Review of Cubot Dinosaur: Monster Manual

Seeing the funny name instead become familiar combinations of letters and numbers in the name of the smartphone, inevitably you wonder: what is so placed in the smart phone manufacturer, so to call it? Apparently, the nickname of "dinosaur" refers not to the stuffing, which was quite up to date, and for the appearance. Cubot Dinosaur looks solid, solid, but without delaying the pocket (wallet and not devastated, by the way). And with a complete bumper you can take with you on any trip to smash the gadget will be difficult, even though it is not stated as a shock-resistant. Well, it's time to get to know him better! Cubot manuals - here!

Technical characteristics of Cubot Dinosaur

  • Display: TFT IPS, 5,5 '', 1280x720, capacitive, multitouch
  • Processor: quad-core MediaTek MT6735A, 1,3 GHz
  • Graphics Accelerator: Mali-T720
  • Operating System: Android 6.0
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal memory: 16 GB
  • Support Memory Card: microSDHC up to 32 GB
  • Communication: GSM 900/1800 MHz || UMTS 900/2100 MHz || LTE: 1, 3, 7, 20
  • SIM: 2 micro-SIM, Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Navigation: GPS
  • Cameras: Home - 8 (13) Mn (flash, autofocus), the front - two (5) Mn
  • Sensors: light sensor, proximity, microgyro
  • Battery: 4150 mAh removable
  • Dimensions: mm 152,3x77,2x8,8
  • Weight: 185 grams

Box content and Packaging

The smartphone is packed in a modest white box of small size, which is printed on the cover of the name of the producer, and on the sides - the company motto «Stop following, take the lead».

In addition to the Cubot Dinosaur, the kit includes a battery charger with a detachable cable,Cubot quick start user guide and warranty card.

Appearance

The smartphone with a fancy name Cubot Dinosaur has a "weighty" dimensions, but it looks quite elegant, which helps a lot of beautifully executed under the back side perforation. The case is black, frame - dark gray.


Above the display are the sensors, the earpiece and the front lens of the camera. Below - touch buttons "Recent Applications", "Home" and "Back".

At the top end are visible connectors for headphones and charging, to the left and at the bottom there is nothing, and on the right side - the volume rocker and the power button.


This smartphone removable battery, so that the slots for SIM-cards (no "hot" replacement) and a microSD card ("hot" replacement is) removed under the back cover, lined with small diamonds in.

On top of it - the main camera lens and LED flash, below - the manufacturer's logo, at the bottom - audio speakers.

Ergonomics

Due to said frame, Cubot Dinosaur fits well in the hand and does not slip out of it. Physical buttons have a long stroke and protrude above the surface of the body just enough to make them easy to press.

Smartphone can be used with one hand, but without complete bumper, which is designed to protect your "master" one hundred percent and therefore is quite wide, especially in the corners. But to break the device will be very difficult.

Screen

The gadget is equipped with a 5.5-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels.

The screen takes up to five simultaneous touches, oleophobic layer is not covered. Reserve high brightness. At a minimum, you can read in the dark, at a maximum - under the bright sun (though when the rays absolutely beat the screen seen bad). illuminance sensor is usually adequate, but sometimes the machine puts too much brightness.

In the settings menu there are special abilities from MiraVision: standard, vivid, and custom modes. In the latter, you can manually adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness, and color temperature. Available and improved dynamic contrast of videos.

Also present LiveDisplay Calibration: You can adjust the screen color palette, and customize the display depending on external lighting conditions.

In the menu of special features have the option to increase the contrast of the text, inversion and color correction.


Interface

Cubot Dinosaur running pure Android 6.0 OS without add-ons.


Additional applications - "System Doctor" to clear the memory and HotKnot to exchange data with other devices.

The smartphone supports gesture control, issued as a separate item the settings menu. For example, the movement of two fingers can turn on the wallpaper menu, and change them, "wake up" the phone smooth movement over the screen to respond to the challenge by applying to his ear, mute incoming calls by inverting the device, etc. In a separate section there are gestures that allow to run basic applications, and control the player. There is also a control mode with one hand, which is very convenient for a smartphone with a diagonal of 5.5 inches.


Apparatus in the work

Inside smartphone works with the quad-core MediaTek MT6735A 1.3GHz amplified 3 GB of RAM (this volume, in fact, is becoming the standard in budget price segment). User Memory 16 GB, of which about 11.5 available.

In everyday use Cubot Dinosaur proved well - affects the amount of "RAM". Most applications run quickly, the menu scrolls smoothly. Interestingly (though not very convenient), if the main screen is filled, newly installed programs are only available in a large menu: Automatic icon on the desktop side is not there, it is necessary to manually move.

With the connector micro-USB smartphone is connected through a USB-host flash drives.

Scaling pages in the browser is fast, with streaming and recorded video to memory problems either. Some difficulties arise with the launch of "heavy" games: the smartphone can "think" a little longer than would be necessary for such a memory volume. Also, if you play long enough, it's a little hot.

AnTuTu and 3DMark tests evaluated the ability of the smartphone as a medium. However, for more and he does not pretend.


Camera

The main camera takes 8 megapixel photos with interpolation up to 13 megapixels - Dinosaur creators about it do not write, but it's worth knowing. Like that the number of megapixels has been or will be the main characteristic of the camera.

Turns the camera quickly, the application standard for this version of the OS. There is a timer, continuous shooting, mode "facial beauty", panorama, HDR. You can choose the size and quality of pictures, effects, and shooting mode, such as "Night", "sunset", "Night Scene Portrait".

Shoot camera is good enough. Autofocus almost no mistakes, the flash is turned on in the right conditions.

The video is available in several versions up to Full HD, high quality shooting.

Wireless interfaces

Cubot Dinosaur has two card slots micro-SIM, which operate alternately. In the menu you can choose which "Sim" will be the primary, or it can be determined each time.

With communication all is well, but in the room the signal still sometimes lost, although the quality of the transmission (and reception), the voice can be considered as excellent.

The ringer volume is high, the smartphone vibrates too noticeable.

Wi-Fi module and Bluetooth are working correctly, but the Internet once "fell off" for no apparent reason, while a few meters from the router. Furthermore, it does not see all of the network available from a specific location (in comparison with the two gadgets and two TVs with Wi-Fi). With the support of the Russian LTE is no problem, at least in MegaFon and Beeline megabytes "run" at a speed of 15-17 Mbit / s.

Cold start GPS-receiver takes a little less than a minute, hot - 10-15 seconds, the location is right.

Battery life

The smartphone is equipped with a capacious battery to 4150 mAh. Optimization of energy consumption is devoted to a separate menu item - Power saving mode. There are three modes: "Normal", Super mode, Extreme mode. The "super" reduced brightness of the screen and application activity, in an extreme version of the smartphone turns into a black-and-white phone for calls and SMS.

In a standard test video playback (mode "Flight", the maximum brightness, volume 70%) of the battery enough for 7 hours and 40 minutes, which is a lot. Hour game Relic Run with active Wi-Fi demanded 16%. In standby mode, without having to connect to the Internet took 5% per day. Finally, talk for 20 minutes, half an hour of the Internet, tens of photos put the battery by 14%.

Results

Cubot Dinosaur - entertaining smartphone with a large screen. It is quite easy to use, nice to take pictures and videos, provides 4G Internet-owner and the mobile communication with the world, is not discharged to zero for half a day, and in an extremely lightweight mode can run for weeks. Despite the curious prehistoric name, the device has on-board advanced functions and spent a week without any problems. In addition, its brutal appearance may not appeal to fans of the glamorous devices. At a cost of about 8,000 rubles Dinosaur able to occupy the niche of "national" device in the lineup of Cubot.

Pros:

  • high performance;
  • powerful battery;
  • 4G support.

Cons:

  • a lot of weight;
  • camera with interpolation;
  • not very powerful Wi-Fi receiver.