Friday, July 26, 2013

Starmobile Knight versus the Cherry Mobile Cosmos X2

Buying one of the locally branded phones is difficult. Competition is intense. If you are one of those who placed a reservation for a Starmobile Knight, a product which is pretty hard to find on the store shelves, the question now is, do you cancel your reservation and just wait for the Cherry Mobile Cosmos X2 coming out in a few weeks?

Both phones have similar specifications: 


Starmobile Knight quick specs:
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4.7-inch IPS HD display (720 x 1280) protected by Gorilla Glass
  • Dual SIM 
  • 4 GB internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor
  • PowerVR SGX544MP graphics
  • 18 MP BSI primary camera, autofocus with flash
  • 8 MP BSI  front camera
  • HSPA+
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • A-GPS
  • 2000 mAh battery (not user replaceable)
  • SRP: Php11,290


Cherry Mobile Cosmos X2 Quick specifications:
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 4.8-inch HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED display protected by Gorilla Glasss
  • Dual sim support
  • 16 GB internal storage expandable via a MicroSD card slot
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor
  • PowerVR SGX544 graphics processor
  • 18 MP autofocus primary camera with LED flash
  • 5 MP front camera
  • HSPA+
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • A-GPS
  • 2200 mAh battery (user replaceable)
  • SRP: Php11,699


The Cherry Mobile Cosmos X2 has the advantage in storage and battery. When comparing the two, ultimately, the Cherry Mobile Cosmos X2 has the advantage in storage. It has 16 GB built in, and a MicroSD card slot, so you can increase this to about 48 GB. The Starmobile Knight has 4GB built in, plus a bundled 8 GB MicroSD card. Still, with a 32 GB Micro SD card, all you get is 36 GB.

The Cherry Mobile Cosmos X2 has the advantage in a slightly larger battery with the added benefit of it being user replaceable.

The Starmobile Knight, wins in the handiness factor. The Knight is a much smaller phone than the Cherry Mobile Cosmos X2.

  • Starmobile Knight - 138 x 66.7 x 7.5 mm
  • Cherry Mobile Cosmos X2 - 137.9 x 70 x 9.85 mm


I will leave you to pick your own poison.

27 comments:

  1. Expandable memory, removable battery... these are probably two of the most common points of comparison between the local brands.

    Just for kicks I made a chart about it using my leet MS Paint skillz:

    http://i.imgur.com/Q2B8g4f.jpg

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    1. Useful jpeg. If you agree, I will post it.

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    2. No problem, please go ahead. :-)

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    3. Do I just credit it to Anonymous?

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    4. Yep, I'm anonymous.

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  2. It's a good comparison because both phones aren't available in the market. Knight has been around for 2 weeks, up until now, no stocks available in cagayan de oro and some parts of the country. By the time Knight will arrive here in cdo, the X2 will be sold out by then.

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    1. LOL. I have no luck finding a Knight either. One store I went to even offered to put me on a waiting list. I would be number 11!

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  3. ano po ang mas maganda? cosmos x o cosmos x2?

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  4. Cosmos X has 8mp front cam, while X2 has 5mp only. But what makes the difference is the internal memory. X only has 4gb, while X2 has 16gb. That's a lot of difference. I own an X2, and so far I'm satisfied with the performance. Antutu score is 13148.

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  5. may kasama bang flip cover ang cosmos x2 sir tetams?

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    1. sir, how long have u been using x2 and any issues so far? thanks

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  6. Sabi rito ang dimension ng cosmos X2 ay 137.9x70x9.85, sa ibang blog naman ay 147x74x9.9, sinong maka pagsabi kong alin ba talaga ang tutoo?

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  7. Sabi rito ang dimension ng cosmos X2 ay 137.9x70x9.85, sa ibang blog naman ay 147x74x9.9, sinong maka pagsabi kong alin ba talaga ang tutoo?

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    1. To confirm, we have to wait for the actual release of the X2, but 147 x 74 x 9.9 is a but bug for a phone with a 4.8 inch display.

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    2. For a ball park figure estimate, the x2 is of the same size with the Galaxy S4. I own one so I know.

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  8. You can read my full review of the X2 here: http://tetams1.blogspot.com/2013/08/cherry-mobile-hands-on-review-specs-and.html?m=1

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    1. If okay with you, I would like to post a link to your review in a post on this blog.

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  9. magkano kaya last price nito?

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  10. I would Prefer the COSMOS X2 not just for the Bat. and Storage, but also for its SUPAH AMOLED screen, design, much faster(because of its Benchmark Scores)and its very much interest features like smart call, any other thing.......:D

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  11. i'll go for Starmobile knight! jeje wants a a big and bulging camera..

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  12. hindi ko mahanap yun smart call and smart alert feature sa settings ng x2, help please, salamat. i got the phone last 9/28/2013 at SM Dasma.

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  13. MY ISSUE WITH STARMOBILE KNIGHT IS THIS: KAPAG NAKA FULL ANG BRIGHTNESS NG SCREEN, NAG-FLI-FLICKER AND UPPER HALF PART NG SCREEN. KAPAG DARK ANG IMAGE DI MAXADO KITA ANG FLICKER. PERU KAPAG BRIGHT OR COLOFUL IMAGE KLARU TALGA UNG FLICKER. FRUSTRATING NGA. HINDI KO NAMAN NAHULOG ANG PHONE KO. NA DISCOVER KO ITO AFTER THE 7 DAYS REPLACEMENT PERIOD. KUNG BIBILI KAYU, ECHECK NYU MUNA UNG FULL BRIGHTNESS NG SCREEN. WAG MO E-AUTO BRIGHTNESS PARA MAKITA TLAGA

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  14. super ganda ng Starmobile in terms of speed, apps, durability.. aside from camera wala na kong makitang negative..ok nmn camera pero if compare sa 8MP ng samsung maganda tlga ang reso pag samsung.. pero sa katulad kong di maka afford ng mahal na fone starmobile is really more than what my money pay for... games, microsoft apps, and other features...

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