When we think of Android smartphones, we normally think of established brands like Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola and LG. Lately, lesser known brands have been giving good reason to look at newer players. Earlier this month you had Cherry Mobile announcing its dual SIM Flare which features a 4-icnch WVGA (480 x 800 display), a dual core 1.2 GHz processor on a Qualcomm a MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 chipset and Adreno 203 GPU graphics, for a introductory price of Php3,999. Later this month, the ZTE Grand X brought a larger 4.3-inch display with a higher qHD (540 x 960) resolution to the realm of low cost smartphones.
Now we have the Cloudfone Thrill 430x. This phone features the same dual core 1.2 GHz processor on a Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 chipset and Adreno 203 GPU, as the Cherry Mobile Flare. Like the ZTE Grand X, it has a 4.3-inch qHD display. Priced at Php7,777, it sits between the Flare and Grand X price wise. As a killer blow, the Thrill 430x has an enormous 4160MHz battery.
The other specifications are typical of entry level smartphones these days. The Cloudfone Thrill 430x comes with Android 4.0, offers 4 GB of internal storage (expandable by MicroSD card), has a secondary camera, HSDPA connectivity, GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth. It does come with a 8 MP primary camera, which is bigger than the usual 5 MP camera's you find in other entry level smartphones, but the performance is not all that much better than a 5 MP camera.
Now this is a big phone, a bit over 14 mm thick and weighing in at 182 grams, so it is not for everybody. But with a 4160 mAh battery, you really cannot expect it to be slim and light.
Between the three, the Cherry Mobile Flare is the budget king, the Cloudfone Thrill 430x will rule endurance category, and the ZTE Grand X will cater to those looking for a phone from an established manufacturer. Basically, it looks like at the below 10K price range, the established players will be having a hard time fielding competing devices, and the Cloudfone Thrill 430x will be a top choice in this arena for a long time to come.
nice phone though 203 is a mediocre card..here are the benchmarks http://techivian.com/?p=18ReplyDelete
Yup, the ZTE Grand X would probably be a better choice for those looking for a low cost phone with a more powerful GPU.Delete
Flare is much powerful than thatDelete
yeah ur flare is much powerful graphc core bt lags and drains so well :p hahaha... use it 1st...Delete
But if you are just gonna do SMS, calls, and browsing, the battery life wins. Processor won't matter so much.ReplyDelete
The dual core Snapdragons on the Thrill are pretty fast (same as the processor on the HTC Desire X), Where is a bit weak it graphics because of the Adreno 203 graphics chip. For a comminications device and light gaming it should do fine.Delete
Does it support a video call? And the battery, you can't find a replacement battery for sale.NoneReplyDelete
I don't have a unit with me. Best I can do is direct to a group of Cloudfone Thrill 430x users:Delete
looking for thrill 430x unit and batt? contact me at 09063347777. meetup for pickup in trinoma or alphaland.ReplyDelete
"an enormous 4160MHz battery", you say? >_>ReplyDelete
when will the upgrade for Cloudfone Excite 500d be available?ReplyDelete
Am patronizing cherry mobile phones before but this time am converted to Claudfone it's really best phone I ever had nothing to compare in any others reasonable price with durable quality name in terms of brand.ReplyDelete