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Qube QuadCore PhoneTab: An Affordable iPad Mini Lookalike with Phone and 3G Capabilities

JM Balicano January 12, 2014 Previews, Sale Alert, Tech News 19 Comments

Qube QuadCore PhoneTab

If you’re looking for an affordable tablet that does it all, you might want to take a look at the upcoming Qube QuadCore PhoneTab. The QuadCore PhoneTab is a fairly well-specced tablet, featuring an 8 inch HD (800 x 1280) PLS display from Samsung, a 1.2GHz A7 quad core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. And if you didn’t catch it from the name, it also supports 3G data and telephony functions.

The design looks fairly premium and it’s actually pretty thin at 8.7mm. While it does resemble the iPad Mini, there are other 8 inch tablets that rip it off more blatantly. If you’re looking to grab one, it’s due out in February at an introductory price of Php6,999. You can also buy it on credit (6 months, 0%). Either way, you’ll get a free leather case for it.

Qube QuadCore PhoneTab Specs

  • 8″ Samsung HD PLS display (800 x 1280 resolution, 189ppi)
  • 1.2GHz A7 quad core processor
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable via micro SD
  • 5mp rear-facing camera, VGA front camera
  • WCDMA + 3G GSM for phone and 3G data
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • FM radio
  • Micro USB
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Dimensions: 213.8 x 123.9 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 350g
  • Price: Php6,999 (also available on credit for 6 months at 0% interest)
  • Availability: February 2014

Source: Qube

About The Author

The first phone I fell in love with was the humble Samsung Star. It was technically just a feature phone at the time, but it's functionality and user-friendly UI would often deceive me into believing I was in control of something much more powerful than its price tag would indicate. These days, it's the Galaxy Note that I play around with, but there's still a lot of tech that I can't afford. Boy, do I wish I had an unlimited bank account..

  • Ferdinand Marte

    Finally, a new post to energize me. I really hope direct to SD install is enabled on this one. And OTG too. December came and passed, and I’m still tablet-less at this point.

    • Roberto Pineda

      Direct to SD install is not enabled, but it is OTG capable.

  • krizmae

    My Christmas gift in Feb. 2014

  • Johnson Alipio

    pls make a review on this gadget. thanks

    • JMBalicano

      Hi, sorry but I currently don’t have the budget for it. Thanks.

  • Roberto Pineda

    I’m using this now and I’ve convinced two other friends to buy for themselves too. I honestly think that this is an excellent buy for the price tag.

    • JMBalicano

      awesome! yeah, the price is really hard to beat. hope you can give us a bit of feedback on the phonetab after a few days :)

    • jeffrey jabson

      Where can i.buy this?

      • Roberto Pineda

        Search them on FB (buyqube) … The page moderator will assist you.

  • Roberto Pineda

    I don’t do formal reviews. But here’s a bit of info. The tab is pure jellybean with no bloatwares. It’s very responsive and runs very smoothly. The camera is so-so, but that I don’t mind at all since it’s not my priority for a tab. Two of the best things about it is that connection through cellular data is fast and the battery life is great. It lasts me more than 10 hours with moderate use and continuous connection to mobile data. Plus the phone stays quite cool even when being used as mobile hotspot. I don’t think you’d find a tablet with the same price that can match the specs of this one. Seriously. And for the record, I am not connected to QUBE in whatever way. :-) Hope that helps.

    • JMBalicano

      nooiiiiceee! thanks for the feedback :) no budget to buy a review unit so this really helps :)

  • Roberto Pineda

    Oh! I forgot to add.. One thing that might make others think twice before buying this is that, due to its architecture, there are some games that are not compatible with it. Candy Crush is an example.

    • JMBalicano

      incredibly, this might actually be a dealbreaker for some :P

      • Roberto Pineda

        I agree. As for me, it’s okay. I didn’t think it was such a big deal.

  • Leo Delfin

    How about the reasons,if there are, why this phone tab should not be bought? Because I am really inclined to buy one it’s just that I am not so much of a technology literate and I really cannot comprehend much of the “language of technology”. And if you have the budget, will you buy this one? Thank you.

    • Roberto Pineda

      1. Lack of support for upgrades-since it’s not from a big-named brand, don’t expect OS updates
      2. Uncertainty- I mean I like the product now but I can’t say that it will last long or anything simply because there’s nothing from the past to compare it to.

      • Leo Delfin

        Thank you so such a big help for me. Likewise, games aren’t of big deal for me. Reading is my priority. But for those who wanted to buy one go ahead and don’t be discouraged. Maybe it wasn’t for me. Thanks again and more power.

        • Roberto Pineda

          You might wanna give it a “try”… And it’s actually a good device for reading because the form factor allows for one-handed operation. Plus I saw in Qube’ FB page that they have a 14-day money back guarantee. They say that if yu are not happy with it for any reason, as long as there are no scratches on the device, you can return it within 14 days.

  • jeffrey jabson

    Where can I buy this tab in makati or moa?