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Cherry Mobile V2 Hands-On

Cherry Mobile also released a new series of premium-looking basic phones this past holiday season, and such is the V2 that touts a great aesthetic while offering to be your daily buddy when you don’t feel like bringing out your smartphone.

For starters, the V2 is not your usual Cherry Mobile basic phone as it sports a metallic unibody with soft-touch keys to boot. At the front is the panel for alphanumeric and directional soft-touch keys as well as a 1.5-inch colored display. There’s a single physical button that acts as a power/wake button, and the call speaker grille that sits atop the display that could also be the phone’s media loudspeaker.

Nothing is seen on the sides as the edges narrow out from the back, and the only ports available in this device are the microphone, the dual SIM card tray, and the microUSB port which can be seen at the bottom. The SIM tray is, surprisingly, of a hybrid type and can accommodate two microSIM cards or a combination of SIM and microSD cards.

While the back seems to be non-removable due to its slim nature, the V2 possesses a metallic finish at the back that is not visibly prone to smudges and grime, though you may need to wipe it from time to time due to its semi-glossy nature. Two black lines at the back are also placed for a better mobile signal reception. The device, overall, is lightweight and easy to hold with one hand. Navigation on the phone isn’t far-fetched from the idea of using a smartphone, though, you may need to get accustomed to a smaller phone than you usually use.

What piqued our interest is it’s one of Cherry Mobile’s few devices that can act as a Bluetooth smartphone dialer — you get to pair this up with a smartphone via Bluetooth to check on your messages or dial a contact without lifting your other device. This is great for use in unfamiliar environments and in public spaces. Connecting it has been easy as pairing up a new wireless audio gear. Once paired, the device can access your smartphone’s phonebook and message list.

Cherry Mobile V2 specs:
1.5-inch colored TFT LCD display
expandable via microSD up to 32GB
GPRS 2G Class 12
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby (micro, hybrid)
Bluetooth 2.0, BT Dialer
Multimedia Player
E-Book reader
500mAh battery

The Cherry Mobile V2 Bluetooth Dialer Phone is available in stores and authorized dealers for Php1,499.

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15 Responses

  1. rush says:

    Is the BT Dialer working on Iphone?

  2. Dukha says:

    How about headphone jack? Batt capacity?

  3. John says:

    Battery life?

  4. rush says:

    Thanks @carl..
    Eto kayang sa philips may nakasubok po ba kung working talaga sa iphone?

  5. joel santos says:

    Walang Sim Toolkit,. sura!!!

  6. Roybel says:

    Carl, can you please do a hands-on video of the v series bluetooth dialer? A lot of commuters who travel daily on pick pocket/snatcher riddled streets and public transport would love these. Thanks

  7. Roybel says:

    Carl, please do a hands-on video of V series Bluetooth Dialers. A lot of commuters would love to have these. Thanks

  8. Uchiha Yueh says:

    Philips E170 is a good bluetooth dialer. Easy to pair and easy to use.

    Cons: you can’t connect an audio jack with mic, it may damage the audio port (in my experience) and stocks is limited (the store replace my defective E170 with a nokia phone)

    Cherry Mobile V2 is a “little bit ok” bluetooth dialer. Very small, super lightweight with casing and screen protector included.

    Cons: sometimes it disconnects with phone, fonts are soooooo small, poor audio (try to use handsfree) and no dedicated audio port.

  9. Ana hornilla says:

    How can we insert the SD card? We tried to insert it but handsets is not reading the card?

  10. Nanana says:

    Pag cherry mobile low quality. Bumili ako namamatay yung phone pag walang signal, ayaw pa palitan ng tech nila kahit under 7days replacement pa. Di nya makita kasi malakas signal sa shop nila, kasalanan ko ba kung mahina signal samin at namamatay phone nila pag mahina signal? Sabi pa ng tech ano daw yun magic? Sa kanila di namamatay phone pag samin namamatay? Gawin pa kong sinungaling. Defect yun. Buti na lang at di lang yun ang defect ng napunta saking phone, nagiiba iba din kulay, may discoloration. Tapos nung kumuha sila ng other stock yupi naman yung phone. At wala na yung color na gusto ko. Not worth my money and pagod ko pagbyahe para lang mapalitan nila yung defective na phone, in the end hindi rin yung color na gusto ko naipalit dahil wala ng stock. As a buyer nakakadismaya. As a user mas nakakadismaya.

  11. Ric says:

    Walang kwentang cp to. Binasag ko sakin. Try nyo bili paraalaman nyo na walang kwenta. Ganon kaganda sa itsura pero baliktad sa performance. Rank 1 to 5? 1 lang ata to. Itsura lang maganda nito

  12. NELLY says:


  13. Jemima Jirah Libres Jaramillo says:

    Pano pag may call sa other device pwdi po bang dun sagutin yung call sa V2?

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