Since MediaTek released its MT6592 processor, we all know there’s no stopping the arrival of smartphones with true octa-core processing. Starmobile went first with the Diamond X1, while Cherry Mobile followed suit with its Cosmos Z2. Soon enough, we’ll have a third choice in the form of the THL T100. So, which beats which?

DescriptionCherry Mobile
Cosmos Z2
Diamond X1
THL T100
(Monkey King 2)
Operating SystemAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
(upgradable to 4.4 KitKat)
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
(with OTA software update)
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Display5-inch IPS LCD
1080p Full HD, ~441ppi
Dragontrail Glass scratch resistance
6-inch IPS LCD
720p HD, ~245ppi
Scratch resistance
5-inch IPS LCD
1080p Full HD, ~441ppi
Gorilla Glass 3 scratch resistance
CPU1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT65921.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT65921.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592
GPUMali 450MP4Mali 450MP4Mali 450MP4
Internal Storage16GB8GB32GB
microSD supportYes, up to 64GBYes, up to 64GBYes, up to 64GB
Rear Camera18-megapixel BSI with autofocus and LED flash18-megapixel BSI with autofocus and LED flash13-megapixel Sony sensor with autofocus and LED flash
Front Camera8-megapixel8-megapixel BSI13-megapixel Sony sensor
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Dual-SIM supportYes, with dual standbyYes, with dual standby and dual 3GYes, with dual standby and dual 3G
Dimensions145 x 69.8 x 7.5mm161.06 x 80.86 x 7mm144.2 x 70.4 x 8.8mm
BatteryLi-Ion 2000mAhLi-Po 2300mAhLi-Ion 2700mAh
Other FeaturesMiracast Wi-Di support
USB On-The-Go
FM radio tuner
Yamaha 1420 dual speakers
Starmobile Sync
Aluminum finish
FM radio tuner
USB On-The-Go
Matte plastic back
AvailabilityNowNowApprox. 2nd week of February

If you’ve to choose between these three, the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 is your cheapest choice for an octa-core smartphone. It’s also notable for its KitKat upgrade guarantee and pixel-packed display.

Starmobile Diamond X1 white

The Starmobile Diamond X1 is the most expensive but has the biggest screen real estate, thinnest profile, and superb loudspeakers.

THL T100 Monkey King 2

Meanwhile, the soon-to-arrive THL T100 (Monkey King 2)–via the Novo7 Tech store–touts NFC connectivity, Sony cameras, largest battery capacity, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

To sum up, all three smartphones have their strengths and drawbacks. Let us know what you think.

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  1. I use cherry for my retailer loading business the lower end. This is an extensive durability test so far its seems to be reliable and durable the key pads are still crisp and dont have a problem at all. I think its already 1 year old so far no problems.