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Cloudfone Excite Prime Review




Performance and Benchmarks

Powering the Excite Prime is a 1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592M octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM. Performance is good as we didn’t experience lags, crashes or random reboots. UI navigation is fluid with smooth transitions in between apps. It is also good for gaming but don’t expect the same performance you can get in flagship devices. Take a look at the benchmark scores below.

* AnTuTu – 28,349
* Quadrant Standard – 16,138
* Vellamo – 1,272 (Multicore), 801 (Metal), 1,745 (Chrome)
* 3D Mark – 4,397 (Ice Storm Extreme)

Connectivity and Call Quality

Connectivity-wise, the Excite Prime supports dual-SIM, 3G connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS – the basic configuration. What’s lacking though is LTE connectivity which probably helped in keeping its cost down. Mobile data and call quality is good as well as long as you’re in an area of good reception.

Battery Life

Given its size, we were expecting the Excite Prime to carry at least 3,000mAh battery, but Cloudfone only equipped it with a 2,820mAh. Still, it’s pretty much decent especially for a light to moderate user who is mostly on social apps and web browsing.

In our PC Mark benchmark, its battery life was rated at 8 hours and 6 minutes. While in our video loop test (Airplane mode, Full HD on loop, 50% brightness and volume with headset plugged in) it managed 9 hours and 36 minutes of playback, which is average.

Conclusion

After our time with it, we still find it unbelievable that the Cloudfone Excite Prime is priced under Php4K as most of its strongest points are usually found on offerings that are at least Php5K. It has a nice build, good HD display, decent performance, good camera (but needs some improvement in AF speed), Android Lollipop, and an average battery life. It’s not perfect though, as there’s no LTE connectivity and has an underwhelimg loudspeaker, but if you’re in a tight budget and don’t mind the cons mentioned, the Excite Prime is a good buy.

Cloudfone Excite Prime specs:
5.5-inch IPS LCD (1280 x 720 pixels), 267ppi
1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592M octa-core processor
Mali-450 MP GPU
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
2,820mAh battery

Pros:
* Good build
* Good display
* Decent performance
* Affordable price

Cons:
* No LTE
* Underwhelming loudspeaker

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

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45 Responses

  1. mike valencia says:

    how is the warranty service of cloudfone?

    • Chris Lim says:

      Cloudfone was my first android phone for I was an iphone user before. actually matibay ang cloudfone compared sa cm and mp. I still have my cloudfone excite 500q for over 2 years now and still works perfectly though cracked na ung screen. In terms of warranty, don’t expect too much from them but to tell you honestly, bihira may magpagawa ng cloudfone coz it has a good quality. I have a friend that works with memoexpress and he was the one who promoted this brand to me and even explained the reason globe partnered with cloudfone is because of the quality of their product compared to other local brands. ang downside lng talaga is walang accesories to sa market.

    • Andrei Jaca says:

      kuya pwede po b pang games to cloudefone

  2. Albert says:

    a video review would be most helpful….

  3. BTOOOM says:

    Yan sana bilhin ko kaso wala ko makita ng myphone 32L na lang ko pang back up phone

  4. Chris Lim says:

    Sir Louie wala ba talagang screen protection to like Gorilla Glass or Dragontrail man lang? I can live without LTE but not woithout screen protection.

    Also, would you rather have the Excite Prime than the Cloudfone Limited Edition? Thanks!

  5. ed says:

    own this unit since feb 09… this is really a bang for the buck fone. great price to specs ratio and great performance. couldn’t ask for anything more… just hope it’ll last just like my 2yo myphone agua rio :)

  6. Easy E says:

    Bili na!

  7. morph says:

    Fake ung ROM nya 16gb dapat Pedro nakalagay 10+gb lang

    • lol says:

      actually.. u would not get all 16 gb.. kc.. may pre installed apps.. system application and such..

    • MayAmatsTo says:

      sa tingin mo hindi kakain ng memory ang system at data?

    • Berylle says:

      Android Lollipop usually takes 4gb of space, +pre installed apps so 10gb is already a good amount. Some phones actually leave you with 9 or less.

      Research muna bago mag comment ng “FAKE”, libre na nga google di pa gamitin. Parang utak, libre pero onti gumagamit.

    • SAMSUNG GALAXY J7 owner says:

      Bakit yung J7 ko at J5 exactong 16 GB yung internal memory nila? Sagutin nyo ako kasi mainit ulo ko sa My28s ko na 2.2GB yung memory e dapat 8gb yun.

    • J says:

      Lol.natawa ako neto.kahit anong memory gagamitin mo di yan 100%.expect ka ng more or less 75%.

  8. Christina says:

    wala pong gaming review?

  9. Garry says:

    bakit po blurred mga pictures sa unit ko. do i need to update or sa unit lng sya??

  10. loty says:

    Excite Prime user po ako and been using it for three weeks, masasabi ko this one is a great phone considering yung price and specs really good at so far wala pa nmn akng na encounter na problema everything works well from camera to processor overall maganda sya satisfied ako at it’s really a great savings for your money.

  11. joemar says:

    makabili nga nito…..kakainggit hah?…hehe

  12. chilllang says:

    bumili ako white unit 2 days ago. okay siya, recommended! sa 2gb ram and 16gb rom panalo. looks great for a 4K peso backup phone. installed apex launcher agad para ma customize ko UI. ewan ko bakit laggy siya for an octacore parang hindi optimized. may split second wait bago mag react sa button press etc. pero baka unit ko lang ito. will try seeder siguro but any suggestions to speed it up without rooting is appreciated. tnx

  13. christinelcap says:

    Excellent phone for an unbelievable price! Worth it. I can’t believe na 4k lng ang exciteprime. I was scared to buy it pa kasi nakakaduda ang price pero all my doubt was erased. I’ve been using it for over 1 month pero wala pa akong naeexperience na problema. Very satisfied with its 16gb rom, processor, camera and bonus pa sa spotify earphones! Highly recommended! ???? Great phone in a great price! ????

  14. Removable ba ang battery nito? thanks.

  15. ex flarex user says:

    aside from split second wait.. ni chillang, puro positive feedbacks na etong CEP.. mukang ok nga to a. sana lang i update nila kahit marshmallow lang ok na yun/.

  16. jc kerstie kay says:

    hello,

    available pa po ba ito sa SM MEGA? want ko sana bumili . thanks

  17. ron says:

    How about the durability of CEP?

  18. Awaw says:

    so Local brand tong Cloudfone? Talagang sa pag response lang ng button ang problema? Puro good feedback naman to kaya ok narin xD . haha

  19. aya says:

    Hi ask ko lang regarding sa camera ko dto sa exciteprime ko . took a picture then kapag iviview ko na ang lmalabas “couldnt find item” walang sd card ako nllgay ksi mai internal naman . normal lang po ba yun

  20. ayamimi says:

    Hi ask ko lang regarding sa camera ko dto sa exciteprime ko . took a picture then kapag iviview ko na ang lmalabas “couldnt find item” walang sd card ako nllgay ksi mai internal naman . normal lang po ba yun ??? Pls reply thanks po

  21. Graxa says:

    THIS IS NOT A GOOD PHONE. Bought one in JUNE 2016 sa SM Cubao the next month it’s not working anymore. Even if I was not using it, it keeps on browsing different applications installed. Nanginginit sya tapos me mga part ng screen na di gumagana. All of the phones I bought tumatagal sa akin until ipamigay ko sa iba. And maingat ako sa gamit, but this one is surely a disappointing product. Pinaayos sa service center sa ortigas. After a day balik na naman sa dati. OMG! Sayang lang pera pag bumili nito… Definitely a waste!

  22. Zeta says:

    Pwede ba itong maupgrade to marshmallow? Please reply anyone? Kasi gusto kong bumili.

  23. RR says:

    hi. PWEDI BA ITO MAGAMIT IN OTHER COUNTRIES? GAGANA BA ANG SIM PAG NILAGYAN KO SYA SIM FROM OTHER COUNTRY? TNX. KASI SABI NG FRIEND KO, PAG DINALA DAW ITO LIKE FOR EXAMPLE SA JAPAN, MAGAGAMIT MO LNG DAW SYA PANG WIFI OR INTERN ET..DI DAW SYA MAKAKA CALL AND TXT.

  24. Kristine says:

    I have one like this too. ExcitePrime At first i was very happy because maganda talaga yung phone and i feel na sulit ang bayad ko. I brought one last June 2015 pero around October 2015 after 4 monthsNasira na agad ang touchscreen ayaw na gumana ng ibang letters sa keypad. Tiniis ko kahit ganun pero just 2 weeks ago new year’s day ayaw narin mag read ng Sim card hindi ko pa dinadala sa service center buti nalang may nag regalo sakin ng new phone, pero wala pang 1 year ito sira na agad kaya ibig sabihin di talaga matibay i had the same experience with cherry mobile. Buti pa yung Iphone 3 ko napag lumaan na ng panahon almost 7 years na pero gumagana parin.

    • Kris says:

      Nabili mo kamo nung June 2015? Kaya pala nasira agad, hindi pa yan tapos. January 2016 na-relase ang Excite Prime.

  25. James says:

    Tip> For much smoother press and swipe/lock
    Go to settings>look for the build number in About phone > Status>Press it 7 times > Go back to your settings look for the developer option > Look for the animation option for the default that should be set to 1.0 set all the animation settings to > 0.5x or just choose none(Im currently using none).

    Result: Much smoother navigation Hope this will help you guys :D

  26. aya says:

    Pano po matanggal yung vibrate ng cep pag nagttype?

  27. Eldon says:

    Hi . I bought one yesterday. But it happen na may mga apps application na recommended for download. sobrang annoying nya though naka block naman sya sa settings pero from time to time na ioopen ko yung phone ko lagi syang nag aappear. What do I need to do para mag stop yung pop-up nun buti sana kung useful yung App d naman.

    Thanks!

  28. K. says:

    matatanggal ko pa ba ung 3G na nakasulat sa may signal?

  29. aiky says:

    Hi po paano gamitin ang voicemail po

  30. aiky says:

    Paanot po gamitin yung Tara po

  31. jamez says:

    why can’t add obb file on internal storage obb

  32. saizashy says:

    Pano po magblock ng number?

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