It’s about that time of year for Cherry Mobile to start refreshing their smartphone lineup and it looks like they’re starting with the new Aqua S10 Pro. The Cherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro has been teased on their Facebook page for quite some time now. With this announcement, let’s see if it’s worth the hype.
Cherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro Specs
- 6.67″ Full HD+ TrueView Punch-hole display
- MediaTek Helio G90 chipset
- Android 11
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
- expandable up to 256MB via micro SD
- Quadruple camera setup with LED flash
- 48MP main
- 5mp wide
- 2mp depth sensor
- 2mp macro
- 16MP front camera
- 5,000mAh battery
- 30W Pump Express 2.0 fast charging
- 10W wireless charging
- Fingerprint sensor
- Price: Php7,999
In terms of design, it seems they’ve reverted back to a smarter and safer silver gray neutral. It sports a larger screen than we’ve seen from either the Aqua S9 Max or Aqua S9 Infinity. The rounded corners and edges should make it easier to hold though.
Specs-wise, its Helio G90 chipset actually places it below the Aqua S9 Max in terms of power, though its 6GB (vs the Max’s 4GB) of RAM means it’s better in terms of multitasking.
The cameras are on par with the competition these days, and at a sweet price point too. The 48MP primary camera is nice, but the 5mp wide angle camera could have used better resolution. I don’t expect much from the 2MP macro camera, but then I haven’t seen the competition do better at this price point.
It’s a bit disappointing that it doesn’t come with 5G though. Also, the fingerprint sensor placement is a bit dated considering some budget phones now feature them integrated into the power/lock button on the side. Though there’s a good chance we might see those features on a more premium upcoming handset in the near future.
So what do you guys think? Would you get the Aqua S10 Pro now or wait for a better handset with 5G? The Aqua S10 Pro is now available at Cherry Mobile stores, kiosks, and concept stores nationwide. You can also get them via the following online stores.