Saturday, December 15, 2018

Cherry Mobile Titan TV: Mother of Budget Phablets

Update: Check out the full Cherry Mobile Titan TV Review here!

Update: Cherry Mobile Titan TV Box Leaked! Check it out >>here<<!

This year looks to be the year of the phablet, with many flagship phones from major manufacturers coming in with 5 inch screens or larger, but just how big is stretching it? Apparently, Cherry Mobile plans to answer that question by introducing us to a phone of epic proportions. Ladies and gentlemen, if you thought the 5 inch Titan was the absolute limit for you, you should meet the epic Cherry Mobile Titan TV.

Cherry Mobile Titan TV

Thanks to Edriangelo Doctolero Paule, a member of a Flare user group that I follow on Facebook, I recently learned of a new wave of phones that Chery Mobile plans to release to the market pretty soon. There’s the 4 inch Burst and the 4.5 inch Thunder, but the one that really intrigue’s me is the gigantic 6 inch Cherry Mobile Titan TV. Yes, it has a screen that will quickly lend itself to pleasurable content consumption for things like reading eBooks, playing games and watching movies, but will a 6 inch phone still be easy to use as a phone?

Anyway, the specs of the Cherry Mobile Titan TV look to be decent enough, although they still follow the the cookie cutter trend of sporting a 1GHz dual core CPU, 4Gb ROM and ICS 4.0 out of the box. The WVGA resolution is a bit of a downer as pixellation will be obvious if you look closely enough, but at 6 inches, this is a phone you’ll be holding it much further from your face than you would a typical phone so it won’t be that bad. It does have an 8mp primary camera that a lot of amateur shutterbugs will appreciate, but I’ll reserve judgement on just how good it is until I’ve seen some sample shots. The front-facing camera isn’t bad as well, being a 2mp unit. Love taking self shots and regularly changing your profile pic? Then the Cherry Mobile Titan TV could be for you.

At 6 inches, I imagine the Cherry Mobile Titan TV will best be used as a portable entertainment device, with phone functions being secondary. And if you find that your media collection is boring you, it will even allow you to watch live TV on the go. I usually look at the TV function on a lot of China phones as merely a novelty feature since the screens have typically been too small to enjoy, but on the Titan TV, that perception might change. It would also be amusing to see someone whip their Titan TV out and pull out the antenna while riding a jeepney or LRT to watch their favorite teleserye.

There’s no news yet as to when the Cherry Mobile Titan TV will hit the market. Edriangelo took the shots from a yet to be released flyer so it should be out pretty soon along with the Burst and Thunder. However, it will be priced at an affordable Php6,999, so if you’re looking for the biggest mother of a phone you can find, then the Titan TV is worth waiting for. Thanks Edriangelo! 🙂

Update: The OEM device for the Titan TV is likely the Karbonn A30. Check out the specs on GSMArena. The screen of the A30 measures 5.9 inches, not 6 inches, so I’ve adjusted the PPI figures below to reflect this. The Karbonn A30 doesn’t have a built-in T so I’ve updated the specs again to reflect this.

Cherry Mobile Titan TV Specs as We Know Them

  • 6 inch WVGA (480 x 800 resolution, 155PPI) capacitive display
  • Android 4.0 ICS
  • 1GHz dual core CPU
  • 4Gb ROM, expandable up to 32Gb via MicroSD
  • 1Gb RAM
  • 8mp rear-facing camera with flash, 2mp front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • 3G mobile data
  • 2,500mAh battery
  • Mobile TV
  • SRP: Php6,999


About The Author

Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.