Cherry Mobile has announced through Facebook a budget 3.5-inch smartphone powered by a dual-core MediaTek processor. Known as the Cherry Mobile Jelly, it comes in five vivid colors akin to the iPhone 5C.

The colors seem to be the best thing about the Cherry Mobile Jelly, unless you count the included mobile TV a great catch. Don’t look forward to watching content with good reception, though, as it is just an analog receiver. Users who carry a lot of SIM cards may be happy to know that there’s a free SIM holder included in the package. It’s not much, but everyone likes freebies. Right?

Cherry Mobile Jelly Specs

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 5-megapixel main camera
  • 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS

Other specs include dual-SIM configuration with dual standby, FM radio, G-Sensor, and proximity sensor. We’ll update this post as soon as we learn more about the missing features (internal storage, RAM, GPU, mobile data connectivity, etc.). In the meantime, we can safely assume the low-end Cherry Mobile Jelly to only have 512MB RAM (or maybe even lower), no 3G, and low screen resolution. Battery capacity hasn’t been disclosed as well. But given the small screen, the device should endure a good number of hours.

Cherry Mobile Jelly, Gem, Life

For other Cherry Mobile devices in the Php2k+ budget, users can choose between the Cherry Mobile Gem and Cherry Mobile Life. Both having a suggested retail price of Php2,999, they tout 3G connectivity, faster processing power, and a larger screen than the Jelly.

No release date has been officially announced for the Cherry Mobile Jelly, though it should be pretty much already available in dealers nationwide for as low as Php2,299. After all, it’s one of the advertised phones in the Cherry Mobile Christmas Promo 2013. As one user has commented on Cherry Mobile’s Facebook unveiling, the vibrant colors (Red, Pink, Yellow, Green, and Blue) suggest that the Jelly is the “Pinoy version of iPhone 5C.” Tell us what your flavor is in the comments below!

  • Dannie

    mukhang kinuha na ng CM lahat ng phones kahit same specs basta wala mailabas ang ibang seller like Myphone para panlaban sa kanila.

    Different names Gem and Life same price mautak to mga taga CM.

  • juliustravon

    Kung mayroon kang dalawang gusto sa buhay 1. magtapon ng pera, 2. sumakit ang ulo, wag na mag atubili, bumili ng kahit anong cherry mobile gadget.

    • alnelvincentalico


  • Charles

    Sir bat ganun po di ako mkapag download ng marami at puno na raw ang sd card ko pero pero hindi pamnaman :(( help me please cherry mobile jelly po gamit ko

    • alnelvincentalico

      same here.. try mo nalang 1mobile store (same lang sa google play ang mga features), huwag na yung google play.. nakakainis talaga yung google play..

      • charyd

        pero nag work nman nung dun ka nag dl?

      • I know Wut you did Last Winter

        If you’re going to download on a non-assured app then you risk yourself on getting Malware. Kayo rin mamomoblema nyan sa bandang huli.

        • alnelvincentalico

          No worries. I always use backups. I’ve been through a lot of such things. :D

    • charyd

      same here ganyan din prob ko laki pa naman ng binili kong sd card :(

    • John Peter Magbuhos

      pasali :P ung akin ren po.. tas ng eeror downloading pa nga e .. pag umaalis ka ng playstore mawawala .. panu pag magtetext ka tas nagdadownload ? sa ibng phone d nmn ganun . “(

  • Scythe™

    any one can provide on how to safely root this cm jelly unit?

  • CM jelly user

    restore nyo lang po Cherry Mobile jelly at pwede na po maginstall sa play store kung ayaw parin buksan lang settings>storage>defaultwritedisk>sd card o preferred install location select sd card

  • Cm jelly user

    dowload mo framaroot sa 4shared select mo supersu at install

    • matthew


  • I know Wut you did Last Winter

    It’s been 3 months na and still no word regarding the ROM and RAM for the Jelly?

    • Edmar NoyDoroy Gali

      ROM-190 RAM-230

  • Jeremiah Ocan

    tanong ko lang po ilan point touch ung jelly?????

  • Pein Pineda Dacanay

    di ko mai-update ang facebook.. sa bagong version

    “Android App Not Install. An existing package by the same name with a conflicting signature is already installed”

    kahit i uninstall ko na ung FB gnun padin.

  • Sherlock

    Does anyone know the original OEM of this phone?

  • lysa

    bakit poh madaling malobat ang garnet nah nabili q?? wala pah poh 1 week bago ang signal kulay orange ay yung sa iba blue..

  • Dan Lester Manuel Uson

    paanu po magscreenshot sa cherry jelly

    • melai

      you need to press and hold the power button and volume down at the same time

  • jen

    bilis malowbat nang battery ng jelly ko pinapalitan ko na sa cherry store pero di nman ako pinakita sa pinalit tingin ko nga yung battery eh hindi nman talaga napalitan ng bagong unit nakooooo talaga daya

  • buraot

    wala bang root ang cherry mobile jelly

    • matthew

      meron rooted na nga saakin

  • GYM

    ang concern ko lang about sa GEM is baket walang available mabili na spare ng battery?

  • Aj Zaijan Apog Kaamino

    im using cherry jelly at ask ko lang po paano palitan ang fb app.. kasi po 1.9.5 lang ang version na pre-installed sa fb at pag nagiinstall ako ng newer version di pwede