Cherry Mobile Thunder first impressions

Cherry Mobile’s latest affordable dual-SIM Android smartphone, the Cherry Mobile Thunder, was launched online a couple of days ago exclusively at Lazada. Now we go hands on to see what this device is capable of. Check out our first impressions after the break.


A lot may see the Cherry Mobile Thunder as an upgraded version of the Flare as it sports almost the same specs except for the larger display and bigger battery. But compared to the Flare, the Thunder looks more appealing thanks to its rectangular shape and smaller curves around the corners. Adding to the attractiveness of the device is the metallic bezel with a dark chrome finish.


Although affordable, the Thunder certainly doesn’t feel cheap. It has a solid build meaning there’s no sign of creakiness and packs a decent amount of heft. Personally, I like the feel of the Thunder and I enjoy holding it. However, the semi-glossy backplate is a fingerprint magnet and the camera design seems overdone for a 5 megapixel shooter.


The entire package costs Php4,999 and in return you’ll get the following specs:

Cherry Mobile Thunder specs:
4.5-inch FWVGA capacitive display (480 x 854 pixels)
1.0GHz dual-core processor
4GB internal storage
microSD up to 32GB
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1
5 megapixel rear camera (no flash)
VGA front-facing camera
Li-Ion 1,800mAh battery
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich

The Cherry Mobile Thunder can be bought exclusively from Lazada. See listing here.

Editor’s Note: We have an exclusive Cherry Mobile – Lazada deal for interested YugaTech readers. You can use this voucher GCV-Sa6R for a Php1,000 discount upon check-up (you can use it for any Cherry Mobile products listed in Lazada and valid until February 23). That means you can get the CM Thunder for only Php3,999 with this voucher.

Updated: Apologies for the confusion. Apparently, the voucher is just one-time use only so just one person can claim it. If you get an invalid notice, that means someone claimed the voucher already.

So, to whoever was the first one to use that voucher, lucky you!

41 Comments on this Post

  1. Seems not enough to me….

  2. Clint Joel Baltonado

    paano gamitin ang voucher?

  3. Clint Joel Baltonado

    how will i use the voucher?

  4. Saan ba ibabalik for replacement or repair kapag may issue yung unit? Sa Lazada or pwede sa any service center or outlet ng Cherry Mobile?

  5. Coupon doesn’t work, I tried it with this phone.

  6. sir, i tried to order right after i read your post, after i logged in lazada, the voucher went invalid. :(

  7. Mukhang nakuryente tayo. Free page hits lang nangyari para sa Lazada, wala rin tayo napala.

  8. Aba! May pagka-kupal pala tong Lazada na ‘to. I-BOYCOTT ANG LAZADA!!!!!

  9. Trusted ko ang yugatech pero nasira dahil sa lazada kala ko po ba exclusive para sa mga readers pero invalid naman. Sana before kayo maki tie up ng mga deals siguraduhin muna po kaya lang po kase napapahiya

  10. Apologies for the confusion. Apparently, the voucher is just one-time use only so just one person can use it.

    We’re coordinating with Lazada to get more vouchers by tomorrow.

    • I hope that the ones who commented could be prioritized for the next batch of vouchers.

    • Yes, I hope the ones who commented should be prioritized, if there will be vouchers. I trust you.

  11. Voucher is invalid. If this is any sort of promotional scheme, its working. Seriously, is this real?

  12. Suck it! Wala pang 5k, COD, free shipping pa nagrereklamo pa kayo?

    • We are complaining about the voucher that was not working. Not the product it self magbasa po kase sayang ang MATA O_O

  13. Well kailan pa ba nagbigay ng voucher ang lazada na lahat ng users ay makaka avail. How stupid of me hahaha.

  14. yes sana maka avail pa ng P1K voucher ang yugatech exclusive. surely i’ll order one.

  15. Asa pa tayo. Brilliant scam este scheme ng Yugatech and Lazada para sa free advertisement.

  16. Exclusive only at Lazada? I have seen this at Walter Mart Cherry Mobile Kiosk and its available..

  17. Kala ko ba Iphone owners ang mga nagbabasa dito, e bakit nagkakandarapa kayo sa pag order ng cheap phone na to no. Mahiya naman kayo…
    Nag cocomplain pa kayo dahil sa voucher, e ang mura na nga mag vo voucher pa kayo. Ha ha ha

    • Tama…

    • Boom! haha. daming mgaling d2. kesyo kulang ang Memory, dual core lang, wlang flash, pangit ang design, meron pa naman akong iphone or sammy medyo bago bago… nung makarinig ng free voucher puros reklamo nung invalid yung code. daming nyong dada… dun naman pla kau babagsak sa cheap na phone magagalit pa kau pag d nyo makuha yung promo. Pwe!

    • Galit na galit sa 1k na voucher? Just to remind you, it not a right but its a privilege.

    • Ex-Alodian Knight

      Ang dapat na may voucher ay yung mga tipong 8X ng HTC hindi itong Cherry Tanders.

  18. valid na po ba yung voucher?

  19. wow panalo:) wla bng video review nito?

  20. Lame. Para sa 1k na voucher? I know 5k is still a considerable amount of money but please!! ang OA ng reaction ha. Kung wala, eh di wala. Paghirapan nyong bilhin at wag yung aasa sa discount na pwedeng tanggalin ng merchant anytime.

  21. Junk, better to put another 5k with it and buy a used galaxy s2

  22. The problem lang po kase was the first Editors Note medyo umaasa ang mga readers. Even I umaasa kasi any CM product so pwede kang bumili ng worth 1.2k na phone tapos gamitin mo ang voucher edi 200 nalang babayaran mo. Sana lang verified lagi ang mga promotions before posting kasi ang daming readers ng yugatech

  23. cherry mobile thunder aka micromaxx500 in india. nakakatawa naman 5k na nga lang eh . mura na yan. if may reklamo eh di hanap kayo nang mas mahal. .

  24. sir yuga with the 1,800mAh batt with CM thunder does it offer a long battery life?

  25. nakakatawa lang ung mga nagrereklamo sa voucher.. mga pre 1k lang yan para masira tiwala nyo sa yugatech.. pucha free na nga reviews eh tapos naglabas pa ng voucher tapos pag hindi na avail kung makapanghusga naman kayo na scam scheme ng lazada at yugatech ung voucher.. nagtry nq dati gumamit ng free voucher ng lazada and may notice naman agad pag invalid ung voucher.


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