As great the Windows Phone experience is, you’d be surprised at just how snappy it can run on relatively low specs. The recently launched Cherry Mobile Alpha Luxe demonstrated exactly that. The all new Windows phone from Cherry Mobile features a 5 inch HD IPS display and runs on a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 quad core processor and 1GB RAM. Yet navigating through the UI and executing apps is a breeze.
The phone itself is quite understated. It features a glossy patterned finish that attracts fingerprints like nothing else.
Guess who else is using the same OEM, although this one features a pleather finish.
The Alpha Luxe achieves a slim-looking profile that’s enhanced by the silver strip that runs along the edges. Here on the left side of the device, you’ll find the volume rocker.
On the right is the power/lock button.
On top are the 3.5mm headset jack and the micro USB port.
There aren’t any hardware controls on the bottom, although there’s a small notch for prying off the battery cover over on the corner.
Despite its Php4,999 price tag, performance definitely didn’t feel like it belonged in the sub-Php5k price point. I was able to bring home a review unit so watch out for that a few weeks from now 🙂