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CloudFone Thrill HD Hands-on, First Impressions




Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices are a bit rare in the budget segment, except for Android One, as manufacturers give the priority update for the flagship. We don’t expect new Android One devices to come out any time soon, so this CloudFone Thrill HD is worth the attention for those looking for the latest flavor of Android.

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The CloudFone Thrill HD is a modest smartphone with a quality 5-inch IPS LCD packing a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels @ 294ppi. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6580 chipset running at 1.3GHz w/ Mali-400MP as its GPU. Memory is handled by the 1GB RAM and storage capacity is at 8GB. Internal memory may be on the low side of things but you can put a microSD of up to 64GB.

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The volume rocker and the power/lock key are both placed on the right side of the device. While the micro-USB port for charging and data connection is on top along with 3.5mm jack.

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On the back is the 8-megapixel autofocus camera with a single LED flash and the usual CloudFone branding with a loudspeaker placed beneath it. The battery on the device is rated at 2000mAh only, which is small for a handset of this size.

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The removable backplate of the Thrill HD is somehow similar to the previous Lumia cases wherein it is wrapped around to the sides thus giving the impression of a unibody chassis. Also, the plate is a combination of aluminum and polycarbonate. The cold metal feel add a bit of class to it on hand.

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It’s a no-frill design like most candybar touchscreen handsets in the market but it doesn’t look cheap as you’d expect for a budget Android. I guess the star here is the Android 6.0 Marshmallow which offers all the latest Android goodness on a budget.

Performance is relatively smooth when navigating through the UI but since the RAM is just 1GB, multitasking is not the Thrill HD’s forte. Everyday usage should be fine and for a handset of this range, we normally don’t expect much from it aside from handling basic tasks.

CloudFone Thrill HD specifications:
5-inch IPS LCD @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 294ppi
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580 quad-core chipset
Mali-400MP GPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 64GB
8-megapixel autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
2-megapixel front camera
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi 802 b/g/n
Bluetooth
FM Radio
2000mAh battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The CloudFone Thrill HD is on sale for Php2,999 and it comes with a free protective cover and Spotify-branded earphones. There’s also a cheaper variant dubbed as the Thrill Lite, still with Android 6.0 but priced at Php1,999.



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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21 Responses

  1. Popoy says:

    decent specs for the price..

  2. Len says:

    Hope okay sya, ung Cloudpad ksi dati na nabili ko eh bilis masira.

  3. Easy E says:

    Marshmallow!

  4. archie says:

    Aiguradong ubos na naman to pag narelease. Wala pa yung cloudfone disney series sa ibang stores. Baka merong makakapagsabi kung saang branch meron? Dagdag star wars collection lang.

  5. Wishqlang says:

    ASking lang mga ka Yugatech, hindi pa rin ba OUT sa market ito? Gusto ko kasi bumili eh, thanks sa mga magrereply:-D

  6. Eric says:

    Sir Daniel, may I know how to activate the internet on this unit (Cloudfone Thrill HD)? Thanks!

  7. vertuackang says:

    Out na last week pa sa market ang Cloudfone Thrill HD & Lite mabilis aubos yung Lite maybe for its affordale price.
    Nakabili na ako kahapon sa Farmers cubao sa Infonec ng Thrill HD, ito daily phone ko ngayon, (Php. 2999)

  8. Jack says:

    how to remove back cover para mailagay po ung sim?

  9. elona says:

    my i ask bkt un nbli naming thril lite mhna sumagap ng cgnl then puro memry ng phne bnbsa ndi un xa sd card pg d gngmt nb2ws un xa btery percntge

  10. Dindin rems says:

    How to remove back cover? Ang hirap tanggalin po kasi nakaksira unit. Thanks.

  11. ace says:

    how to remove back cover of cloudfone thrill hd po?

  12. Ang ganda dim ng unit na to mbilis sa internet kaso lang ang bagal ng charger but easy works!

  13. Ganda tlaga ng cloudfone really love it????

  14. Reynald Canita Lasmarias says:

    its a nice phone but the OS can’t be rooted yet.

  15. Russell says:

    Can you plug an external webcam into this phones usb?

  16. Lanie says:

    How to open the back cover of this fon to place my aimcard

  17. May says:

    how to move the apps downloaded from phone to sd card? Pls. Thanks

  18. emelyn says:

    How to open the back cover po d ko malagyan nang sim pls reply sa nakaka Alan.thanks

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