O+ 8.52 Price Php 5,995, Specs, Features : Unboxing, Packaging and Accessories Check!

O+ became the best-selling handset brand in several gadget stores earlier this year largely because of the outstanding sales of their O+ 8.50 entry-level Android smartphone.

When I had a meeting with our friends from the US-based company last week, they told me that they are quite pleased with the level success that the handset reached. "A lot of buyers are still looking for O+ 8.50 even if it's already a year old and I think it's because consumers know that they are getting a lot more from that release than what they pay for it," shared Fel, O+'s Marketing Manager.

She added, "Mark, we're so excited because we're now finally ready to launch the follow-up that best-seller. I think O+ fans who loved O+ 8.50 will also fall in love with O+ 8.52, which has the same price tag but comes with improved specifications."

As the successor to O+ 8.50, O+ 8.52 - shown in the photo above - has a lot to live up to. But given its very affordable Php 5,995 suggested retail price, its jacked up innards and the various value-added features, I'm sure that will do just as well if not even better than its predecessor.

O+ 8.52, powered by a 1,450 mAh battery pack, comes replete with a 4-inch 480 x 800 pixels IPS LCD, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with its 1 GHz Dual Core MediaTek MTK6577 processor (as opposed to O+ 8.50's single core CPU running ICS), handles multitasking with 512 MB of RAM, has 2 GB of internal storage plus free 4 GB microSD card, flaunts a 5 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash at the back, a secondary VGA front-facing snapper and an 720p HD video recorder, comes with Dual SIM Dual Standby capability, and supports WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity options.

But the one feature that sets O+ 8.52 apart from other Android handsets in its price echelon is the company's very own, patented Air Shuffle technology, which allows the user to take photos, view images, and even to play music tracks without having to touch the smartphone's screen! This innovation utilizes the device's proximity sensor, letting you interact with the handset simply by waving your hand in front of the display. This is particularly useful is you want take photos of yourself using O+ 8.52's 5 MegaPixel main camera since the device - just like most Android phones - doesn't have a physical camera button and needless to say, it's really hard to click on the on-screen shutter key if you're not looking at the display.

Fel and Avs gave me an O+ 8.52 unit to bring home and play with after our meeting, which I'm grateful for. O+ has always been so generous to TechPinas and our community ever since they opened their office in the Philippines and it's something that I'll always remember. Last Monday, I made time to record an unboxing video for you, TP Friends, just to show you O+ 8.52's cool packaging as well as everything that's inside it. I hope you can check it out and share the clip with your friends.

O+ 8.52 is now available at all authorized O+ retailers nationwide. Again, you get this for only Php 5,995, which is already very low for a handset of this calibre. As for the colors, I believe it's available in Black and White.