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Cherry Mobile Life 2.0 Price Php 3,299, Specs, Initial Impressions : Most Affordable Quad Core Android Smartphone Currently

Donning an official suggested retail price of only Php 3,299 and now available at all CM Concept Stores, Kiosks, and partner retailers nationwide, Cherry Mobile Life 2.0 is the most affordable Android smartphone powered by a quad core processor as of today.

Considering how tight the competition in the local handset game is, however, I believe we'll only have to wait a few more days before one of CM's main rivals announces something even more affordable. Nonetheless, if you're a budget-conscious consumer who wants to enjoy the benefits of having a phone with a powerful chipset ahead of others, then I guess you'd do well to check out Cherry Mobile Life 2.0 right now.

Cherry Mobile Lite 2.0, Cherry Mobile Android, Cherry Mobile

Design-wise, Cherry Mobile Life 2.0 looks like a shrunk version of Samsung Galaxy S2 from 2011 -- having the same chrome frame but with with a distinguishing thick metallic accent below the display.

Cherry Mobile Lite 2.0, Cherry Mobile Android, Cherry Mobile
The texture of Cherry Mobile Life 2.0's back plate is reminiscent of that of SGS2 and of the first Samsung Galaxy Note N7000, which was my fave daily handset back in 2011 and 2012.

Cherry Mobile Lite 2.0, Cherry Mobile Android, Cherry Mobile

Key technical specifications of Cherry Mobile Life 2.0 include the 4-inch WVGA display, 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash, 0.3 MegaPixel front cam, HD video recorder, Dual SIM Dual Standby capability, and 1,350 mAh battery pack. As for connectivity, it supports WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G HSPA+.

Cherry Mobile Lite 2.0, Cherry Mobile Android, Cherry Mobile

But the highlight of this release is clearly its Quad Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7 and Adreno 302 based Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 processor, which delivers rather snappy and moderately powerful gaming and overall touch experience. This chip is paired with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage that you can expand using the device's microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB.

Cherry Mobile Lite 2.0, Cherry Mobile Android, Cherry Mobile

Off hand, what I like about this release are its price tag, design, and processor. Obviously, the other aspects could be better especially the RAM and the battery size. But hey, it's a Php 3,299 device and for that amount, I don't think any consumer would feel shortchanged in case they'd go with it. Now, if you want slightly better specs, then - by all means - purchase something a tad pricier -- like MyPhone Rio, Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum, or Cherry Mobile Nova 2.

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