A few days ago this site had put an article about Star S1 and Star S7180 which took a form of popular Samsung‘s Galaxy Note II. We took a moment to put up the article because so far it‘s one of the best Galaxy Note II clone there is.
But now we have to reconsider about that assumption because the accidental finding through some web retailers. It‘s already on sale and around US $260. And that clone had a name called Cubot A6589.
The brand itself is not familiar to many people especially those outside China. Although Cubot A6589 is not their first product but still it‘s unknown to the rest of the world. But one interesting fact lies within this unfamous brand. It is Cubot who got the chance to release their android smartphone using Mediatek‘s newest quad core chipset MT6589! Yes, you‘ve read it right. It‘s Cubot who implemented this chipset first and not TCL. Although TCL made their own announcement claiming they‘re the first one who adopted MT6589, the fact who is release it first can‘t be denied.
Well then, why don‘t we take a closer look to this suppose to be an advance clone of Samsung Galaxy Note II.
The screen size on Cubot A6589 measures 5.7inch, which is even larger than the 5.5 inch on original Samsung Galaxy Note II. Moreover, the screen resolution of this huge screen is at 720P (1280 x 720 pixels) level. From these figures, we can be sure that the display effect on Cubot A6589 is less inferior to Samsung Galaxy Note II. Above the screen close to the left corner, the 2.0MP front camera is there. And beside the speaker on the right side, the light and distance sensors are there. While at the bottom of the screen, there is a physical home button.
Then let’s move to the back cover. At the middle on the top of the back cover, Cubot A6589 is equipped with an astonishing 13.0MP camera, which is bigger than Samsung Galaxy Note II. And the complemented LED flashlight is beside the camera at the left side, which is at right side on Samsung Galaxy Note II. And the loudspeaker is also designed into two-stripe style at the bottom left.
Now, let‘s look at the hardware configurations. Just as its name A6589, Cubot definitely making a statement of what processor their used. Yup, it‘s the newest quad-core processor MT6589 which is based on Cortex-A7 frame and runs at 1.2GHz frequency with PowerVR SGX544 as its GPU. You should know that the performance of the MTK6589 is powerful enough. (Just a reminder that Lenovo has leaked some of their test result on using MT6589 at Lenovo A820T. Using Antutu benchmark, the phone managed to score pretty impressive 13,000 points! So, basically the result made by other MT6589 phones won‘t be much different from Lenovo A820T).
However, the matching RAM and ROM are only 1GB and 8GB respectively. The market trend right now are tend to apply 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM for better performance purpose. But rest assure that 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM are still considered as a suffice requirement for running Android 4.0 and above. Also, Cubot A6589 are equipped with Bluetooth , GPS, 3G network at 850/2100 MHz and 2G network at 850/900/1800/1900MHz. It‘s powered by a 3000mAh battery like Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Now, since other Galaxy Note II clone phones out there are still using 1GHz dual-core MT6577 or 1.2GHz dual-core MT6577T, it might safe to say that Cubot A6589 is the most advance Galaxy Note II clone.
Full specifications of Cubot A6589 as follows :
[table caption "Cubot A6589 Specifications"]
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz,3G: WCDMA 850/2100
Android 4.1.1,MTK6589 Cortex A7 quad core 1.2GHz
GPU: PowerVR SGX 544,ROM 8GB RAM 1GB
5.8 Inch IPS 720P LCD,158 x 88 x 10mm