In case you live under a rock, Cherry Mobile recently launched their premium Cosmos lineup at the One Esplanade near SM Mall of Asia. Of the four, the Cherry Mobile Cosmos S just might be the sleeper hit. Why? Because the specs have that perfect balance that should make it great for gaming.
Both the Cherry Mobile Cosmos S and the Cosmos Z come with an MT6589T SoC, which is an overclocked version of the MT6589 that we’ve been seeing on a lot of the locally-branded quad core phones as of late. The difference is that the T variant is clocked at 1.5GHz while the more common MT6589 is only clocked at 1.2GHz. Also, the PowerVR SGX544 GPU on the T variant is likewise clocked higher at 357MHz compared to 286MHz on the regular MT6589.
So both of them should perform faster than the Cosmos X and X2, right? Well, no. Because the Cosmos Z has a higher Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, the GPU has to process more pixels, so the performance won’t be as fast as on the Cosmos S, which only has an HD (1280 x 720) resolution screen. To put things in perspective, that’s 2,073,600 pixels on the Cosmos Z vs 921,600 pixels on the Cherry Mobile Cosmos S. That’s more than twice the pixels that the GPU has to process on the Cosmos Z, so naturally, the Cosmos S might not have the sharper screen of the two, but it will certainly benefit from faster frame rates than any other phone from the Cosmos line.
Another key spec is the 2,500mAh battery. There’s some controversy about it being non-removable, but 2,500mAh is 2,500mAh, and that makes the Cherry Mobile Cosmos S the phone with the highest battery capacity from the Cosmos line. That should certainly give it better battery life over the Cosmos Z.
Cherry Mobile Cosmos S Specs
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Single SIM
- 5-inch HD 1280x720p IPS Dragontrail Glass Display
- 1.5GHz MT6589T quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, no micro SD
- 18-megapixel BSI main camera with LED flash
- 8-megapixel front-facing camera
- WiFi, WiFi hotspot
- Battery: 2500mAh
- Price: Php10,999
The rest of the specs are pretty similar across the Cosmos line. You’re getting 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 18mp primary shooter and 8mp front-facing shooter. Also, the Cosmos S doesn’t have a micro SD slot. The Cherry Mobile Cosmos S runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and should retail for Php10,999 when it starts rolling out late this month.