Affordable and as strong as a gorilla, this is how Cubot presents its new roaring mobile, the Cubot King Kong CS. With 2GB of RAM and a quad-core processor, this phone has an entry level specification, but its real appeal lies in the high resistance provided by its thick external waterproof and shockproof casing, which allows this smartphone to be used under any conditions.
Today we want to share with you a brief review of the characteristics of the Cubot King Kong CS, so that you know what this ruggedized mobile offers. But if you are looking for other alternatives, I also recommend you take a look at KINGKONG MINI, a mobile that stands out for having a 4 inch display that can be obtained for a very affordable price.
With dimensions of 17.50 x 14.00 x 4.20 cm and a weight of 440 grams, it cannot be said that the Cubot King Kong CS stands out precisely because it is thin and light. But in a market flooded with fragile mobiles for everyday use, the King Kong stands out for its solid construction with a resistant rubber cover, able to withstand falls from high altitudes, as well as dust and water immersion thanks to its IP68 certification.
On the outside, this phone has twenty-one screws, two of which must be unscrewed to access the microSD and micro SIM card slots. Similarly, the back of the phone has textured pads to improve user handling and reduce the risk of falling. On the top of the phone there is a small rubber tab, under which there is both the 3.5mm headset connector and the micro USB port. It should be noted that these ports are covered by the tab so that they are completely waterproof, just like the rest of the phone, but with use they could become a weak point if the rubber tab were to break.
It has a 5.5-inch screen with a WXGA resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels, better than many other cheap roughs on the market. In order to lower the price of the Cubot King Kong CS, the screen has not been coated with Gorilla Glass (as you would expect), but has chosen to use a thick glass from the Chinese manufacturer LONGJI, which is highly resistant to shocks and scratches.
The hardware is based on a 1.3GHz MTK6580 quad-core processor, which is accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage capacity that can be expanded to 128GB via a microSD card. This basic composition fits perfectly with the Android 10.0 operating system to provide good performance in everyday applications, although it may have some limitations with heavy games and multitasking as it has many open applications.
Similarly, the Cubot King Kong CS ruggedized mobile has a camera configuration that meets the requirements, consisting of an 8MP main camera (interpolated to 13MP) accompanied by a 5MP selfie camera (interpolated to 8MP).
On the other hand, this smartphone only has support for 2G and 3G networks, so it is not a recommended option if you are looking for a 4G mobile, but it still has support for Dual SIM in dual standby mode and provides other classic connectivity options such as GPS, Bluetooth or WIFI. It also has an internal battery of 4400mAh, so its duration is quite long, can reach up to 2 days of autonomy with normal use, but not supporting the quick charge will take about 6 hours to be fully charged after being completely exhausted.