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Cubot Note 40


Cubot Note 40
Cubot Note 40 (Note Series)
UNISOC T606 8 x 1.6 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
6 GB 
6.56 inch 20:9, 1612 x 720 pixel 269 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, compass
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.1 x 165.8 x 75.8 ( = 0.4 x 6.53 x 2.98 in)
5200 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 13
Primary Camera: 50 MPix + 2MP
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
222 g ( = 7.83 oz / 0.49 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
100 Euro



Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 65%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Cubot Note 40

79% Cubot Note 40 Review : What to expect from a budget smartphone
Source: Root Nation English
Affordable smartphones always involve compromises, and the Cubot Note 40 is no exception. Therefore, it is commendable that the manufacturer did not sacrifice the build quality and design when developing this model. It is also worth noting the decent speed of the interface, good battery life, and stable performance with wireless networks, features that were lacking in budget smartphones in the past. However, if high-quality photos and videos from built-in cameras are essential for you, it may be worth considering smartphones that are priced twice or thrice as much.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 100% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Cubot Note 40 Review: Low-Cost Phone with iPhone Design for $99!
Source: Tech X Reviews English
The Cubot Note 40 is an impressive budget-friendly smartphone that successfully combines a sleek iPhone 12-inspired design with solid features and performance. Priced at just $99, it offers an affordable alternative for those looking to own a stylish and capable smartphone without breaking the bank. It might not be a flagship killer or even a middle-range phone, but it offers great value for everyday use. It looks stylish with a user-friendly interface, stunning display, impressive battery life, user-friendly features, and robust gaming capabilities making it a standout in the budget smartphone category. It proves that a premium experience can be offered at an affordable price. Nevertheless, it’s crucial to consider the compromises that come hand-in-hand with the budget-friendly price tag. The device’s performance is best suited for basic tasks, and its camera system, while functional, lacks versatility and quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/05/2023

Foreign Reviews

77% Cubot Note 40
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Cubot Note 40 - recenzja, test, opinia i dane techniczne
Source: Unite4buy Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent hardware; long battery life. Negative: No fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2023


ARM Mali-G57 MP1: Integrated mid range graphics card with 1 clusters. Based on the Valhall architecture.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

T606: Entry level octa core SoC with two fast ARM Cortex A75 cores at up to 1.6 GHz and six power efficient ARM Cortex A55 cores at up to 1.6 GHz. The SoC furthermore includes a LTE modem (TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TDSCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA, GSM), an ARM Mali G52MP2 GPU and a tri core ISP. The chip is manufactured at TSMC in 12nm FinFET.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

78%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2023-11-13)