3×3 speed cube

Below you will find an interactive comparison chart of some of the best speed cubes available on the market. The chart includes a description of the speed cube based on corner cutting, pops, lockups, and price. This chart can give you a better idea of the characteristics of certain speed cubes compared to others.

If you want to see my personal picks for the best 3×3 speed cube head over to Ultimate guide to the best speed cube

**Table updated on April 6 2016**

 TurningCorner cuttingPopsCatches and LockupsPrice

Cong's Design Meiying


Cong's Design Meiying
Fast turning layersOkay, just barelyNoneCatching due to misaligned layers

Cong's Design Meiying Amazon Price Check

Cong's Design Yueying


Cong's Design Yueying
Balance between speed and controlInconsistent corner cuttingNoneCatches due to loose internal design

Cong's Design Yueying Amazon Price Check

Dayan Guhong


Dayan Guhong
Very smooth, Quite FastGoodSeldomMinimal to none

Dayan Guhong Amazon Price Check

Dayan Panshi


Dayan Panshi
Smooth and ClickyGoodTends to popWith torpedoes

Dayan Panshi Amazon Price Check

Dayan Zanchi


Dayan Zanchi
Snappy and Very FastGoodMay popMay lock if not accurate

Dayan Zanchi Amazon Price Check

Fanghshi Shuang Ren


Fanghshi Shuang Ren
Very light, smooth and FastEffortlessNoneMay lock if not accurate

Fanghshi Shuang Ren Amazon Price Check

Fangshi Guanying


Fangshi Guanying
Extremely fast turning speedOkayNoneSmall catches due to overshooting

Fangshi Guanying Amazon Price Check

Gans 356S V2


Gans 356S V2
Very smooth and controllable layer turns.Excellent, one of the best.NoneSmall catches due to looseness in design.

Gans 356S V2 Amazon Price Check

Gans III Ganspuzzle


Gans III Ganspuzzle
Smooth and very light weightOkayNoneCatches due to flexing of core

Gans III Ganspuzzle Amazon Price Check

GuoGuan YueXiao


GuoGuan YueXiao
Very fast and light turning layers.Very Good, due to hollow corner pieces.NoneSmall catches due to overshooting.

GuoGuan YueXiao Amazon Price Check

Maru Cx3


Maru Cx3
Fast turning, slightly scratchy, loudGoodNoneSmall catches may occur

Maru Cx3 Amazon Price Check

Moyu Aolong GT


Moyu Aolong GT
A perfect combination of fast and smooth layer turning.Good but nothing specialNoneCatches occur due misaligned layers.

Moyu Aolong GT Amazon Price Check

Moyu Aolong V2


Moyu Aolong V2
Very smooth and very fastGoodNoneSmall catches due to inaccurate turns

Moyu Aolong V2 Amazon Price Check

Moyu Hualong


Moyu Hualong
Blocky very controllableOkay, just barelyNoneCatches due to bad poor corner cutting

Moyu Hualong Amazon Price Check

Moyu Huanying


Moyu Huanying
Light, crispy and FastEffortlessMay popMinimal to none

Moyu Huanying Amazon Price Check

Moyu Sulong


Moyu Sulong
Fast and light while being smoothVery little pressure neededNonePractically none

Moyu Sulong Amazon Price Check

Moyu Tanglong


Moyu Tanglong
Blocky and smoothExcellentNoneVery small catches due to inaccurate turns

Moyu Tanglong Amazon Price Check

Moyu Weilong


Moyu Weilong
Fast turning Blocky and crunchyVery GoodNoneLittle Lock ups due to over shooting

Moyu Weilong Amazon Price Check

Moyu Weilong GTS


Moyu Weilong GTS
Very fast and lightOkayNoneLikes to catch and lock up

Moyu Weilong GTS Amazon Price Check

Newisland Phoenix


Newisland Phoenix
Fast and SnappyOkayNoneSmall catches due to misaligned layers

Newisland Phoenix Amazon Price Check

Qiyi Thunderclap


Qiyi Thunderclap
Very smooth and in controlBarely passingNoneOccasional catching and locking

Qiyi Thunderclap Amazon Price Check

Shengshou Aurora


Shengshou Aurora
Extremely smooth very controllableOkayNoneMinimal to none

Shengshou Aurora Amazon Price Check

X-Man Tornado


X-Man Tornado
Super fast and very lightBadNoneLock ups due to overshooting

X-Man Tornado Amazon Price Check

Yj GuanLong


Yj GuanLong
Feels spongy and slowBadNoneCatches occur frequently

Yj GuanLong Amazon Price Check

Yuxin 3x3


Yuxin 3x3
Slow and sluggishEffortlessNoneCatches occur frequently

Yuxin 3x3 Amazon Price Check

Yuxin Fire


Yuxin Fire
Smooth but a little bit on the slow sideOkayNoneMinimal to none

Yuxin Fire Amazon Price Check


**The chart is sorted alphabetically and does not try to show any order of best to worst.**

Some things to Consider about each description.

  • Turning: Generally speed cubes will have two types of Turning. These two types are Fast Turning and Smooth Turning.
  • Corner Cutting: Corner cutting is the ability of a speed cube to turn layers without having them perfectly aligned. This makes for faster and more fluid solves.
  • No Locking up and Catching: There are several reasons why speed cubes will lock up or catch on pieces. Certain speed cubes will have lock up and catch more then other speed cubes.
  • Tension and Lubrication: The way a speed cube is tensioned and lubricated can change it from how initially feels. Proper tension and lubrication varies but it is very important.

Click here to see a more detailed look at the Qualities to look for in a speed cube

or

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8 thoughts on “3×3 speed cube

  • April 30, 2016 at 3:19 pm
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    Well, can you add sumthing like top 5 or so? it’s kinda confusing really 😀

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  • July 7, 2016 at 11:26 am
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    Hey. Tornado has one of the best corner cutting of the world, even more easier than yuexiao. ¿Why you put it like bad corner cutting? It must be the OPPOSITE

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  • November 17, 2016 at 11:12 pm
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    hey folks, very extensive review here, like it alot. i recently started cubing and im getting sub minute solves now. id really like to step my game up so im lookin for a decent cube. but here is the catch, i really dislike stickers. so is there a list somewhere of all stickerless speed cubes or tiled cubes instead of stickered?

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    • November 23, 2016 at 5:01 am
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      Good to hear hamito. Just keep cubing and you’ll get faster in no time!
      Happy Cubing!

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    • November 23, 2016 at 5:03 am
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      Hey hamito,
      thanks for the compliment and good job on the cubing. I personally prefer stickers myself but totally understand why some cubers like you prefer stickerless versions. I don’t have a list of only stickerless cubes but that’s a great idea. Maybe I’ll make one since the website is going through a major update.
      Happy Cubing!

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