Monday, May 27, 2013

Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 - The Empire Strikes Back

Yugatech has confirmed the existence of the Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0.


Two  months ago, Cherry Mobile released the Cherry Mobile HD in the Philippine market. Priced at Php7,999 with a 5-inch HD (720 x 1280) display and packing a 12 MP camera with a back-lit sensor, it was one pretty impressive handset. The only fly in the ointment was the MediaTek MT6577 processor with a dual core processor and PowerVR SGX531 graphics. The aging PowerVR SGX531 is really pushed to its limit pushing pixels to the HD display. This resulted in some choppiness in 720p video playback and a bit of lag in 3D intensive games. Still, how much do you expect for Php7,999? It was a pretty awesome package for the money and was the next step in Cherry Mobile march to domination of the Philippine market.

But MyPhone fired a shot across Cherry Mobile's bow with its own 5-inch HD handset. The MyPhone Duo A919i Duo was powered by the new quad-core MediaTek MT6589 sporting a PowerVR SGX544MP graphics chip. The new chipset made the MyPhone Duo A919i twice as fast as the Cherry Mobile HD, at a higher sticker price of Php9,590.

Apparently, this did not sit well with Cherry Mobile which has launched a upgraded version of the  Omega HD, called the Omega HD 2.0.


Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 quick specs:
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 5-inch IPS HD display (720 x 1280)
  • Dual SIM 
  • 4 GB internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1.2 GHz quad core processor
  • PowerVR SGX544MP graphics
  • 12 MP BSI primary camera, autofocus with flash
  • 2 MP BSI  front camera
  • HSPA+
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • A-GPS
  • 2100 mAh battery

The Cherry Omega HD 2.0 is as powerful as the the MyPhone A919i Duo while undercutting it in price, with a retail price of Php8,999. It also steps ahead of the MyPhone A919i Duo with a newer version of Android (4.2), a higher megapixel camera and a slightly larger battery,

23 comments:

  1. Yo Mr. Lim, isn't it the Omega HD 2.0 is a QUAD CORE phone, not a dual core phone. Please recheck your specs.

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  2. question here is...
    is the quality of this phone at par or better than the quality of MyPhone a919i?

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    1. Hard to answer. The Omega HD 2.0 looks and feels like the more premium handset. I am not sure how they will fare in the long run.

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  3. I am so confused if I'm gonna try this or 919i instead of s3. S3's on sale now and I want to grab the opportunity. Not really sure if my funds will make it in time though. If it won't i guess buying rebranded phones won't be painful.

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  4. good morning po sir! kakabili ko lang po kanina ng cherry mobile omega hd 2.o quadcore..panget ng cam supeerrr!! sayang lang ang perang pnambili ko!!!

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    1. sir bat mo binili kung panget pala? diba pwede mo naman itest bago mo bayaran? bat mo binayaran?

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    2. natawa aq d2 ah, nung bumili ka cguro excited k?d mo man lng ni test?

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    3. Baka peke nabili mo. china na nga, napeke pa. hahaha.

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    4. confirm maganda pero hindi mabilis ang cam. especially in low light

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    5. what do you expect sa mga camera ng phones? bili ka SLR.

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  5. Camera of Omega HD 2.0 actually takes excellent pictures. This is really the phone to have. "You get more than what you paid for." HSPA+ with Globe postpaid sim is superb. Real Racing 3, Temple Run 2, Vector, Dead Space to mention a few games works flawlessly. Perfect for reading ebooks, newspapers, magazines.

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  6. CM Omega HD2 or samsung galaxy S Duo? Pls ADVISE...

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    1. confused bet CM blaze 2.0 or Omega hd2 same lang ang specs except sa MP sa front cam and screen size... which is better?

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    2. Okay. The two are very different in size. It really comes down to which size you like better.

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  7. The best ang Omega HD 2.0 it can keep up talga w/ other hi end smartfones like s4, htc etc. very fortunate to have decided to get one myself..its my 2nd month now no regrets at all. for a budget sub 10k smartfone, you can get a feel of a 25k to 30k level fone in terms of responsiveness, speed and overall performance..one proud omd 2.0 owner here!!!!

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    1. Hi, Jong :) aks ko lang if it's true ba na the space bar has some issues?

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  8. i got my cherry mobile hd 2.0 last may... i wanted to use the tethering but is doesn't work... its giving an error message like 'Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device " with a yellow exclamation point. How can i fix this problem for me to be able to use the tethering facility of my mobile device....

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  9. Anyone know anyone form the Cherry Mobile repair center? I need a small part, a camera lens cover, was told it costs 52 pesos. I just need to replace the one on my OHD. However, I was told labor woul cost 500 bucks, plus it would take 4 weeks to finish. Reading the *many* horror stories of the CM service center, I figure it would be easier to just buy the part and replace it myself. However, I was told they don't sell individual parts. Please help! Thanks!

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    1. Hello nasolusyunan na po ba ito? San po kau nagpagawa? Kailangan ko rin po, super gasgas na kasi yung lens cover ng ohd ko. Ang panget ng kuha ng mga pics. Thank u!

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  10. Yes, i have the same problem like Franz. Any one knows where to buy parts for CMO HD 2.0?

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  11. what type of camera glass does omega hd 2.0 have?

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