Cubot R9 Review – Ultra Slim Smartphone, Specs, Features & Price

Cubot is one of the well established Chinese OEMs that has shown both reliability and authenticity. Recently Cubot has shown an increased interest in the budget devices category an one of it’s recent offering is the Cubot R9. The Cubot R9 features very decent specs sheet which is more or less what you get in the budget device category.

Over the years Cubot has produced a number smartphones ranging from low end to high end devices, rugged smartphones and some expensive ones too. The smartphone is not your usual top hardware device so don’t expect too much. That being said let’s see what the Cubot R9 has in stock for us.

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Now talking about looks and build, the Cubot R9 has a nice aesthetic with a full metal body which gives the smartphone a nice premium feel. The device has a dimension of 144 x 72 x 7.85 mm which makes it very much on the slimmer side. The slimness gives a unique appearance and makes it appealing to the female sense. At the front of the smartphone, there are offscreen touch buttons below the screen and the front camera, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and LED light.

The camera is placed in the central position with the LED flash just below it followed by the fingerprint sensor. In addition, the Cubot R9 features a 5.0 inches 1280 x 720 pixel HD IPS screen display. Also, the screen has a 5 multi touch capacity with a pixel density of 294ppi.



As I said earlier, you should not expect a very fast operating smartphone, however, the Cubot R9 offers a decent smooth performance. The smartphone is powered by a 32-bit quad core MediaTek MT6580 processor that clocks at a maximum of 1.3GHz. There is also a Mali 400 MP2 graphics processing unit (GPU). The above hardware combination is enough for day to day activities but some glitches will agreeably show up from time to time.

The Android 7.0 is very much what most Android devices released this year have and this includes the Cubot R9. Inside there is a 2GB RAM and a 16GB internal memory which can be expanded with a TF card up to 256GB. It should be noted that not all the 16GB will be available for use as some the system software will have taken some of the memory.

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The Cubot R9 has a removable 2600mAh battery which is on an average and certainly not a stellar battery. Most smartphone in the sub 3000mAh category is usually removable so that does not come as a surprise. There is a primary camera with a 13MP sensor and the front houses a 5MP selfie camera.

Cubot R9 Full Spec Sheet


Device Type Smartphone
Model Cubot R9
Announced June 2017
Released Yes
Status Available


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900– SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network WCDMA 900 / 1900  / 2100
4G Network n/a
SIM Type Nano and Micro SIM
SIM Count Dual SIM


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G n/a
Speed HSPA 42.2 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type SMartphone
Dimensions 144 x 72 x 7.85 mm
Protection Metallic material
Colours Gold, Blue, White


Display Type LCD IPS
Size 5 inches
Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Colors  16 milion
Pixel Density ~294 ppi
Touch Screen Yes
Features n/a
Secondary Display n/a


Primary 13MP
Image Yes
Video [email protected] Video
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama camera with LED flash
Flash Yes, LED flash
Secondary 5MP


Operating System Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
User Interface
Java Support Yes
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Chipset MediaTek MT6580
CPU Quad-core
GPU ARM Mali-T400 MP2
RAM (Memory) 2GB RAM
Internal Storage 16 GB
Card Slot Expandable up to 256 GB
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, Light sensor, Fingerprint Scanner
Controls TouchPad, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4 with A2DP Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, micro 2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a


Battery Type Li-Polymer Battery
Capacity 2600 mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Talk Time
Music Play


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes
IM Yes


Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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Cubot R9 sells at a low price of $72 that’s about NGN26,000.

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