Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cherry Mobile Omega HD: Beyond Expectations - Out on April!

Cherry Mobile Flame 2.0 and Cherry Mobile Omega HD
Cherry Mobile Omega HD was one of the anticipated phone last Monday as it was press released that the phone would be due to release on Monday.  It is set to be released on April with no specific dates yet.  Omega HD was far off the specs of the first released Cherry Mobile Omega months ago.  And a lot of people now are excited to get hold of this device.  Cherry Mobile Omega HD is priced at Php 7,999 only.  With all of the new and exciting features of this device, like the bragged Dragon Trail Glass, which according to some, more advance with the Gorilla Glass of the other brands in the market, and with the high specifications on the way, we can say so far that this is a powerful phone to own.  Not to spoil the moment guys but this is NOT a quad-core phone as expected.  Omega HD is only running on a Dual-core chip.  So here are the specifics of the said phone below.

Cherry Mobile Omega HD specifications:

  • Android 4.1.1 Jellybean
  • 1GHz Dual-core MediaTEK CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage 
  • Expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 5-inch IPS Capacitive Touchscreen - 1280×720 resolution (HD)
  • Scratch-resistant Dragon Trail Glass Technology
  • 12.0-Megapixels rear-facing camera with BSI and LED Flash
  • Can record video 720p at 30 fps
  • 2.0-Megapixels front-facing camera with BSI
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • GPS
  • 3G
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery Capacity:  2,100 mAh battery
  • Comes in Black or White
  • Suggested Retail Price:  Php 7,999

Physical Appearance and Screen Quality:  Higher Notch than the First One
Cherry Mobile Omega HD Back View
Cherry Mobile Omega HD has a 5-inch screen which makes it more of a phablet feel than your typical mobile phone - very good for multimedia viewing like YouTube and the like.  Omega HD has a glossy finish which is very common to phones nowadays especially to Samsung units.  It has a very solid feel but despite of that, it has a lighter weight as compared to the first Cherry Mobile Omega that was released months ago.  Aside from the physical development of this device, the scree quality was also upgraded from the first generation Omega, making this an HD capable display at 1280x780 pixels.  The screens background black was really an improvement as well.  It is more defined in this device.

CM Omega HD Quality Background

Tougher Smartphone:  Dragon Trail Glass Technology

Most of the people from the event was quite amazed because Cherry Mobile came-up with the testing area for this feature.  So it is like "Scratch the Omega HD all-you-want!".  It mainly promotes screen durability from the normal wear and tear once you place it on your pockets with coins, keys and other metal stuffs that you normally go with your phone.  There are some people who are claiming that this is a better than the Gorilla Glass Technology by other phones.  Well as for the actual show, we can see that this is really tough enough!

Swiss Knife?! Why would you do that to your phone?! =)
Ballpens and Coins:  The usual sniper in one's pocket together with the phone

Camera and Video Functions:  Pretty Amazing for Low Light Situations

Cherry Mobile Omega HD camera was really a plus factor on this product.  Having a 12.0-Megapixel Rear Camera with BSI and LED Flash rolled into one was really THE THING!  This goes out to the camera porn in you.  For those who are not familiar with BSI or the Back Illuminated Sensor, this improves the quality of the picture or video in terms of low light conditions.  Well the pioneer of this kind of feature was Sony wayback 2009.  Then HTC Evo 4G came and this one also became a selling point of Apple iPhone 4.

Video recording was also amazing for a phone with this price since it can give you 30 frames per second all throughout at 720p quality.

Benchmarks:  Needs to be Improved

So far, Omega HD gave us a very promising benchmark, though it can still be improved further before the release this coming April.  They are still having some adjustments on this part so let us not give violent reactions so far.  The AnTuTu Benchmark 3.2.1 gave us only 4497 which is quite low as compare to Cherry Mobile Flame 2.0's 10790.

AnTuTu Benchmark

While on the other hand, the Quadrant Standard gave us 2720, which is lower than HTC One X and Asus Transformer Prime.

Quadrant Standard
Let us just cross our fingers for this one this coming April.

Gameplay:  Smooth so far

Cherry Mobile Omega HD so far has a good interface especially for the never ending Temple Run 2.  No lags were encountered but overall we cannot still give a full impression on this one not until we have the actual marketed phone on our hands.  So watch out for that!

Overall Verdict:  Promising One and Worth a Try

Cherry Mobile Omega HD has the makings of a perfect phone.  Except for some who are expecting that this would be a quad-core one.  With all of the features stated and the interface so far, we can say that it is worth your money.  We just have to watch out for review first before buying since the benchmarks so far is quite an average, but of course, we cannot still judge from here on.  I know for a fact that they will still make changes and further improvements on this phone before they release it in the market on April 2013.

So just hang there and I will give you some more when April comes!

Photo Credits:  Cherry Mobile


  1. really great stuff it is! but expectation for company about great result prove itself in front of indian people.

  2. That is so true. Product wise - you get what you pay for. The products are cheap but most of the time the problem are the service centers.