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February 12, 2014

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 first impressions

Last time around, you guys were able to see how the Cosmos Z2’s engine stacked up against two of the most powerful chipsets to date. But let’s take a step back from all of the octacore hype and see if this smartphone to see if it has the looks to go along with its impressive engine setup.

The first time we laid our eyes on the Cosmos Z2 during its launch, the thing that jumped out at us was the resemblance the phone has with some of the older Sony Xperia smartphones like the Sony Xperia S.

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2

This faint design similarity is mainly attributed to the Cosmos Z2’s rectangular form factor with slightly rounded edges, as well as the thin strip of plastic that runs across the bottom portion of the handset’s chin.

When we laid the phone on its sides, we get to marvel at the Cosmos Z2’s thin waistline which only measures 7.59mm at its thickest. It’s not thinnest handset in the lot, but it’s up there among the ranks of the Xperia Z and the iPhone 5.

Cosmos Z2

The Cosmos Z2 has a relatively straightforward button layout which comprises of the Power button on the top half of its right flank and a pair of buttons for the volume control on the other side. The audio jack is situated at the top, while the USB port is located at the bottom.

Apart from the 18MP rear camera and the adjacent built-in flash, the other major components of the phone are nicely tucked underneath the handset’s removable back cover. This includes the MicroSD card slot, a pair of SIM card slots of different sizes (Micro for SIM2 and Regular for the other) and the Cosmos Z2’s 2000mAh battery pack.

Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 specs:
5-inch fHD IPS OGS display @ 1920×1080 pixels, 440ppi
Dragontrail Glass
1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor
2GB RAM
Mali 450MP GPU
Expandable 16GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
3G/HSPA+
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
FM Radio Tuner
GPS
USB On-The-Go support
18MP BSI rear camera, LED flash
1080p video recording @ 30fps
8MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery
Android 4.2 Jellybean
upgradable to Android KitKat
145 x 69.8 x 7.5mm
SRP: Php12,990

Judging by what we saw, we think that the Cosmos Z2 is, by far, the most handsome smartphone from Cherry Mobile’s stable. We were impressed at how well the handset was put together, not to mention how good it feels in the hands thanks to its slender frame.

Our full review of the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 should be up in a week, so stay tuned for that.

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14 Responses to “Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 first impressions”

  1. Easy E says:

    Sana: mas mataas ang battery capacity, at sana may upgrade sa kitkat. Bakit nga ba hindi naglalabas si CM ng google play edition?

    • bdb says:

      Haha google play edition na CM?local brand lang ang CM there will never be a CM google play edition. Depende nlang pag naka develop cla ng sarili nilang processor at mapansin ito ng google android

    • crackinthewall says:

      Hindi nga makagawa ng sariling phone ang CM, paano pa kaya yan magkakaroon ng GPE? Until the time na kaya na ng local brands natin gumawa ng sariling phone instead of rebranding Chinese and Indian phones, mahirap umasa sa updates. Yung Quadcore Mediatek, hanggang 4.2 na lang yun. Maswerte na kung magka-upgrade tong Z2 sa Kitkat pero malabo na beyond that.

    • wew says:

      LOL CM GPE HAHAHA

    • Medyo Bad Boy says:

      Kung maganda phone, magenjoy ka sa phone mo

      Kung wala kang pambili at nanglalalit ka lang kse feeling mo makakahanap ka ng kakampi sa pagiging mahirap mo e ulul ka!

      Wag na kayo magreklamo, 13k? gusto mo kaseng ganda ng note 3? gago ka ba?

    • dags says:

      I went to the CM Cosmos Z2 launch event and it’s being said there that the Android KitKat update will come at around March or April. Of course, the KitKat update won’t sport a stock Android look.

    • wew says:

      @dags wag ka maniniwala dun haha andami pa ngang malalaking brands na wala pang jellybean tas cm sa march or april na?HAHAHA

  2. roiji
    Twitter: roiji
    says:

    Wow 13k lang! Ayos to for watching videos.
    Sayang nga lang maliit yung battery capacity.. At hindi LTE.. Choosy pa… Hahaha

  3. Jeron Teng says:

    Ni walang mabilhan nga ng unit. Anu ba yan…

  4. awts says:

    di ata nagbayad ng pangpadulas ang thl sa yugatech kaya walang reviews sa mga smartphones nila. magkano kaya singil ng yugatech sa mga smartphones company para ma reviews mga produkto nila?

  5. Medyo Bad Boy says:

    the top tech phil sites like yugateh, noypigeeks, rappler, techpinas: hey guys! your slow in reviewing this unit. what’s keeping you??? all of you promise one week after your initial review. What happend?

  6. Hoooreeey says:

    Hmmm sa mga nasa ko ok tong phone not, msyado pang mareklamo yung iba ehh sa presto nman wla nkang karaptan magreklamo hahaha… Hsdpa+ na dn nmn kaya ok n dn to

  7. Joseph Espano says:

    Nawala na ung kitkat update ni Z2… Anu ba yan

  8. Michael Mendez says:

    Patiently waited for a Kitkat update… Wala, sana hindi nalang ako umasa.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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