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Huawei Ideos X6 takes on the CM Magnum HD




So it looks like Cherry Mobile is not the only one to bring out an affordable 4.1″, 1GHz Snapdragon, Android 2.2 powered smartphone to the market. Huawei launched the Ideos X6 and should be out in Hong Kong first before landing to the Philippines.

The Huawei Ideos X6 is basically the same, exact phone as the one recently launched Cherry Mobile Magnum HD.

We’re all familiar with Huawei as they manufacture a lot of telco devices like USB dongles, the MiFi and WiMax modems we’ve seen with Globe, Smart and Sun.

What’s un-clear is if they manufactured this phone by themselves or just licensed it from another OEM just like what Cherry Mobile did. I’m leaning towards the latter. In any case, at least we know this particular model has some reliable genealogy {via}.



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39 Responses

  1. JP says:

    Wow, Huawei is comparable to Foxconn when it comes to durability. This is a good move indeed.

  2. JunAlquis says:

    now the question would be… which is cheaper?.

  3. Caloy says:

    cool, another Android running on 2.2 with a 4.1″ screen and 1 GHz processor!

    I can’t wait to see the comments! If the thread on the Cherry Mobile phone was any indication, I’m sure this thread is gonna be entertaining again!

    Hopefully those based in Hong Kong can give us a heads up once it’s available there.

  4. Arvee says:

    Well yes, Huawei is a trusted brand. But if this one came from the same OEM of Magnum, they’ll have the same quality and durability as well. Sa brand name (price, availability, after sales support) nalang nagkakatalo.

  5. Eason says:

    One reason why people should stop saying that Cherry Mobile is proudly Pinoy. Because its just an OEM brand.

  6. jan says:

    @eason its not important kung saan gawa, ang importante hindi ibang lahi ang nakikinabang sa pera mo kundi kapwa mong pango ilong

  7. skagen says:

    nice a new phone coming out.

  8. Eason says:

    @Jan : Chinese National po may ari ng Cherry Mobile :D

  9. IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    couldn’t care less about the nationality as long as they provide good aftersales support in the event the device fails within the warranty

  10. jan says:

    im generally refering to all only filipino things

  11. raymond says:

    Alam ko pinoy may ari ng cherry mobile. lahing intsik lang. iba yun sa chinese national.

  12. mr.bogus says:

    another stupid p.r. man of cherry like jan……
    kung filipino brand na lang mag myphone na lang ako.. may service center pa…

    about cherry mobile:
    bad after sales!!!!!

  13. jason says:

    tarantado ka talaga Eason. Ang toshiba at Sony japanese brand pero sa pilipinas din dini disenyo.

    gago!

    exporter ng electronics ang pilipinas. Isa sa pinakamalaki.

    exporter din ng kotse ang pilipinas.

    exporter din ng barko

    kung kotse at barko nakakagawa ang pilipinas celfon pa kaya?

  14. kathy says:

    As per gsmarena the Huawei version will be available on Jan 2011, for Cherry Mobile Magnum HD around Nov. or early december according to some blogs. So most likely they get it from the same OEM. Either Huawei or Cherry as long as they can bring affordable quality products then i am all for it. But Huawei is not so visible or present here in Phils.

  15. jason says:

    kung di sa pilipinas ginawa yan, ano yan sumulpot lang ng basta basta?! mga gago!

  16. Arvee says:

    Please tumigil naman yung ugaling squatter diyan. Mura ka ng mura ikaw naman mali.

    Yung OEM ng Cherry Mobile Magnum is located at China.

    Therefore, brandname lang ng Magnum ang pinoy. The rest, all chinese. I’m not so sure pero siguro nasa >30% of the price lang kita ng CM sa Magnum.

  17. Pusang Kulog says:

    Still waiting for a review of CM Magnum HD… Would love to read a review of this unit also. Looks like there’s a growing flow of gadgets for the average Filipino consumer. And it’s a good thing actually if these gadgets will perform better than what we usually get at Raon, Divisoria, Recto, Avenida, and other like-places…

  18. Cisco says:

    Let us leave words like “tarantado,” “gago,” “stupid,” etc from our reply. Let us disagree without being disagreeable or calling each other “names.”

  19. Baidu says:

    Huawei is one of the cellphone brand in China.

  20. watusi says:

    wala pa bang ZTE phones….heheheh

  21. phonesnatcher says:

    ZTE smartphone is coming soon..^^

  22. jayel says:

    I’m kinda confused Cherry mobile posted that the Magnum HD is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8225-1 Snapdragon processor – as far as i know that processor does not exist maybe it’s a typo. What’s guess abe?

  23. kathy says:

    @ Jayel did some checking and the processor used by Magnum HD is the latest snapdragon processor also used by HTC Desire HD!

    http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_desire_hd-3468.php

  24. kathy says:

    Its the same processor as the HTC Desire HD for a more affordable price!

  25. Eee says:

    Huawei ka na lang kaysa Cherry Mobile. Atleast sikat na brand ang Huawei.

  26. islacom says:

    how much is this huawei mirror mode of the desire HD?
    cheaper sana

  27. makr says:

    @jayel
    did some checking too, hopefully it’s just a typo & what they actually mean is a Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, also powering the HTC Desire HD. If it is, then we would expect its performance to be a little greater than the Samsung Galaxy S..

  28. john says:

    Huawei? Sa HK ka bumili, pag uwi mo dito wala din warranty. Sa Cherry kahit papano visible mga stores nila sa mga malls and may H.O. sila dito for support needs improvement lang nga but at least may pupuntahan tayo kung mag ka problema ang unit.

  29. Kobe-air says:

    I have read some nice feedbacks about the cherry superion. If only they could bring the price down to 15t or less, maybe il sell my iphone for that amount and buy a new cherry magnum.

  30. Les says:

    meron na ba service center ang Huawei dito sa pinas?

  31. chacha says:

    Huawei Ideos will be launch on December, this was selling overseas as of today ranging $100 to $200 only.

    demo and unboxing videos:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Npp6jM9k_U
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2auIe3jZJk

  32. kathy says:

    Nan dito na ang Magnum HD nauna pa sa Huawei

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crvTG-E4XJo

  33. tfcnow01 says:

    huawei o CM, isa lang me gawa nyan, siyempre me kaunting maliit na diprensiya malalaman lang kung ikukumpara yung official spec sheet plus side by side review. para namang bago tong gawain na to. kahit naman myphone ganon din. basta sa China puede gawin lahat, ang sablay lang talaga eh ala silang magandang OS para sa telepono pero sa hardware no probs. nataon lang na naging maayos ang Google sa paglabas ng android na siyang kumumpleto sa kakulangan ng China.

  34. tfcnow01 says:

    ganon pa man, nakakabilib din ang specs ng CM magnum at gusto kong makakuha ng isa para ma test pero naiisip ko na hintayin ko na lang yung LG Optimus 2X na me mas malakas na CPU at dual core pa. At dahil LG siya, me service center pa. nga lang, hintay p ng matagal. sa pagkakaalam ko, yung upgrade ng android sa 2.2 to 2.3 hanggang sa susunod na version eh dipende sa hardware ng phone. kaya kailangan tumayming sa pagbili ng tamang phone na ok sa iyo yung specs para di sayang pera.

  35. tfcnow01 says:

    sa nagtatanong kung me svc center huawei dito sa pinas, dikolam, pero yung barkada ko taga Huawei Phils nga lang mobile networks sila at hindi mobile phones. if ever baka puede ka magtanong dito

    Makati City, Philippines
    Huawei Technologies Phils.,INC.Unit 5302, 53/F, PB Com Tower,Ayala ave.,cor Rufino St. Salcedo Village,Makati,Philippines
    Tel: 0063 2 8158808
    Fax: 0063 2 8190500
    E-mail: [email protected]

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