Cherry Mobile G2 First Impressions
Cherry Mobile has recently announced the successor of the CM G1 Watch Phone and we thought of sharing our initial thoughts about it while we’re still prepping for the full review.
As far as design goes, the new Cherry Mobile G2 looks nothing like its predecessor. Gone are the sliding form factor with physical (and tiny if we may add) keyboard underneath the actual watch.
Instead we’re left with a respectable looking timepiece with a smooth rubberized finish and a 1.44-inch touchscreen display on the front. The latter is neighbored by three multi-purpose buttons that can be used to control the G2 or some of the features of the smartphone that it’s paired to.
Found at the top portion of the IP-certified smartwatch (IP54) is a VGA camera and a microphone on the other end.
The wristband of the CM G2 has a commendable quality. One end of the wristband terminates to a piece of plastic with two locking mechanisms that latches on the adjustment holes of the top rubber wristband. This plastic strip also hides the male USB which is used to charge the device.
The other rubber strap terminates to a metal case back with two buckle tongues that latches on to the right wristband.
The touchscreen display of the CM G2 got a slight shot in the arm from its predecessor, but it’s still not at par with high-end smartwatches from international brands. In most cases, the touchscreen interface did a fair job of detecting and reacting to touch inputs, although there’s still a lot of room for improvements.
By and large, we’re glad to report that Cherry Mobile has picked the right smartwatch to be the successor of the G1 Watch Phone. On the design and build standpoint, the G2 is a relatively huge upgrade to the first model and has a more respectable appeal compared to the clunky and toyish look of the G1 Watch Phone.
Cherry Mobile G2 specs:
1.44-inch LCD display
4GB internal storage
Dimension: 228 x 38 x 15mm
The Cherry Mobile G2 will be retailed for Php1,899. Our full review should be up in a couple weeks, so be sure to check back with us for it.