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Cherry Mobile Announces W100 and Candy TV Android phones, Cheap Droids Sporting a 1GHz CPU

| On 19, Sep 2012

The folks at Cherry Mobile brings an early Christmas gift to people who wants to get their hands on an android phone. Not just one, but two cheap and formidable android devices were unveiled. They are the Cherry Mobile Candy TV and Cherry Mobile W100. Honestly, I was a bit surprised when I saw the price tag of those two considering their processor power. So I guess you’re interested in the price right? Take a look below.

As always, the details of the phones are somewhat limited or it is not fully revealed. It’s pretty compelling though and it is really interesting to see how would they perform. 

The Cherry Mobile Candy TV is an android phone with a mobile TV so that streaming on the go is hassle free. It has a 1GHz processor which is a first in the budget category (versus the Galaxy Pocket and Optimus L3) because the norm is just 800MHz. And guess what, it is priced for only Php3,299! Cool, eh?

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Cherry Mobile Candy TV Specifications

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby
  • 3.5-inch IPS Capacitive Touch Screen
  • 1GHz MediaTek6575 Processor
  • PowerVR SGX S31 GPU
  • 256MB RAM
  • No details on internal memory (expandable support of up to 32GB via microSD)
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • 2MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • Bluetooth v2.1, microUSB v2.0
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack

On the other hand, the Cherry Mobile W100 also sports a 1GHz processor to fire up the phone. It also has access to 3G connectivity(which the Candy TV doesn’t have) so that mobile data will be fast enough to keep up to the world.  The Cherry Mobile W100 doesn’t have mobile TV though.

Both android phones will flaunt a 3.5-inch IPS Capacitive touch screen display that’s why we can expect beautiful color rendering and viewing experience with it. Although unconfirmed, I think it’s safe to assume that they have at least a 320×480 pixel resolution since something lower than that will probably produce a slightly pixelated display. The Cherry Mobile W100 goes for a price of Php3,499!

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Cherry Mobile W100 Specifications

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby
  • 3.5-inch IPS HVGA LCD Capacitive Touch Screen
  • 1GHz Snapdragon Processor
  • PowerVR SGX S31 GPU
  • 256MB 512MB RAM
  • 512MB internal memory (expandable support of up to 32GB via microSD)
  • 3G connectivity
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • 3MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • Bluetooth v2.1, microUSB v2.0
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack

Specs-wise, it’s pretty obvious that these are the best for its price. The closest competitor, MyPhone A818 Duo is only clocked at 600MHz so that is 400MHz short. The only question that’s left on people’s minds is how long will these phones last? I think they will probably do last if proper care is being implemented. If possible, I hope we could spend some time with these two devices so we could give you our insights on these phones.

Will you buy a Cherry Mobile Candy TV or W100? And if you already have one, kindly share some thoughts below to help others on deciding if it fits them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.v18 Vladimir John Paguio

    Sir Adam Parnala, do you think the W100 is lag free cause of its 1Ghz processor speed? because most of the devices out there are not lag free =(

    • http://www.noypigeeks.com/ NoypiGeeks

      It will not be “lag free” for sure but I think it’s good enough so it only be seldom. Also, it depends on your usage.

      • http://www.facebook.com/john.v18 Vladimir John Paguio

        Thats the reason, want something affordable but powerful enough to use any kind of apps i’m going to throw on it… .. but thanks to your advice sir….

  • rmadz

    i’ll definitely buy either candy tv or w100.. cause i need an android device for my work.. 1ghz for easy multi-tasking..

  • http://www.facebook.com/earvinlovehervie Earvin Ross Cabunoc

    may motion sensor at gps ba ang w100??

  • http://twitter.com/kazuyen Edsar Bondoc

    256MB is not enough 512MB should be the standard for android smartphones

    • emmz

      i think 256mb ram is good when you have not higher than 800mhz proccessor…and 512mb ram is a perfect partner for 1ghz proccessor.

      • http://twitter.com/kazuyen Edsar Bondoc

        512MB parin dapat kahit hindi higher sa 800MHz i have Alcatel 918N and ang bagal nya lalo na kapag may naka open na application tapos e press mo ang home button, super sluggish

  • Melvin

    Hi Adam. May I ask a question, I also consider in buying a phone is a standard of 512mb ram. I think that it plays a role for your phone not to LAG..
    I think not just the processor 1Ghz should be check but also the RAM right?? Since when I am using my phone when I notice that my phone is already Lagging, I will then find out that the RAM is already high. That is the time where I delete those applications that I dont use anymore and the RAM would them decrease, the same for its LAGness. I hope you could explain this to us further. Thanks!

    • http://www.noypigeeks.com/ NoypiGeeks

      Hi, I’m currently working on the article right now. I hope I can explain it well. Please be patient but rest assured that I’ll post it as soon as I finished writing it. ETA is this week. Thanks!

  • http://www.noypigeeks.com/ NoypiGeeks

    I already updated the specs list. Thanks for the info!

  • http://www.facebook.com/allenaize.sagenes Allen Aize Sagenes

    2.3.6 android version ba to??

    • http://www.noypigeeks.com/ NoypiGeeks

      From what I’ve heard it’s 2.3.5. I’m not so sure though.

  • zebkiel

    the candy tv has 128mb internal mem

    • http://www.noypigeeks.com/ NoypiGeeks

      Thanks for the info. I’ll update the spec list. =)

  • leah

    pwede na expand ang memory at gawin sya 2GB

    http://cherrymobilew100.blogspot.com/
    just follow the procedure. pero kailangan rooted ang phone

  • ricar

    tinignan ko ang w100 sa CM store dito sa cebu,… 800 MHz lng ang processor na nakalagay sa box ng phone,… pwede ba itong e-upgrade into para maging 1 GHz??

  • kenneth

    may motion sensor po ba ito?

  • jhay

    ill buy a new phone tomorow pag walng stock ng Flare ill buy W100, sana hindi ako magsisi, i really like titan kaya lng walng stock palagi..

  • Ryukie

    astig rin naman ang candy tv kakabili ko palang pero i think i like it, lalo na kun alam nyo pano mag download ng mga appliction like GO launcher EX para dual core rin tska bilis mag process pero sana mag tagal ^___^ maybe next time ill but the w100

  • Aina

    ask ko lng po, bkit ayaw mag transfer ng files pag gnagamit ung bluetooth??

  • jc

    cm w100 yung phone ko…at ok naman sya…

  • jc

    i love it..at kung anu yung mga features na astig!

  • jc

    cm w300 sana bbilhin ko wch is cheaper than w100 but i considered wats inside and w100 strikes me not to think twice..ksi khit mju mhal compare sa w300 atlst..mas mganda

  • Andrei

    Boss, Naka pag install na po ako ng ibang apps sa w100 pero nung mag iinstall ulit ako ng ibang apps nka lagay ay cannot install in default location ?
    Pakisagot po yung question ko .

    • Andrei

      Ser, Pakisagot po question ko , Salamat ?

      • w100

        try mo sa application settings… check mo ung unknown sources

        • Andrei

          Ser, Meron na po akong memory Pwede po bang isave yung ibang apps Sa Memory para Marame ren po mainstall na apps ?