Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0: scratch-resistant 5.7" quad-core Android Jellybean phone for PHP 9,499

Cherry Mobile has again released a new Android 'phablet' that might be a good choice for those who are on the lookout for sub-10k Android phones with a large screen and a quad-core processor. I'm talking about the Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0, Blaze's successor, which now packs a large scratch resistant 5.7" screen, a quad-core processor, and is running on the latest version of Android, 4.2 Jellybean, all for PHP9,499. Below are the full specs and my overview:

Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 specs and price:
5.7" HD IPS capacitive touchscreen, 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
Asahi scratch-resistant glass protection
1.2GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6589 processor
PowerVR SG544MP
4GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card)
12MP rear AF camera with BSI (backside illumination) and dual-LED flash
3MP front camera with BSI
Bluetooth/WiFi/3G connectivity
microUSB port
stereo FM Radio
dual-sim capability
Android 4.2 Jellybean
2500 mAh Li-Ion battery
Price: PHP 9,499

The Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 is available now in black and white colors. If you have this device, please share us your experience using it through the comments section below.

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Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 Specs overview

Another good buy from Cherry Mobile, the Blaze 2.0 packs an impressively large screen with scratch resistant protection (Asahi glass is equivalent to Gorilla Glass and Dragon Trail glass). Now you don't have to worry when putting it in your pockets without a case in it. The powerful processor should be great in most applications and HD games as well, and multitasking won't be a hassle, as it is paired with a gig of RAM.

On the camera side, the 12MP front camera will surely deliver clear and crisp photos even at night, thanks to the BSI technology in it plus the dual LED flash. Video chats would be great as well with the 3MP camera with BSI feature also.

As it's running on the latest version of Android, 4.2 Jellybean, you're sure you're not getting left behind on what the OS can offer.

The battery should last a day or less depending on the usage, considering the large screen and the power-hungry processor.

Overall, the Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 is a great and affordable device with specs you can't get on other brands for less that 10k.