Cubot P40 Budget SmartPhone

The Cubot P40 Budget SmartPhone is a new smartphone and also a Chinese device that features similar body design with the flagship Huawei P40. Cubot is good at cloning a new phone and they do it without any iota of shame. The budget phone comes with generous storage and also packs a massive battery capacity on the inside.

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Design And Display

The Cubot P40 just as expected comes with a plastic body and a glass front. It has a smooth panel housing the cameras, an LED flash, and the branded logo. As you can see, there is no fingerprint scanner on the device which is its only shortcoming. It has body dimensions of 157.1 x 74.6 x 8.1 mm and weighs 185 grams.

On the front, the Cubot P40 has a waterdrop notch that offers a large screen size of 6.2 inches with an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The screen has a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels, a 19:9 ratio, and 403 ppi density. It also comes with display protection and reaches 81.6% screen-to-body ratio.

Camera Features

As for the camera, users will get an impressive rear cameras of 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 0.3 MP. These triple cameras are capable of shooting 2K video quality. Meanwhile, you will get an LED flash for low background photos and other internal features as well. The smartphone has a front camera of 20 MP which is AI-powered and the camera has support for Face ID as a security feature.

Hardware And Software

On the inside, the Cubot P40 is blessed with a Mediatek MT6763V Helio P23 chipset that is based on 16nm process technology and it has an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 4×2.0 GHz. There is a Mali-G71 GPU for graphics and the device runs on the Android 10 operating system.

Storage Capacity And Sensors

The inbuilt storage on the smartphone is 128GB coupled with 4GB RAM. The RAM will ensure smooth performance when gaming and multitasking. You can still expand the storage using a micro SDcard. The sensors on the phone are accelerometer, proximity, and compass.

Battery Power And Network Connectivity

The Cubot P40 has a massive battery of 4200 mAh nonremovable and the juicer promise to last a full day when fully charged. Sadly it does not have support for fast charging technology.

However, with the right charger, it will take around 2 hours and a few minutes to charge to a full percent. There is a dual SIMs with a 4G LTE network. Other features on the phone are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, NFC, A-GPS, FM Radio, and Micro USB Type-C 2.0 reversible connector.

Cubot P40 Specs Review

Cubot P40 Full Specifications

Model Name Cubot P40
Announced 2020, May
Market Availability Available


Network Type GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900)
5G Network No
Network Speed HSPA, LTE-A
Network GPRS Yes
Network EDGE Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM


Body Build Front glass, plastic back
Body Dimensions 157.1 x 74.6 x 8.1 mm
Body Weight 185 grams
Protection n/a
Body Colors Black, Blue and Gold


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size 6.2 inches
Display Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio
Display Multitouch Yes
Display Pixel Density 403 ppi density
Display Screen Protection Yes Corning Gorilla


Primary Camera 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 0.3 MP
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Video [email protected]
Camera Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Camera Flash Yes


Operating System Android
OS Version 10
User Interface Yes


Chipset Mediatek MT6763V Helio P23 (16 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics processor (GPU) Mali-G71 GPU
System Internal Memory 4GB RAM
Internal Storage 128 GB
Storage Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass


Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes, 4.2, A2DP
USB Type Type – C
GPS Yes, with A-GPS


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh battery
Battery Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging No
Wireless Charging No
Battery Standby
Battery Talk Time
Battery Music Play Time


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
Alert Types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes

Other Features

Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email
Browser HTML5
Java n/a

Cubot P40 Price And Availability

Just as mentioned above, the Cubot P40 is a budget device and the smartphone is selling at a price of $119. It will ship in multiple colors such as Black, Blue, and Gold.


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