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Cherry Mobile Orbit goes on 50% Sale




Cherry Mobile’s latest Android smartphone is a dual-SIM handset. Called the Cherry Mobile Orbit, the unit has a suggested retail price of Php12,998 but on May 19, CM will sell it for 50% off.

The SRP doesn’t seem to be that attractive considering there are a number of Samsung and LG Android phones in that range. However, at Php6,499, it could convince a number of CM fans to grab one that day. That and the fact that this is a dual-SIM phone.

Cherry Mobile Orbit
3.2″ HVGA Capacitive TouchScreen
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
Qualcomm 528Mhz processor
512MB ROM
256MB RAM
up to 32GB via microSD
QuadBand GSM / GPRS / EDGE
Dualband WCDMA / HSDPA
5MP autofocus camera w/ LED Flash
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1
3G/HSDPA
GPS w/ aGPS support
FM Radio tuner
Standard Micro USB 2.0
Android 2.2 (Froyo)

The sale will happen on all Cherry Mobile Stores on May 19. Will post more details or restrictions on we get them.



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

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48 Responses

  1. JKisaragi says:

    Got info ’bout the battery life, Sir Abe?

  2. 1001 says:

    can android updates be applicable to this phone if it’s available?

  3. popo says:

    This is one cherry I don’t want to pop.

  4. Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    How is the quality of Cherry Mobile’s support?

    Currently eyeing a Huawei IDEOS U8150 priced at P6,850~P6,900 with a 1year warranty and still unsure if Huawei service centers covers their phones as well.

    • Noir says:

      My family just applied for the family plan and we will get 3 of these :) (Much better specs than Corby 2 and Nokia X2-01

      (Dont have the units yet since they only have 1 at stock during the time)

      I’ll probably sell one and buy one of these and maybe try using custom roms.

      Although it seems that Cherry Mobile does not have custom roms…

    • thedot says:

      Where did you buy your Huawei U8150?

    • Noir says:

      It comes FREE when you apply for the Family Circle Plan from GLOBE.

      They only had 1 stock on their location during the time we applied so we have to wait till the end of the week to get the 3 Phones. They cant release them 1 at a time

    • IC DeaDPiPoL says:

      spotted it at SM Megamall Cyberzone for P6850 and Greenhills Theatremall at P6900 pesos

    • Noir says:

      Can you specify what store exactly?

      Because if I have a GOOD experience from them I’ll be buying a better model.

      Need more Mhz lol

    • Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

      IIRC it was ePhone (Megamall Cyberzone, right across Globe’s shop) priced at P6,850.00
      http://www.ephone.com.ph/ep/ehome.asp

    • Noir says:

      Thanks will check to see if they have any other rare android phones

  5. mkbm says:

    to din yun eh:

    http://www.gsmarena.com/gigabyte_gsmart_g1310-3720.php

    pero since wala namang gigabyte dito, okay na din to.

    • Nyep says:

      I Think Gigabyte nga to sir CM lang ang mag lo launch sa Philippines..

      Mukhang Bago lang to wala pang Vids sa youtube eh.

      Not bad sa 7.5k pero sana upgradable sa sya Gingerbread(Android 2.3)

  6. Charles says:

    Sa ngayon ok lang kung medyo average and build quality at speed/responsiveness ng phone na to. Kelangan malaman ang battery life!!!

  7. csseyah says:

    I think ok itong Cherry Mobile Orbit, I’ll buy one on May 19.

  8. This is the GSmart from Gigabyte but I doubt if this will be covered by their support. More likely that Cherry Mobile will still be the one to provide support. As for the upgrade option, I’m waiting as to whether this will be fastboot unlock capable to determine whether I’ll get it. :)

  9. walang imik says:

    Mag nokia 3310 n lang ako kesa mag cherry mobile. Peace!

  10. JoMi says:

    6.5k for the specs of Orbit is a good deal! Tnx for sharing, Abe! Rock on! =)

  11. ade says:

    will definitely get one

  12. epsr82 says:

    cool price for an android

    btw, care to look at this site http://halogentv.com/ your themes looks the same (hmmm almost) :)

  13. Eason says:

    Specs wise on the price of the sale its better than the Dual Sim android phones of Torque.

    But still, the final verdict is that….IF YOU DO NOT NEED DUAL SIM just buy a Samsung or LG entry level android.

    Just going to the official fanpage of Cherry Mobile you will definitely think twice before buying. With all of the bomnbards of fail after sales service are signs that they flop in after sales service including me having a cherry mobile P3 serviced now FOR MORE THAN 3 months.

    They are like the CD-R King for cellphones for me.

  14. Rain says:

    Hi Abe,

    Promo is only applicable to Cherry Mobile concept stores like SM annex… :)

  15. Marc says:

    Only Cherry Mobile Concept Stores hmm?

    Naku… mukhang Laking Gulo nanaman ito….

    Since they didn’t put a time limit, I think they’ll follow the Cebu Pacific model of seat sales and have only a limited number of phones at 50% off. Once they’re all gone, the remaining stock is full price. XD

  16. erickkk says:

    Hmm.. weird, last week posted ito sa product page niya sa cherrymobile.com.ph, now wala na siya.. bakit kaya?

  17. mr. bogus says:

    gudluck!!!

    bad battery

    bad hardware

    bad after sales!!!!

  18. JD says:

    pangit talaga after sales service ng cherry mobile. kailangang makipag talo ka pa para lang pakingan ka. mura nga pero pasasakitin lang ulo mo pag nagloko. GRRRRRRRRRR. kainis kang cherry ka

  19. cherry has bad quality? then why settle for it? If one wants to buy android phones, then one should invest in the good kinds.

  20. Noir says:

    Just went to a CM Kiosk and the sale is going on now.

    Didnt buy one since GLobe has not yet released our 3 Ideos..:(

  21. Iyan Sommerset says:

    Meh. Passed by SM City North EDSA a few hours ago to snag one. Turns out they were just getting reservations (for 1k a pop!) for the Orbit which will be available “next week”… Remembering what I’ve read about the quality of their after-sales service, I decided it wasn’t worth the trouble. Not looking forward to weeks and weeks of following up for the unit to be available.

  22. mark says:

    mga sir sa mga nakabili na nito musta po ung battery performance madali po ba sya malowbat..
    pa rate naman sir it a “high mid low” ?
    thanks

    • mkbm says:

      sa ngayon, mid. parang ang bilis. kahit standby lang, bilis mabawasan. pero pwede ring nasa widget ko lang yun. ewan. pero kagabi, chinarge ko ng 8pm. pagbalik ko sa kwarto ng 11pm, 0% pa din. pero in-on ko at ginamit. nag-charge. nung medyo heavy use, nag-stop mag-charge. tas nirestart ko ulit, nag-charge na ulit. nagloloko charging eh. inoobserbahan ko pa kung battery prob lang o charger o yung mismong unit. pero baka papalitan ko na mamaya yung battery. pag ganun pa din, baka charger nga. pag ganun pa din after papalitan, baka unit na. grrr. sana hanggang batt lang yung prob.

    • mark says:

      thanks sir balak ko ksi bumili, any feedbacks later sir so that i can use ur feed to decide whether i will buy this one thanks…

    • mkbm says:

      sa ngayon, i love the phone but i hate the battery. but then, one should expect it na rin kase android os na, dual sim pa. they should’ve included an extra batt though. so feeling ko kahit papalitan ko to, ganun pa din eh. baka papalitan ko muna. pag ganun pa rin, bili na lang ako extra battery. but once samsung or lg comes up with a 3g dual sim android, kahit this year pa, magba-brand upgrade ako for sure.

    • Iyan Sommerset says:

      Any way to shut off the second SIM functionality? I only use one anyway.

    • mkbm says:

      @iyan: walang reply link sa post mo. ewan ko kung bakit. yup. meron. sa dual sim settings. enable/disable meron.

  23. cedric says:

    this is my personal experience with the cherry orbit:

    may 19 2011: at around 1pm i bought my cherry orbit at the cherry kiosk in robinsons ermita. it is priced at P6,499 with free globe sim. it only took me 5 mins to test and complete the sale.

    i used the unit for the next couple of hours until the low battery warning appeared at about 7pm.. charged it for about 3 hours as stated by the sales rep then after charging i already tinkered with the orbit..after 1 hr i’ve noticed that it consumes quite bit of energy, then i put it to sleep.

    may 20 2011: the orbit started its day at 9:00am
    text a few people, most of the day the orbit was on stand by, it got low about at about 7pm..after 30-40 text messages sent, 30-40 received text messages and atleast 10 hours of stand by time..i’ve charged by that time and then did my chores..after 3 hours i’ve check th e orbit and its still charging, so left it and did something else..on the 4th hour checked it again and its still charging, then came the 5th and 6th hour and its still charging, this made me get worried since this is the first time in last couple of years that i’ve charge a cellphone that long and yet it has reached it peak..then came the 7th hour, its already 1:45am of may 21, 2011..i pulled the plug even if its still charging and used the orbit for wifi browsing for atleast 20 mins..then put it to sleep.

    may 21, 2011: the orbit started the day at 9:20am with 96% battery life..i’ve downloaded battery doctor and advance task manager from the android shop to help improve the battery performance of the orbit..sad to say it did little help..even if you kill most of the apps that were running at the background, some of them manage to start up again like the clock, weather, people apps..most of the am and afternoon, the orbit was just on stand by mode..as of now 10:30 pm i’ve sent atleast 8 text messages, received 10 text messages, less that 2 minutes of call time, 30 mins of wifi browsing time and atleast 13 hrs of stand by time..my orbit’s battery life 30%..how pathetic!!

    you do the math..this is one of the worst phones in the market today in terms of battery life performance!!

    i’ve learned my lesson well, that is “NEVER TO BUY ANY CHERRY PRODUCT AGAIN, EVEN IF THEY SELL IT AT 90% DISCOUNT!!”

    • Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

      Cedric:

      can you test if you can disable bluetooth, wifi & 3G then log the performance from 9am-7pm?

    • cedric says:

      yes kahit kailan hindi nag-3g unit ko..and i always check the wifi and bluetooth making sure that both of there are turned off..pero talaga its either the unit or battery may problem dun..

    • mkbm says:

      hmm.. so i guess, no need to have my batt replaced as i’ve read a lot of complaints about the battery. lahat ata talaga tayo ganun. baka dahil malakas talaga kumain ng batt ang android os x 2 lines. oh well. they should’ve at least given us a 2nd battery, like with verzio before. i’ll be bringing my charger with me then. wherever i go. everyday. or maybe buy another battery.

      sana maglabas din ang samsung or lg ng dual sim android. asap.

  24. tim says:

    I own one of this. All i can say is it has the worst battery life ever. Poor sound volume too. The vibration come and go. Not stable

  25. Elvie says:

    I’ve tried almost all kinds of phones already, all I can say is that, this cherry mobile orbit is the worst when it comes to battery life, the speaker is also just murmuring, can’t even hear my favorite music without using the earphone. my housemates are all laughing at me, since their phone’s speaker sounds very loud. the 5mp camera is no use. my husband’s 3.2 mp nokia e52 is better. and the sensor gets me mad everytime i want to use it. bad trip everytime i want to use it, i want to trade in my cherry mobile orbit kahit 5,000 k na lang. ayaw ko ibenta sa office, masisira lang ako. nagbenta ng walang kuwentang cellphone, sana nakinig na lang ako sa kaopisina ko, bumili na lang ako dapat ng samsung galaxy mini, konti lang diprensiya. sising sisi ako, dapat di ko kinagat yung 50% off. naghintay sana muna ako ng reviews, comments. di na uli ako magpapaloko. WAG NA KAYONG BUMILI, walang kuwenta. nong punta ako SM Manila para bili sana ng case, suplada pa ang tindera sa kioks nila, ask ko kung may case para sa cherry mobile orbit, sumagot ng wala, di man lang tumingin. hayup talaga. bastos.

  26. min says:

    eto experience ko sa orbit:

    1st day: fully charged at 10pm. pagkagising ko ng 7am, dead ang unit dahil drained ang battery.

    2nd day: fully charged at 10pm. i turned off edge and unchecked use of network connections. at 7am, 43% na lang ang battery.

    3rd day: fully charged at 10pm. turned of all connections(3g, edge, etc.) and disabled the 2nd sim card. used Netqin Android Booster(fr App Market). at 7am, 86% ang battery.

    hindi tatagal ang Orbit ng naka-dual active sim. Disable niyo yung 2nd sim para makatagal kayo ng maghapon. maghapon lang kasi di na aabot ng gabi. parang bumili lang tayo ng single sim na android. ano ba yan Cherry and Gigabyte! pakipalitan ang mga battery namin!

    maganda sana kaso palpak ang battery :(

  27. EyeMan says:

    Cherry phones are easy to use. It combines the Nokia and Samsung OS and patterns. But it costs much to have it repaired coz parts are not available except at Cherry repair centers. For lcd of M33 w/c costs P2,300 you spend P1,300.00. Not practical compared to LCDs of brand phones costing P600 to P900.

  28. ulraman says:

    When is the next sale of Cherry Orbit. Am interested buying one but at 50% discount only.

  29. Kenth says:

    To those still interested, just found this in another blog:
    http://www.promoblitzph.info/cherry-mobile-orbit-1-day-sale-50-off.html

  30. jhoe says:

    comment ko lng madali tlga malowbat ang android bcoz sa OS na ginamit android 2.2 froyo wala talaga kakayahan magtagal ang battery unlike sa gingerbread 2.3 tumatagal ang battery nya..un ang pinagka iba nla kaya ako tatanungin wala sa unit un o battery kundi sa OS khit ang samsung android 2.2 mabilis dn maglowbat…gamit ko cp android 2.2 orbit…compare nyo din muna kz b4 magbad comments..android 2.2 ang gamit ntin hindi gingerbread na tumatagal ang battery,khit magsamsung pa kayo…tnx

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