Cherry Mobile Trident is a Triple SIM phone

Cherry Mobile Trident is a Triple SIM phone

Cherry Mobile has a new phone that’s capable of handling 3 SIM cards at the same time called the Trident (Q300). Yes, this is probably the first triple-SIM phone to be marketed in the Philippines — and it’s got a TV tuner too.

Designed to look like a cross between the Nokia E72 and the BlackBerry Curve, Cherry Mobile’s Trident phone was launched just last week (July 1) with a suggested retail price of Php6,450.


Cherry Mobile Q300 Trident

* Triple SIM, Triple Standby
* Quad Band GSM
* 2.46” TFT LCD
* 2MP camera
* WiFi
* Analog TV with Record
* FM Radio with Record
* up to 4GB on microSD
* Bluetooth

It’s got an optical trackpad too, just like the ones from BlackBerry. All 3 SIM cards are active but only two are MMS-capable and can connect to GPRS. Not sure what the battery life would be like though {via PTB}.

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

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87 Responses

  1. Justine says:

    cool! :D parang gusto ko. haha. :D

  2. joeyoliver says:

    I think even TORQUE released a triple sim phone.

  3. IanMedina34 says:

    @abeolandres java phone ba ang trident?

  4. Richard says:

    hahaha! kmusta nman kaya ang battery life nito?

  5. fjordz says:

    cool phone! But, is there really a need for a three-SIM phone?

  6. akia says:

    para sa mga load retailers :) nice kc may wifi

  7. Jade Bryan says:

    waaa. But that slogan sucks. ‘we’ll take you around the globe’ ‘& let’s talk anything under the sun’

  8. Jhay says:

    I know a lot of my friends who would love this phone.

  9. Malcoxx says:

    This is cool. I love the fact that technology is “mass” friendly nowadays. The price is very cheap and is more convenient than carrying three 1xxx.xx phones.

    Only caveat that I have with these phones are the GUI. I am a visual person and improving the GUI and screen quality will make me a sure buyer. I understand that it will increase the price, but an option would be great. I don’t mind paying 10k if the device is worth it.

    Good job Cherry, more great products like this to come!

  10. boboyco says:

    @abeolandres Wow! That’s Globe, Smart and Sun in one package.

  11. roan carl says:

    now we dont have to carry more than 3 phones hehehe but it think its realy practical and the price is good, how about the quality of this phone

  12. jan says:

    bat disabled ang site ng cherrymobile?

  13. RickLabrador says:

    This attempt is nice and its got wifi too. But what about the perf? Is it fast or fast enough for a good web browsing experience? And the built? Hope its not cheap plastic, though I cant expect too much from this price range, good to know their keeping up with the times in terms of feat. Its the hardware that concerns me. A good buy though for those who prefer affordability.

  14. bonxy says:

    cherry mobile is known for their dual sim and now triple sim feature… but the media features of their phone sucks…

    1. u cant change the themes
    2. u cant receive mms eventhough its already activated by ur network provider
    3. the camera resolution isnt really megapixel… its still vga

  15. H says:

    Triple sim! Holy cow! Myphone, gandahan nyo version nyo. With colors please.

    -Sent via YugaTech Mobile App

  16. wow! am lured to buy one!

  17. lolipown says:

    you get what you pay for with cherry

  18. skagen says:

    nice! 3 sim in one! will wait for the review.

  19. lalin says:

    looks tempting but I got doubts with quality… and esp battery life.

  20. Ayos at may WiFi siya. Sana may A-GPS na rin pero malupit to. Kaso parang hindi mo kakailanganin ang 3 sim cards at a time eh. :D

  21. IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    The specs are nice but why the 4gig limit?

  22. limuelG says:

    cherry mobile,, parang china phone lang yan,,, bilis pa ma drain ng battery……

  23. Teknisyan says:

    Aha… that’s for the trident name… qwerty phone, wifi, tv, and of course triple SIM!! what more can you ask for?!

  24. JP says:

    @teknisyan, ummm:

    *no sent items folder
    *no multitasking.

    But this is a great phone, considering the Wi-fi capability.

    Could someone confirm if Cherry Mobile handsets aren’t just rebranded china phones or is it just like EMAXX that “rebrands” J&W motherboards.

  25. Kinny says:

    Can’t wait to see my/phone’s version of tri sim.

  26. Arvee says:

    …then bundle it with 3 sims, priceless.

  27. buknoy says:

    Torque also has one, and the specs are very much the same. Anyone knows kung alin ang mas ok na brand? torque or cherry?

  28. markmarcelo0210 says:

    I super love the slogan! Ok to ha… TRIPLE SIM!

  29. Euan says:

    wow, i can’t believe i’m drooling!! LOL!! grabe, mejo maganda yung pgkkadesign at triple SIM!! I WANT IT!! Heheheh! At may WIFI at Document Viewer! wow! Yung Trident name reminds me of Poseidon kasi Trident yung weapon nya. :D

  30. Euan says:

    Pinoy phone ang Cherry mobile di ba??

  31. Herce says:

    Can you do a review of the Windows Mobile Cherry?

  32. MyMaria says:

    OMG! I think I just found my next phone!!!

  33. friedtokwa says:

    ok sa copy ah.. smart.. globe.. sun.. i had 2 cherry mobiles before and was satisfied naman.. i think im going to try this one.. sana magregalo sa birthday ko ehehehe…

  34. jarn says:

    sayang hindi 3G…wahahaha

  35. jarn says:

    sayng hindi 3G..wahahaha

  36. jjb says:

    nice ah.
    mukhang okay ung design and optical trackpad as navi key, not bad for 6k+
    sana lang may 3g

  37. MYMY says:

    LOL! i just bought that! color black!
    hahaha its so nicE! and my sister bought it for me!!
    cause im only 13 years old!! who hoo!!

  38. jjb says:

    nice ah.
    mukhang okay ung design and optical trackpad as navi key, not bad for 6k+
    sana lang may 3g
    kasi im planning on using a sun wireless broadband sim on one of the slots, para unlimited internet

  39. mark says:

    tri sim = overkill LOL

  40. mint says:

    why everyone claims to be the first one to release a 3-sim in market…torque also did the same claim last may…hahaha.

    but it is quite promising for a 3-sim to be out in the market today…let us cross our fingers for the next 4-Sim phone to be out in the coming months…

  41. minnie me says:

    i think cherry is indeed a china phone. hello? can you look at their phone designs??? total knock off of nokia and samsung phones!

  42. Loong Tang says:

    Most of us are still looking for a wide features (3g, High MP, OS) but this phone is just 6k (not bad for others), for me this is a good phone and will use it for smart, globe and pldt landline,.. walang perfect na phone sa ngayon kahit kaya nilang gumawa pagsamasamahin….

  43. CHRYMO says:

    Hey Abe, you spelled Nokia wrong. Nice looking phone IMHO… I just hate the sound of fixing this phone in english. You just popped the Cherry didn’t you? lol!

  44. bj says:

    Im looking to buy a tri-sim phone. Ive seen the Trident in one of the Mall shops here but I found out about the Torque Trinity. Its an earlier launched a Tri-Sim phone by Torque. A blog I found said it has Java and can access Gmail and major social networking sites. Does the Cherry Trident do this too?

    Would appreciate it if you could write a post comparing the two.

    Looking forward to that! Thanks!^_^

  45. Luis says:

    Hi folks…

    This is a nice triple sim phone… but there are more mobiles with best features…

    check this site:

  46. TOPZ says:

    Hi ALL,

    Any news on battery performance of the Trident and comparison with Torque Trinity?

    Thanks…. 8-)

  47. jean says:

    hello po, ask ko lang kung pwede mag trade-in? cherry mobile din tong gamit ko, m35 5 months palang po to complete papers po. gusto ko palitan ng trident. saan po bang branch nyo ang pwedeng mag trade-in, taga cabanatuan city po ako. pls. reply tnx…

  48. jean says:

    ask ko lang pwede din bang mag trade-in? cherry mobile M35 unit ko, 5 months ko palang nabili. gusto ko trident. please reply po tnx…

  49. Jc says:

    W0w! Ganda naman nyan! Pinamimigay ba yan? Ahihi! Guys extra inc0me online! Try it! Just click the link! Thanks!

  50. jun says:

    seems nice both features and look. hmmm i’ll buy this phone

  51. JunJun says:

    a very useless phone…battery drains easily….so how can i maximize the use of this phone outdoors, ha?

    …a crap

  52. Jojo says:

    I actually bought the this phone. The battery lasts quite long with moderate use. I used it with average calls and txting for 3 days. I dont know how long it would have lasted because I decided to charge it anyway.

    It’s great for basic use. The java browser works, but I dont like it.

    It has a TV which is quite interetsing :) and has saved me from many boring waiting moments.

    Data entry could be cumbersome though.

    And contrary to what is mentioned here previously, yes you can change the themes.

  53. RJ says:

    Always bring a charger with you…

  54. reirei says:

    …if one of my 3 phone get snatched… I’ll only loose 1.

    If this get snatched, I’ll loose all 3 of my sims at once lol

  55. cherrymob says:

    meron bang kasamang extra battery sa package? meron din bang front camera like the torque trinity?

  56. chi says:

    sir yuga, we’re hoping that you could give us detailed review of this Cherry Mobile Trident. A friend of mine has this and says he haven’t encountered any “bugs” so far but there’s a lot of “reklamo’s” over this said unit.

    help us decide: to buy or not to buy.

    this will be indeed helpful for people like me who travel around manila a lot, carries only a small bag and uses 5 sims.


  57. Xtian says:

    Why not feature the Torque Trinity also? Other sites mentioned as it being the 1st to launch here in the Philippines.

  58. sey says:

    may pix ka nun trident? pdi naman pa send sa email or post it somewhere sa net para mkita ko din.. eheh..(feeling close naman ako) btw.. tnx..ö
    gano kalaki un? balak ko pa naman bilhin.. nkita ko na kasi tq800 wla maxadong negative feedback sa trident puro nega.. hmmn.. ö

  59. adam says:

    I think this mobile phone is very interesting.
    Breakthrough technology for cherry mobile.
    Electronic Cigarette for chain smokers

  60. Ms Hannah says:

    Cool!! I hope you could have a more “masusing” review about this. This phone’s perfect for us yuppies. :D

  61. jen says:

    i wish to get this asap… whowwwww… it

  62. adrian says:

    Cherry mobile features are okay, kasi angdami which you can not find in other trusted brands like nokia but the downside of buying china phones is the battery and unstable pa ang software like usb charger read by the phone as headset, kaya siguro di maayos ang charging. battery charger is also not covered by warranty even if after 2 months pa lang binili. just sharing my experience on my cherry mobile. have regrets of buying it but its your choice.

  63. schadenfreude says:

    pretty much a rebranded china phone. that goes for torque as well.

  64. ApRiL says:

    bumili ako last week ng cherry q300 para magamit sa Canada.. Sabi kasi ng seller pwede daw ito khit sa anong bansa… pero hindi ko naman ito magamit dito sa Canada. baka may kaylangan lang ayusin sa settings nya para magamit dito.. kung sino po ang marunong, paturo naman po pls.

  65. Jeff Tope says:

    For me cherryl mobile trident is cool. triple sim kc, woww kaya lahat ng costumer ko ay makareply n kahit anong network s skin. the best ito sa service ko!

  66. Danilo Jr Nobleza says:

    cool… 3 sim in one phone and its just like blackberry.. lol…

  67. aeon says:

    hoping so that your product have an accessories like keypad for the replacement of the needs of units….

  68. eric_cute says:

    ganda nman nyan. parang gusto ko bumili nyan soon. Need extra income? Click this link:

  69. Ice panganiban says:

    Maganda sana kaso yung keypad naman katigas pindutin sana yung magandang pindutin nagpaganda lang talaga dyan yung 3sim… kasi yung battery kasi talaga iniisip ko pagkaganyan pa naman mahirap hanapan ng battery

  70. shiela mae casumpang says:

    wow i really2 like it. galing my triple cim na.. hehe

  71. abby says:

    ill buy dis nxt wik.. kxo parang ngbago icp koh..haha

  72. Edward says:

    Cherry Mobile Trident Q300 Specification

    Manufacturer: Jincen
    Chipset: MTK 6223D, MTK 6235
    Operating System: Nucleus RTOS
    Touch Screen: No
    Screen Size: 2.4″
    Display Type: LCD
    Screen Type: Resistive
    Screen Colors: 260 K
    Network: GSM
    Frequencies: Quad Band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    Unlocked 100% fully unlocked. No contract required.
    SIM: Three SIM, Three Standby
    Languages: Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Dutch, English, French, Greek, Italiano, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
    Mobile Internet WiFi (IEEE 802.11 / 802.11b / 802.11g Compatible), GPRS, GSM Data
    WiFi: Yes
    Phone Book Contacts: 3,000 contacts
    SMS: Yes
    MMS: Yes
    Email: Yes
    Handwriting Input: Yes
    Call Settings: Caller ID, call waiting, call divert, call barring, line switching, black list, background sounds, call time display, call time reminder, auto quick end, pitch shift
    User Profiles: General, Meeting, Outdoor, Indoor, Headset, Bluetooth
    Bluetooth: Yes
    Bluetooth Profiles: Handsfree, Headset, SPP, DUN, OPP, FTP, A2DP, AVRCP, HID, BIP, BPP, Obex Imaging
    TV: Yes
    TV: Type Analog TV
    TV: Standard SECAM, PAL, NTSC
    Extendable TV Antenna: Yes
    TV Settings: Channel list, channel search, full screen, manual input, my channel, record, search area
    Gravity Sensor: Yes
    G Sensor Functions: Wallpaper, songs, videos, TV, call silent, FM channels, images, alarm
    Java: Yes
    Java Apps: Doc Viewer, eBuddy, Google Maps, Opera Mini, Skype
    Video Formats: 3GP , AVI, MP4
    Audio Formats: MP3
    Picture Formats: JPG, GIF, BMP
    eBook Formats: TXT
    Sound Recorder: Yes
    Picture Camera: Dual Cameras
    Rear Camera Max Resolution: 1.9 MP (1600 * 1200)
    Front Camera Max Resolution: 1.9 MP (1600 * 1200)
    Camera Settings: Photos, LED highlight, shutter sound, EV, contrast, anti-flicker, delay timer, continuous shot, image size, image quality, white balance, scene mode, effect settings, set frame, storage, switch sensor, restore default
    Video Camera: Dual Video Cameras
    Video Camera Settings: White balance, EV, night mode, anti-flicker, video quality, effect settings, storage, restore default
    FM Radio: Yes
    FM Range: 87.5 – 108.0 mHz
    Earphones Required as Antenna: No
    FM Settings: Channel list, manual input, auto search, background play, loudspeaker, record
    Internal Memory: 62 MB
    Memory Card Type: Micro SD (TF)
    Max Memory Card: 8 GB
    GPS: No
    Productivity: Alarm, world clock, calculator, stopwatch, currency converter, calendar, tasks
    Vibrate: Yes
    USB Options: Mass Storage, Webcam, COM Port
    Main Menu Icons: Phone, SMS, MMS, Contacts, Call Center, Network, WiFi, Email, Opera Mini, eBuddy, Music, Videos, Pictures, Camera, TV, Bluetooth, FM, Game, File Manager, User Profiles, Settings
    Menu Pages: 1
    Design: QWERTY
    Earphone Jack: 3.5 mm
    USB Connection: Custom USB
    Buttons: Confirm, Silent, Back, Camera, Power, Record, TV, Volume down, Volume up
    Dimensions: 115 * 62 * 13 mm
    Power Source: Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
    Battery Model: BL-6F
    Standby Time: 120 hours
    Talk Time: 2.5 to 4 hours

  73. trident says:

    Yah… This Cherry Mobile Trident is a Triple SIM phone is really very nice. I used this phone.

  74. It’s a practical phone if you’re using 3 sim cards. I’m using:
    1. Sun
    2. Globe
    3. PLDT LL

    I’m not sure if it’s built like this or if it’s malfunctioning, I got this late December 2010:
    1. Sometimes pressing and holding the unlock key won’t unlock, so you gotta do that a lot.
    2. Sim3 doesn’t have call settings unlike sim1 and sim2, so whatever sim you’re using in sim3, you CANT toggle:
    – call waiting
    – call divert
    – call barring

    Other issues with sim slot 3:
    1. You can’t use phone memory for storing messages received from sim slot 3, so if your sim has a maximum capacity of 25 messages, you gotta keep deleting after receiving 25 messages. Sim 1 and 2 each is given a 1000 message capacity.
    2. I tried putting in PLDT LL in sim slot 3, and instead of registering as pldt ll+, it registers as smart, okay that’s fine I guess but when people try calling that pldt ll number, I don’t get a ring, I’m not notified. I wouldn’t know who’s calling and when the call happened until they call me on my other numbers. Outgoing calls still work. If you put the pldt ll on sim slot 1 or sim slot 2, it does ring and it does register as pldt ll+. I could do it that way but I get a lot of messages on my other sims (globe and sun) and so i have to start deleting messages after the 25th message if placed in sim slot 3.
    3. Changing Touch-pad sensitivity settings doesnt make a difference with sensitivity, sometimes itll respond to finger movement, sometimes it wont, so i use the volume keys which also act as an up or down button on some menus.
    4. If you plug in earphones without a built-in Mic and you get a ring from someone and answer it, call would end and the person calling you would think you’re rejecting the call. im guessing the phone is looking for a built-in mic on that earphone and when it detects no mic, it drops the call. Why am i using earphones not included in the box? well because the earphones I use are better in terms of sound quality, I use it for the mp3s I put into the phone.
    5. Pressing sim 2 button goes to the main menu. There is already a button for that, so there are 2 buttons going to the main menu while sim 1 and sim 3 button goes to their call history.
    6. Browsing capabilities are very limited, but hey least you get to use WiFi right?
    7. I’ve had issues wherein I have to press hands-free twice just activate that feature.
    8. Battery doesn’t last too long. Probably why they include an extra battery in the box.

    What I like about the phone:
    1. 3 sim cards obviously.
    2. It’s cheap. Even though it feels like it can break any minute, it’s still cheap.
    3. You can use regular earphones for this.
    4. 8GB support, good for mp3s.
    5. Has a built in TV tuner. I never get good reception, so i really dont use it.
    6. Has a button on the side that activates a voice recorder, so if you need that feature quickly, its just 1 press away. I’ve used it many times.
    7. qwerty keypad.
    8. dual camera with mini lighting. I’ve used it once, for testing.

  75. Trident says:

    hi,i just want to know if this phone is nice or not.if it’s worth to buy orn ot,i neeeed to know!!!!i need to know if the camera works nice..if the battery lasts long and if the UI is nice.thanks

  76. lalaki says:

    di daw maganda ito , kasi minsan di nakaka recieve ng messages , hindi rin malinaw ang camera .

  77. ang galing says:

    Haha nakakatuwa talaga service ng cherry mobile ^__^, una ung q300 trident ko ayaw mag on, so dinala ko sya sa HQ sa roxas boulevard, edi inayos nila at pinalitan ung motherboard. Matapos mapalitan ang matherboard napansin ko na ung ipinalit ay gamit na dahil may mga laman pa ang message at phonebook, ayos lang sakin un kasi mukha namang walang problema, kaso matapos ang 3 araw ung keypad biglang ayaw ng gumana, sa sarili kong observasyon, kapag pinatay ng matagal ung unit at binuksan uli gagana ung keypad pero mawawala uli. Ibinalik ko ang unit sa HQ at dinulog nga ang aking problema, tuwing sabado lang ako nakakapunta sa HQ nila dahil sa aking trabaho kaya ISANG LINGGO kong iniwan ung unit sa kanila. Pag balik ko at kinuha yung unit ok na “DAW”. Tinanong ko kung may pinalitang pyesa at ang sabi ay wala, nung ginamit ko yung unit napansin ko na andun pa din ung mga lumang data, ibig sabihin di rin ginalaw ung software. ISANG LINGGO sa kanila yung unit tapos DI MANLANG NILA GINALAW? MAKITA LANG NILA NA GUMANA OK NA? DI MANLANG INOBSERBAHAN? Sinabi ko na nuon na kapag pinatay ng matagal at biuksan uli gagana ung keypad pero saglit, sabi nung CSR inobserbahan naman daw, pero dahil halfday lang sila nun at 11am nako nakapunta dun at binigay sakin ung phone ay 12:30, labasan nila, di ko na masyadong na-obserbahan sa HQ nila, pero pag uwi ko ANG GALING KASI UNG UNIT AYAW NA NAMAN GUMANA UNG KEYPAD, NAKAKATUWA TALAGA ANG CHERRY MOBILE. ISANG LINGGO SA KANILA UNG UNIT DI MANLANG GINALAW.

  78. MJ230708 says:

    Cherry Mobile Phone is a Crappy phone… sa una lang sila magaling maganda yung mga unang labas ng cherry maganda ung quality… yung dumami ang demand dun na lumabas ang mga problema… gawa lang sila ng gawa di na natetesting for quality control.. hay magkapera lang…

  79. pierbelle says:

    hay nako.. maganda sana kasi 3 sim na.. kaso hindi ako makareceive ng msg on time sa sim3. at panay sya magoff and restart ulit na di ko naman nirerestart..

    • carmz says:

      hay nako.. maganda sana kasi 3 sim na.. kaso hindi ako makareceive ng msg on time sa sim3. at panay sya magoff and restart ulit na di ko naman nirerestart..

  80. pierbelle says:

    @lalaki: hindi maganda ang camera.. kasi hindi sya mafreeze sa pagkuha ng picture.. blurry ang picture.. di mapicture ang moving bodies sa isang click..alien ang mkikita mo after..haha

    ang radio nman, no comment na lng khit sa centro ka pa nakatira..

  81. salesyr2011 says:

    First Triple Sim Available in the Market!

    Trident (Q300) Cherry Mobile
    Almost Brand New
    With 3months Cherry Mobile warranty
    Triple Sim/ Triple Standby
    Quad Band GSM
    2.46” TFT LCD
    2 megapixel camera
    Document Viewer
    Analog TV with Record
    FM Radio with Record
    microSD support up to 4GB
    with free charger, 2 batteries, cellphone sleeve
    The Best Compact Cellphone; You’ll be able to EASILY manage all your 3 SIM CARDS.
    Contact: (02)861-7598/ 0928-216-0432

  82. riica says:

    Q300?? cp ku yan .

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