Since Cubot Quest was launched in Hong Kong Electronics Fair in October 2018, the world hasn’t gotten enough of the rugged phone.
The gadget was named the world’s first sports smartphone, and the back of the phone clearly illustrates that.
Cubot Quest has excellent features that you can only find in high-end devices. In spite of that, the phone costs $149.99.
According to Cubot’s CEO, Richard Meng, they noticed that more people were joining sports and fitness and needed to create a phone that suits their lifestyle.
Cubot Quest was the result, and the phone could be the best android sports phone at its price, considering the features that it has. Let’s find out whether that’s true.
Cubot Quest Features at a Glance
Athletics is all about performance, resistance, and endurance. That is what inspired the world's thinnest rugged phone, Cubot Quest which also has corner buffers and equipped with Gorilla Corning Glass 6. The gadget is water and dust resistant.
Quest has a 5.5 inch HD screen which is less power hungry thus making the 4000mAh battery serves you for longer. The device comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal memory that is expandable.
In my own experience, Cubot Quest is not just a smartphone. It’s my companion. It falls off but never gets damaged. My cycling pals with their iPhones, and Galaxy Series think the Cubot Quest was a good deal considering the performance. Camera features may be the only thing setting us apart. Overall, Cubot Quest is fantastic at that price.
Comparison Between Cubot Quest and other Smartphones
The global market for smartphones is quite competitive, and makers try to come up with the lowest price tags possible. The best way to compare phones is by checking the features rather than the name. If you can get different phones with the features that you need, you should then compare prices and choose the one that suits you.
Cubot Quest hit the market in 2019 while Nokia 6 was launched sometime in 2018. Both phones have a good feel in the hands. Nokia 6 retails at around $149.99, just like Cubot Quest.
When it comes to design, Cubot Quest’s is a bit heavier maybe due to its rugged behind. Cubot has 5.5 inch LCD IPS screen, while Nokia 6 has a 5.8-inch screen. They share most features though, but the fact that Cubot Quest is rugged and is water and dust proof gives it an upper hand.
For performance and hardware, Cubot Quest steals the show. Both devices have 4GB RAM. In the rest of the hardware features, Quest gets better. It has a PowerVR GE8320 graphics while Nokia 6 features am Adreno 509.
Nokia has 3060 mAh battery while Quest sports a 4000 mAh one, all non-removable. Nokia takes the camera title with 16 MP front and back camera, but Quest operates in the newer Android 9.0 while the other runs on Android 8.0.
My take, if you are looking for a phone that can tolerate a rough lifestyle and give you the ultimate pleasure, the Cubot Quest is the best. I’ve used it, and at its price, it’s worth an applause.
Xiaomi Redmi 7 was released in 2019. Cubot Quest is a rugged phone while Redmi is just a standard one. Redmi 7 has a 6.26-inch display while Cubot has a smaller but comfortable display of 5.5 inches.
Both devices run on Android 9.0, but they can be upgraded. You would want a phone that can store all your personal files. Cubot Quest and Redmi 7 have internal storage of 64GB and 32GB respectively and support micro SD cards. Quest has 4GB while Redmi 7 has 3 GB RAM.
Xiaomi Redmi 7 has an 8MP selfie camera just like Quest, but both have 12+2MP and 13+2MP back cameras respectively. Xiaomi’s flagship shares the same battery capacity of 4000mAh with Cubot Quest.
The difference between the phones is clear. Cubot comes with a bigger RAM and storage, meaning you can store more files. Besides, Quest is water and dust proof and highly shock-protected. The only advantage Xiaomi has is the screen size.
Xiaomi Redmi 7 goes for $140, or more. For me, I chose Qubot Quest, since it’s more than a phone, serves the purpose, and it’s designed for my kind of lifestyle.
Comparing Cubot Quest with a once global giant, Nokia, may seem uncalled for, but let’s give credit where its due. Quest is better than both phones, and at that price, I cannot complain. As I mentioned, the title doesn’t matter. It’s the features that do.
Cubot Quest takes the cup on this. It’s the best phone at that price. I just love hanging out with it.