Now that Android One is finally here in the Philippines, Cherry Mobile has unveiled the company’s first of what could be many smartphones under Google’s initiative. Does the new Cherry Mobile One fulfill the search giant’s attempt to provide great specs at a low price?
More or less, it does. The Cherry Mobile One (not to be confused with the Cherry Mobile Cosmos One) is a 4.5-inch smartphone with FWVGA screen resolution. Equipped by default with Android 5.1 Lollipop, this handset is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor. It offers 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, dual SIM configuration and a 5-megapixel main camera. As for the design, the Cherry Mobile One looks classy. Its curves, chamfered shape and texture feel good to the touch.
Per the official Android One web page, Google has tested the device to ensure its responsiveness and fast performance. As an Android One smartphone, the Cherry Mobile One is guaranteed to automatically receive Android operating system updates for two years.
Cherry Mobile One Specs
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 4.5-inch IPS LCD (480×854 FWVGA), ~218ppi
- 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor
- Mali-400 MP2 GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 32GB
- 5-megapixel main camera, with LED flash
- 2-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Dual SIM with dual standby
- 3G HSPA+
- Li-Ion 1700mAh battery
Since it ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop, the Cherry Mobile One has a battery save feature, a revamped interface that follows a material design, and others. Other specs of the device include GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
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The Cherry Mobile One is already for sale in company concept stores, kiosks and accredited dealers nationwide. Its price is set at a very sweet spot of Php3,999, and that comes with a free 8GB microSD card. Alternately, you can grab a unit for free when you sign up for Smart Plan 499, which offers 1.5GB mobile data, free data allocation for app downloads and OS updates, and more. Sun Cellular also offers the device with a Php500 one-time cash-out under its Plan 399.