Samsung Galaxy 5 vs. Cherry Mobile Nova : Cheap Android Phone Fight!

Heeding insistent public demand,

TP Versus Series presents...
Samsung Galaxy 5 vs. Cherry Mobile Nova Definitive Specs Comparison Table


Detail/Feature

Samsung Galaxy 5


Cherry Mobile Nova


Photo

cherry mobile nova vs samsung galaxy 5


cherry mobile nova vs samsung galaxy 5


Operating System

Android OS v2.1 Eclair

Android OS v2.1 Eclair

Size/Dimensions

108 (height) x 56 (width) x 12.3 (thickness) mm

114.9 (height) x 56.8 (width) x 12.6 (thickness) mm

CPU

Samsung 600 Mhz

Qualcomm MSM 7227 600 Mhz

Display Size

2.8-inch

3.2-inch

Display Type

Capacitive Touchscreen
Does NOT support Multi-touch gestures

Capacitive Touchscreen
Supports Multi-touch gestures

Speakerphone

Yes

Yes

Internal Memory

170MB

256MB of RAM, 2 MB ROM

Card Slot

microSD, supports up to 16 GB

microSD, supports up to 32 GB

3G

HSDPA 7.2 Mbps

HSDPA 7.2 Mbps

WLAN

802.11 b/g

802.11 b/g

Bluetooth

Yes

Yes

Primary Camera (at the back)

2 MegaPixel, 1600 x 1200 pixels

5 MegaPixel, 2592 x 1944 pixels
autofocus, LED flash

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS support

Battery

Standard Battery,
Li-Po 1200 mAh

Standard Battery,
Li-Po 1270 mAh

Price

Php 10,980


Php 11,490


Just from looking at the specs sheet, it's clear that Cherry Mobile Nova - part of the current Red Label or High-End Android trio of CM - generally has a better specifications set than Samsung Galaxy S. I mean, name it -- Camera? Battery? Screen Size? Memory?

Samsung Galaxy 5 is, of course, cheaper by exactly Php 510. Note that Galaxy 5 is also the cheapest Android phone in the market right now.

As for actual phone construction, I've held both devices and I'd say they're quite similar in terms of build quality. Both are well-made, no flexes, no odd gaps in parts. Anyway, should you experience hardware problems on either of these phones, both companies have their own service centers.

I've played briefly with both phones and off hand, I think Cherry Mobile Nova offers a better experience overall. Its pinch to zoom screen feature, snappy performance, better camera and sizable display make it a wonderful device to own, in my humble opinion.

But you, what do you think? Which phone do you prefer?

TP Asks the Crowd:

6 comments:

  1. is the battery of nova really that good? hmm..........then I might consider buying this phone...!!

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  2. Is the samsung galaxy 5 upgradable to Froyo 2.2?

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  3. some says the camera is not a 5mp camera. It's just a showoff. At least some of them said..

    it's VGA quality.. :/

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  4. The alcatel Android Phone is better for me. OT-980 for 10,499

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  5. Both have no secondary camera correct? *sigh* Need one for videocalling. Ohwell.

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  6. Haaay...sabi ko nga. That does it for me: not necessarily worth buying that Nova. Oh well...

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