Cubot X16 is the new 5-inch compact smartphone from the company which comes with MT6735A processor on board. While we have seen better chips in this price range, even this should be enough for your everyday needs.
Since there are a number of phones in the market with similar specs and a similar price range, Cubot is trying to distinguish its X16 with the help of a number of interesting gesture features. For example, you can double tap to unlock the device. When you double tap on the screen which is off, it will automatically wake up without the need to press the power button.
There are other gestures too, for example, when you pinch in with three fingers, the phone will take a screenshot of the screen. This can come in handy if you are used to taking a lot of screenshots on your device.
Other gesture features are also pretty much standard. For example, you can move your hand over the sensor on top to change the picture while browsing the gallery. The phone can detect if its in your pocket or hand. So, if your power button gets pressed by mistake while the phone was in the pocket, the sensors will make sure that screen remains off.
Specs of the Cubot X16 are decent for its price, you get a FHD 5.0-inch display with MT6735A and 2GB + 16GB memory. At the back, there’s a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP front facing shooter. Other features include Android 5.1, HotKnot, 2500mAh battery and FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz connectivity. You get all this for $154.
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