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CloudFone Excite Prime Hands-on, First Impressions




CloudFone has a lot of new smartphone devices for the local market and one of them is the Excite Prime which sports an HD display, octa-core chipset, and 2GB of RAM for under Php4k.

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The CloudFone Excite Prime has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels for a 267ppi density. It’s rocking a 1.4GHz MediaTek MT65892 octa-core processor with an ample 2GB of RAM. Storage is at 16GB with a microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB.

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A tour of the device will show a utilitarian device having the front occupied by a 5.5-inch display, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, earpiece and a couple sensors. The right has the usual power/lock button and the volume rocker leaving the left side clean. On top is 3.5mm jack while the bottom houses the micro-USB port and the microphone jack.

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The back has the 13-megapixel autofocus camera with a single LED flash and the loudspeaker. It’s a removable back cover showing the replaceable 2820mAh battery along with the dual micro-SIM card slots and the microSD card slot.

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Overall build is generally okay and thanks to the faux-leather back panel, holding the Excite Prime on hand is grippy. The bezels are quite thick making the device bigger than the usual 5.5-inch smartphones.

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Running the show is Android 5.1 Lollipop. Interestingly, while the overall look and feel of the UI is stock, CloudFone has omitted the app tray much like the iOS. With its decent specification, it was able to score 28,499 on Antutu Benchmark 6.0.

The Excite Prime only has 3G-connectivity along with the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s also OTG-capable, which is nifty to have at times. We hoped it had LTE for it to be a completely packaged budget device for 2016.

CloudFone Excite Prime specifications:
5.5-inch IPS LCD (1280 x 720 pixels), 267ppi
1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592M octa-core processor
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 32GB
13-megapixel autofocus camera w/ LED flash
5-megapixel front camera
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
FM Radio
Android 5.1 Lollipop
2820mAh battery

The CloudFone Excite Prime retails for Php3,999 and you’ll get a free protective cover and Spotify earphones for every purchase.



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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30 Responses

  1. Mark Fuentes says:

    Available na po ba ‘to?

  2. troll says:

    db 5.5 inches to? hndi 5 flat?

  3. meh says:

    5 or 5.5 display?

  4. Gel says:

    SoC? Mt65892?!

  5. Easy E says:

    Great price. Full review pls

  6. Paul says:

    65892? – you mean MT6592M? 1.4GHZ eh

  7. PHONE COLLECTOR says:

    Available na ba? Para makabili na kami.

  8. mew says:

    is it a 64bit proc?

  9. Killswitch says:

    AKA Wiko Pulp Phab or Canvas Mega E353(2 GB ver.). ‘Surprised Cloudfone was able to price it this competitively. Thumps up!

  10. rush says:

    May free daw kasama..

  11. azhier says:

    Kakabili q plng feb 12,2016 at nagloko n agad after almost 2 weeks…san b service center nila s manila area? It is stocked in the openning logo of cloudfone den di na magopen display..nang minsang magbukas ulit i factory reset it but still until now my phone is down..so disappointed! Need ur help pls..

    • Taptap says:

      Malamang sa malamang ni root niyo po or nag fail ung root niyo,kung ganun ang nangyari may pagasang na void na ang warranty nyan

  12. VINCENT says:

    GOT MINE LAST WEEK.. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING PHONE..

  13. azumaninja says:

    ano mga pros and cons nito? which is better? cherry mobile Cosmos force or Cloudfone excite prime?

  14. Dah says:

    hi, uh. I bought a unit, about two or three weeks ago and according to specs 16 GB but when I checked 10.82 GB lang nakalagay. so what could be the explanation? thank you.

    • ria says:

      hi. meron pong pre-installed na applications sa system ng cloudfone kaya po 10.82GB na lang ang laman ng memory. :)

  15. Francis V. says:

    I just bought this phone… and I was surprised sa features…. especially yung quality the music…. yung music player nga lang… i have to find a better one…

  16. akieL Cruz says:

    is the battery available on the market?

  17. ian espinoza says:

    Gorilla Glass po ba ito?

  18. James says:

    ako bibili palang sinisiguru q lng yung quality baka fake lng ang mga loob nyan dapat e-check nyo ang quality at ang performance

  19. Cesar says:

    Upgradeable po ba OS?

  20. Joy says:

    Sir panu po ishuffle yung music nya d ko kase makita ung settings para dun tnx.

  21. rafael says:

    malinaw parin kahit direct sa araw ?

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