Arc Mobile is a new player in the local smartphone industry. They’ll be competing against the more established brands like Starmobile, Cherry Mobile, and MyPhone. A few weeks ago Arc Mobile launched several new products ranging from smartphones to tablets. For smartphones they had two lines — the NITRO series which are all running Android Jelly Bean and the Prime series which are more affordable and entry-level. All of the devices were actually priced very competitively but the one that stood out the most was the Arc Mobile Nitro 450D, their quad-core smartphone offering for just Php6,200.
Meet the Nitro 450D
The only downer really here is that it just runs 512MB RAM. We’d definitely love to get our hands on a unit so we can put it through the paces. That’s really the only way to determine if the device offers good value for money or not. Anyway, it’s still quite a head-turner and an attention grabber. You rarely see “Quad-core CPU”, “Android 4.2”, and “Php6,200” all in one sentence, hehe.
Other Arc Mobile Smartphones
The Nitro 400D has a 1GHz dual core A9 processor, dual camera, dual sim, and 3G connectivity. SRP is P3,990.
Phablet-like Nitro 500D has the same 1GHz dual core A9 processor as the Nitro 400D but with a 5-inch WVGA screen. The 5-megapixel camera has BSI (Back Side Illumination) sensor which takes good photos in low light conditions. SRP is P4,795.
The Arc Mobile Prime 350 is the most affordable among bunch with only P2,600 SRP. It has analog TV, 3.5 inch HVGA screen, a single core 1Ghz processor and a small 256MB RAM.
Arc Mobile’s tablet offering, the Tab 700M has a 7-inch WVGA screen, 1GHz single core processor, dual camera and dual sim capacity. Specs are a little low for a tablet but its is justifiable with its P3,990 pricetag.
Interested to buy? If yes then just head on over to the various stores of Memoxpress (they have shops in SM Cyberzones). If ever you guys get your hands on a unit or two let us know what you think and we’ll publish it here as a review.