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Cherry Mobile Hyper First Impressions

Last month, CM released a new Android phone – the Cherry Mobile Hyper, which packs a 5-inch display & a 5 megapixel camera together with the other goodies for just Php5k. We have one now up for hands-on, so let’s see how it fares up.


Taking the phone out of the box, it felt huge and bulky. It was quite thick and was barely tapered on the sides, and the 5-inch display didn’t help in making the handling much easier.

However, we have to say that the design employed by the Hyper is refreshing as it engages in two color tones – black covered in glass on the front and white plastic on the rest.


Found on the top left part of the phone is the power button alongside the place for the 3.5mm audio jack and the micro USB port, and on the right side of the phone is what seems to be the secondary microphone and the volume rocker; there is nothing found on both the bottom and the left side of the phone.


We put the phone under the pressure of benchmark tests and here is what we have.

BM 2

  • Antutu – 5,924
  • Quadrant – 2,945
  • Nenamark 2 – 32.3fps

So far, it looks like a decent deal from Cherry Mobile. The Hyper seems like a solid phone all-around, but we have yet to go further in detail with it.

Cherry Mobile Hyper specs:
5-inch 800×480 capacitive display (187ppi)
1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8625 Snapdragon processor
Adreno 203 GPU
4GB internal storage
microSD up to 32GB
GPS w/ a-GPS support
Dual SIM
5MP AF camera w/LED flash
[email protected] HD video
VGA front-facing camera
Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery

The Cherry Mobile Hyper is out for Php4,990 if you are interested. We’ll be posting a full review soon, so stay tuned.


Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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21 Responses

  1. jorenz says:

    bakit ang baba ng ram? pag mababa ang ram babagal ang phone pagdating sa multitasking

  2. meh says:

    Horrible specs, slow, horrible resolution, and thick as a brick. You are better off buying a used cell phone

    The old galaxy nexus beats this phone

    • r41 says:

      I like how you spew criticism without backing any of it up. Pointless, really.

      Why is horrible then? And what you expect for 5k? A Galaxy S4? LOL.

    • eat this sucker! says:

      STFU. Pre-judgmental people like you deserves to burn in hell.

    • meh says:

      Just because something is cheap doesn’t mean its a good value for the money. A person with 5k is better off with other phone options, or even a used phone compared to buying this is all i am saying.

    • Yugatech says:

      suggestion nga ng better spec’d phone na pwede mo mabili sa 5k kahit 2ndhand?

  3. jcnjcjcnjc says:

    I agree, don’t judge. For 5K, ok na yon specs. You really can’t download lots of apps for 4Gb lang. so 512k ram ok na just for call and txt. at least easy to read and type sms. Built quality? if this phone can last 6 months, dapat happy ka na!

    • CheckingInside says:

      For 5k, satisfied for 2 weeks (Dual Sim, call, text, FB, net browsing, Skype, Viber & 2Games-Subway Surfer&CandyCrush)!

  4. abuzalzal says:

    512 mb lang ang RAM tapos ICS pa… yuck

    Kung ganyan din lang ang specs na makukuha mo sa Php5k….better-off ka na lang sa mga sub-Php4k tutal low-end experience din naman habol mo, eh di nakatipid ka pa ng Php1k pambili pa yun ng 32 Gig na Kingston card lol

    • watching movies says:

      Meron ba sub-4k na 5″? Ang habol ko kasi sa phone un pwede ko panooran ng mga movie na pocketable pa din. Medyo naliliitan ako sa 4.5″. Hindi ko kailangan ng hd.

  5. Paulo Feliciano says:

    Bumili ako nito para sa tita ko. Decent phone naman. okay narin pang facebook & pang call/text. yung pics oversaturated pero malinaw(pag nilipat sa computer or sa ibang phone na mataas resolution). Okay naman siya for its price. Mabagal? Oo pero okay naman. di naman yung wala kanang maggawa sa sobrang bagal.

  6. grotto says:

    Nasan yung grotto pics? Hahahahahaha! Bagay siguro tong phone na to sayo Bob. VGA camera, parang mga shots mo lang wahahahahaha!

  7. blahblah says:

    I bought it May 3..
    May 25 sira na.. kamusta nmn yun? LOL
    service center ang bagsak.
    nsa huli ang pagsisisi :/

    anyways..i learned my lesson ^^,
    kya move on. :p

  8. blahblah says:

    by the way..ung rison is,..bigla xa nag hang..kya pinatay q ung phone.. at pagka reboot q..hanggang Hyper logo na lang xa..

  9. flareuser says:

    e2 parang pinalaking flare lng…
    wag nyu pagawayan ang 512mb ram…
    system storage yun.. malaki na yun…
    baka naman kasi di nyu nililipat sa sd card storage yung games or apps nyo.. kaya napupuno kagad… yung total size na diniDL nyung apps.. kapag nasa system storage yun talagang mapupuno agad.. but if you move it to sd card storage we can say na ang 200mb mong laro sa system storage pag nalipat sa sd magiging 20-40 nlng sa system.. at mappnta ang 200 sa sd…

    • shuyin says:

      tanga mo ! storage ung sinasabe mo , virtual memory ung ram hahaha nagpaka genius kapa

    • flareuser says:

      wag kang maka tanga jan… look for settings then application… kung naka flare ka meron dun tabs ng downloaded/onSD card/running/all.. lahat yan.meron sa baba kung ilan storage.. sa “downloaded” or “all” tab… yung memory non sakto 512mb tas sa SD yun ung sdcard mo plus phone storage/internal storage… so anu yung 512?

  10. flareuser says:

    if im mistaken.. baka nga pareho yung size ng system storage tsaka ram..

  11. julius cesar lomarda says:

    for me ?? so far so good :) i bought my cherry mobile hyper for almost a month now but it is still working good :) . I believe that it is not all about the manufacturer’s name that counts the most I think the user should also do their part to maintain the phone far from the very begining sa pag bili mo :) but then? for a 5k? hmmmm I think it’s not really bad? although there are minor lags when it comes to gaming, surfing, and the most is when you install a launcher sometimes the fone cannot actually handle the concepts of the launcher.. but for me? It’s still worth the box :) ..im an IOS user but I can say that cherry mobile fone are one of the most well-known fones nowadays!

  12. worst phone says:

    This is the worst phone I’ve ever had… takes about almost a minute to respond to every click and for an application to open. facebook and messenger apps keeps closing by itself every 2 minutes. Browsing facebook for more than 3minutes without crashing and forced closing it is impossible. even if i update and reinstall facebook app and hard resetting the phone, apps still keeps on force closing.

  13. Irvin says:

    Mga sir, baka naman po may mabuting kalooban sa inyo na magpakopya ng ROM ng Hyper nyo. kelangan ko lang po kasi nag o autoshutdown ang hyper ko. wala akong makitang ROM for hyper eh. salamat po.

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