Cube Mix Plus vs Cube iWork 3X: A comparison
Today, we’ll compare two of the most interesting launches of another Chinese brand of tablets, that has been rising in popularity as of lately. Two Windows tablets with similar prices, but with pretty different strong points: Cube Mix Plus vs Cube iWork 3X. Which one is better for what you’re looking for?
For starters, there’s a really important difference in how are the tablets designed. The Mix Plus is more of a conventional 2-in-1, in which the keyboard also works as a support and, when it is plugged in, it results in a device that is similar to a laptop. The iWork 3X follows the line of the Surface tablets, and includes a support on its back that allows it to stand vertically (even though it uses a classic keyboard, not alike the Type Covers).
Another detail to be had in mind when picking between both tablets is how different their sizes are (27.30 x 17.20 cm vs. 29.96 x 18.06 cm). Surprisingly, both tablets weigh practically the same (700 grams vs. 740 grams), but the Mix Plus is a little bit thicker than the iWork 3X (8.5 mm vs. 1.2 mm).
The gap in size we talked about earlier is reflected in each tablet’s screen (10.1 inches and 12.3 inches, respectively), and it should be said that they look really small. The iWork 3X screen is just not bigger, but it also has a 3:2 aspect ratio that we’re used to see on high-end Windows tablets (Mix Plus has a typical 16:10 aspect ratio, a regular for 10 inch tablets) and has an even greater resolution (1920 x 1200 vs. 2736 x 1824).
However, as for performance, the Mix Plus has the advantage, thanks to its seventh generation Inter Core m3 processor, along with its 4GB of RAM. On the other hand, the iWork 3X is not that limited, as it has an Intel N3450 processor and a 6 GB RAM as well.
It’s an absolute tie when it comes to storage capacity, because both tablets work with a 128 GB internal memory, which is a pretty respectable number, even for a Windows Tablet (it’s what high-end devices usually come with). Besides, both tablets come with the option of expanding their storage memory via an external micro-SD card.
For the people who think the tablet’s camera is important, it should be noted that the Mix Plus has a 5 MP back camera and a 2 MP front camera, while the iWork 3X only has the latter, because Cube decided to leave out what is usually the main camera for this model.
We saw in the dimensions section that the Mix Plus is a Little bit thinner that the iWork 3X, but this was achieved in part by sacrificing most of the former’s battery life, which gives the latter a big victory in this department (4300 mAh vs. 8500 mAh). However, it should be kept in mind that with a bigger screen and a bigger resolution comes a greater energy consumption, which opens up the dispute in terms of autonomy and battery life.
Cube Mix Plus vs Cube iWork 3X: Final Notes and Pricing
Seeing their specs, and unless it’s obvious we really need the extra processing power of an Intel Core 3, it seems the iWork 3X is more attractive, because, even if its processor is weaker, having a bigger screen will make working with it a lot more comfortable, as well as having the same resolution as a Surface Pro 4.
Based on which one suits our needs better, we can allow ourselves to choose, because both tablets cost pretty much the same: The Mix Plus is priced at around 350 Euros and while the iWork 3X has been announced to be cheaper, it’s safe to say that, after going through importers, its price will come close to that of the Mix Plus. For now, we can’t confirm this because the iWork 3X hasn’t been released to the public yet.