Monday, September 17, 2012

Cherry Mobile W100 and Candy TV: Android experience below 4K

Smartphone competition in the local scene is really becoming stiff, with local and foreign manufacturers selling Android phones at aggressive prices. To show that they're not behind the competition, Cherry Mobile has released two Android phones, W100 and Candy TV, at a very low price below PHP 4,000.

Cherry Mobile W100
Cherry Mobile W100 is a smartphone with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It sports a 3.5" IPS HVGA LCD capacitive screen, which is large enough for most users. In addition to that, it is 5-point multitouch. A standard 512MB internal memory is onboard, and it can be expanded via a 32GB microSD card. On the photography department, it has a 3MP rear camera as well as a front camera. Another bonus is the dual-sim capability. For connectivity, it has Wi-Fi and 3G capability. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. And this is all for a very low price of PHP 3,499 only! It's very surprising how Cherry Mobile came to that price tag, knowing that it has lots and lots of features not present on other mobiles at that level.


The next phone, as shown above, is the Cherry Mobile Candy. It has the same 1GHz processor, IPS LCD capacitive screen, 512MB internal memory, and dual-sim capability with W100. The rear camera is at 2MP and a VGA at front. A special plus is the Mobile TV, wherein you can watch free TV channels anytime at your phone! And this again at a surprisingly low price of PHP 3.299

Looks like a good job for Cherry Mobile to pack such features on an Android phones at such very affordable price. Now I wonder what other manufacturers will do. Anyways, to anyone who have this phones, please feel free to make a comment regading your experience with this devices. Thanks!