Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt first impressions

Just this week, Cherry Mobile launched the Fusion Bolt, a 7-inch Android tablet with a quad-core processor. Although its specs seem to be common for tablets nowadays, its sub-Php4k pricetag is not.


As we have mentioned in our recent article, the Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt is a relabeled Ainol Novo 7 Venus Lite. It sports a quad-core processor clocked at 1.0GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. In addition, it has an IPS HD display, a microSD card slot, an HDMI out port, a 2 megapixel rear camera, a VGA front-facing and runs Android 4.1.1 Jellybean.


Aesthetic-wise, the Fusion Bolt looks like a regular Ainol 7-incher minus the Ainol logo. It’s plastic rear, however, is quite different. Instead of having a glossy or matte finish, it has a diamond-patterned back that gives an illusion that it’s made of rubber. It actually feels good in the hands and fingertips as the texture makes it less likely to slip. Overall, the device looks and feels solid.

We did a series of benchmark tests of the CM Fusion Bolt using AnTuTu, Quadrant, Vellamo and GLBenchmark. Check below for the results.

AnTuTu gave it a score of 5,985 while Quadrant Standard gave it a score of 2,722.


For Vellamo, it scored 905 on its HTML 5 test and 218 on Metal.


With NenaMark 2, it gauged its Vivante GC1000+MP GPU at 34.9fps.


As for GLBenchmarks, take a look at the table below:


Note: Games shown in the video above are played in the highest graphics setting.

Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt specs:
7-inch IPS LCD 720p HD display @ 1280×800 pixels
Actions Semiconductor ATM7025 ARM Cortex A9 1.0GHz quad-core
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2MP rear camera
0.3MP front-facing camera
HDMI out
Li-Ion 4,000mAh battery
Android 4.1.1 Jellybean
186.2mm x 126.9mm x 10.8mm (dimensions)
320 grams (weight)

Check back on us in a week or so for a full review of the Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt.

For the meantime, you can read our explanation about the Actions Semiconductor quad-core chip here.

53 Comments on this Post

  1. curious question, how is the CM fusion bolt compared to starmobile 7hd? in terms overall performance?

    i’m choosing bet the two, any suggestion is much appriciated. thanks.


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