Smartphones are now having better specs even in the entry level market. This time, Cherry Mobile made another mark when it introduced the Cherry Mobile Life last October. Its unbelievably cheap (only P2,999) considering the specs – 1.3GHz dual core processor, 4-inch display, dual sim, 5 megapixel camera and running Android 4.2 Jellybean. Yesterday I was roaming around SM MegaMall when this phone caught my eye. I was able to get one for this unboxing and later on, a review.
Cherry Mobile Life specs:
- 1GHz dual core MediaTek MT6572 processor
- Mali 400 graphics
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
- 4-inch WVGA display (480 x 800 pixels) 233 ppi
- dual sim, dual standby
- 5 megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash
- VGA front facing camera
- 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- 1,500 mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jellybean
- SRP: P2,999
What’s in the box?
- USB charger
- Unit itself
Upon unboxing the device, I was greeted by the Cherry Mobile Life’s pearly-like finish at the back. I personally like it because it doesn’t attracts fingerprints. The device is small and compact making it really pocketable. It also looks really solid and sturdy. It seems that Cherry Mobile is making a lot of effort on improving their build quality.
I was surprised see the how a smooth performer the CM Life is. There was no lag or stutter when navigating through the apps and opening/closing apps. Then, I found out that the phone is powered by a 1.3GHz dual core MediaTek MT6572 processor which is a newer chip compared to the MT6577 found on many Android devices.
I will fully test this phone – camera, processor, display, gaming, battery. Expect a hands on review next week. For now, all I can say is this phone looks really promising. Cherry Mobile did the right thing to push a device normally priced at P4,000 and above to a much lower price point.