Gadget Helpline’s Smart Alternatives: Cubot H2 with Android 5.1

If you’re looking for a Smart Alternative to more mainstream Android mobiles then the Cubot H2 might be something to note. The Chinese smartphone industry is booming, with companies going head to head to offer the best budget priced smartphone – with all the technical trimmings included. Cubot is a nationally well-known brand run by a company called Shenzen Huafurui Technology Co., which is now seeking international recognition.

The Cubot H2 is impressive when looking at the specifications, and even more alluring when considering the sub-£150 price (dependant on the retailer). It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop – not the newest Android version available but forgivable considering the cost. The handset boasts a generous 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, with 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage – pretty swish if you ask me. It also has the capability to increase the external memory size by a further 64GB via the MicroSD card slot, making it a suitable device for any music/gaming lovers.

The Cubot H2 is also more than prepared for any photo enthusiasts, offering a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front facing camera. Nonetheless it is worth bearing in mind that both cameras are interpolated – basically meaning that the phone will attempt to buff out imperfections and essentially ‘upscale’ the picture.

What I’d say is the main selling point of this phone would be its battery life – being an Apple iPhone user I am ever aware of the impending need to having the necessary tools to charge my phone if I’m going to be out and about for any extended period of time. The Cubot H2 offers an impressive 5000mAh battery, stored within a 9.1mm thin alloy frame – which the manufacturer suggests is enough to power your phone for over a day even when in use.

Aesthetically the Cubot H2 is pleasing, available in three colours; white, black or gold – the latter really imitating a luxury handset. It has a subtle mesh lattice effect across its plastic back casing which ensures good scratch resistance which also makes it easier to grip – hopefully meaning its good looks will stay intact!

On paper (well on a webpages if I’m being factual) the Cubot H2 appears to be a cheaper alternative to mainstream Android mobiles – minus the cheap and tacky feel to it.

Get a better look at the Cubot H2 smartphone at the official website.