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VIDEO: Cherry Mobile M1 Unboxing and Setup

The Cherry Mobile M1 is the company’s flagship that has all the bells and whistles they can put on a smartphone. It sits on top of every handset they currently have and sports a number of firsts for the brand including a 21-megapixel Sony IMX230 camera, 4GB RAM, fast charging and the embracement of the USB Type-C port. Without any further ado, here’s our unboxing and initial setup of the M1.

We are currently working on our full review. For the meantime, you may read our initial impressions of the phone during its formal launching back in June. If you have any particular points of interest and questions regarding the device, hit the comment section below and we’ll do our best to accommodate it.


Cherry Mobile M1 specs:
5.5-inch Full HD display
MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797) deca-core CPU
Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
32GB internal storage
21MP Sony IMX230 PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash, 4K video recording
8MP front camera w/ LED flash
Dual-SIM (nano)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner
3,600mAh battery w/ Fast Charging
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
152.5mm x 76.35mm x 9.8mm

The phone is now available for purchase (it was delayed due to some quirks that need to be fixed) for Php11,999. 

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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6 Responses

  1. ZOELSKI says:

    How is the camera? Is it good quality? is it support USB OTG?

  2. Phil007 says:

    Very ugly design and build quality. The chipset and other features are good though. You’ll get the same innards with better design and build quality at a lower cost with other smartphone brands.

  3. Ninjaski says:

    What the other guy said. Also, is the Wi-Fi and Data connection any good? Cherry’s previous flagship, Cosmos one plus, has terrible data connection coverage.

  4. Jonas says:

    Does the USB Type-C support video out when connected to an HDTV using a USB Type-C to HDMI cable?

  5. danbcooper says:

    How about the battery life and Performance review? please take a review… thank you.

  6. J says:

    A BIG NO. In my all-around android experience (VR, 3D, lots of pics and video taken, plenty of useful apps with large data, usb storage and even using the phone as powerbank to power usb fans and just totally using the phone for all its worth), No Micro SD is a big no. There’s no future here. For those phones with no Micro SD slots, 128GB internal storage (64GB at least for the next few months only, again that’s based on my experience) is the only redeeming factor but then the exorbitant price vs. a replaceable, getting-cheaper-by-the-day 128GB Micro SD goes back to a BIG NO again. CM M1 phone could have been a top choice to add to the confusion in selecting a recommended newest phone at least for me. I’m tired of people crippled by “memory full” problems for years both in Android and IOS.

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