Cabot may not be the No. 1 manufacturer you think of when it comes to choosing a right smartphone but this small Chinese company wants to draw some attention by designing some cool looking phones. The manufacturer managed to surprise us with a good build quality and great choice of materials in the past (e.g. Cubox X9) and this time around they have produced another nicely designed phone – Cubox X15.
First of all, Cubot advertises this device as a bezel-less phone, which is a trend that we’ve seeing from Chinese manufacturers for a while. Well, it is not truly bezel-less but it does not have physical borders and 5.5″ 1080P 2.5D display, which adds some great looks to the design.
The very first impression about the design of this phone is that it is entirely made of metal . Well, it may not be true as the backplate is a plastic one with some metallic elements in it but the frame and the buttons are made of quality CNC metal alloy.
The device spots a combo of 16MP/8MP camera sensors on the back and the front, respectively.
Under the hood there is a MTK6735 chip along with 2GB of RAM and Mali-T720 GPU for graphically intensive tasks. Well, we have already seen a lot of 3GB Chinese smartphones but the reality shows that it is more about the optimisation of RAM memory rather than a raw number.
The rest of the specs include Android 5.1 out of the box, dual SIM-dual standby support (one SIM card slot also doubles as a microSD card slot, which takes cards up to 32GB), 4G connectivity (LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz bands) and more.
Overall, the Cubot X15 shapes up to be a nicely designed phone that uses premium materials and good craftsmanship, and decent specs for the price.