Cloudfone Thrill 450q, out now at all Cloudfone kiosks and authorized retailers nationwide, officially supersedes the best-selling Cloudfone Thrill 430x as the local electronics company's new flagship Android smartphone.
Priced at Php 8,999, Cloudfone Thrill 450q - on its own* - can't really match the legendary uptime and extended battery life of its predecessor -- but it does have several things about it that will tell you that its the more premium release.
If anything, its imaging capabilities - headlined by the 12 MegaPixel main camera with LED flash and BSI sensor and the 3 MegaPixel front-facing cam - are far superior to the 8 MP non-BSI back camera and 0.3 front cam of the 430x. Likewise, 450q flaunts a larger 4.5-inch IPS display versus the 4.3-inch Sharp ASG screen of the previous release -- albeit both have the same qHD resolution.
But what makes Cloudfone Thrill 450q a true top-of-the-line release are its stellar innards - comprised of a 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A5 based Qualcomm MSM 8225Q chipset and 1 GB of RAM - which, while not as powerful as the MTK6589 plus 1 GB of RAM combo in other local releases, are nonetheless good enough to deliver a smooth and enjoyable mobile experience as reflected in the phone's rather high Antutu Benchmark Test Score of 10,802.
Looks-wise, 450q features a slim yet solid construction and a slick design identity highlighted by the glossy black case and the smooth curves. Below the display, you will find this design accent - a translucent strip - which illuminates in various hues whenever you get notifications.
This is what Cloudfone Thrill 450q's box looks like.
Lifting the cover, you will find the handset itself, the earphones, charger, microUSB connector cable, warranty card, user manual, and a free, easily pocketable 4,400 mAh *power bank wrapped in aluminum, which you can use to bring Cloudfone Thrill 450q's uptime closer to what 430x delivers.
Off hand, I'm really loving this release. Honestly, most of my daily phones now are already in the phablet category in terms of size so using this 4.5-inch smartphone, which gives me the same buttery smooth touch response and an almost similar powerhouse performance, isn't only refreshing but also reminds me that bigger - while it appears to be the trend these days - isn't always better.
|Name||Cloudfone Thrill 450q|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Price Category||Midrange (Flagship Level)|
|Dimensions||131.1 x 66.5 x 9.0 mm|
|Operating System||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|Display||4.5 inches, 960 x 540 pixels (~245 ppi pixel density), IPS OGS display, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A5 CPU, Adreno 230 GPU, Qualcomm MSM 8225Q chipset|
|RAM||1 GB RAM|
|Internal Storage||4 GB options, expandable via microSD card slot|
|Camera||12 MegaPixels, autofocus, LED flash and BSI sensor, Front: 3 MegaPixels front camera non-BSI|
|Video Capture||720p HD, TBD for front camera|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4 / DivX / Xvid / FLV / MKV / H.264 / H.263 / MP3 / WAV / eAAC+ / Flac|
|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, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|SIM Card Type||microSIM and Mini SIM (Regular)|
|Battery||1800 mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Uptime||200 hours Standby, 5 hours of Talktime|
|Value-Added Features||Dual SIM Dual Standby, ships with 4,400 mAh Cloudfone Power Bank, LED light indicator for notifications|
|Price||Official SRP: Php 8,999|