Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Last month, CM released a new Android phone – the Cherry Mobile Hyper, which packs a 5-inch display & a 5 megapixel camera together with the other goodies for just Php5k. We have one now up for hands-on, so let’s see how it fares up.
Taking the phone out of the box, it felt huge and bulky. It was quite thick and was barely tapered on the sides, and the 5-inch display didn’t help in making the handling much easier.
However, we have to say that the design employed by the Hyper is refreshing as it engages in two color tones – black covered in glass on the front and white plastic on the rest.
Found on the top left part of the phone is the power button alongside the place for the 3.5mm audio jack and the micro USB port, and on the right side of the phone is what seems to be the secondary microphone and the volume rocker; there is nothing found on both the bottom and the left side of the phone.
We put the phone under the pressure of benchmark tests and here is what we have.
- Antutu – 5,924
- Quadrant – 2,945
- Nenamark 2 – 32.3fps
So far, it looks like a decent deal from Cherry Mobile. The Hyper seems like a solid phone all-around, but we have yet to go further in detail with it.
Cherry Mobile Hyper specs:
5-inch 800×480 capacitive display (187ppi)
1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8625 Snapdragon processor
Adreno 203 GPU
4GB internal storage
microSD up to 32GB
GPS w/ a-GPS support
5MP AF camera w/LED flash
720p@30fps HD video
VGA front-facing camera
Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery
The Cherry Mobile Hyper is out for Php4,990 if you are interested. We’ll be posting a full review soon, so stay tuned.