Cherry Mobile Candy vs. Samsung Galaxy Y : Cheapest Android Phones Specs Fight!

Peterson S. from Metro Manila emailed me this question just this morning:
"[Hello po, Sir TP! Nung una po iniisip ko bumili ng Samsung Galaxy Y dahil mura pero nung nakita ko yung Cherry Mobile Candy sa ibang blog napaisip ko kasi mukhang OK rin at mas mura pa. Ano po ba ang mas maganda sa dalawa?]"

trans. "Hello, Sir TP! At first, I was thinking about buying Samsung Galaxy Y because it's cheap but after seeing Cherry Mobile Candy in another blog, I'm now thinking twice about it because the latter looks OK and is even cheaper. Which of the two is better?"


Hi Peterson! Thanks for the inquiry!

To answer your question and in the spirit of public service, here's TP's Cherry Mobile Candy vs. Samsung Galaxy Y Specs Comparison. (Yes, it is important to stick to straight-forward facts when comparing phones.)

TP Specs Comparison Table: Samsung Galaxy Mini vs. Samsung Galaxy Y
Detail/Feature Cherry Mobile Candy Samsung Galaxy Y

Availability and Price in Philippines Arriving by End of November
Price in Malls - Php 3,699
Now out in the Philippines
Current Price in Malls - Php 5,990
TBA - will most likely be thicker and bigger than SGY 104 x 58 x 11.5 mm
97.5 grams
2.8 inches (~133 ppi pixel density)
240 x 320 pixels,
TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors
- no multi-touch support
3 inches (~133 ppi pixel density)
240 x 320 pixels,
TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Multi-touch input method
- Touch-Sensitive Controls
- TouchWiz User Interface
Operating System Upon Release Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo) Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU416 MHz processor 832 MHz processor
Internal storage 256 MB ROM, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB, ships with 2GB 160 MB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB, ships with 2GB SDcard
Wifi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/, Wi-Fi hotspot Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
3G No Yes, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
MicroSD Yes, Supports up to 32GB Yes, Supports up to 32GB
Camera 1.3 MegaPixels, LED flash (to be confirmed)
Video capture: VGA (to be confirmed)
Secondary camera: No
2 MegaPixels, no flash
Video capture: QVGA 15 frames per second
Secondary camera: No
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Digital Compass No No
EDGE Yes Yes
GPRS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Built-in MicroUSB Port Yes, v2.0 Yes, v2.0
Audio Jack Yes, 3.5mm Yes, 3.5mm
HDMI Port No No
Stereo FM Radio Yes Yes
Games and Apps Yes, via Android Market Yes, via Android Market
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Default Browser - Flash support No (possible via SkyFire Browser) No (possible via SkyFire Browser)
Battery Type TBA Li-Ion 1200 mAh

As expected, Samsung Galaxy Y pretty much slays Cherry Mobile Candy in practically all departments, be it in processor speed, camera specs and most importantly, the type of touchscreen.

Type of touchscreen presents perhaps the biggest difference between the two. Cherry Mobile Candy comes with a plastic Resistive Screen, which requires a slight pressure to elicit a response and doesn't support multi-touch gestures. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Y comes with a glass Capacitive Screen, which needs merely the slightest touch for input and supports multi-touch.

Now, which phone is better? Overall, it's Samsung Galaxy Y -- of course. Clearly.

However, one should also note that Cherry Mobile Candy is also more than Php 2,000 cheaper.

So given these info, which phone are more you likely to get this Yuletide?

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