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May 17, 2014

Cherry Mobile Omega Infinity Review

We have already covered a lot about Cherry Mobile‘s newest flagship phone, the Omega Infinity. We have compared it to its competitors and have even published a quick review already. Now it receives our detailed review treatment, so read on our full Cherry Mobile Omega Infinity review down below.

Design and Construction

We have already established a lot of things about the Omega Infinity’s design language. It’s amazingly built with a design that resembles both an HTC One and an iPhone 5 (aluminum for the most part, plastic bottom for the radios), and at the same time, it’s massive, having a display that is 5.5-inches in size. Despite that, it feels good to hold thanks to the very thin bezels.

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The 3.5mm audio port and the micro-USB port are at the top end while the volume rocker and power button are on the right side. The microphone and speakers at the bottom end while the micro-SIM card slot is on the left side.

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Cherry Mobile has packed in a casing together with the phone, and nice to say it’s really good. It doesn’t feel cheap and it adds another level of premium up to some extent. On top of all of that, despite the white color, dirt and debris isn’t easily attracted.

Display

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The display is a large 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. It’s fairly responsive, the contrast works and the colors are all vibrant and well saturated. Being an IPS panel, we didn’t encounter any problems with the viewing angles.

OS, Apps and UI

The phone runs Android 4.2.2 Jellybean, but with a skin called MyUI. There are a lot of changes here from your usual Android skin, and whether you’ll love it or hate it, it’s here to stay.

First of all, there is no app drawer. All the icons are also themed, and as you’d expect, the design is put throughout the software from the notification bar to the settings menu. The bright side is, they’re all really consistent, and they don’t seem like cheap software tweaks.

There is an on-screen button that you can move around and have gestures registered, there are quick toggles on the notification shade and there are also a few apps preinstalled that may irritate some users. Having all these tweaks here will make you think of one thing for sure – updates will be slow; that is, if you are even lucky to receive an update.

Multimedia & Camera

The speakers on the Omega Infinity are fairly loud, but don’t expect it to blow you away. Video play on the other hand works really smoothly especially on the large and sharp 5.5-inch display. You will even get video previews on the gallery itself.

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As for the 18 megapixel camera, the quality is just on par with other phones with similar sensors. The frame rate of the camera software is on the slow side, but the photos look okay for the most part. Low-light photography works and under daylight, you get a reasonable amount of detail. The colors and the contrast are on the fair side – nothing breathtaking, but it can sure use some improvement. Same can be said about video capture.

Performance & Benchmarks

The phone runs on a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek CPU, and while we can’t see any slowdowns navigating, we can say it can still use some improvement. You would expect an octa-core CPU to be blazing fast, but in experience, it isn’t anything that will knock your socks off.

Quadrant Standard: 16,506
Antutu Benchmark: 26,162
NenaMark2: 54.1fps
Vellamo: 1,871 (HTML5), 579 (Metal)
3DMark: 6,832 (Ice Storm Unlimited)

As for the battery life, the Omega Infinity packs a 2,900mAh battery inside that is non-removable. From a full charge, we played video on 50% brightness and audio volume and we were able to get 5 and a half hours of juice. That’s quite on the average side. However, standby time is more impressive.

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Cherry Mobile Omega Infinity (X110) specs:
5.5-inch IPS LCD display @ 1920×1080 pixels, 401ppi
Mediatek MT6592 1.7GHz octa-core CPU
Mali 450-MP Graphics
2GB RAM
32GB internal storage
HSPA+
dual-SIM, micro-SIM slot
WiFi b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
18-megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash
8-megapixel front-facing camera
GPS with aGPS
Miracast
Li-Ion 2,900mAh battery
Android 4.2 Jellybean

Conclusion

For the price of Php14,999, the CM Omega Infinity packs mighty spec configurations, but it isn’t anything revolutionary yet in terms of real life performance. It’s getting there though, and with an amazing design to back it up, the CM Omega Infinity is one to beat in the local market.

What we liked about it:

  • Amazing aluminum design
  • Large and vibrant display
  • Nice to hold despite massive size
  • MyUI is really consistent
  • Premium feeling case

What we didn’t like about it:

  • Slow camera software
  • Quite pricey
  • Octa-core speeds aren’t felt
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21 Responses to “Cherry Mobile Omega Infinity Review”

  1. anonymouse says:

    sir pasama naman sa review. pano ang call quality? malakas ba makasagap ng signal? yung dual sim ba eh dual standby? yung in-ear speaker ba nya eh maayos in the sense na pag me dumaang truck sa likod mo eh dinig pa din yung nasa kabilang line? TIA

  2. Hentai Kamen says:

    Very nice yan, basta wag nyo lang sisirain. Yung unit ko mukhang inangkin na nila. 4 months na sa kanila, kahit anong follow up ko hnd na nagrreply.

  3. Rockafella says:

    I don’t know If I should get one or not. Konti nalang makakabili ko na yung promo sa Mi3 sa Lazada. Hehehe

  4. cranium says:

    Bottomline: Never buy CM products. Walang kwenta ang after sales service.

  5. Mog says:

    Very few mobile apps make full use of 4 threads or cores, let alone 8. Even a dual-core Krait will probably feel more responsive just navigating around Android.

  6. crackinthewall says:

    “Having all these tweaks here will make you think of one thing for sure – updates will be slow; that is, if you are even lucky to receive an update.”

    Bob Freking, it’s time to update your knowledge about Android and even our local players. It’s no secret that our local players merely rebrand the phones they bring in here so it goes without saying that THEY DO NOT CONTROL ANYTHING REGARDING UPDATES. There’s more to an update than a fancy skin that barely adds anything. We have driver issues and chipset support to think about. Mediatek has notoriously been bad with updates that dualcore and Quad-core Mediatek phones are still stuck with 4.1 and 4.2 and the thing is, most of those phones are near AOSP. It’s the reason the custom ROM community is stuck with the same build for our local phones.

    The good news here is that Mediatek has released a 4.4 build for their octacore chips so there is a chance that this phone will get Kitkat this year either via an official update or by the custom ROM community.

  7. Marf says:

    no external memory support… bummer!

  8. abuzalzal says:

    Overpriced piece of shit

  9. abuzalzal says:

    At por dios por santo, itigil na ang Antutu na yan kasi bloated ang scores ng mga Mediatek Octa kaya nga “octa core speeds aren’t felt” di ba Freking?

    Subukan niyo ikumpara ito S4 Pro (by Antutu Standards, malayo ang lamang ng Octa) ….pero panis pa rin ang walang kakwenta kwentang Mediatek na yan.

  10. Ex-Alodian Knight says:

    Laaaaaaaame.
    MyPhone’s infinity is way better than this second-rate imitation by CM.

  11. abuzalzal says:

    O, ha! May bagong CM model na naman para sa akin. Kahit na panis ang Mediatek na iyan I think I’m gonna get one! CHERRY MOBILE FOREVER! Yeaaaahh! HAHAHAHAHAHA LOL

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  15. _montz says:

    i don’t care for the after-saLe updates .. even an android ICS can experience kitkat performance and UI via a custom ROM .. it’s a great thing that CM rebrands a phone .. the big advantages are those deveLopers and modders not onLy here in PH but gLobally they are everywhere .. CM infinity is a great phone .. i want it .

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  18. Francis Antonette says:

    Wow! I’m interested but I don’t have money. Huhhu :(

  19. cio says:

    Bought this phone a week ago and performance is good so far as can be expected for a Mediatek device. Anyway, I already received two (2) updates over-the-air. The only thing I’ve noticed from the last update was the revamped camera UI. And it takes photos much faster than the previous UI.

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