It seems like Cherry Mobile is really determined as they continue to announce uber cheap android devices one after another. They already have quite a handful of smartphones out but to strengthen their foothold, here’s another one.

Teased as something big XXXL android phone a few days ago, the avid fans of Cherry Mobile roared in anticipation of the long overdue Cherry Mobile Omega. But as it turned out, they got another 5-incher and added 0.2 inches more resulting to the Cherry Mobile Cruize.


Before you get excited and think that this is an upgrade to the Cherry Mobile Titan, I’m sorry to tell you that it’s not. Actually, it’s far from being one and the same thing can be said if it’ll be compared with the Cherry Mobile Flare. But that’s really not the purpose of this device. Cherry Mobile Cruize is specifically targeted to people who need a big screen but are on a limited budget.

Large 5.2-inch WVGA Capacitive Display

Flaunting a humongous 5.2-inch Display, this device can be a very good fit as a multimedia player apart from its phone functionality. Internet browsing is also pleasurable as web content can be easily seen and understood. However, since the Cherry Mobile Cruize is a budget offering, the same WVGA 480×800 pixel resolution that was used on both Cherry Mobile Flare and Titan is on this phone as well. Meaning, the display will not be so good as it has a poor pixel-per-inch density (179ppi). But if you’re just a casual user and you don’t mind the sharpness of the display, this setting will suffice your needs. After all, other cheap android tablets still has the same WVGA display and most users say that it’s easily tolerable.

1GHz Broadcom processor, 512MB RAM, Android 4.0 ICS

Another reason that makes the Cherry Mobile Cruize cheap is that it only has a 1GHz single core processor unlike the Flare. Don’t under estimate the power of a single core though, as it can also run most of the fun-filled HD games out there. But still, it’s not recommended for hardcore gaming.  The RAM is maintained at 512MB and that can assure you that it can multitask decently – the not-so-heavy apps, that is.

Connectivity: 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Surprisingly, the Cherry Mobile Cruize still packs all the standard connectivity option of an android phone. I initially thought that its low price means that it doesn’t have either 3G or GPS, but I was wrong. It still has both of them and other things like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are present too. And oh, the ever-dependable dual-SIM and dual-standby support is here to stay.

Multimedia: 5MP main camera, VGA front, 720p HD video recording

In terms of other multimedia related features, Cherry Mobile is really generous enough to still give a 5-megapixel autofocus main camera with LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera. It is also capable of 720p HD video recording so capturing videos will be better. Moreover, it has a 4GB of internal storage so you’ll be given a fair amount of space to store your files. And in case you need more, it supports microSD card of up to 32GB.

Great battery life: 2500mAh

To keep users going and to avoid the interruption of usage, the 2500mAh battery will be a great partner to rely on. The Cherry Mobile Titan already has a superb battery life and since the Cherry Mobile Cruize is only powered by a single core CPU, we can expect that it can pass the two-day moderate usage without a problem.

Is Cherry Mobile Cruize a good buy?

So is the Cherry Mobile Cruize a good choice? Yes, though the Flare still has better specifications and a lower price. But if a large workspace is important to you and you can squeeze in a few hundreds more, then by all means go get the Cherry Mobile Cruize. It’s only single core but I can tell you that it can still do most of the tasks smoothly. Sure there will be hiccups here and there, but for a price of only Php4,499, we can hardly complain.

  • Jess

    can it play hd videos without too much pixelation?

    • yes boss even s note hindi po kaya naghahang din pag 720p n movies…

  • pogi

    lecheng 512 mb ram na yan

    • tom

      Ahaha! parang tae sa bermuda grass…

  • Ang Cherry Mobile Cruize pala ay 8MP at hindi 5MP! at may tagalog language setting din ito. Nakita ko dito.

    • 8mp ba? dun kasi sa review 5mp lang..

      Cherry Mobile Cruize Review

    • Erenismoh

      uu 5mp lng pero sa settings ng cam mismo 8mp. kaso maxadong mababa yung PPI which is kaya medyo malabo/pale yung kulay

  • hindi na taas ung RAM niya lagi nalang 512mb

    • Troll

      Bili ka po Note 2, dun manawa ka sa RAM

    • ako si cherry

      bat d ka na lang mag laptop o desktop.. lol

  • niknaks

    bought one…defective speaker…nawala sound tapos pag meron tunog lata. pangit. sinoli namin for replacement unit. still waiting to arrive. out of stock daw.

  • Hannah

    meron bang ics na phone na mura bukod sa flare?

  • yejfgsufvdjsfhdfxhvdhdyetgsjx

    Un mga nagrereklamo bmili ng s3 at note 2

    • Erenismoh

      haha oo nga.. lintik ang daming mga reklamo edi bilin nila yung mahal diba? tapos ang reklamo nila..

  • JMBatibot

    I definitely buy this one although it’s cheap, who cares!! I’m not a social climber who’s trying to buy the epic iPhone, Glaxy or Xperia..

  • albrecht

    Noypigeeks….Maganda pa rin po ba kahit single core lng po…..ang cherry mobile cruize…………

    • Yes, 1GHz single core CPU is still powerful enough for basic needs.

  • Melchor

    ano po ba ang fit sa kanyang frame size. when it comes na lalagyan ko ng movie?

    • Erenismoh

      640×350 the best size para di nag lolog or kina kaen yung graphics pag na nonood na.

  • rica

    Bumili ako ng cherry mobile cruize pinapkitan ko kc nmamatay at ng hahang..bnalik ko tpos pinalitan nla pero sa umpisa ok after 2days ayaw gmana ng cam. Ano b yan ibabalik ko nnaman.kainis kala ko b mganda tong cruize na toh?

  • over-all ano findings nyo sa cm cruize? ill buy kasi.. :) and paano kayo nkaka download ng apps? e dba hnd pa rooted yan?

    • joel poe

      Kahit hindi po sya ROOTED .. Makakapg-Download pden po through Playstore :)

  • gabb domingo

    bkot ung amin.. kulang kulang… :(((
    sabi 1ghz pero 775mhz lang, rom 4gb pero 2gb lang. sabi 512mb pero rry lang.. … dnala ko sa pagbilhan ko falhin ko daw service centre.. tae..

    • gabb domingo

      sabi 512mb pero 446 lang..

      • Alex lauan

        Sakit a bangs -_- may naka laan kasi para sa system ng phone may nakalaan para sa user para sa mga apps

    • It’s your first time on Android, right?

      Your phone is not broken. The rest of the 4GB internal storage is used by the system and only 2.5GB is user available. 512MB of RAM is the real RAM and the 446MB is the amount that’s user accessible because the rest is being used by the SYSTEM.

      It’s okay. Don’t bring it to the service center.

  • cruizeW280 user

    wala bang root ito?? still waiting..

  • hi..pwede ba itong gametin/ dalhin sa ibang bansa (singapore) ???

  • aj

    bkt wla stock CM cruize sa sm san fernando at sm pampanga????? wla n b tlaga???? 4 weeks n q pabalik balik sa sm :(

  • Lucy

    Im using CM cruize po, pero di na po nag function ang flash nya. nag picture kasi ako kanina taz ngayun wala ng flash na ma detect. pano po ba to? pa help nman. so far so good ang cruize, di nag lalag pag nag play ng games at daming games ang ma dl kahit wala akong external memory. Yung flash nya di masyado maliwanag but not really important di nman kasi digicam. Ok ang camera kahit gabi na malapit ka sa ilaw. lalong lalo na pag morning subrang clear ang cam. Pero yung wifi di yata masyahong nakakasagap, kasi di ako maka detect sa kapit bahay ko unlike sa old phone ko na myphone a818. May paraan po ba pra mapalawak ang pag sagap ng wifi? need ba dalhin sa center? Help nman po. Thanks

  • Ayaw ng candy crush pa help please. O nde talaga nya kaya pati subway surf

    • LEX

      may prob ka lng po maybe sa setting or sa pag download. imposibleng ndi kaya, wag pag sabay sabayin ung mga apps. single core lng yan. go to settings->apps>running->end proccess mo ung mga ndi mo ginagamit

  • emerald

    makakapaglaro ba ng candy crush?

    • LEX

      anu ba namang tanong yan, kahit sa ginger bread na 256mb kaya eh :))

  • HJO

    i just a bought cm cruize and the sound wont work i dunno where to start fixing it .. help! tinry ko na sa profile nya but walang effect pden. what should i do?

  • Jay

    Cherry Mobile Cruize is phenomenal, it can play HD games without any laggs, can play need for speed and NBA 2k13 plus Blood and Glory: Legend. 5Stars forn this phablet. :)

  • Cherry M. cruize

    my chance or paraan

    ba na bumilis ung speed ng internet ng CB cruize? kc kabibili ko lng nong akin super bagal, mg download ka lng ng fb. takes 15hrs.. i accept na super mura xa pero atleast ung net man lng magamit kahit malabo ang cam or ng ha hung namamaty bigla ok lng.. pero atleast magamit ko man lng ang net :)

  • yagayaga

    kahit po single core lang po i2 mabilis po ang net nito?

    • Cloi

      wala pong kinalaman ang cores neto sa internet speed 3g lang sya meaning di ganun ka bilis p[ero tama na un

  • yagayaga

    pwede po pa-reply ASAP!
    san po ba makikita sa mismong phone yung android version nung phone….

    • joel poe

      sa settings po .. then sa pinaka bottom .. About Phone !

  • toyang

    Ayaw nga ng candy crush, ilang beses na nag uninstall then re install

  • toyang

    Pls patulong naman..thanks

  • Jamie

    Ayaw ng candy crush,ilang uninstall install na…mgloload sabay babalik sa main screen..wlang open na apps,what to do?

  • mae

    bkit po Ayaw nga ng candy crush?

  • mae

    bkit po Ayaw nga ng candy crush sa cm cruize??

  • mack

    ask lng,.kaya ba nito basahin at buksan ang mga pdf file or microsoft word??
    rply asap

    • florence

      pdf po na’try ko na, ung word dpa. :)

    • Gab

      install kalang app pwede yan maraming free sa gplay

  • jio

    ayaw mag candycrush :( uninstall install ayaw p rin :( checked on settings, ayaw p rin :(

  • madz

    all in all ang findings panget, kakabili ko lang kahapon sa cherry mobile.. then ayaw sa temple run 2 at candy crush ayaw nmn nilang palitan.. gnyan daw labas ng bagong cherry mobile..damn! sayang pera..

    • marlon dumapias

      gumagana sa akin temple run 2 and other 3d games including candy crush smoothly.. root mo lang cruize mo tapos install chainfire 3d app :)

  • madz

    kasi single core lng daw kaya walang chane sa candy crush at temple run.. although maiinstall mo naman kasi yung tao sa temple run nkatagilid na nkahiga..

  • cesar

    root naman ng cruize baka my alam kayo pa share naman. framaroot gumagana na ba?

    • cesar

      step by step po ha. thanks

  • marlon dumapias

    Gumagana sa akin temple run 2 and other 3d games including candy crush smoothly.. root nyo lang Cruize nyo tapos install chainfire 3d app :)

  • Just Asking

    safe lang ba mag update sa system software ng cm cruize ? may available system software update kasi eh.. W120,V1.1,Cruize_W120,vV1.0,vV1.1,Delta

  • andeng

    may gumagana na bang candy crush sa cherry mobile cruize? ayaw gumana sakin.. =(

    • [email protected]

      saang store ba ako makakabili nito… Ilang cherry mobile na napuntahan ko wala daw nag-eexist na ganitong model?

  • jc

    I am very satisfied with cruize.. good work cm…….

  • mary

    disappointed with my purchase of cherry.cruize…1st unit ….fm rafio yurns on when call and txt recieves…cant run candy crush..2nd unit touch screen malfunction and very slow.response..i should’ve stayed with myphone…my 848 is still.good.working its over…i only chase after.a bigger.screen.that cruize…sooo disappointed!