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CDR King Intros 4 Inch Android Fastphone for Php2,580

JM Balicano February 15, 2013 Previews 16 Comments

CDR King Logo

If you thought you knew who all the local players were in the locally-branded smartphone wars, CDR King is looking to mix things up by introducing a couple of their own. JP Garmay, an admin of a Flare user group that I frequent on Facebook, pointed out an interesting new phone that CDR King had posted on their website, and no, it wasn’t one of those dumbphones they had been forcing down our throats lately. It was a sleek-looking new Android Fastphone that appeared to be a dead-ringer for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.

Check out the CDR King Website for pics of the Android Fastphone!

Some of you might be familiar with how vague CDR King can be when it comes to product spec lists. They might show a really long list of hardware and software features, but in reality, they tend to shroud or hide the really important specs. For example, they might show that this particular CDR King Android Fastphone has a 4 inch WVGA screen, but there’s nothing in the way of actual RAM. There’s a part in the specs that says the internal memory is rated at 1Gb+256Mb though, but what the heck is that supposed to mean?

Anyway, the reason that this phone drew my attention is that when JP Garmay pointed this out to a bunch of us on that Flare group, the specs had originally and specifically specified that it had 2Gb of RAM. For a phone that only retails for Php2,580, that certainly drew our attention. Of course after awhile, the original link for that 4 inch Android Fastphone that JP had posted went dead, and a new one came up in its stead (refer to the source link below), and the new one didn’t make any mention of RAM except for that 1Gb+256Mb part.

4 Inch CDR King Android Fastphone Specs

While the 4 inch CDR King Android Fastphone might look the part of the Galaxy S3 Mini, the specs don’t spell out the same story. The key specs are in bold. You guys be the judge:

  • Sim Cards: Dual Sim Cards(dual standby)
  • Band: Dual Band
  • Network: GSM 850/900Mhz/1800/1900MHz
  • Size: 6.2cm x 11.8cm
  • Display: 4.0″ Touch Screen
  • Resolution: 480*800 pixels
  • Touch Lens: Capacitive Multi-touch Lens
  • Internal Memory: 1GB+256MB (what does this mean?)
  • CPU Frequency: 1.5Ghz (is this for real?)
  • External Memory: Up to 16GB
  • Camera: Dual Camera
    Front 0.3MP/Back 2MP)
  • System: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • With Free 2Gb Micro SD
  • With Wi-Fi Support(802.11 b/g)
  • With built-in speaker
  • With Bluetooth Support
  • With FM Radio Support
  • Audio Support: MP3
  • Video Support: 3GP & MP4
  • Earphone Port: 3.5mm
  • Charge & USB Port: 5pin Micro USB
  • Card Slot: T-Flash (Micro SD Card)
  • Support Multi-Language
  • With Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • Battery: 1380mAh
  • Talk Time: 3hrs to 5hrs
  • Standby Time: 2 Days to 3 Days
  • Price: Php2,580

*The notes in parentheses are my own expressions and opinions.

Souce: JP Garmay / Unofficial Flare Group Admin, CDR King website

About The Author

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://facebook.com Jan Andrie

    totoo po ba yan na 2 thousand lang ice cream sandwich na po …………..
    nakabili po ba kayo nyan

    • http://mobiletechpinoy.com/ JM Balicano

      hindi po ako nakabili eh..

  • Raphael

    “1 GB+256″? I hate to say this but that may only means one thing: 1 GB of internal memory and 256 MB of RAM that’s nothing when you compare that to Flare…

  • Raphael

    “1 GB+256″? I hate to say this but that may only mean one thing: 1 GB of internal memory and 256 MB of RAM. That’s nothing when you compare that to Flare…

    • http://mobiletechpinoy.com/ JM Balicano

      I thought so too, but ICS can’t run on 256mb of RAM. Unless it’s actually GB. Anyway, I’ve never trusted CDR King entirely when it comes to spec lists.

      • http://taragis.com Bon

        Yep, I also wonder how they managed to run the ICS in the 256MB RAM. looking at the specs, it’s so affordable, and might be the cheapest ICS smartphone! BEST BUY?! paging CDR King for review units haha.

        • http://mobiletechpinoy.com/ JM Balicano

          Did you see the first time around they posted this? 2gb RAM daw. Taragis yan! News spread like wildfire on the Flare group that I follow on FB. Good thing they went back and corrected it, but the spec list is still very ambiguous o_O

          • top

            may nakita akong ganyan sa cdrking. mukha namang acceptable itsura un nga lang nasa kaliwa ung volume rocker. post ko ung picts maya

          • http://mobiletechpinoy.com/ JM Balicano

            Can you try and verify the specs and get a hands on? some of the specs don’t make sense kasi. Thanks! Kahit ako, nakita ko din ang phone na yan. Parang S3 mini nga talaga, kso CDR King tatak, hehe.

  • zhelji

    . ahm i plan to buy this phone.. asked ko lng ok lng ba tlga ang phone na ito ? nkkgmit ba ng temple run? or other games? .. ganda kse at first android 4.0 xah ee . .

    • http://mobiletechpinoy.com/ JM Balicano

      I haven’t used this phone before. Honestly, I wouldn’t buy it because some of the specs don’t make sense. Kung totoo nga na 1Gb internal storage + 256MB RAM yan tapos ICS daw, well I can tell you that there is no way you can run ICS on a phone with only 256mb RAM. Better to go with a phone from MyPhone, Cherry Mobile, Torque, or any of the other locally branded phones.

  • Vino

    Pumunta ako sa cdrking para mkta in actual at makalkal ang phone na ito na 1.5ghz na ics,

    this is wat i saw nd exprnce:
    -camera is gud, even at dark, w flash ksi, video is fare, doesnt pixelize.
    -i dnt think its 1.5ghz, mbagal pag scrol, mukang 420mhz lng.
    -and i think its only gingerbread, ksi 1touch lng ang fruit ninja nya, not multi touch.
    -facebook is ok, same sa standard android.
    -wifi, never tried pa.
    -hd/3d games, nevr tried.
    -batry is 1800mah.
    Parang froyo lng sya ng cherry mobile.

    Pro sa 2,580 i think its fare enough. 1yr waranty nmn.

    • http://mobiletechpinoy.com/ JM Balicano

      Hey, thanks for sharing :)

  • zhelji

    ah ok.. my instagram den ba dito ? sa phone na ito ?? hmm

    • http://mobiletechpinoy.com/ JM Balicano

      pwede naman po idownload ang instagram from the official Google Play Store.

  • ken

    im a cdrking arizona user,maganda ang display ng lcd bago ko ito bilhin ay may logo ng Blackberry lcd display pero nagka SOP ito na dapat burahin ,maganda ang display pero pag ginamit mo na ang camera talaga namang may pagka pixelated,ang speaker mas mahina compare sa unang labas ng cherry mobile flare pero ang performance nya ok na ok,narinig ko sa ibang tech na user din na kapareho ng chipset nito ang Galaxy S4 at sinubukan ko rin ang antutu benchmark dito.halos lahat apps for jelly bean ay naiinstall ko kase 4.2 talaga ito