Cherry Mobile Cosmos One in the flesh
To celebrate the 5 years in business of Cosmic Technologies in the Philippines, the company launched a Limited Edition Cherry Mobile Cosmos One.
Cherry Mobile has done a one-day sale of the Cosmos One yesterday, August 30, for only Php6,999.
We got a review unit the other day and quickly look into the handset to see what makes it the Limited Edition handset that Cherry Mobile has labeled it to be.
For one, they priced it really low — for an octa-core device, CM is selling the Cosmos One for only Php6,999.
The hardware configuration of the Cosmos One is almost the same as their previous octa-core smartphones with minor variations.
Cherry Mobile Cosmos One specs:
5.5-inch HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
1.4GHz MediaTek 6592M octa-core processor
Up to 64GB via microSD
Dual-SIM capable (standard and micro)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
14MP rear camera with BSI and LED flash
8MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 2,400mAh battery
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
What’s a bit interesting is that the Cosmos One comes with what-could-be a faux leather back cover (like the Galaxy S5). However, upon closer inspection, it’s actually just some cleverly designed polycarbonate material that mimics the texture of leather.
Everything else seems pretty standard — the power button on the right side along with a dedicated camera shutter button. Volume rocker is on the left.
The 14MP rear camera at the back is flushed almost near the top corner together with the LED flash. This is perhaps the reason why the camera shutter button is also position near the top end (for left-finger shutter click).
The Cosmos One comes pre-installed with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat right out of the box and feel really smooth and responsive. There are a few customizations made by CM and the rest are mostly from Android’s Vanilla UI.
Our initial benchmarks places the Cosmos One at 11k for Quadrant and 26k for Antutu. More on this once we do the full review soon.