Cherry Mobile Aqua Infinity Hands-on
Last month, Cherry Mobile released a new member of their new Aqua Series of smartphones, the Cherry Mobile Aqua Infinity. It’s the cousin of the Aqua S9 Max, sporting a 6.52-inch HD+ display, MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, 8GB RAM, and quad-rear cameras. Check out our initial thoughts below.
One of the first things we noticed about the Aqua Infinity is how slim it feels in the hands even if it measures 9.3mm at its thickest point. It’s also narrow at 75mm, which makes it easy to grip. But it’s quite tall at 162mm. Although you’re likely to navigate the lower half of the screen with your thumb, the upper half will require your other hand. It also has a decent heft at 192 g.
It has a 6.52-inch screen with HD+ resolution with slightly thick top and bottom bezels. Placed above the screen is the 8MP front camera. Right above the bezel is the earpiece. A screen protector is pre-installed but doesn’t cover the entire glass, which is weird.
Found on the right is the power/lock button and the volume rocker. They’re made of plastic that produces a firm yet quiet click.
Up top is the 3.5mm audio jack while down below are the loudspeaker, USB-C port, and main microphone.
Flip it on its back and you will see the circular quad camera module which reminds us of the Huawei Mate 30 Series. Also found here is the LED flash.
The entire body is mostly plastic. The frame has a glossy finish while the back panel is matte. The latter is removable to give you access to the removable battery, dual-nano SIM card slots, and dedicated microSD card.
Despite the big battery, and removable back panel, the Aqua Infinity is comfortable to hold and feels solid. Although I don’t think it would feel comfortable in the jeans pocket due to its tall build.
Powering the Aqua Infinity is the MediaTek Helio P60 chipset with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,000mAh battery. We’re impressed to see this amount of RAM in a smartphone given the price. Software-wise, it runs on Android 10 with an outdated-looking UI. You can remedy it though by installing your favorite launcher. We ran AnTuTu v8 benchmark on it and it got a score of 162,291.
The Cherry Mobile Aqua Infinity is priced at PHP 7,999. Stay tuned for our full review.
Cherry Mobile Aqua Infinity specs:
6.52-inch (1600 x 720) HD+ TrueView Teardrop display
MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor
• 12MP (main)
• 20MP (depth)
• 2MP (mono)
• 2MP (AI)
8MP front camera
162 x 75 x 9.3mm