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.
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.
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
1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor
Mali 450MP GPU
Expandable 16GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
FM Radio Tuner
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
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.