Cherry Mobile Omega HD vs. Starmobile Diamond

Cherry Mobile Omega HD vs. Starmobile Diamond

Just a few days after Cherry Mobile launched the Omega HD, Starmobile flaunts the Diamond that sport specs almost similar to CM’s offering. Let’s find out the differences between these two Android smartphones.

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We mentioned before that the CM Omega HD is a rebranded i-mobile IQ6 from Thailand. With the Diamond, we believe that Starmobile went with the same manufacturer and rebranded the i-mobile IQ4 (see image below). This continues SM’s tradition of launching rebranded i-mobile smartphones like the Crystal (IQ2) and the Flirt (IQ3).


i-mobile IQ4

i-mobile IQ4 (above)

As for their specs, take a look at the table we prepared below and try to notice the slight differences:


Judging from the specs, the Omega HD and Diamond are almost like twins separated at birth. The SM Diamond has the advantage of having a larger 3MP camera and the inclusion of a free 8GB microSD card in the package. However, the Omega HD has a slightly larger battery at 2,100mAh and way cheaper price tag of Php7,999 as opposed to the Php9,990 Diamond. That’s a Php2K difference.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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67 Responses

  1. takawmamaw says:

    the real question is… who is dumb enough to purchase the same exact phone for 2k more?

    • sinosigeorge says:

      nakita mo na ba yung antutu ng omega HD? specs as writing are almost teh same but performance-wise..basa basa din po ng forums…fusion bolt disaster version 2

    • akosigeorge says:

      lols, sa palagay mo, sa bawat sampung tao na bilili nito, ilan jan ang mga “hardcore na gamer/techie”? lols. madali lang magbasa, kahit unggoy kaya, pero sa pagisip… ok? olrayt!

  2. kusina101 says:


    kidding aside, the real question is how good is the after market support of both mobile phone company??

    • jigs says:

      trufax. it’s all about investing in proper after service, so what’s the point in saving 2k if the possibility of losing your phone for months on end looms on your head? i think star’s the way to go

  3. karen says:

    pag local brands pinagusapan, forget about after market support. i have been to both multiple times, both are mediocre. basically do not pay premium prices for “after market support” when these are basically non-existent. sa presyo pa lang ng items mga local brands, do you really think they can afford other services?

  4. voltes5 says:

    why pay 2k more for basically the same phone? i mean, if CM can sell it for 2k less why can’t star mobile do the same? confused..

    • dan says:

      patak yan ng bibili sa mga boylets ni kabayo… atleast si willie may mga asset na pwde ipang bawi ni CM for marketing.. freebies si CM meron ata powerbank

  5. chacha says:

    CM has too many phone products/ variants out there, kaya punong puno ung service center nila, we have experienced SM’s after sales service at their service center in Victory mall Monumento, they fixed the broken keys of my friend’s phone in less than 30 minutes.

    But i agree that 2K is too much, they should give a 1K worth of Freebies to strengthen their offer.

  6. darren philip says:

    Omega HD looks sexieer than Diamond *,*

  7. wew says:

    mga adik siguro sa skype will go for starmobile.. 3MP ang front cam hahaha.. yon lang pinagkaiba at ang price.. chaka brand pala hehe..

  8. James Yap says:

    BASURAHNG MGA Phones. Patapon! Yak.

  9. Darelle says:

    Battery at Front Camera lng pla nagkaiba, or bka Dimensions din, tapos +2k?

    May free 8GB SD Card nga pero worth 2k b un? LOL!

    For sure mgging giveaway lng to sa Showtime na prang Astra.

  10. Darelle says:

    Bka may magsabi pa sa inyo n mas matibay ang SM. Take note n parehong iMobile IQ yang mga yan.

  11. Mogs says:

    Are they still using the MT6577? The PowerVR SGX 531 seems way too underpowered to be driving a 720p screen, especially for games. How do these phones perform in Nenamark 2?

  12. Josh says:

    Star Mobile phones are obviously overpriced! Yung after sales service nila is worth 2 thousand pesos more? Palusot na lang yan. Mahirap sukatin ang metric na yan, unlike side by side specs comparison, na malinaw talaga. If SM is so proud of the quality of their product and service, why won’t they give out a 5-year warranty? Dyan, magkakaalaman na!

    The truth is there’s probably no local mobile phone brand here who can match the klout of Cherry sa mga China (mostly) phone manufacturers. Syempre, of SM can only order 10,000 pieces of this and CM can order 30,000, then mas mababa talaga ang presyo ng CM, which is good for us, the consumers. Napasubo na ang SM dito, they should have opted for another model, and not compete CM head on with a disgusting 2k price difference.

    • jigs says:

      andami mong alam ah, pag lahat ng service center ng cm puno, tingnan natin kung san ka pupunta

    • Josh says:

      Malinaw naman, SM is passing on to its customers the bulk of its supposed to be investment on after-sales service. That’s 2k for each Diamond customer! Mas kapani-paniwala naman na SM is pricing this 25% more because mas pinili nila na mas mataas ang mark-up/profit nila.

      If SM truly cares for its customers, e di gawing optional ang service warranty. SM can sell the Diamond for 7,999 with a limited warranty and 9,990 with an extended warranty.

  13. Tebats says:

    Feeling naman ng SM eh mas superior sila kesa CM eh parehas lang sila nagrerebrand. Hahahaha sana mabankrupt na sila.

    • cooloo says:

      wag naman… para madami tayo choices. competition is healthy. tayo panalo nyan. hayaan mo starmobile mag presyong ganyan. mapapahiya naman sila ng ibang local brands. lols

    • Puchee says:

      Tanga! Kung ma-bankrupt ang SM, mababawasan ang kalaban ni CM. May dahilan na silang mag-taas ng presyo niyan. Isip isip din!

    • Tebats says:


      TANG INA MONG BOBO KANG PUTANG INA KA. Wala ka kasi pambili ng Branded Phones kaya yan na lang pagasa mong BOBO kang PULUBI ka.

    • Moi says:

      May dahilan kasi kaya mas mhal ang SM diamond kesa CM ohd, isearch mo sa google ” i mobile iq 6 ” diba wlang pinag kaiba ang design sa ohd ,brand lng ? Diba parehas lng nmn silang rebranded from iq6 ? Kya mhal ang SM dhil pinag aralan nila ung iq6 tapos gumawa sila ng sarili nilang design unlike sa CM na un design na un na mismo ang ginawa… least nag effort ang SM na gumawa ng sariling design…

    • Josh says:

      Ang bobo mo naman. Nag-comment ka na lang rin, hindi mo sinulat kung ano tong alam mo na “gumawa sila ng sarili nilang design”. Like for example, ano? Sige nga?

  14. customer says:

    StarMobile’s pricing = Tubong Lugaw!

  15. angry customer says:

    Tangina nyo StarMobile! Halos parehas lang naman yung specs ng phone nyo compared sa Cherry Mobile pero ang mahal ng mga phones nyo. Putang inang StarMobile yan! Magsara na kayong mga tubong lugaw! Pamigay nyo na lang sa Showtime yung phones nyo kaysa sa ibenta nyo kasi siguradong walang bibili ng phones nyo dahil sabi nga karamihan dito, OVERPRICED kayo!

  16. Name: yatz says:

    flirt o omega hd … haiz hirap mamili ….


    Natatawa ako dun sa mga tangengot sa facebook.
    Mas matibay daw si Diamond kesa kay Omega HD, lol.
    Mas maganda daw si Diamond kasi mas mahal, lol.
    Mas mabilis masira daw si Omega HD kasi Cherry Mobile, lol
    Mas ok daw ang MyPhone kasi gawang pinoy, lol.

  18. NIEV says:


    • VELOCITY says:




      SAAN KPa? simple lng yan

      lhat ng phone mpa brand man o hinde ,depende sa pag-gamit pare parehas lng yan…
      Pag bumili ka ng 40k ,lugi ka…ako 8k lng eh mailalaan ko pa sa iba ung 32k …

  19. rey says:

    baka maraming special features c diamond na wala c omega kaya mahal…check nio muna both… saka tau mag.react… :D

    • Kris Kikino says:

      Tulad ng? Tagalog Bible? Pinoy Quotes? Star Mobile mall? Ganda ha!

    • tonton says:

      special feature nya… overpriced, lols.

    • Our CM Omega HD is far better than SM’s Diamond, we have the latest products and not like their stock products that has been produced in 2011. So if you want to get a good value for your money, get CM omeg HD! :)

  20. Don Crisostomo says:

    Mga nagrereklamo tungkol sa price nito eh mga mahihirap at pulubi lang! Pwe! Wag kayo bumili kung wala kayong pambili! O kaya mag-overtime na lang kayo sa mga trabaho nyo para magkaron ng pambili at hindi puro reklamo. Mga pulubi! Urban poor! Ew! Pwe!

    • tonton says:

      eh bat ka nagcomment dito? ang mga mayaman ay hindi pumapatol sa mga pulubing nagmamatyaga sa mga local brands, ulol! yabang ng ungas na to, eh wala ka ngang pambili ng load. shet! pweh!

    • nyonyi says:

      Asa ka pa!

  21. Doc says:

    After the first day, may available pa ba na CM? Parati namang ubos so I’ll by it even if more than 2k sya, if I need it, rather than waiting for nothing.

  22. miku says:

    camera, battery at price lang pinagkaiba eh

  23. Rachel says:

    I think when it comes to durability, kahit na ano pang tatak ng cellphone mo, mapa iphone, samsung, lg, cherrymobile or starmobile pa yan, kung panapantao mo sa piko eh talagang masisira yung cellphone. I think cherry mobile should also invest in distributing the protectors and cases of the phones they rebrand so that wala ng aalma sa safety and durability of the phones.

    And yes, Starmobile Diamond is overpriced and people who work for Starmobile are overcompensating in rationalizing the high price. No bloatware app, widget or anything they put in the phone would explain a 2000 peso prize difference.

    Starmobile clean up your shit will you, please? Then maybe, the consumers would reconsider.

  24. ram says:

    This phones are rebranded versions of I-mobile IQ6 & IQ4 in thailand which has the same price 8,490 THB. i don’t understand why the price here has a large gap even though the SM Diamond (IQ4) has enhanced SGX S31 GPU compare to CM Omega HD (IQ6) but the specs are almost the same. If SM is a quad core, 8GB ROM then the price would be accurate :)

    • robin pads says:

      simple lang sagot nyan tol, baguhan lang ang starmobile. hindi nila kaya tapatan siguro ang volume ng order tulad cherry. kaya si cherry kayang mag lower ng prices. at isa pa, kung makikita mong ma interview mga sales reps o marketing staff ng starmobile akalain mo sa mga sinasabi nila, sila mismo gumagawa ng units nila kaya nangangatuwiran na mas mataas pricing sa kompetisyon. may in house R&D daw o “engineers”. LOLS. eh puro rebrand lahat produkto nila, tinatakan lang brand nila at iniba ang kulay. LOOOOLS!

    • techhh says:

      @robin pads. syempre kailangan din nila ng developer. d lang naman basta rebrand ang gagawin nila. ung software ba ng i-mobile ay pareho sa starmobile? isip din. kahit na parehas silang android, starmobile needs to develop the software for their customers needs.

  25. erah says:

    starmobile diamond? duh! pareho lang sila ng starmobile flirt, walang pinagkaiba! at kaya lang naman naisipan ng starmobile na gawain yang diamond para lang itapat sa omega hd. wtf? eh sa battery nga, di na umabot. and one more thing, yung flirt, 1900mah battery lang. 2000 na pagdating sa diamond. no way. I WILL BUY OMEGA HD THIS APRIL. END OF STORY

    • Nacho says:

      Dumbass. Flirt has a 4.5 inch qHD screen and Diamond has 5 inch HD screen and plus u dont need to act like a bitch by saying duh. Besides Diamond is better than Omega HD way better i dont think if its worth 2000 pesos besides i swear u are cheap.

    • paqyu ka says:

      teh uso din ang magbasabasa. sadyang p0ser0 ka lang

  26. Glenn says:

    got my cm omega yesterday, and it comes with a free 16gb micro sd card. so definitely a winner in terms of value for money

  27. Josh says:

    Both CM and SM have their own bloatware which I’d rather not have. At kung knowleadgeable ka sa sinasabi mong software na na-develop ng SM for their customer needs, aber, ano yun? Worth ba yun 2k?

  28. tantan says:

    cherry mobile and star mobile parang mga channel lang sa tv. naggagayahan ng naggagayahan…

  29. Glenn says:

    @Les i bought mine at victory mall antipolo

  30. Nacho says:

    @erah u dumbass Flirt is not the same with Diamond. Flirt has a 4.5 inch qHD screen and Diamond has a 5.0 HD screen how is that the same?

  31. Nacho says:

    If u are a super rich person, I reccomend getting the Diamond, i have both units and Diamond has louder speaker and longer battery life ( Sometimes dont believe the specs ) but i dont know if its worth the price of 2000 pesos

    • Jogs says:

      Kung super rich nga naman syempre di na un bibili ng CM or SM hahaha. Go for S4 na un.

  32. lee says:


    ask ko lng po kung ung battery ng OHD is malambot tlga? para syang takip ng gatorade??

    sa mga OHD users, ung sa inyo po b gnun din?

  33. amer says:

    The first time i saw the diamond, i thought it was an upgraded omega HD. Since they are both rebranded with the same company, they are almost same. Its just that CM OMEGA HD was cheaper than the diamond and they have very small difference. I would go for OMEGA HD since its battery is higher than diomand. :)

  34. cj says:

    i keep on thinking what i am going to buy between the two! ..

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