Cherry Mobile may not be an OEM but the Pinoy handset company sure knows how to pick the right smartphones from Chinese manufacturers to make available locally.
Perhaps fully aware that a lot Filipinos love watching TV and that more and more mobile users are starting to jump into the 'smartphone' bandwagon, CM - it appears - didn't think twice about bringing Karbonn A30 Android smartphone to the Philippines, tweaking its specifications, and rebranding it as the new Cherry Mobile Titan TV.
This smartphone - which became available at Cherry Mobile booths and kiosks last Friday, February 8, 2013 - has almost similar specifications to that of CM's 2012 best-seller, the Cherry Mobile Titan, albeit it has a far larger display, handles multitasking with 1 GB of RAM, features mobile analog TV, and flaunts an antenna that doubles as a capacitive touchscreen stylus.
Bigger than Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and coming replete with internal specs approximating that of Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Cherry Mobile Titan TV costs only Php 6,999, which - I think - is already very low for a handset of this calibre. I mean, features and specs wise, this appears to be a very sound and 'sulit' release.
I really wonder, though, how durable and reliable it is. I don't know if you'll agree with me but I'm inclined to believe that sacrifices and comprises had to be made to keep the price of the handset that low. Like what I shared in a previous entry, I haven't owned a Cherry Mobile phone -- but I totally have no qualms about getting one if only to check out the quality of CM products. For now, however, I'd like to invite those who have owned or are currently using an Android smartphone from this company to answer our TP poll and to share their experience with their device via our comments section.
|Name||Cherry Mobile Titan TV|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Dual SIM Dual Standby Android Smartphone with Mobile TV|
|Dimensions||166 x 91 x 10.7 mm|
|Operating System||Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Display||5.9 inches (~158 ppi pixel density), 480 x 800 pixels, capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors|
|Processor||1 GHz Dual Core MediaTek chipset|
|RAM||1GB RAM (declared in box)|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, 2.56 GB user available, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 32 GB|
|Camera||8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, back-illuminated sensor, and LED flash, 2MP front camera (declared in box)|
|Video Capture||Non-HD, to be confirmed, not specified|
|Audio and Video Playback||WAV, AAC, AAC+, MP3, MIDI, AMR, AVI, H.263, 3GP, H.264, MP4 player|
|Ports||microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only, HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Battery||Li-Ion 2500 mAh|
|Uptime||Standby of up to 600 hours, Talk time of up to 10 hours|
|Value-Added Features||Mobile Analog TV, Dual SIM Dual Standby support, Stylus|
|Announcement||In the Philippines: February 2013|
|Price||Official Suggested Retail Price: Php 6,999|