Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime 5 Price is Php 3,999 : Runs Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile OS

Tired of smartphones running Android or iOS? Want to try something different?
Are you a 'rebel' gadget enthusiast who hates following the status quo or joining the bandwagon?

If your answer to those questions is a resounding 'Yes', then I'm sure that the freshly launched Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime 5 running Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile operating system would capture your fancy.

Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime 5

Now available at all Cherry Mobile concept stores, kiosks, and authorized retail partners for just Php 3,999, Alpha Prime 5 is a budget-friendly handset that can provide daring consumers with an immersive introduction into the interesting world of 'Windows Phone'.

In terms of looks, CM Alpha Prime 5 flaunts a rather serious design language with an air of corporate sophistication provided by the shiny, chrome-plated rim. The shell is predominantly made of polycarbonate with the back plate having a non-glossy finish.

Specs-wise, the device is equipped with a 5-inch HD IPS display panel, an 8 MegaPixel main camera with LED flash at the back, a 2 MP front cam for selfies, Full HD video recorder, Dual SIM Dual Standby capability, and 4G LTE connectivity support.

Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime 5

At its heart, this model is powered by a 1.1 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 210 processor, has 1GB of RAM for multitasking, and comes with 8GB of expandable storage. This set is fairly decent considering Alpha Prime 5's the very affordable price tag.

Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime 5

Some of the key features of Windows 10 Mobile include:

1. Continuum, which lets you connect the smartphone to a second screen, like a TV or a monitor, and use it as PC! Simply connect a mouse and keyboard to use your handset as you would when you use your PC while leaving your smartphone screen free to use as you always do.

2. Cortana, your personal virtual assistant, keeps tabs on your schedule, interests, and reminders. You can even ask her to send texts to your friends or tell you a joke.

3. Microsoft Edge web-browser gives you new and faster ways to find stuff, save your favorite articles for later in your reading list, and read them in the uncluttered reading view.

One criticism of Microsoft Windows 10 OS for Mobile is that it doesn't have as many games and applications in its marketplace compared to Android and iOS platforms. However, most of the essential apps including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and MS Office pack are supported.

That said, I guess if you love downloading lots of games and applications on your daily driver, you'd do well to just get an Android smartphone from Cherry Mobile. But if you're a big Microsoft fan or if you're the type of mobile user who loves to take a chance on the 'new' and 'different', I reckon you'd find this release quite attractive.