Cherry Mobile finally made its official unveiling of the Thunder 2.0, claimed as the cheapest quad-core smartphone to date in our local market. The Cherry Mobile Thunder 2.0 is a 5-inches quad-core Android phone with an SRP of just Php6,299.
The info about the existence of the Cherry Mobile Thunder 2.0 was first leaked some few weeks ago alongside with other devices, and now this quad-core 2.0 line-up from Cherry Mobile is surely coming in our local market.
Here’s the quick look on the specifications of the Cherry Mobile Thunder 2.0:
Cherry Mobile Thunder 2.0 Specs and Features
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- MT6589 Quad Core processor @ 1.2 GHz.
- 5-inches, 854×480 pixels, FWVGA
- Dual SIM / Dual Standby, supports 3G (GSM/UMTS)
- Sensors: Ambient light, Accelerometer, Proximity
- 4GB ROM, microSD – up to 32 GB
- 512MB RAM
- GPS, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth
- 8-megapixels with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera
- 2,100 mAh Li-ion Battery
- Size: 74 × 145 × 9.9 mm.
Stating the obvious, what made this quad-core Android phablet cheap is its 512MB of RAM instead of the 1GB which we are very used to, nowadays and its screen resolution which is really far from the usual HD screens on current 5-inch quad-core devices.
Moreover, the Cherry Mobile Thunder 2.0 is relatively cheaper to the late popular Cherry Mobile Titan W500 while in specs comparison, the Thunder 2.0 seems favorable due to its better processor and latest operating system. Design-wise, it favorably looks good on its rounded cuts.
I noticed that when people found out that it only has 512MB of RAM, they start to say “no way!” already on the Thunder 2.0. No one ever cared about its screen resolution. It seems that people nowadays looks for at least 1GB of RAM at their minimum for their smartphone and doesnt care much of the screen quality.
But take note that Cherry Mobile did tried to give the mass an affordable quad-core smartphone, I think the cost-cutting seems fair enough. The battery capacity isn’t the one compromised for the cost-cutting.
Cant say much with the actual performance of the Thunder 2.0 but since its a quad-core running JB, everything is expected to run swift and smooth. With its PowerVR SGX544 GPU on board as well, gaming isnt a problem. Only the RAM for multi-tasking might be short for those who aren’t really into closing apps they use ever moment and then.
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