With the demand for the rugged smartphone keeps on increasing day by day, there is no dearth of Chinese companies that manufacture those that fit in all the budgets. So today we are going to see the review of one such rugged smartphones, Cubot King kong. Though this smartphone is not associated with a big name, yet it fulfills the desire of rugged experienced for a budget user.

Cubot King kong Review

One can definitely relate its name to the phone’s impressive hardware but the mediocre GPU and RAM can be a backlog for this beast. So without wasting time, let us jump into the detailed review of Cubot King Kong Rugged Smartphone.

Cubot King kong Rugged Smartphone Review


Cubot King kong Display

With an optimum display size of 5 inches and a resolution of 1280 x 720 IPS display, no one has got any complaint with the display which is pretty much decent. However, the screen to body ratio is just 54 % which one would expect considering it is the rugged phone. The screen has a density of 294 PPI which is decent. Moreover, it is protected by Corning Gorilla glass which is definitely an added protection to the phone’s display.

Hardware and software:

This beast is equipped with MT6580 MediaTek processor. However, it is a quad-core processor and has a frequency of 1.3 GHz , Also, this processor is supported by mediocre GPU which is a dual-core Mali 400 MP GPU which may not allow users to enjoy high-resolution videos on their mobiles. However this average processor is quite sufficient for a rugged smartphone.

The RAM is also not up to the current trend. This phone offers a RAM of only 2GB, However it supports 32 GB MicroSD card which again is not up to the mark and moreover as the phone has the hybrid SIM slot, not all cannot rely on external memory. However, this phone is equipped with latest Android 7 OS.

Water proof & Dust Resistance

Water proof & Dust Resistance

It is an IP68 certified mobile which is a certificate for the degree of ruggedness.

Also, the manufacturer claims that the phone can work in extreme climatic conditions ranging from -35 ℃ to +60 ℃.

It can sustain extreme pressures up to one ton and also is a dust resistant and water resistant.

Also Read: Best Rugged Smartphone 2017


With the budget price comes the budget camera. This phone has an 8 MP rear camera with dual LED flash and a secondary camera of 5 MP which can be termed as the basic when compared with the current day smartphones. The front camera is missing the flash which is expected by most of the users. One may not have great experience capturing the pics with this beast. However, the performance of the camera is still decent for the price the phone is valued at.


Cubot took care in this segment as the whole purpose of buying rugged phones is to use them in outdoors where one may not have access to charging the phone frequently. Cubot eliminated this problem with a 4400 mAh Non- removable battery.

The manufacturer claims that the phone has a standby time of 6-7 days and can be used for a full 12 hours when used in hard conditions which is still pretty decent.

Obviously no need to say that this phone misses fast charge technology owing to price constraints.


  • The Smartphone has High quality hard screen to prevent any kind of scratches.
  • This phone has got a hybrid sim slot which means you can put one micro SIM in one slot and other can be occupied by either nano-SIM or a micro SD card which again is not preferred by many users.
  • The size of the phone is also pretty decent with 153 x 80 x 14.85mm considering this is a rugged phone.
  • This phone comes in two colors black and orange.

What will you get in the package?

Cubot Box

  • 1 x Cubot KingKong Handset
  • 1 x Power Adapter
  • 1 x Micro USB Data Cable
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x User Manual

Pros and Cons:

Pros Cons
Affordable Rugged Phone Hybrid sim slot
Water, Dust & Heat resistant Mediocre processor and GPU
Massive battery Camera could have been more decent

Why Buy?

Priced at under 90 $, if one is willing to buy a cheap yet rugged phone with some basic but all features, this phone is definitely a steal deal.