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May 05, 2014

O+ Fab Go Quick Review

The O+ Fab Go is one of those devices going in for a price below Php10k and yet packs a large 6-inch display along with a dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, a large 2,500mAh battery and all that you’d expect. Is it a go? Read on our quick review to find out.

O Plus Fab Go (6)

To begin with, the design of the Fab Go isn’t one to stand out up front; bezels make most of the design creating a really bland aura. When you turn to the back, you become faced with a better looking matte finish that allows minimal fingerprint smudges. The rest is what you’d basically expect out of a phone of this caliber.

O Plus Fab Go (2)

Being a six incher, the device feels really big and clunky. It’s not something I enjoyed bringing in my pocket or in my bag, but it is manageable by the hands up to a certain extent. The button placements help with this, but you are really going to need two-handed operation.

O Plus Fab Go (4)

The display of the Fab Go, as you’d expect, is huge, and it is quite disappointing as it only comes at a low resolution of 480 x 854. The viewing angles are off too vertically, but viewing from the sides are for the most part okay. In the right light, colors pop and texts look readable – but don’t expect too much of this screen.

O Plus Fab Go

As for the performance of the device, it is really stable and we don’t really see frequent stutters. Besides, O+’s UI is getting better bit by bit (they’ve added one-handed on-screen button menus), and unlike other manufacturers, their skins are very consistent.

O Plus Fab Go

Here are the benchmark scores:

  • Antutu – 10,159
  • Quadrant – 3,271
  • Nenamark 2 – 40 fps

O Plus Fab Go

When it comes to the camera, the 5 megapixel shooter takes very similar photos to mostly every other 5 megapixel camera out there. It does good in daylight, but it goes bad with limited lighting. In whatever condition it is in too, you get really muddy output. You can also check out the sample video below for a better look.

As you would guess, for its size and for the internals that power it, the Fab Go packs a large 2,500mAh battery. With a low-res screen to power and a dual-core CPU running the show, the battery is more than enough and it is really impressive. We didn’t charge the phone for days and on standby, it barely drains any juice.

O Plus Fab Go (1)

O+ Fab GO specs:
6-inch FWVGA (480 x 854) TFT display, 163ppi
1.3GHz dual-core CPU
1GB RAM
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
5 megapixel rear camera with AF and LED flash
2 megapixel front-facing
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
3G / 2G
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS
Android 4.2.2 Jellybean
2,500mAh battery
168 x 90.5 x 9.5mm
200g

For the price of Php8,995, the O+ Fab Go is a tough buy just because the competition can offer quad-core CPUs and HD screen resolutions on their devices. It’s not a bad phone however as it offers its features more on the mediocre side; it’s just that the device is quite expensive for its offering.

What we liked about it:

  • Matte finish on the back
  • Impressive battery life
  • Consistent Android skin
  • Good performance

What we didn’t like about it:

  • Pricey
  • Sub-par viewing angles
  • Low resolution screen
  • Outdated internal hardware
  • Bland design & bulky construction
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12 Responses to “O+ Fab Go Quick Review”

  1. Freeje says:

    They still put out dual core stuff? Who’s dumb enough to buy this?

    • Pat says:

      Napaka-arrogante ng comment mo. Ang iphone dual core paren

    • Rockafella says:

      @Pat

      Dude we get your point about iPhones, but that’s an iPhone it can stand on its own. O+ is out of their minds selling this device. Di na relevant to.

    • abuzalzal says:

      @Pat

      yah the iphone is still powered by an apple designed dual core processor, but it can still beat the shit out of qualcom quadcore processors :P

      LOL and even those octacores~~~

  2. bliss says:

    how is the battery when it comes to web browsing?

  3. jake says:

    waste of time doing this article. reading as well.

  4. abuzalzal says:

    Pang bangketa yung specs omaygad tapos Php9k pa

  5. theo says:

    Too late any release an into…
    Quad core and above named iba

  6. D'nephew says:

    @Pat

    Kung sa kanya arogante sayo naman may pag istupido! Compare mo ba naman ang dual core na Android sa dual core IOS. Bitch please SAGOT!

  7. MrPhabletBulacan says:

    Cherry Mobile is laughing so hard with this release, its almost identical to Titan TV and costs way more… O+ is the most expensive ODM phone seller in the Philippines, of course second is starmobile… both of which pays too much for endorsing actors and overcharges the consumers… bili na lang ng Myphone RIO, hamak na mas sulit!

  8. Rockafella says:

    O+ is dying in a very painful way.

  9. John Dueñas says:

    Ano ba Iontech ??? your such a slow player in the IT Industry tapos ang mahal nyo pa mag price kya kayo nalulugi eh

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