Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus Quick Review

Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus Quick Review

Cherry Mobile opened up the year with a massive flagship handset in the name of CM Cosmos One Plus. We got an early review unit and put the handset in a quick stress test to see how it fares.

The Cosmos One Plus succeeded from last year’s flagship Cosmos One which was the anniversary model from Cherry Mobile priced at just under Php7,000.

The new flagship comes with an impressive configuration, packing a 2.0GHz octa-core chip from Mediatek with 3GB of RAM and dual-LTE capability.

The unit feels a bit hefty but with solid build and construction despite the fact that it’s mostly made up of polycarboate materials. The body is flat with a slightly curved back to allow for a more comfortable grip. The black model has a metallic-silver trimming and a textured back cover.

The volume rocker is found on the left side while the power button is on the right side together with a dedicated camera shutter. At the top side is the 3.5mm audio port with the noise-cancelling mic and the bottom end is where the microUSB port is found with the speaker mic.

The handset has a 5.5-inch full HD LTPS (Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) display giving it a resolution of 401ppi providing a clear and crisp image. The capacitive buttons at the bottom corner (Menu, Home, Back) are slightly backlit but can be hard to see under direct sunlight or outdoors.

With Android 4.4 Kitkat right out of the box and a simple almost Vanilla-like user-interface, the Cosmos One Plus feels snappy and responsive. Cherry Mobile added a few extra feaures like Cast Screen (Miracast), HotKnot (WiFi Direct), Gesture Sensing, Schedule Tasks (Power On and Off), and SIM Management for the dual-LTE support. There are also a number of pre-installed apps like Pinoy App Shop, TouchPal X, Wireless Update App, Torch, and NFCTagMaster.

Over-all performance of the Cosmos One Plus is very impressive, even beating a lot of the benchmark scores of international flagship devices of 2014. The Mediatek MT6595 chip uses an ARM ‘big.LITTLE’ architecture, with 4 2.0GHz high-performance Cortex-A17 and 4 1.7GHz energy efficient Cortex-A7 processors.


Benchmark scores are among the highest we’ve seen so far, starting with a staggering 47,614 score on Antutu Benchmark.

Cosmos One Plus47,61424,3311,758 (Metal)
2,309 (Multicore)
3,483 (Browser)
Galaxy Note 449,25026,6141,887 (Metal)
1,554 (Multicore)
4,350 (Browser)
Xperia Z342,50319,7801,713 (Multicore)
3,021 (Chrome)
1,590 (Metal)
LG G329,11823,4761,517 (Metal)
2,805 (Browser)
Vibe Z2 Pro41,04723,4751,560 (Metal)
1,791 (Multicore)
3,138 (Chrome Browser)
Galaxy S536,21225,4021,626 (HTML5)
1,204 (Metal)
HTC One M838,76925,1691,804 (HTML5)
1,300 (Metal)

Based on the benchmark scores alone, the Cosmos One Plus got way better scores than the LG G3, HTC One M8, Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro and Xperia Z3. Only the Galaxy Note 4 trumped the Cosmos One Plus in almost all tests.

The GPU is not as good a Qualcomm’s Adreno 330 graphics, thus a much lower score in 3DMark.

The Cosmos One Plus also uses the same Sony IMX214 sensor as the Nexus 6, Oppo Find 7a and OnePlus One. Suffice to say the camera on the Cosmos One Plus performed really well, even under low-light conditions. Here are some sample shots taken with the Sony IMX214 sensor:

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As for battery life, the removable 2,700mAh Li-Polymer battery lasts us about a full day on moderate use but in our standard battery bench, the Cosmos One Plus only got 7.5 to 8 hours running a video in a loop at 50% brightness and 0% volume.

Cherry Mobile definitely has a superphone right here with the Cosmos One Plus. The high-end hardware configuration is evident from the top performance in our benchmark tests. It comes with dual-LTE connectivity which is rare and first seen with the Huawei Ascend Mate 7. They top it off with 3GB of RAM that only flagship handsets tend to carry nowadays and a very capable Sony sensor for the camera.

Cherry Mobile also promises a Android 5.0 Lolipop update for the Cosmos One Plus soon so that’s something to look forward too.

Suggested retail price of the Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus is pegged at Php13,999.

Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus specs:
5.5-inch LTPS display @ 1920×1080 pixels, 401ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Mediatek MT6595M 2.0GHz octa-core processor
IMG Rogue G6200 450MHz GPU
32GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
Dual micro-SIM
LTE Cat 4 150Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
FM radio tuner
14MP rear camera, Sony IMX214 BSI Sapphire Lens f/2.0
GPS with aGPS support, GLONASS
8MP front-facing camera
Li-Polymer 2,700mAh battery
Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

What we liked about the Cosmos One Plus:
* High performance scores
* Dual-LTE, dual-SIM capability
* NFC-ready
* Generous amount of RAM
* Full HD display
* Good rear camera
* Reasonable price point

What we did not like:
* Average battery life
* Uninspiring design

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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20 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    dapat nag discount na sila sa price ng cosmos one from php8k to php5500 tapos ito binenta nila ng php8k.

    • Easy 2say E says:

      Mr. Easy E, ang dali magsalita sa gusto mong sabihin. Subokan mo gumawa ng kaparehong Specs at build kung kaya mo ibenta sa gusto mong price sa sinabi mo. Baka garapalan mong presyohan ang gawa mo kapag okaw may ari ng CM. Dali magsabi bro.!

    • archie says:

      Tama lang ang presyo na sinabi ni easy e. Tubong lugaw na nga ang cherry mobile sa hardware na ginagamit nila e. Minsan wala sa specs ang value ng gadget. Pag nalaman mong mumurahing hardware lang ang gamit nila sa internals mapapailing ka na lang kung bakit sirain ang mga handsets nila.

  2. c says:

    Hmm may FM na pala ito. Definitely comparable sa SM KX (might even be better)

  3. archie says:

    Sakit ng OEMs at mediatek device ang poor battery optimization kahit salpakan ng malaking battery. Doon naman nag excel ang ilang international brands dahil may inaalagaan silang credibility kaya may quality control sila sa hardware at software.

  4. tom says:

    can u update the sample pictures? try it in low light environment. thanks

  5. gadgeteer says:

    “Cherry Mobile also promises a Android 5.0 Lolipop update for the Cosmos One Plus”

    ang daming pangako na ng cherry mobile ang napako, do you think may maniniwala pa sa kanila? at this price I will go for the Huawei honor 6 na dual sim model, sigurado pa ko sa quality at durability, kahit walang warranty nga papayag ako dahil sure ako sa build quality.

    • lex says:

      maybe better to buy Zopo for novo7tech then once they release it.

    • Anti-CherryMobile says:

      Good find Easy E.. So dito.pala na rebrand ang CM Cosmos One Plus.. Talino tlga ng cherry noh.. Pinagmamalaki nila na pinoy made dun sa mga taong inosente.. Pero dun sa mga nakakaalam ng totoong storya, walang bisa tlga ang CM.. Under Quality ang mga merchandise..

  6. Gibi says:

    Halos kasing price na ng halimaw na Meizu MX4.

  7. Easy E says:

    Parang ang gusto kasi ng mga Pinoy ay kung local rebrander ka ng mga smartphone ay “dirt-cheap” dapat ang price. Kung pareho lang din naman kasi ng international brands ang price, yung foreign brand ang pipiliin. Kaya kahit maganda ang spec ng phones ng CM, SM, O+, CP, TM, etc ay pinupulaan pa rin ang pricing nila.

  8. Lhuis says:

    Just wanna ask,is it true that there is a difference with the Cherry Mobile Cosmos One PLUS (BLACK) to Cherry Mobile Cosmos One PLUS (WHITE) regarding with their RAM?

  9. jean says:

    Heres the catch. Kahit bibili kayo ng pinaka magandang flagship ng Cherry Mobile. DARATING AT DARATING din ang panahon na mapapaisip kayo sana bumili nalang ako ng [insert much better, slightly higher price] smartphone. Been there. Believe me.

    • Cherry Mobile Betray says:

      Maawa kayo sa pera nyo.. di ko sinasabi to dahil may kinakampihan akong ibang produkto.. pillin nyo na kahit ano gusto nyo pero iwasan nyo na ang CM!!! Maniwala kau.. sisiluin kayo ng magandang specs.. at totoo naman na magaganda ang features ng gadgets nila.. at napakamura.. ang kaso.. pag nagloko na.. ( na maswerte na kung umabot ng isang taon at malas nyo kung unang linggo pa lang) dun na magsisimula ang sakit ng ulo nyo.. pagpunta nyo sa service center nila.. isasampal nila sa inyo and 2 WEEKS na turnaround time para magawa nila ung gadget nyo.. tapos i e extend pa nila un ng another 2 WEEKS!!! kapag nakuha nyo na ung gadget.. ganun pa din ang problema o mas lumala pa!! pag ibinalik nyo.. magsisimula na naman kau sa umpisa!!! ganun ng ganun hanggang sa mag sawa kau.. yan and estilo ng CM.. matira matibay.. ang sumuko talo!!! Go ahead.. buy it and see.. but don’t say you haven’t been warned..

  10. TechnoKim says:

    Go for honor 6. Hindi pa umiinit. “Quality” :)

  11. Freeje says:

    This is just a re-brand of Zopo ZP999. Not a good quality phone based on feedback from users.

  12. Dan says:

    Lalamunin to ng Asus Zenfone 2, 4GB RAM, Intel Atom CPU, 5.5″ 400+ppi, higher batt life pero less than 10k yung price

  13. Nehpets 11 says:

    Guys guys dun po sa nagcocomment na babaan pa yung price ehh tama lang po yan mababa na nga po yan sa ganyang specs how do i know eto po yan China Phone na nirebrand ng cherry mobile convert niyo po yung dollar price to philippine peso lets say one dollar is 44 pesos di po kakayanin ng 8k ang ganyang specs ng phone kahit sa china pa po kayo bumili nag iinform lang po di po ako nangaaway Peace. :) Have a good day mga sir at mam :)

  14. Nehpets 11 says:

    Guys guys dun po sa nagcocomment na babaan pa yung price ehh tama lang po yan mababa na nga po yan sa ganyang specs how do i know eto po yan China Phone na nirebrand ng cherry mobile convert niyo po yung dollar price to philippine peso lets say one dollar is 44 pesos di po kakayanin ng 8k ang ganyang specs ng phone kahit sa china pa po kayo bumili eto po yung link nung china phone zopo po talaga ang name ng phone na iyan—Black-334714.html :) Have a good day mga sir at mam :)

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