The Cherry Mobile Titan aka Cherry Mobile W500 is a 5-inch dual-core Android phone from Cherry Mobile which was launched at the recent Cherry Mobile Flare-up Event. We are present on the event, and I managed to personally play with this phone in my own hands.
Check out our impressions and short hands-on review of this CM Titan W500, accompanied with the specs and a couple of actual pictures of this latest 5-inch Android device from CM.
Short, the Cherry Mobile Titan is a 5-inch Android ICS phone, with dual-core processor and is cheaply priced at just Php6,499. It is however a re-branded Konka W990; and I do not know how did Cherry Mobile be able to come up with that very competitive price tag.
Cherry Mobile Titan Specs and Features
Listed below is a shortlist of the CherryMobile Titan W500 specifications and features.
Cherry Mobile Titan / Konka W990
- 1GHz dual-core MT6577 CPU
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- PowerVR SGX531 GPU
- WVGA (480×800 pixels)
- capacitive display
- RAM: 512MB
- 4GB of internal storage / microSD up to 32GB
- 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash
- 720p HD video recording
- VGA (0.3MP) front camera
- Bluetooth with EDR & A2DP
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi hotspot
- microUSB 2.0
- Dual SIM/ Dual Standby
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 900/1800/1900 MHz
- WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+: 2100MHz
Other features: GPS with A-GPS support, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, FM radio with 3.5 mm Audio Jack
Battery: 2,350mAh Li-on battery
Dimension: 143 x 77.4 x 10.5mm
Cherry Mobile Titan Specs Review
Well then, let’s review the specs of the Cherry Mobile W500. First up, this phone is again a re-branded Konka W990. Same specs and looks, only difference is the logo branding. The Konka W990 is being sold for a relatively high price tag on online Chinese gadgets shops. This Chinese unit is new and I think it didnt become popular on its first market.
I just cant believe how this phone was cheaply priced at just Php6.5k here in the Philippines, very cheap for a MT6577 3G device with 5-inch screen compared to online Chinese websites that are selling related electronic goods.
The Cherry Mobile Titan sports a dual-core MediaTek MT6577 CPU that is clocked at 1GHz. It runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box. Matched with its CPU is a PowerVR SGX531 GPU. Knowing these specs, you’re pretty sure that this 5-inch thing can play HD games at ease.
The screen is a 5.0-inch capacitive LCD, it is pretty smaller than the Galaxy Note but bigger than the S3. However, the big downer here is its WVGA resolution that just have 480×800 pixels which results a very low pixel density with that wide 5-inch screen. If you still have a very good set of eyes and is used to clearer screens with high pixels density counts, you can notice the bits of pixels on the screen. That might explain why it is possible for the CM W500 to have that competitively low pricing.
The Titan have a 512MB of RAM which is just sufficient enough for a seamless multi-tasking with ICS. It has a 4GB of ROM which just yields 2.x GB of usable internal storage but it is still expandable with a microSD up to 32GB. So no complaints here with its memory chips.
It has a 5 megapixels main snapper, with AF and LED flash already. It also has a VGA front-camera, obviously not the highest camera hardware a MT6577 phone can support. Skype and other video calling methods is possible with this, as we had already proven that on MT6575 phones (single core predecessor).
Other stuff, what you can see on a Chinese Android device. Its a dual-SIM phone, and also have 3G/WCDMA support. Its 2,350mAh battery is also an asset.
What I personally like about this phone:
- fast and powerful system
- promise of a long battery life from a single charge
- has 3G
- decently cheap price
However, there are still some stuff it missed:
- screen display quality is not that good
- a bit heavier
- better off at an 8MP snapper
Overall, its a decent phone already if you are looking for a cheap yet fast phone with a bigger screen than those 4.x inches out there. The Cherry Mobile Titan is already available in the market, not sure if its nationwide already as of this posting time.
Cherry Mobile Titan Pictures
Guys, just excuse me for the crappy quality of photos I just managed to come up. I wasnt able to chance on a decent lighting moment during the night event, plus I just used my phone’s camera to shoot those.
BTW, here’s some screen snaps of the Cherry Mobile Titan for your appreciation:
We’ll update you guys if we will be able to have a unit for an in-house review of the Cherry Mobile Titan so we can tell you more about this phone. But right now, it makes me wonder on how will myPhone stack up with this entry of Cherry Mobile; could it be the myPhone A919? Well see.
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