Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon: The Average Juan’s Lumia

Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon

In case you missed it, Cherry Mobile was featured alongside a number of other budget phone brands from different countries as a key Windows Phone partner. Among the two phones responsible for this little bit of new-found notoriety is the Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon, a Windows Phone 8.1 handset with a 5 inch HD IPS screen that both Cherry Mobile and Microsoft are promising will be upgradeable to Windows 10! What’s even more exciting is that the Alpha Neon is expected to come in for less than Php5k!

The Alpha Neon packs a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 200 processor along with an Adreno 302 GPU and 1GB RAM. The built-in 8GB storage is fairly ample and you get the usual suite of wireless connectivity options all the way up to 3.75G/HSPA+. It even comes in a range of color options: Cyan, Yellow, Red, Lime, and Ivory. Can anyone say, Lumia?

The great thing about the Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon and it’s 6 inch bigger brother is that Windows Phone handsets have typically been more expensive than their Android counterparts. Thanks to this partnership between Cherry Mobile and Microsoft, more people can take advantage of an exciting platform that can run much more smoothly on less powerful hardware thanks to an overall lower price. Of course, the downside is that there aren’t as many apps. Even some of the mainstream favorites like Instagram are still suspiciously missing. Still, there’s usually an app for every need and even if the official app isn’t available in the Windows Store, there’s usually a third party developer who’s made an alternative that will do just fine.

Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon Specs

  • 5″ HD IPS display (720 x 1280 resolution, 294ppi)
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm 8212 Snapdragon 200 quad core processor
  • Adreno 302 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • rear/front cameras: TBA
  • 3.75G/HSPA+
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 2,000mAh battery
  • Color variants: Cyan, Yellow, Red, Lime, and Ivory
  • Price: TBA


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