Cherry Mobile released too many new products last year and it looks like the company is not stopping anytime soon. This January alone, Cherry Mobile has released a few handsets and the latest two to have been unveiled are the Omega and Cruize Android phones, both sporting 5.2-inch displays. I have featured the Omega here, now let’s see what the Cherry Mobile Cruize brings to the table.
At the price of P4,499, it’s almost impossible to imagine how Cherry Mobile can offer a 5.2-inch Android phone. The Cruize has lesser specs than the Titan and the Omega, as expected from its more affordable price tag. The display of the Cruize, although measuring 5.2 inches, only has a 800×480 resolution. At this size, the per pixel density is expected to be terrible but that’s a compromise you get for the low price of the handset. The Cruize is powered by a 1GHz single-core processor, slower and more inferior than the dual-core processors on the Titan and the Omega. On the software side, the Cruize running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a version lower than the Jelly Bean on the Omega.
Now that you know the main difference between the Cruize and the Omega, you should know that the rest of the specs are quite similar. The Cruize has 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD expansion slot, 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera and dual-SIM capability. It has a 2500mAh battery, slightly better than the 2300mAh battery on the Omega. The Omega is obviously the better phone when compared to the Cruize since it has a newer OS and a faster processor. However, if you can’t afford the P6,699 price tag of the Omega and you really need a 5.2-inch phone, the Cruize should be a good alternative. Just don’t expect something really good.
Cherry Mobile Cruize Specs and Price
- 5.2-inch WVGA (800×480) display
- 1GHz single-core Broadcom processor
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage
- microSD slot up to 32GB
- Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
- 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
- VGA front camera
- 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS with A-GPS support
- 2500mAh Li-Ion battery
- Price: P4,499