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
- Battery: 2000mAh
- Price: Php11,999