The Cherry Mobile Ace is one, if not, the cheapest smartphone today. The reason behind the low price tag is the OS. It is not running Android or Windows Phone but a new operating system called Firefox OS. This OS has been developed by Mozilla, the company behind Firefox web browser we use on our PCs, smartphones and tablets. Learning curve is little because Firefox OS is similar to Android.
Cherry Mobile Ace specs:
- 1GHz Single Core Spreadtrum SC6821 processor
- Mali 400 graphics
- 128MB RAM
- 256MB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 16GB
- 3.5-inch TFT display (480 x 320 pixels)
- 2 megapixel rear facing camera
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 2G/EDGE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio
- 1,100 mAh battery
- Firefox 1.3T OS
- SRP: P1,499
- Status: Available on Cherry Mobile stores and kiosks
Probably you’ll be skeptical on buying one especially when you saw that single core processor and that tiny storage. Well that’s good about Firefox OS. It does not demand large storage space and RAM for it to run smoothly. Based on the specs, it seems you are buying a feature phone but it is not. The Cherry Mobile Ace is a smartphone. It can do multi tasking, it has its own app store called Firefox Marketplace and app you need like Facebook are already there.
We strongly suggest that if you own one please do share your experience with it. 🙂