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Cherry Mobile Omega HD Gets Officially Launched

JM Balicano March 18, 2013 Press Events, Previews 33 Comments

Cherry Mobile Omega HD

Things are looking good for Cherry Mobile as they continue to bring smartphones with mid-high end specs at budget prices. This has been key to their success as of late, especially with most of us Pinoy consumers being so price sensitive. Now, they are bringing a new and compelling option that many smartphone buyers will likely have on their lists in the months to come. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Cherry Mobile Omega HD!

True to its name, the Cherry Mobile Omega HD sports a 5 inch HD screen, and the good news is that it’s an IPS panel with Dragontrail Glass Technology. So you’ll be able to enjoy sharp images with accurate and rich colors that can be viewed from virtually any angle. Oh, and it’s scratch-proof too!

The Cherry Mobile Omega HD is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor with 1Gb of RAM to go with 4Gb of internal storage. It will also launch with Jelly Bean, which adds a few more refinements and functionality to ICS, the most notable being richer notifications, Google Now and Project Butter optimizations.

Cherry Mobile even tops the cake by including a high end 12mp primary camera to go along with a 2mp front-facing shooter. And it’s no ordinary sensor on those front and back shooters. They have BSI (Backside Illuminated) sensors, which performs much better, especially in lower light conditions.

Certainly not a bad offering if you’re looking to get the most for your moolah. In fact, it’s one of the best bang for buck smartphones that you’ll be getting at Php7,999, putting offerings from other local brands to shame. Still, it’s more expensive than your typical locally branded smartphone, so don’t expect it to sell as well as the Cherry Mobile Flare did back then.

Cherry Mobile Omega HD Rear View 2

Cherry Mobile Omega HD Specs

  • JellyBean
  • 1Ghz dual core CPU
  • 5″ hd IPS screen
  • Dragon trail glass
  • 12Mp cam, 2mp front
  • Dual sim
  • Wifi b/g/n
  • 3G/ bluetooth/gps
  • 1Gb ram
  • 4Gb internal, expandable up to 32gb
  • 2,100mAh battery
  • Price: Php7,999

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The first phone I fell in love with was the humble Samsung Star. It was technically just a feature phone at the time, but it's functionality and user-friendly UI would often deceive me into believing I was in control of something much more powerful than its price tag would indicate. These days, it's the Galaxy Note that I play around with, but there's still a lot of tech that I can't afford. Boy, do I wish I had an unlimited bank account..

  • http://www.facebook.com/ferdinand.marte Ferdinand Marte

    Oh man, if this came out last December 2012, there’s a 50/50 chance I’ll buy it. 50/50 because 8K is a lot of cash. 50/50 because the specs are way above the current crop. Oh well, i’ll pass this one, but whatever Full HD, Quad, 2GB that CM outs come December 2013 will get my attention & cash.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190651792 Jm Balicano

      Truth is, that isn’t far off from happening. Heck, China is already churning out Full HD phones for cheap! It’s only a matter of time :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/ferdinand.marte Ferdinand Marte

        101% agree on that one. That’s why i’m holding out. I just can’t upgrade to the latest model that comes out, no matter how better or cheaper it is. Still, looking forward to your review of O-HD, i’m sure reading it will make my day.

  • Dana Gee

    Hi JM! Is this now available in local stores? Any plans of making a full review? :D

    I’ve been out of luck trying to get a Blaze btw. With all these new models out, I’m starting to think there might be something better out there. My budget’s around 4-7k, would you still recommend the Blaze compared to the others? Or should I just wait and shell out for the Omega HD? Thoughts please? :) Thanks!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190651792 Jm Balicano

      Hi Dana! The Omega HD is worth waiting for. I won a unit and I’ll be receiving it in a week so I’ll be able to make a full review. It’ll be available by April. Ganda ng screen and build quality. Even if it has a 5 inch screen, the body itself is very light and slim. Parang Blaze lang ang laki! I can’t stop gushing over it, haha. 8k nga lang, so it’s up to you if it’s worth it. Look out for my hands on preview later today or tomorrow, then the full review in a couple of weeks. Nice hearing from you again :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/ferdinand.marte Ferdinand Marte

      Dana, go for this Omega HD. Even though Blaze is cheaper & quite capable, the HD is better in every aspect/respect. Spending that extra 1.5K will be worth it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/khristian08 Khristian Paran Tolentino

      Go for Flame 2.0 :)

  • Ben

    They alwasy forget to mention battery capacity which is considered one of the most important specs of a phone..so sad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190651792 Jm Balicano

      It’s a 2100mah battery. I’ll update this post as soon as I get back home. Sorry for the oversight and thanks for pointing it out :)

  • Alvin

    Is it Available?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190651792 Jm Balicano

      It will become available sometime in April along with the Flame 2.0

  • Den

    Aabangan ko po yung review niyo :)) Aabangan ko rin kung maganda maganda ang quality ng camera :) God bless sir :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190651792 Jm Balicano

      Thanks Den! :)

      • Den

        Kelan po kayo magpopost ng review about CM Omega HD? :)

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190651792 Jm Balicano

          Next Friday pa po kme makaka-receive ng unit from CM. Review should follow in a week or two depende sa workload ko, hehe.

  • tawiwing

    kailan po ba release nitong phone na to ? ask lng po :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/howard.bacayana Howard Bryan Bacayana

    cant wait for this phone, im already totally satisfied with my CM Blaze as of the moment kac decent din yung performance nya pwera nalang sa battery na sobrang bitin (3X a day charging ako at average) cant w8 for your full review : )

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190651792 Jm Balicano

      Hey, thanks man. Sana itext na ako ng CM, hindi ko pa nakukuha unit ko :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/howard.bacayana Howard Bryan Bacayana

      hi Jm just bought my unit last night superrrrrrrrrr impressed ako. very noticeable ung side bezel nya na sobral nipis. hats off ako sa CM sa unit na to. kung may mapapalabas silang quad core na version nito mas hanep pa

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190651792 Jm Balicano

        yep, i just got mine yesterday as well. bezel talaga ang unang mapapansin right after the screen itself, hehe. pang high end flagship ang build quality :) looking forward to how the other local brands will react. starmobile already has the diamond out, sana may mga sumunod pa na magaganda din tulad ng Diamond and OHD :)

  • sarged2

    Paano meron na yan sa sulit? Ibig sabihin released na to? Saan kaya guys mas mainam pagbili nito?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190651792 Jm Balicano

      nauna kasi magbenta ang CM north edsa kaya may makikita na kayong nagtitinda na din sa sulit. other sellers, sa april pa sila magrerelease ng stocks.

      • sarged2

        Thanks. I’m thinking to buy A919 now. May nakita ko sa 5,999 nagbebenta yon. Halos pareho kasi sila except yun camera lang, pati RAM na hidndi ko magagamit. May noise reduction pa yun MyPhone. Sa tingin nyo, what do you think?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190651792 Jm Balicano

          Php5,999 is not a bad deal kaso take note na last year’s specs na po yan. If that isn’t an issue then go for it. Maganda naman ang build quality nya.

        • Reginald Uy

          Hi Sarged, as someone who has an a919, I would stick to cherry phones. mapapansin mo na less fluid ang UI ng myphone a919 compared to cherry-i have the blaze. also, personally, mas nagagandahan ako sa build ng CM. just my 0.02 :)

  • Ronald Olimpo

    I planned to buy huawei y300 what you had posted last time! huawei is well known chinese brand and I do have Ideos X2 and ascend y200d, one thing that bothers me compare the cherry omega HD, though they said that these are the specs, but i doubt if the said omega hd will function well. 12mpx but mybe the result is quite low than 12mpx quality. My officemates bought flare, titan and cruze. im dissappointed with the screen and camera as well…

  • Ronald Olimpo

    btw guys pls post also reviews about huawei y300…I’d been waiting on that phone to be available in our area.

  • Ronald Olimpo

    Sir JM pls post reviews of y300 so that we may know which smartphones to buy! thaks again

  • cam

    which is better CM flame 2.0 or this CM omega hd? thanks

  • mathias martiney

    Does it have google now .. pls reply back :-) :-) :-)

    • JMBalicano

      Yes, it’s preinstalled :)

  • techie

    tanong ko lang which is better Omega HD o Skyfire 2.0?please reply

    • JMBalicano

      If screen and camera quality are your priorities, go for the OHD. If gaming and overall performance is your preference, go for the Skyfire 2.0.