Now, here’s a piece of news we don’t hear every day. The upcoming CloudFone Thrill 400QX smartphone offers not just one, but two batteries in one package. There’s also a 4-inch IPS display, Android 4.1, and quad-core Qualcomm CPU, to boot.
With the Thrill 400QX, CloudFone intends to debunk that oft-repeated mantra, “You can’t have it all.” The company’s new handset is a jack of all trades. Selling with affordability in mind, the phone’s 4-inch IPS display is scratch resistant and packs a pixel density of 233ppi. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean runs on top of a decent quad-core Snapdragon CPU. The 8-megapixel camera on the back has autofocus and LED flash, as well as panorama mode and touch focus. Like many local devices, the CloudFone Thrill 400QX has a dual-SIM configuration, with 3G connectivity available on the main SIM module only.
CloudFone Thrill 400QX Specs
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 4-inch IPS OGS display (800×480 WVGA), ~233ppi
- 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225Q processor
- Adreno 203 GPU
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 32GB
- 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- VGA front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 3G, HSDPA
- Bluetooth 3.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 117 x 64 x 10.5 / 13.7mm
- Weight: 130 / 170g
- 1450mAH / 3000mAh battery
But what makes the CloudFone Thrill 400QX notable are actually the batteries. Along with the unit itself and the bundled accessories (earphones, charge, USB data cable, user manual, and warranty card), the retail package contains two batteries of different capacities, complete with their own textured back covers.
The thinner of two batteries has a capacity of 1450mAh and should make the Thrill 400QX last for some hours before running out of power. To extend the battery life, users can switch to the bigger 3000mAh battery. Obviously, a power source this big is also bigger in physical size. Using it ups the smartphone’s overall weight from 130g to 170g. The phone also gets noticeably thicker, from 10.5mm to 13.7mm. As CloudFone puts it, it’s about “slim & sleek vs. proud & powerful.”
Other features include sharing the 3G Internet data thru wireless hotspot, Bluetooth tethering, and a VGA front-facing camera. Also embedded in the device are the accelerometer, gyroscope, and proximity sensors. With a very limited 4GB internal storage, users will easily run out of usable space in no time. Fortunately, there’s external storage expansion available for up to 32GB via a microSD slot.
Anyone looking for a bigger display can opt for the Thrill 530QX instead. Unveiled last month, this 5.3-inch smartphone is available since October 1st and sells for only Php9,999. On the other hand, the CloudFone Thrill 400QX is selling for Php5,999 and available in black or white variants.