Cubix Cube 2 Price is Php 4,499, Specs, Features, Unboxing, Actual Unit Photos, Initial Impressions

If you have less than Php 5,000 to spend on a smartphone and you want one that looks great, has a large high-resolution display, and comes with more than decent imaging capabilities, you should certainly check out Cubix Cube Two that's currently available exclusively at Lazada.

Cubix Cube 2

For those who are seeing or hearing about this brand for the first time, Cubix is basically Cherry Mobile's new line of devices that's only available via online shopping channels. As such, as of writing, you can only purchase Cubix smartphones through Lazada Philippines.

Cubix Cube 2

Launched last Yuletide, this phablet recently received a price cut bringing its SRP down to just Php 4,499, which now makes it one of the most affordable 5.7-inch Full HD Octa Core handsets out in our local market.

Cubix Cube 2

For that amount, you already get the complete retail package inclusive of the unit itself, the travel charger, microUSB to USB connector cable, standard earphones, and the user manual.

Cubix Cube 2

There are five things about this model that make me want to recommend it to all budget-conscious Pinoy gadgets fans out there.

First, it looks great. Cubix Cube 2 flaunts a beautiful glass-metal-glass design language that looks great from every angle -- as you can see in these photos. If anything, the product looks far more expensive than it actually is.

Cubix Cube 2

Second, it feels solid in the hand. For a sub-Php 5,000 smartphone, this model - amazingly enough - is crafted from premium materials like real metal and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3 that give it a no-flex, durable construction. Holding it, you will definitely get a feeling of reassurance that the phone can survice the knocks and bumps of daily use.

Cubix Cube 2
The volume rocker, power button, two microSIM card trays, and microUSB port are all located on the right panel.

Third, its screen is a sight to behold. Cube 2 sports a massive 5.7-inch Full HD IPS OGS panel that looks great regardless of the viewing angle. You will definitely enjoy browsing images, playing games, and watching movies on this handset.

Cubix Cube 2

Fourth, it has good internal hardware. Whereas other smartphones in this price echelon only runs on a Quad Core processor, has 1 GB of RAM, and 4 GB of ROM, Cubix Cube 2 is powered by an Octa Core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex A7 and Mali 450 based MediaTek MT6592 chipset, has 2GB of RAM, and come with - get this - 16GB of non-expandable storage (13GB user available)! This model also has a 3,500 mAh battery that's bigger than most packs you'll find on a phablet of this size.

Cubix Cube 2

Finally, the dual cameras of this release perform quite well. There's a 13 MegaPixel autofocus camera at the back with LED flash and Panasonic BSI sensor complemented by an 8 MegaPixel Sony BSI shooter in front for selfies. The one at the rear focuses on subject really fast and delivers clear and crisp images while the one in front comes with instant beautification mode that gives you self-portraits that are ready for sharing on social networking sites.

Cubix Cube 2

On top of all that, Cubix Cube 2 also supports Wireless Charging (charger sold separately), USB On-The-Go, and NFC connectivity. Yes, you get all that on a Php 4,499 device; Ain't that cool, TP Friends?

Cubix Cube 2

So any point for improvement? Well, the phablet still runs the aging Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Right now, I'm just hoping that Cherry Mobile can find a way to upgrade it to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Nonetheless, Cube Two features Cherry's very own user interface similar to that of the best-selling Flare X that comes with neat enhancements like the Swipe Up connectivity toggles and brightness control bar and iOS style multitasking panel, giving you a more enjoyable mobile experience.

Cubix Cube Two
Long press the home button to get to the old-iOS-style multitasking panel. There's also a green button below to close all open applications and release RAM.

Cubix Cube Two
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen at anytime to access the connectivity toggles, orientation switch, and brightness control slide.

Cubix Cube Two is now available via Lazada Philippines! The above-mentioned discount offer will only be applicable until the current Lazada stocks last so take advantage of it while you still can, guys. I recommend this model, TP Friends. If you ask me, at Php 4,499, this particular release is already a steal.

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