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February 18, 2013

Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt: Quad-core tablet for Php3,999

So Cherry Mobile finally revealed that quad-core tablet which they’re been teasing us for a week now. It’s almost the same Ainol Venus but they called it the Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt.

The specs were slightly changed to a 1.0GHz quad-core instead of 1.5GHz and the internal storage is just 8GB instead of 16GB. This separates the Fusion Bolt from the regular Ainol Venus that’s out in the market.

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
1GB DDR3 RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2MP rear camera
0.3MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 4,000mAh battery
Android 4.1 Jellybean
186.2mm x 126.9mm x 10.8mm (dimensions)
320 grams (weight)

The most surprising part is that they will sell this tablet for only Php3,999. Not bad!

Release and availability is sometime in March 2013.

P.S. You can read our story about the quad-core CPU and dual-core GPU used in this tablet here.

Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt first impressions

158 Responses to “Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt: Quad-core tablet for Php3,999”

  1. renokini says:

    akala ko ang apple lang ang may fans… cherry mobile meron din pala die-hard fans :)

  2. Jc says:

    ok eto pang regalo ^_^ hehehe

  3. lester says:

    kahit saan ba ko magpunta online ako dyan?

    • raragasana says:

      sir para po maging online kayo, kailangan nyo ng internet connection. kung lahat ng pupuntahan nyo eh maccguro nyong may internet connection kayong makukunan (like wireless networks, 3g network, etc.), then magiging online kayo lagi. =)

      kung tinutukoy nyo naman ay kung 3G capable ang device na to, malungkot ko pong pinapaalam na hindi. hindi ko din cguroado kung pwede tong kabitan ng USB Stick.

  4. camote says:

    Maganda itong gawing powerbank ah.. hehe

  5. jerome says:

    ilang hours naman kaya tumatagal ang batt nyan,halimbawa pag nag skype,movie sa youtube at ordinary use?

  6. gaano katagal ang batt nyan!ilang oras pag nag youtube movie?

  7. gamekanaba? says:

    lol, nakakatuwa kasi dami bumibili nga tablet para sa games. hahaha na ang purpose tlga nyan eh portable media lang naman, kung mag lalaro lang kayo bili kayo ng project fiona, atleast dun ma eenjoy mo laro, hindi larong pang bata.

  8. Kinney says:

    Im looking for a cheap device to replace my notebook when I need one while I’m mobile, to compose and reply to emails.

    I’ll consider this if they could just develop a keyboard dock like ASUS transformer pad series! :)

    I won’t hesitate leaving this inside my office desk drawer as well hehehe

  9. aw says:

    wow!kahit anong sabihin nila.quad core parin yan at quad core din YATA yung gpu nya.and besides,anon bang ineexpect nyo sa mga mobile devices na ganito?gaming pc?the fudge!lahat naman na siguro ng games kaya nito.haha.patawa.grabe lang yung price.nakakatemp.

  10. rinaldi says:

    hindi ko alam kung fanatics lang talaga mga tao dito ng cherry mobile o sadyang inutil lang talaga.

    siyempre sa 4k malamang dapat magbigay din ng decent performance. papaloko naman kayo dahil sinabing “quad-core”. at ano bang alam nyo pag quad-core? mas mabilis agad? MGA TANGA. depende din yun sa technology nung processor. para lang yang quad-core na Pentium 2 at ngayon lang nilabas. mamarunong kayo wala naman kayong alam.

    siyempre kung sa 4k ganito lang mabibigay sayong performance, eh di kung MATINO ang pagiisip ko eh di mag-iipon nalang ako ng konti pa kesa masayang pera ko. mag-isip isip nga kayo minsan.

  11. May isa lang po akong tanong sa inyo..
    Tungkol sa build quality? Ito po ba ay pwede na or solid?
    Kasi kung bibili ako nito.. More or less laging on the go po ako.
    At gagamitin ko sya pang basa ng email at pag take ng notes.
    Thanks!

    • rui says:

      I wouldn’t really count on longevity. You never really know with these China tablets. On the upside, at least you guys have local support with Cherry Mobile. I bought the Venus from an online retailer in China and despite the 1-year warranty I’m not really expecting to get any support aside from DOA issues.

      By the way, I managed to crack the screen on my Venus. Nadulas ako while getting up from the sofa and nabagsakan ko ng medyo malakas ng siko yung screen. Touchscreen’s not working anymore. However, it did survive a 4-foot drop from my desk to a carpeted floor prior. Kaasar. Siya pa man din favorite ko ngayon for reading manga among my tablets (and I happen to have a Nexus 7, Excite 7.7, Transformer Infinity and iPad 3 & 4).

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  13. jomer says:

    nabasa ko sa isang research, hindi naman porket “quad-core” maganda na agad ang performance.
    PERO
    isipin niyo yung price niya, 4k lang AT na-cocompare siya sa ibang mas expensive sa kanya like samsung tabs.
    in short, pag mayaman ka, bili ka ng nexus7 pero kung bibili ka ng worth 9k na ibang tablet, lugi ka.. much better kung itong tablet nalang.
    GETS? =)

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  15. ashtalavizta says:

    sa mga haters!!!
    wag magexpect ng sobra pa sa kaya ng unit…
    tama lang yan sa 4k.. kng d kaya bumili ng mamahaling tab para mameet mo ung needs mo eh di magtiis tiis ka kesa mangsira ka ng product na nakakasatisfy naman sa needs ng iba at shoot sa budget nila…

  16. Jeffrey C. Pineda says:

    Teka teka teka…. mas mganda malaman ng lahat kung anu ang CONS and PROS nito. syempre hindi sasabihin ng CM ang PROS nya. Mura kasi baka naman may expiration ang durability. O kaya baka naman gaya ng phone ng isang client ng CM na nasunog. Kaya hintayin muna natin ang ang CONS and PROS bago tayo mamangha. Ang PERA ay sayang kaya pag isipan mabuti

    • rui says:

      Even major manufacturers aren’t exempt from making the occasional bad product. Remember the case of the exploding laptop batteries (manufactured by Sony and used by Apple, HP, Dell, etc)? The difference is how they handle customer support. That’s one nice thing about Apple. Bring your iOS device to them and if it has a hardware defect (na hindi mo kasalanan) and the product is still under warranty, they give you a new unit (well, refurbished actually), no questions asked.

      As for longevity, unfortunately, I have no idea how good Ainol’s QC is. Device feels pretty solid, though and mine survived a couple of drops to carpeted floor. Alas, as mentioned above, I managed to break the screen with an elbow jab.

      Pro: nice high resolution, high pixel density display, decent battery life, unofficial support for 64GB microSDXC
      Con: weak wifi, weak CPU/GPU, bad for 3D gaming

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  19. momon says:

    Hi CM,
    Capacitive po ba ng screen nitong Fusion Bolt.

    Thanks

  20. weak says:

    im planning to have this tablet for my family in province pra may libangan sila and for communication purposes nadin.. Meron ba tong sim card slot???

  21. sa akin ok na ito sa halagang 4k. tablet is for media lang naman and reading.. kung maglalaro ka magdesktop ka or game console.
    Ang pinakaquestion ko lang dito is it durable enough at hindi mo kailangan kalmutin yung touch screen para lang magreponse? yun lang naman kelangan sa halagang 2k.. kelangan responsive, matibat at mahaba ang battery life ng tablet. sa bilis eh di nga expect ng sobra sa 4k

  22. manny says:

    i need your opinion guys

    namimili ako sa pipo s3 o fusion bolt?

    alin kaya ang bibilhin ko?

    • rui says:

      If you don’t need the 1280*800 resolution and can live with the 1024*600 on the Pipo S3, the Pipo is the better choice. The Pipo S3′s Rockchip RK3066 with dual-core Cortex A9 1.6GHz CPU and Mali 400 MP4 GPU performs better and is better supported than the CM Fusion Bolt’s Actions ATM7029/5 with quad-core Cortex A5 1GHz CPU and Vivante GC1000 GPU.

      That said, the ATM7029/5 offers decent performance as long as you’re not using it for gaming. Menu transitions at 1280*800 are smooth and the UI is fairly lag-free.

    • manny says:

      Thanks RUI. nakapagdecide na ako pipos s3 ang bibilhin ko. hindi naman ganun kalayo ang price nila.

  23. Alffha says:

    Good Day Everyone! :)
    Available na po ba ito sa SM Bacolod? or saan po ako makakabili nito sa Bacolod?? Thank you guyz! pls. response.. :)

  24. Charkits says:

    Which is better the Cheery Mobile Tornado or the Cheery Mobile Fusion Bolt? Please I need your opinion.

    • rui says:

      Tornado is single-core. Even if the Fusion Bolt performs more like a dual-core than a quad-core, it should still perform better than the Tornado.

  25. bong says:

    Got the FUBO last march 27 regalo for my nephew the tablet is not bad at all, it is the best of its price..the display was so nice that samsung tab 7.0 and ipad mini will be put on shame. Sa games,depende kung that game was optimized with quad cores or not..may issue kasi sa NFSMW umpisa palang basag-basag na ang windshield incompatibility with Vivante GPU..surprisingly it can play NBA 2013 and Shadow gun which RK3066 chips could not. but don’t expect too much for a 4K tablet,If you could afford to buy those higher end tablets it is your choice.CM only provided a better alternative,if you already have your Ipad’s or Nexus 7′s or Samsung galaxy tab‘s be happy with it and be thankful you have the capacity to buy your gadgets. This CM FUBO is for the first time tablet buyers and for those content and happy to have a very good display for reading and mobile video viewing. This FUBO not for hardcore gamers, after all it depends kung anu nga ba pagamitan mo sa tablet mo?

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