Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z VS MyPhone Agua Iceberg

In case you missed it, Cherry Mobile recently launched the Cosmos series, consisting of four premium handsets. Of the four, the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z is probably the one to look out for because it is the first locally branded phone to sport a Full HD screen.

It’s even protected by Gorilla Glass 2, which is a popular scratch- and shatterproof protective glass used by flagship phones from the big names like Samsung, LG and others that cost upwards of Php30k. So you’re getting a screen that is only typically seen on high end flagships on something that will only retail for Php11,999. Sweet.

Of course, the screen is just part of the story. The Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z is also powered by a quad core MediaTek MT6589T processor. It’s actually slightly different from the regular MT6589 SoC that is found on a lot of the locally branded quad core phones because the MT6589T is clocked at a faster 1.5GHz, while the MT6589 is only clocked at 1.2GHz. In addition, both versions of the MT6589 are coupled with a PowerVR SGX 544 GPU, but the “T” variant is clocked at 357MHz, while the one on the regular MT6589 variant is only clocked at 286MHz. Coupling the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z with the more powerful MT6589T variant ensures that performance remains smooth despite having more pixels to process.

Another notable feature is the 18mp BSI autofocus camera for the amateur photographer in you. Okay, so Cosmos Z’s camera might not be used for anything more than barkada shots or for Instagram, but at least you’ll get great camera performance, even in low light where normal smartphone camera sensors just won’t cut it. But if selfies are more your thing, the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z also comes equipped with an 8mp front-facing camera. No more blurry profile pics!

UPDATE: Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z Review

The rest of the specs are what you’d expect from a high end locally branded smartphone. There’s 1Gb of RAM, 8Gb of internal storage, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and 3G/HSPA+. The battery is only rated at 2,000mAh, however, which is a bit of a concern considering the faster MediaTek SoC and higher resolution screen. Still, the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z is quite impressive and possibly the best value you can get for a smartphone right now.

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z Specs

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
  • 5-inch Full HD IPS Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Display
  • 1.5GHz MT6589T quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 18-megapixel BSI main camera with LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera
  • WiFi, WiFi hotspot
  • HSPA+
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Battery: 2000mAh
  • Price: Php11,999



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  1. I own three units of Cherry Mobile phones, Hd 2.0, Titan TV and from the cosmos Series Z. But amoing the three units, mas gusto ko pa rin HD 2.0, I dont have a problem with this phone. Ang ace lang sa akin ng ng Cosmos Z is the design since manipis ang phone and of course the back camera na maganda ang kuha ng mga pic. Pero Im bit frustrated with my Titan TV.

  2. I’d like to try this phone but unfortunately could not find a store where it is available. Can someone please advise?

  3. sa mga nagrereklamo about sa battery,bumili nalang kau powerbank or pwd naman magawan ng paraan yan, iset nalang ang brightness ng screen to low level at wag pabayaan na naka open ang ibang mga apps, basta kau na bhala magdiskarte! dont expect to much kasi sa price pa lang panalo na yan with great specs! kung marami kau money or feelingerz na mayaman bumili nalang kau ng smarthphone na may 1million mAh battery! or manglibre nalang kau!

  4. maganda naman ang cm..mag4mos na saken OM HD2.0 ko..ilang beses na rin nabagsak at binato ng baby ko pero wala pa naman akong nakikitang damage kahit sa screen..halos 24/7 din ako magnet,magdownload ng movies,marami rin akong apps,hindi naman bumabagal..yung bat ok naman,nakakatulugan ko na nga lang minsan na 2% ung bat ng di chinacharge eh pag gising ko buhay pa..even while watching movies at nagwarning na 15% na lang bat,natatapos ko yung movie nang hindi nadededs yung bat :)

  5. Ung bat life nya, tatagla ng mga 8-10 hours. OK na yan….. at saka meron pa ng smart feature yan para mag last ang bat life niya ng matagal. Hindi ko lng alam kong anu ang exact term pero……………IMPRESIVE

  6. great specs, but you must think of its battery life. their battery sucks sometimes it blows up after months with regular use. must improved the battery first before the specs.