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March 19, 2013

Cherry Mobile Omega HD hands-on

Yesterday, Cherry Mobile announced the Omega HD – a 5-inch smartphone that runs Android Jellybean and a sub Php8K price tag. Let’s take a tour of its hardware features including the tough Dragon Trail glass after the break.

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The Cherry Mobile Omega HD is actually a re-branded i-mobile IQ6 from Thailand. No wonder it feels and looks similar to the Starmobile Crystal which is a re-branded i-mobile IQ2. Found on the front is a large 5-inch 720p display with IPS technology, a 2 megapixel BSI camera, earpiece, light sensor, and three capacitive buttons and microphone at the bottom.

On the left side is the volume rocker and dedicated camera button while n the right is the power/lock button. Right on top are the headset jack and microUSB port. Found at the back are the 12 megapixel BSI AF camera with LED flash, speaker grill, and the removable backplate made of glossy plastic. Overall, the device has a solid build and even though it has a large display it is nice to hold thanks to the glossy backplate and 9mm thin body.

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Perhaps one of the most notable feature of the Omega HD is the Dragon Trail glass which Sony uses on the Xperia Z. Cherry Mobile is confident of the Dragon Trail’s toughness that they issued the Omega HD Challenge, letting us test the display by scratching it with a cutter and jabbing it with knife or corkscrew. Take a look at the video below:

You might have also noticed in the video that the Omega HD’s screen had some water droplets on it. That’s because the Omega HD features a very sensitive and responsive touch display that works even when its wet or when you’re using it with gloves.

The Cherry Mobile Omega HD will be available next month for Php7,999. So who’s getting one?

Cherry Mobile Omega HD announced

33 Responses to “Cherry Mobile Omega HD hands-on”

  1. gabriel07 says:

    gusto ko yan

  2. Smokescreen says:

    Now this one is a keeper. Sana naman enough supply nationwide.

  3. Ryan says:

    if the bench mark are quite good. il get one.

  4. Zy says:

    i don’t know if i saw it correctly, but the phone seems to have a considerable amount of lag (starts at 0:10 of video)

  5. Jessy says:

    SM Crystal or CM Omega HD?! Any Suggestion?:))

  6. POPO says:

    search for the imobile IQ6 in youtube to get an idea of its performance.

  7. rhk111 says:

    4.5k lang ang Antutu Benchmark. I hope they can fix it in time when it goes on sale …

  8. Tabbymon
    Twitter: Tabbymon
    says:

    I hope they also make a quad core version of omega just like the flare 2. =)

  9. Tabbymon
    Twitter: Tabbymon
    says:

    Ayoko n pla nito panget pla haha… Galaxy Note 2 nlng mas mganda p..

  10. zaffron says:

    this would have been better kung ginawa din sia quadcore. Anyway, I’m sure may kasunod na series to. Pansin ko lang, mukang ginaya nia design ng S3. Magkamuka sila eh. Lalo na yung silver lining sa gilid. Hmmmm… Anyway, cherry mobile is improving pero mas bibilib ako sa kanila if in time, they’ll stop rebranding and copying designs. I remember they also had the basic phone model called Z3 which is an absolute clone of Nokia C3. lol. Sana mas gumanda ang overall quality in terms of performance, features, materials and packaging, design and originality. That might take long pero sana in process na. maganda magkaron ng local brand na maging globally acknowledged sa market. It will only happen if they focus on being original with what they do.. Sana gumawa din sila ng single sim..nakakaumay na mga naglalabasang puchu puchung fones sa tabi2 na ganun. I like cherry mobile kaya sana mas magimprove pa sila. Oh, one more thing mas matutuwa ako kung yung mismong parts sa tin manggagaling hindi sa China. I don’t trust the chinese people anymore. lol.

  11. Jecjec29 says:

    Sasabihin q lng oo mas maganda ng ilng beses ang note 2 dito sa CM Omega HD kaso pls don’t compare them dahil low end tong CM Omega HD. Tsaka I never bought local brands phones dahil di ko alam ang quality nito. Kaya di ko macompare kung anu unv mas maganda.

  12. Lynx says:

    hope somebody brings a local version of UMI X2… that would be a monster…

  13. benchmarker says:

    kung 4500++ lang DAW ang benchmark nito. parang may mali ata? ksi sa omega ko 6500++ ang lumalabas nakaka 10 ulit na ko. -_- ewan ko lang po sa iba ha. ^^v

  14. Totoy Bato says:

    Very Impressive. Dragon Trail pa lang at HD screen resolution with 12MP camera BSI. Solb na Solb. Kahit mababa benchmark neto eh di naman sinusukat dun ang Camera at body durability perfomance.. U get the point people?

  15. bazooka says:

    better than starmobile diamond. gonna buy one. :)

  16. luke says:

    Just bought one in SM Cubao. It looks and feels as good as advertised.

  17. Luke says:

    To add to what I posted earlier. I happened to be in SM Cubao and checked the CM dealer there. To my surprise they have some Omega HDs. The sales guy said that 20 units arrived today (only white units).

  18. Oppenheimer says:

    Well, after testing it for two days now, I must say, the display quality is worth the price. The camera though, it’s not that impressive. In my case (and for some early birds who have gotten their OHD), there are annoying dots in the screen which turns to green in a complete-blue-colored screen. Fortunately, there were no dead pixels in my unit. I heard, there were a few buyers who’s units are with dead pixels. Overall, the phone, considering the price is superb, the issues are negligible. Battery life wise, it’s good, but not as good as in Titan. The stock launcher is a bit laggy, I used Apex, it’s smooth…and better. Games, HD ones, are quite good, blood and glory was playable, with a not-so-noticeable lag once in a while. I’d recommend this phone any day – well, at least at the time being.

  19. Oppenheimer says:

    I also tried the scratch test with a fork, the glass is really scratch resistant. The thin bezel is really a plus point. Audio quality is good, with earphones plugged and in loudspeaker mode. front camera is good. The added camera effects…their a plus. I just hope there were freebies like a microsd or case. The plastic back plate is a finger print magnet and the camera is protruded, so you might think of getting a case, for it to lay flat on a surface. I also tried using gloves, it’s working, but it;s completely useless, in my case. Though it adds up to the “dragon trail” advertising. I hope my insights can give you an initial idea and help in deciding whether to get the phone or not.

  20. Salvo says:

    After using android tuner and a few other apps, the battery capacity is registered at 1500 mah only. More and more users are complaining about this issue, and the fast battery discharge rate (which might be caused by the battery capacity). False advertisements? Please look into this cherry mobile.

  21. May gps po ba yan? Answers please?

  22. Patrick star says:

    May panorama po ba yan???.
    Txt me please!????
    09995184724
    09995115807

  23. Dantoy says:

    ASK KO LANG PO….Bakit po walang signal ang Omega HD ko when i enable the 3G and then set it to “WCDMA only”? But if i select GSM/WCDMA (auto-mode), EDGE naman ang signal….For the record, may 3G naman sa area ko….Anyone? Please answer…..Thanks in advance……….Pahabol lang, Battery charging is almost 4 hours daily…!

  24. daniphine badua says:

    hi po i bought my omega HD 2.0 last june but sad to say wala na ito battery i mean hindi na gumagana ang bat ang masaklap wala po ako mabilhan ng bat saan po ba ako pwede mag order tnx

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