right. Pure Android – the key to performance. During the testing King Kong 3 machine never crashed and didn't allow to doubt that pulls new.

The fingerprint sensor with high probability will recognize the finger right. In our tests, it was wrong in about five successful attempts for the sixth. According Kubot, unlock by fingerprint takes place in 1/10 of a second, but it seemed to us that the device still responds with a slight delay – at least we definitely had the gadgets, "Wake up" faster. By the way, the fingerprint scanner on the device is also waterproof.

Finally got to the "sweet" – to the NFC. On the protected machines, this feature is a rarity, so we were pleasantly surprised. Test using NFC Checker gave a positive result – the application showed that the sensor works perfectly.

After downloading Google Pay and loading the data card, we went to a nearby "roundabout" to test NFC "in the field". To pay in a contactless manner with the help of king Kong managed without any problems – however, the seller seems to be pretty confused by the fact that we're going to lean on the pin-fall device size with another pin-pad. So your humble servant, at the risk of being branded a reactionary, perhaps, still would prefer to pay the old-fashioned way — a plastic card.

Sound

Smartphone from Cubot moderately loud sounds. According to this criterion, the gadget – not a champion but still not be called. The amplification is handled by a function "BesLoudness».

Any other interesting technologies related to sound, the device no.

Autonomy

The owners of the capricious and constantly requiring recharge IPhones may seem strange that for a week, during which tested king Kong 3, we have not printed it out the charger. Autonomy аппарата выше всяких похвал – в режиме ожидания он продержится 600 часов, а это, на секундочку, почти месяц.

Manufacturer cites different figures:

  • 46 hours in the talk mode.
  • 50 hours with the included audio player.
  • 15 hours in video playback.
  • 10 hours in games.

According to our forecasts, the smartphone will last 4-5 days without charging with moderate use (calls, Internet). Maybe more if you activate in the settings "a power-saving Mode».

The gadget supports fast-charge. Only need 1 hour to fill the battery to 65%. To 100% the unit is recharged in 150 minutes.

Conclusion

The company Kubot has released several unsuccessful models in previous years, therefore to the model of king Kong 3, we were obviously skeptical. However, after tests from the skepticism has not disappeared. We are ready to admit that King Kong 3 is one of the best protected vehicles that come across our hands – if not the best at all.

At a cost of about 14 000 smartphone from Cubot can offer the user the following:

  • Reliable protection standard IP68.
  • Modern processor and excellent performance.
  • The ability to pay for purchases in stores in a contactless manner.
  • Outstanding range (up to 5 days without recharging with moderate use).
  • "Clean" Android version 8.1.
  • Clear the screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

a Significant disadvantage is the only big weight of the device. A little less than 300 grams – reasonable doubt, whether to call a mobile phone.

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  • The best not buy. Seriously thinking about buying Poptel P60. Open device running Android 8.1 Oreo. 6 GB of RAM,
    and the design is cool. Now available in stock for purchase, free shipping around the world, and drawing him now at VK is carried out.