Cherry Mobile’s first foray into 4G connectivity seems to be for sale already. The Cherry Mobile W900 LTE has been spotted at the Facebook timeline of Cherry Angel (a CM retailer), which is selling the device at its SRP of Php11,499.
As previously reported (back when the device got leaked along with other Christmas-slated Cherry Mobile devices), the W900 LTE is a 4.3-inch smartphone powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Its 10-point touchscreen uses one-glass solution (OGS) technology and sports an HD resolution. Unlike many local smartphones, the W900 LTE only comes with one SIM slot.
Besides the usual connectivity options, the Cherry Mobile W900 LTE also has 8GB internal storage (expandable via microSD slot), 1GB of RAM, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing BSI camera. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes preinstalled. Every purchased unit also comes with a free power bank.
Cherry Angel also posted an Antutu score for the W900 LTE. At 14,700, the benchmarking app gave it a ‘good’ grade and designated it as a high-end smartphone. Note that actual (real-world) performance may differ. Other smartphones with similar scores are the HTC One X and Huawei Ascend P2.
In any case, the Cherry Mobile W900 LTE is remarkable for being the first among local devices to sport a 4G connectivity, allowing users to access the Internet at incredible speeds. For its other hardware specs, however, the asking price of Php11,499 is rather expensive, don’t you think?
[Source: Cherry Angel – Availability, Antutu Score]
Good phone, but nowadays a little bit more and I could get a Blackberry Z10. or a Nokia Lumia 625.
Note 3 user here, maybe I’ll buy one for its LTE capability and use it as a portable wifi hotspot, since using any type of connectivity other than wifi on my main phone drains the battery so much faster than when connected to wifi. Good thing they’re releasing LTE capable sets already, too bad it’s not dual sim so that i could change isp if one provider slows down
almost 12k? hmm lenovo s820, nexus 4, xperia sp much better
tagal na kaya model na yan..
OMG!! LTE !! pass….
LG G2 user here, Big deal ba ang LTE sa Pinas since puro capped naman ang mga plans? Jusko, mag HSPA+ na lang kayo wala ding pinagka-iba yun
A capped LTE is as good as nothing
RE: this phone, yeah it is kinda overpriced, the LTE feature isn’t enough to attract buyers in the lower midrange category, the Xperia SP is hard to beat.
Agree since hindi naman lahatng lugar dito sa pinas merong LTE coverage
I live in an area with LTE, so it is a big deal for me. I’m even considering disconnecting my broadband at home.