Cubot J9 Review: Inexpensive, modest and unpretentious

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Not the latest iPhone, not the  new Samsung . The protagonist of our article today is the Cubot J9 , an inexpensive, modest and unpretentious smartphone that seeks, however, to offer a solvent alternative to those users who do not need a more top-of-the-range model or who simply cannot spend more money on these types of purchases. If you are looking for a terminal around 100 euros, keep reading because what we are going to tell you next may interest you. Is it the best mobile of the moment? No. Can it be a good option for you? Yes. It all depends on your needs and your demands as a user.

We are going to reveal what you can expect from this Cubot  smartphone  (and what not) so that you can see if it is a good purchase option for you or if you are looking for another model.

Design and display of the Cubot J9

We start with your design. In this section, he leaves us lights and shadows. The rear part is quite modern, with a camera module that takes center stage, however, on the front we see that the manufacturer has not taken care of 100% in the details. Somewhat pronounced frames at the bottom for what we are used to seeing by now and a teardrop-type selfie camera take us back to 2019.

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It is available in  black, green or blue . Its dimensions are  15.6 x 7.45 x 0.94 cm and its weight is  230 grams . On the right side it has the on / off and volume +/- buttons. It is built in plastic and its 6.2-inch screen takes center stage  , a quite generous size and with a FullView format so that you can enjoy your multimedia content. Resolution is  1,520 x 720 px, somewhat discreet compared to other devices, but that, for the price it has, should leave us satisfied. Details are perceived such as that the colors are not very vibrant or that the brightness does not reach too high levels, but the balance is correct and we cannot say that its screen does not leave us satisfied.

A modest hardware dominated by Android 10 Go

The Go version of Android is precisely designed to make up for the shortcomings of modest hardware. This operating system optimizes system resources for good performance. It has  2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage . This second piece of information is laughable, so it is essential to expand it via microSD. It supports up to  128 GB  of extra storage, it is still not much, but if you do cleaning periodically it may be enough if you are not a digital Diogenes.

The processor in charge of the helm of this ship is the  Mediatek MT6580 , an also modest quad-core that relies again on Android 10 Go to solve its shortcomings. In addition, it includes some extras at the software level, such as dark mode or gesture control.

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Where we do have to pull more of the ears is in its connectivity section  . It is a 3G-only terminal  , that is, not only is it that it does not mount 5G (we could already guess that it was not going to bring it for the price it has), but also that it has also forgotten the very widespread 4G somewhere in your assembly line.

As you can see, the performance of this terminal is quite modest. Does this mean that it is useless? Not at all. Well optimized and knowing how to use it correctly, it may be a good option for you. You must bear in mind that you will not be able to with solvency with heavy apps or if you are to work a lot in multitasking. If you want it to record videos and store them, the availability of space is also going to be a problem, in addition, that the cameras (as we will see below) are precisely its biggest drawback.

Discreet cameras for one-off use

Moving on to the cameras section, do not confuse its module with several lenses. Just because you have more cameras doesn’t mean your photography is better. Sometimes, they can become a “mere ornament”. In this case, we find that the Cubot J9 mounts a  triple rear camera of 13 MP + 2 MP + 0.3 MP . An 8 MP camera appears on the front  .

Are they enough? Well, again, it depends on what you want it for. If you want to take super cool and professional photos and replace your SLR camera, we are sorry to tell you that it is not the best option. However, if what you are looking for is to always have a simple camera at hand that allows you to take photos of the day to day that you do not want for more than to have memories and to share via instant messaging apps, then you have plenty.


In short, Cubot J9 is designed for those non-demanding users who simply want a simple smartphone with a large screen, good battery and Android, to download apps like WhatsApp.

Cubot J9 Specifications:

Dimensions 15.6 x 7.45 x 0.94 cm
Weight 230 grams
Colors Black / Blue / Green
Technologies / Bands 3G
SIM type Dual sim
Display technology IPS
Dimension 6.2 inch
Resolution 1,520 x 720 px
Multitouch Yes
CPU MT6580
Capacity 16 GB
SD slot Yes, microSD
Version Android 10.0 Go
Resolution 13 MP + 2 MP + 0.3 MP
Secondary camera 8 MP
Capacity 4,200 mAh
Wifi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Gps Yes
Box contents
  • 1 x Cubot J9
  • 1 x Charger
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Case
  • 1 x Manuals


What do you think?

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